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bseifipour


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Afterlife (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Date: Mar 6, 2006
Aperture: F/8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4.0
Galleries: Abstract, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2006

By far the most complicated setup I have ever done.

Took a wall mirror and placed it to point into a closet mirror on my wall. Put a baking pan at the bottom and filled it with cologne (only thing I could find which would light properly). Put up a blue cloth in order to block excess light. Lit the fluid and took a couple longer exposures.

I was very pleased with the result, as I wanted to capture something "afterlife" themed but original. The ONLY thing I absolutely can't stand is that little dot! Not sure what it is; If I only had advanced editing!

*Editing*
-Resized in photoshop
-Adjustment layer, colors

*Update*


Wow! Thank you guys so much, I am really honored to receive a ribbon! Honestly I never expected it. Thank you all for your input.

For those of you wondering how I pulled this shot off and want to see two pictures of my setup, go to:

Http://www.frontier.net/~persianczar/DPChallenge%20Stuff/Afterlife%20Challenge%20Explanation/

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 178
Avg (all users): 6.6997
Avg (commenters): 7.3125
Avg (participants): 6.1711
Avg (non-participants): 6.8767
Views since voting: 14609
Views during voting: 533
Votes: 303
Comments: 41
Favorites: 12 (view)


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04/10/2006 08:17:22 PM
Congratulation! Splenid image, great job. Thanks a lot for sharing the setup details :)

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03/21/2006 08:56:19 PM
Very well deserved ribbon. It must have taken a while. Well done!
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03/20/2006 03:45:27 AM
Congrats for the nice effect! Good job!
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03/17/2006 03:05:20 PM
Wonderful take on the Challenge and Congrats on your ribbon
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03/16/2006 05:06:51 PM
Great set-up! Congratulations on your creative capture and ribbon!
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03/16/2006 03:44:25 PM
WOW!!!! Yes. . .all your efforts more than paid off! This is spectacular! Congratulations on this exceptionally deserved ribbon!!!!
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03/15/2006 11:31:46 PM
Congratulations on this fine creative image.
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03/15/2006 05:34:52 PM
your right the dots annoying..but other then Amazing colors, brilliantly creative!
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03/15/2006 05:06:49 PM
You got to be kidding.
03/15/2006 02:19:46 PM
Now that I know it's a reflection I can see it in the lines of the flames, but that certainly doesn't take anything away from it in either creativity or effect! I LOVE this one.
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03/15/2006 02:14:09 PM
Wow. My measly little brain can't comprehend how you can go from this to such an awesome final shot. So cool.
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03/15/2006 01:21:14 PM
Wow! Congrats on the ribbon :-)
Great shot. Great set-up. Very, very creative and well executed. Well deserved placement. Nice job!!!
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03/15/2006 11:51:01 AM
This is perhaps the most dazzling effect in this challenge because those steps do look like something from Dante's Inferno. Very well done! Congratulations on your RED.
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03/15/2006 06:22:32 AM
Congratulations on the red, very well deserved!
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03/15/2006 04:26:39 AM
Very nice colours and composition
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03/15/2006 04:25:08 AM
I didnt notice the little dot until looking at it now. Are you sure it was there when I voted 9 :-)
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03/15/2006 03:49:47 AM
Great setup Brian. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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03/15/2006 12:43:33 AM
Way to go!
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03/15/2006 12:40:20 AM
Congrats. Way to blow up in your 3rd challenge.
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03/15/2006 12:33:07 AM
Nice work! Congrats on breaking into the ribbon ranks!
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03/15/2006 12:32:49 AM
great shot, congrats with the first ribbon!
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03/15/2006 12:29:31 AM


Message edited by author 2006-03-20 09:56:05.
03/15/2006 12:21:14 AM
Just read your photographer's comments. So that's what this is! Very creative. This was one of my top picks for this challlenge.
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03/15/2006 12:09:30 AM
That dot was probably an orb that got you the ribbon. Seriously, great shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/14/2006 08:32:34 AM
Very nice. I like the colors and the shapes.
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03/14/2006 01:32:59 AM
That's a nice effect you have going on, but what's that thing floating on the second stair down?
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03/14/2006 12:00:30 AM
Not sure I get the connection to the challenge, but it's all fuzzy for this one anyway. ;^) Not sure what I'm looking at here, but it's an interesting image. Nice job on the composition and using your space wisely. 7 from me. Good luck in the challenge.
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03/12/2006 04:54:31 PM
cool
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03/12/2006 04:44:01 PM
Lovely how you captured the fire. Maybe more empahsise on stairs. (8)
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03/12/2006 11:11:01 AM
Wow! Great drama here. Nice fade to black. 10
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03/11/2006 05:13:59 PM
Very cool.
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03/11/2006 05:12:56 PM
Wow, cool shot. Was this opportunistic or did you create the environment?
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03/11/2006 12:18:39 PM
Nice lighting/color. At first glance looks like fire
then dry ice. 7. would give 9 if the spot in the lower middle
part of the photo wasn't there.
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03/10/2006 11:20:31 PM
You have certainly outsone yourself here. A very nice effect notwhithstanding the artifact on the riser. Bumping up.
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03/09/2006 10:28:57 PM
Way cool!!
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03/09/2006 07:07:28 PM
nice photo
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03/08/2006 07:41:03 PM
Sweet pic!
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03/08/2006 05:08:57 PM
Just feels like they are going up instead of down, but I guess that's just my own bias that hell is down. Nice shot regardless.
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03/08/2006 03:23:58 PM
Don't have any idea where you might have taken this picture, but it's surely effective! Hope you provide an explanation.
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03/08/2006 02:58:58 PM
I like the colors.
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03/08/2006 03:13:36 AM
where on earth could you do that? amazing!
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