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andrewt


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Challenge: Tacks! II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX APO Macro EX DG HSM for Nikon
Location: Home - Singapore
Date: Apr 15, 2009
Aperture: F18
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/20s
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2009

I have NO idea why I was so eager to enter this 24 hours challenge. I did not really have an inspiration but somehow I just wanted to enter something. So after work (had a long day) around 10pm went to a convenience store to buy these tacks. Reached home around 11pm and started preparing for the shoot.
Finished the session at 11:30pm , bathed , it was already midnight.

Nothing too spectacular, straight and simple shot. Hope it does reasonably well.

Andrew...15th Apr 2009
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Woohoo !!!! Did not expect this to do so well. I am shocked. I need to listen to my instincts more (too bad I did not listen to it in the nightmares !! challenge cos it is tanking). Anyway thanks for all the votes again.

This is a very simple shot. Placed the tacks on a black acrylic to get the nice reflection. Lighted with 1 studio flash bounced off the ceiling. The tacks were surrounded with white reflectors. Not much post processing , some sharpening, toning down the highlights a little, increased shadow detail.

Thanks again... Andrew 23rd Apr 2009

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 101
Avg (all users): 6.6838
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.4082
Avg (non-participants): 6.8391
Views since voting: 4724
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 136
Comments: 32
Favorites: 4 (view)


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04/29/2009 11:53:39 AM
Outstanding!! I agree with everything said.
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04/26/2009 05:10:14 PM
Nicely done Andrew! You are a ribbon winning machine!!
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04/26/2009 01:02:56 AM
Sometimes "simple" just turns out so cool! Congratulations on being rewarded so nicely for your efforts and staying up late :)

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04/25/2009 09:45:49 AM
WTG Andrew! On the roll!
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04/25/2009 08:30:19 AM
Congrats! I like the reflections very much.
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04/23/2009 09:01:03 PM
nice and simple sometimes is the best!!! Congrats!!!
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04/23/2009 04:18:04 PM
You are officially a ribbon hog!
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04/23/2009 02:33:29 PM
You are giving Irene a run for her money this year. Congrats.
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04/23/2009 08:55:53 AM
Congratulaions Andrew on your ribbon, very cool image.
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04/23/2009 08:50:27 AM
wow andrew you would have to be so proud of this submission its AWESOME
congrats on your ribbon
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04/23/2009 08:37:16 AM
Congrats, Andrew! Crisp, nicely composed.
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04/23/2009 08:35:04 AM
Fabulously simple and elegant. Well, as elegant as tacks can be. :) Congrats on your ribbon. This one is one of my favorites
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04/23/2009 07:41:53 AM
Congratulations!
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04/23/2009 06:45:46 AM
Love the symmetry, well done. Congrats!!!
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04/23/2009 01:34:49 AM
lovely shot Andrew... congrats on the ribbon...
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04/23/2009 01:21:42 AM
Very nice shot Andrew. I really like the clean simplicity. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/23/2009 01:00:18 AM
WTG Andrew Nice and simple...
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04/23/2009 12:55:19 AM
WOW, well done. Congrates.
Love the reflection, sharp and clear.
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04/23/2009 12:50:11 AM
Well, it certainly did "reasonably well" ;-)) Love the simplicity - great focus and lighting.
Congrats on the ribbon, Andrew.
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04/23/2009 12:24:10 AM
Beautiful and simple....congrats.
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04/23/2009 12:10:16 AM
"Nothing too spectacular, straight and simple"...this is the attraction of the image! Very well done. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2009 10:57:19 PM
Beautiful Symmetry.
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04/22/2009 05:02:43 PM
Amazing detail and angle. Great job
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04/21/2009 07:25:48 AM
Love the reflection.
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04/17/2009 10:03:48 PM
Very nice
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04/17/2009 05:48:37 PM
Great lighting and reflection. One of my high score, good luck.
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04/17/2009 05:33:00 PM
I really want to be able to get this perfect reflection type of shot but still can't. Great work
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04/16/2009 08:34:47 PM
Wonderfully done.... Ireneish. :)
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04/16/2009 07:51:36 PM
Great macro. DOF, reflection and positioning are all excellent in this shot. Well done!
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04/16/2009 06:49:38 PM
An artistic success, it falls shy of being a technical success because of the white blooms which ruin the overall impact. A little less lighting or exposure as exists on the right hand reflection of the tack shaft would have been a huge plus. As it is it should rate high, perhaps even a top ten. Well done.
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04/16/2009 03:18:59 PM
Classic. Clean. They look like cufflinks
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04/16/2009 10:54:21 AM
super sharp. i love the simplicity
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