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Flying camera
Flying camera

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Challenge: Speed II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6(D) DT
Location: Munich
Date: Aug 27, 2007
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Humorous, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2007

I was too lazy to go out to take a photo.
Captured through my bathroom mirror with flash plus ambient light, raw. Used wide angle and the 2-seconds self release timer.
I had to throw the camera about 20 times to get it right. Sometimes it tilted and just took a photo of the wall... I was a little scared to drop it on the floor.
Converted the RAW pic into pseudo-hdr using Photomatics and tone mapped it to make local contrast more appealing.
Cropped it much tighter to hide the bath room towel!
Flip 180 (to get text proper because of the mirror)
Sharpened in Photoshop using the AS Sharpen plugin
Corrected hue balance (too much red bulb light)
Some slight level correction to make the dark darker.
Slight denoise with Noiseware to get rid of shadow noise introduced by Photomatix.

Place: 86 out of 204
Avg (all users): 5.4479
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.3286
Avg (non-participants): 5.5164
Views since voting: 882
Views during voting: 435
Votes: 192
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2007 11:51:12 PM
Cool effect. Hope you do well.
09/04/2007 04:03:32 PM
Cool photo!
09/03/2007 02:16:58 AM
Am I seeing this right? It almost looks like you set the timer and then tossed it in the air during the exposure. 7 points for the shot, 2 points for the imagination and 1 point for the sheer bravery in tossing your DSLR into the air. (A shocked expression on your face would have been that much greater!)
09/02/2007 05:35:21 PM
b careful
09/01/2007 04:45:10 PM
Very creative.
09/01/2007 01:56:00 AM
I like the idea and the end result. The look on your face is great!
08/30/2007 07:46:10 PM
Cute. He caught it, I assume? Straightening it would have improved it for me.
08/30/2007 09:43:43 AM
Good idea - different take on the challenge.
08/29/2007 10:17:40 PM
08/29/2007 05:17:09 PM
great idea and execution.
08/29/2007 03:33:15 PM
nice idea.
08/29/2007 01:17:53 PM
Better watch you don't drop it ;-)
08/29/2007 09:35:59 AM
That's cool!!!!!

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