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Split Second
Rikki


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Too Early (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: My bedroom
Date: Dec 6, 2005
Aperture: f11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 4 seconds
Galleries: Action, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 6, 2005

It took me a long time to debate how to photograph this challenge. All week it was either a shot before sunset or something along those lines.

Today at work, one of my co-workers mentioned that he was changing a light bulb and it shattered just as he touched it. Then the "light bulb" in my head lit up.

Very minimal post processing for this image. Just adjustment of levels and slight rotation to crop out the clamp that was holding the bulb. Used NI then sharpened. Save for web.

If this were only advanced editing :( So many spots to clone out including hot pixels. Oh well. I hope to break 5.75 for this image but we'll see what the voters say :)

file IMG_9636.CR2
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Views during voting: 647
Comments: 57
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03/04/2006 04:19:19 PM
I see Rikki and his tripod in the lightbulb. : )

Nice shot. I may have to try this. Was someone esle swinging the hammer?
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12/20/2005 11:52:44 AM
Nice one Rikki. Congrats !!
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12/15/2005 09:57:00 AM
nice finish and good shot, did you by chance draw the inspiration for the picture from this previous shot by terje?

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12/15/2005 08:11:54 AM
Go Rikki, go Rikki, go Rikki, go Rikki!
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12/14/2005 05:21:08 PM
WOoooo HOooooo Rikki!!!!!! Congrats on 4!!! Great shot.
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12/14/2005 05:12:13 PM
WTG Rikki! I hadn't noticed this placement. Sweet to see you in the top 5 at last :-)
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12/14/2005 05:06:44 PM
I really thought this was clearly the best one to meet the challenge specifics. The "suspense" of what mayb have happened is clear in this image. Anticipation is key I think. I just read your setup and it's quite inventive. I have to try it when I get a dSLR :)

BTW, your title is great. It's the "icing on the cake". Your image speaks for itself on it's own. That in itself is a great accomplishment.

John
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12/14/2005 12:38:02 PM
Wow, this is soooooo amazing!
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12/14/2005 11:42:56 AM
Congrats Rikki..!! I liked this one the best..!!
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12/14/2005 10:40:27 AM
Congrats Rikki on your 4th place finish!!!
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12/14/2005 10:33:43 AM
You have one update to your Biography now. Congrats!
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12/14/2005 10:08:53 AM
Well awright Rikki!!! Congrats dood! WTG!
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12/14/2005 09:10:54 AM
almost kabayan. you're getting there.

smart shot!

manny
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12/14/2005 07:33:15 AM
WTG Rikki. You almost did it. Congrats. on a great shot and top 5. Now you can really talk some smack, huh?
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12/14/2005 06:23:02 AM
Hey... so close! Finally a top 5. I said it a few days ago with Nico!
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12/14/2005 02:40:15 AM
Fourth?? Man, Rikki, yer getting so close you can taste it huh? Congrats!
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12/14/2005 01:08:52 AM
Good idea and very well done . Congrats on your top 5 finish and PB
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12/14/2005 01:03:55 AM
Nice going, Rikki! I'd never wish ill on anyone, but I sure hope one of the ribbon photos gets DQ'd so you can move up. ;-)
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12/14/2005 12:44:35 AM
great props and vibrant colors to make this image sing outloud. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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12/14/2005 12:38:54 AM
Hey Rikki, congrats on the honorable mention! So close!!! But 4th is still pretty damn awesome! Way to go, nice shot!
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12/14/2005 12:32:55 AM
Dang it dude! I even commented on it! I wanted you to ribbon!
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12/14/2005 12:31:54 AM
I bet your happy as punch and a tiny bit disappointed at the same time.

Congrats on the 4th spot finsih.
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12/14/2005 12:31:37 AM
Rikki!!! I thought you were definitely going to beat me!! Sooo clooooseeee!!!! Congratulations for your top 5, this is a great photo, I hope to see you ribboning soon, keep it up!!
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12/14/2005 12:22:42 AM
oh wow, just missed out on a ribbon... congrats on the top 5 though!
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12/14/2005 12:19:56 AM
GO Rikki. Congrats on the "green." I rated this one high.
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12/14/2005 12:19:25 AM
OMG>>>>soooo close!

Congrats on the great finish!! Honorable Mention. Wow.
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12/14/2005 12:13:36 AM
Dude! Your first "ribbon"...even if it's green. Congrats. I know we'll see more!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/13/2005 10:33:15 PM
A fun solution for the challenge
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12/13/2005 08:08:44 PM
Fantastic image!
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12/12/2005 04:45:09 AM
wow another great shot
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12/11/2005 10:56:03 PM
great shot!
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12/11/2005 09:32:06 PM
was this a composit or just good timing? interesting.
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12/11/2005 08:25:59 PM
I like the reflection in the bulb of you...perfect fit for the challenge!
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12/10/2005 08:37:00 AM
Beautiful effect in the movement of the hammer. The red of the handle contrasts well with the bottom. The lamp too is apart from the scene.
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12/10/2005 12:55:14 AM
Great capture.
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12/09/2005 12:59:56 AM
i like this idea, i wish i couldn't see your reflection in the bulb, still a nice shot. How many bulbs did this take?
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12/08/2005 03:10:35 PM
Great image and the use of red to make things punch.
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12/08/2005 02:53:17 PM
not sure how this picture relates to the challenge ( I can be dense sometimes) but the action is excellent .. you really captured the shot - - great timing!
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12/08/2005 10:37:46 AM
Nice idea, setup, and capture. I think a lit (low wattage) light bulb would have helped.
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12/08/2005 09:48:40 AM
Nicely Done! Love the red of the hammer, really stands out and your point comes across clearly.
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12/07/2005 10:38:18 PM
Great idea.. the reflection in the bulb is distracting, but I love the action and sense of suspense created with this shot.
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12/07/2005 07:23:37 PM
this may have been unavoidable but I can see your reflection in the lightbulb. But the flipside to that is you can see a lot of detail. Very creative idea and well exicuted.
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12/07/2005 07:15:21 PM
Great shot
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12/07/2005 06:51:41 PM
Great capturing the moment before the bulb shatters!
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12/07/2005 06:04:37 PM
Well done!!!
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12/07/2005 05:56:46 PM
Good shutter control. Too bad for your shadow on the bulb. Nice take on the challenge and my pick for a ribbon.
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12/07/2005 05:23:14 PM
Bummer that the light bulb isn't just WOW sharp. I like your idea; that would have really perfected this image. (don't you HATE when that happens.)
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12/07/2005 03:32:46 PM
Nice take on the challenge, I wish you could have lit the bulb to hide the reflection of the person.
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12/07/2005 02:49:41 PM
nice shot. this is super good for early. i like it 9
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12/07/2005 02:00:34 PM
Wow! One of a handful entries that actually meets the challenge. I wonder how this image would look like if the bulb was lit. Great capture and motion blur. You have probably been asked about this but how many bulbs did you break to get this shot?
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12/07/2005 12:36:18 PM
nice work! How many bulbs did it take?
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12/07/2005 12:03:23 PM
Finally another one that meets the actual letter of the challenge. How many bulbs did you end up breaking?
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12/07/2005 10:24:17 AM
This would have been great if your shadow wasn't in the light bulb.
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12/07/2005 10:13:42 AM
First one I've seen that actually followed the details of shooting the picture too early. Great job. I like the layout and action/motion in it. Good luck.
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12/07/2005 08:06:05 AM
You have captured the movement really well, actually first class image, it should do very well in this challenge. I have given you avery high vote. Well done, super image.
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12/07/2005 04:46:20 AM
Nice enough, good theme, good execution, nothing to grumble about.
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12/07/2005 02:54:09 AM
I like the strobe effect - good job
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