I'm hungry!!!

© Ursula I. Abresch

I'm hungry!!!

Protacio Serna 12/19/2004 5:56:01 PM

And I'm always craving for this kind of images.

Did you painted with light?

Excellent image.

Protacio Serna


Ursula I. Abresch 12/19/2004 5:59:32 PM

Thank you, Protacio. Yes, it's a long exposure with the light "painted" with a small mag flash light. The idea is not mine, I copied the idea from a different photog. #986964

Protacio Serna 12/19/2004 8:32:41 PM

You did great!

About the pattern you draw...is it a profile?

I can see a nose and perhaps the fork is in the mouth...am I right?

I got a D100 and when I do long exposures I need to turn on noise reduction feature in my camera. That process takes a long time. How does the D70 handles that?

PSerna #987100

Paula Showen 12/21/2004 7:44:37 PM

Looks like a winner! Great image! #990791

Ursula I. Abresch 12/22/2004 10:00:25 AM

Thank you Paula!

@Protacio, the profile is not intentional, I was simply trying to make a curvy pattern. Sometimes you luck out :)

The D70 is fairly slow with long-exposures with NR turned on, but it's very quick otherwise. I think getting better CF would help. It doesn't bother me much because these long exposures are set up for the most part anyway, and speed is not important for that (at least not to me).



Kip T. Berger 1/17/2005 11:37:33 PM

Congratulations again Ursula!! #1040655

Patrick Campbell 1/18/2005 4:55:57 AM

Congrats again on this striking photo making the finals at BP Ursula!

I use a a D100. I turned off the NR setting in the camera and use a Kodak plug-in called DigiGem Pro for noise reduction instead. The shooting is much faster and the results are much better than in-camera noise reduction. #1041839

Kelly Heaton 1/18/2005 5:23:32 AM

Wonderful Capture! Congratulations! #1042056

Lori Ditlefsen 1/18/2005 8:49:46 AM

Neat image! Congrats! #1043591

Roseann E. Dreasher 1/18/2005 12:14:43 PM

I have seen the other image that this one is simultating (it's done with a paintbrush)..congrats on your finalist!! #1044505

Ursula I. Abresch 1/18/2005 1:11:01 PM

Thank you, Kip, Patrick, Kelly, Lori, and Roseann.

@ Roseann, the photog of the original knows that I copied him (I asked first). He's good. #1044709

Paula Showen 1/18/2005 6:00:02 PM

Very cool image! Congratulations! #1045954

Ed Heaton 1/18/2005 6:17:49 PM

Nice effects...
Congratulations on your finalist :-) #1046039

Ellen Peach 1/19/2005 8:04:43 AM

Love this, Ursula....congratulations! #1047910

S J 1/20/2005 2:05:22 AM

Many CONGRATULATIONS on this terrific FIRST PLACE WIN, Ursula!! WTG!!! #1049582

Judy S. Fung 1/20/2005 2:41:06 AM

Congrats on your first place win, Ursula! #1049640

Jordi Delgado 1/20/2005 2:46:48 AM



:-)) #1049651

Linda I. Nelson 1/20/2005 2:59:21 AM

I always enjoyed your work. It only keeps getting better. Nice job!

Paul C. Gazzanigo 1/20/2005 3:01:44 AM

Congratulations! #1049705

Cathy Gregor 1/20/2005 3:51:04 AM

Very cool shot, Ursula! Congratulations!
-cathy #1049835

Claudia Kuhn 1/20/2005 5:11:14 AM

Love this shot Ursela, congrats on your first place win! #1050140

Patricia A. Kuniega 1/20/2005 5:17:41 AM

Congratulations, Ursula, for your marvelous camera work and first place win! #1050180

Wendy Stevenson 1/20/2005 5:37:39 AM

Congratulations Ursula on this most excellent First Place win!!! Really great image!! #1050279

Judith G. Secco 1/20/2005 5:44:30 AM

Amazing image! Congratulations!! #1050308

Jill Flynn 1/20/2005 7:35:54 AM

Congratulations on your First Place win Ursula! #1050827

Audrea Telkamp 1/20/2005 7:48:06 AM

Congratulations Ursula!! Beautiful!! #1050897

Kay Beausoleil 1/20/2005 7:55:28 AM

Congratulations on your First Place, Ursula -- what great impact your picture has! #1050939

Sharon Day 1/20/2005 8:08:32 AM

Fantastic image, Ursula!!! Big congratulations on your First Place!!! #1051000

Ursula I. Abresch 1/20/2005 8:11:19 AM

THANK YOU all very, very much!! What a nice way to start the day. I live in Western Canada, and we're some of the last last people in the world to "wake up" each day :) Thanks again, much appreciated.

Ursula #1051025

Protacio Serna 1/20/2005 9:47:40 AM

wow...congratulations Ursula...I knew it was a winner from the begining.

See you.
PSerna.com #1051323

Kathleen R. Struckle 1/20/2005 10:02:53 AM

Congrats on you win Ursula!! #1051366

Ursula I. Abresch 1/20/2005 10:05:03 AM

Hey, thanks, Protacio and Kathleen! #1051372

April Bryant 1/20/2005 10:51:59 AM

Very cool image! Congrats on winning. #1051492

Patrick Campbell 1/20/2005 11:00:55 AM

Congrats Ursula! This is one of my personal favorites this month. #1051503

Laurence Saliba 1/20/2005 11:17:02 AM

Congratulations Ursula!! A well merited win. Truly incredible, I love it! #1051540

Adam Bolt 1/20/2005 1:18:15 PM


Cheers Adam #1051716

Ursula I. Abresch 1/20/2005 1:30:18 PM

Thank you, April, Patrick, Laurence, and Adam! #1051737

Jennifer Rennison 1/20/2005 3:53:37 PM

Congratulations on your terrific win, Ursula!! An incredible image! #1052088

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/20/2005 5:03:56 PM

This is amazingly beautiful Ursula!!! Very original and well done!!! #1052237

Ursula I. Abresch 1/20/2005 7:28:52 PM

Thank you very much, Donna and Jennifer! #1052418

Kip T. Berger 1/20/2005 10:43:05 PM

Wonderful job for the win Ursula! :) #1052610

Susana Matos 1/21/2005 3:10:50 PM

wonderful! Congratulations!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #1054436

Kristi A. Howson 1/21/2005 3:28:52 PM

Congratulations Ursula...fantastic use of light...a beautiful design ...love that title too:) #1054479

Evy Johansen 1/21/2005 11:00:32 PM

Congratulations on your win, Ursula! #1055202

Leonard Pierce 1/23/2005 5:07:17 PM

Congratulations on your First Place win Ursula!!! #1058831

Leanne M.E. Boyd 1/24/2005 9:13:30 AM

Congratulations Ursula! How did you bring this image alive!!!!!!!!!!! #1060191

Gregory K. Peterson 1/24/2005 7:19:46 PM

For Protacio,
If no one else has told you how to solve the noise reduction problem on long exposures, here's how. I had the same problem. For digital cameras, increase the ISO to a higher number, say 400 or higher. #1061224

Odelia 1/26/2005 9:46:49 AM

Congrats on your first place win Ursula!
Fantastic image. #1064647

Gordon McGregor 1/31/2005 7:06:32 AM

Congrats on the first place ! #1074848

Thomas F. Andersen 2/2/2005 3:05:58 AM

Hi Ursula,
Creative as always, or creative as ever! Very inspirational and well done - CONGRATULATIONS! #1078471

Grayce Pedulla Dillon 2/3/2005 10:43:52 AM

Ursula, PTL, and congratulations. Well done!
Grayce + #1081597

Grayce Pedulla Dillon 2/3/2005 10:43:56 AM

Ursula, PTL, and congratulations. Well done!
Grayce + #1081598

Keith L. Clayton 7/11/2005 4:04:27 PM

I've never seen anything like this. What a wonderful creative picture. #1581853

RC Fritz 11/2/2006 7:05:45 PM

Very creative Ursula. Congratulations! #3539016

Neil R. Shapiro 1/25/2007 8:50:00 PM

Congrat's Ursula! Well deserved! #3872881

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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