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2nd PlaceThe cooking oil blob
IreneM


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Challenge: Oil (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Jul 28, 2009
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Food and Drink, Textures
Date Uploaded: Aug 2, 2009

This is the first time I’ve tried dripping oil into oil, the results are so different to using ordinary tap water or even milk… sooo, it took me many evenings before I started getting anything decent and about 400 shots all in all to get this one. I won’t go into the mess I had to clean up after every photo session ;-) and oh, my poor lens… oil everywhere, in my hair, on my glasses, clothes, the kitchen floor…

First vote was a thrilling 10 from 21.gif sempermarine. Thanks for being so fair, Jeff.

Thanks so much for the votes and comments, you guys. It was a nerve-wracking week for me, the update button suffered a LOT of use ;-)

THANKS, thanks, thanks a million for the ribbon!!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 113
Avg (all users): 6.8571
Avg (commenters): 8.8333
Avg (participants): 6.8718
Avg (non-participants): 6.8506
Views since voting: 6931
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 126
Comments: 41
Favorites: 9 (view)


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08/15/2009 01:06:36 PM
Back in the winning business? My hats off to your remarkable patience! But all the 400 tries are worth the final outcome indeed!
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08/13/2009 07:47:06 PM
UN BE LIEVEABLE! I'm amazed yet again by Ms. M.
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08/13/2009 08:38:15 AM
Wow Irene.

The irridescence is spectacular. Very well done.
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08/12/2009 12:43:45 PM
astonishing beauty - you get the blue in my book. This is really outstanding, even in YOUR world!
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08/12/2009 06:36:58 AM
Irene, fantastic job! Congrats on the red!!!
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08/11/2009 07:39:27 PM
I can't imagine the time you would have spent on this but Awesome and very cool!
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08/11/2009 02:29:01 PM
Originally posted by Debbi:

Superb!!!! You amaze me! The question is, with all the mess would you do oil again? My guess is yes!
Debbi

The answer is definitely YES! It was wonderfully interesting and I loved every moment of it (except the cleaning up ;-)
08/11/2009 01:55:46 PM
Superb!!!! You amaze me! The question is, with all the mess would you do oil again? My guess is yes!
Debbi
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08/11/2009 07:52:25 AM
I don't think this image is worth a 10, more like an 11+. Stunning image.
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08/11/2009 01:03:38 AM
Congrats Irene....a splendid image again. Another master photograph by you. Always a pleasure to view your work.
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08/11/2009 12:02:21 AM
Congrats Irene! Nervous?! Not needed! The title is great as well.
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08/10/2009 11:54:53 AM
deserves that 1 ...... no I didn't mean that I was just wondering what it felt like to say something stupid. I'm amazed this photo got any scores below 7.

Stunning.
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08/10/2009 10:53:23 AM
Love it great job and congrats on your ribbon!!
No wonder your images are always so perfect!! 400 shots WOW.
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08/10/2009 10:03:05 AM
LOL @ your title. Congrats on your ribbon. :)
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08/10/2009 09:42:26 AM
amazing ,well done and congratulations.
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08/10/2009 09:35:32 AM
Way to go, Irene. When I was voting, I actually Ben's might be yours. I almost said, "Irene????" What a compliment to Ben :) Course, this one also is clearly an Irene work of art too :) Congratulations.

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08/10/2009 09:30:47 AM
Back where she belongs :D
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08/10/2009 08:28:42 AM
As sick as I get of drops, this is ace and I voted it high. Congrats on yet another fine image and ribbon winner.
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08/10/2009 08:01:24 AM
congrats girl
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08/10/2009 06:59:54 AM
This is awesome! Congrats on the red.
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08/10/2009 06:47:47 AM
Wicked shot girl. I actually had an oil drop shot to enter but wasn't happy with the final result...so I am pleased to see that you entered and ribboned with yours. Congrats.
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08/10/2009 05:37:15 AM
Congratulations! A well deserved ribbon.
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08/10/2009 05:17:53 AM
again a fantastic shot Irene congrats on the ribbon
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08/10/2009 04:17:32 AM
Beautiful capture Irene. Huge congrats again.
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08/10/2009 04:12:37 AM
Wow!!! Congrats on your well deserved blue Irene (((hugs))). It's gorgeous!
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08/10/2009 03:04:05 AM
When The Saints, Come Marching In, Oh! that should be Irene, Langdon must have ribbon factory where you are, Congratulations.
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08/10/2009 02:20:00 AM
Oops! She did it again! Irene, this is a fablous shot, the lighting is superb, and the colours are beautiful. Congrats on the red!
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08/10/2009 02:14:37 AM
You are such a legend Irene...thanks for the story behind this. People think this kind of shot is easy, but it is not...so messy and so hard to get a good shot...of course, I was right on the money and picked it as yours...congrats again...
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08/10/2009 02:04:19 AM
Awesome Irene is awesome!
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08/10/2009 01:52:20 AM
Irene, this is a really amazing abstract.. the lighting is sick! Congrats!
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08/10/2009 12:14:50 AM
congrats irene on the red ribbon .. this is such an amazing shot .. incredible really .. :)
& wot i love about you is that no matter how many ribbons you get, and you get A LOT, you are always so thrilled and appreciative of the comments and votes .. :)
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08/10/2009 12:13:54 AM
Huge congrats Irene! Awesome image.
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08/10/2009 12:09:32 AM
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08/10/2009 12:02:36 AM
Why am I not surprised? The mistress of the drop shot comes through again!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/09/2009 11:55:57 PM
A nine... well done! Amazing
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08/08/2009 07:41:02 PM
Good enough to possibly be an 21_F.gif IreneM entry. See you in the top 10.
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08/03/2009 10:56:01 PM
Back for a comment and bump. This is just crazy abstract and beautiful. New fave.
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08/03/2009 06:45:00 PM
your colors are fantastic.....very sharp......I dare say ....21_F.gif IreneM
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08/03/2009 03:39:13 PM
showstopping - I C blue again
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08/03/2009 12:22:55 AM
wow...wow...did I say wow? IreneM???
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08/03/2009 12:03:06 AM
The background looks blue! Just like the ribbon you will be getting. Congratulations!! Awesome shot! 10
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