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Laser Etched Ice
Laser Etched Ice
glencoppersmith


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Ice II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: Brighton, MA
Date: Dec 30, 2007
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2007

Sheet backdrop (wrinkled, as is everything in my apartment), glass of ice, keychain LED and laser.

I set up a long exposure while blacking out the rest of the lights. I moved the LED around to create soft lighting and rapidly moved the laser over the glass.

Processing: Added a touch to Brightness
Increased contrast
Adjusted the curves so the green of the laser came out over the red and the blue tones were more visible on the backdrop.
Adjusted Levels.
Added border.

Statistics
Place: 139 out of 161
Avg (all users): 4.6771
Avg (commenters): 4.7143
Avg (participants): 4.4035
Avg (non-participants): 4.7711
Views since voting: 716
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 223
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2008 09:54:48 PM
Sorry, weird color toning doesn't work for me.
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01/06/2008 11:56:54 PM
Well that certainly is interesting. I hope that you explain the bright green on the backdrop.
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01/06/2008 09:10:43 PM
now that is creative. nice colors and cool use of lasers.
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01/05/2008 08:43:43 PM
I think you had a good idea. I wish the focus was a little stronger.
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01/03/2008 04:54:41 PM
Nice idea. Overexposed in my opinion, but the whole composition here is abstract, so a correctly exposed image may not have been as good.
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01/03/2008 08:04:25 AM
Very cool!
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01/02/2008 10:12:50 PM
Very unique! I like how the ice is evenly lit and how the shadow forms a heart shape. Interesting but a bit contrived.
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