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Roswell: After Dark
Roswell: After Dark

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Challenge: After Dark (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Goopsy's House, Montreal
Date: Jan 7, 2004
Aperture: F 32
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5 secs
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2004

An antique floor lamp, dating back to the art deco era, I think. The lamp caught my eye during a sushy party at my sister-in-law's house (DPC's Goopsy). I took a few photos and really liked what I saw. Then the challenge topic was announced the next night. Damn! Can't use it. So what do I do? What else: I cheat? No way! I call my in-law and ask if I can come over and have a photoshoot with her lamp. Being a supporter of the arts, she obliges me. So I get there, and my camera has spent the last few hours in the car, at -25ºC, and everything fogs up as I take it out of the bag. Anyway, long story short, everything warms up and I shoot about a dozen shots, at various exposures and aperatures. This one works the best for me, as it allowed me to get most of the lamps in focus, plus the smaller opening generated the starbusts that you see. I used a tripod, although my original inspiration was handheld, and gave me good exposure given the light source. Only natural lighting was used.

Very little post processing, unlike my recent entries. PS7: slight levels, very slight crop, resize, very slight USM and boder.

The lamp just looks very space-age, so I automatically thought of UFOs. Obviously, it was night time, 11:30pm, and quite dark in the room at the time of the shoot.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2004 09:38:43 PM
great patterns. good contrast of black and gold.
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01/17/2004 02:27:11 AM
This is gorgeous but I have to admit that the title undercut the image for me.
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01/16/2004 07:54:25 PM
So THAT'S what landed out there in 1947! Now I know. I like the gradient color in the background here, and your point of view works well.
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01/16/2004 12:35:07 AM
very nice work
01/14/2004 11:41:35 AM
I don't know what they are, but they are colorful and bright. Nice composition, color and overall sharpness.
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01/13/2004 06:14:33 PM
Love it!
01/13/2004 03:20:47 PM
Interesting subject and exposure is perfect.
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01/13/2004 10:47:27 AM
Good color toning, excellent exposure and a border to fit!
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01/13/2004 09:06:36 AM
Think here the title really adds to this picture.

I really like this, even the bright spots shinings through the gaps in the lampshades, makes it look like a UFO.

Only gripe is the reflections on the wall at the back. 8
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01/13/2004 07:22:56 AM
Funny & cleaver.
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01/12/2004 02:16:56 PM
Fun shot, great eye for the unique.
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01/12/2004 12:56:54 PM
Cool lamp. I need one like that. Nice exposure, good lighting and composition.
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