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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Pentax *ist D
Lens: Pentax FA 50mm F1.7 AF
Location: Living room
Date: Aug 6, 2006
Aperture: f10 + f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25+ -0.4
Galleries: Science and Technology, Military
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

Do not think this is gone do good as it is not really stopped motion but the illusion of it
Double Exposure, one to get the hand and face, and the other one to get the fire and bullet which were projected on my TV - Double exposure was needed because the TV brightness was different than the ambient light
Cable release on my right hand.. GF helped with the gun

Statistics
Place: 115 out of 212
Avg (all users): 5.4061
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 5.2436
Avg (non-participants): 5.5126
Views since voting: 1646
Views during voting: 683
Votes: 197
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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08/20/2006 11:46:47 PM
From the Critique Club:

This is a different take on the challenge. I'm not sure I really like it, but it is what it is.

The flames 'coming out of' the barrel of the gun don't look right. Too much color. Too many different colors. You have a bullet that isn't a bullet, it's a shell with the bullet still inside. The color of lighting on the face and hand don't match the color of lighting of the bullet and flames. The facial expressions of the model on the left look forced. The hand holding the gun is at an odd angle to the wrist. Put all these together and I think it explains the score that you recieved.

My personal oppinion: This looks too much like digital art and not enough like photography for me. Nothing personal, just MHO.

Yours
TC
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2006 01:35:16 PM
Disturbing.
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08/11/2006 07:16:58 PM
Although this has been validated, I find this too much like digital art and not a photograph. The person's face seems like it was added, the bullet is still in its casing, and the smoke doesn't look real.
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08/11/2006 05:13:02 PM
crazy coours and concept
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08/11/2006 01:39:29 PM
interesting image, can't wait to see how the mainstream audience reacts to it...
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08/11/2006 10:41:37 AM
The thumbnail makes me say Yikes! Fun and scary image at the same time. I have a good idea of how you've done this (will look to photographers comments to confirm afterwards...he-he). The hand on the right is sharp, the face on the left is not. That's what will keep this image from making it to the top IMO. Good luck...and be careful playing with those guns!!!
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08/11/2006 03:54:46 AM
Very cool idea.
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08/10/2006 11:20:39 PM
Creative shot! But for my tastes, I wish it captured something that was actually in motion, rather than something that appears to be.
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08/10/2006 04:52:46 PM
Nice concept and a cool shot. The processing on the smoke/bullet feels kinda strange to me. Might be cool to add depth by taking an angle other than a straight profile if possible.
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08/10/2006 04:19:06 PM
how the hell??
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08/09/2006 11:20:35 AM
I think "Enough" would be an appropriate title. The man has an angry abusive look and the gun is being held by a woman; she's finally had enough and fighting back. Not very realistic though. The woman clearly has never shot a gun before. She'd probably beak some part of her wrist that way. I like the flame look, but not realistic. I'd love to know how you put this together. -7
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08/09/2006 04:42:18 AM
very cleverly staged, i'll admit that. personally don't think that the guys head actually adds much to the overall composition; to me his expression is such that makes the whole thing a bit, erm, silly i suppose... technically it's really good, but in terms of striking an appealing chord with me, doesn't quite do it... personal taste i suppose. erm, 6.
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08/08/2006 09:41:34 PM
Hope you did not really shoot him :o) Good idea, wish the "fire" would not look so.... I don´t wan´t to say fake because I am sure it isn´t, but sometimes things that are real do not look real... Anyhow, it will get an 8 from me, would give it more if the colors were better, but... good luck.
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08/08/2006 01:47:13 PM
whoah
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08/08/2006 06:23:10 AM
Do not try this at home..........
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08/08/2006 05:39:43 AM
There are 49 other ways to leave your lover ;-) Amazing shot.
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08/07/2006 06:14:09 AM
Yikes! Can't wait to see how this was set-up!
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08/07/2006 03:02:13 AM
interesting processing, but a good challenge fit...
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08/07/2006 01:32:16 AM
wow! hope the guy recovered! an amazing photo for this challenge
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08/07/2006 01:11:41 AM
SHIT!!!!
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