Challenge: 2-Second Exposure (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical for Nikon (Black)
Location: My psuedo studio
Date: Mar 14, 2006
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2006
|Yes the shot is 2 seconds of exposure, no strobes. 90% of the shots in this shoot had significant motion blur that could not be recovered. Yes I am also balancing on the exercise ball. In my first 30 minutes of shooting I fell off the ball and hit my face on the corner of my stereo. Not fun, I was bleeding and my lip swelled up. I ended up placing a towel in a circle at the bottom of the ball so I could atleast get a few decent shots, but that only helped a little.
I had a white bedsheet lit from behind as my backdrop.
I know my pose isn't totally symmetrical and my right hand has a little blur, but with less than 5 shots out of 62 without motion blur, a bloody and swollen lip, and sore core muscles, I am going with this shot. I'm not sure if anyone will recognize the similar pose from my "Find Your Zen" entry.
For editing, I cropped, adjusted levels, cloned out some spots on the backdrop that weren't totally blown out, cloned my hair a little, 2 toes and the remote shutter release in my hand, sharpened twice and saved.
I guess some people thought I failed to get the exposure that I wanted, but that would be incorrect. This is exactly the way I envisioned the shot, and exactly the way I like it.
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