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Cosmic Orchids
Cosmic Orchids

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Challenge: Painting With Light III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
Location: Honolulu
Date: Jun 2, 2007
Aperture: f/22.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30s
Date Uploaded: Jun 3, 2007

I hung a small flash light from a door frame and mounted a flash on a tripod. I then fired my camera with a 15 second delay and started the flashlight spinning on the hanging cord. While it was spinning, I held the orchids just below the spinning light and fired the flash once. I pulled the orchids away and let the spinning light finish the 30 second exposure. It took me about 20 attempts to get this image.

PS: cropped, levels, curves, saturation increased, neat image and tiny amount of USM.

Thanks to Techo from "Painting with Light II" for the inspiration for this image.

Place: 78 out of 245
Avg (all users): 5.7477
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.6154
Avg (non-participants): 5.8054
Views since voting: 700
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 214
Comments: 6
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06/14/2007 09:48:46 AM
Ooooooh. . .what a great idea. And very well done! And a quite underrated score to go with it! I hate it when that happens!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/11/2007 07:26:27 PM
Interesting, your orchids look like trapped in the light.
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06/10/2007 11:32:03 PM
Interesting Idea but the lack of light has left the flowers a bit drab, Good Luck
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06/10/2007 07:08:07 PM
Very pleasing and eye catching!
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06/09/2007 03:39:36 PM
very well photographed - the orchids are nice and bright and relatively sharp and the geometric pattern is really well composed
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06/07/2007 10:26:21 AM
unique and creative - the flowers seem a bit oof. But, wonderful example of painting with light.
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