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Sorceress and match (shot through magnifying glass)
Sorceress and match (shot through magnifying glass)
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Magnifying Glass (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: Jan 3, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2011

Model is shot through a magnifying glass (the kind that came with my Oxford English Dictionary, compact edition), which is an inch or two behind the match, which is imaged directly by a 100mm macro lens. This is upside-down relative to how the camera saw it (hence the direction of the flame).

The challenge was to "Use a magnifying glass in some creative way", and I had just done something like this a few weeks ago for another purpose, and thought something similar would make for a good submission to the challenge.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 45
Avg (all users): 5.2358
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8966
Avg (non-participants): 5.2896
Views since voting: 652
Views during voting: 471
Votes: 212
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2011 11:37:42 PM
very creative. clever idea too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/06/2011 11:33:44 PM
Creative and weird. I like it.
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01/05/2011 09:19:02 PM
Interesting. I hope to see how you did this in the notes. I'm guessing part of the exposure with the magnifying glass, part without (making use of multiple flash pops).
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01/05/2011 03:52:09 PM
Had you not put that it was shot through a magnifying glass I would have never known. Good detail on the match but the woman is too blurred IMO.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2011 01:44:34 PM
I hope you are willing to share how you shot this. I can't figure out how to invert the flame without inverting her arm also.
As for scoring the photo, I almost bought into the soft focus but her underarm being in focus distracted my eye.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2011 12:31:02 PM
Interesting effect.
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01/05/2011 01:16:43 AM
Great concept- a little lost on the final product. What perspective is the viewer coming from? Match head detail is cool.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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