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Gordon


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Challenge: Painting with Light (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Bathroom floor
Date: Jan 20, 2004
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Performance, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2004

Simple shot. White board and a paint brush. Light trails from a mag-lite, with a custom aluminium foil 'snood' and some hand shaping of the beam. Just waved the flashlight around until I got the effect I wanted.

Shot with a 100mm macro lens, aperture set after a couple of trials to give good depth of field while enough light over the exposure time. Camera on a tripod and triggered using the timer.

Minimal corrections done - small amount of spoting to remove some dust and hot pixels. Bit of selective gaussian blur applied to tidy up the trails. Levels, curves and saturation adjusted marginally, mainly to boost contrast and tidy up the shadows.

Exposure/ levels/ white balance all as shot.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 120
Avg (all users): 8.3881
Avg (commenters): 9.1833
Avg (participants): 8.1412
Avg (non-participants): 8.5690
Views since voting: 53556
Votes: 201
Comments: 172
Favorites: 408 (view)


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09/18/2012 03:26:04 PM
cool pic.
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05/29/2009 01:39:22 PM
okay... someone went WAY too literal with the challenge title.....

Seriously, awesome picture, love it
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02/28/2008 06:43:28 PM
I just borrowed some Popular Photography magazines from the library. Interestingly, in the November 2007 issue, there's a very similar photo by their 2005 Photographer of the Year, Michael Soo. (In an article about using stuff bought from a hardware shop for props.)
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12/02/2007 12:15:51 PM
IMO this is the best photograph on all of DPC. Beautiful job with this!!!
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11/29/2007 02:46:10 PM
So beautiful!
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08/09/2007 07:44:06 PM
This is brilliant. I've been trying to duplicate or re-create this without success. Damn my 15 second shutter!
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01/24/2007 01:36:37 PM
This is a fantastic shot. I am a mature student studying photograph at Stamford College in the UK. My Final piece is going to be based on painting with light and you piece have certainly inspired me. Well done on winning.

Regards

Martyn

Message edited by author 2007-01-24 13:37:37.
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12/19/2006 10:15:25 AM
Really nice effect, i like this picture a lot.
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10/05/2006 10:33:30 AM
This is not just a photo. It's art and it speaks to my soul.
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09/21/2006 04:43:37 PM
Great effect!! great work.
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03/23/2006 04:56:08 PM
superb..
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02/02/2006 11:48:58 PM
Originally posted by reevey:

Originally posted by Gordon:

Originally posted by lhall:

Even after all this time, it's hard for me NOT to come back to this to look at it. So simple yet so very compelling to me - the movement of the image combined with the gaussian blur make it a continuing favorite of mine.


Thanks - but there wasn't any gaussian blur used in this shot.


But you said there was: "...Bit of selective gaussian blur..."


A true enough, but it was only on the small 1 cm diameter spot immediately above the bristles - probably not where you think it is.
01/29/2006 09:16:15 AM
Originally posted by Gordon:

Originally posted by lhall:

Even after all this time, it's hard for me NOT to come back to this to look at it. So simple yet so very compelling to me - the movement of the image combined with the gaussian blur make it a continuing favorite of mine.


Thanks - but there wasn't any gaussian blur used in this shot.


But you said there was: "...Bit of selective gaussian blur..."
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01/10/2006 05:58:17 PM
Originally posted by lhall:

Even after all this time, it's hard for me NOT to come back to this to look at it. So simple yet so very compelling to me - the movement of the image combined with the gaussian blur make it a continuing favorite of mine.


Thanks - but there wasn't any gaussian blur used in this shot.
01/09/2006 04:27:23 PM
Even after all this time, it's hard for me NOT to come back to this to look at it. So simple yet so very compelling to me - the movement of the image combined with the gaussian blur make it a continuing favorite of mine.
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01/06/2006 07:00:46 PM
wow i like this one
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08/26/2005 09:43:12 PM
ADOREI, FICOU MUITO BOM!!!!!!!!!null
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08/09/2005 10:02:51 PM
Truly a brilliant work of art! Fascinating!!
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06/17/2005 12:12:23 PM
What a cool pic. Wish I had enough expertise to do this. It's really well done. Great detailing. The smoky swirls of light are just so eye catching.
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04/17/2005 08:01:41 PM
Wow beautiful effect!!
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03/08/2005 12:50:56 PM
very goood picture
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12/13/2004 11:45:41 PM
One of the few images that live up to its title. An expert and almost magical rendition from a very creative person with a unique ultra sense of observation.
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12/02/2004 03:39:09 PM
this is a really nice picture. I love the colors
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12/01/2004 04:42:39 PM
Awesome!
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07/20/2004 03:32:02 PM
This photo is amazing.
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04/19/2004 05:19:42 PM
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Message edited by author 2004-09-21 08:16:55.
03/18/2004 06:42:15 PM
Amazing pic Gordon! You got all the elements together here, exposure, composition, lighting, everything. This is a once in a lifetime pic that will be difficult to better. Congrats man, respect!
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02/18/2004 05:57:41 PM
Originally posted by flip89:

Congratulations also for being a finalist at betterphoto.com! This really rocks!


Thanks! It was cool that I won second place over there!
02/16/2004 06:58:27 PM
Congratulations also for being a finalist at betterphoto.com! This really rocks!
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02/14/2004 11:31:11 PM
Wow - this shot is stellar! I'm adding it to my favorites right away.
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02/08/2004 12:53:25 AM
Spank me with the rod of light! Yikes that is lovely. I love the flowing action! Color is nice too.
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02/07/2004 01:46:47 PM
Congrats! Great shot!
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02/07/2004 10:49:20 AM
Gordon, this shot is great! A well deserved first place ribbon. Although your setup was fairly simple, this shot has a real magical quality to it. The title is also very fitting. Congrats!
JD
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02/06/2004 12:10:27 PM
I love this shot, very nice....Really gets me thinking
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02/06/2004 08:51:34 AM
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

Gordon, I have to ask about the 'snood'? Is this something you fabricated to control the beam of light from the maglite? Something maybe to concentrate the beam?


First, its a small maglite - lens end is probably about 1 - 2cm across. I used a 3 inch square piece of aluminium foil and wrapped it around the end of the maglite, so you have a tube leading away from the bulb, projecting out about 2 inches. Then you can scrunch and flatten the foil in any way you like. I used this to create a oval 'brush' that was thin and wide, and some of the back scatter from the foil also gives the harder edges on the brush strokes.

It takes a bit of playing to get used to the 'brush' stroke you need to use, this is where the digital feedback is invaluable - try something, check how it looks, try again.

If it isn't exposed enough, use the brush more 'heavily' (linger, go over areas multiple times, change the lens focus, open up the foil) or increase the exposure/ decrease the aperture/ change the ISO

Message edited by author 2004-02-06 08:52:39.
02/06/2004 08:44:34 AM
Thanks again for all the comments! Here's some more info on how it was done.

It was a 30 second shot, in a dark room. I used a mag-lite (flashlight/ torch in Europe) to draw the light trails in, moving the light around against the white background where I wanted it. I flicked the light across the paintbrush a few times and stroked around under the edges to highlight those too, and stuck it into the bristles from behind to add the glow.

I used a aluminium/ aluminum/ tin (call it what you will!) foil cover on the end of the light to help me shape it appropriately - you can see the effect of that in the edge 'swirls' that have texture to them. Easy to bend/shape the end of the light by squishing the foil.

I figured I wanted more paint/light at the tip of the brush so I concentrated it a bit more heavily there.

The blue colour comes from setting a custom white balance using a reference card prior to the shot, then tuning it slightly in Photoshop.

I did a small amount of cloning to remove some small light flares and dust - also there was a pencil line on the back board where I'd traced out and planned the shot ahead of times which was blurred out of the final shot. The light trails and everything else you see are as shot - nothing was added, only cleaned up or removed - and even then not much at all.

Took about 15 minutes to do the whole thing from concept to finished result.

Message edited by author 2004-02-06 08:47:44.
02/05/2004 11:51:37 PM
Gordon, I have to ask about the 'snood'? Is this something you fabricated to control the beam of light from the maglite? Something maybe to concentrate the beam?
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02/05/2004 10:14:44 PM
I really liked this photo. It is totally awesome and I wish someone could tell how to get it to work. Maybe ( although this was impressive) I'll look forward to seeing one like it by you in the future.
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02/05/2004 09:39:13 PM
WOW great shot. just beautiful down to every last detail
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02/05/2004 03:51:22 PM
Congrats! Amazing shot! I really love this. Excellent job!
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02/05/2004 08:00:16 AM
Excellent shot! Congrats!
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02/05/2004 12:19:25 AM
Thats got to be the coolest picture I seen yet. AWSOME, Good Job.
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02/04/2004 08:59:25 PM
Gordan I was very fasinated by your photo it is very different than any I have seen. I would love to try it someday and see what results I get from it... Great shot.
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02/04/2004 10:00:35 AM
Congratulations on the first place win - it's a stunning image.
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02/04/2004 09:16:11 AM
This is one of my favorites of all the site. Congratulations on an inspirated artistic idea, and a great result. It's amazing and encouraging. BRAVO!!!
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02/03/2004 06:44:31 PM
Well, it took you nearly two years, but you've finally managed to show some improvement since starting at DPC. ;) Awesome shot, it's going straight into my favorites.
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02/03/2004 05:30:09 PM
Gordon, incredible work as usual!
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02/03/2004 03:40:08 PM
Truly one of the best shot I have EVER seen.
Outstanding work !
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02/03/2004 05:26:41 AM
WOWWWWWWWWWWW !!!!!!!!!!!! Perfect. Excellent. bravooooo
Congratulations
Biliana
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02/02/2004 11:29:00 PM
Absolutely awesome shot! My hat is off to you!
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02/02/2004 10:54:45 PM
Totall awesome. I love it!! Going right in my favorites. Super work.
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02/02/2004 07:08:21 PM
Great photo. I would have never thought to use that technique.
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02/02/2004 06:59:47 PM
nicely done BTW - thanks for the help...
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02/02/2004 06:48:30 PM
What a fantastic photo. Looks like it will become one of the favorites on the site. Great one !
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02/02/2004 05:47:24 PM
This is amazing ! I love it and want a print !!!! Congrats Gordon !
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02/02/2004 04:09:15 PM
Nice work G! This is the biggest ass kickin Ive seen in awhile here at DPC!. Enjoy your success, youve earned with this one buddy :)
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02/02/2004 03:42:22 PM
Thank you to everyone who commented! Took me a long time to win again, 82 challenges and almost 2 years ago!
02/02/2004 02:34:13 PM
wow look at all those votes for a 10! excellent shot!
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02/02/2004 02:15:07 PM
I had a feeling this would win, great shot! Congrats!
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02/02/2004 11:28:06 AM
Is that score for real? Congrats way the best score I seen and a zinger of a shot to get it with.
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02/02/2004 10:24:12 AM
Very creative shot and spot on the challenge theme... Congrats!
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02/02/2004 10:24:03 AM
the G man kicks it up a notch! Gordon, you go, bruthah! :-D
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02/02/2004 10:10:50 AM
Anyone who voted this shot less than a 5 needs to be banned from the site!!! Incredible picture Gordon!
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02/02/2004 09:13:51 AM
This is an incredible shot!! Congrats Gordon on a very well deserved blue. :-)
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02/02/2004 08:12:55 AM
Awesome shot! Congratulations on this excellent work. The only 10 I've ever voted here!
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02/02/2004 07:50:19 AM
Well done and congratulations. Well deserved win!
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02/02/2004 07:29:22 AM
8.388!!!!!! Well done Gordon, fantastic shot.
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02/02/2004 07:19:41 AM
Gordon, congrats on the phenomenal score :) Great work as usual :)
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02/02/2004 06:48:14 AM
very nice effect :) congrats
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02/02/2004 06:35:08 AM
Congratulations Gordon - were you aware of your score throughout the week? You must have been going mad :-) A clear and obvious winner from the moment if=t first came up on screen
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02/02/2004 05:01:15 AM
congrats Gordon.
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02/02/2004 04:35:52 AM
Wooo Hoo Uncle G! Congratulations!
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02/02/2004 04:08:11 AM
absolutely wonderful g! the title fits the gorgeous image perfectly! :)
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02/02/2004 03:59:28 AM
Wonderful. My winner from the start, congratulations!
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02/02/2004 03:22:59 AM
Work of art. But really, those who voted less than 7 must have thought this was the 'In The Garden' challenge. Nutters. :)
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02/02/2004 01:56:15 AM
Congrats G, I knew this was a winner!
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02/02/2004 01:49:15 AM
Great shot!, man look at all those 10's!
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02/02/2004 12:55:52 AM
Wow Congratulations you deserved the win,
I think this is about the highest score as well
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02/02/2004 12:28:11 AM
Excellent photo. Congratulations!
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02/02/2004 12:21:30 AM
Congratulations!
Well done.
I may try this in my own little poor man studio :)
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02/02/2004 12:21:09 AM
fantastic image!
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02/02/2004 12:20:34 AM
congratulation gordon! fantastic landslide win!
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02/02/2004 12:17:07 AM
Congrats on achieving the 4th highest rated photo ever on DPC!

This is an awesome shot!
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02/02/2004 12:16:01 AM
COngrats! 10 from me as well! RoB
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02/02/2004 12:15:31 AM
Great shot. My pick for winner. Congrats.
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02/02/2004 12:12:12 AM
Like I said OUTSTANDING! Great job & Congrats!
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02/02/2004 12:09:22 AM
Congrats I rated this picture very high! A well deserved win!

Message edited by author 2004-02-02 01:19:46.
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02/02/2004 12:08:36 AM
Hey Gordon,
excellant work my number one pick of the week.
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02/02/2004 12:08:22 AM
This is a dandy...so glad it won. Very good, it's alive.
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02/02/2004 12:08:18 AM
this was my fav of the challenge...congrats, G...awesome shot!
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02/02/2004 12:07:30 AM
Sweet! Congrats!
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02/02/2004 12:06:53 AM
Congrats!!! A well deserved win! You were one of the few on top of my list!
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02/02/2004 12:06:28 AM
Oh, I did predict this one. This is one of the great shots of DPC. Congrats!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2004 08:55:46 PM
Has to be a ribbon. Unpretentious in its literalism, and the focus is bang on. I love the broken lines of light-- addes interest and the smooth blue tones going to midnight in the corners is wonderful. 10
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02/01/2004 08:36:12 PM
Probable winner right here. To be thematically consistent, it mighta been nice to have no light trials underneath the brush, ie, where you haven't "painted" yet. But that's a very small nit. Nice job.
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02/01/2004 07:19:52 PM
Please explain how you did this.
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02/01/2004 06:26:20 PM
Extremely clever technique. Well done.
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02/01/2004 05:48:41 PM
Perfect composition, great exposure and detail and the very best of the literal painting with light shots. Great job.
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02/01/2004 05:10:17 PM
Thats what painting with light is, great photo. Well done!

I can't vote because i'm not a member, but I hope you get a ribbon. Good luck!
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02/01/2004 05:02:20 PM
Absoluteluy fabulous! I haven't handed out this score since participating in these. but in my mind you have done it well and met all criteria. I must add...WOW!
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02/01/2004 12:04:51 PM
Amazing use of lighting. You should share how you did this.
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02/01/2004 07:10:26 AM
Excellent, Excellent! The lighting, balance, focus and subject are all perfect. Very clever. My favorite of the Challenge.
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01/31/2004 10:22:12 PM
Fantasti shot & title. Very creative with a nice compliementary border. Very nicely done. Bumping it up to a 9!
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01/31/2004 03:12:40 PM
very cool picture! the only change i would make would be to get rid of th light under the brush...since the brush hasn't made it there yet.
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01/30/2004 11:03:42 PM
Really cool, interesting idea, Excellent!!!!
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01/30/2004 06:36:47 PM
well done...
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01/30/2004 11:31:24 AM
Well done. I might like to have seen farther back on the light trail and maybe a hand holding the brush, but still one of the three best in the challenge.
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01/30/2004 10:57:03 AM
Very nice... Good tones and colours...
/KOB
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01/30/2004 04:35:35 AM
Very good, nailed the subject, my #3 pick overall.
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01/30/2004 04:32:56 AM
I dont know how to vote on this subject but I think this looks very professional focus and composition are great probably a winner Nice colour and sharp 8
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01/30/2004 02:35:10 AM
Wow! Really cool picture. Can't wait to find out how you did this!
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01/30/2004 12:41:42 AM
OUTSTANDING shot!!!! Congratulations on a fantastic job!! NO doubt about it, a 10!!
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01/29/2004 11:25:04 PM
Wow! This is so creative! Great job!
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01/29/2004 11:14:06 PM
That's taking the challenge literally! Nicely done!
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01/29/2004 05:07:43 PM
The best execution of the brush idea I've seen so far. Excellent
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01/29/2004 01:52:57 PM
I really like this! Perfect challenge submission!!
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01/29/2004 06:57:29 AM
oh I love this ! The light is perfect all over ! I love the soft feel on and around the brush. This is a winner ! Good luck ! = 10
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01/29/2004 03:01:10 AM
This is excellent. I had the same idea but went with something else. I'm glad I did, yours is way better. Nice shot 9
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01/28/2004 11:23:31 PM
Maravilloso!!! 10 +3
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01/28/2004 06:20:36 PM
Wow.
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01/28/2004 05:27:20 PM
Conforms well to the challenge and perfectly executed. Very nice effect and in harmony throughout.
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01/28/2004 02:43:28 PM
Wonderful execution of the idea here. Everything is smooth and whimsical; fitting for an image titled "Fantasia." I wish there was a bit more space in the top and left to keep the "flow" going, but by no means does that make this bad. :) I love it.
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01/28/2004 02:35:48 PM
10 - this better win. Of all the photos, this is the most amazing shot I've seen. I love this! You did a wonderful job, I wish you luck in pulling a ribbon!!
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01/28/2004 09:19:46 AM
very nice interpretation and use of light.
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01/28/2004 06:02:50 AM
Definitely fits the category.
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01/28/2004 02:01:51 AM
This is very beautiful! Good luck on the challenge.
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01/27/2004 11:03:56 PM
Great job. I love the way you have illuminated the brush.
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01/27/2004 10:12:23 PM
This has got to be the winner in this round. Creative, beautifully composed, sharp as pin, tastefully designed. Simple, beautiful. What more can I say. You deserve the blue one!
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01/27/2004 08:39:51 PM
One of my faves from the challenge. I dont mind the hot spot at the brush tip, I think it adds a great glow and the light strokes are perfect.
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01/27/2004 07:48:27 PM
Nicely done ;)
I do hope you explain yourself in the Details.
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01/27/2004 05:38:56 PM
This is amazing, how did you create this effect?
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01/27/2004 05:05:48 PM
Very nicely done. I like the creativity -10-
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01/27/2004 04:35:41 PM
This is absolutely awesome, a definate 10 in my books. Color, composition, lighting... its fantastic. Tell me, what post processing has been done in PS?
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01/27/2004 04:08:33 PM
Wonderful literal interpretation of the challenge. I'd be surprised if this doesn't finish in the top 5...or top 3. Good luck!
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01/27/2004 03:15:36 PM
A very compelling literal interpretation.
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01/27/2004 03:04:23 PM
awesome pic....a very well defined photo. It fits the subject "painting with light" to the T.
I gave you a 10! I would, as well as others would like to know how this was done after the voting!
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01/27/2004 12:49:21 PM
Brilliant!! One of my top three picks!! I can say nothing bad about it. 10
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01/27/2004 11:56:07 AM
I'm not a member anymore, so I can't vote. But this is beautiful. Wonderful execution of a simple idea, and an idea I thought would be boring to see. Nice use of the negative space, could have used more with same impact. Good job! I give you a virtual 10! (bamaster)
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01/27/2004 11:41:19 AM
I am interested in learning how you did this. This a wonderful picture, a little literal, but nice!
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01/27/2004 09:31:04 AM
Excellent work. I like the bit of random chaos in the light trails in this image. This makes it a bit more surreal... excellent work :) = 10
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01/27/2004 06:25:08 AM
There are several who have done this idea .... this one is by far the best of them. Sensational shot, meets the challenge on several different levels. Masterful, I am highly impressed! 10 - Absolutely no doubt. Has to be a ribbon here, certainly my favourite by far.
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01/27/2004 01:47:21 AM
Wonderful light source.
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01/27/2004 01:44:13 AM
Amazing! I would love to know how you got that shot
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01/27/2004 12:23:48 AM
Excellently executed and one I cannot find fault on.
One of the handful that have used the accepted photographic definition of "painting with light" and also an excellent pun.
still looking for a fault - still can't find one.
Still can't....
even the damn border is a perfect choice.
I do hope you are making money from your photography. If I can you certainly could
David
ps
Still can't find a damn thing wrong with it and I'm jealous.
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01/26/2004 11:56:20 PM
Well done. Hope you'll tell us how you did this.
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01/26/2004 11:41:42 PM
Love the colors. Terrific composition. This one's my favorite in the challenge!
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01/26/2004 10:44:40 PM
Unbelievable!! I'd give you a higher score but it is not possible.
Willing to bet you come in 1st by a wide margin. Well done. 10
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01/26/2004 10:14:24 PM
Very cool! and appropriate! I would love to see a How they did that for this one.
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01/26/2004 06:22:09 PM
Fantasia is a perfect title - the light reminds me of that. Great effect. Wish there wer a little less light around the handle of the brush - it takes away from the feeling the light is being laid out by the bristles. 8
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01/26/2004 04:43:41 PM
Seems a couple of people had the same idea, but your execution of this idea is wonderful. Maybe just a tiny bit over exposed and the tips of the brush, but I like it that way. A 10.
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01/26/2004 04:05:15 PM
This is amazing picture.. Bravo well done - Hope you will tell us how you did this. And I also hope this picture will win - 10
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01/26/2004 02:36:49 PM
We all knew that there would be a fair amount of shots just like this, but this one is BY FAR the best execution! There is no doubt that this should place for a ribbon and if not a blue one....then you got robbed! Can't wait to put this into my favorites
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01/26/2004 01:58:39 PM
Too literal an interpretation for me, bet VERY well done.
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01/26/2004 01:53:41 PM
Compliments only... 9 from me. Love it.
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01/26/2004 01:48:30 PM
Really well done. Great composition, clarity, and use of light.
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01/26/2004 12:49:53 PM
brilliant! nicely done, and effective/convincing.
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01/26/2004 11:56:14 AM
Wow Right on Topic! Great Shot
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01/26/2004 10:35:16 AM
Taking the challenge literally, superbly done.
Must win a ribbon
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01/26/2004 09:53:38 AM
this is awesome, very well done 10
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01/26/2004 08:21:39 AM
Very Well done! Looks like this is a painting! One of my faves! 10
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01/26/2004 07:46:47 AM
Excellent picture! One of my two absolute favorites in this challenge!
Good crop and composition and the use of light is fabolus! - 10!
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01/26/2004 06:28:09 AM
Very nice! Great take on the challenge.
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01/26/2004 06:04:47 AM
Incredible! This must be the winner, a 10
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01/26/2004 04:49:15 AM
great concept, beautiful photograph.
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01/26/2004 04:11:36 AM
Lovely
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01/26/2004 03:41:14 AM
Beautifully done - I love the excess of light at the brush tip and the composition of the brush and swirl of light is excellent.
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01/26/2004 03:09:50 AM
This should win easily. Excellent photo!
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01/26/2004 02:58:43 AM
Well done. I really like the way the "paint" flows off the brush.
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01/26/2004 02:14:04 AM
This is beautiful. I totally love how sharp it is. Your lighting is great with the S curve.
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01/26/2004 12:39:34 AM
OUTSTANDING! Beautiful image! 10
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01/26/2004 12:39:29 AM
WOW, thats really cool. how did you do that????
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01/26/2004 12:10:44 AM
ooo...love it! this is definately one of the best. really fits the theme "painting with light" !!
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