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Rainbow Rhythm
sherpet


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Challenge: Rhythm II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challengers
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: My Lounge Room at L.M.H.P. Caloundra, Australia
Date: May 2, 2006
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2006

A collection of colored pencils, arranged in a swirling rhythm wave pattern, to give the feeling of "rhythmic movement" in color.

Post details re my image: Needed to send DPC my "raw" origional plus processing details so here they are for you all to read..... I am just so EXCITED re these results and thank everyone for their votes and comments.....

Congratulations to the three "ribbon" winners, and watch out, as I now have the taste for a "ribbon", and I want it badly.....

My processing notes:
File Name IMG_6444.CR2
Camera Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shooting Date/Time 2/05/2006 11:20:41 AM
Shooting Mode Program AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/8
Av( Aperture Value ) 5.6
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation -1
ISO Speed 200
Lens 18.0 - 55.0 mm
Focal Length 55.0 mm
Image Size 3456x2304
Image Quality RAW
Flash Off
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode AI Focus AF
Parameters Settings Contrast Standard
Sharpness Standard
Color saturation Standard
Color Space sRGB
Noise Reduction Off
File Size 6596 KB

I then took it to "photoshop", and followed the principles of "Basic" editing re DPC challenge rules.

I firstly went and resized and cropped the image.
I then sharpened the image.
Go to Hue/saturation and saturated to inhanse the color re the whole image.
I then went to Color Balance for the same reasons.
I then went to Brightness and with about a 5 -10% only.
I then went to Noise reduction
Added a border
Then resized for web, upload to DPC site re challenge.

Thank you..... Laugh a little, as today is a good day.....

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 208
Avg (all users): 6.6653
Avg (commenters): 7.6190
Avg (participants): 6.3077
Avg (non-participants): 6.8294
Views since voting: 9164
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 248
Comments: 64
Favorites: 21 (view)


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10/25/2008 12:31:15 AM
Once again lovely colours and fluid pattern - you have a good eye
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09/25/2007 02:02:13 PM
Ooooh the colours are pretty!
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08/03/2007 11:45:41 PM
when the last rythm challenge came up i immediatly came to your page to look at this pic, first i though i could reproduce it , but then i realized how tough it was.
great job!
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07/23/2007 10:36:58 PM
Congratulations Sherryl! I found this image while researching for an entry into Rhythm III.
I am surprised that no one mentioned the incredible illusion of DOF that you created by using only color. To my eye, that is what makes your image so appealing. I also think your background texture is an enhancement, not a detraction as some below have commented. On my monitor at least, it is a subtle texture that acts as a complementary foil for the foreground. It establishes a rectilinear tableau as a reference for the wave. This is a 10 in my book!
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06/14/2007 07:06:37 AM
Basic image yet so very eye catching and effective. Not sure what the background that was used it, but IMO this image could only
be done better if it were a clean black background. I think that some attention is taken away from the pencils by the stripes in the background, but hey, it caught my eye as soon as I entered your folio.
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03/27/2007 08:01:54 AM
So bright - I love it.
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01/26/2007 04:45:39 PM
I love the color!
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01/08/2007 06:48:20 PM
Gorgeous image and so close to a ribbon, I am sure you will have yours soon with your talent.
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11/30/2006 08:23:13 PM
I love the bright colors in your portfolio! You certainly are a crowd-pleaser! :)
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11/24/2006 04:57:58 AM
Great color and layout. Nicely done.
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08/04/2006 02:06:38 AM
very cool shot!
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05/16/2006 06:08:35 AM
this photo is so lovely i cant even say how much i like it.. I think your work is inspiering, so colourfull and just so over all lovely. There is only one thing i can see in this photo that i would maybe have changed.. i would have liked to see a solid black background. but what do i know :) keep it up :)
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05/13/2006 10:40:09 PM
Great use of aerist's pencils to create this lovely rhythmic flow. Congratulations on your 5th place finish.
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05/11/2006 12:58:50 PM
Way to go on your top 5! And what an excellent photo. There were a few similar to this in the challenge if I remember correctly, but this one was by far the best. Really nice work.
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05/11/2006 08:09:34 AM
WOW !!! Congratulations on your 5th placing with this wonderful rainbow of color and composition!
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05/10/2006 06:53:53 PM
Wooo hooo, Shez - you're gettin' gooder and gooder :-)
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05/10/2006 04:01:50 PM
Its a lovely image. Great composition and colors.

Congrats on a top 5 !
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05/10/2006 03:35:33 PM
Awesome! congratulations. Really glad this one did sooo well :)
One of my faves from this challenge.
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05/10/2006 08:54:49 AM
Terrific photo, very well done.
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05/10/2006 08:29:52 AM
Great job Shez!, wonderful image and colours. Congrats.
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05/10/2006 08:12:25 AM
A new personal best. Many congratulations, I know you are enjoying being in 7th heaven, may you stay there for a long time.
Oh, and the shot is worthy of the 5th place it got. Marvelous colours in a very good composition.
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05/10/2006 08:03:07 AM
Yeah! 5th place. You rock!
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05/10/2006 07:48:21 AM
Woo hooo Shez!!! 5th place!! Congratulations! I have this photo a 10, and it deserved its front page placing!!!
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05/10/2006 06:48:03 AM
Holy Moly Shez!!!! Congrats on an exceptional placement with an excpetional image!!!
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05/10/2006 06:45:30 AM
Shez, this is a beautiful image - very well thought out and very well executed. Nice work and congrats on your very high placement. A ribbon is surely in your future!
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05/10/2006 06:20:14 AM
Congratualations on top 5. Great shot!
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05/10/2006 04:55:18 AM
Well done Shez, this really is a wonderful shot! Well thought out, beautifully composed. Congrats on your well deserved 5th place.
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05/10/2006 03:57:40 AM
very colorful, fits the challenge well. congrats
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05/10/2006 03:55:06 AM
Congratulations.
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05/10/2006 02:49:19 AM
Mate 5th place and a PB, you are going places. Well thought out and pleasant shot. Great placing against some great entries. Congratulations.
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05/10/2006 02:18:10 AM
Sherryl! Be careful or you are going to end up with a ribbon or two very soon, then your whole life changes - can't go anywhere in the forums without people jumping in and asking for your advice on this or that, PM's at all hours of the night asking for help with processing. You don't want that. ;)

Congrats on this and keep it up!
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05/10/2006 01:31:43 AM
Now for all the others who commented on my background. Most loved it but many said that they would prefer a flat black background and not the corrugated "textured" one that I used. The reason why I used this in preference to a flat black one is answered in two sentences.

First of all I tried the flat black background and the the flat one lost some of the "rhythm" that I wanted to achieve.

Secondly, I love texture, so I personally love the one I chose. I also found that the corrugated card held the rolling pencils in place , so that was a bonus.....

Thank you everyone for commenting and voting on my image.....

All I can say now is "Watch out to those who beat me to my first ribbon, as I now have the taste for it, and will be trying much harder to achieve my dream".
05/10/2006 01:21:38 AM
Congratulations, as you are the only one that saw this, as I delibrately put the "purple" colored pencil out of place, re the color wheel, to see if someone would pick up on it, and you did.....

Originally posted by tngrndream:

that one (the purple one) looks like it is in the wrong place. was that intentional. or is it just supposed to be that way. at any rate, it draws my eyes right to it and forces me to remain in the composition.
05/10/2006 01:18:46 AM
WTG Sheryl! Terrific backdrop to this one, really impressed me.
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05/10/2006 01:13:59 AM
Way to go Shez! This is a beautiful and very lively image that screams rhythm! Big congrats :-)
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05/10/2006 12:55:05 AM
When can I get some lessons, great finish, go for it, you deserve this for all your effort.
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05/10/2006 12:51:45 AM
WTG, Sherryl! Congrats on your 5th place and new PB!
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05/10/2006 12:34:30 AM
A wonderful shot, congrats! :D Next time, ribbon? ;)
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05/10/2006 12:23:16 AM
Congratulations Shez!!! Front page, PB and a cool star by one of your pics. Well done!!!
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05/10/2006 12:17:39 AM
Wahoo...almost there!!! Great job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2006 09:52:57 PM
I like how you continued the rhyrthm theme with the wave in the pencils. Well thought out. Only detail I'm not fond of is how grainy the image is.
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05/09/2006 01:24:13 AM
Nice colors and composition.
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05/09/2006 12:12:26 AM
Nice color and flow. Looks a bit noisy which makes it seem a bit soft. Tack sharp here would have been worth another point or two. - 7
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05/08/2006 10:23:06 PM
I would have perfered a non textured backdrop for the pencils to be on
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05/08/2006 01:54:01 PM
Awesome! great idea with the setup. Nice choice of background too, more interesting that just plain ole pitch black bk.
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05/07/2006 10:48:30 PM
This is a very nice picture! 10
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05/06/2006 11:00:38 AM
Love the colours - pity the background is not totally dark. Still gets a 9 from me though.
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05/05/2006 04:35:27 AM
Rainbow of color...nice
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05/04/2006 11:07:38 PM
that one (the purple one) looks like it is in the wrong place. was that intentional. or is it just supposed to be that way. at any rate, it draws my eyes right to it and forces me to remain in the composition.
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05/04/2006 07:10:48 PM
which color will your ribbon be.... ? wish you blue...
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05/04/2006 10:16:13 AM
very colorful & fun shot...can feel the rhythm
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05/03/2006 08:22:56 PM
The pencils seem a bit out of focus and the background texture is distracting. Smooth solid black would have made it better in my opinion. Love the colors and the curves.
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05/03/2006 04:39:41 PM
The arrangement is so good it looks 3D,with the pencils having highs and lows as well as waving, 10
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05/03/2006 02:58:30 PM
truly a sense of rhythm in this photo. best "pencil" shot in this challenge IMO.
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05/03/2006 12:53:29 PM
Nice rhythm.
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05/03/2006 12:27:42 PM
THIS is AWESOME!!!! The outstanding brightness of those colors just lifts my spirits when I look at it! The way you have arranged them is PERFECT for rythm. Congratulations on a PERFECT rythm photo!!!
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05/03/2006 10:46:19 AM
very nice shot! love all the colors...and the fact you made your own little color wave...is great 10
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05/03/2006 10:01:27 AM
Nice pencils but the background pattern is a bit disharmonic.
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05/03/2006 10:01:24 AM
This one caught my eye right away. The colours and shape are beautiful.
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05/03/2006 09:06:15 AM
Nice, very nice.
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05/03/2006 03:33:40 AM
Here's a surprize for you.....
I took the similar shot, exactly same but with different background.. but unfortunately ..
I could'nt send in the entry in this challenge due to some resion.
Good Luck to you I gave you 9-o-10.... cheers Arvinder
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05/03/2006 01:19:16 AM
I loooove bright colors against black 10!!
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05/03/2006 12:43:12 AM
Well done! Such vibrant colors!
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