DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries

 
You are viewing 1st place.
2nd
Portfolio Images
Almost midnight...
1st PlaceAlmost midnight...
IreneM


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Camera Movement (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Oct 27, 2009
Aperture: f11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2 s
Galleries: Still Life, Textures
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2009

As much as I love my huband, I prefer to be on my own when I’m photographing something…
I wish he could have taken a photo of me trying to get this shot, though. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, now that I think about it ;-) he was out at the time.
As you know, I do most of my shots on the ceramic top of my cooker. I wanted to get a bit higher up this time and I must have looked like a complete nutcase standing on a pile of books in front of the cooker, resting my forehead against the exhaust hood to steady myself and have both hands free to focus on the pocket watch and then move the camera in a wavey movement to the right.
As usual, I took loads of shots and had ones with and without the reflection. I liked this one the best because the reflection under the watch and golden swoosh (thanks for that lovely description 21_F.gif colorcarnival) made me think of the graceful movements of a whale with a smaller fish swimming under it (o.k., I admit to having a lot of imagination ;-)
For 21.gif Rino63: Thanks for your fair vote. The watch was never moved, absolutely no object movement. Also the flash was definitely not flashed on second curtain (never even thought about it). The flash was lying on the same surface as the watch but was pointing away from the whole scene into a darker corner. I placed a packet of teabags between the flash and watch to eliminate/reduce any blown out areas on the metal rim of the watch.
As always, my thanks for the comments, faves, votes and score. Also a big thanks for the ribbon, I'm so thrilled!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 104
Avg (all users): 6.8274
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1667
Avg (non-participants): 7.0349
Views since voting: 6454
Views during voting: 443
Votes: 226
Comments: 54
Favorites: 10 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
11/11/2009 01:14:43 AM
The description of you shooting in your kitchen is hilarious and sounds a lot like me. In the house I lived in for four year (until a year and a half ago), I always shot in the kitchen because it had the most room, but the kitchen was on the ground floor and had a giant 3'x5' window that opened onto a busy alley. I provided great entertainment to the people at the bar on the other side of that alley : )

And lovely picture! : ) The detail in the blur is beautiful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2009 03:01:07 PM
Originally posted by Debbi:

I cannot visualize this with any explanation. I wish there was a setup shot challenge. A 'cooker'? Is that a stove or what? When you say cooker I think of a slow cooker type pot that you put food in like stew and it cooks for 10 hours. Flash was bounced? in a corner?
Man, Irene, you just blow me away (that means I love your work)
Debbi

Thanks Debbi. By cooker, I mean the top (ceramic surface) of my stove.
11/08/2009 09:15:30 AM
I cannot visualize this with any explanation. I wish there was a setup shot challenge. A 'cooker'? Is that a stove or what? When you say cooker I think of a slow cooker type pot that you put food in like stew and it cooks for 10 hours. Flash was bounced? in a corner?
Man, Irene, you just blow me away (that means I love your work)
Debbi
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/07/2009 06:56:59 PM
hi, only now I read your comment and explanation on the photo setup. thank you for the details of the illumination, I think that is a clever use of the flash. congrats for your ribbon (and obviously I go up to 10 without doubt!)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/06/2009 08:34:42 AM
Time flies. Oh that is so cliche and this image deserves much more than that. Nice going, Irene!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/06/2009 06:35:41 AM
Nicely done Irene. Simple, but tasteful and well executed (as ususal!).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2009 03:30:09 PM
Congrats on the blue!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2009 02:13:11 AM
Wonderful shot, very creative! Big congrats ! Hast Du wieder richtig gut gemacht!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 07:52:50 PM
Very nice Irene, extremely creative. Congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 04:14:57 PM
Irene, you and your cooker have given us muuuuch pleasure over the years :) Thank you for this most recent enjoyment! And Congratulations on top honors with this amazing photography!

  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 01:50:24 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon!! you worked hard in midnight and it worth because the result is so wonderful!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 12:44:49 PM
You are so wonderfully clever. Congrats on another blue ribbon. This is a perfect image for this challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 12:27:25 PM
great shot Irene very dali-esque and very deserving of the blue
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 11:59:25 AM
Very good work Irene. Congrats on the Blue
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 11:40:13 AM
I gave this one a 10...well deserved win! I can't believe some of the low votes this shot got! Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 10:21:22 AM
Fantastic job, Irene! Congrats on the blue!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 08:21:17 AM
Goooooooooooooooooo Irene! Excellent finish! Fantastic picture! Congrats on the blue!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 08:01:17 AM
Congrats, Beautiful Image. I am glad to see you did so well with this entry.
Dale
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 07:37:28 AM
I really like that whale and smaller fish description :) Congrats on the blue!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 07:22:48 AM
Congratulations!!!Very unique image!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 06:41:04 AM
Muchos Congratulate Irene
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 06:29:33 AM
Hey Congratulations! Love it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 06:16:19 AM
I love everything about this, Irene! Wonderful shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 04:21:20 AM
Great concept and execution Irene. Congrats on your ribbon
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 03:45:24 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_831479.gif

Aaaah, so you DID break the other stamp... ;-) Thanks for making another one.
11/04/2009 03:41:48 AM
Irene

Congrats to another Blue!
It feels OK to be beaten by you and your lovely photo.

Peter
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 03:14:43 AM
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_831479.gif
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 01:28:07 AM
fantastic image Irene and well deserved blue
your a real inspiration
thanks for sharing the shot details
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 01:02:48 AM
[giggles] I love reading your photographer comments Irene. Congratulations on the blue, you worked hard for it! ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 12:58:39 AM
Beautiful image and unique effect. Congratulations on one more blue, Irene!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 12:51:41 AM
Huge congrats Irene !!! Super cool creation and actually well thought out too. Love it and into my favs.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 12:48:07 AM
Congrats Irene. This is exactly what I saw in the challenge (and did with my entry), hand movement of the camera and no other 'tricks'. I am glad this came in Blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 12:41:54 AM
great shot. nice technique, thanks for sharing how. congrats on the blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 12:39:55 AM
Congrats Irene on a very interesting shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 12:29:09 AM
i'm speechless irene .. you're such an artist .. i love your imaginative approach to the challenges and your end result is always .. ALWAYS .. amazing .. this is one of my favourites of yours .. the watch looks alive .. as if its swimming ..
congratulations on another well deserved ribbon .. i think you may be running out'v room for them on your profile page .. !!..:)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 12:19:13 AM
Redheads win more ribbons. Cunning.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 12:14:33 AM
You did a fantastic job here Irene. 'gratz
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 12:14:30 AM
This was in my top two. Great job!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 12:09:35 AM
One of my top Three! I was watching this one! lol Great work and congratulations on the ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 12:05:15 AM
Awesome shot Irene! One of my favorites from the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/03/2009 10:48:47 PM
I think I'd like this better without the reflection, but I still like it. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/02/2009 11:29:07 PM
Time flies when you are having fun :) I love the golden swoosh.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/02/2009 03:20:11 PM
mmm as my personal opinion seems that there is an object movement with the flash on the second curtain of the camera. 8 but with the doubt of the dnmc.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/31/2009 09:19:04 AM
Hope this ribbons.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/31/2009 03:37:13 AM
Similar concept to my entry, handheld, camera panned... Good end result on the watch and reflection adds to the appeal.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/30/2009 07:35:38 AM
Great technic and nicely exectuted.
Good work. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/30/2009 01:01:11 AM
Superb! Love the movement, composition, colors. A lovely image I keep coming back to.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/29/2009 11:47:29 PM
Well done, nice wave, rear curtain flash worked well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/29/2009 09:23:12 PM
9
:)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/28/2009 10:47:35 PM
very evocative! more by far than just your usual product shot...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/28/2009 06:19:21 PM
Absolutely the best of the challenge!! Excellent work.

Irene is this yours?
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_606519.jpg

Message edited by author 2009-11-04 05:58:50.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/28/2009 02:36:57 PM
great image, and great title
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/28/2009 12:09:37 PM
love this effect 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/28/2009 01:19:10 AM
I think the photo might do better without the reflection.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2017 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 11/22/2017 03:27:37 AM EST.