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Challenge: Crayons & Colored Pencils (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Apr 8, 2009
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Still Life, Textures
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2009

Thanks so much for the comments, votes and ribbon.

I was worried that this might not do so well because it’s not so brightly colored but I liked the muted tones and, most of all, I wanted the other end of the colored pencils in the shot.
I tried quite a few variations – pencils on their own, pencils with crumpled paper, pencils with folded paper – the list goes on… What appealed to me most was that one half of the frame is nearly empty and in the other half there’s more going on. Had the flash on the right pointing straight onto the pencils.
21_F.gif faery mentioned the red, black and white in her comment. Strangely enough, I had titled the image “Red, black and white” and changed it to “Colors” at the last minute ;-))

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.9943
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9057
Avg (non-participants): 7.0328
Views since voting: 7043
Views during voting: 390
Votes: 175
Comments: 55
Favorites: 4 (view)


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04/25/2009 01:35:02 PM
This is one of my favorites. I am big fan of your photography and perspective. Like the way you use your kitchen for photography, probably no one ever might have thought that kitchen could serve a purpose other than cooking. Congratulations! again on the ribbon.
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04/23/2009 07:05:41 AM
classic shot Irene well done
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04/21/2009 06:39:45 PM
I didn't vote this challenge, but your photo should have won blue in my opinion. Far the best photo in this challenge. Beautiful, artistic and creative take on the subject. Superb choice of colors and composition. A real gem. Peeked into your portfolio and enjoyed the views.

Message edited by author 2009-04-21 18:40:36.
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04/21/2009 03:16:33 PM
Congratulations on your yellow ribbon Irene, love the shapes, lighting and reflections.
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04/21/2009 08:42:36 AM
Congrats Irene - beautiful photo!
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04/21/2009 01:53:13 AM
Congratulations on your Yellow, Irene! Perfect as always! : )
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04/21/2009 01:10:32 AM
Very nice concept and image. I love the great clarity you get in your photos. Congrats on the well deserved ribbon! (I would love to know what you use for your reflective surface)
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04/20/2009 11:41:35 PM
I like your creative vision here:
Congrats on your ribbon.
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04/20/2009 09:13:44 PM
It's not fair, it's not fair!!! Irene always gets ribbons!! Leave some for us, poor DPCers!! LOL CONGRATS Irene, wonderful shot, but what else is new!? :)
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04/20/2009 07:40:34 PM
This one got a 10 from me, nice job as always. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/20/2009 04:58:36 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon!
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04/20/2009 03:45:02 PM
Very creative Irene. Love the quality of your work. Congrats on the YELLOW.
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04/20/2009 10:49:00 AM
Gee. You can do wonders with any subject, can't you, Irene?! Congrats! Lovely!
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04/20/2009 10:04:27 AM
Ooooh, how COOL, Irene! Congratulations!
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04/20/2009 09:07:34 AM
Nice. Congrats!
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04/20/2009 08:53:35 AM
Excellent work once again Irene. The precision and delivery of this shot is outstanding.
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04/20/2009 08:41:03 AM
Nice sharp details Irene.
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04/20/2009 08:27:22 AM
Terrific shot, Irene. It was different yet so striking. Well done.
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04/20/2009 06:54:02 AM
Congrats, Irene! Love it!
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04/20/2009 06:02:02 AM
Terrific....and certainly an art statement. I am proud to be sharing the ribbons with you and Roz.
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04/20/2009 04:11:46 AM
Very tranquil and beautiful. Wonderful work Irene. Congrats on your top place!!
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04/20/2009 03:32:49 AM
Another great shot Irene wonderful light as always - Congratz on the Yellow
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04/20/2009 03:27:57 AM
Elegant with stunning clarity and simplicity of composition. Now who could that be?

Congrats on the ribbon - I'd love to know how you get that clarity into a shot, is your kitchen on top of a mountain? ;-)
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04/20/2009 03:10:58 AM
Congratulations Irene, only a 5 from me as I believed thier was too much negative black for the photo, just MHO.
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04/20/2009 01:56:14 AM
Irene, what a cool shot. The Queen of the Macros strikes again with yet another achingly simple, clean shot. Huge congrats on the ribbon!
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04/20/2009 12:50:40 AM
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04/20/2009 12:35:55 AM
Nice, clean shot, and a perfect reflection. What did you use as your reflective surface? I notice that there is no distortion, when normally I see that with glass reflecting surfaces. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/20/2009 12:18:48 AM
just plain stunning irene ..
i love your very close up view of the world .. so elegant and artistic ..
congrats on the ribbon .. :)
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04/20/2009 12:15:31 AM
Beautiful image! Congrats!
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04/20/2009 12:10:19 AM
Well done! Super shot, thought this was you.
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04/20/2009 12:07:44 AM
Big congrats Irene !! really excellent.
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04/20/2009 12:06:54 AM
Congratulations very nice
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04/20/2009 12:03:46 AM
Should have known this was yours...I had my suspicions! Well done Irene
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04/20/2009 12:02:56 AM
Congratulations! Awesome shot Irene.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2009 10:00:37 PM
The lighting on this entry has a very 21_F.gif IreneMish look to it. Nice job.
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04/19/2009 09:41:45 PM
Very original, beautifully lit and processed.
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04/19/2009 09:06:05 PM
Very dramatic. I love the color tones.
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04/19/2009 09:03:13 PM
Another top shot in this challenge..... love shez
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04/18/2009 09:01:08 PM
Outstanding shot. Love the colors used. Very interesting! Stands out well! Gave it a 10!
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04/17/2009 09:17:23 PM
lovely nice abstract. the reflection is great
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04/17/2009 10:46:59 AM
Very stark and graphic. Excellent focus. I'm guessing who took this. :~)
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04/15/2009 09:56:22 AM
Very classy picture. I like it.
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04/15/2009 03:41:12 AM
Wow. This is a very elegant approach to the subject, I love it! Beautiful shot, congrats and good luck!
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04/14/2009 02:28:45 PM
nice arrangement and dramatic lighting. reflection looks great too
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04/14/2009 01:22:29 PM
I like your set up...it is very appealing
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04/14/2009 11:09:22 AM
This is really nice. The border adds to the shot. The blackspace adds to it too and it's sharp.
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04/13/2009 10:29:24 PM
Great shot. Easily one of the best here.
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04/13/2009 11:22:15 AM
Simple, elegant and very stylish look at colored pencils - the image meets the subject matter creatively and with a certain panache. A terrific demonstration of the creative process in meeting the challenge. Should be a sure bet to win a ribbon or place high as a top ten image. A couple of minor detail problems not worth mentioning because they don't appear until you really get a critical eye and examine the image closely. Well done.
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04/13/2009 09:29:18 AM
Nicely done!
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04/13/2009 08:00:39 AM
Cool concept, well shot.
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04/13/2009 06:58:54 AM
OOooo - love the geometry and red black and white in this!
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04/13/2009 02:11:17 AM
Great execution. Love how you can see the grains of the wood.
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04/13/2009 12:45:55 AM
nice lighting and detail...
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04/13/2009 12:39:14 AM
What can I say? This shot is beauty and elegance. I love it! :) 9
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04/13/2009 12:27:40 AM
the pencils look great...but the crumpled paper ruins what could have been a ribbon winning photo. :(
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