Light Plaid

© Chris Budny

Light Plaid

Tamera S. Phillips June 23, 2006

Wow - I really like the colors in this Chris. Very fun picture. #470633

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 23, 2006

Thanks, Tammy! Not quite as "poetic" as my other image of this lamp, "Light-Color-Motion", but it was a fun challenge last night to try and get 2 opposing passes over the lamp, in the 3 second exposure, to form the plaid! #2940376

Don Johnson level-deluxe June 23, 2006

Very, very nice shot. But for my money, I like your "Light-Color-Motion" shot better. Both shots, however, have great, great color. #2940819

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 23, 2006

Thanks, Don... I tend to agree! There's a different softness, almost an elegance to the other's shape, and an air of festivity, almost like party streamers in mid-air. And I thought it conveyed much more of a "motion" theme than this one--even though they are both produced by basically the same kind of camera motion. (I put this one in "Special Effects", instead of "Monthly Theme," for that reason.) #2940844

Mustafa K. Al Jallad June 23, 2006

This is very beautiful Christopher, great colors well done #2943193

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 24, 2006

Thanks so much, Mustafa! The 6 glass shades are opaque, solid color (I bent the white shade out of site, so it isn't included here) and each has a 40w bulb; the color of each when lit is very nice! I had to make many attempts at the 2-passes motion to get a nice plaid effect, with all 5 color bands in frame! #2944313

Pat Gamwell June 24, 2006

You are a genious, Chris! The basketweave look is incredible! You & Don may like the other one better, but this one looks more complicated to create...thus...it is more puzzling to the viewer as to how this was created with ONE shot! (Just my humble opinion!) Both shots are SUPERB! #2946862

Naomi Weiser June 25, 2006

Nice shot, great colors. love the plaid effect. #2947016

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 25, 2006

Thank you both, Pat & Naomi. You're right, Pat, it was definitely harder to create this one than the looping one! #2948014

Sharon Day level-classic June 26, 2006

Awesome, Chris!!! One of the best SE photos I've seen! #2954003

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 26, 2006

Thanks, Sharon, I appreciate that! #2954145

Dennis Flanagan September 26, 2006

Number 3, your having a fruitful month. #3366879

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 26, 2006

Just like Christmas, when you think you've opened all your presents, but there's another gift tucked out of sight ;) #3367087

Pat Gamwell September 26, 2006

Wowzaaaa! This is YOUR month, my friend! BIG CONGRATS on every winner! #3367128

Don Johnson level-deluxe September 27, 2006

Congratulations! Well deserved. #3371451

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 27, 2006

Pat & Don, thanks so much! A pretty exciting month for me, to be sure! #3371898

Sandra Freyler September 27, 2006

Congratulations, Christopher! :) #3374842

Mary Clarke September 27, 2006

You're definitely on a roll Christopher, well done. #3375018

ADILSON F. FERREIRA September 27, 2006

Fantastic finalilst Christopher!!!
Congratulations!!! #3376454

Alana Ibe September 27, 2006

AMAZING!!! Congratulations! Awesome work, I can't believe the creativity in this!!! #3376805

Sharon Day level-classic September 27, 2006

Do I know how to call them or what??? I can't imagine this won't win!!! Congratulations, Chris!!! Good luck next round! #3376876

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 28, 2006

Thank you all, so much! Sharon, I'll cross my fingers now, in light of your prediction! ;) #3378512

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 29, 2006

Hi Christopher,
Thank you for taking time to leave your congratulations on my finalist. I
appreciate your kindness in doing so. And a big congratulations to you on this fabulous creation. It's extremely well executed and quite fun to look at. Very original too. :) Best of luck to you in the next round.
Thanks again, Cora
#3384178

Susana Ms Heide January 06, 2007

I'm seeing this for the first time and am truly impressed! Super in-camera effects!! Love the colors and pattern! Definitely an abstract I'd put on my wall! Belated CONGRATS Chris! (I've enjoyed looking through your gallery - wonderful work!!) #3790082

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 07, 2007

Thank you Susana, for such kind words! I confess on this one, I had to take MANY practice shots before I got all the timing, camera moves and positioning sorted out, to make it work out! #3791368

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Description

f/8, 3 Seconds, ISO64, Tungsten
More fun exploring camera motion effects (in a single exposure) with my 'Medusa' flex-arm lamp.
During the 3 second exposure, I made 2 passes over the lamp (set on dark sheets, in an otherwise dark room);
a "north-south" pass followed immediately by an "east-west" pass.
08/06 Finalist, Special Effects

Uploaded on June 23, 2006

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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