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Zen of Measures
by Michael Soo
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<b>9th Place</b><br>Zen of Measures<br><i>by Michael Soo</i>
17-FEB-2005 Michael Soo

9th Place
Zen of Measures
by Michael Soo

The ancient Chinese method of measuring time were jossticks. Each josstick burn for a specific amount of time. During an event like a fighting contest, the judge would burn a josstick and when the josstick reaches its end, the time is up.

The negative space here is not used to emphasize the subject but rather, give balance to it. The criss-crossed thin smoke is also utilized to show balance (yes, I took 50 shots of the same image just to get the smoke shot I wanted!, LOL)

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
1/6s f/5.6 at 66.0mm iso100 full exif

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Guest 23-Feb-2005 05:16
Very well done, Mike.
Guest 21-Feb-2005 04:12
Thanks Alexeig, Ed & Shu.
Bernie, It's using a strip light (you can probably use any light as long as it lights evenly. The idea is to give another dimension to the image. ;)

- MS
Canon DSLR Challenge20-Feb-2005 22:06
Beautifully balanced. The "X" smoke was worth shooting for! Shu
Guest 20-Feb-2005 21:00
Very nice. I'm interested in how you did the lighting "on the horizon"!
Canon DSLR Challenge20-Feb-2005 15:54
Well lit - especially the gradient at the edge of the table. -Ed Hahn
alexeig20-Feb-2005 12:44
Great oriental feeling at this one