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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Austin, TX
Date: Aug 6, 2006
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Action, Studio
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

The background was originally yellow and then converted in post. My lighting situation sucks so any extra light I can get to reflect off the background is a plus.

Judging by the comments I should have probably left the background yellow. The color I did choose I felt worked best at focusing the attention on the actual subject at hand. In hindsight I should have cropped this more but both of those I would consider nitpicks and judging by the score people found a lot more to hate about this photo so I consider this to be a complete and utter failure. Ah well, at least it was stop motion.

P.S. There really isn't any blur on the handle. I probably just neatimaged/dodge/burned it too much.

Place: 110 out of 212
Avg (all users): 5.4703
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2024
Avg (non-participants): 5.6610
Views since voting: 1280
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 202
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/14/2006 11:11:00 AM
Wow! I sure would have expected a much MUCH higher score for this one than 5.4 -- once again confirming how badly I suck at determining what the voters will love. I'm one voter who thinks this is awesome :)
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08/14/2006 03:25:25 AM
how underrated was this?!!!! makes one want to grab their bottom lip and pull it over their head...I thought this would finish at least top 10! I like the background colour btw...square crop next time Richard
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/11/2006 05:00:56 PM
good idea, i like it a lot
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08/11/2006 01:53:33 PM
hmmm--little bit of blur on the hammer ;-)

i know this took some effort, and i would have to say you achieved the result of capturing the breaking glass. however, that background color really doesn't do much for the image. also, i don't think all that negative space on the right is adding anything either.
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08/10/2006 07:11:39 AM
haha very appropriate title!
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08/09/2006 04:03:37 PM
First thing that jumps out at me is the shadow on the hammer handle. You've stopped the motion of the bulb breaking just fine. The hammer head is good and crisp. The lower part of the handle looks blurry but I think that's a DOF thing. Lighting is good. Should do well with this if the voters aren't tired of this subject. ;^) Good luck.
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08/08/2006 04:53:37 AM
Great capture of the blub smashing, I like the fact you can't tell that is lying on a surface (if indeed it is). The composition is a little off in my opinion. The negative space on the right doesn't add to the effect. The colours are quite bland and this is usually frowned upon with DPC voters. The only other problem this image will get is that there are at least 5 other blubs being smashed.
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08/07/2006 01:35:14 AM
a square crop to eliminate the space on the right would have been a good idea in my opinion, but I love this and I love the colour of the background
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