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Challenge: Metal on Metal II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: home studio
Date: Sep 21, 2012
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5 sec
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2012

image 2012 by Oliver Hoffmann. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use is a violation of applicable laws and will be prosecuted.

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I guess that has my name written all over it (somebody will probably call me 21_F.gif IreneM though) and the fact will garner me some low votes. I had a quite relaxed afternoon at the studio, that alone was worth it.

[Sep. 26th, 2012 03:03:39 AM]

WTH? Woke up to a 8.08 @12 votes, an hour later 8.11 @15.
Will I finally break the elusive 8 barrier at rollover?
This will wear out my update button...

[Sep. 27th, 2012 03:38:15 PM]

Peak at 8.3/29 votes, holding above 8 til vote #70, then all of a sudden a drop from 8.18 to 8.02 - without an additional vote; either a troll or someone voting on the keypad , wanting to change from 9 to 10, but hitting 1 instead? Next vote shooting me below the 8 :(
not really complaining, though, I'll take a 7.9 ish score any day - but it felt so good!

[Sep. 29th, 2012 04:59:47 AM]

Back above 8, two favs and 9 comments. Nice!

[Sep. 30th, 2012 04:18:47 AM]

Bad night tonight, down to 7.8. Still holding breath for a new PB. Not much voting or commenting going on at the moment.

[Oct. 2nd, 2012 07:00:05 PM] 5 hours before rollover still at 7.8333. After almost 7 years and 474 challenges this is still thrilling.

Post challenge: And it is still annoying to see the "Venser-Votes" as I call them now. Happy about the new PB after 20 months anyway. Thanks for your votes and comments, folks.
[bragging mode] It's not in the official stats yet, but its my 50th ribbon [/bragging mode]

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 85
Avg (all users): 7.7535
Avg (commenters): 8.3571
Avg (participants): 7.6200
Avg (non-participants): 7.8261
Views since voting: 3828
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 142
Comments: 51
Favorites: 13 (view)


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01/25/2013 05:13:01 PM
Stunning.
10/08/2012 09:26:47 AM
Seemingly simple yet on closer inspection ... brilliant and sublime - Congratulations!
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10/07/2012 08:15:59 AM
i really enjoyed this shot...i told my girl this shot is defenitely gonna win this challenge...excellent work in my opinion...
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10/06/2012 07:32:06 AM
Arresting attention! Congrats on the blue for a dazzling sparkle of gold!
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10/05/2012 09:11:02 PM
I could not pass by this photo without a good look...and it held my attention for a good period of time. Love this photo....
Would you mind discussing you lighting process? Thanks Jim in Rhode Island
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10/04/2012 07:44:36 PM
Fabulous! Congrats on your BLUEie!
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10/04/2012 08:18:15 AM
I truly love it! Definitely deserved my 10 :) Amazing colors and light. Also I like how the spoons became dotted. Extraordinary... Congrats!

-Beata

Message edited by author 2012-10-04 08:20:43.
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10/04/2012 02:10:20 AM
Great shot Oliver. I really like the colors and the lighting. Congrats on the blue and the 50 ribbons!
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10/04/2012 12:01:51 AM
Originally posted by h2:

Originally posted by posthumous:



I had no idea whose image this was.


you were not meant in person (though i may guess you didn' t give a 10 - and would never, unless you knew it was by one of your frequent ph award recipients)

If man ray took this picture I wouldn't give it a ten.
10/03/2012 05:20:06 PM
A striking image, but I'm not entirely sure I understand the enamor. It doesn't really create much in the way of a brain itch, but it is pretty in a 1980s space age kinda way. Congrats on the win.
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10/03/2012 12:52:41 PM
Originally posted by posthumous:



I had no idea whose image this was.


you were not meant in person (though i may guess you didn' t give a 10 - and would never, unless you knew it was by one of your frequent ph award recipients)

Message edited by author 2012-10-03 15:06:15.
10/03/2012 12:17:31 PM
Congrats on your Blue.

"I guess that has my name written all over it (somebody will probably call me IreneM though) and the fact will garner me some low votes."

I had no idea whose image this was.
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10/03/2012 10:55:27 AM
A truly well-executed image, Oliver. Well-deserved score. Welcome back on the front page too!
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10/03/2012 10:38:42 AM
Congrats on your new PB and 50 ribbon achievement. Inspirational!
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10/03/2012 10:16:43 AM
Hey Oliver....it is nice to see you back....and on the front page. Congrats!!!
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10/03/2012 09:56:35 AM
Awesome shot Oliver! Congrats on the fine work and a new PB too :)
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10/03/2012 07:53:20 AM
Visually perfect- congrats.
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10/03/2012 06:30:51 AM
Started looking online as to how to ship your reward that you are one point away from earning and what it looks like is that it isn't legal. I will do some more poking around to see if I can ship direct from a particular vineyard but not sure if it can happen. How about a pic of me drinking the bottle I was going to send? ;)

Congrats on the score though. Well done.
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10/03/2012 05:51:58 AM
Excellent work! I like the use of the reflective surfaces.
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10/03/2012 05:32:50 AM
yup this is an awesome image glad it came out on top!
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10/03/2012 04:38:20 AM
Congrats,had to be top three.
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10/03/2012 03:46:53 AM
Glückwunsch Oliver, für mich auch der Favorit wo ich aber auch auf die von dir aufgeführte Dame getippt hätte :-)
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10/03/2012 03:19:45 AM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

About as clean as they come, Oliver. Congrats!


No wonder, these are from my food-photography props and solely for shooting :)
10/03/2012 02:55:16 AM
I expect you'll have guessed that I love this image ;-)) GREAT score and excellent work, Oliver.
Congrats on the blue and your new PB.
Liebe Grüße an euch!
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10/03/2012 02:51:16 AM
Congrats on the blue! Lovely image. (It brings to mind that song - Itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, yellow polka dot bikini.)
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10/03/2012 02:26:01 AM

I AM LATE POSTING AS I GAVE THIS ONE OF YOUR TENS AS IT STOOD OUT BEST RE THIS CHALLENGE... ALSO SHARING MY 21_F.gif SHERPET 'BLUE' STAR AWARD WITH YOU AS WELL...

CONGRATULATIONS FROM SHEZ

LOVE THE STRONG GOLD REFLECTIONS AND LOVED THE TITLE AS WELL.....A STAND OUT WINNER FOR SURE...

'Gold Soup' BY 21.gif h2

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1025374.jpg - Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1034476.jpg
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10/03/2012 02:22:51 AM
Congrats Oliver....Very nice work!!!!
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10/03/2012 02:19:31 AM
Well deserved blue and congrats on your PB :)
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10/03/2012 01:52:34 AM
Wonderful image Oliver. Ooozes liquid quality. WD.
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10/03/2012 01:49:52 AM
Absolutely love this one - was a 10 from me.
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10/03/2012 01:20:52 AM
Well done Oliver, makes me think of honey.
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10/03/2012 12:43:09 AM
Irene? :P
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10/03/2012 12:19:28 AM
Knew this would win great job! What are the sppons sitting on? Some type of metal grate perhaps?
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10/03/2012 12:09:20 AM
About as clean as they come, Oliver. Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2012 12:02:41 AM
Congrats on the blue! I knew this was the winner when I saw it!
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10/03/2012 12:01:49 AM
Well deserved, congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2012 07:04:02 PM
Lovely colors and patterns
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10/02/2012 04:04:35 PM
Well executed.
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10/01/2012 05:49:44 PM
Beautiful lighting
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10/01/2012 09:42:36 AM
Blue right there...
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09/30/2012 07:37:42 AM
Great image, lovely colours, great DOF and well processed. VWD!
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09/29/2012 08:42:58 PM
Well done.
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09/28/2012 02:25:34 PM
That´s really cool reflections! Would have chosen a less symetic and centered crop for that. And perhaps no frame?
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09/27/2012 02:41:44 AM
Simply amazing.... 10+!!!!
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09/27/2012 01:01:07 AM
Beautifully lit, wonderful patterns.
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09/26/2012 04:20:15 PM
This incredible shot hold my breath for seconds...10.
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09/26/2012 11:34:06 AM
Its the color that is drawing me to this ,one of my favs this time.
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09/26/2012 11:33:11 AM
Is this Irene?

If it's not it should be a compliment because wow! This is awesome!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2012 10:24:22 AM
Nice lighting idea
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09/26/2012 08:33:11 AM
Love this one - 10!
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09/26/2012 12:55:15 AM
top 3
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