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05/15/2003 10:48:06 AM · #1
My entry in the glass challenge:

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I had hoped for a better showing, but it was very difficult to get this shot down. I obviously need to work on it a bit more. One big mistake I made was making it a greyscale image. The color photos might have been better received. I probably took about 70 shots, looking for just the right angle and exposure. In seeing all of the other works, it seems like it finished where it deserved.

Many voters did not realize that it was a crystal cube, about 1.5 inches square, sitting on a black background with a piece of paper underneath it. I found this very unique crystal cube some months ago while searching for crystal spheres. It is actually a base to set a sphere on, having a concave indentation in one side. It made me think that maybe a photographer's comment should be allowed with the challenge submissions, but I know that idea has been kicked around in the challenge forums quite a bit.

This was also my first run with a new lighting kit that I bought, so it's definitely been a learning experience!

Thanks again to those who provided useful comments on this image.

05/15/2003 03:01:50 PM · #2
I thought this was a very clever image. I gave it a 9. The use of black and white was particularly effective for me. It had just the right amount of grain and somehow reminded me of the display on an old b/w television. The words you highlighted brought out the properties of the glass very well. It seemed to me to be worthy of an art meseum. I'd meant to come back and comment after voting and I didn't get time, so I'm glad you brought my attention back to this shot.
05/15/2003 03:06:35 PM · #3
i like the shot. it is very interesting. somehow i missed it in the voting last week. i would have given it a 6. I think the black and white was a good choice and you did a good job of lighting it so that the writing came through well and readable. I agree with the photoraphers comments being visible idea. Wonder if that will ever change. Keep up the good work.
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