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Sticky Sticky Honey
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Challenge: Sticky (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challengers
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: In my home
Date: Dec 17, 2006
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Food and Drink, Textures
Date Uploaded: Dec 17, 2006

What a mess, and what a blast doing this challenge.
When I first thought of my idea, I didn't realize what fun I have, and how many takes I took, until I got it right.

I tried many differant colored cards for the background, but the natural color one seemed to work best. I also liked the idea of the honey trailing from a flower. I thought this would look good, so that is why I have picked this one to enter in the challenge.

I went through a whole bottle of honey, plus many sheets of differant types of card, but it was worth it.

I also used a light underneath the card, but that caused a problems with some of the card buckling, and so had to take all photos quite quickly, to avoid this. It was fun, and hope you enjoy the result.

ps; Thanks everyone, for the wonderful comments and votes, re this image.....
I don't know if you know, but I am a ticketwriter, as that was my career before computers come on the scene......

I then went back to tech school as an adult, and learned computer graphics, re Corel Draw.....




Statistics
Place: 5 out of 100
Avg (all users): 6.5707
Avg (commenters): 8.3750
Avg (participants): 6.2642
Avg (non-participants): 6.6947
Views since voting: 3561
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 184
Comments: 46
Favorites: 2 (view)


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04/30/2012 01:30:53 PM
Originally posted by posthumous:

that is truly excellent calligraphy. did you really do that? 8


I lied. I gave you a 9. :)
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08/13/2007 02:58:19 AM
I love this photo. The lighting is perfect, the honey writing is really well done, and the flower at the top left really ads to the composition.
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01/25/2007 07:56:28 AM
This is an amazing photo. You are so creative.
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12/27/2006 05:38:27 AM
Well done shez, awesome placing!
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12/27/2006 03:11:23 AM
Congrats Sherryl!!!!!!!! 5th place!!!!
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12/26/2006 11:40:22 PM
Congratulations Sheryll on your 5th! Nice detail and lighting. This image is very creative. So sharp, and well...sticky!!
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12/26/2006 09:07:32 PM
WOW 5TH!!! Great Job!
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12/26/2006 08:20:29 PM
Awesome picture Sherryl! Your border is really cool also! Congratulations on the 5th place
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12/26/2006 08:01:19 PM
Beautifully done.
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12/26/2006 05:13:41 AM
Awesome, Shez!!! 5th place! Woo hoo!!! Great picture, and I can just imagine how much fun it was to do - thanks for sharing that in the photographer's comments. Way to go!
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12/25/2006 06:51:03 PM
Way to go Shez, very nice top 5 finish, I think it was worth the mess, eh?
Congratulations!
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12/25/2006 03:36:05 PM
you've really done an excellent and imaginative design here ... how clever ... it has great composition, colours, and EVERYTHING!! ...
and wot a great xmas present coming 5th ... well deserved ...
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12/25/2006 02:39:27 PM
YEAH sister!! We share top 5 in Sticky!! HAHA - a whole bottle of honey. I'm sure the bees would be proud to have contributed to your work of art! Woooohoooo nicely done! Congratulations on an honorable mention!! Merry Christmas Sweetie Pie (and to Peter & the fam too!).
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12/25/2006 05:05:37 AM
Congrats Shez on your 5th. You probably know now, why I found your comment on my entry so funny ;-)
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12/25/2006 02:58:49 AM
Congrats!! Awesome image.
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12/25/2006 02:54:09 AM
Shez, you are so damn good ;-) This was one of my favourites. Huge congrats on top 5.
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12/25/2006 01:42:35 AM
Great Finish Shez, what a Christmas Present....
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12/25/2006 01:10:07 AM
WTG Shez! Woot!
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12/25/2006 12:58:51 AM
So worth it. Congrats, and hope this brings you even more holiday cheer!
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12/25/2006 12:46:21 AM
great job on your placement!!! wow that was awesome!
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12/25/2006 12:19:03 AM
Congrats on your top 5! :)
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12/25/2006 12:09:24 AM
Shez, another honorable mention! CONGRATULATIONS! I loved this photo the minute I saw it. I am so glad it finished so strong!

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12/25/2006 12:08:58 AM
Well done on the top 5 Sherryl and Merry Christmas!!!
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12/25/2006 12:07:40 AM
Conrats Shez! Great image and a top 5 to boot! Merry Christmas!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/24/2006 02:28:16 AM
Good idea!
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12/22/2006 02:08:54 PM
Creative! :)
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12/20/2006 11:04:52 AM
You should try to make a custom font like this! The letter work is spot on.

You went a bit too far on the sharpening or contrast - sorta pushed it over the edge, I have a bad tendency to sometimes do that too, I usually reign it in before its too late. The organic element of the honey begs for the image to be more natural, to me anyway. Try the high-pass technique next time as that leaves you a layer to play with in the end to adjust sharpness if color tweaking has brought out harshness. I like the composition, though the flower comes off as out of place at first. IMHO, a more traditional 'bee flower' (whatever that is, right? lol) would have been a better choice.

Overall, nicely lit & executed with a few detractions during post-processing -- 7 --
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12/20/2006 08:47:36 AM
Very creative and well shot... I can see this with a Ribbon... certainly top 10. Good luck
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12/19/2006 11:06:23 PM
Cute, but this would look much better on a white backdrop.
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12/19/2006 10:43:32 PM
great capture. Very imaginative. 9
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12/19/2006 01:58:39 PM
now this really says sticky :-)
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12/19/2006 01:18:09 PM
that is truly excellent calligraphy. did you really do that? 8
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12/19/2006 07:28:12 AM
Nice. That says it all. One of the best honey shots I think. Imaginative and sharp focus.
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12/19/2006 04:52:32 AM
Must be the sticky challenge.........looks good for all the right reasons..Bumping for it's artistic value....
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12/19/2006 04:15:57 AM
Very creative. Love it
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12/19/2006 12:42:19 AM
Hey, what a great idea. The colours and clarity are super.
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12/18/2006 11:02:32 PM
Very creative
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12/18/2006 07:18:08 PM
What a creative composition! Bravo for taking something "every day" and making it extraordinary! This is awesome!
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12/18/2006 07:40:21 AM
This I really like, the lighting and the frame is great. 10
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12/18/2006 05:09:56 AM
Ooooh...now how long did this take!
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12/18/2006 02:37:26 AM
Cool idea. I don't really understand the flower though? Perhaps a honey comb would make more sense?
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12/18/2006 02:31:57 AM
Wow, this takes some time to get right, I'd imagine. Very artistic! Bumping up to a 10.
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12/18/2006 02:16:09 AM
You deserve to Win on effort alone !
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12/18/2006 01:46:34 AM
Hmm greative, good job spelling that without messing it up lol, 7
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12/18/2006 12:24:36 AM
Best honey picture in the bunch. :) 7
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12/18/2006 12:22:56 AM
Thats really well done. Very cool...amazing artistic prowess.
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