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  #135 One-second Exposure
Entry 2 of 20
Smile for the camera       ©2013 kerszkavet
Panasonic DMC-FZ150       2nd place, 201 points
1s, f7.1, ISO 100, 33mm, Shutter Priority, Center Weighted Average, no flash
Post-Processing: cropped & resized
tiny amount of cloning in upper left corner to remove distracting object
a little highlights / shadows adjustment
lightened the faces slightly
      Extra Info: no tripods were allowed so this was balanced on a railing
the light is strange, diffuse and sometimes with a greenish tinge - no lomo filter or processing!
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Nov 25, 2013
    Congratulations, really like this shot. Great representation of the challenge theme.

Nov 25, 2013
    Congratulations on your finish and I appreciate the Bean Bag hint too.

Nov 25, 2013
    A really creative take on the challenge - Congratulations!

Nov 25, 2013
    Congrats on your 2nd place finish!

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Nov 25, 2013
    Thanks everyone for the positive comments and kind words. I'll try to remember the beanbag/ glove idea, and using the 2sec self timer....

Apparently tripods are permitted if you apply to the Press Department with at least three days notice, so I will try that route... but probably have to wait all day for another composition as good as this one!!

It is the Great Court of the British Museum, taken from the south side.

Nov 25, 2013
    Would have been nice if the static group was sharper. That been said this is the best in both challenges! A piece of art I'd say.

Old Finn
Nov 25, 2013
    A good idea, the object is sharp enough and the background is partially soft(moving people). In my favorites.
Edited on Nov 25, 2013

Nov 24, 2013
    Very well done. It is tough to take a long exposure shot without a tripod. You have to get creative and you did here.

Nov 24, 2013
    Well done, especially since you were unable to use a tripod. Makes for an interesting photo.

Nov 24, 2013
    Great shot! I love the spontaneity of the moment.

Jade O.
Nov 23, 2013
    If the central figures were tack sharp, this would easily be my #1. Very well taken; too bad about the no tripod rule. Maybe a bean bag would have worked.

Nov 22, 2013
    Super shot. I only wish it were sharper. I usually try to pad the camera with a glove or something soft and then set the shutter on a 2 second delay, this gets rid of the unavoidable movement produced when you press the release. Still in my tt for sure. Well chosen moment.

Nov 22, 2013
    in my favourites as problems in getting picture. they the group in a world of their own

Nov 22, 2013
    I really like the effect created by "taking a moment" to get a photo. Nice shot!

It's too bad a tripod wasn't allowed - would have liked the static people and tiles a bit sharper.
Edited on Nov 22, 2013

Nov 22, 2013
    This is the outstanding entry for me. A truly wonderful photograph with an implied narrative, great use of movement and stillness . Masterfully composed with the white tile floor as background.

Nov 22, 2013
    I really like it! The in-focus people in the middle make it appealing but if they were a little more to the left and up, it would add more to the composition.

Nov 22, 2013
    I love the composition here. The photographer and posers surrounded by people moving about was a great find. It would have been great if the main subjects were in better focus. In my favs.

Nov 21, 2013
    Good choice of composition, I like how the subject(s) are the only ones still and all others have movement blur. I would like to see a version with a bit more contrast, if the floor had been whiter? I do like it though!

Nov 21, 2013
    love the idea. may be a little movement on the main subjects but understandable.
i have a small bean bag i carry in my camera pack. it is great for any railing, table top, chair, car top, etc. just mush the camera into it and ready for steady shot on longer exposures.

Nov 21, 2013
    Doesn't quite work as well as it might, but I think you had a creative idea that merits placement within the TT.
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