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Yet Some Call It Passion
Yet Some Call It Passion
gloda


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bored (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: G-D of Luxembourg, Bascharage, our house.
Date: Mar 22, 2005
Aperture: F/3,2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 15 sec.
Galleries: Family, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 22, 2005

Bored people do boring things, or so it seems. This was tricky but fun to do.

Idea:
Building card houses seems a desparate timepasser for rainy days to me. As with so many things, there are different

points of view. I'm sure many people out there do this as some kind of hobby, but I'd have to be really, really bored to

do this (okay, I did it, in the end). I don't know if the idea is very clear, as my sister doesn't look bored - that

seemed to boring an expression to me ;) I'm sure I'll see plenty of that in this challenge.

Setup:
Tricky, tricky, tricky. Firt of all, the card house. The one you see is the second I made, the first one crashed

yesterday as I tested the lighting. I glued this one, just to make sure. I'm not very patient, and I had to learn for a

class paper as well... The cards stand on a posterboard which stands on a bench which stands on a table. I wanted the

cards to be far from the floor. The tripod stood in a rather unstable position, because of the strange angle I wanted to

shoot at. Furthermore, I had to climb on the table everytime I wanted to adjust something.
All is painted with light. First I painted the cards from behind, then my sister moved into the frame, I lighted her

hands and arms, then the face from different sides. Hence the strange look of her face, she shifted slightly while I was

changing sides. I used a halogen bicycle flashlight. Not very professional, but it did the job.

Post Processing:
Levels, HSL on blue channel, crop, resize, USM (0,75/120/0), 2px white border, save for web.

Comments:
The only two things which really bother me are 1) the awful hotspots in the fullsize original (is the G2 dying?) and

that Picasso-look on my sister's face. It's hard to hold that still for 15 seconds...during 20 shots! So:
Many thanks to Denise, who patiently posed for this shot.
Outtakes and all that stuff on gloda.net.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 257
Avg (all users): 6.0967
Avg (commenters): 7.4211
Avg (participants): 5.9792
Avg (non-participants): 6.1618
Views since voting: 2429
Views during voting: 449
Votes: 269
Comments: 28
Favorites: 4 (view)


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06/09/2005 11:30:41 AM
Great shot! I think this would be a great entry for your exhibition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/05/2005 11:58:09 PM
Congratulations on your 7th finish with this feat which requires not only a lot of free time but a mind focused on its intent. This guy can make a lot of money if he would merely change focus.lol
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03/31/2005 10:24:18 AM
Wow! I love this shot! Very creative use with an excellent perspective. Your lighting is perfect. One of my favorites! congrats on top ten!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/29/2005 10:31:53 PM
I like the color and the lights and the content.
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03/29/2005 06:15:44 PM
Did you glue the cards together or did you just take the chance;)??
03/28/2005 11:39:47 PM
I'm not so sure I'd consider this boredom, but the lighting, color and point of view are fantastic. I'll bet you get some low scores and still hit the top 5, maybe even a ribbon. Good luck! 8
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03/27/2005 07:45:08 PM
wow!
03/27/2005 06:51:04 PM
cool picture, but no boredom here
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/27/2005 05:05:37 PM
Great lighting and coposition. 10
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03/27/2005 01:09:52 AM
concentrating on task....not bored.
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03/26/2005 10:31:31 PM
Great exposure control, really like the shadows on the lady, pretty intense, not to sure about the bright colored cards, the color pops for sure..........7 for now, will try to come back........well done
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03/26/2005 07:35:41 PM
Nice light.
Nice POV, I like it.
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03/26/2005 05:11:30 PM
Great shot! I would have given it a 10 except for one thing, the angle (or something) is making the models face look really weird and it's distracting from the rest of the shot...oh...and I"m guessing this was a double exposure or something because I can see the cards through the models hands...

Great composition otherwise though, so I'm giving it a 9!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/26/2005 10:47:58 AM
don't turn the fan on!
03/25/2005 10:23:00 PM
Wow great composition and depth in this shot.. 9
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03/25/2005 10:17:30 PM
I hope you didn't just build that for the photo, lol, looks like a lot of work.
03/25/2005 03:47:47 PM
Love the perspective.
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03/24/2005 06:56:39 PM
what a great shot- but he doesn't look bored- rather quite involved
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03/24/2005 05:54:43 PM
Very good, I do not mind the right hand over the cards
03/24/2005 02:29:30 PM
this was the first idea that came to my mind when i saw this challenge.. good job :D
03/24/2005 12:01:08 PM
i like the perspective ..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/24/2005 11:58:34 AM
The odd illumination of the model's eye is a bit distracting, as are the odd time lag artifacts resulting from the long/multiple exposure (model's right hand going through one of the cards, model's eyes oddly askew). I'd say that the theme is a bit closer to tedium than boredom, but still a solid entry.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/24/2005 06:39:29 AM
Nice image. Seems to be a bit of ghosting on your model's finger. Very sharp for what seems to be a long exposure. Interesting lighting. Not an out and out "bored" message, but I get the idea!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/23/2005 06:25:36 PM
Great lighting and setup in this one. But I have to ask...did you lose the stack during the shot?? There's some blurryness on each hand and it looks like on of the red cards slipped.
9
L8r,
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03/23/2005 05:00:21 PM
I can't figure out for the life of me why there is a double exposure in this shot. The way her face is misshapen by the exposure is distracting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/23/2005 04:30:21 PM
love the light
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03/23/2005 11:19:07 AM
nice angle
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03/23/2005 08:32:44 AM
Actually I think this is quite exciting. Nice picture though.
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