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Challenge: Object Isolation by Contrast (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: barn
Date: Dec 29, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 20 sec.
Galleries: Nude
Date Uploaded: Dec 30, 2007

Thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' graphicfunk for sharing his knowledge of light and multiple exposure.
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The challenge was to create light beams under DPC rules and without using a fog/haze/smoke machine. While reading Daniel's excellent thread on light/multiple exposures (for the third time) I realized that it didn't matter to the camera how the pixels were exposed. So, the light rays are actually a piece of foam board cut into the shape of a ray. A 20 second exposure was used to properly expose the flower since it was the only object in the frame for the total exposure. The shade was exposed for the first 8 seconds (of the 20 total) and then removed from the scene. Each light beam was then added individually by exposing the foam board while moving it slightly up and down(to blur) for 4 seconds. I don't know if this technique would be useful anywhere other than DPC since, in the real world, the effect is so easy to duplicate in Photoshop. I did learn something, though, and that is what DPC is about.


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Place: 2 out of 188
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Avg (commenters): 8.3500
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Views since voting: 15422
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Votes: 160
Comments: 58
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12/17/2017 11:39:42 PM
sometimes i forgot what a wacknoodle you are.
how generous of you to explain in detail.
05/29/2012 09:38:38 PM
Beautifully conceived and executed. I love the clean simplicity of the image, and the light on the daisy is magical.
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04/20/2010 11:51:29 AM
Just came across this picture, and I've been studying it for a long time. Had I not read your description, I would never have noticed that the "rays" are, in fact, not coming through the blinds. Fabulous illusion.
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01/13/2008 03:15:17 PM
This is beautiful... Great explanation too. Congrats!
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01/13/2008 01:23:21 AM
Amazing shot; almost more amazing how you did it. (What next?).
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01/12/2008 09:19:09 AM
Very lovely and thanks for sharing the details. Congratulations on a well deserved red!
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01/09/2008 01:27:38 PM
Wonderful effect and use of material. Kudos! Linda
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01/09/2008 12:58:30 PM
Wonderful!
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01/08/2008 07:22:07 PM
Just amazing how you achieved this! The resulting image is simply beautiful!! Wonderful work congratulations on the ribbon!
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01/08/2008 05:58:02 AM
brilliant....
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01/07/2008 09:03:34 PM
Fantastic lighting. Congratulations!
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01/07/2008 02:25:52 PM
The lighting is awesome! Congratulations on your ribbon!!
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01/07/2008 12:14:45 PM
nice shot Steve, congrats on you ribbon and your PB ;-)
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01/07/2008 11:32:35 AM
Beautifully done congrats on your red ribbon.
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01/07/2008 10:34:08 AM
This is an amazing shot. Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/07/2008 10:11:17 AM
perfect lighting, congrats on getting it right.
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01/07/2008 09:41:46 AM
Hi Steve, really cool shot, love it & congrats.
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01/07/2008 08:22:44 AM
Wow - well done. Thanks for sharing the technique - brilliant!
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01/07/2008 07:03:37 AM
Congratulations Steve. Slick shot.
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01/07/2008 05:18:49 AM
marvelous
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01/07/2008 04:17:33 AM
congratulations,well done
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01/07/2008 02:53:35 AM
Excellent shot, congrats on your red and new PB!
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01/07/2008 02:34:37 AM
...and congrats on your PB Steve!
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01/07/2008 01:43:21 AM
Awesome.....so creative.
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01/07/2008 01:14:29 AM
Wow, Steve! What a beautiful image and so very worthy of a ribbon. Congratulations.
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01/07/2008 01:10:31 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon, thanks for sharing the technique!! Excellent execution!!
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01/07/2008 12:56:23 AM
VERY cool technique! Thanks for sharing how you did this! And while it may be easy to duplicate in PS, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't look as convincing. Nice work all around.
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01/07/2008 12:56:14 AM
WOW! Brilliant use of light and exposure. Stunning........
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01/07/2008 12:49:22 AM
Wow- awesome effort to get the rays! The result was certainly worth it. ;-)
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01/07/2008 12:42:47 AM
Congrats Steve! Very well executed. and totally convincing.
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01/07/2008 12:30:36 AM
Congrats!
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01/07/2008 12:29:31 AM
Beautiful photo. Well deserved ribbon. Congrats!
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01/07/2008 12:19:36 AM
Congratulations on your well-deserved ribbon, and wow, thanks for sharing that totally unexpected explanation of how you did it!
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01/07/2008 12:12:20 AM
Wow, way to apply that technique. Very nice image.
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01/07/2008 12:08:55 AM
This was very well executed. Gratz on the ribbon.
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01/07/2008 12:06:37 AM
Steve, congratulations on your ribbon for this beautiful shot. An OOBIE and a Red all in the same week. Great job!
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01/07/2008 12:05:21 AM
Great to share the podium with you...awesome lighting, congrats on a great score and the red
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2008 11:12:06 PM
beautiful.
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01/06/2008 10:48:08 PM
My favorite shot from the challenge. Perfect on so many levels. Congratulations on this fine capture :)
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01/06/2008 08:30:22 PM
great light beams
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good luck
Kev
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01/06/2008 01:09:57 PM
Beautiful. I have to figure out the way you did the light on this one.

Good luck.
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01/06/2008 06:25:07 AM
Is this who I think it is!! great shot 10
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01/06/2008 01:10:59 AM
Nice lighting. Love the simplicity.
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01/05/2008 03:47:03 PM
10. love it.
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01/05/2008 12:13:29 AM
Perfect lighting. 10
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01/02/2008 09:43:25 PM
that's really pretty.
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01/01/2008 12:57:28 PM
I love the lighting!
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01/01/2008 09:11:56 AM
I love the way this came out.
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01/01/2008 03:27:41 AM
Wow. I am sure a lot of careful editing went into this.
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12/31/2007 02:02:13 PM
Clever....are these actual blinds in front of a window or blinds in front of your lighting setup? Either way it's a great image.
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12/31/2007 12:44:29 PM
Awesome
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12/31/2007 11:30:40 AM
Very nice
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12/31/2007 11:21:40 AM
This is going to ribbon i expect... very nicely composed and love the volume light - sure hope it is real.
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12/31/2007 10:41:19 AM
Very artistic take on the challenge which has been both set up and executed magnificently. Superb composition and delivery
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12/31/2007 09:45:00 AM
Wow. VERY nice. -9-
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12/31/2007 09:05:49 AM
NICE. Love the diagonals of the light.
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12/31/2007 07:24:07 AM
Fantastic shot !! - beautifully done , love the contrast , love the beams -9
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12/31/2007 03:57:31 AM
Great idea, love the composition and the brightness of the flower.
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