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Challenge: Painting With Light II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-765UZ
Location: Our home
Date: Feb 28, 2006
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15.0 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2006

Great thanks to my daughter Zsofia for her endurance - we spent hours and took hundred odd images until we got the desired result. I'm afraid of having a nightmare today - drawing monster heads in darknesss with a torch, haha...

The setup:
- Daughter sits down on stool
- Set camera speed to 15 secs (maximum on my camera)
- Set camera self-timer
- Press shutter
- Turn off lights
- Wait...countdown - 4, 3, 2, 1, NOW!!! Daughter gets terrified
- Turn floodlight on/off (I wish I had a DSLR and flash :-)
- Daughter throws herself on floor
- Quickly move behind stool and start drawing monster head with a red torch in the darkness (in the remaining 13 secs)
- Turn on lights
- Look at results
- Repeat until satisfied

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 187
Avg (all users): 7.1188
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 6.7778
Avg (non-participants): 7.2392
Views since voting: 11860
Views during voting: 646
Votes: 345
Comments: 66
Favorites: 24 (view)


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07/20/2007 11:37:23 AM
very good! and thanks for the explanation on the setup. inspiring!
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03/14/2006 04:20:11 PM
now what happened?
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03/14/2006 07:45:54 AM
Well done, picasso.
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03/11/2006 11:10:25 PM
Wow...very creative...great work.
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03/10/2006 01:01:57 PM
Very, very cool! Nicely executed. I like it a lot.

whowie
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03/09/2006 03:30:01 AM
Caprice wrote:
> This must have taken loads of patience and dedication, and it shows.
> Great job on the ribbon!

Not sure I have anything more to add to that, except my agreement. :-)
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03/09/2006 01:16:40 AM
i challenge u for ur photograph,will u aacet my challenge
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03/08/2006 05:42:36 PM
This must have taken loads of patience and dedication, and it shows. Great job on the ribbon!
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03/08/2006 04:57:49 PM
I counted up: took 97 shots. These include also some practise-shots, where I used a static object instead of my daughter - it was a toy, placed about the same height as her head. I chose the very last one for submission.
The most difficult part was keep the speed of the torch at a fairly constant speed, to avoid large differences in the brightness. Placing the eye and tongue was also a challenge :)

Message edited by author 2006-03-08 17:06:33.
03/08/2006 04:17:15 PM
"Repeat until satisfied" ... how many times was that then? Great capture!
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03/08/2006 01:54:03 PM
Congratulations, Gyorgy! This is beautiful - amazing how you managed to control the light shape so it came out just right. Beautiful presentation. I like your steps, especially "daughter throws herself on floor".
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03/08/2006 01:10:37 PM
Thanks everyone for the great comments and votes!
03/08/2006 11:58:18 AM
Like i said: done with great gusto ro present a very moving image. Congratulations on your Yellow!
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03/08/2006 11:35:12 AM
Unnnnbelievable. Thanks so much for the great image. E-mail me if you're interested in setting up a "How'd They Do That?" for this photo, where you can show off your setup and outtakes!
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03/08/2006 10:44:29 AM
Fantastic! Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon!
Thanks for sharing your set-up and comments. :)
What a wonderful and patient daughter you have.
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03/08/2006 09:57:12 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
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03/08/2006 06:44:02 AM
ROFL! I loved this shot from the start and gave it a 10, but I love your Photographer's Comments even more!!! Congratulations!
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03/08/2006 04:34:38 AM
I said you deserved a ribbon and you got one...well done!
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03/08/2006 03:54:42 AM
Excellent - You must have the patience of a saint.

Could you share some of your less successfull early efforts?
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03/08/2006 03:14:46 AM
Very amusing and evocative, I'm glad to see this rewarded, after all that effort!

R.
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03/08/2006 02:43:21 AM
funny! well done
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03/08/2006 12:43:58 AM
Excellently carried out. This is really creative and your hours of work and patience really paid off. Congratulations.
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03/08/2006 12:32:51 AM
Very creative and well done!
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03/08/2006 12:19:44 AM
excellent, the voters with their good sense have spared me the trouble of staging that mutiny I threatened. Congratulations!
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03/08/2006 12:15:51 AM
Amazing job! one of my top5 faves, congratuations :)
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03/08/2006 12:14:06 AM
That's really incredible! I can't believe how well you drew that, and managed to pull together all the elements to produce this wonderful work! Great job, congratulations on your ribbon!
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03/08/2006 12:11:36 AM
i gave this a 9, i absolutely loved it...congratulations on your ribbon, you really deserved it!! :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2006 11:48:40 PM
Excellent job on the illustration, and that's my kind of title! The extra fingers are unfortunate, but still one of the best entries. 10
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03/07/2006 11:34:57 PM
A presentation with great gusto! Bumping up.
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03/06/2006 12:26:18 PM
Brilliantly done but perhaps you should have edited out, what looks like a persons face in the mouth of the dragon!
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03/06/2006 08:52:19 AM
cool photo and great title :) 8
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03/06/2006 08:43:43 AM
Great composition and very cleverly done. Good luck - this deserves a high placing.
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03/06/2006 04:47:47 AM
Very cool.
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03/06/2006 02:04:45 AM
This is expertly realized. Very good work and my pick for the blue... good luck.
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03/05/2006 05:01:15 PM
really, really good
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03/05/2006 10:17:35 AM
witty title...
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03/04/2006 11:54:30 PM
Thats so cool dude. It must have taken a while to get the head just right.
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03/04/2006 08:40:24 PM
Excellent.....A little scarey but that is what makes it so good.....A "10" from me, so well done.....
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03/04/2006 08:05:16 PM
i love it. nice work.... How many out takes did it take?
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03/04/2006 01:02:02 PM
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Will ribbon for sure! If I had more than one 10 to give you, I would! :)
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03/04/2006 12:20:30 PM
awesome!!
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03/04/2006 12:27:10 AM
Very imaginative and appealing picture. Two thumbs up. Would love to know the source of light you used to create your creature.
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03/03/2006 11:36:51 PM
This rules! (in the words of my teenager)
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03/03/2006 03:38:11 PM
Choice!
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03/02/2006 11:38:13 PM
Love it! Great idea and great execution. Perfect title. 10
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03/02/2006 08:36:32 PM
very cool. if this doesn't make the top 10, I'm staging a mutiny.
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03/02/2006 06:37:28 PM
great !! =10
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03/02/2006 02:22:48 PM
Now thats clever.
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03/02/2006 11:50:04 AM
Oh no! Somebody help him!
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03/02/2006 04:47:21 AM
Thank you for this funny and perfectly executed picture. This kind of shots makes voting a real pleasure!
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03/01/2006 10:19:57 PM
My ribbon pick. The only question, will it finish above or below mine? :) Both an excellent light drawing, but has a secondary element which makes the picture more. My only 10 for the challenge.
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03/01/2006 10:07:18 PM
SWEEEEEET 9
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03/01/2006 05:12:39 PM
lol at the pun. well done. 7
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03/01/2006 04:49:32 PM
aMAZING!!!! VERY well done! This one has to end up somewhere on the front page!
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03/01/2006 03:54:33 PM
So Awesome.
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03/01/2006 03:05:13 PM
The look on your subjects face made me laugh out loud, well done.
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03/01/2006 03:04:28 PM
Fantastic response to the challenge. Ver well executed and it has a great sense of humor.
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03/01/2006 02:43:23 PM
Amazingly good. Not only is the painting with light bit good, the model is also really nicely lit.
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03/01/2006 11:05:38 AM
thats very creative!9
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03/01/2006 08:26:11 AM
stunning shot and deserving of a ribbon 9
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03/01/2006 07:55:23 AM
interesting concept... love the title. is that a laser-pointer?
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03/01/2006 06:05:09 AM
Nice focus and lighting on the subject.
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03/01/2006 03:59:12 AM
This looks great. How on earth did you do it?
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03/01/2006 03:20:23 AM
lol - now that's creative... and funny. 10
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03/01/2006 01:10:10 AM
Very creative. Interesting pun
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03/01/2006 12:16:50 AM
Gave me a chuckle :o)
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