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Leaf Eh?
Leaf Eh?

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Challenge: Your Corner of the World III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Appartment
Date: Oct 17, 2009
Aperture: 10
ISO: 160
Shutter: 104sec
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Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2009

I first collected some free leaves. Leaf was cut out using a razor blade. Creating a stencil of Canada. Yeah, had to be very careful! I used a piece of glass, to lay leaf on. Glass was placed, to hang off the edge of a couch. With a massive encyclopedia, on one third of it. Giving the necessary support. Ground was covered with black cloth. Camera was on a tripod, with remote release. Positioned up high, straight on.
Step # 1 In dark, placed hand in position. Started exposure and turned on an Ikea Glow Orb? ( not sure of the name). Streaked it below hand, creating the green. Turned off Glow Orb. Removed hand.
Step #2 Grabbed small L.E.D. stick light. Which was taped up earlier, to only show two inches of blueish colour. Light was covered with hand and brought under leaf. Uncovering the light, I moved the light back and forth. Lighting up the CANADA cut-out. Recovering light with hand, Light was removed from scene.
Step #3 Using a small AA flashlight, I under lit the leaf from the side. The flashlight has a snoop attached. Yes, it's amazing what you can do with cardboard and tape! This took the longest of the exposure. Image was cropped, rotated and resized for web in iphoto.

Place: 113 out of 160
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Votes: 234
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2009 02:00:52 PM
Very interesting....
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10/27/2009 01:38:46 PM
creative. nice colors. 7
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10/26/2009 09:24:04 PM
Great idea and color!
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10/25/2009 06:55:04 PM
Cool idea!
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10/21/2009 05:51:41 PM
sorry but I just don't really like it.
10/21/2009 09:33:44 AM
very cool, too surreal for taste however.
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