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Sunrise in the Cosmic Egg
2nd PlaceSunrise in the Cosmic Egg
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Egg (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 995
Location: My home
Date: Mar 2, 2003
Aperture: F4.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/3.7
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 2, 2003

You would not even want to know how many shots I did of this egg to get the final photo. Lighting was so tricky. I used only a pen-sized flashlight at the back of the egg, (no flash) and the egg itself was propped up in a small stand. The shot was taken in a darkened room with only the small penlight as a source of light. Every time I moved the egg to try different effects, the yolk would slip out. Then I would have to clean up the mess and start over...sometimes with a different egg! It was the sloshing of the egg yolk that created the bubble, but I decided this just gave it a more "cosmic" look. Sharpened just a bit and resized in PS Elements 2.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 227
Avg (all users): 6.7868
Avg (commenters): 8.0476
Avg (participants): 6.5391
Avg (non-participants): 7.2464
Views since voting: 5591
Votes: 197
Comments: 27
Favorites: 16 (view)


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01/28/2005 03:05:02 PM
wow.. nicely done.. congrats..great light of egg..
05/13/2003 03:07:10 AM
this is an amazing shot!!! one can tell that a lot of thought was put
into this and it paid off.... congrats!!
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03/12/2003 05:38:37 PM
Great shot. Nice theme.

Message edited by HBunch - Removed Critique Club status.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2003 08:16:59 AM
Thanks to all of you for your votes and for your comments, which truly do help. I'm here to learn, so I take all constuctive criticism positively. This is my first ribbon on DP Challenge, and I was shocked and excited to find my Cosmic Egg had placed 2nd with a Red ribbon! I'm a previous SLR user and have just gone to digital a few months ago.
Thanks again!!

Message edited by author 2003-03-10 08:18:08.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2003 11:57:28 PM
Awesome picture.Great lighhting.
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03/09/2003 06:48:13 AM
good effort.....pleasing effect with color and contrasts
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03/09/2003 06:18:46 AM
7. I'm not sure about DOF - did you try a version with the holder in focus? My eye is drawn to the inside of the egg, and it's the shell that is in focus. And what most let it down for me is that it needs rotating - and there seems no good reason for it being tilted slightly. Nice try though
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03/08/2003 09:18:13 PM
Very nice! This is prolly the prettiest of all the egg pictures. I really like it! The exposure is perfect, the coloring is lovely, the opening is just the right size, and I love the lighting. Definetly one of my favorites this week. Good luck!
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03/08/2003 06:55:52 PM
LOVE the lighting effect!!!
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03/08/2003 01:25:16 PM
veyr nice work... the lighting here is phenomenal and i really like the abstract nature of this photo... great work :) = 10 - setzler
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03/07/2003 10:29:34 PM
I love this photo, what was the egg held in? The bubble in the egg is so well placed, and the hole so perfect. Very well done indeed!
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03/07/2003 01:02:40 PM
Best, most creative photo this week. Especially love the lighting effects.
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03/07/2003 12:59:45 PM
Like the concept! Great lighting and color. Would have liked to see either more or less of the object that is holding the egg.
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03/07/2003 12:33:34 AM
Really nice light captured here.
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03/06/2003 02:46:01 PM
Neat idea!! I really like the colors here - I can't imagine how many eggs it took to get the hole right. Nice lighting. 8
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03/05/2003 01:32:39 PM
Interesting great idea!!!!
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03/05/2003 01:23:06 AM
How cool is this?!!
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03/05/2003 12:00:20 AM
very nice
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03/04/2003 03:45:17 PM
The lighting on this shot is really great. It gives a very cosmic quality to the rather banal subject of an egg. I think it fits the challenge perfectly, instilling interest into the rather boring subject that is the egg.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/04/2003 08:07:34 AM
Great idea, must have taken hours to set up
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03/04/2003 01:55:09 AM
This is one of my fav's so far! I even like the border.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/03/2003 09:24:03 PM
Nice shot. The lighting is wonderful and really shows depth gives this a 3-D feel.
Bravo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/03/2003 05:42:41 PM
nice shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/03/2003 11:25:25 AM
love the color, framing and crisp focus on the shell.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/03/2003 10:43:56 AM
the border detracts - 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/03/2003 02:30:34 AM
First photo I've sen this week that genuinely evoked an audible and involuntary : "Wow !".....So "Wow !" and 9/10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/03/2003 12:44:28 AM
Very good lowlight photo! I would love to see it without the "holder" 7
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