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Challenge: Science (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: 'Studio'
Date: Oct 13, 2003
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/100s
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2003

Turn off lights.
Switch on plasma ball.
Put finger on plasma ball.
Press shutter.

Embarrasingly simple - one frame was all it took :-/ The only 'trick' was using a fast lens and iso1600 to give a fast enough shutter in a pitch black room.

Print version has been cleaned up using Fred Miranda's ISOX Pro noise reduction plugin (not DPC legal?).

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 172
Avg (all users): 7.2231
Avg (commenters): 8.6786
Avg (participants): 7.2128
Avg (non-participants): 7.2297
Views since voting: 7401
Votes: 242
Comments: 56
Favorites: 27 (view)


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12/01/2004 02:20:53 PM
Should have won
09/14/2004 02:27:14 PM
Originally posted by bod, the master himself:


Print version has been cleaned up using Fred Miranda's ISOX Pro noise reduction plugin (not DPC legal?).


NeatImage is definitely DPC legal and I don't see why ISOX wouldn't be also. As long as it's applied to the whole image and there is no selective editing going on I believe it would be legal.
10/28/2003 03:40:49 PM
Nice one m8. Good to see your not losing your touch! my camera is still out of action :(
10/26/2003 04:11:24 PM
Great shot. Personally, I think this is pretty well perfect. You made the right choice in not showing all of the lamp, and the illumination of the finger is just right too. Oh, and the composition isn't that bad either :-)
10/26/2003 01:28:30 PM
This picture is really neat. Makes me wonder what it is sometimes. Well anyway it's cool.
10/24/2003 12:00:17 PM
Very cool picture. Congrats on the silver!
10/24/2003 10:44:53 AM
Way cool shot! Congratulations!
10/24/2003 07:49:22 AM
Who gave this a 1? Show yourselves.
10/22/2003 10:40:30 PM
Great shot! One tiny adjustment that may make it better in my opinion, would be to NeatImage it. Its a bit grainy in some areas. Great shot overall though!
10/22/2003 08:20:24 PM
Great shot! Congrats!
10/22/2003 07:37:52 PM
beautiful! i love plasma lamps...so mesmerizing. great work!
10/22/2003 06:50:29 PM
Originally posted by Jon Lucas:

No, no, no - there's no experiment here - just touching the lamp.

Personally, I think the colours are average for this kind of shot - nothing special, focus is adequate - and the idea's alright but not exactly ground breaking - and the border's a bit unnecessary and, and, and - I reckon it should be disqualified really when all is said and done.

: )


Yeah Jon sure! Hey Bod, waitin for a comment here!
10/22/2003 06:38:18 PM
No, no, no - there's no experiment here - just touching the lamp.

Personally, I think the colours are average for this kind of shot - nothing special, focus is adequate - and the idea's alright but not exactly ground breaking - and the border's a bit unnecessary and, and, and - I reckon it should be disqualified really when all is said and done.

: )
10/22/2003 02:25:40 PM
I think you should have one the blue ribbon!
10/22/2003 01:54:29 PM
Congratulations bod ... great photo...
10/22/2003 10:51:16 AM
great work bod
10/22/2003 09:08:58 AM
much respect.....

this is a great shot.....

nice work
10/22/2003 07:36:25 AM
Congratulations! :-) A good friend of mine kept her fingers crossed for this submission, and - not at last - I also like this picture very much! :-) I think I have a loooooooooot practise to do on my brother's sphere. Would you tell me, too, how you have done it? Brilliant work!
10/22/2003 06:29:43 AM
Great job, congrats on the ribbon!
10/22/2003 02:51:53 AM
Originally posted by willem:

lavalamps, always spectacular, but not always fitting to theme, and done to often. 4


This isn't a lava lamp, it's a plasma lamp.
10/22/2003 02:48:22 AM
Way to go Bod! Good to see ya back again.
10/22/2003 01:52:25 AM
stunning imagd, Bod...congratulations!
10/22/2003 01:16:54 AM
You deserve it! This is an awesome image!
10/22/2003 12:30:37 AM
Go Bod! Go! Yay! Nice work!
10/22/2003 12:11:05 AM
Really cool picture. Ya gonna tell how ya did it?? Congrats! Well deserved.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/21/2003 11:53:57 PM
Lovely colours!!!
10/21/2003 11:49:34 PM
great idea and execution - the finger tip even looks cool....and I like how the entire hand is not in the shot. nice work.
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10/21/2003 03:10:34 PM
lavalamps, always spectacular, but not always fitting to theme, and done to often. 4
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/21/2003 02:54:18 PM
This would have been much better if you would have cast a little illumination on the actual finger like an E.T. effect or something.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/21/2003 10:50:58 AM
Great colours and clarity. Excellent presentation. ~10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/19/2003 03:49:30 PM
I love this one. I was thinking "why didn't I do that?" because I have one of these plasma balls. I tried the shot, for myself and realized it's not an easy one to get. Kudos to you... well done!
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10/18/2003 11:42:36 AM
Very nice. I like these kinds of photos alot.
10/18/2003 10:03:29 AM
Just beautiful and right on the theme.
10/18/2003 01:07:06 AM
Very nice exposure.
10/17/2003 08:53:34 AM
Good color and clarity for this type image. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/17/2003 08:15:03 AM
Great shot!! One of the best yet, its so crisp and the colors are beautiful! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/16/2003 11:50:21 PM
One of my favorites in this challenge. I have no idea what I'm looking at, but the composition and coloring are remarkable. 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/16/2003 09:54:33 PM
I don't know what this is, but it's a very cool shot. Well done!
10/16/2003 05:50:17 PM
How funny! I submitted a very similar picture. I have to say I much prefer yours. Colors are clear and crisp vs. my fuzzy time lapse. Nice work!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/16/2003 05:16:31 PM
Predictable image for this competition, but a nice capture just the same. Well done.
10/16/2003 03:09:22 PM
Very cool -- probably my favorite of the challenge! It took me a while to notice the finger! I gotta get me one of those bzzzzt things :)
10/16/2003 12:07:19 PM
This is definately on of the sharpest images with this subject. I also find it to be one of the more visual appealing. Nice conposition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/15/2003 11:46:14 PM
cool photo! I love the colors and the capture of the lights...has a very 'scientific feel' to it...I have to give this one a 10.
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10/15/2003 10:01:27 PM
Love the abstract quality of this photo. 9
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10/15/2003 09:13:28 PM
I wish I had one of these so I could play and take cool pictures!! Very neat shot. Love the finger, the lights and the colors. Good work....Kool shot.
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10/15/2003 08:15:48 PM
Phenomenal. 10.
10/15/2003 05:26:40 PM
Wow, this was also my idea but I never had the time to do it, but this one is absolutely perfect, this is a winner I think.
10/15/2003 03:22:54 PM
I love this shot. I wanted to do something similar but didn't have access to one of the globe thingy. Gonna give it a 10!
10/15/2003 01:57:09 PM
Incredible photo, how was it done?
10/15/2003 01:14:21 PM
Smart, smooth shot. Perhaps a little too much inactive space top right, and lacking a scientific experiment, but very attractive nonetheless (these plasma balls are always mesmerising).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/15/2003 11:30:16 AM
great effects. I don't like the finger, but i realize it was necessary.

As a side, I wonder if a longer shutterspeed would have producted some really cool blurrs?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/15/2003 09:24:14 AM
Wow - totally a winner - perfectly scientific - tons of colour and impact - it has to be a 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/15/2003 09:12:59 AM
great
10/15/2003 08:36:10 AM
Yup, it's a 10
10/15/2003 02:39:22 AM
If you are the guy that ribboned on this lamp before, i think its quite pathetic to pull that stunt but still a pretty cool pic.
if you are someone that saw the ribboned pic in question and wanna copy that, I think that is pretty lame, but as I said the shot is cool.
and last but least if You are a newbie that has never seen the picture I speak of above, Great pic keep up the good work.

the hightlights seem a bit grainy though on my Powerbook display 9
10/15/2003 12:50:54 AM
Well composed ,nice colors and focus,10 from me!
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