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Instability
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Instability
Instability
f/10, 1/50, ISO 400, flash, tripod, timer release, natural window light. Submitted under special effects because I used a slow shutter speed to show the movement of the falling cards.
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Tom Andersen
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    Great capture, Jan! I love it!

3/6/2005 5:24:31 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Cool shot, Jan!! Reminds me of the old Brady Bunch episoded where the boys and girls squared off for a card stacking contest to determine who got to redeem the stamps for a nice prize!

3/6/2005 5:32:24 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Fantastic shot, Jan!!! Very creative and well executed!

3/6/2005 5:44:24 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Wow, amazing timing on your part, Jan
Excellent photo and technique!

bill

3/6/2005 6:09:09 AM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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Hopefully you got it on the first try!! Excellent, Jan!!

3/6/2005 6:23:02 AM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Thanks so much for your very nice comments, Tom, Donald, Sharon, Bill, and Janet! No, this undortunately didn't happen on the first try. I built the houe of cards and then accidentally kowcked it down before I even took the first shot. Then built it two more times because of knock-downs. Then decided to switch from a white bg to a gray one b/c the white looked too unified and I wanted more "instability". THEN about 100 shots (no, I am not exaggerating) to get the timing of dropping the cards right. Was very frustrating after awhile, but I finally got what I was after:-)

3/6/2005 6:34:51 AM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Geez, if only I could type!!! That's what happens when you type with a toddler on your lap! I gotta get better at proofreading before hitting the submit button! LOL! Anyway, hopefully you get the gist of the above statement:-)

3/6/2005 6:37:28 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Very cool!

3/6/2005 7:24:23 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Fantastic capture, Jan!

3/6/2005 7:59:43 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Great shot, Jan. Was this another shot for a photography class? Just sooo coool!

3/6/2005 11:23:00 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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WOW! Outstanding capture and very creative, Jan! Excellent work on this!!!

3/6/2005 1:42:16 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Nicely done, Jan!

3/6/2005 4:53:05 PM

 
Jane Sampson

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Jan this is really cool. Nicely planned and excellently executed image.

I took your advice and joined up here at betterphoto.com. Thanks very much for the tip!

3/6/2005 5:01:28 PM

 
Jan Van Assche
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Happy to see this as a finalist... congratulations !

4/21/2005 1:52:48 PM

 
Claudette Foote
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Wow it is wonderful.. it reminds me of my old days when I was young at the cottage.. I would do this and my brother just to make me mad... well you know...shake the table or something.. and I would have to start over...great shot congrat!!!!

4/21/2005 2:23:48 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations - again - on a wonderful WIN, Jan!

4/21/2005 11:03:14 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Wow!!! CONGRATULATIONS Jan, on this awesome WIN!!

4/21/2005 11:28:23 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Fantastic image, Jan!!! Big congratulations!!!

4/22/2005 3:47:38 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on another creative winner, Jan!

4/22/2005 5:21:57 AM

 
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Congrats on another super image and win Jan!! I can't help but think of ENRON when I look at it :0)

4/22/2005 6:21:23 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Very creative, Jan! Congratulations on your win!

4/22/2005 7:49:02 AM

 
Eric  Schneider
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Cnograts on your winssss!

4/22/2005 8:18:52 AM

 
Tom Andersen
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Congratulations on another win, Jan! This is truly fabulous! Very, very creative!

4/22/2005 9:07:57 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats again, Jan!

4/22/2005 9:23:27 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Congratulations on a very creative image

4/22/2005 10:04:27 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Super winner! Congratulations, Jan!

4/22/2005 1:19:09 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Cool concept and excellent execution! Congratulations on your winner.

Nancy

4/22/2005 2:13:15 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Wow, wonderful photo, Jan
Congratulations!

bill

4/22/2005 6:49:42 PM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Jan, congratulations on both these wonderful wins in March's contest, they're richly deserved, my dear friend - your friend, Allan

4/23/2005 5:11:54 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Jan, congratulations on both these wonderful wins in March's contest, they're richly deserved, my dear friend - your friend, Allan

4/23/2005 5:11:55 AM

 
Pat E. Sheffield
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Congratulations Jan !!!!!

4/23/2005 5:24:12 AM

 
Kristen McKain
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Awesome! Congrats!

4/23/2005 7:47:41 AM

 
Cora Miller
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GREAT shot!! Congratulations on your win, Jan!

4/23/2005 5:34:46 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Jan, great use of technique, congratulations on your win!

4/23/2005 9:14:45 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations on your Second Place win!!!

4/24/2005 8:03:58 PM

 
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