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terje


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Challenge: Stopped Motion II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: My cribe in Oslo
Date: Sep 17, 2004
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2500s
Galleries: Action, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2004

Simpel setup, black background, two flashes from the sides and 100mm macro F.8. Cracked 20+ bulbs to get the timing right.

PS: This was taken the same day I got my 20D! It's among the first pictures taken with it.


Outtakes are here: Gallery

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 170
Avg (all users): 7.3958
Avg (commenters): 8.6786
Avg (participants): 7.3482
Avg (non-participants): 7.4375
Views since voting: 14975
Views during voting: 553
Votes: 240
Comments: 64
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11/16/2004 08:15:52 AM
Fantastic

10
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10/03/2004 07:41:01 AM
good luck with the 20D.This is an intense, creative and very inspiring shot. congratulations on a well deserved ribbon.
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10/02/2004 04:33:15 AM
Very, very beautiful!
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10/01/2004 12:53:31 PM
Dynamic and interesting! Keep up the good work!
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09/29/2004 04:55:09 AM
very creative. Nice lighting position. Congrats!

Message edited by author 2004-09-29 04:56:07.
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09/28/2004 07:21:13 PM
Congrats!
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09/28/2004 02:34:07 PM
Wow, great work! Timing just in time, wonderful stopped motion! :-) Thanks for the description, I hope you will have a good time with your new camera. Way to go! :-)
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09/28/2004 05:42:44 AM
Thank you all for your comments! Very much appriciated!

Jacko now owes me a beer (or was it a case of beer?) for getting the first 20D ribbon. :-)

Butterflusis, rayg544 and Jmlelii: I used the hammer to crack the bulbs.
Zoomdak: I only had one shot per bulb. :-)
wkoffel: No audio trigger here unfortunately. My friend Vidar and I listened to Velvet Revolver, and on beat he cracked and I shot. :)
Kiwiness: They were all new.

I started off with some cheap bulbs from a Nille shop, the bulb quality wasn't good and the bulbs cracked instantly. I then bought Ikea bulbs, and the result was the same. Finally I bought some Osram bulbs 60watt (this is high quality bulbs). Vidar had to use FULL FORCE with the hammer to crack the bulbs, and when they cracked they practically exploded. At one point I got glass hitting me, and I got a couple of small cuts in the face and on my trigger arm.
The whole experience was very enjoyable. Most fun shooting experience for a challenge.

Again, thank you ALL for your comments.
09/28/2004 02:09:57 AM
Did you use new or blown bulbs for this? Congrats on the win Terje!
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09/27/2004 06:50:18 PM
Incredible shot! What did you use to actually break the bulb? This is a favorite. Super job.
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09/27/2004 05:16:40 PM
Congratulations, really impressive work!
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09/27/2004 09:53:33 AM
Congrats man! :D
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09/27/2004 07:32:25 AM
Congrats Terje with your ORIGINAL SHOT! ;-P
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09/27/2004 07:26:57 AM
Congratulations Terje. Excellent shot!
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09/27/2004 07:18:15 AM
Congratulations Terje...this is a really great image!!! Woo Hoo!!! :o)
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09/27/2004 07:16:28 AM
Congratulations on the Blue. Nicely done. You got some great stuff in your portfolio too. Keep it coming.
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09/27/2004 06:35:10 AM
Oh yeah, welcome to the Masters :)
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09/27/2004 05:20:53 AM
Simply stunning. Every now and then a photo appears here that just amazes me, and this one definitely has. Great stuff and congratulations on a very well deserved blue :)

Go 20D!!!!! (As I picked mine up 30 mins ago and am waiting for the battery to charge ;)
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09/27/2004 04:58:36 AM
Woot! First Blue Ribbon with a 20D! Congrats Terje.

edit: forgot the 20D part :)

Message edited by author 2004-09-27 06:16:18.
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09/27/2004 03:42:56 AM
Congrats on the blue. Well deserved for technical excellence.
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09/27/2004 03:39:33 AM
Congratulations. This is an Excellent shot. 20D wins a Blue! (And the photographer did their bit also!)
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09/27/2004 03:24:26 AM
Congrats on getting the first 20D blue ribbon;)
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09/27/2004 02:18:53 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon! I'm suprised you only went through 20+ bulbs. It would have taken me 100000+ !! Well deserved first place!
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09/27/2004 01:20:31 AM
Congrats on the blue Terje!
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09/27/2004 01:14:48 AM
Congrats on the number 1 placement. Nice job!
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09/27/2004 12:11:30 AM
wonderful image. great lighting and tones nd perfectly stopped action. congrats on the blue!
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09/27/2004 12:07:50 AM
By far the most impressive contender in this challange. My warm congratulations on your blue.
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09/27/2004 12:05:45 AM
Congrats...and only about 20 trys..right on..I'd be "broke" if I tried to take this pic.
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09/27/2004 12:04:33 AM
How did you crack the glass?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2004 10:38:49 PM
Very nice shot. One of the best at defining the challenge. Super!
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09/26/2004 09:50:14 PM
Nice captures, definatly fits the theme. One take per lightbulb (unless multi shutter burst). II am wondering how many takes you had?
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09/26/2004 01:43:08 PM
So wonderfully crisp! Perfect in b&w! The only puzzle to me is the silvery rod coming down from the top, but I assume that's the object that broke the bulb. Classic exercise in stop motion.
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09/26/2004 11:10:26 AM
That's pretty dam good. Ladies and Gentalmen, I think we have a winner :-)
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09/26/2004 03:23:36 AM
Wow! You sure caught this one well. Was anybody hurt in the process?
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09/26/2004 01:55:46 AM
Is Kiwi playing with light bulbs again?
TC
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09/25/2004 11:03:53 PM
Beautifully executed. The lighting is wonderful.
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09/24/2004 11:24:37 PM
Well thats taking the broken lightbulb from the smoke challenge a step further... very cool indeed.
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09/24/2004 10:45:09 PM
excellent shot, hope this was the first try and not the 10th!
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09/24/2004 03:24:54 PM
Wow, this is a great shot and a great idea. It's just a little dark (I didn't see the hammer at first glance) but I don't really care because the exploding glass is really cool.
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09/24/2004 10:22:10 AM
Maybe a bit over shapned. very good timing
Some parts look like they have tiny motion blur
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09/24/2004 08:05:30 AM
Stunning!!
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09/24/2004 04:56:38 AM
good timing shot, well done
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09/23/2004 11:46:16 AM
Great stop motion image that has wonderful duotones and interesting composition. The low-key really makes the subject stand out and this image has great impact. Very well done.
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09/22/2004 07:00:58 PM
An eye popper ! Wonder how many bulbs you used? A serious ribbon contender in my mind. -10-
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09/22/2004 04:26:46 PM
Wow! When I was previsualizing something for this challenge, I could see this image (albeit without the hammer) and also one of a balloon popping. I didn't submit anything because I had no idea how to accomplish it. Hopefully, your description will tell me. In the meantime, fantastic timing, great focus, really wonderful detail, contrasts and tones. Exactly what one would imaging for a "Stopped Motion". Congratulations and good luck.
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09/22/2004 04:14:18 PM
I must say that I prefer this shot over the other similar blowing up shot. It's much better in B&W.
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09/22/2004 01:19:52 PM
Was this shot with a pellet? Nice work, like the B + W, and Great frame! Good Stuff!
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09/21/2004 10:03:49 PM
I love this photo, the emotion portrayed through this shattered inanimate object is awesome.
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09/21/2004 09:05:32 PM
Nice photo! a "10" from me.
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09/21/2004 08:22:54 PM
I love your B & W processing/treatment. Brilliantly crisp.
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09/21/2004 03:42:32 PM
cool! well done!
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09/21/2004 03:23:55 PM
one of the best in this challenge, you've realy captured the moment
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09/21/2004 01:53:32 PM
Quite an image with impeccable technique. All I can say is, "Wow !"
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09/21/2004 09:26:14 AM
very nice catch!!! is it me or did you sharpen this image a bit to much... the edges seem to be a bit harsh
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09/20/2004 11:20:47 PM
this is just great...awesome job
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09/20/2004 01:14:39 PM
Nice action. Harold Edgerton (the person who first photographed this) would be proud.
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09/20/2004 09:06:05 AM
shew gotta be a winner!
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09/20/2004 07:49:38 AM
only one comment and one question:

Comment: WOW.
Question: any many bulbs had to give up their life for this shot?!
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09/20/2004 07:18:40 AM
I love this photo but I hate the fact that it's super over sharpened. it totally takes away from the image. I would have given this a 9 but I'm gonna give it a 5 instead.
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09/20/2004 03:14:02 AM
This is such a great motion capture. If I'm being picky, I would say that the orientation of this shot looks like it would be better either 90 degrees CCW or upside-down since something seems odd about the hammer standing on its head. But that's a minor point - this is a really great shot.
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09/20/2004 02:18:29 AM
I see a ribbon !!
very cool and perfect timing..
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09/20/2004 12:47:13 AM
timing done with an audio trigger perhaps? either that, or a damn lot of bulbs! great shot. impressive, technical, and aesthetic. congrats.
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09/20/2004 12:20:08 AM
Hmmm, Gary, looks like you are up for another ribbon with this! Well done!
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09/20/2004 12:10:29 AM
Wonderful capture.
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