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Six (or is it a Nine?)
2nd PlaceSix (or is it a Nine?)
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Six (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX APO Macro EX DG HSM for Canon
Location: Ledyard, CT
Date: Jan 20, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Macro, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2008

quick set-up shot. wanted to use a number symbol (#) instead of a plain string, but couldn't get the drop to hang properly. lit with a handheld flash with wireless trigger. background was a printout of a bunch of 9's, since the drop will invert the image.

PP - opened RAW in ACR, adding in some sharpness. crop, layer for levels. some cloning of stray dust spots (very visible at f16 and white background!), and a shadow in the drop.

post-challenge. Well, I certainly didn't expect a ribbon with that score, but I'll take it. Thanks for all the nice comments everyone.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 134
Avg (all users): 6.5183
Avg (commenters): 7.4500
Avg (participants): 6.4655
Avg (non-participants): 6.5414
Views since voting: 10759
Views during voting: 426
Votes: 191
Comments: 37
Favorites: 13 (view)


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01/30/2008 08:57:51 PM
Hi Steve,

Nice to see you keeping up the shots. Great shot, well deserved ribbon--congratulations.
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01/30/2008 02:11:12 PM
Congratulations Steve - great shot - well deserved ribbon.
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01/28/2008 07:14:58 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!
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01/28/2008 11:35:27 AM
great picture,very clever...well done/congratulations
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01/28/2008 11:06:37 AM
Congrats! Something a little outside the norm for you.
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01/28/2008 11:01:07 AM
Am in dismay at the 2 people who gave this 1's.
Great idea, great execution.
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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01/28/2008 08:02:08 AM
I never would have thought it was you. Nice job.
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01/28/2008 07:18:35 AM
Woo hoo Steve! I thought this might ribbon. What a great idea and so cleverly executed, too.
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01/28/2008 04:26:11 AM
You physics geek you! Nice work and congrats on an excellent image and congrats on another Red Ribbon.
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01/28/2008 03:23:22 AM
This is so beautiful and creative. Great shot, Steve. Huge congrats on your red ribbon.
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01/28/2008 03:06:08 AM
Congrats on your red, very creative and well executed!
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01/28/2008 01:02:04 AM
Yay Steve! Awesome shot - so glad for you. :)
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01/28/2008 12:37:26 AM
Yeah, Steve! Congrats on your ribbon! Now good luck in Birds. :)
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01/28/2008 12:24:13 AM
Look at you! 'Grats on the red!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 10:15:22 PM
This is truly one heck of an amazing macro shot. I love the use of the white background to make all the different colors stand out.
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01/27/2008 08:48:22 PM
Best one yet :) Fantastic work, hope it does well
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01/27/2008 07:48:58 PM
t'is a 9, cheater! jk, nice work :)
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01/27/2008 05:13:22 PM
very cool
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01/26/2008 01:23:14 AM
cool ide adn well executed. I like the different colored sixes in the water drop. nicely done!
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01/25/2008 01:55:22 PM
At first glance I didn't get it. But upon studying it I like it more and more. The reflection is AWESOME!!
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01/24/2008 08:41:26 PM
Excellent, hope you win. :)
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01/24/2008 07:57:46 PM
good execution on a very tired theme
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01/24/2008 02:56:29 PM
very good use of optical 'trickery' to make this one shine - nice work
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01/24/2008 02:46:16 PM
Nice idea!
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01/23/2008 02:57:26 PM
Nicely executed. Unfortunately, I think the 9 stands out much more than the 6s. That being said, I am not necessarily sure it would have been better had you reversed them.
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01/23/2008 01:09:02 PM
Very cool!
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01/22/2008 02:17:27 PM
That's not a nine, that's a ten! It took me a few seconds to spot the numbers in the droplet, when I did it was a real 'wow' moment. I'd love to see the setup for this one.
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01/22/2008 09:33:52 AM
really creative!! nice use of DOF, great red line to catch the eye and the idea of the "turned" 9 is just great! that you can still see the 9 in the background is just great!
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01/22/2008 05:36:35 AM
The difference from the 'usual' DPC water-drops refraction shot seems almost irrelevant, really. Good compositional eye, but not interesting to me.
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01/22/2008 01:29:09 AM
This has ribbon written all over. one of my favourites.
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01/21/2008 10:09:50 PM
Awesome. Creative. Sharp. 8.
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01/21/2008 05:37:50 PM
too much post processing. You lost me with multiple sixes in the water droplet.
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01/21/2008 12:39:37 PM
9
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01/21/2008 11:12:08 AM
Is this timfythetoo?
Excellent shot!
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01/21/2008 08:39:33 AM
Creative....i would like to hear how this was accomplished!
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01/21/2008 07:15:31 AM
Very creative! Good thinking.
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01/21/2008 12:33:19 AM
Nicely conceived.
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