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Linda A. Braddock Student 12/13/2010 4:52:24 PM

Martin, WOW! Fantastic Capture! #1335382

Allen Hughes 12/13/2010 11:46:23 PM

Outstanding work and final product, Martin. #9100843

Dave Montero 12/14/2010 12:15:23 PM

Fantastic work Martin! #9102795

Martin J. Wells 12/17/2010 7:17:43 AM

Thanks a lot. It ONLY took 100 takes to get this shot. Each time I had to pick up the cards of course:-) #9111034

Karen Celella 1/19/2011 5:45:23 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Martin. #9173934

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/19/2011 10:08:22 AM

Congratulations on your creative and cool finalist Martin! #9175665

Allen Hughes 1/19/2011 11:25:15 AM

I'm not at all surprised to see this again. A well deserved finalist choice. #9175982

Merna L. Nobile 1/20/2011 11:02:46 AM

I can only imagine how proud you must be feeling right now. What wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9180612

Nancyj Hovey 1/20/2011 3:38:38 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9181368

Cindy Bendush 1/23/2011 2:35:35 PM

Awesome winner Martin! Super creative use of repeating flash! #9187576

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/23/2011 6:37:19 PM

Big congratulations on this awesome 2nd Place Win Martin!

This would have received Grand Prize from me, even though the one that won, was outstanding! Hey, they could have had 2 Grand Prizes...lol

jo ann c. #9188691

Patricia A. Coblentz 1/24/2011 2:38:14 AM

This is amazing, Martin...congratulations on your win for it! I had to laugh at your comments about the re-takes...picking up the cards again and again. Well worth it...this is fantastic!! #9189409

Karen Celella 1/24/2011 10:25:44 AM

I'm thrilled to see this with a gold winners badge! Congratulations on your outstanding award, Martin! #9190688

Martin J. Wells 1/25/2011 1:44:40 AM

Thanks to everyone for there kind and encouraging comments. #9192073

Linda Blair 1/25/2011 9:52:59 AM

Awesome winner...congratulations!!! #9193104

Usman Bajwa 1/27/2011 8:14:37 AM

CONGRATULATIONS.....!!!

UB. #9197131

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/27/2011 8:43:03 PM

Excellent Martin, congratulations on your win! #9198129

Christopher J. Budny 1/29/2011 5:20:29 AM

Another beautiful creation! Congratulations Martin, and thanks once more for sharing your process! #9200264

Nikki McDonald 1/29/2011 6:04:48 AM

Congratulations on the win, Martin -- this is gorgeous against the black. I thank you, too, for explaining your work. I may never try this myself, but I admire your persistence and it obviously paid off. #9200326

Dave Montero 1/30/2011 1:46:17 PM

Congratulations Martin. Fantastic winner. #9202602

Martin J. Wells 1/31/2011 6:30:14 AM

I've attached an image showing the before and after post processing. #9203629

Martin J. Wells 1/31/2011 6:30:51 AM

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Description

Nikon D300s
1.3 secs @ f/22 ISO320
Nikon sb900 flash (on camera)
repeating flash 12x @ 8 hertz
1/128th +1/3 flash power
Sigma 10mm - 20mm @12mm

Minimum Post Processing in Lightroom 3.3
- noise reduction (worth the money for this alone)
- s-curve minor tweaks
- increased clarity
- small amount of black clipping

taken against black cloth background (one side light diffused).

The trick to getting the cards falling nicely is to drape the black curtain over a table creating a nice curve so the cards slide into a single pile.

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 13/10 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, return light not detected, ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 12.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300S

Uploaded on 12/13/2010 3:09:02 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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