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Challenge: Yellow IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Date: Jan 12, 2008
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 25 sec
Galleries: Urban, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2008

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Guess this won't make it to the top, but it was fun! That's me (again), next to a broken telephone booth in a more or less abandoned industrial area. The best part was clicking the shutter with self-timer, running 30 feet up to the booth, picking up the phone I brought from home with my right hand, holding my strobe invisibly into the booth with my left hand and then taking a relaxed-looking position - within 10 seconds! had to hold on for 25 seconds then and avoid breathing... Flash was fired three times in the booth, the light outside came from a parking lot nearby.

POST CHALLENGE: Oh, no! Another 6th place! Note to self: have to try a little harder.

Place: 6 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.5401
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3214
Avg (non-participants): 6.6368
Views since voting: 3563
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 274
Comments: 24
Favorites: 5 (view)

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05/06/2008 09:58:58 AM
You know it's a good thing that no one ran off with your camera while you were trying to hold your breath.

I love it when you tell me how you do your photos. I just might take some of you ideas and try them. Great work on this image.
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01/25/2008 03:21:07 AM
LOL at your comments - do you have more 6ths than Achoo has 4ths? Very nice find on the location and 'grats on all that running and flashing to get the shot!
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01/24/2008 08:31:29 AM
Interestin image, congrats on your top ten finish!
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01/23/2008 12:49:44 PM
You're a very creative guy, Oliver. And a fast runner ;-) Great shot and 6th is a GOOD place to finish.
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01/23/2008 11:43:55 AM
Really interesting write up on what this entailed - very well thought out and executed.

Top 10 isn't really such a bad place to finish, and you might yet get into the top 5 ;- )

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01/23/2008 09:16:43 AM
Neat idea and well executed! congratulations Oliver :)
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01/23/2008 05:23:17 AM
Oliver! Fantastic shot. I. The person, the phonebooth, the lighting coming from the left all blend together so well to create a fabulous feel.

But really, can't you try to make it a little more interesting...these 6th places just show that you really have a lot of work left to do...
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01/23/2008 04:28:15 AM
The BEST for this challenge, blue ribbon in my eyes
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01/23/2008 01:51:54 AM
My favorite for this challenge. I thought it would do even better. Congrats Oliver.
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01/23/2008 01:48:58 AM
Wow! Incredible sharpness on this shot, especially with you posing!
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01/23/2008 12:07:35 AM
like the shot a lot. Love the creativity with the self-portrait. I have a blast trying to do a shot like this because I don't think anybody else wants to go out to an abandoned phone booth in the middle of the night.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2008 02:47:41 PM
no noise good sharpness.
01/20/2008 12:48:14 PM
Very nice use of lighting here.
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01/19/2008 08:05:45 PM
good focus and interesting picture.
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01/19/2008 03:44:05 PM
perfect. okay, maybe not a 10 but very nice.
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01/19/2008 10:35:34 AM
Love the fact that the yellow phone box just draws the eyes to it!
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01/18/2008 10:47:48 PM
cool shot love how the yellow booth pops from the photo.
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01/17/2008 06:06:31 PM
Excellent contrast of color. Nice metered shot.
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01/16/2008 05:31:35 PM
Love love love <3
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01/16/2008 04:18:14 PM
Great image...one of my favorites. I hope you'll score high. 10
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01/16/2008 02:14:01 PM
Absolutely brilliant on every level. Finding it hard to give you constructive criticism when it's all positive! Firstly it's original and that always gets extra points from me. Secondly it meets the challenge so perfectly, the yellow against the grey tones everywhere else. Thirdly the technical execution is brilliant with all the depth of field and focus. The lighting from within being the only obvious in-frame lighting is outstanding. I'm only 28% through the images but I really want this to ribbon. Well done!
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01/16/2008 12:42:40 PM
I really like how the light is coming from the yellow booth. Good picture!
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01/16/2008 11:10:04 AM
nice shot i think this would have looked a little better closer in though.
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01/16/2008 01:32:17 AM
i love this picture. great compisition and editing
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