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rio78


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Challenge: Complementary Colors V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Date: Nov 8, 2010
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2010

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 100
Avg (all users): 7.1250
Avg (commenters): 8.5789
Avg (participants): 7.0385
Avg (non-participants): 7.1524
Views since voting: 9046
Views during voting: 475
Votes: 216
Comments: 42
Favorites: 12 (view)


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11/23/2010 12:17:19 PM
wonder why this snap shot didn't get DQ!!!!!!
11/22/2010 10:04:39 PM
What a totally perfect shot this is. This is outstanding, the colours the crispness, the edge, you have done well. Ignore anyone that says this is overdone. You did it a different way, it is new for you, so that in it's self makes it a winner. I wish I could do something this well. Well done mate
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11/18/2010 04:40:57 PM
As one of those who have contributed to the generation of this so-called cliché - with my only blue - this a worthy winner. Maybe it has been done before but the execution is flawless and achieving it takes a great deal of time, patience and attention to detail. As for those who grumble about curvature and suchlike, this is a photography contest, not a drawing competition. If it was geometrically perfect, it would not look real!
Congratulations to rio78.
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11/18/2010 04:42:28 AM
Beautiful. Congrats :¬)
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11/18/2010 12:19:59 AM
Best water drop shot/wine glass refrac. on DPC hands down...
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11/17/2010 04:03:59 PM
I also suck at water drops, but seen this style here A LOT, was not too impressed unless you are really new here?
Debbi
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11/17/2010 02:30:25 PM
I noticed the anti-water drop idiots have commented.

This is a great shot, superb execution and patience. Congrats on a well deserved blue ribbon.

Don't let the nay-sayers get to you, they suck at water drops. ;)
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11/17/2010 02:28:29 PM
wow!
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11/17/2010 09:17:50 AM
Very cool and very well done. Congrats on your win!
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11/17/2010 06:36:45 AM
Thanks to all!
11/17/2010 06:27:26 AM
Congratulations, this is so beautifully executed, the colours, the lighting, the detail...everything's just perfect!!
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11/17/2010 04:40:13 AM
Congrats this is well done !!!
interesting to se and wonder how is giving 1-2-or 3 ?
this image shut be all in the 6-10
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11/17/2010 04:32:10 AM
Groan! Grats, I suppose.

=)
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11/17/2010 04:31:48 AM
Super result,congrats.
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11/17/2010 04:07:33 AM
How this scored anything below "4" is beyond all comprehension........
This is going to the top of my list of favorites.

Well Done
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11/17/2010 04:04:24 AM
Originally posted by Donald:

Whoa now this is definition of complementary colors. Crafty composition. My screne is warped or the line on the glass is slightly wobbly. Every other line is so perfect it stands out. Great shot.


Likewise the middle line is slightly wobbled, i think its just the movement of the water from the splash :-)
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11/17/2010 04:02:38 AM
Im suprised this won! Not saying its not great, but the way the voters vote these days, i thought this would of got hammered, congratulations!

Message edited by author 2010-11-17 04:04:52.
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11/17/2010 12:24:06 AM
amazing. You took the DPC dream and made it a reality. Congrats!
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11/17/2010 12:19:31 AM
wow - this is a completely amazing version of an image that at first appears quite typical of dpc. Well done.
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11/17/2010 12:05:43 AM
Congrats, it just had to ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2010 09:29:49 PM
Whoa now this is definition of complementary colors. Crafty composition. My screne is warped or the line on the glass is slightly wobbly. Every other line is so perfect it stands out. Great shot.
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11/16/2010 06:32:26 PM
I sincerely hope voters don't vote it down as a combination of cliches: wine glasses and drop shots.
This one is Amazingly perfect in a number of ways - showing the amount of pain staking work that went into it. A ribbon winner in my book.
I wish DPC didn't have the 300K limit on uploads - I can see some banding (especially in the blue background).
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11/16/2010 09:09:19 AM
You're kidding!! 10
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11/15/2010 04:53:36 PM
Wonderfully proportioned. Nice complimentary tones.
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11/14/2010 11:57:52 PM
The split color in the drop adds immensely to this shot. Well captured. One of my top pics for this challenge.
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11/13/2010 11:43:22 AM
Wonderfully setup, shot, exposed and processed. To get the drop perfectly aligned and split in half, well done. -1 for annoying dust spots.
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11/13/2010 06:17:14 AM
very good focus and lighting, good concept and colours will do very well 10 from me
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11/12/2010 07:07:52 AM
Wine glass and a water drop, all you are missing is a bug to make it a triple threat :) But seriously this is such a well done shot. The lighting is excellent, timing perfect and your attention to detail to set this up just right is great. My only 10 for this challenge. I will be very surprised if this doesn't grab the blue with around a 7.5 average. Good luck.
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11/12/2010 06:26:38 AM
Nicely executed, but isn't this theme a bit worn out?

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EDIT: I realize my comment might have come off a bit harsh. I don't mean to detract from the picture itself, which is very well executed. It is just that I joined the site merely a few weeks ago, and from the few profiles and previous challenges I had looked through I felt I had already seen many of these shots, which was confirmed by a search for "glass".

By no means let me take away from your motivation, this is a great shot! I love the small droplets breaking up the symmetry, and the choice of colors and lighting is impeccable. There is a slight bulge in the color line seen through the water as well as the "horizon line", and there seems to be some refractions of a white edge around the colored background, but those are minor details and don't really detract that much from the picture.

So, to summarize (and of course IMVHO):
Execution: 8
Originality: 1

:)
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11/11/2010 08:41:47 PM
What a lovely DPC cliche' image! LOL! But really... WELL DONE! 9
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11/11/2010 05:39:41 PM
Cleanly and elegantly presented. In my top 3. Too bad about the slight diffraction through the center of the glass and the uneven horizon line--still very strong.
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11/11/2010 12:09:40 PM
Gotta be in the top three,great shot.
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11/10/2010 08:12:20 PM
a classic here, but so well done! 10
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11/10/2010 07:56:01 PM
Cool picture, great use of the colors. How did you do that color reversal?
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11/10/2010 06:07:26 PM
great!!! a blue ribbon for me, incredible how is perfect the little drop with the reflections...
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11/10/2010 05:48:54 PM
Seriously??? Sheesh, you've got a LOT of time on your hands. Pretty amazing.
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11/10/2010 03:56:58 PM
My whole being hates everything about this image and what it represents... except one small part that says, "That's actually pretty well done." I hope this does well for you, but not so well that it ends up in the top 10. If it ends up in the top 3 I will probably blow a cork with rage. (Not voting)
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11/10/2010 03:54:14 PM
Show off! 9

Uprated to a 10 on second pass. Ribbon winner!
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11/10/2010 09:17:45 AM
Excellent. Beautiful capture
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11/10/2010 06:10:34 AM
nice work
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11/10/2010 03:40:50 AM
focus, color, lighting and exposure are so well done - and then the dirty surface with the uneven edge :(
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11/10/2010 01:17:25 AM
simply wow. 10
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