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Challenge: Darkness (Basic Editing III)
Camera: HP PhotoSmart R707
Location: Ellenwood, GA
Date: Jun 14, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
Shutter: 16 s
Galleries: Still Life, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2005

I took this shot in a dark room with no flash. I exposed the image for 16 s with the aperature at f2/8. Luckily my model was able to stay very still so she is still in clear focus, even down to the scales.

Place: 331 out of 373
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Views since voting: 740
Views during voting: 443
Votes: 316
Comments: 12
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06/22/2005 03:46:24 PM
Thanks for the comments. I took the picture much larger, but I thought that the rules called for the smaller size. I may have misread them. I also don't know what that glare on the head is. The lights were out in the room. It may be from the light in the other room. I didn't think it would leave a glare, but there it is. I like the way it looks after LadeeM rotated it as well. It adds a lot to the composition I think.

I wish I could have gotten the whole snake in the photo, she was about 2 feet long. But she was stretched out and she would have looked too small in the shot.
06/22/2005 09:21:31 AM
Copied twice ... that was weird.

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 09:22:02.
06/22/2005 09:21:09 AM
This was hard on my eyes because it looked upside down. I hope you don't mind, I copied it and rotated it:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/36231/thumb/194185.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/36231/thumb/194185.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

It helps the photo alot. Also, check out this tutorial, as it helped me out tremendously. :)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2005 02:53:09 PM
image isn't taking advantage of size allowance, ie too small. focus on the snake is off, particularly on the head. 4
06/19/2005 02:20:47 PM
Looks slightly out of focus...4
06/18/2005 02:24:00 AM
The bright reflection on the snake's head distracts from what is otherwise a very good shot. Well done.
06/16/2005 11:27:54 PM
Interesting line. Wish the head was sharper.
06/16/2005 08:18:48 PM
Too bad he is a little blurry and that wood chip is above his head.
06/16/2005 08:13:43 PM
Base score
Poor lighting/processing -1
Total score 4

I understand where you're going here, but I think your pic is a little too dark...I don't think you need it this dark to convey the message of darkness you're trying to get across.

I also wonder why you resized it to 460...stick with 640 if possible...

Good composition and good idea
06/16/2005 03:41:22 AM
What an awesome potential shot. You gott great shapes and textures. Too bad your focus is off. It could also be a bit larger. PM me after the challenge if ya need help on resizing!
06/15/2005 01:01:08 PM
Focus is a bit soft.
06/15/2005 08:38:33 AM
Out of focus

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