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lumbardh


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Challenge: Glass (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G1
Location: Deep inside the basement....
Date: May 4, 2003
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 2 Sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2003

Captured with a homemade sound activated flash trigger. I don't have a histogram review and I didn't have my laptop so the pictures were underexposed I didn't know it. That's why there's banding in the background. Aaaagggghhhh! In complete darkness, the flash acts as the shutter, resulting in extremely short shutter speeds. Visit www.hiviz.com for info on the trigger.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 278
Avg (all users): 6.7303
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6331
Avg (non-participants): 6.8627
Views since voting: 2983
Votes: 241
Comments: 51
Favorites: 12 (view)


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12/21/2006 08:45:53 PM
Very artistic and unique. Your master of technique is awe inspiring. Amazing shot.
07/05/2006 04:31:25 PM
Really really really love this shot ... you inspired me to create my own sound trigger ... when you get the chance check out my profile for a few that I've done

02/11/2006 12:23:06 AM
so cool!
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12/19/2003 04:52:41 PM
This is an awesome pic. WOW........ its simply awesome.
Im sorry i took this long to comment on this - I found it by accident, while going through cameras section.
Its a great pic- there is no blur anywhere - the hammer or pieces of glass. Superb.
Well done.
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05/19/2003 08:38:09 AM
Wow, if you only had a better lightning, this would have been a perfect shot men...

I like that trigger thing.

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05/15/2003 01:08:57 PM
This is a great shot! Thanks for the info on the trigger...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2003 09:20:32 PM
real nice (must have taken a few tries to get that). the only thing that's hurtin it is the grain. this would be a tight shot if it was real crisp and sharp. maybe try a lower iso film or lower iso setting on your camera with more light if needed or lower your fstop
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05/13/2003 11:41:00 AM
this must have taken a lot of time to set up, i really like how it turned out, good work 5
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05/13/2003 06:08:35 AM
What a perfect capture! This is absolutely amazing the effect and the impact, just wow! I keep coming back to look at this. How many glasses did you kill trying this?
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05/12/2003 02:23:52 AM
Stunning timing - did you use some kind of trigger device or a lot of luck, patience and wine glasses?!? I like the composition. The hammer and background are perhaps a bit dark and lack contrast, but everything else is quite good.
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05/11/2003 06:46:31 PM
excellent work on a tough shot to pull off... great action capture :)
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05/11/2003 03:45:12 PM
WHAT TIMING! AWESOME!
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05/11/2003 03:16:56 PM
Wow. My only complaint would be about more light on the hammer.
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05/11/2003 02:03:22 PM
How many glasses did you brake to get this great picture ... 10 from me
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05/10/2003 11:31:44 PM
this picture has me all sorts of curious!! very intriguing image - 7
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05/10/2003 04:28:45 PM
Excellent stopped motion shot, great job!
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05/10/2003 02:20:44 PM
Nice capture. Is the glass actually breaking or did you place the shards on the background. I'd like to see a bit more contrast . Nice action shot. Jacko. 7
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05/10/2003 01:45:12 PM
Funky! I might just need to see a "how'd they do that" on this one. It almost looks like the glass is not really in motion but frozen in that spot. Is that true? I love how the stem is totally intact, makes for a kind of drama. For technical comments, I'd have tried to make the hammer a bit lighter, but I love the range on the glass itself.
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05/09/2003 09:31:59 PM
How many glasses did you go through!!!!! This is totally awesome, my favorite of the week!
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05/09/2003 07:42:45 PM
Wow that's pretty incredible! How did you get the timing right!! Seems it would be very difficult. Definately an A for uniqueness!
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05/09/2003 06:14:44 PM
Absolutely amazing shot.
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05/09/2003 05:47:28 PM
Unbelievable!!! You guys and your fancy equipment make us amatuers look bad. The only thing keeping this from a perfect score is that it's a little dark, which I gather is from the very fast shutter speed. Good job! - 9
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05/09/2003 04:45:01 PM
Holy COW. I've seen many shots of breaking glass in this challenge, and none of them have really 'done anything' for me. I found myself wondering how I could do better and didn't come up with anything. THIS answers my question. Perfect in every sense. 10
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05/09/2003 03:06:12 PM
now how many wine glasses did this take.........
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05/09/2003 01:15:44 PM
I love the way you stopped the motion of the glass breaking. It's a great concept. The hammer seems a little dark to me thought. But that's just my preference. I think it is a fantastic photograph!
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05/09/2003 12:08:44 PM
Wow. Good setup. Your really nailed this one!
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05/09/2003 11:15:30 AM
WOW that's a fast exposure! I love the composition, the contrast. Definitely a 10.
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05/09/2003 11:12:13 AM
You have the basis of an excellent image here...I've honestly never seen such an orderly shattering of glass. Caught at a great moment... The shot nonetheless looks underexposed. A levels adjustment is needed to make some good highlights here :) ... you can also try doding and burning to lighten up certain elements of the photo... Hope you continue to work on it after the challnge!!
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05/09/2003 10:22:43 AM
WOW! Great job! Only wish there was a little more contrast. How many wine glasses did you have to go through? =-p Can't wait to hear how this was done! 10
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05/09/2003 06:53:42 AM
Great capture. How did you do it?
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05/09/2003 01:56:55 AM
wow! How many takes before THIS turned out this well? How many crystal shards were on your work surface? NICE image! GREAT concept! Well done!
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05/09/2003 01:18:38 AM
Absolutely fantastic... I love it... this is a very cool image... oh I hope you were careful picking up the shards of glass... very interesting idea! You caught it just at the right moment... very well done! How many did you have to break to get this pic? hehehe...
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05/08/2003 04:14:32 PM
Great photo. Really original take on the 'broken glass' theme to include the hammer. Perfectly-timed shutter too - caught exactly the right moment. Excellent.
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05/08/2003 03:19:07 PM
wow. This is one of the very few entries that really caught my attention. I like how the glass still holds it shape and is also completely shattered!
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05/08/2003 01:59:54 PM
This photo is simplely smashing! I like how the light in your photo dfines the edges of the broken glass.
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05/08/2003 12:35:17 PM
It really shattered beautifully, and in such a regular pattern. I hope no wine was injured in making this picture!
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05/08/2003 11:56:57 AM
Excellent. You win.
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05/07/2003 10:27:02 PM
niiiice timing, i dont think i could have pulled this off...
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05/07/2003 10:02:02 PM
Was it a bad year for this fine wine? You came up with a different idea, great! A nice shot.
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05/07/2003 07:47:02 PM
you'd have had me if I only saw the thumbnail. nice setup either way. :)
05/07/2003 07:32:51 PM
coooooooooool
Totaly going for the ribbon
How many did you break?
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05/07/2003 01:59:43 PM
Looks like a glass and a hammer on a table. The effect is ruined by the lack of motion blur. 6
05/07/2003 01:58:44 PM
Cool idea, fits theme, tricky take! - I'm curious how many glasses you went through getting this shot? Good job!
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05/07/2003 01:16:14 PM
Very good! I like everything about this photo 10pt
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05/07/2003 12:42:02 PM
great effect, not sure if I wouldn't have gone with either a lighter background or perhaps a light coloured hammer..... nice work though
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05/07/2003 11:41:26 AM
unfortunately a bit too dark for me, i would like to see more of the details in this shot
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05/07/2003 08:29:48 AM
Excellent freeze frame, the shape is still there, love it. (how many glasses used?)
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05/07/2003 02:48:52 AM
This is a really neat picture, you got the hammer breaking the glass at exactly the right moment.
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05/07/2003 12:55:16 AM
Incredible, absolutely incredible
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05/07/2003 12:16:45 AM
Wow, is that for real or did you set it up some how? How many glasses did it take you? :D Wish it had some sign of movement by the hammer.
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05/07/2003 12:08:53 AM
Nice Stop!!
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