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Challenge: Transparency III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom
Date: Dec 30, 2008
Aperture: f 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6 secs
Date Uploaded: Dec 30, 2008

I'm sure this is not going to be photographic enough for the voters but I was playing with something and thought it turned out pretty cool.

I saw a picture ~I think~ I saw on JPGmag.com. A guy used long exposure to move a flower around on a piece of paper. I wanted to try and imitate it for this challenge but it was turning out pretty ugly. So what I have here is a textured paper in the background, and it has sparkles on it - that is why there are white spots. So I used a long exposure, camera on tripod, and had this branch in front of the paper. A desk lamp was shining on this set.

I focused on the branch for 3 secs and then turned the camera to the right for another 3 secs. I think the photo is chaotic looking enough for it to look like there's some transparency. But I'm expecting people will not know what to make of it and will reward me with an overall average score below 5. That's ok tho because I think this is cool.

Crop, HSL desat of blue and increase of green and yellow, resize, sharpen, noiseware.

Happy New Year!

[Jan. 5th, 2009 08:12:37 AM]

If you stop to look close enough, you'll see there's a subtle overlay of blur on top of the leaves. That seems fairly transparent to me :D

Place: 103 out of 152
Avg (all users): 4.8602
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 4.8750
Avg (non-participants): 4.8547
Views since voting: 629
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 236
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/22/2009 04:14:26 PM
Very cool technique and outcome, Michelle. Thanks for the explanation.
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01/10/2009 01:00:00 AM
Love this experiment! I may have to start trying stuff like this because it's just too freakin' cold to shoot outside much at the moment. Thanks for explaining how you did it.
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01/07/2009 10:39:10 PM
I like your experiment. I don't quite understand the transparency, but I really like the overlay effect of your long exposure.
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01/07/2009 10:39:06 PM
And I thought it was some type of aquarium :) Great experiment, sounds very timely and maybe frustrating. But it is interesting and makes you stop, which is always fun!
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01/07/2009 08:23:02 PM
Now this is just cool! This is a fun shot to look at. I enjoy the colors, composition, and all the cool little hidden elements. I wish this would have done better, but I'm guessing people didn't take the time to notice it. I like it because you find cool things when you do take the time to look.
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01/07/2009 11:35:48 AM
I thought this one was really interesting! Actually, I thought it was part of a fish tank, taken through the glass and water with reflections off the back glass of the tank! You fooled me and I really liked it!

Keep experimenting like this because it's really interesting and very creative! :)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/05/2009 08:15:51 PM
Finding it difficult to define where the transparency and the main subject.
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01/05/2009 06:42:11 PM
interesting. very.
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01/05/2009 11:58:36 AM
one of my favs
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