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Obey the Laws of Optics // Laser Games
Obey the Laws of Optics // Laser Games
MrYu


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Authority (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Now a very stinky kitchen
Date: Nov 23, 2004
Galleries: Still Life, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2004

Two laser pointers $20
One Nikon 60/2.8D micro $520
One LED flashlight $32
A pack of Winstons $3

Seeing physics at work
right in front of you: Priceless.

The hardest part is to aim the lasers and to light the whole thing with a flashlight while blowing smoke to make the lasers visible, and hitting the camera remote at the same time.

I know it would be better composition-wise if light was coming from the left. Didn't think about it at the time.

Basic and trivial post processing. I wish it was advanced editing, so i could clone out the glare from the lasers in front of the lens.


Statistics
Place: 57 out of 149
Avg (all users): 5.1429
Avg (commenters): 6.1538
Avg (participants): 4.9136
Avg (non-participants): 5.2330
Views since voting: 963
Views during voting: 446
Votes: 287
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
12/05/2004 10:50:17 AM
Very clever, great picture although a bit off the challenge subject.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2004 07:59:02 PM
Great idea!
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11/30/2004 07:02:52 PM
Authority? Okay, If you say so...
The thing I like best about this image is that it's a Nikkor lens. lol
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11/30/2004 06:54:53 PM
Very eye catching. Which way is the laser entering the lens? Cool photo. A bit of a stretch to meet the challenge to me. Is the blue tone intentional?
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11/30/2004 02:44:38 PM
Even though it stretches the limits of the challenge, it is a very interesting shot.
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11/30/2004 06:13:51 AM
wow you have nice toy to play with.
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11/28/2004 07:29:52 AM
interesting image, quite sure it was not too easy to set up. unfortunately, without the title, i'd see no tie to the challenge. also, the hotspot on the lens is somewhat distracting.
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11/27/2004 11:55:07 AM
nice but it would maybe be better is it had some more beams and then it would look cool but hey that is my opinion....
9
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11/27/2004 03:50:53 AM
This is cool.... I don't know that I connect natural laws with authority so much.... but once again... this is cool - 7.
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11/27/2004 03:09:39 AM
I love the shot. I just don't think it fits this category.
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11/25/2004 04:32:14 PM
Great idea but could be improved in lighting and some minor stuff, anyway I give this one a 8
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11/24/2004 04:09:36 PM
nice pic, not sure it says "authority" to me
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11/24/2004 12:40:31 PM
Very nice interpretation of authority. I never thought about the laws of nature. I know you couldn't help that, but the light on the bottom on the right side doesn't fit into the composition. I don't like the dark backgound because the lens is dark too. But there's no other way to show the laser, except if you used some smoke. You might have used a cigarette. I don't want to encourage you to smoke, though!
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11/24/2004 08:33:18 AM
Very good shot as well as a nice play with physics!
Most people do not understand what light will do when it passes through the various optics in a lens.
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11/24/2004 02:22:23 AM
Does not fit the challenge well.
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11/24/2004 01:16:23 AM
Hmm...not quite making the connection with authority, but nice shot of the laser.
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