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Challenge: Backlighting V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Date: Sep 11, 2012
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2012

Thanks all. Always fun to hit the front page!

two lights:
One with foil snoot(made foil into different shapes) coming from camera right about 2' away from a black background. 24x24 softbox behind the shrooms camera left projecting light forward to a gold sided reflector camera right at opposing angle. Speedlights all around.

Squeeze water from dropper and fire shutter until something looked good. It took quite a few shots to come up with one that had nice movement and a drip coming off the largest mushroom. Much respect to you water drop shooters out there.

I originally didn't want to include the pot but because it was an obvious setup, decided not to crop it out. Without the pot, it lacked balance IMO.

thanks again-6 yrs since my first ribbon and they're still exciting.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 94
Avg (all users): 7.0692
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 6.4884
Avg (non-participants): 7.3563
Views since voting: 3047
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 130
Comments: 30
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/22/2012 11:42:51 AM
Lovely stuff,Congratulations.
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09/20/2012 10:37:25 PM
Wow!! I love seeing you on the front page too... Because I love seeing your work! It's captivating!!!
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09/20/2012 11:37:35 AM
i cant shake off a fantasy land feeling. nicely done
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09/20/2012 11:24:01 AM
Beautiful shot, Mark! Congrats on your Blue!
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09/20/2012 10:49:25 AM
Nicely done, Mark! Congrats!!!!
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09/19/2012 11:11:54 PM
congrats Mark! Nice to see long-familiar name in the top-left corner!
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09/19/2012 08:24:54 PM
Congratulations on the blue, Mark.
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09/19/2012 06:03:35 PM
Foil!?!???! Now you tell me!!! I've been trying to roll paper and tape every time I needed a snout. Argh!! Foil makes sooooo much sense!

Huge congrats on the ribbon, but I'm more excited about foil. :)

Seriously, though, wonderful shot. :)
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09/19/2012 01:17:49 PM
Cool shot! Great to see you on the front page.
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09/19/2012 09:20:19 AM
great job, Mark!
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09/19/2012 09:00:52 AM
Congrats! Wonderful image.
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09/19/2012 08:44:27 AM
The gnomes are hiding in there. :) Congrats.
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09/19/2012 08:12:49 AM
I always love a good dramatic botany shot! Congrats.
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09/19/2012 06:15:59 AM
Have always loved 'shrooms. Congrats, this is gorgeous
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09/19/2012 03:31:58 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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09/19/2012 03:22:48 AM
Awesome job, congrats on the blue!

eta:
I just noticed that all 3 ribbons are named Mark :)
What a strange coincidence.

Message edited by author 2012-09-19 03:24:12.
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09/19/2012 03:20:46 AM
Well done on the Blue !
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09/19/2012 03:09:51 AM
Congrats on the blue, Mark, beautiful shot.
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09/19/2012 12:28:29 AM
Ah wow, I have NO idea how I missed this in the competition... sorry, if I had seen it def a 10 so you ended up where you needed to with out my help! :^)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2012 10:54:41 PM
the enchanted pot
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09/18/2012 07:50:20 AM
I totally love the colors, lighting and the water drops... Impressive
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09/15/2012 10:41:22 PM
Very cool! The back highlight light is very effective.
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09/15/2012 06:52:30 AM
Great idea, especially the water drops falling down. Well done.
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09/14/2012 08:59:21 AM
How such a static thing as a mushroom can shake off the water... Great dynamic photo. The plantpot doesn't improve it.
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09/13/2012 04:50:29 PM
Great concept
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09/13/2012 04:06:29 PM
Oh! Fun!

I wish the pot weren't shown... or at least if it were level. Without it, one imagines it as a little world as you title suggests. But the pot brings it back into MY world...

I wanted to stay in the little world longer. :D

(commenting only)
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09/13/2012 12:11:42 PM
Best in show award, congrats
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09/12/2012 09:30:21 AM
Wonderful! Love the lighting and detail. Good luck, I predict this one to do very well!
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09/12/2012 07:35:28 AM
This is workin' for me.8.
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09/12/2012 04:28:03 AM
Strange, surreal shot! Interesting. I think if you cropped out the pot and had a square crop it might work better. Either way, nice job.
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