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Still Life With A Bullet
Still Life With A Bullet
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Challenge: Still Life With Motion (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Escondido, Calfiornia
Date: Sep 23, 2007
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2007

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i decided to carve a hole going through the apple on both sides. i then put cotton sticking out from the sides, trying to make the best "explosion" effect. I pointed a mini flashlight directly at the bottom cotton to try to make it brighter. most of the light from the right side was really bright window light. the bullet was hanging from a dark blue sewing thread (somewhat visible in the color version). the bullet was actually 3 inches behind the apple. I had to lean the string against the backdrop, otherwise the string would appear in the picture due to the light's reflection. i tried to wiggle the string a little so that i could get a blurry effect from the bullet.

pp- i converted to black and white, burned a little, and dodged around the cotton. cloned out a little blemish on the apple, and added contrast. that's basically about it. very last minute! if i thought about it earlier i would have done it much better, but oh well, that's what i get for procrastinating!

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.3242
Avg (commenters): 7.6154
Avg (participants): 6.2400
Avg (non-participants): 6.3561
Views since voting: 1162
Views during voting: 473
Votes: 182
Comments: 17
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/01/2007 11:55:10 AM
Not a ribbon????
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10/01/2007 10:39:26 AM
How clever!!!! Your creativity and hard work got you an amazing photo. I wish it was on the first page, but a nice strong finish nonetheless!

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10/01/2007 01:16:50 AM
Hey, very creative and it paid off! Congrats on top 20 and your new second-best score.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2007 10:10:58 AM
Wow...did you actually shoot an apple?
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09/29/2007 08:58:46 PM
Definitely a picture with "Impact".
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09/28/2007 05:37:44 PM
great capture 9
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09/28/2007 07:29:03 AM
WOW!!!!!! 10 just for managing to do that.
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09/26/2007 03:36:00 PM
I really like the creativity. Great idea!
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09/25/2007 11:39:04 PM
I can hardly wait till the voting is over to see just how you managed to get that trajectory, and show what seems to be an explosion at both the point of entry and exit.

Well done...I wish you well.
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09/25/2007 09:18:34 PM
You've got to be kidding, how did you get the apple to stay still? What a grand idea, nicely exacuted as well. 10
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09/25/2007 02:08:14 PM
While on a photo shoot an apple was shot through the core. Police suspect foul play. Thought provoking shot. Thanks.
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09/24/2007 10:44:01 PM
Is that painting with light to create the burst through? The exit part looks more convincing than the entrance but still very well executed and clever.
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09/24/2007 07:21:57 PM
Really? I wouldn't have guessed it was a bullet without the title, so it would have been better if that was clear. Sharpness is also a problem. Composition could have been better, and that table is very distracting. I would suggest a different crop, and a rotate to correct that slight tilt.
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09/24/2007 11:23:00 AM
Heh, clever. you had me for a split second. I wish the bullet path was horizontal. That would have completed the illusion better. 7
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09/24/2007 03:13:57 AM
beautiful
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09/24/2007 12:50:04 AM
wow...how many apples did you kill to make this shot??? :-)
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09/24/2007 12:20:22 AM
Wow...how'd you pull this off?
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