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Challenge: Chaos II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2010
Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: home
Date: Jul 2, 2010
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6 seconds
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2010

I had a lot of fun doing this.

* Lighting was done via a bedside reading light. Positioned by your left shoulder (where you are the camera taking the shot).
* Polished (even though you don't really see that in this. I changed my mind about what I was going to do mid-way through the shoot) the table top.
* I plugged my camera into my computer and used a program to trigger a photo a second. Got lots of photos.
* Started shuffling cards.

Some shots worked. Others definitely didn't. I was using a longer exposure for motion adding to the chaos effect (which is why this was exposed for 1/6 seconds) but they weren't... satisfactory.

Straighten, rotate, B&W, contrast, enhance blacks to bring out the arms, adjust, etc.

Pre-challenge criticism guess
* Not a chaotic picture
* There are some random blobs of white on the bottom (coudln't clone them out for the challenge)

Place: 27 out of 102
Avg (all users): 5.6649
Avg (commenters): 6.9091
Avg (participants): 4.6667
Avg (non-participants): 5.9262
Views since voting: 900
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 188
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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07/14/2010 10:02:07 AM
I love the picture, it just wasn't chaotic. If it was a little more relevant I think it would have scored much better.
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07/14/2010 12:11:09 AM
This was my favourite in this challenge, and deserved a higher score IMO. Congrats on a beautiful photo.
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07/14/2010 12:10:19 AM
hey, a new 2nd PB - very nice. I thought the shot itself was very good and I was assuming that maybe the cards falling out of place was supposed to be chaotic. If that's the case, then I agree with one of your commenters who said that they'd like to see some more cards flying around. Overall, it's a good looking shot :)
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07/14/2010 12:09:15 AM
Good job. You have a new one on your top 5!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/13/2010 05:36:02 PM
I love the detail that is seen in the hands. They look like hands that have seen hard work and are now ready for some fun and relaxation. I love the darkness in the photo as well.
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07/12/2010 07:34:39 PM
I really like this photo, but I think cards flying around being shuffled would be more chaotic.
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07/12/2010 06:22:07 PM
Quite dubious...like a game of poker. The chance of winning draws you in but the shrewd hands of defeat can chap your butt.
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07/11/2010 06:16:59 PM
I like the B&W processing on this.
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07/09/2010 04:14:43 PM
You took a different route than most people with this one; it's not so much chaos pictured as chaos implied. I like the concept, and the picture is very solid, I put this one in my top 3.
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07/09/2010 02:18:11 AM
Great picture! Shuffling a deck of cards is chaotic. Good job!
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07/08/2010 09:41:14 PM
Nice shot but not very choatic
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07/08/2010 12:26:26 PM
Needs to cut his nails
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07/07/2010 08:58:28 PM
neat grunge look. Nice lighting, framing, etc. Looks like a touch of motion blur or something at the sleeves, but not a big deal.
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07/07/2010 08:29:55 AM
Fabulous image but not seeing this as chaos. Hmmmmmmm
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07/07/2010 08:01:55 AM
Moody lighting and I like the idea here.
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