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IreneM


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Challenge: Purple III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Date: Aug 17, 2008
Aperture: f14
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/80 s
Galleries: Water, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2008

I was doing some testing to see if the D700 did my water shots as good as the D50 and thought this might be o.k. for the challenge.

Post challenge:
I really donít know what to say, except thanks, thanks, thanks!!
Again, I was really uncertain if this would appeal to the voters (sorry 21.gif yanko ;-) because it was really only a test for my D700 but fitted the challenge fine. It started off pretty badly but settled in around 6.2, 6.3, which was fine with me. However, after a couple of days the score started rising and, for the last few days itís been at a steady 6.7. Yippeee!!

A few mentioned I hadnít added how I did this, so here goes:

This is neither a water drop/bubble, nor a marble. Itís a very small (hollow) glass ball I found in a local junk shop. There were four and I bought them all. In the meantime this is the only one I havenít smashed ;-)
For this challenge entry and the three outtakes I backlit with one flash and used the other flash to light from underneath. Draped different coloured transparent sheets over the flashes, depending on the colors I was going for. The three outtakes were done with my D50 and are outtakes from the ďoddĒ challenge.
Btw, when I said I that this was a ďtestĒ shot for my D700, I didnít mean to sound flippant.
I take a lot of time when experimenting and Iím always trying to improve my composition, lighting, etc. What I meant was, I did the testing during the challenge entry week, I wasnít trying for anything for the challenge but found one which fit.
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 227
Avg (all users): 6.7793
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6341
Avg (non-participants): 6.8702
Views since voting: 9499
Views during voting: 422
Votes: 213
Comments: 51
Favorites: 7 (view)


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08/31/2008 11:27:06 PM
heck with the photo, did you buy the camera?
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08/30/2008 09:53:23 PM
Know this is really a very nice photograph.I really like it.Why did you put the buble on the left of center.It works,Did you have a class in design.What is really nice.Harvey Sherman mrhsherman@yahoo.com
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08/30/2008 08:35:21 PM
Holy cow girl, I've been away for awhile and look at you. Way to go and congrats on all your ribbons. You rock!!!!!!!!!!
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08/30/2008 05:03:00 PM
Another great photograph, congrats!
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08/29/2008 07:59:51 AM
My favorite color, and my favorite photographer, together they win ribbons.....
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08/28/2008 08:28:33 PM
Have you considered a very basic (and very cheap and unreliable) point and shoot camera? :-)
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08/28/2008 08:14:20 PM
Wow, really nice Irene!
Debbi
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08/28/2008 02:44:47 PM
Great shot!!!! How about some insight on how you managed it! :-)
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08/28/2008 12:41:39 AM
Beautiful image! Congrats on yet another ribbon!
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08/27/2008 04:09:30 PM
It reminds me of someone being underwater and made a fart bubble. Gratz on the ribbon!
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08/27/2008 02:21:29 PM
Congrats on one more feather on your hat!!!

Raj
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08/27/2008 02:18:34 PM
stunning,congratulations
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08/27/2008 09:55:01 AM
Gosh, even your test shots come out looking great :)
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08/27/2008 09:04:25 AM
Beautiful, yet again.

Congrats, Irene!
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08/27/2008 08:35:54 AM
Congratulations Irene. So beautiful and strong.
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08/27/2008 08:32:51 AM
Irene again? Who'd a thunk it?

Congrats. That camera's really brought out your winning streak.!

Keep it up, lady!
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08/27/2008 07:43:15 AM
Irene, Wow, another great splash shot. Have you ever considered doing a tutorial on your processes for these type shots? Maybe with some images of your setup, lighting techinques, flash settings, props, that kind of stuff.
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08/27/2008 06:18:14 AM
Irene - At least we all have some measure of comfort knowing that you can't enter both open challenges each week....

Great shot - the bubble is perfect in its inperfections.
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08/27/2008 06:04:24 AM
Oh no! even your test shots are ribboning now :)
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08/27/2008 04:57:47 AM
Great work! Congratulations!
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08/27/2008 01:03:27 AM
Congrats Irene !!! beautiful as always
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08/27/2008 01:02:53 AM
IreneM ... I've heard of you. That username rings a bell... :)

No one in the world does these images better than you...you continue to amaze me. Enzo
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08/27/2008 12:56:56 AM
Congrats! don't stop your roll for ribbons!

BTW... You are IreneM....I will still award you the IreneM award!!
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08/27/2008 12:41:25 AM
Gurgle,Gurgle,Gurgle. Again well done.
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08/27/2008 12:32:52 AM
You're going to be in real trouble if DPCers ever stop liking satin water shots.
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08/27/2008 12:17:24 AM
I don't know how you do it, you are definitely not rising from the depths. You're near the tops in water droplet macros. Purple Rain!
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08/27/2008 12:14:04 AM
I'm speechless.
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08/27/2008 12:13:20 AM
yet you strike again, come on give every one else a chance, just cause your good doesn't mean you have to bully people, lol jk, I would be upset to not keep seeing your shots on the front page keep it up, look forward to seeing your shot next rollover on the homepage ;-)
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08/27/2008 12:09:37 AM
Great Shot!
Now why would you think your D700 wouldn't outperform your D50?!?! Should i sell my D700 and by an old D50 for 300$?
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08/27/2008 12:08:05 AM
Typically DPC Irene, and I mean that in a most beautiful way. Congrats again on a fine image.
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08/27/2008 12:06:20 AM
two in a row? egads
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08/27/2008 12:03:28 AM
Yep, I guess it was o.k. for the Challenge, too. ;-Þ
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08/27/2008 12:03:22 AM
Your images say so much about dpc. Grats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/26/2008 10:57:08 PM
Composition and colours are beautiful.
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08/26/2008 10:16:33 PM
Awesome shot, not sure how you did it but I like it.
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08/26/2008 12:27:22 PM
Brilliant...i can already guess who clicked this one..it's an easy 10
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08/25/2008 06:54:59 PM
Good shot. Reminds me of Successories
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08/24/2008 11:42:35 PM
Spectacular. Not an original idea but executed flawlessly.
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08/24/2008 08:26:28 PM
Almost looks like a mummy's head; yikes!!
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08/24/2008 02:00:19 AM
wonderful purple in this , just curious about the orange flares in it, on the ripple and under the bubble?9
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08/23/2008 11:27:10 PM
Nice capture.
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08/23/2008 03:08:30 PM
Looks like an IreneM shot :-) Very nice!
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08/23/2008 10:48:08 AM
Wow. Great great great photo, beautiful deep purple and fab clarity : ) 9 : )
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08/23/2008 10:05:48 AM
looks almost like a skull, nice crisp and clear shot
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08/21/2008 04:06:50 PM
This looks beautiful. If this is not 21_F.gif IreneM, you've created a great immitation. Wonderful clarity and colours. The one thing I would like to add is that the border looks a little too thick. With the ripples on the right, it looks good, but on the left it overpowers them. 9 for now
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08/21/2008 02:22:31 PM
Great macro with nice details and colors.
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08/21/2008 03:04:33 AM
Really Nice
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08/21/2008 03:01:43 AM
Fantastic! If you are not IreneM.... i award you with an IreneM award!..9
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08/20/2008 07:48:54 AM
I really like this photo, beautifully done, I am not sure the border needs to be so wide.
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08/20/2008 07:00:11 AM
Great catch! Very clean and well executed!
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08/20/2008 02:00:58 AM
Great shot!! 9
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