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The Power of the Dark Side
The Power of the Dark Side

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Challenge: Long Exposure IV (Minimal Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A350
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 24-50/4
Location: My home
Date: Sep 18, 2008
Aperture: f4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 15s
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2008

Lot more effort than the result shows. Lighting was with two glowsticks (taped to the back of the helmet and cloak). Standing very still for 15 seconds to get the light saber to glow was very hard. I tried some moving shots of the light saber but none of them really worked.

On a calibrated monitor this looks passable with a nice siloette. On a cheap LCD or Laptop monitor, I am guessing folks just saw a glowing red streak and wondered what I was thinking. Live and learn.

Place: 120 out of 127
Avg (all users): 4.1275
Avg (commenters): 4.3333
Avg (participants): 4.0741
Avg (non-participants): 4.1579
Views since voting: 653
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 149
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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09/26/2008 02:25:46 AM
Works perfectly on my probably too bright monitor. Love the simple composition and the bright red against the dark green and the black.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2008 11:04:32 PM
Kinda static, did you try moving the light saber?
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09/22/2008 04:39:36 AM
09/21/2008 05:58:02 AM
Pretty good idea but the figure is just a wee bit too dark to make out clearly on one of my monitors - this could be hurting your vote a bit.
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09/20/2008 09:43:22 AM
I'd put some more light on the figure.
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09/20/2008 08:40:03 AM
funny shot - my kids have those lightsabers too - the fuzzy edges to the silhouette take it down a bit
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09/19/2008 10:05:18 AM
The silhouette is a good idea. Light saber would look more impressive if it were sharper (focus-wise).
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09/19/2008 08:40:13 AM
LoL, this reminds me of that youtube joke that some guy did to his wife using the Darth Vader Mask and lightsaber. It was too funny. I was rolling down laughing. I stil laugh at the vid until this day.
Here is a link to the video for your enjoyment
Darth Vader scares the crap outta his wife
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