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Sparkling personality
2nd PlaceSparkling personality
timmi


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Challenge: Painting with Light (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: Toronto, at home
Date: Jan 25, 2004
Aperture: f-11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 16 sec.
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2004

Nicholas was standing in front of my husband Tony, who was tracing the outline of his body with lit sparkler.

Camera set to the maximum time (16 seconds), with the highest aperture (f-11) and the lowest ISO (100).

This was not the best challnege for me. I would have kept trying for better shot, but I run out of spaklers. This photo was just for the fun of it.

Feb. 2, 2004: Well, what do you know. I have guessed wrong. I thought this would not do well. It was certainly fun for the whole Pascal bunch :-))

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 120
Avg (all users): 7.1590
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.2793
Views since voting: 17017
Votes: 195
Comments: 57
Favorites: 23 (view)


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02/05/2004 08:01:10 AM
Congrats! Very creative. I bet you had fun with this shot.
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02/04/2004 10:01:30 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon, a stunning shot and one which brought back some happy memories.
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02/04/2004 12:17:56 AM
Thank you so much everyone for the great feedback. This was so much fun.

My son is very proud of the photo too, as he was so scared of the flames. But it was very harmless and tought him that if you use it with care, sparkles can be lots of fun.
02/03/2004 09:22:11 AM
Great job. I tried doing this last July 4th, but couldn't get an assistant brave enough! Kept getting scared about the sparks. Your results are better and closer to the human form than mine. Good job.
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02/02/2004 04:45:14 PM
congrats Nella! It's a breath taking pic.
And you also had fun while producing it:
Double marks!! =)
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02/02/2004 02:35:25 PM
great work! congrats!
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02/02/2004 11:17:51 AM
Quite fabulous -- well done -- many congrats!
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02/02/2004 10:25:35 AM
Very creative... my favorite of the challenge. Congrats!
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02/02/2004 09:15:06 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Looks like it was fun to do! :-)
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02/02/2004 07:37:48 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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02/02/2004 04:36:54 AM
Congrats - so glad this won a ribbon!
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02/02/2004 04:25:53 AM
Congrats from another Timmy... This was my favorite!
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02/02/2004 12:30:23 AM
Congrats Timmi... another family teamwork paid off! Great work.
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02/02/2004 12:22:24 AM
Congratulations Timmi!
Very nice
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02/02/2004 12:21:43 AM
wonderful :)
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02/02/2004 12:21:15 AM
Congratulations! Nice one I didnt vote on this but great work
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02/02/2004 12:21:02 AM
congratulations on second place!
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02/02/2004 12:10:03 AM
Congrats...totally cool.Thanks for explaining your method. Amazing.
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02/02/2004 12:08:24 AM
Pretty good for a "just for the fun of it" shot! Congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2004 10:40:54 AM
THE most interesting shot for this challenge. Great idea! This is top-3 guaranteed in my book. I hope you didn't damage your nice floor with the sparks
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02/01/2004 07:35:33 AM
Great pic. Good Luck. If I touched you would I get a shock?
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02/01/2004 07:07:51 AM
Very cool picture. I hope you tell us how you did it.
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01/31/2004 11:38:06 AM
Wonderfully creative and right on the schallange. Do like how the boy is lit by the light. One of my favorits. Good luck
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01/30/2004 04:59:00 PM
I think this is really cool effect. Two things that I might change go with darker socks to make the outfit uniform. Head up maybe looking up to the sky/ceiling instead of down. Just observations it still cool looking.
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01/30/2004 11:30:14 AM
Now that I think of it, I'm surprised not to see more sparkler shots. Good take on the challenge, one of the best.
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01/28/2004 10:31:34 PM
This is how every kid wants to look with sparklers! Very cool!
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01/28/2004 05:18:06 PM
An excellent interpretation of this challenge; just hope you didn't set this guy on fire in the process.
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01/27/2004 10:33:40 PM
nicely done - very cool
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01/27/2004 10:13:17 PM
Great interpretation and use of light.
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01/27/2004 05:43:22 PM
Great image, but I would have like this more with a female nude and a compleat black background (floor included) I think that would have given off just enough light to highlight the female feature, kind of like in the Bond Film Intros.
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01/27/2004 12:53:07 PM
This shot really caught my eye. I love it! Very Very cool!
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01/27/2004 11:40:30 AM
This is one of my favorite techniques! A real joy to see you do this! Fun!!!
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01/27/2004 08:34:55 AM
WOW - 10
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01/27/2004 05:22:31 AM
Wow! Really unique idea!
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01/27/2004 02:24:04 AM
rad!
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01/26/2004 11:55:06 PM
I really liked this shot, it is one of my favorites. Very clever idea that fits right in to the spirit of the contest "painting with light".
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01/26/2004 11:20:27 PM
Finally! A shot that seems to have met the challenge, AND in a creative way! The description of the challenge specifically said to use a non-stationery light source, and practically nobody followed that requirement. And those who DID follow it haven't done nearly the job you have done here, in my opinion. Congrats on an awesome, awesome shot. I hope very much to see this wearing a blue ribbon next week! - 10

Message edited by author 2004-02-02 19:54:22.
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01/26/2004 11:17:54 PM
I'm anxious to see how this one was done. Pretty cool!
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01/26/2004 10:46:05 PM
Very unique. It will be interesting to find out how you did it. 10
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01/26/2004 10:38:03 PM
Good job, this is one of the few that looks like it really meets the challenge
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01/26/2004 09:09:48 PM
Cool effect!
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01/26/2004 05:43:01 PM
How many goes before you set him alight? The only thing I would have tried to do was to keep the sparkler a bit further back to keep light off the hands. On second thoughts.....No. It's right as it is
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01/26/2004 05:40:56 PM
Fun! I like how there is interest in both what the light shines on and the light itself. I wish the floor were as dark as the rest of the background - it reminds us of reality when the photograph it trying to take us away on a flight of fancy.
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01/26/2004 04:58:04 PM
Very nice idea and well executed. The light coming from floor is a bit distracting. Maybe if you had you subject positioned on something less shiny? Over all very good job!
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01/26/2004 02:15:16 PM
Wow. Very cool. My only beef: I wish the subject was looking right into lens.
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01/26/2004 01:35:06 PM
Really really cool. I can't wait to hear what that is and how you did this. Fantastic look and use of light. Good luck.
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01/26/2004 01:29:31 PM
Great setup, good model, super imagination. Good title too! 10
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01/26/2004 11:43:50 AM
This is Great!
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01/26/2004 10:29:45 AM
Fits the challenge to perfection . Well done
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01/26/2004 10:11:01 AM
very well done. 9
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01/26/2004 10:04:54 AM
this photo takes the cake on this round, 10+++ brilliant idea, well executed
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01/26/2004 08:05:58 AM
This is excellent work... by far one of the more creative ideas I have seen in this challenge. I love the idea. I don't know if you tried this or not, but it could have been interesting to see what this would have looked like by putting the sparkler in front of your subject instead of behind. That could have illuminated your subject for a nice effect as well... excellent work :) = 10
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01/26/2004 07:42:14 AM
Excellent picture! I assume someone was standing behind making the outlines!

Good exposure in my opinion!
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01/26/2004 03:40:03 AM
This is really really well done - my only negative would be that it looks like his feet have been chopped off - would have been good to include feet shapes! This image is a lot of fun!
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01/26/2004 03:28:58 AM
I thought of using sparklers but wasn't sure it would work well enough. How wrong I was! Great shot and cleverly done.
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01/26/2004 03:02:39 AM
This is really cool. Nice idea! I hope you didn't get singed.
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01/26/2004 12:46:11 AM
This is great, I'd like to know how this was done. very creative. 10
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