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jennifer in hot tub,  30 second exposure
jennifer in hot tub, 30 second exposure

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Blue (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1X
Location: portland,MI
Date: Nov 30, 2002
Aperture: f-11
ISO: 800 ISO
Shutter: 30 full seconds
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2002

daughter in hot tub. 30 full second exposure. no minip and no crop. off camera fill flash only, from the side. and the blue hot tub light from under the water

Place: 125 out of 243
Avg (all users): 5.0197
Avg (commenters): 6.1250
Avg (participants): 5.0738
Avg (non-participants): 4.9429
Views since voting: 1408
Votes: 254
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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12/23/2002 05:56:05 PM
This photo grows on me. Goodtempo did a very good job with the second critique. I agree with every point. I initially gave you a 7 on this, with the cropping (or porch light off!), I could easily see this being a 9! Camera envy!
Happy Ho HO!
12/11/2002 09:27:56 PM
Critique Club critique:

Let me improve upon my previous comments:

COMPOSITION/CONTENT: Very interesting and unique blue glow over the hot tub. The two lights on the right side of the piture are what my eyes see first, since they are a contrasting color and are in a dark background. With cropping them out, this photograph becomes an excellent work and completely different. With cropping, the blue glow becomes a halo, with the center of the halo over Jennifer's head, making the blue and Jennifer the focal point of the picture rather than the lights on the right. With cropping this picture gets an 8 or 9 from me.
BACKGROUND: would benefit greatly with the right side cropped.
CAMERA WORK/TECHNICAL: unique and creative use of exposure to create the blue glow over the hot tub.
DIGITAL PROCESSING/TECHNICAL: does not need post processing other than crop.
MY OPINION: By looking at this photograph a second time, I have learned to look closer at the photographs that I am commenting on and that making comments on a first glance doesn't do anybody justice. You have a very creative and excellent photo that would have scored much higher with one little tweak. Great job!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2002 02:33:50 PM
I don't think the 30 second exposure part of the title was necessary. byetko.
12/06/2002 01:30:17 PM
12/06/2002 03:25:09 AM
That's a cool effect, though the composition could be better.
12/05/2002 09:29:58 PM
Looks like she's sitting in a vat comic book liquid plutonium
12/05/2002 10:06:18 AM
love the light bloom
12/05/2002 12:10:53 AM
Not bad at all
11/30/2002 10:51:30 PM
Very nice! That water looks really.... blue! Its a great idea, and I've never seen it tried before. Maybe the framing could be a bit better but I really like it anyway how it is. 9.
12/04/2002 12:36:00 AM
very very cool... I like it!
12/03/2002 01:48:00 PM
Not sure it's necessary to include the exposure time in the title... but it is an interesting effect. This depicts the way I envision Michael Jackson spending his day (in some sort of hi-tech glowing bubble thing)!
12/02/2002 10:43:00 PM
nothing interesting for my eyes. does nothing for me. the girl is not clear and her face is only partially lit up. the orange light in the upper right looks out of place in the photo. the other brighter light on the right of the photo is also distracting.
12/02/2002 09:45:00 PM
Great idea and I love the blue. This would have been so much better if you had either cropped off the yellow part or had just turned off that light. The rest of the shot is great.
12/02/2002 04:51:00 PM
12/02/2002 04:40:00 PM
Cool. Creepy, but cool. I can only assume this is a blacklight lit pool scene.
12/02/2002 11:26:00 AM
Cool shot! However, I think a closer crop on the hot tub eliminating the orange color in the top corner would make it even more dramatic.
12/02/2002 09:48:00 AM
Jennifer looks very warm. Interesting idea, worth a few extra points.
12/02/2002 07:33:00 AM
12/02/2002 02:23:00 AM
WOw she held really still for the shot. The radiating blue looks neat. I like that effect, but the patio light should hav ebeen off. the top right corner is a little distracting.
12/02/2002 01:48:00 AM
Get her out quick!!! I like the effect! Nice photo!

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