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eBay: Two Bargain Lights, Endless Possibilities
eBay: Two Bargain Lights, Endless Possibilities

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Challenge: I Bought It On eBay (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: Houston
Date: Dec 16, 2007
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2007

Claire McAdams

This was done in collaboration with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' wanjun She is posing as the photographer in this and I the model. This was actually the basic idea I had from the start, I just didn't really feel like doing it until today when Wanjun and I got together to do photoshoot stuff. I actually got 5 extension chords to get my lights from my really big back yard, over the fence past a ditch with a creek in it all the way out to this field...it was freezing outside but we had a good time.

Place: 8 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.6111
Avg (commenters): 7.5625
Avg (participants): 6.2632
Avg (non-participants): 6.7177
Views since voting: 3182
Views during voting: 400
Votes: 162
Comments: 27
Favorites: 4 (view)

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01/15/2008 07:17:46 PM
Sweet image and take on the challenge. The sky is nice and colorful, model well lit and stands out amongst the darkness. Boy is that a big backyard!
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12/30/2007 07:52:41 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Excellent shot!
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12/27/2007 12:32:01 AM
This would have been a winner if it were a self portrait. The photographer in the photo really takes away from the shot. Nice lighting!
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12/24/2007 10:21:52 AM
Awesome work once again, Claire! What a tribute to you to make a photo in front of powerlines look so glamourous and "magazine cover-esque" :)

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12/24/2007 08:27:10 AM

not much else to add
just fab

well done

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12/24/2007 12:41:24 AM
Knew this would be top 5 or 10...well done, congrats on the lighting, I am jealous :)
12/24/2007 12:05:11 AM
Congrats on your top 10! I thought that might be you, then convinced myself it wasn't. :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/23/2007 04:21:07 PM
I wonder what the picture of the girl turned out like, very cool shot, the photographer seems too dark though but in a way that works, dont know why though.
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12/23/2007 03:28:43 PM
Not a fan of the silhouette in the foreground - mainly because it isnt immediately apparent what it is. But great idea, and a nice alround shot.
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12/23/2007 01:25:43 PM
I want to see how this picture turned out. heheh.... :p
12/22/2007 11:10:24 AM
This is a terrific idea and very well executed... but... the dark object in the foreground between the lights is very distracting. 7
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12/21/2007 02:22:13 PM
I wish you could see the photography a little better. great behind the scene pic
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12/20/2007 11:12:03 PM
Nice, creative thought.
12/20/2007 10:27:45 AM
I really love the juxtaposition, and think the setup, lighting and colour is a real winner!
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12/19/2007 03:20:12 PM
Nice perspective and contrast of colors. Illustrates the point, though it is a little busy to have impact to me. There are not as many shots of photo gear in this challenge as I had expected.
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12/18/2007 08:30:12 PM
I'd love to see the photo you took without the lights in the frame!
12/18/2007 03:27:10 PM
nice portables...is there a buy it now price for them? :-)..7
12/18/2007 10:27:12 AM
Good concept and setting.

Photographer figure is too difficult to pull from the dark treeline. Model is not comfortable in that crossed-legs pose, appears unbalanced. That is the photographer's responsibility, not hers.

Use of line is excellent, but the focus on her too distant, and so too small, face is a problem.

Model's plain clothing makes the viewer wonder why the equipment is in use. Is she the photographer's assistant, standing in for the model, in order to get the lighting correct? Too many questions; the story is unclear.
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12/18/2007 07:11:06 AM
Nice location for a shoot and looks like you got a very good deal if you did get the lights on eBay!
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12/18/2007 12:11:24 AM
nicely done!
12/17/2007 10:47:03 PM
Cool shot!!
12/17/2007 08:36:30 PM
Outstanding! 10!
12/17/2007 11:47:52 AM
only distraction is photographer in front, otherwise nice shot
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12/17/2007 09:29:56 AM
This has to be lovethelight!
12/17/2007 05:00:46 AM
That would be a nice shot. I wanna see that one. :) Great use of the power lines. As for this shot, I would have cropped it a little closer, and there's something wierd happening with her eyes. They are really dark black black pixels. Too much mascara maybe? :)
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12/17/2007 12:19:22 AM
Sweet! I hope this scores well. Easily better than the rest I've seen.
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12/17/2007 12:07:20 AM
lucky you! nice image...love the lighting 8
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