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I'm so "BLUE" without you!
I'm so "BLUE" without you!

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Challenge: Visual Puns (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Iraq
Date: Dec 12, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1000
Shutter: .6
Date Uploaded: Dec 12, 2005

Thanks for your comments on my I'm so Blue photo. I actually was trying an experiment with that photo. If you had noticed I had a lot of light problems to overcome, I had a remote flash to light the wall, a blue flashlight on face, totally dark room and me triggering the camera with a wireless remote. The camera autofoscus with the wireless remote but the lack of light and the f/2.8 did not help. I was so impressed with the fact that I was able to take the photo and that the thing actually came out blue, (ever try to do that with a blue flashlight and a flash, it harder then you think) and the line straight (took about 50 times to get that). I cropped it and posted it thinking that I would have time to go back and PP it. Well I never did...

This experiment was more successful then you can imagine, lessons learned with lighting and also learned to be careful with DPC'ers and not try to fly a half hearted submission.

Place: 139 out of 144
Avg (all users): 4.1760
Avg (commenters): 3.5000
Avg (participants): 4.1294
Avg (non-participants): 4.2027
Views since voting: 914
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 233
Comments: 6
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12/26/2005 08:55:17 AM
Couple of tips that might have helped in this pic obviously taken in difficult light circumstances:

Remember to try to use manual focus and not too much of a narrow DOF. From where you are going to sit, focus on the tripod head, then lock focus. Place camera on the tripod head and set up the timer.

Also, try to straighten your horizon before posting. Although, seeing as you are in Iraq, I couldn't say for sure that you even had access to your own personal computer. This could have been done using unfamiliar software.

It looks like you definitely got your lines right.

Canon cameras have recently started coming out with a feature called an Intervalometer. It allows you to tell the camera to take pictures at a certain interval. If you felt like it, you could set up to take 5 or 6 shots in a row at 1 minute (or less if this is possible on the 5D) intervals allowing you to make a few attempts at being reallly reallly still.

An aperture of f5.6-8 at an ISO of 1000 or even better could possibly have helped make things a bit easier to handle, placing the greatest difficulty on remaining still for around 2-3 seconds.

Hope its a bit helpful. Your profile indicates you have some pretty serious equipment, so it's just as possible that you know all of this and just didn't have time to muck about.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/24/2005 09:44:01 PM
Good idea for the pun, but for me, I would have scored it better if were a bit more in focus. The blue side of the face looks a bit too washed out to me.
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12/21/2005 05:17:50 AM
The pun works, the image doesn't. The colour and contrast have been pushed too much and are breaking up. It5's out of focus (an unforgivable sin:)
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12/20/2005 06:45:18 PM
The idea is good, the picture just seems a little bit off to me
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12/20/2005 12:02:33 AM
Good play of words......
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12/19/2005 08:44:07 AM
Image is a little blurred and grainy
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