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Challenge: Breaking New Ground (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-V1
Location: San Jose, CA
Date: Jan 17, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2005

I don't expect this to do well, but that's okay. None of my pictures do.

The creativity here isn't so much in the photography as the setup: the DSC-V1 doesn't allow for a whole lot of in-camera customization, so I did what I could. To make this image, I took a blank piece of paper and put little gunpowder balls from leftover 4th of July fireworks onto it, and then lit them with a stick of incense. When they exploded, they left behind the ghost images that you see here.

Inversion of color was done in-camera. Postprocessing was limited to adjusting the levels and running the thing through NeatImage.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 191
Avg (all users): 6.6051
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 6.2673
Avg (non-participants): 6.7410
Views since voting: 3105
Views during voting: 534
Votes: 352
Comments: 35
Favorites: 14 (view)


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08/28/2010 01:49:44 PM
I'd be totally convinced if you told me you attached a telescope to your camera shot a nebula.
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12/12/2006 09:56:22 AM
How did you not ribbon with this?!! In Basic no less!!!!

Pure genius - you can be sure I'll give this a try myself...
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05/02/2005 12:50:23 PM
I really like this image..it does look like a nebula..well thought out and definitely out of the box and into the creative world.
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04/27/2005 10:40:32 AM
This is really cool! I'm gonna try it someday!
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03/17/2005 10:46:32 PM
Simply beautiful...well done!!! 10
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01/28/2005 06:24:50 PM
That's an amazingly realistic effect - maybe next time you WILL expect to do well :P - this certainly deserved everything it got.
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01/28/2005 12:50:37 AM
this is a great image, I ranked it very high and thought it would place much higher. 2s, 3s, and 4s baffle me. Congrats on a terrific piece of creative work, well executed.
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01/27/2005 11:35:40 PM
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Message edited by author 2005-07-12 08:02:39.
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01/27/2005 11:11:49 PM
This was one of the few images that confounded me. The end effect is just spectacular. My congratualtions for finishing in the top 20 and my congratlations for presenting a unique image. Very well done!
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01/26/2005 06:29:46 PM
This is a great photo! Very creative and the idea behind the set up is just amazing. Definitely one of the best in this challenge.
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01/26/2005 01:34:16 AM
Was hoping to make the top 10... but just missed it! Doh! There were a lot of great submissions to this challenge, and I can't complain about #12, which is definitely my best so far. It's not really so bad that I still have ribbons to covet :)
01/26/2005 12:03:25 AM
oh man. This was my favorite of the bunch. Awesome technique. It should have been #1!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2005 11:22:34 PM
looking forward to your explanation of the setup. I voted a 9
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01/25/2005 08:09:11 PM
PRetty cool, although it looks more like an experiment, rather than a finished product. I would still be curious to see how this was done. I hope it's not a shot of a monitor or something to that extent.
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01/25/2005 01:29:43 PM
Interesting . Can't wait to read your comments.
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01/25/2005 07:02:28 AM
This is cool, but more somthing new than innovative technique I feel. Although this is impossible to tell before reading the comments which I feel is daft.
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01/24/2005 06:46:41 PM
wow, this is beautiful. its such an interesting image. very curious as to how it was done. ill add to my favs once ive read the description. 10
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01/24/2005 06:27:47 AM
It look's great ... Don't know how you did it, but if you have somehow photographed another image or something it's not your merit.
Ok ... I understand that you did it somehow. Congrats. can't give you less than 10 :) ... good luck.
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01/23/2005 11:25:42 PM
I can't wait to see what you've done here
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01/23/2005 05:45:06 AM
somthing in water
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01/22/2005 09:25:36 AM
Wow, would like to know how this was accomplished, 8.
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01/22/2005 05:08:20 AM
Awesome :) How did you get time with Hubble's camera?! j/k :) This one's going in my favorites right now. I'll be interested to read about your setup later.
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01/21/2005 04:21:22 PM
All of us are thinking, "no way". We had no idea that DPC fans live on the international space station. We'll look forward to hearing your story. Great exposure of the celestial realm. "The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands!" 10
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01/21/2005 03:12:39 AM
This is super sweet (10) I been trying to learn how to take pics of the sky at night so I hope to learn how you did this pic. Good job.
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01/21/2005 01:08:06 AM
um... er cool way cool 7 from me looking forward to your photo comments on this.
Good luck
Cheers
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01/20/2005 10:49:53 PM
Wonderful simulation of deep sky photography! Love the nebulae and suble hues. Would love to hear your setup, and I'll be tuning in afterwards. 7
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01/20/2005 01:41:36 PM
I'll be interested to see what you did here. Whatever it is, I like the result 9
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01/19/2005 09:52:16 PM
now that is a cool photograph
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01/19/2005 08:23:28 PM
wtf? how'd u do that? 10!
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01/19/2005 08:04:11 AM
Well done simulation. I look forward to reading your details.
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01/19/2005 07:23:23 AM
cool
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01/19/2005 07:21:49 AM
How did you do that ?!amazing !
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01/19/2005 05:01:49 AM
Wow! I would like to see how you did this, looks quite realistic (been in space lately?).
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01/19/2005 02:03:49 AM
it was fun trying to figure out what this was. I couldn't.
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01/19/2005 12:09:13 AM
whoa. I can't wait to find out how this was done! :D 10
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