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One lump of sweetness
2nd PlaceOne lump of sweetness
IreneM


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sugar (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Jul 19, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2008

I never realized that suger is so difficult to photograph and I donít know if Iíve succeeded in making it look good
Iím really looking forward to seeing what the others in the challenge have come up with.

Post challenge:
Thanks for a wonderful score, great, helpful comments and for the ribbon!!.
Enzo 21.gif hotpasta and 31_N.gif dragonballzfsr mentioned the OOF corner of sugar at the front of the cube. That bothered me as well. The problem was, I REALLY wanted to get the tiny drop of coffee/sugar that run underneath the spoon when I tilted it slightly forward.
I focussed manually each time, then tipped the spoon forward and had about a Ĺ second to catch the drop which run under the spoon and dropped off immediately. This meant that when I tipped the spoon I didnít have time to re-focus and the front edge of the suger slid out of the focus range.
I took loads and loads of shots (in some everything was in focus but the drop had slid off or didnít look the way I wanted it). I chose this one because the drop is actually touching the coffee surface.
Thanks again.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 114
Avg (all users): 6.9673
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 6.8163
Avg (non-participants): 7.0385
Views since voting: 8870
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 153
Comments: 44
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/04/2008 11:43:15 AM
Amazing color! The richness is mouth-watering :) Congrats on the ribbon!!

Message edited by author 2008-08-04 11:45:26.
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08/03/2008 05:28:31 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on the ribbon!
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07/31/2008 12:24:08 AM
Fantastic image and worthy of the ribbon it(you) earned. I have a different take on your OOF concerns. Like all good macro photography, what you intended to have in crisp focus was in crisp focus, that being the drop of the bottom of the spoon and its amazing reflection in on the surface of the coffee. The texture of the sugar toward the rear of the cube really completes the the image. So, while you see this as an f16 photo with a slight focus problem, I see it as a perfectly composed f2 macro shot. My favorite in the challenge for sure...
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07/30/2008 10:52:27 PM
I sure wish my nikon would push out images like this. Another outstanding image.
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07/30/2008 05:10:33 PM
I knew her when...
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07/29/2008 10:32:13 PM
Nicely done, Congrats on the ribbon!
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07/29/2008 11:36:58 AM
Makes my mouth water ! Brilliant , inspiration for all of us beginners .
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07/29/2008 04:24:44 AM
Hardworker photographer again :)
love this shot
Congrats on the ribbon hugssss
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07/29/2008 02:03:55 AM
this was my favorite of all the entries

congrats on the ribbon
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07/28/2008 11:03:29 PM
Would you please visit a retail photo-booth and post an image of yourself giving your viewfinder a rest. Maybe your other :-) half has some kodak moments of you asleep; better yet, capturing your gaze as a water droplet exits the bath faucet.

Always an enjoyment and learning observing your work. Keep them coming! -K
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07/28/2008 05:03:09 PM
Very slick, congrats Irene!
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07/28/2008 03:33:31 PM
amazing picture,well done,congratulations
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07/28/2008 03:08:54 PM
Fabulous as always. Congratulations!!
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07/28/2008 02:50:41 PM
WOW!!!!!! I bow to your consistency girl. YOU ROCK HARDER THAN GUITAR HERO!!!!!
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07/28/2008 11:17:30 AM
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

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I think I will call you "Macro Irene" until you have a ribbon with a landscape or something LOL
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Will this do?

Congrats again Irene.

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07/28/2008 10:27:41 AM
I want a Profile page where a ribbon winner of 6.9673 doesn't show up there like yours doesn't, Irene! :)

Congrats again!
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07/28/2008 08:14:44 AM
Aren't you sick of ribboning yet? ;-) Really great shot btw, very nicely done, congrats on yet another ribbon.
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07/28/2008 07:32:41 AM
Originally posted by IreneM:

...it even suits me (I think ;-)


show us ;)
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07/28/2008 06:33:40 AM
[quote=FocusPoint] (Oh noooo... the hat losing it's power... need to charge it)

Hey Irene, put your hat on and go someplace sunny... *that should do for a while*

I think I will call you "Macro Irene" until you have a ribbon with a landscape or something LOL

Good job (I feel dirty when I say this, but it is a nice photo...

LOL! You're welcome to call me Macro Irene - I've been called worse ;-D
And as for your evil dpc hat ways..... It took me a couple of days but I now have the hat completely in my power.... it even suits me (I think ;-)
07/28/2008 06:25:32 AM
You mentioned that photographing sugar was more difficult than you anticipated. I agree with you completely (my entry was horrid!!!) but I think you absolutely nailed it with this entry. I knew from the thumbs that this was likely your shot - the excellent lighting, the fantastic control of color, the wonderful and simple composition. Great stuff and congrats on another well deserved ribbon.
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07/28/2008 06:19:53 AM
(Oh noooo... the hat losing it's power... need to charge it)

Hey Irene, put your hat on and go someplace sunny... *that should do for a while*

I think I will call you "Macro Irene" until you have a ribbon with a landscape or something LOL

Good job (I feel dirty when I say this, but it is a nice photo... 1241_tongue_frozen_to_a_pole.gif)
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07/28/2008 01:45:00 AM
I knew this would ribbon. You've amazed us once again. Congratz.
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07/28/2008 12:45:08 AM
This is a really great shot, I'm in awe of your talent! Congrats!
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07/28/2008 12:21:23 AM
whether it was in focus or not doesn't matter...I think you were right about getting the drop in focus...irenechallenge wins again...it's been a few days since you have been on the front page and I was getting worried that you lost your MoJo...not so, Irene is back! LOL, you're the best!
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07/28/2008 12:07:59 AM
They will have to give you more web site to fit all the ribbons in, Awesome.
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07/28/2008 12:06:52 AM
Figures you would win another ribbon hahaha.
great work.
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07/28/2008 12:06:01 AM
Such an excellent image.

You can do no wrong right now - congratulations on the ribbon. I hope everything else in your life is going as well as your photographic pursuits on DPC. Your success is amazing and inspiring.
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07/28/2008 12:05:37 AM
Wow! Ongrats! I agree with Andrew...Langdon,,, is it possible to have a default comment...
"Congrats Ireme..on your Ribbon"?
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07/28/2008 12:03:29 AM
You ROCK girl, another much deserved ribbon, and again, we see your amazing talent with this, and all your photos.....

A W E S O M E

Message edited by author 2008-07-28 11:21:48.
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07/28/2008 12:02:49 AM
Irene congrats !! , DPC needs to make ready a default comment that says CONGRATS AGAIN!!!! that we can easily select to save time from typing. Anyway big congrats & keep them coming.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2008 01:32:39 PM
not sure if this is coffee or syrup... but I LOVE how you wre able to capture the drop on the bottom of the spoon... Great joB!
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07/26/2008 07:12:02 PM
This has gotta be Irene, the kitcen-counter macro Queen! See you on the front page of this challenge. :-)
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07/24/2008 05:15:46 PM
Simple means, impressive result. Superb work !
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07/23/2008 11:55:45 PM
Excellent macro. The drop at the bottom of the spoon makes it. (Irene?)
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07/23/2008 10:46:09 PM
love it
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07/23/2008 07:48:47 PM
Well done. Good exposure and nice comp.
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07/23/2008 04:27:52 PM
All I see is nipple. Is that wrong?

Great shot by the way. This should ribbon.
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07/23/2008 09:51:02 AM
I love the intense colours, the smooth, bulging surface held together by surface tension, the lovely liquid-saturated sugar cube with such fine detail of the crystals and that little drop below turned into molten gold by the light falling through it. Great composition, great sharpness, lovely contrast. All good.
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07/22/2008 10:40:19 AM
Nice image, great job on the reflection & texture in the cube.
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07/21/2008 09:29:24 PM
This is truely stunning!
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07/21/2008 03:13:03 PM
Oh yeah! This says sugar and then some! So well-executed.
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07/21/2008 08:08:23 AM
the drip is ace - 9
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07/21/2008 06:52:28 AM
i want to say irene like setup ... but the rift on upper right is a little un-characteristic. And i would have liked the whole sugar cube in focus.
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07/21/2008 12:09:15 AM
really great impact and wow factor...I just wish the focus point was a little more towards the front, but that's just me...8
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