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My Head is Spinning
My Head is Spinning

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Challenge: 2-Second Exposure (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Abercorn Street, Savannah, Georgia
Date: Mar 19, 2006
Aperture: f.4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 2 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 19, 2006

I have been on a road trip, and I just got into Savannah, GA. I figured that I wouldn't try to enter this competition. But once I was in the hotel room, I was pretty bored and I figured, what the heck, I have 3 hours. So I set out jogging down the road, in search of something to shoot for 2 sec. I did several road shots with streaking headlights, but nothing stood out. I went across the street in search of a roof that I could scale, found some pipes against a car repair shop, and climbed up. The different angle didn't help the street shots much. Then I spotted the roof vents and started playing around with this. When I saw the outcome, it made me laugh and I figured I would submit it.

I set the timer on my camera, set the vent spinning, and then laid down, stopped breathing and hoped for the best.

Very little post production, a bit of cloning and dodging/burning.
Shot in RAW, desaturated
Saturation (Colorize)

Place: 86 out of 192
Avg (all users): 5.4831
Avg (commenters): 5.7778
Avg (participants): 5.3043
Avg (non-participants): 5.6261
Views since voting: 1132
Views during voting: 389
Votes: 207
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/04/2006 04:15:22 PM
Hi! Here’s a comment from the Critique Club.

First Impression:
My eyes were drawn to the dark center of the sphere, down the body and then back to the sphere

Body position is unnatural. Perspective is going away at the bottom, vs at the top. Don’t know what’s on either side, but picture appears to be cropped too narrow.

Meets challenge. Time element is present. Thanks for using a 2 sec exposure

Bit grainy, but that could be a result of 1600 ISO. Like the choice of B&W. Works well with the “roof”

Quite the resourcefulness in finding a subject to shoot! Good concept, but the spinning “head” was obviously not a “head.”
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03/29/2006 01:47:41 AM
great shot now that a I know what it is it is even better!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/26/2006 04:11:40 PM
I like the tonal range and sharp contrast of this B&W, the texture of the ground is awesome, I'm lost on the "spinning head" though. I'll keep an open mind though.
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03/23/2006 03:56:41 PM
like the blackness
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03/23/2006 12:40:12 AM
great idea and angle to help add to the feeling. well executed.
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03/22/2006 05:34:34 PM
Whimsical. Good job!
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03/22/2006 02:21:10 PM
great look and feel to this nice idea also to rotate it, cleaver, very cleaver!7
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03/21/2006 10:54:03 AM
I'm kinda hung over, so this picture is making me a little queazy. Good job.
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03/21/2006 10:20:50 AM
Lol. Funny!
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03/20/2006 11:47:52 PM
This is a strange shot and doesn't quite work for me. The spinning "head" looks more like an out of focus light fixture than something spinning.
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03/20/2006 09:43:47 PM
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03/20/2006 07:48:01 PM
Sorry. I don't get it.
03/20/2006 01:52:56 AM
that's a great fun shot with a fun title...hope you do well with this
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