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GeneralE


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Something New II (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: May 9, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2004

Used a plastic box full of sand to create an artificial beach, plastic monster to play the part of the Loch Ness Monster. Partly submerged a large jar to create a "reverse diving bell" or coffer dam for the camera -- the almonds in the jar help hold the camera steady. Ended up pre-focussing outside the jar, then taking the shot with the timer; small flashlight to add some light since the water wasn't too clear.

Resized, ran some tone curves to try and get some contrast, USM to bring out the upper scales.

As far as I can remember, I have not taken any underwater pictures before.

Statistics
Place: 187 out of 187
Avg (all users): 2.8171
Avg (commenters): 2.1905
Avg (participants): 2.7476
Avg (non-participants): 2.9167
Views since voting: 1640
Votes: 175
Comments: 34
Favorites: 0


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04/20/2016 08:39:41 AM
That's pretty cool. And a cotter dam for the camera! What a brilliant idea.
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02/03/2016 09:39:35 PM
GORGEOUS!
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08/14/2013 12:44:12 PM
this is madness gone full circle

sir i take my hat of to you
to early for us
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08/14/2013 12:41:01 PM
I don't think I've seen this before. It's beautiful.
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11/25/2010 04:20:12 PM
Your mind does, indeed, work in strange ways. Don't ever change.
I actually gave that image one of your higher scores. A 4!
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11/25/2010 03:11:22 PM
Very nice score General! It reminds me of a glass of beer with back-wash. :)
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04/01/2007 12:35:10 PM
2nd worst scoring? You just gave me an idea though. If you enter one that everyone will have to rate 3 or lower, then you can get tons of comments because of the voting rules LOL.
Happy April Fools

Message edited by author 2007-04-01 12:39:08.
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05/17/2004 06:24:55 PM
Originally posted by Quickshutter:

Congrats on the brown ribbon

Thanks ... I think it's my fourth!
05/17/2004 05:54:37 PM
Congrats on the brown ribbon
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05/17/2004 02:00:53 AM
Originally posted by pcody:

Gotta give you credit for imagination! Wonderful idea.

Thanks ... it was truly an experiment in trying something new, but just didn't work out that well in the time (and with the equipment) I had available.

I almost titled it "Nessie?" but I decided to not try and be cute and just describe what I did.

And if I need a nice pastel abstract I know just how to do it!
05/17/2004 01:55:02 AM
Wow! What a bunch of work you did for this shot. I like the colours.
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05/17/2004 12:38:16 AM
Gotta give you credit for imagination! Wonderful idea.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2004 10:46:18 PM
Certainly meets the challenge, but without an underwater camera and the right light, this doesn't have any focal point, and does not have pleasing aesthetics.
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05/16/2004 10:35:59 PM
This has the potential to be something very cool, but it has no focus.
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05/16/2004 05:22:27 PM
Good idea.
Not nearly clear enough.
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05/16/2004 10:32:16 AM
Great idea but needs to have some detail in focus.
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05/16/2004 10:13:54 AM
Colors are okay. Because it's all out of focus, I don't know what to look at or look for.
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05/15/2004 09:23:36 PM
This is just too blurry to make any detail from.
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05/14/2004 03:22:46 PM
A wee bit out of focus if you ask me :-P
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05/13/2004 10:24:39 PM
I don't know what did you try to do
it's out of focus
sorry but it's very bad
:(
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05/13/2004 06:33:38 PM
I apologize, but this photo really is difficult to rate very high, as it is out of focus and I am unable to find a focal point that shows me exactly what I am looking at. I am sure it meets the challenge 100%, but the photo is technically not as sound as many others. I give you kudos for your bravery and confidence!
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05/12/2004 03:42:55 PM
not sure what I'm looking at here.
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05/11/2004 09:49:25 PM
This one is way too out of focus, I can not tell what it is. Sorry I've never tried underwater shots myself so I really can't help with how to make them better. Hope you figure it out, sounds like it would be interesting to keep trying.
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05/11/2004 09:44:18 PM
I don't know if its the focus, to blurry, or just fog on the waterproof camera cover.
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05/11/2004 05:05:18 PM
Kudos for trying something new. I'm having trouble determining what I'm looking at due to the poor focus.
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05/11/2004 01:36:53 PM
I gave this a three for major technical problems. I'm not sure if you actually took this under water (with your camera in a plastic bag, maybe?) or just through glass. At any rate, it is really blurry and uninteresting. Three-fourths of the frame are taken up with fuzzy neutral color and absolutely no detail to speak of. The top fourth of the frame has a bit more variation in terms of texture and color but it is still too blurry to be of any real visual interest (beyond trying to figure out what it is.
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05/11/2004 08:46:47 AM
The colors of this image are superb - nice pastels. But, there's not much else there for me. Feels like the song, "It that all there is, my friend?"
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05/10/2004 11:44:31 PM
Interesting idea, but it's very difficult to really see anything in this photograph. Too bad this one wasn't in Abstract, it probably would have done very well :)
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05/10/2004 09:37:36 PM
Sorry I don't really see this as all that interesting.
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05/10/2004 08:07:27 PM
I hope this was intended to be abtract because the focus is not on and the horizon is tilted.
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05/10/2004 07:00:44 PM
I don't get it. There's nothing in focus to draw the attention of the viewer.
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05/10/2004 06:53:54 PM
its just way too blurry
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05/10/2004 05:43:35 PM
Blurry, abstract, not really engaging. This would look better if it were clear and the top roundish thing weren't cut off at all.
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05/10/2004 01:04:30 AM
Huh? Not my type of shot, just not pleasing to the eye at all.
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