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Dancing Scissors
Dancing Scissors
PaulMdx


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Challenge: Everyday Objects (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Bedroom
Date: Jul 25, 2004
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2004

How did I do this? Held the scissors, pressed the shutter (camera handheld, btw), and moved my hand away very quickly. I had both points of the scissors on the desk, but I accidentally flicked the scissors as I moved my hand away, producing this shot. Aesthetically I don't think this is near a perfect shot - but you try taking a shot of falling scissors, handheld, while moving your hand away at f/3.5 and a 1/250 shutter. :-)

Statistics
Place: 25 out of 363
Avg (all users): 6.0806
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.8345
Avg (non-participants): 6.3358
Views since voting: 1081
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 273
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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06/14/2005 09:13:33 AM
A neat "frozen instant" shot and one that is much more creative and interesting than the "drops in the liquid" variety. Love the scissors shadow.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2004 09:59:17 PM
Exceptional composition and very nicely set up. I'm anxious to see how you did it. One of my favorites for the challenge.
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08/03/2004 08:44:24 PM
funny :)
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08/03/2004 08:32:27 PM
What an interesting and intriguing photo, very well done. The cluttered background looks fine, like it was not some massive set up shot...and I like that, Great job !
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08/03/2004 02:34:45 PM
I hope you didn't put too big of a hole int that nice wood desk. Super picture!
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08/03/2004 10:19:57 AM
Very interesting! The equilibrium (literally) is well done. I liked the focus on the subject and the light.
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08/03/2004 12:51:19 AM
very good, should tell us how this was done in forum after voting..9
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08/02/2004 08:17:39 PM
Unique shot!.
Good use of the lighting/shadow.
Well Done! ((8))
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08/02/2004 02:09:32 PM
That's gonna leave a mark! I like how the cluttered background adds to the shot, it really helps with the mood.
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08/01/2004 09:43:07 AM
You captured the theme well and turned in an outstanding image.
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07/31/2004 08:13:30 AM
WOW I would really like to know how you did this.
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07/29/2004 05:03:43 PM
very cleverly done, wonderful shot.
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07/29/2004 05:01:38 PM
I would have cropped it verticle, but great anyway
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07/29/2004 04:17:03 PM
very cool. perfect background
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07/28/2004 10:35:16 PM
background seems distracting otherwise I like the photo -- creative way you've balanced the scissors.
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07/28/2004 11:27:54 AM
nice shot, but the background is a bit busy IMO... 7
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07/28/2004 09:43:45 AM
A good capture with a wise dof selection and nice shadow.
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07/28/2004 07:57:28 AM
composition needs something more
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07/28/2004 07:46:27 AM
good shot. would have liked it more if the scissors had been a tad more to the left, eliminating the left corner shadow and including all of the scissor shadow.
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