Instability

Tom Andersen 3/6/2005 5:24:31 AM

Great capture, Jan! I love it! #221833

Donald K. Cherry 3/6/2005 5:32:24 AM

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! #1151059

Sharon Day 3/6/2005 5:44:24 AM

Fantastic shot, Jan!!! Very creative and well executed! #1151106

William C. Raco 3/6/2005 6:09:09 AM

Wow, amazing timing on your part, Jan
Excellent photo and technique!

bill
#1151205

Janet L. Skinner 3/6/2005 6:23:02 AM

Hopefully you got it on the first try!! Excellent, Jan!! #1151251

Gianna Stadelmyer 3/6/2005 6:34:51 AM

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:-) #1151273

Gianna Stadelmyer 3/6/2005 6:37:28 AM

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:-) #1151275

Casey A. Hanson 3/6/2005 7:24:23 AM

Very cool! #1151348

Carla Metzler 3/6/2005 7:59:43 AM

Fantastic capture, Jan! #1151406

Marsha S. Smith 3/6/2005 11:23:00 AM

Great shot, Jan. Was this another shot for a photography class? Just sooo coool! #1151781

Robin L. Wehrman 3/6/2005 1:42:16 PM

WOW! Outstanding capture and very creative, Jan! Excellent work on this!!! #1151978

Kathleen Clemons 3/6/2005 4:53:05 PM

Nicely done, Jan! #1152231

Jane Sampson 3/6/2005 5:01:28 PM

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! #1152237

Jan Van Assche 4/21/2005 1:52:48 PM

Happy to see this as a finalist... congratulations ! #1277210

Claudette Foote 4/21/2005 2:23:48 PM

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!!!! #1277324

Evy Johansen 4/21/2005 11:03:14 PM

Congratulations - again - on a wonderful WIN, Jan! #1279069

Dan J. Holm 4/21/2005 11:28:23 PM

Wow!!! CONGRATULATIONS Jan, on this awesome WIN!! #1279136

Sharon Day 4/22/2005 3:47:38 AM

Fantastic image, Jan!!! Big congratulations!!! #1279581

Wally Orlowsky 4/22/2005 5:21:57 AM

Congratulations on another creative winner, Jan! #1280024

Murry Grigsby 4/22/2005 6:21:23 AM

Congrats on another super image and win Jan!! I can't help but think of ENRON when I look at it :0) #1280336

Leanne M.E. Boyd 4/22/2005 7:49:02 AM

Very creative, Jan! Congratulations on your win! #1280661

Eric Schneider 4/22/2005 8:18:52 AM

Cnograts on your winssss! #1280768

Tom Andersen 4/22/2005 9:07:57 AM

Congratulations on another win, Jan! This is truly fabulous! Very, very creative! #1280912

Kathleen Clemons 4/22/2005 9:23:27 AM

Congrats again, Jan! #1280962

Stephen Zacker 4/22/2005 10:04:27 AM

Congratulations on a very creative image #1281127

Marsha S. Smith 4/22/2005 1:19:09 PM

Super winner! Congratulations, Jan! #1281720

Nancy Grace Chen 4/22/2005 2:13:15 PM

Cool concept and excellent execution! Congratulations on your winner.

Nancy #1281851

William C. Raco 4/22/2005 6:49:42 PM

Wow, wonderful photo, Jan
Congratulations!

bill #1282443

Allan L. Whitehead 4/23/2005 5:11:54 AM

Jan, congratulations on both these wonderful wins in March's contest, they're richly deserved, my dear friend - your friend, Allan #1283163

Allan L. Whitehead 4/23/2005 5:11:55 AM

Jan, congratulations on both these wonderful wins in March's contest, they're richly deserved, my dear friend - your friend, Allan #1283164

Pat E. Sheffield 4/23/2005 5:24:12 AM

Congratulations Jan !!!!! #1283234

Kristen McKain 4/23/2005 7:47:41 AM

Awesome! Congrats! #1283696

Cora Miller 4/23/2005 5:34:46 PM

GREAT shot!! Congratulations on your win, Jan! #1284850

Carol Brill 4/23/2005 9:14:45 PM

Jan, great use of technique, congratulations on your win! #1285340

Leonard Pierce 4/24/2005 8:03:58 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win!!! #1288243

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Description

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.

Uploaded on 3/6/2005 5:16:31 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Gianna Stadelmyer. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.