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Waiting for the fall
Waiting for the fall
Nigel


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Challenge: Low Key (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Home
Date: Mar 18, 2006
Aperture: F/7.1
ISO: ISO-400
Shutter: 1/160 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2006

Just some dominoes.

I played around with the lighting and shutter speed for quite a long time, but couldn't get the picture as low key as I would have liked. Also I found that if you halve the shutter speed, you do indeed get more motion blur, but the downside is that twice as many dominoes fall while the shutter is open. Which IMO did not give as good a composition.

I had a bit of a tough time deciding if this was low key or not, and in the end came to the conclusion that "low key" is a quantitative term and that perhaps it was not as low key as it could have been. Still I'm glad that I entered it.

Statistics
Place: 37 out of 281
Avg (all users): 6.0345
Avg (commenters): 6.7647
Avg (participants): 5.6824
Avg (non-participants): 6.2881
Views since voting: 1062
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 203
Comments: 17
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2006 08:40:20 PM
I would like the dominoes to come from off the shot, but that's just my personal preferance.
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03/27/2006 09:05:50 PM
I had to look at this image again. I missed the bit about the dominoes falling. Great pic!
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03/26/2006 09:37:55 PM
nice shot and caption
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03/25/2006 12:22:48 PM
Love the DOF.
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03/24/2006 07:46:07 PM
A very good photo!
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03/24/2006 03:32:19 PM
awesome! how did you manage to get the dominos at that exact moment?
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03/24/2006 02:54:56 PM
Love the light, composition and your impeccable timing.
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03/24/2006 03:37:39 AM
nice concept, but not too well composed, bit too much space on top for my taste
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03/23/2006 05:04:55 PM
nice catch!
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03/23/2006 01:54:20 PM
Neat!
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03/23/2006 12:34:51 PM
Cool. Little more motion blur on the dominoes and bit tighter crop and this would really be striking. I may even play with the domino idea myself sometime soon.
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03/23/2006 03:28:24 AM
well done, suits this challenge well
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03/22/2006 04:50:48 PM
Nice pattern
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03/22/2006 01:15:51 PM
Very cool idea and nice setup.
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03/22/2006 01:13:32 PM
Very nice. I love the soft blur where they are moving.
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03/22/2006 06:46:28 AM
Good one.....
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03/22/2006 12:14:54 AM
not very low key
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