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Updated 29/11/2007 @ 11:17


Location: Shiremoor, Northumberland, England
Date: 15/10/2007 @ 23:35
Light Conditions: Indoors/Pitch black
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: 17-85mm kit
Focal Length: 85 mm
Flash: --
Flash Mode: --
Shutter Speed: 1/25 sec.
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: ISO-800
Filters: --

Post-work: Crop / COlour Balance
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I couldn't decide whether to title this as something going on inside our heads or something going on in deep space; it's fairly amorphous in composition which is one reason why I am fairly content with it.

Anyway, this was captured in October 2007 for a college assignment that was investigating long exposures. However, it's somewhat ironic that the best image from that photoshoot happens to be one with a relatively short exposure time. The only other capture from that session to be uploaded is Eta Orionis with a 30-second exposure. It's interesting how the same subject can be depicted in such different ways.

Regarding the two-year disparity in submission dates, this gallery slot once contained an image trying to capture a similar concept but infinitely less-successfully. It seemed logical at the time to directly replace it.
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:iconbokehlight:
BokehLight Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013   Photographer
Amazing work, Darren! :clap:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly.
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:iconcreativsis:
creativsis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My interpretation is an egg and a dozen or more sperm trying to get into it, if I am not too blunt. I quite like your gallery ;p
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Photographer
Ahah. It's certainly an image that is open to interpretation. Thank-you for taking the time to comment, it is appreciated.
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:iconcreativsis:
creativsis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad I did then! Tehe. (:
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:iconcygam-7:
Cygam-7 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
I always find these fascinating :D
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Photographer
Yes indeed, they're great to experiment with even without capturing the moments.
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:iconaerendial:
aerendial Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
featured in journal 'creation/reaction' [link] so enjoy! :tea:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly.
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:iconimperterrito:
imperterrito Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
You have a wonderful gallery! Nice to meet you.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, it's appreciated.
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:iconlutherbash:
LutherBash Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Magic, well done!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Photographer
Many thanks.
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:icondanaevelvet:
DanaeVelvet Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
it's beautiful! very mystical!!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly.
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:icontyveris:
Tyveris Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Just how? I don't even understand where this image came from.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student Photographer
Heh; it's a low-light capture of a plasma lamp in action.
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:icontyveris:
Tyveris Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I see. Very wonderful. It's just got such a mysterious, and yet dark quality to it.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it.
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:icontyveris:
Tyveris Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
No problem
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:icononuba:
onuba Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very Nice Image ^^
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank-you, I'm glad you think so.
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:iconmegapixies:
Megapixies Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Cracking shot and brilliant concept
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank-you for the comment, I appreciate it.
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:iconjuliekoesmarno:
juliekoesmarno Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
This is amazing!!!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it.
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:iconsinantr:
sinanTR Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
BREATHTAKING!!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Student Photographer
I'm glad you think so; thank-you for the comment.
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:iconsinantr:
sinanTR Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
and i am glad to know you! very welcome my friend :hug:
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:icondrochfuil:
Drochfuil Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
What a wonderful image this is! :+fav:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it.
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:iconj0yrex:
j0yrex Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
wow..great shot!! :w00t: :orange:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, and for the favourite-list addition: I appreciate it.
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:iconthe3plesix:
the3plesix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
Amazing photo mite!!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that.
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:icondeviantnep:
DeviantNep Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
nice!!!
:heart:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, and for the favourite-list addition of this work. I appreciate it.
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:icondeviantnep:
DeviantNep Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I just think it is amazing
=)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Student Photographer
I'm glad you think so. :]
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:icondeviantnep:
DeviantNep Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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:iconsemeuse:
semeuse Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008   Photographer
fantastic - and the title just takes it to the top - great concept, well executed
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you muchly for the Favourite-list addition of this piece, it means a lot.
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:iconcuriouscorn:
CuriousCorn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
You've got some nice experimental stuff here! :thumbsup:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it.
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:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
wow plasma ball, great shot :thumbsup:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Student Photographer
Heh, yeah, I had some fun messing around with this. Cheers for the comment.
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:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Welcome :)
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:iconlostmotive:
LostMotive Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Was this shot against a black background or was it just in the dark?
:)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Student Photographer
I shot this in pitch-black to get the highest contrast possible between the background and the plasma within the lamp. I had tried during daylight hours with a black backdrop but I got too many reflections on the glass surface for my liking. Heh.
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LostMotive Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Thankyou mind if i have a go? I'll credit you of course, ;p
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