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Challenge: Tacks! II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Apr 15, 2009
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Still Life, Textures
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2009

Thanks for the votes and comments. And the ribbon!!!
After racking my brain for an idea for this challenge, I came up with the idea of pinning some sheets of paper together. Not very original, I know ;-) I ended up cutting three small strips of paper and curving them by pulling the blade of a pair of scissors over each one (hope you know what I’m talking about). One of the strips curved too much so I put it to the front and pinned the strips together with the pin. I like the look of it, especially the colors and left it at that. I took loads of pictures at every angle under the sun. This was the one I liked the best.
21.gif steefmcbeef commented that it looked like a dolphin. I hadn’t noticed that at all before but when I checked, I saw the dolphin straight away. After that I could see nothing BUT the dolphin every time I looked at it ;-)

Thanks again, this has been a very good week for me and I’m over the moon about it.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 101
Avg (all users): 6.7639
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5490
Avg (non-participants): 6.8817
Views since voting: 6319
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 144
Comments: 43
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/01/2009 11:36:32 PM
It's so hard for me to read your mind and style. So I am glad I didn't vote, LOL. Congratulations to you amazing smart lady!!!!!!!!
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04/30/2009 12:29:07 AM
Originally posted by harvey sherman:

You know what I am going to say.Its as gorgeous as all ways.You must have had graphic design.You are only the right side.That is smething I do.You are very good designer and I love to see your work.Your always in the same place.Great as always plus you know what your doing in all the table top photograph. Harvey Sherman

Thanks, Harvey. However, I have no experience in graphic design, I do it the way I feel it.
04/29/2009 08:12:27 PM
You know what I am going to say.Its as gorgeous as all ways.You must have had graphic design.You are only the right side.That is smething I do.You are very good designer and I love to see your work.Your always in the same place.Great as always plus you know what your doing in all the table top photograph. Harvey Sherman
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04/27/2009 07:56:14 PM
that's funny ... when i read the bit about the dolphin, now i'm like you i cant see anything else .. !!!
its taking too long to correct any mistaqkes ,..i've made quite a few that i've fixd up .. my finges are cold and i[;ll prob make more typos .. i dont ahave time to coirrect them .. !!
or the inflination .. !!
BUT .. CONGRATS irene on anothewr biklliant and wonderfully cfeativer image .. you really hae such an amzing imagination ..
and i love your close up view of the world .. which i['ve told yo before .
anyhooooo .. must hjuryy .. k'm going to the gym before it closes .. !!..:)x
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04/27/2009 06:34:42 AM
Congrats Irene. :)

Do you use plexiglass for the reflective shots? Or as some have suggested clear glass painted on the back?
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04/26/2009 03:01:14 PM
Congrats, Irene. With that and your pencil shot, are you going through a bit of a black, white and red phase? :-)

Keep up the good work!
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04/26/2009 01:00:28 AM
When I have to rack my brain to come up with an idea, I usually end up the week with a bunch of way below par tries and photos that turn out cheesy and unsubmittable. You are the bomb, Irene! Congratulations once again :)
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04/25/2009 02:11:01 PM
Congrats Irene! Your are on fire! By the way I think you might be also getting another ribbon in the 'Not Quite Right' contest :) My wife and I have a hunch which one is yours :) Congrats again! Wicked reflection and wicked setup up! Do you ever struggle with the light setup? The shadows? People say that's easy ... ya right try that exact light setup! Keep them coming!
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04/25/2009 08:10:16 AM
Congrats! Back to winning ways?

Besides teh 'dolphin', I liked the contrasting colors- black, white and red.
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04/24/2009 02:45:44 PM
Irene, a exquisit picture !
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04/24/2009 03:12:57 AM
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Crap! Wore out another one! ;-) You're incredibly amazing, Irene! Now I'm off to buy another dozen rubber stamps. :)
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04/23/2009 08:57:29 PM
such clean lines.......I am not amazed that it is wearing a ribbon!
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04/23/2009 06:58:31 PM
Always a treat to see your work on the front page. Thanks for taking the time to peek at mine and comment after the challenge - it really motivates me to do better when I think a heavy hitter is watching ;)
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04/23/2009 02:34:45 PM
Congrats Irene. :)
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04/23/2009 02:26:56 PM
Dolphin...oh yes I see it too...way to go, O Queen of the Macros!
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04/23/2009 09:50:46 AM
grats on your ribbon! i'm happy you and some others see the dolphin too
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04/23/2009 08:57:40 AM
Congratulations Irene on your ribbon, this is so elegant. :)
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04/23/2009 08:48:38 AM
Irene you are one of the true inspiring DPCers
congrats on your ribbon and a superb image
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04/23/2009 08:35:58 AM
Congrats yet again, Wonderful Photographer!
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04/23/2009 07:41:21 AM
Congratulations! It's an honor to share the front page with you.
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04/23/2009 06:46:29 AM
Blimey girl, you just keep hitting the mark, mucho congrats
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04/23/2009 06:44:59 AM
Very elegant. Congrats on the red!!!
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04/23/2009 02:23:46 AM
Irene , big congrats. Did not vote this challenge , but I did see this shot and my first thought was Irenem then I looked more and thought the lighting was just a tad harsh for an Irenem shot. Hey no worries , still did great , congrats again!!
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04/23/2009 02:15:40 AM
Langdon will start charging for extra ribbon space, well done congratulations.
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04/23/2009 01:30:18 AM
Awesome.... congrats Irene.....

Somebody, anybody stop her... :)
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04/23/2009 01:20:42 AM
Awesome, clean image as usual Irene. Very creative abstract with great colors and lighting. Now all I see is a dolphin also! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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04/23/2009 01:03:09 AM
As always, very nice Irene..
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04/23/2009 12:23:43 AM
Awesome...love the red, white and black....just like your pencil image. Congrats sweet...glad to be in top 5 with you again.
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04/23/2009 12:15:17 AM
LOL now I can only see the dolphin too! lovely work, as always, irene.
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04/23/2009 12:14:02 AM
My God Woman!!!!!!
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04/23/2009 12:06:54 AM
Congrats Irene!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2009 07:24:46 AM
Very classy picture.
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04/17/2009 10:05:25 PM
Very nice work
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04/17/2009 06:42:57 PM
sharpe color! you really nailed the comp! one of my 10's
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04/17/2009 05:48:10 PM
Nice concept and lighting. One of my high score, good luck.
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04/17/2009 05:30:20 PM
Ok here we have a ribbon... just perfect... I'm just going to guess that this is Irene ??
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04/16/2009 10:57:22 PM
Nice concept and detail. Well framed and like the simplicity of the shot.
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04/16/2009 10:50:25 PM
Crazy abstract. I admire the imagination that would put these thing in this arrangement.
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04/16/2009 10:44:51 PM
very nice photo, the curves of the paper are quite nice, lovely work!
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04/16/2009 05:52:29 PM
Technically a stick pin, but who cares...Simple and elegant - this should be a solid contender for a ribbon. One minor issue is the small white light bloom on the pin head, but that is so picky, it's ridiculous. Well done.
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04/16/2009 01:53:29 PM
Nicely done shapes and bold colors.
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04/16/2009 10:17:15 AM
did you intend for this to look like a dolphin? because it does, and it's awesome
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04/16/2009 08:40:35 AM
This has a commercial approach. Great focus and composition. I like it. I call that a pin, but who is going to quibble over semantics. Nicely done.
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