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Cultivator of Ideas
Cultivator of Ideas

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Challenge: Self Portrait Without People (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: VT - usa
Date: Mar 3, 2009
Aperture: f:4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2000th
Galleries: Studio, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Mar 3, 2009

week three entry for DPCO4 - team globetrotters.

i took apart a lamp, and ran the cord up through the hole in the bottom of a flower pot - reassembled the socket and propped up inside the pot. clipped a couple piece from one of our plants, and propped those up inside as well.

a 550ex to camera left at 1/4 power aiming down and at the background.

a 430ex to camera right lying down at 1/1 power to side light the flower pot, and bounce some light up under the leaves. i blocked this light to prevent it from lighting the background.

shot at 1/2000th to try to not blow out the bulb. with the flash power being so high - aperture wasn't an option.

hopefully this will do well... i've not done a lot for our team so far... well i've made an effort at least - but scores have been about average.

Place: 19 out of 157
Avg (all users): 6.1311
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.8367
Avg (non-participants): 6.2388
Views since voting: 1321
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 183
Comments: 12
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03/11/2009 01:32:34 AM
congrats on a top 20 finish well done very creative
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03/11/2009 12:36:07 AM
still a sweet shot here, love how you did this, adn this is an above score average, nicely done!
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03/11/2009 12:14:00 AM
Very nice job. Congrats on the top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/10/2009 11:55:04 PM
Nice cultivation. Simple and effective. Well done.
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03/08/2009 02:41:00 PM
it's cool that the bulb actually is working.
really like the blue background.
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03/07/2009 10:57:35 AM
Inventive and original.
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03/06/2009 01:45:57 PM
nicely lit shot, good colours and use of thirds. I think you might be dear ol' ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Strikeslip. 7
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03/06/2009 02:47:48 AM
...and this is a good one.
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03/05/2009 11:51:32 AM
So creative! The asymmetrical balance created gives this photo a nice feel. Love it!
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03/04/2009 11:10:02 PM
good lighting and interesting idea. well presented.
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03/04/2009 09:29:24 PM
Clever, inventive shot. Like it!!
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03/04/2009 01:51:31 PM
Very, very clever. I love the blues and greens in this. Nice, simple (but well done) composition.
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