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EddyG


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Challenge: Letting Go (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: My basement
Date: Feb 10, 2004
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 secs
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 10, 2004

Blue spotlight effect was simply a blurred circle I created in Photoshop. I placed my laptop (turned on its side to "portrait" orientation) behind the rope and displayed the "background" I created to accentuate the "breaking point".

The rope was "painted" (as in "painting with light") with a moving flashlight during the exposure.

Captured with the Canon 50mm/1.4 lens.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 188
Avg (all users): 6.8476
Avg (commenters): 7.6800
Avg (participants): 6.5283
Avg (non-participants): 7.0552
Views since voting: 5601
Votes: 269
Comments: 41
Favorites: 7 (view)


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04/14/2004 12:11:22 PM
Every time I look at the background, the circle seems to shrink - a wonderful optical illusion.
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02/21/2004 10:04:26 AM
Eddy, you rock at these studio shots. Way to go. congrats!
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02/20/2004 11:33:13 AM
Nice PWL - congrats on the ribbon
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02/18/2004 01:21:45 PM
So well deserved ribbon, congratulations!
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02/18/2004 11:53:37 AM
congrats Eddy! I hadn't seen all of the entries... nice interpretation of the challenge. :)
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02/18/2004 10:58:54 AM
Great shot and technique!
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02/18/2004 10:40:34 AM
Very creative Ed. Great fun shot. Keep up the good work. Jacko.
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02/18/2004 10:20:04 AM
Fun stuff Eddy! The blurry circle really kicks this up a notch! Great work!
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02/18/2004 09:18:58 AM
Way to go Eddy - a fantastic shot - I like everything about it. Congrats :-)
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02/18/2004 07:05:50 AM
You were my choice for first, but I wasn't far off.
Well done.
Paul.
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02/18/2004 03:48:33 AM
I had come through and moved this to a nine from an eight:) I think I helped you beat me:) this was outstanding and worthy of a ribbon! Good job. Super idea with the laptop.

Congrats!

Richard

P.S.

Hard to believe this was given so many threes...there is no pleasing some folks.
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02/18/2004 12:47:12 AM
EddyG, you work very hard for this site. It's good to see all that hard work has not affected your personal photography. Congratulations on this spectacular shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2004 07:15:29 PM
The idea is good and bang on for the challenge. The quality of the shot is also good, I just don't find this very interesting. I don't dislike it, please don't take my comments the wrong way. I see that you have been clever with the light and composition, but its not jumping out at me. ? Hope I have not been harsh, I don't mean to be. :) 8 from me.
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02/16/2004 05:20:36 PM
Cool concept for letting go. The blue spot lighting really helps draw attention to the final strand.
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02/15/2004 02:09:45 PM
Nice concept shot.
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02/15/2004 12:48:04 PM
Nice color and details.
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02/15/2004 08:02:58 AM
10 for you, excellent!
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02/14/2004 09:56:04 PM
Well done.
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02/13/2004 05:38:55 PM
Great shot, great idea. Sharp, good colour, yeh should do very well
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02/13/2004 12:49:13 PM
The rope fray is a bit too clean...
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02/13/2004 05:46:27 AM
Good background. It draws the eye right into the rope. Great prep work on the rope, too!
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02/12/2004 07:55:30 PM
Yes it is. Great compoistion, lighting, focus, and colors. I hope you do well.
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02/12/2004 04:16:18 PM
Very nicely set up and photographed.
I particularly like your idea for this challenge.
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02/12/2004 01:32:22 PM
very good interpretation of the theme
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02/12/2004 12:06:18 PM
a winner for me.
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02/12/2004 09:47:32 AM
Great idea, great shot. Interesting spotlight effect in background. Good lighting.
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02/11/2004 11:53:01 PM
Very interesting effect achieved by the feathered blue dot, but you know that, that's why you did it! Very nice.
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02/11/2004 08:40:40 PM
Very good theme, exposure, and background selection! 7
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02/11/2004 08:21:57 PM
Great shot... amazing take on the challenge.
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02/11/2004 07:31:12 PM
This is such a beautiful, well composed and thought out image. I enjoy it immensely. Thank you.
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02/11/2004 07:12:49 PM
I like this photo, simple, but still meets the challenge very well.
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02/11/2004 06:21:23 PM
nice composition and shot
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02/11/2004 05:11:08 PM
Great 10
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02/11/2004 02:26:28 PM
This is a great image conceptually and technically, but ... it is missing any human element and emotion. Still very well done.
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02/11/2004 02:15:27 PM
this is awesome!!
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02/11/2004 12:40:30 PM
nice clear focus of a pretty good subject..not too crazy about the blue circle though.
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02/11/2004 12:36:20 PM
Seems to scream holding on rather than letting go. Interesting idea though. The rope seems a little too yellow/orange.
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02/11/2004 12:14:43 PM
I wish you didn't cut the rope so straight so it would look like more realistic.
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02/11/2004 10:19:00 AM
In a word: original. Great execution, illustrates the challenge very well.... 10. Great job! Good luck!
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02/11/2004 06:32:34 AM
great idea indeed. Nice and sharp. Like the addition of that sot light - but not sure if i like it being blue...
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02/11/2004 04:52:34 AM
Fine shot. After looking at it for a while though i felt myself wanting more dynamism. Given the theme the image is a bit still. An 8 though!
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