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Challenge: Obvious Tripod (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Jun 19, 2011
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 800
Shutter: 29 sec
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2011


[Jun. 25th, 2011 11:30:03 AM]

I didn't have much time to come up with an idea and shoot it, since my parents were visiting us for father's day. Light trays looked like a good answer for that challenge, but big cities were too far away, so I decided to create untypical atypical ones.

At first, my parents were quite reluctant, but I managed to get them out in the night on a small road near my house that passes through the woods. They were in their car with my wife, and parked on the side of the road, while I was on my motorbike.

The place was totally dark, so I used the car's light to set the tripod and camera up. I explained my wife what she was supposed to do with the remote shutter (bulb mode), we shut the car's lights down, and I started the bike.

We had to abort a few tries due to other cars passing by (and asking if we had some kind of accident ;-)), but after a dozen of takes, I decided this one was good enough.

The only light in the scene is produced by the bike, with the exception of the headlights at the top, which is a random car coming towards us, but I thought it was a nice add.

I am honestly surprised about how well this picture does, I was expecting something around 6.3-6.5. Thanks a lot for all the nice votes and comments!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 89
Avg (all users): 7.3588
Avg (commenters): 8.1053
Avg (participants): 6.9623
Avg (non-participants): 7.5385
Views since voting: 9762
Views during voting: 495
Votes: 170
Comments: 47
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07/02/2011 05:53:48 PM
10
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07/01/2011 06:03:09 AM
Is there ever a week when you don't win a ribbon? I am completely awed by your dedication (even on father's day) combined with your never-ending creativity. =)

Message edited by author 2011-07-01 06:03:25.
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07/01/2011 05:21:42 AM
there we go again, typical Gyaban .... just a plain old long exposure shot of headlights - meh ....... transformed with extraordinary skill and attention to setting up the shot into WOW !!!!

>>>
am honestly surprised about how well this picture does, I was expecting something around 6.3-6.5.
<<<

Years ago I attended Teacher training college... I never finished - my tutor said "... you are good but you lack that indefinable something that makes a good teacher"

You reminded me of that because well you are a good photographer but you HAVE that indefinable something that makes you an artist. There are a lot of photographers like that but what stands you out is the final piece of the Gyaban jigsaw the indefinable something to technicaly execute what you envision.
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06/30/2011 11:11:04 PM
Oh, this is so cool!!!!
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06/29/2011 08:04:52 PM
Like some abstract Christmas Design! With a star at the top! Very nice!
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06/29/2011 07:17:31 PM
This is one of my favorites! Great idea, you deserve the ribbon for sure!
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06/29/2011 06:25:54 AM
Great Idea, thought this was a ribbon winner from day one...keep them coming...
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06/29/2011 06:08:48 AM
the fact that this was a team and family effort makes it even more special. Well done
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06/29/2011 04:16:59 AM
Awesome shot, I love it. Great job.
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06/28/2011 09:07:13 AM
Finally getting around to congrats. The light at the end makes the shot! Clever and well executed. Congrats on the red!
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06/27/2011 02:40:41 PM
congratulations! great image
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06/27/2011 12:43:07 PM
This is really neat! I would love to try this myself...trying to teach myself the ins and outs of photography. Thanks for the inspiration!
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06/27/2011 12:38:26 PM
An here he is again, lol! Congrats on yet another ribbon! :)
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06/27/2011 10:47:03 AM
Yet another great image,Congrats .
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06/27/2011 07:38:46 AM
You are SO creative, Christophe. Super image und a well deserved ribbon.
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06/27/2011 07:12:29 AM
Great shot Christophe.
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06/27/2011 07:08:37 AM
Thought this looked like the work of a delightfully crazed Frenchman with access to a motorcycle and dark country roads! Congrats on the ribbon Christophe :-)
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06/27/2011 02:56:01 AM
I like how your brain works. Congratulations.
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06/27/2011 02:02:46 AM
I think I will make a thread about your ribbons. Such an incredible achievement in so short a time here!
also, typically we say atypical instead of untypical in English :-)
great image. Congrats!
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06/27/2011 01:55:41 AM
Wonderful, almost lifts right off the screen. Congratulations.
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06/27/2011 01:52:09 AM
That is such a cool shot, Christophe. Congrats on your matching ribbon :-)
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06/27/2011 01:41:28 AM
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06/27/2011 01:30:01 AM
Excellent shot Christophe! Congrats on the red. You continue to astound me!
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06/27/2011 01:25:36 AM
Another well deserved ribbon.
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06/27/2011 12:51:12 AM
"... a nice add..."

REALLY!?!! The Star at the top of the tree MAKES this image!

Congrats on... *sigh*... yeah... another ribbon.

*grin*
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06/27/2011 12:03:11 AM
Congrats Again my talented friend! And I really oopsed, I left a comment for you on some one else's picture.. Guess I am NOT as good at picking your pix's as I thought I was....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2011 08:58:58 PM
Excellent!
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06/26/2011 05:16:04 PM
nice use of the technique. let me guess: closed course and professional driver ;-)
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06/26/2011 10:16:25 AM
Real neat idea.
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06/25/2011 09:30:56 AM
love it! would love to see a 'making of' video!
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06/25/2011 06:41:36 AM
Wow...great composition...8
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06/23/2011 03:29:38 PM
It certainly is not, great picture and title.
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06/23/2011 02:30:42 PM
cute cute cute cute you and your drive get good marks!!!
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06/23/2011 01:52:30 PM
Oh, such fun!
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06/23/2011 09:11:24 AM
My pick for one of the best in the challenge. well done!
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06/23/2011 08:41:09 AM
graphically superb.
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06/22/2011 09:11:20 AM
amazing compostion, idea and execution....10
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06/22/2011 08:36:32 AM
Awesome !
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06/21/2011 06:47:51 PM
The headlights at the end are a very nice touch
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06/21/2011 04:39:33 PM
Clever idea, well executed, my pick for blue. I do wish you had flashed the bike somewhere along the way to clear up the mystery of what was causing the trail.
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06/21/2011 03:10:27 PM
red line blue ribbon? 10!
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06/21/2011 01:55:15 PM
I find it very cool how you used a vehicle to light paint the sides of the road.

Obvious tripod use: Very high.
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06/21/2011 02:22:47 AM
Pretty awesome shot you have here, one of the better ones. 10
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06/20/2011 11:04:23 PM
Amazing. The headlights perfectly illuminated the side of the road and the combination of the red and yellow really makes this fiery. Great use of complementary colors also: red and green.
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06/20/2011 12:01:21 PM
9 I love it.
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06/20/2011 10:02:50 AM
Obvious use of a tripod, or any other long-term stabilization tool (1-10 *is not the score of the shot though*): 10
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06/20/2011 02:58:27 AM
Cool.
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