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Challenge: Still Life With Motion (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Date: Sep 22, 2007
Aperture: F4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2007

I was not planning on entering but the idea of photographing a gyroscope in action seemed to fit really well. I hope people get the reference to motion while still.


Shot in my basement "studio" - and I do mean this loosely! - a single tungsten bulb on a floor lamp, a card table, and a white mat. Opened RAW image in CS2 - cropped, adjusted exposure, white balance and curves. Save. In Elements 3.0 - applied noise ninja to smooth shadow and add contrast. Adjusted levels, adjusted hue/saturation, cropped, saved for web. USM at small radius. Dodged and cloned background to smooth out lighting. Save.

Figure about 5.8-6.0 based on simplicity, reasonable lighting, and focus.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.3911
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8163
Avg (non-participants): 6.6077
Views since voting: 1371
Views during voting: 414
Votes: 179
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/01/2007 12:36:14 PM
Peter, nice shot! Not your typical still life, and it's a testament to the quality of the image that it scored so well (with the DNMC voters, and all)! Well done!
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10/01/2007 09:21:34 AM
This was my highest score for the challenge. I am surprised it didn't do better.
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10/01/2007 03:51:14 AM
When I saw this picture of a gyroscope I slapped my head as I thought it represented the perfect depiction of stillness and motion in a single subject. Love the over exposed background. Definitely has a real print feel about it. Great shot and a great finish
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10/01/2007 01:14:27 AM
Congrats on the top 20, Peter!
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10/01/2007 12:05:30 AM
Peter - great entry! I didn't get to voting on this one, but you would have had another high score. I'd better watch out, you've been on a roll lately :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/29/2007 06:45:14 PM
i love how the middle is moving but thats it
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09/29/2007 04:25:50 PM
We have motion....but where is the still life?
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09/29/2007 12:39:32 PM
This one is cool!
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09/28/2007 08:58:23 PM
Lovely use of background, shadows, thought and creativity and the spacing if perfect. You lucky thing you....
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09/26/2007 09:39:39 PM
It technically fits the challenge and is shot well but it comes across as more of a product shot than anything else.
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09/26/2007 05:57:43 PM
Very simple, Very cool...very 10! So clean & concise
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09/26/2007 11:27:42 AM
Simple and perfect for the challenge. Did you also try to use a longer shutter speed and following the top as it moves as well? I doubt it would turn out as well as this, but might look interesting too. Nice.
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09/26/2007 07:28:06 AM
Oooooooooh. I love how it is "still life" and "movement" both wrapped up in one object. I do feel like it is "separate" (as per the challenge description) because if you've ever seen one of these things go, it really does seem like two totally different things. I could see, however, how to some it might not fit the challenge. Good luck! (10)
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09/25/2007 02:30:50 PM
Fits the challenge to a T.
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09/25/2007 12:55:32 PM
An interesting, graphic shot. I like the composition and high contrast treatment. Not sure if it counts as "still life" or not, since the only thing that's not moving is the background.
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09/24/2007 11:13:14 PM
very nice! Love the composition and the lighting in this shot!
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09/24/2007 07:38:15 PM
nicely done - 8
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09/24/2007 03:05:59 PM
Simple yet effective...good job!
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09/24/2007 02:07:13 PM
great take on the challenge "9"
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09/24/2007 06:47:56 AM
10
nuff said
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09/24/2007 12:40:34 AM
nice and simple...fresh
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