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Challenge: Toy Story (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Lens: Canon 250D 58mm Close Up Lens
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Dec 29, 2011
Aperture: 2.71
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/2 second
Galleries: Humorous, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2011

Printed a street layout on a color laser at work, then rolled the toy cars down it during a longish exposure to get some motion blur.

-Tripod, timer, manual mode
-RGB Curve
-Placed, cropped, and scaled pictures into layout in InDesign
-Added black background
-Exported to PDF
-Opened in Acrobat; exported to TIFF file
-Opened in Photoshop
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5 (applied twice)
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 10/10 = 144KB

Place: 33 out of 43
Avg (all users): 5.4161
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1786
Avg (non-participants): 5.4771
Views since voting: 653
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 137
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/05/2012 11:59:07 PM
Nicely done. I love the effect of speed. Maybe if the approach of the white car had been shown in the orientation in which it collided, it would have worked a little better for me, but I' like it and have still given you 8.
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01/05/2012 03:00:49 PM
Great concept and execution. (voted earlier)
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01/05/2012 01:23:52 PM
I love the concept of this, and I also love how two cars speeding to the point of blur could hit and stick togetherin that very spot!
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01/02/2012 01:29:04 PM
I like the "story". Perhaps one of the cars could have be shown to come from "the side", since the accident seems to have taken place on the intersection. As it is now, they both drive in the same direction "at different times" and the accident doesn't make much sense as it is shown.
In the first 2 pictures the lense and/or your head is throwing a shadow which you avoided in the 3rd and probably should have addressed in the first 2. Also the light in the 3rd picture is somewhat "off". the cars look very "flat" in this light and the underside is a solid black without detail.
I do like the way you presented your story on the 3 panels and I like the colour combination. IMO with a bit more attention to the technical detail this would have been a very striking entry.
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01/01/2012 12:19:15 PM
Nice concept and I like it, though I'd prefer the white car to run horizontally on the first picture, to stress the inevitability of the accident
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12/31/2011 10:19:20 PM
I like the idea of the two frames of the cars speeding and the final 'crash' frame. I wish the image was a bit bigger though, it could maybe have done with a thinner border, the border is a bit too eye-catching from the subject. The shadow at the bottom of the first two frames is also a bit distracting. Marks for the idea and set-up (cool little road) but execution is kinda lacking.
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12/30/2011 09:00:25 AM
One of the only ones that actually tells a story...Good Job! I wish your lens didn't leave that shadow though...
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