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Challenge: Painting With Light III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Clovis, CA
Date: Jun 3, 2007
Aperture: F 4.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30 Seconds
Galleries: Abstract, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jun 4, 2007

I placed a remote flash unit to the left pointed up at the tree. I set the camera at 30 second exposure, F4.2, ISO 400 with the timer at 10 seconds. When I got the auto-focus beep, I fired the shutter and ran in front of it with the flashlight. I placed myself with my back turned toward the camera and the flashlight facing back toward the camera because I can't write backwards. When the shutter opened, I started writing.

When I finished writing, I grabbed my second remote flash unit, ran behind the house (out of the view of the camera) and fired it toward the other remote flash unit effectively firing them both. Then I walked back to the camera to see what I got.

After the 75th attempt (give or take), I had a good shot with reasonably good writing.

I adjusted exposure up to max to see and reduce noise, then adjusted exposure back down, leaving it up .5. Adjusted vibrance, saturation and contrast. Cropped and added border.

Statistics
Place: 52 out of 245
Avg (all users): 6.0564
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8000
Avg (non-participants): 6.1571
Views since voting: 1018
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 195
Comments: 15
Favorites: 3 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2007 10:43:50 PM
A remarkable photo! Even without the light writing, the night photo is terrific! I love the spotlights of light - there's subtle yet create interest. It's nicely framed - except maybe that shadow on the right and the white thing in the bottom left corner. The writing is magnificent. It really fits the challenge and looks great! I do wish you had made full use of the 640 pixels!
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06/12/2007 09:12:40 PM
Fun pic. This would make a nice card.
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06/12/2007 05:41:50 PM
Superb picture, the background is a little too busy for my liking but great never less.
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06/12/2007 05:14:21 PM
Very well done, the image isn't blown out and the writing is almost prefect, but the background leaves a lot to be desired. 7
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06/11/2007 11:06:28 PM
That's awesome. Good job.
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06/11/2007 07:06:02 PM
Not a fan of the background but hey! that is great you have to try this with a landscape or cityscape.
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06/10/2007 11:39:16 PM
Great writting but the BG lets it down badly, it just has no meaning
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06/10/2007 05:37:23 PM
Very cool
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06/10/2007 12:10:08 PM
very nicely done
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06/09/2007 05:46:29 PM
nice job here - love the crispness of the words and the lighting of the background - 7
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06/08/2007 03:22:24 AM
Nice capture - Brilliant light and great hand writing by the way - Love this. Well executed. 10
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06/08/2007 02:58:38 AM
This is in the top of my images. Very well done. the writing is spot on, good Job.
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06/06/2007 08:53:33 PM
AWWW..It's so pretty.
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06/06/2007 04:02:34 PM
how many attempts did this take? :-) nicely done. should score well.. I think you may get marked down for the background, but I actually like it. 8
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06/06/2007 02:06:42 PM
beautiful!!
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