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Dark Intentions

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Challenge: Hands (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Home
Date: Mar 18, 2006
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 15.0 sec
Galleries: Action, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Mar 17, 2006

Okay I've had this idea for quite some time now. I've just been waiting for the right moment to try it out. I only wish it were a member challenge so I could really do some work with the hand.

I know what you're thinking...how did he get that shot of the Darth Sidious' hand? Surprise! It's my lovely wife's hand!

Shooting details:
Long exposure / Painting with Light setup. I wrapped my wife's arm in a black cloth and used a blue LED light to create the electricity coming out of her finger tips. I also synced my flash to the rear of the exposure and placed an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper on a 45 degree angle to avoid blowing out the hand. Only took about 10 or so takes to get the desired effect.

Post processing details:
Open in Adobe camera RAW.
Adjusted the following:
Temp: 3100
Tint: 0
Exposure: 0
Shadows: 5
Brightness: 50
Contrast: +25
Sat: 0

Save copy as .psd
H/S: 0/19/0
Curves: 90/67 and 170/181 Opacity 20%
B/C: 8/2
H/S: -10/25/-2
B/C: 0/10
Resized Image
USM: 95/1.8/0
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Darth Sidious: "The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural."

Place: 56 out of 287
Avg (all users): 5.5701
Avg (commenters): 7.2727
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Views since voting: 1003
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 214
Comments: 13
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2006 01:06:49 AM
Clever, weird, eerie, but quite differant, but I still like it.....
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03/26/2006 08:26:42 PM
Wow. Edited much?
03/26/2006 09:42:38 AM
Nice - I hope we findout how you did this.
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03/25/2006 05:57:54 PM
interesting and haunting
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03/25/2006 07:55:50 AM
Out of the ordinary...thats good!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/24/2006 04:48:11 PM
Nice idea, colorful, striking, ghostly, and effective. Consider bumping black level to remove the background, but it's OK as is, since the draping looks like a sleeve.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/24/2006 12:26:22 PM
Great picture. How did you get Emperor Palpatine to pose?
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03/23/2006 05:19:08 PM
Very interesring effect.
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03/23/2006 09:47:15 AM
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03/22/2006 07:58:55 PM
very cool!
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03/22/2006 05:54:12 PM
Very cool effect
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03/22/2006 05:46:16 PM
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03/22/2006 01:06:03 AM
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