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Challenge: Painting With Light III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM II
Date: Jun 5, 2007
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15''
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2007

I WON A RIBBON! I WON A RIBBON!

If you couldn't tell by now - I'm very happy! Thanks everyone for the votes and comments!

Setup was fairly simple: I was holding an external flash in my hand aimed at my face, as soon as the shutter clicked I triggered it. Then, in total darkness, I put down the flash, picked up a flashlight instead and did the "vortex". The face is sharp because it was only lit by the flash. However, some light from the flashlight bled onto the hand, hence the "bluriness" that "made" the photo for a lot of the commenteers.

Funny thing is, I was going for a "magus" look who throws a vortex of light at the camera. The "another dimension gate" idea only came after I saw the pic. Also, this was initially supposed to be just a test image - if I had known it would be good enough to submit I would have at least taken away the floor lamp that you can almost see in the back (drove me mad during voting) :-)).

Thanks again everybody and go Team Cosmo!

Outtake:
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 245
Avg (all users): 6.8199
Avg (commenters): 7.9524
Avg (participants): 6.5692
Avg (non-participants): 6.9315
Views since voting: 6947
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 211
Comments: 40
Favorites: 20 (view)


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04/04/2008 12:54:50 AM
woah i have never seen this. yeah you deserved the ribbon congrats
too cool, gotta try it out someday
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06/16/2007 01:57:37 PM
Incredible, I only looked at the results now. Congrats on an amazing shot.
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06/15/2007 06:47:44 AM
Haha, when looking at the shot in thumbnail size I saw a cigarette coming out of that vortex and I just went "what the heck?", it made no sense to me :) Guess my feeble brain plays tricks on me on occasion, hehe.

Congrats on the ribbon dude, keep it up!

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06/14/2007 08:00:42 PM
Excellent Image. Congrats on the ribbon. OK you described it but I am still trying to figure it out. Spectacular!!!
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06/14/2007 12:28:26 PM
Of COURSE this one won a ribbon. That's a no-brainer! It is Spectacular! I'd like it with blue under it :) But yellow is nice too :)

Congratulations. Your first (of many I'm sure) ribbon. A personal best. Monumental in your DPC life :)

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06/14/2007 09:13:54 AM
Very creative idea with great execution...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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06/14/2007 07:42:31 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. Such a cool photo!
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06/14/2007 07:27:52 AM
this
ROX
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congratZ !!
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06/14/2007 05:46:31 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!! Well deserved
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06/14/2007 01:34:28 AM
Very clever shot...well done!...Congrats on your ribbon!!!!
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06/14/2007 01:15:40 AM
Perfect shot..congratulations!!
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06/14/2007 12:50:03 AM
Absolutely stunning shot and a well deserved ribbon! Big congrats on the Yellow.
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06/14/2007 12:24:44 AM
Very awesome photo! Congratulations on your beautiful ribbon - well deserved.
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06/14/2007 12:21:25 AM
Congrats! I'm very pleased to see that this was yours...
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06/14/2007 12:17:45 AM
Congrats on a great image! Well-deserved personal best and first ribbon. :)
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06/14/2007 12:14:47 AM
VERY nice. great job.
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06/14/2007 12:10:19 AM
Ok, you have to tell us how you did this. You are going to tell us aren't you? I thought it was the coolest one of the bunch.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2007 09:55:55 PM
Now that's really cool! I like the way the face is sharp and exposed properly and the arm is sort morphing into the light!
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06/13/2007 02:13:08 PM
0-2 meets challenge = 2
0-3 creativity = 3
0-3 technical merit = 2
0-2 biased wow factor = 2
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06/13/2007 01:24:50 PM
Very good effect! It looks like your arm is being 'sucked' in!
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06/12/2007 10:24:35 PM
Very cool shot. Just done so well...I can't imagine how many shots it took you to get this!
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06/12/2007 10:08:47 PM
Nicely done.
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06/12/2007 07:22:27 PM
very cool, not sure if it would be better to have the person at the edge rather then through the side though?
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06/12/2007 01:28:42 PM
Nice job with making your arm look like it is slipping into the votex.
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06/12/2007 10:47:28 AM
very nice
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06/12/2007 07:08:05 AM
Very neat. The blurred out arm just adds to the effect.
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06/12/2007 06:02:09 AM
Great capture! He really looks like he's about to be sucked in.
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06/12/2007 12:22:26 AM
I must know how you did this. Awesome.
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06/11/2007 12:29:50 PM
interesting
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06/10/2007 11:46:44 AM
nicely done
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06/09/2007 03:31:20 PM
very cool job with this - I hope you were albe to reattach the arm on the guy - 8
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06/09/2007 12:26:11 PM
Outstanding!
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06/08/2007 11:06:19 PM
Perhaps it would have been better if all of the swirls were on the other side of him. Good Luck
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06/08/2007 09:51:35 PM
This is great. It really does look like he is entering another dimension. I like how his face is clear and his arm is blurry like it is already being sucked in. Very good.
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06/08/2007 02:37:08 PM
7 for a clever idea
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06/08/2007 03:03:08 AM
Nicely done,nice colors and focus... great image.
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06/07/2007 10:37:07 PM
Nice and interesting.
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06/07/2007 06:19:43 AM
this is pretty cool. nice job 8
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06/06/2007 08:01:54 PM
great presentation and finishing.
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06/06/2007 04:11:28 PM
very cool, like he's getting sucked in
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