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  #135 One-second Exposure
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Metronome       ©2013 ysal
Panasonic DMC-GF1       3rd place, 169 points
1s, f4, ISO 200, 40mm, Manual, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Adjusted exposure, applied minor gaussian blur to try to remove harsh lighting, denoise and sharpen, increase color saturation, crop. All done with PS Elements.       Extra Info: I used a free app on my iPhone call iStrobe. Could not get the effect I was looking for, probably because I didn't have the right background. Also found out that flashing strobe in the dark gives you a bad headache!!
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Nov 25, 2013
    Thank you everyone for your kind comments and votes!

I initially set the metronome to tick at one second but that didn't result well so I set it faster. Then I kept adjusting the strobe and kept shooting until I got this even image.

Definitely a creepy experience shooting this in pitch darkness with the metronome ticking loudly and the strobe flashing brightly. I kept imagining seeing some monster to show up in the background.....!!

Nov 25, 2013
    Congratulations - Well deserved finish. Thanks also for the explanation of your technique.

Nov 25, 2013
    Well done Ysal - perfect for the theme and beautifully executed.

Nov 25, 2013
    Great finish ysal! (and from your forum posts we thought you were having trouble! Ha!)

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Nov 25, 2013
    great idea and execution. hope the headache went away.
did you consider a squarer crop, losing the base of the metronome?

Old Finn
Nov 25, 2013
    Good idea. Nr 1 in my favorites.

Nov 24, 2013
    excellent image. Great Clarity

Nov 23, 2013
    Well done! I'm not sure what effect you were looking for, but this really exemplifies what you can achieve with long exposures and intermittent light.
Edited on Nov 23, 2013

Jade O.
Nov 23, 2013
    Good idea with the strobe, and nicely captured -- just wish it was more interesting than a metronome.

Nov 22, 2013
    a clicking torch may have been better and reduced the harsh lighting

Nov 22, 2013
    I imagine it took some testing to synchronize the strobe to the metronome and then quite a few shots to finally get the symmetry in the result. I can also imagine the resulting strobe headache - no pain, no gain!

Nov 22, 2013
    Simple idea well executed.

Nov 22, 2013
    Nice shot and timing!

Nov 22, 2013
    Great use of lighting and the 1-second exposure. I find the central position of the metronome appropriate. At what speed was the strobe flashing? In my favs.
Edited on Nov 22, 2013

Nov 21, 2013
    Perfect capture for a 1 second exposure! One of my faves.
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