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Shadow of a Black Widow
Shadow of a Black Widow
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Candid IV (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D40X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: An old barn
Date: Jun 4, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 6 sec
Galleries: Candid, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2007

I know, I know, this wasn't a very good candid shot. I was mad at myself for submitting it. It was capable of a few more points than this. Thanks to you voters who still looked at it as a photo for what it is NOT what it should have been.

I was messing around in our barn and saw this guy beside one of the workbenches. Since I was trying to get a "Painting With Light" shot, I had my camera in hand. I actually used a little led light for lighting instead of my flash to get the desired shadow.

Post-processing:
hues
lighting levels
crop from 'landscape' to 'portrait'
resize

Statistics
Place: 447 out of 448
Avg (all users): 3.5581
Avg (commenters): 2.8000
Avg (participants): 3.2921
Avg (non-participants): 4.1500
Views since voting: 1154
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 129
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0


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06/20/2007 04:34:26 AM
:) Be proud Brandon! The brown ribbon is yours, something that not many have attained. It is a good shadow and if we could just see the spiders face...
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06/19/2007 04:57:20 PM
Ahh yes...the spider...lol!! Don't worry Brandon...we all have those 'what was I doing there' photos...that is part of what makes us who we are...usually just crazy...but ourselves nonetheless...lol!!

Now smile...and get that camera clicking for the next challenge.. ;)

J

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2007 07:33:46 PM
candid?
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06/14/2007 12:55:52 PM
Cool photo, but I think we need a person for a candid...
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06/13/2007 03:29:51 PM
Interesting shadow and effect, but doesn't seem much like a candid shot to me.
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06/13/2007 05:03:46 AM
If only he knew his photo was being taken, boy would he be embarrassed ahh well you'll have to email him a copy :)
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06/11/2007 11:31:35 PM
Okay...it is a nice capture of a shadow...but the processing with the right bottom foreground area being kept light and the rest blurred...really doesn't work. Also...where is the person?
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06/11/2007 08:05:15 PM
dnmc but beautiful composition! 6
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06/11/2007 06:58:49 PM
Insects just aren't aware of being photographed. They behave the same way no matter what. I can't see this as candid.
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06/11/2007 05:51:52 PM
Shadow focus is spot on but I have to admit I dont really get this image
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06/11/2007 02:37:57 PM
You took a good angle to capture the perfect shadow.
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06/11/2007 01:52:17 AM
DNMC IMHO
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