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Broken Motion
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Jacko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Motion (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Grand Falls, NB Basement
Date: Dec 8, 2002
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5 seconds
Galleries: Fashion
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2002

Looks like a strobe light, but it's not. I bought a little fan for $1.00 and attached a cardboard circle on it and cut out a hole approximately 2 x 2 inches on one side. Placed the spining circle in front of the lens. Used a 500W light source. The subject is my cute wife who suffered through many takes to get it just right. The little black line on the right is a crease in the material I used for the background. It was driving me crazy, so I ironed it out. I never got a satisfactory shot after that. Sharpened a bit and darkened the colours in Paint Shop Pro.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 167
Avg (all users): 7.3750
Avg (commenters): 8.7000
Avg (participants): 7.4074
Avg (non-participants): 7.3500
Views since voting: 8226
Votes: 248
Comments: 46
Favorites: 51 (view)


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07/02/2004 07:37:11 AM
Respect to you for an ingenuitive approach. Excellent and inspirational.
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12/18/2002 04:17:18 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Jacko,

This is a neat shot. I think you had a very creative idea and did a nice job of executing it. There are lots of ways to achieve this same effect also... you can wave a piece of black paper in front of the lens as well :) The wow factor in this photo definitely lies in the 'how'd he do that?'

There are several ways you could have solved your background issue as well... primarily, your model needed to be further away from the background. She is too close to it for an F8 / 2.5" exposure to not include detail of the surroundings. I believe that F4 at 2.5" would have improved the overall image by brightening up your subject a little more :) the color is weak and there is a hint of the tungsten yellow glow that may have been avoidable with either white balance settings or some level adjustments.

Congrats on first place and two weeks in a row :)

John Setzler
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12/16/2002 01:21:19 PM
Wonderful shot! Excellent win! Well deserved.
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12/16/2002 10:42:22 AM
congratulations! and awesome idea for a "strobe-light". must add that to the growing list of things to try that i'm learning from other dpcers. thanks :)
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12/16/2002 09:04:44 AM
Interesting explanation -- I really thought you used a strobe light here... very cool! Congrats on 1st!!
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12/16/2002 08:20:38 AM
Ok Jacko. Nice job. Im happy also I got my first tens, 4 of them. Keep up the great work.....
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12/16/2002 06:59:19 AM
Congrats, Jacko. Aren't you getting a bit fed up of winning?
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12/16/2002 06:42:48 AM
Congratulations Jacques,

Great job, I was even more amazed with your winning picture after I read your account of how it was produced. You must have a very patient and enduring wife. I am especially pleased to see a fellow Canadian achieve such a high acknowledgment two weeks in a row, you must be delighted. Particularly, when you consider the high level of competition at the DPC site. Keep up the good work.

Cheers,
Michael Martin
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12/16/2002 06:35:13 AM
Mommy, Mommy, they gave another purty ribbon :)

Wow, thanks guys for the generous votes and comments, again. I'll try to post one of those "How'd they do that" things later this week. My little "invention" (see my Photographer's comments) is really fun to work with.

I'll also post a link to some more varations of my shot here.

Gotta go work. Nice way to start my week. Lol
12/16/2002 04:35:27 AM
Congrats: you were my favorite!
Awesome technique. Was thinking of something similar myself, but did not try it because I thought it would not work.
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12/16/2002 02:53:08 AM
Well-done! Reminds me of one of those Indian goddess statues.
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12/16/2002 01:55:57 AM
Well Done Jacko again
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12/16/2002 12:20:14 AM
You are sizzling you are so hot! Way to go Jacko! Great shot.
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12/16/2002 12:16:34 AM
Congrats Jacko ... Two in a row, way to go ... This was my only ten in this challenge ...

Bob
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2002 01:58:19 PM
Wow, I love it nice positioning and lighting. Now tell me how you did that?
Great work!!!
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12/15/2002 11:10:20 AM
Excellent. Getting the even motion of the arms must have been hard.
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12/14/2002 11:22:06 PM
VERY cool!
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12/13/2002 11:56:02 PM
Great shot. I love this. 10
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12/13/2002 11:00:07 AM
Great work!! good luck. BTW I would title it more daring :-)
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12/13/2002 10:42:10 AM
Very nice!!! Simple but effective.
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12/13/2002 05:43:54 AM
The only thing that would improve this shot is if the arm trails were a little bolder. This is excellent. I love the symmetry. It is a very well done shot. - Inspzil
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12/12/2002 07:34:30 PM
Cool shot, great composition. I just wish it was a little more lit. Good luck!
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12/12/2002 06:10:40 PM
Great idea and great execution. Is this a self portrait as well? I would have liked to see the face. Black space below thighs could have been cropped out. It draws your eye away from the subject.
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12/12/2002 12:25:19 PM
Very cool! 8
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12/12/2002 03:32:00 AM
Very cool! was this done with a strobe? It looks fabulous, that must have taken a lot of practice to get right! I love how the legs fade out into the background. Overall well done!
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12/11/2002 09:16:12 PM
i love this shot
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12/11/2002 05:52:42 PM
a great image. Very effectively done. Only minor gripe is the overall orangy cast
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12/11/2002 05:42:21 PM
1)Does this Fit the Challenge? (8)
2)Color:(7)
3)Composition(7)
4)Focus:(5)
5)Background(7)
6)Lighting(7)
7)Does the Title fit Photo:(6)

Overall Score 6.71 rounded to 7

Commentary:
You have done a very good Job here. I like this shot. Good Portrait and I will tell you why. You take notice to the little things. I like the fact that the back of the hands are not showing. You broke the wrists at every stop. Obviously you know Portraits. The light could have been a little lighter but you did get your point across. Wonderful.
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12/11/2002 02:36:31 PM
Very well done, both composition wise and technically. The lighting definetly deservs applaus. Good luck!
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12/11/2002 01:08:39 AM
Very well done! Great lighting!
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12/10/2002 04:06:07 PM
wow! The first 10 I gave for this challenge... KAOS
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12/10/2002 12:54:29 PM
very nice...
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12/10/2002 07:44:18 AM
good shot--8
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12/10/2002 01:34:03 AM
Wow this is a great shot. Looks like a ribbon shot to me.
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12/09/2002 10:09:11 PM
This is really done well. Fantastic work.
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12/09/2002 09:52:51 PM
Great symmetry
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12/09/2002 09:14:37 PM
This is fantastic and I thnk it will be the winner! I love the Indian feel to it. Good Luck!
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12/09/2002 01:41:52 PM
This picture should be close to #1, but I don't understand the broken part. I think it should be continous or circular, because this picture demonstrates the continuity of motion that there is a point A before point B.
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12/09/2002 12:58:43 PM
Definitely one of my favorites this week! Very well done -- I'm amazed at how well you were able to evenly space her arms. Did you use a strobe light for this? I'll be curious to learn more. - 10!
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12/09/2002 12:09:07 PM
Neat Photo! ;) jgillard10
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12/09/2002 11:20:17 AM
This is very "Thai" - love the shapes and symmetry. And the darkness surrounding her. I'd like more crop below and more included at top.
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12/09/2002 11:16:49 AM
I changed this vote from an 8 to a 9... this is very nice. If I were forced to cahnge something I might have had her wear a yellow shirt.... to give a sun-like effect... or maybe wear some fake tattoos on her arms to give more character to the fluttering arms... actually nevermind me, I'm rambling. :D
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12/09/2002 09:54:34 AM
This is wonderful. The sleeves of her shirt in motion give her a winged appearance. I love the pose. With her head down, I feel the emphasis is on the motion and not her face. The red shirt is perfect. A definite 10.
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12/09/2002 09:06:57 AM
fantastic!
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12/09/2002 07:59:11 AM
Very well done! Gave it a 9 for meeting the challenge topic and for it's idea. Could be a little brighter though, but still one of my very few favorits.
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12/09/2002 04:31:31 AM
Very nicely done.
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