Shooting Challenge: 1 Second Gallery

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Tamron 17-50 2.8
f/3.5
Exposure 1sec
ISO-200kyl
Focal Lenth 50mm

When I decided to shoot something for this challenge I immediately thought of shooting something with movement to take advantage of the long one second exposure. Being near my guitars/bass's at the the time I decided to try and capture the stings moving through the air. I took a couple of shots of my bass and this is the one I kept. The only thing I did to the original photo is apply a little color with a LR preset.

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- Steven Chiasson

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I'm an aspiring photography student, right now im taking classes at the local community college and eventually I'll be transfering to the UCONN school of art. Lately I've been doing a lot of HDR work, I think you guys actually had an article on that a while back. So never one for convention my submission to the contest is actually three photos each with an exposure of 1/3 a second, bracketed from under to over exposed and stitched together with an Adobe Lightroom plug in called PhotoMatix Pro, which is excellent for HDR. These three photos combine to make an exposure of 1 second. The subject matter is some form of flowering plant that currently resides in my Mother's attempt at a garden. I use a Nikon D80 with a Tamron 28-80mm lens (cant wait to get the new Nikkor 50mm 1.8 lens). My ISO was set at 250 and i used a tripod to compensate for the slow shutter speed. i made some slight adjustments with Lightroom before exporting but nothing major, I prefer to get everything just right while in camera as opposed to relying too much on a computer. Hope you guys like my submission, I don't live near any decent bodies of water to take a long exposure of so I figured I would think out of the box a bit.

- Sam Lindsay

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Canon T1i, Stock Kit Lens
Sunpak Tripod
F-Stop:f/22
Exposure Time:1.2
ISO:100

Was taken in a local Gorge along the New York finger lakes. Ive been researching long exposure shots but hadnt gotten a chance to test it out until now. Hope you enjoy the photo.

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- Jonathon Share

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In fact I was just setting up my camera for a 1 second shoot at my dorm rooms Window when suddenly my cat was looking up to me. So spontaneously I took a picture of my cat (named Candy) from a focal length of 105mm back to 24 in one second. I wasn't able to take a second shot in order to get a more proper one, because she decided to climb a tree.

My Camera is a Canon 5D MkII and I used the 24-105mm 1:4L lens from Canon.
ISO was set to 100.
Tripod: my right Hand
Just did a small Lightroom color correction and vignetting. No lens correction.

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- Jean-Marc Papi

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Lens: Canon 18-55 (@ 18mm)
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed: 1 sec. (Of course)
Aperture: F/10

So, I found out about the contest the morning I took the photo, I went to work, got home and decided to go shoot. I have not entered since the 'Free Lensing' contest and I have not been able to take many photo's recently so I thought that this would be as good a time as any to get some more practice in! This photo was one of the last of the night, and I knew that I did not want to take a photo of the cheesy car lights streaming by, but at the same time, I did not want to try and avoid them either. I was walking down the street and noticed the bus stop, I realized that it would look pretty cool to have a bus stop with cars whizzing by, recreating the feeling of when your bus is there. I felt that the photo was missing something so I asked a man who seemed interested in what I was doing to stand in the enclosure and look towards the traffic which I feel was a great little added touch.

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I did some colour correction (Mostly saturation/contrast tweaks) in Aperture, and I felt it was done!

- David Fulde

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Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: 18-55 Kit Lens
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/8

This is a shot of the corner of East Picadilly Street and Cameron Street in Winchester, Virginia. The main structure in the photo is the historic George Washington Hotel. I had my camera on my tripod (basic tripod), and set the self timer so my movement wouldn't effect the shot. I was able to get the shot while a car passed by, so the photo has a combination of static elements as well as movement.

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- Brandon Zauche

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This is my first Gizmodo Shooting Challenge submission. I am a DJ and Nightclub photographer in Southern California. Usually I will take pictures of the DJs between 1/10 of a second and 1/100 of a second, but for this Shooting Challenge: 1 Second, I challenged myself to keep my shutter speed at 1 second for most of the night. This image is of Boris M.D. in our newly redesigned DJ booth bringing our artists within an arms reach of the crowd for Memorial Weekend. I am shooting with a Canon 5D Mark II with a Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZE lens at f/2.8 and ISO 500. The contrast is boosted slightly in Photoshop.

- Corey Sandler

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I am currently studying one semester abroad in Riga, Latvia and on my way to a student party I got this shot at the Latvian Statue of Liberty where the municipal police was just chasing away a group of drunk Germans who were up to no good. I am German, so I understood what they were shouting and the Latvians are very proud of this monument and won't allow any shenanigans near it ...

The shot was taken at 11:18 pm and you can see how bright the sky is about one month before midsummer.

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Canon Powershot S95, ISO 80, F2.2, 1 Second on a GorillaPod

- Michael Körner

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Design Rage. Freelancers know about this feeling. I was working on a logo design for a client (not pictured), and for a while it just wasn't coming together. Eventually I finished, but that frustration served as the inspiration for this photo.

Had my camera mounted on a tripod and triggered it by remote with a 2 second delay, then commenced violent head shaking.

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Canon 7D, Sigma 17-35mm at 17mm, 1" at f/8, 640 ISO

- Angelico Tolentino

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I was at the Eiffel Tower the other night and there was a guy who briefly swung some fire on a rope. Before he was chased off by the police I ran over with my tripod and got this picture with the Eiffel Tower in the background.

Canon Digital Rebel
F-Stop 4
Exposure 1 second
a tripod was used
UV filter was on

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- Matt Flick

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Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: EF 18-135mm IS
Aperture: 8.38
F Number: f/18
Exposure: 1s
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 135mm

I was around New Baneshwor area of Kathmandu. There was protest rally going on against Constitutional Assembly Members (Nepal is in process of drafting new constitution which is already delayed once and deadline is May 28th with no sign of constitution yet). It was a torch rally where protestors carried torch made of Bamboo stick with piece of bicycle tyre at one end dipped in petrol.

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I took my camera out of the bag and started taking snap from one side of the road, one guy came running towards me with his torch and I had to retreat back with fear of burning. Later I realized he just wanted me to shoot him :) . I found that camera shake and my retreat composed this beautiful pattern of flames.

- Ankur Sharma

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I haven't had enough time to get submissions in lately so I promised myself I would get one in at all cost this week. I was bored at work while updating some pc's in our tech lab and decided to work with what I had available. I took the cover off an old hard drive, turned it on, touched a screw to the platter to make it rough, used a sharpie to make a couple of black lines, grabbed a little penguin happy meal toy that was on the counter and velcro'd it to the center of the platter. I then turned it on, let it start to spin then immediately turned it off and snapped this picture as it almost slowed to a stop. It resulted in what looks like a little ghost penguin. So the running joke in the office is that someone ghosted a copy of Linux on this drive. :)

Camera: Canon T2i
F-stop: f/5.6
Exposure: 1 sec.
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 50mm
No Flash

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- David Crosby

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For this week's challenge i have something simple i have thought for a while. Figured i would use my car. Didnt managed to get the "car moving" shot i wanted, so i went the way i could do this alone.

Sony a230, 18-55mm lens, f/8, ISO-100, 40mm focal length hand held.

- Felix Garcia

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Shooting Summary:

Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 18-105 mm
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter: 1 sec.

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We purchased a green laser pointer several months ago and played with it for a few hours shooting it all over the house at night, bouncing it off of mirrors and windows, cups and pots. The coolest effect we saw was shooting the laser through some crystal candlesticks. When thinking about this contest, the time spent playing with the laser came to mind. With the help of my daughter on laser duty, this shot is firing a green laser through a crystal candlestick while quickly zooming the lens to present an illusion of one candlestick inside of another.

- Brian Knack

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF24-105 f/4L IS USM lens @ 24mm
ISO 5000 f/5.6 1 second exposure, on tripod.

I'm often intrigued by the Shooting Challenge, but with a busy family I rarely find the time to enter. Fortunately the holiday weekend provided the perfect opportunity: While waiting for the fireworks show at our local fair, I tried a few different one-second strategies to capture the fun kids were having with glow sticks. Some of the other shots were technically 'cleaner', but I liked this one because all the stray light activity best conveys the feeling of being there.

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The two identifiable people in the photo are my daughter, Avery (age 13), and my wife, Penny. Appropriate signed model release forms are attached.

- Brad Price

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I just got back from a European tour and saw this challenge. I looked through some of my photos and found this one from when I was walking the streets of London. The sun was very low and I did not have much light, so I made sure to have the shutter open for a second to capture as much light. I find that taking pictures of anything in all sorts of perspectives and THEN looking at the shooting challenge is more fulfilling. I can't seem to get a shot I really like when I know what the challenge is first. Not knowing what the challenge is first helps me to see things in ways I never would have seen them before.

Sony Nex-3
F3.5
ISO 400
1''

- Jaclyn Breit

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I took my daughter to "The Deep" today and we saw many fish, but one of her favorites was the sea anemone she recognised from finding nemo. It took me a few goes to get it looking right with the 1 second exposure, especially with the lightly moving tentacles, and low light, but I think in the end I got a good shot.

Canon G9
Focal Length: 7.4
F number: 2.8
Exposure time: 1

- Sam Goodwin

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I knew shooting this week's challenge would be a bit scary, but I didn't realize just how much, until I was leaning slightly over a bridge railing, feeling the wind kick up my long hair, and hearing the cars zoom by at 65+ MPH below me. After hearing my idea for this shot, a male friend offered to accompany me, realizing that I may not be safe alone with a DSLR in Downtown LA at around 9:30 at night. As I was walking around, trying to figure out the best location for a shot, I actually wasn't too far from Skid Row, and passed by a number of homeless people. For this submission, I finally settled on the Wilshire overpass, looking down at the 110 Freeway, facing south. I will definitely never forget the night I shot this photo.

Details: shot May 28, 2011, Canon Rebel XSi, EF-S 18-55mm, ISO 100, 1", f/5.6, 18mm.

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- Sheryl Delrosario

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Karachi Skyline

At a dinner event at a rooftop restaurant (Avari Towers) I was covering the event with my camera. When all was over, it struck me that I had my 18-55 mm with me, and the shooting challenge hadn't closed yet. With the zoom at 18mm, took a 1-second exposure. Didn't have time to set up a tripod as everyone had left, and being the only one left standing was quite awkward. Nevertheless, went for it, and here it is.

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Nikon D40, ISO 800, F/3.5, 1-second, 18mm, no tripod!

- Ali Mehdi

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Location & Story

The west side of Columbus Circle, facing North towards the Trump International Hotel and Tower.

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At night, Columbus Circle becomes a bustling and vibrant spot. The lights from the shops at the Time Warner Center, the headlights of the taxis zipping by, and the flood lights in the fountains and landscaping add to the colorful environment. This shot appeals to me because it captures this energy in the lower left, and as you get farther from the corner towards the right and top, a calm is found. To me, this captures what it is like to live in NYC. Even when you're surrounded by the city's electric pulse - there is always a place find a little peace.

Equipment

Body: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tokina 11mm-16mm f/2.8 + UV Filter
Manfrotto Tripod
Nikon Remote Release

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Settings

Focal Length: 11mm
Shutter Speed: 1.0s
Aperature: f/6.3
ISO: 100

- Derek Wisong

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For the challenge, I decided to use my favorite model (my daughter). This was taken while she was asleep at the night. I used the bed's headrest for stability. There were two sources of light - one coming from next room, and one from iPhone (I used the flashlight app). I thought the grey-scale version would be more appealing, and hence de-saturated the image using photoshop.

SPECS:

Camera : Nikon D80
Lens : 50mm prime
exposure : 1s (of course :) )
Apreture : F1.8
Metering : SPOT
Mode : Manual
ISO : 160
White Balance : Auto

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- Felix Devasia

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Nikon D80, 1sec, F9, ISO 100 11mm.

An old Carousel in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, during this sunny sunday. I called this picture "The flying saucer".

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I did some small modification with LightRoom

- Sébastien Bonaimé

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Knoxville, TN

Picture was taken while on hike in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Picture is of the Little Pigeon River along the Ramsay Cascades Trail. The trail is 8 miles round trip. This picture was taken at about 2 miles into the trail. I used a Canon 5d Mark II with a 24-105L F4 lens. The camera settings were of course 1.0 shutter speed at ISO100, F/9.0, 28mm focal length, with a neutral density filter.

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- Matthew DeMaria

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Shooting summary:
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikkor 18-200
ISO: 100
F-stop: F/11
Technique: Zooming

My boyfriend actually tried to come up with a nice shot for this challenge. He took me to a nearby pond and I spotted a nice view on a lovely yellow flower close to the pond. I asked him to do some zooming while I triggered the button. So, here I am submitting my idea of the 'one second' challenge while he is using his original idea.

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- Jenny Regitschnig

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I was really excited about this challenge and I spent most of my spare time - of which I didn't have a lot this weekend - planning and reading instruction manuals and how to's. I actually read so much that I almost forgot about taking the photo :)

Although I used "just" the zooming-technique, I learned a lot about stroboscope-photography, front and rear curtains, panning, .... I never got a chance to use it. I hope that the future contests give me a chance to try some of them too :)

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I used a NikonD300 with a Nikkor 18-200mm lense; ISO was at 100; F-Stop at f/7.1; Exposure time ... well guess it
As described above I used the zooming-technique.

- Bernhard Petracek

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Headed out for dinner in Portsmouth, NH, I decided to take my camera with me, looking like a tourist in my local area! I'm glad I did as it turned out to be a particularly foggy evening and the North Church looked spectacular enveloped in the fog. With this contest in mind, I took several images hand-held resting against a light post at 1-second shutter speeds trying to get a streak of head/tail lights I aesthetically liked. From 5 or so images, this is the one I liked best. Shot RAW in shutter priority mode with -1 exposure compensation on a Canon 7D with 10-22mm lens. Sharpening, slight desaturation, and slight vignetting done with Lightroom.

- Nathan Purmort

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I was walking around, after sunset, trying to find some good shots of the traffic going into the John Fitzgerald Expressway; when I saw some kids playing in the fountains on the Greenway, so I stopped and managed to get this shot. Thought it looked kinda like an alien invasion.

Shot on a 5D Mark II with a 16-24mm Canon lens, f4.5, ISO 160, 1s shutter.

- Zeen Rachidi

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Just One Second?

This shot of my Swiss Military Watch was taken at 4:20:08 pm on Saturday May 28th.

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I was just taking a little break and thought I'd see how the photo would turn out.

Taken with a Nikon d90 using a Nikkor 18-55@55 mm. 1.00 s, f/11 and ISO 200.

- Win Barker

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This week, the Shooting Challenge was quite tough to take. 1 Second is too long for daylight, and too short for nice shots. So tried to find some ideas how to get a snap.

Since I was at my girlfriend's place, celebrating her mother's birthday, I had the perfect excuse for not helping to prepare the party :-)

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It took me quite a while to get a decent shot. This Pinwheel shot was taken with a D300, ISO 100, 35mm F22, Tripod

- Markus Enderlin

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Equipment: Canon 550d, canon 50mm f1.4, tripod
Settings: ISO 400, f4, 1"

Just decided to join this challenge for the first time. I love abstract photography and this theme suited me just fine. I knew from beginning that i want to shoot some sort of movement in a static background. The bottle of airsoft BB's caught my eye, and i started to experiment with them on my ceramic living room floor. I was throwing BB's on a floor, moving them around and constantly took pictures. Cleaning afterwards was a pain! I chose one picture, did some color corrections and that is it. :)

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- Karolis Kveselis

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After last week's challenge, I was looking forward to this week's slow shutter challenge. I took a number of photos at one second and wasn't too happy with them. I decided to drive down to our local beach and take some shots of the ocean at dusk. The way the sea ebbs out with each wave leaves a "fog" among the stones on the beach when the photo is shot at one second. I was pleased at how this shot turned out. It also captured an incoming wave in the upper right corner.
I brought my tripod with me and my shutter remote to eliminate any camera shaking.

Tech info:
Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Lens EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

ISO 100
55 mm
0EV
f/10
1.0

- Matthew Johnson

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We went camping this weekend at one of the nearby provincial parks. It had a nice stream running through it that I knew would be perfect for the challenge. I shot several and picked out a good one to enter. That evening we were sitting around the campfire and watching the interplay of light and colors in the fire I decided to snap a few pics. It turned out I liked the results of the fire better than the water, so here it is. Shot with a Canon EOS 60D, EF 100 2.8L Macro at f22. No idea what kind of wood that is that's burning.

- Bruce Clement

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It was pretty misty in the morning on a hillside in Washougal, Washington.
Noted were some trees that looked pretty chill with the mist that was rolling in. I decided to see If I could get a minimalistic sort of thing going on with a simple shot lined up to be mostly white with the tree the only black element in the picture; but slightly misty.

Taken with a Canon T2i (about a month old, heh.) stopped down to f/36, with ISO set to 100 and a shutter speed of, well, 1 second; then converted to B/W in post (Lightroom 3). I used just the basic 18-55mm kit lens @ a 55mm focal. A couple other minor adjustments aside from that. I also used a shutter release cable and a tripod.

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- Andrew Ciobanasiu

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Taken by Pentax K-X + Pentax 12-24mm f4 lens, f/8.0, 1s shutter, ISO560 @ 12mm

This is my first attempt to capture a lightning shot which I've been planning to do for a while and was in luck as last Wednesday we had a pretty big/long thunder storm in Toronto. I've been paying attention during previous thunder storms for areas that are more prone for lightning strikes. I set up my camera + tripod outside and snapped a few test shots to make sure the exposure is correct, after that it was all waiting game. Sure enough after roughly waiting outside for 30 minutes or so I saw a bright flash in the sky and I frantically pressed my shutter and start bursting away and here is the final product :)

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- Luwi Ilham

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Taken with a D5000, 1 second f/4.5 iso 320

Verrazano Narrows bridge in the evening taken from Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Note the Statue of Liberty underneath it.

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- Andrew Crawford

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Panasonic LX5 , I sec. exposure , f/4, ISO 80

I always wanted to enter, but have not had the time. Or, cool fancy camera. I finally decided to let my LX5 do something aside from candid party/hiking pictures. So, I walked through las vegas all weekend trying to find a cool shot, and pretty much gave up. Until 1 AM on Monday, when I noticed the balloons at the belagio and the awesome reflections of the patterned floor on the glass ceiling. snapped up a few shots, and finally got one without that much of a draft.

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- Karla Cifuentes

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