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Predators in the Darkness
Predators in the Darkness

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Challenge: Night Shot II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Lexington Tunnel
Date: Oct 16, 2004
Aperture: 13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 300/10
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2004

This shot was accomplished using one single long exposure, while the girls were hit with a flash, moved, and were hit with a flash again several times. It was terribly cold, which gave their skin some interesting tones.

The image has been had a small contrast adjustment, been cropped, framed, and unsharp masked.

Place: 78 out of 182
Avg (all users): 5.5974
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.6034
Avg (non-participants): 5.5913
Views since voting: 1401
Views during voting: 611
Votes: 231
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/10/2005 10:21:41 AM
Very well done. I have played with this technique a few times and have never gotten this good of results.
11/01/2004 04:15:48 PM
I just came back and wanted to say how I loved this image, I was really stunned to read some of the negative comments...aside from overly puritain and constipated ones...what blows my mind is that some people, who do not grasp the technique, assumed it was a composite. pretty sad.
10/25/2004 01:38:11 AM
Don't pay attention to all those that complain, they are just jealous, 'cause they have no idea that the coolest things can be done without photoshop.
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10/25/2004 12:51:17 AM
I've been very suprised by the dramatic contrast in reactions to this shot. These girls did a fantastic job of creating powerful and sensual imagery without being distasteful in the least. The image was validated so I really don't understand the continual accusations that it was a composite, especially considering the image placing 8th in the "Defining Feature" challenge being shot using the exact same technique.

A sincere thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, and especially comment.
10/25/2004 12:26:18 AM
That's what i figured =)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2004 11:58:07 PM
Nice, nice, nice! Can't wait to see how this was done. The biggest lady looks like she's gotten a flash right between the eyes, which is not very cool. Also i don't think the square composition here adds to the shot. The predators are supposed to be dynamic, so i would make it horizontal. 8 because of these two things.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/24/2004 09:43:40 PM
this is a comp! how can this posibly be allowed? no matter since it's crass and poorly shot in any case!
10/24/2004 07:29:26 PM
Very neat photo! 10!
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10/23/2004 04:52:08 PM
returning for comments
A very nice composition fitting the challenge well while avoiding a rest from the typical over exposed night shot. Nice work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/23/2004 04:07:48 PM
its cool... but there is something missing in the composition... something else then Rock chicks?

Dunno what it is, but there is something....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/23/2004 03:25:31 PM
10/21/2004 05:15:32 AM
I'm speachless - I have to say this is one of the best images I have seen in a long time. Did you use the black card technique for this? The composition is amazing, the lighting just right and you obviously had a clear idea in your mind when you were shooting this. (10) - I'd give you more if I could :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/20/2004 05:08:37 PM
I see what you want, but to me it doesn't work well. Possibly to busy or no eye directing subject.
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10/19/2004 11:32:39 PM
Looks like you did this with a strobe light on a timer. That is an awsome creative idea. I like it. Excellent work.
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10/19/2004 03:03:38 PM
I thnik this would have been an awsome shot without the multiples....the concept and the erotica was more than enough...siill I give you a 9
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10/19/2004 01:39:14 PM
Pretty spooky. Since this is validated I assume is one shot done with multiple exposures. If so, very good job as I do not see any trails. Great imagination.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/19/2004 11:03:31 AM
You have nice models... wish you got more focus at foreground.
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10/19/2004 10:05:02 AM
No thanks.
10/19/2004 12:02:22 AM
I'm glad it says it's been validated, it sure looks like several photos pasted together.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 10:03:27 PM
I feel sorry for them
10/18/2004 08:53:38 PM
Amazing shot, I would be very interested in knowing how this was done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 07:38:36 PM
Interesting composition and a good idea.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 01:04:26 PM
Nice long exposure! I actually would have loved it better if the exposure of the couple crouching in the far corner with the flash-lit ground/wall were the Only exposure leaving the rest in black negative space, for me personally that would have made a stunning & powerful shot in this cropping....but as it is, it is a fine job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 07:35:29 AM
this is a composite?
10/18/2004 01:22:44 AM
This is an amazing capture! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 12:11:23 AM
This is awesome! I love the busy atmosphere
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