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Challenge: Metal on Metal II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: home studio
Date: Sep 21, 2012
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5 sec
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2012

image 2012 by Oliver Hoffmann. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use is a violation of applicable laws and will be prosecuted.

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I guess that has my name written all over it (somebody will probably call me ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' IreneM though) and the fact will garner me some low votes. I had a quite relaxed afternoon at the studio, that alone was worth it.

[Sep. 26th, 2012 03:03:39 AM]

WTH? Woke up to a 8.08 @12 votes, an hour later 8.11 @15.
Will I finally break the elusive 8 barrier at rollover?
This will wear out my update button...

[Sep. 27th, 2012 03:38:15 PM]

Peak at 8.3/29 votes, holding above 8 til vote #70, then all of a sudden a drop from 8.18 to 8.02 - without an additional vote; either a troll or someone voting on the keypad , wanting to change from 9 to 10, but hitting 1 instead? Next vote shooting me below the 8 :(
not really complaining, though, I'll take a 7.9 ish score any day - but it felt so good!

[Sep. 29th, 2012 04:59:47 AM]

Back above 8, two favs and 9 comments. Nice!

[Sep. 30th, 2012 04:18:47 AM]

Bad night tonight, down to 7.8. Still holding breath for a new PB. Not much voting or commenting going on at the moment.

[Oct. 2nd, 2012 07:00:05 PM] 5 hours before rollover still at 7.8333. After almost 7 years and 474 challenges this is still thrilling.

Post challenge: And it is still annoying to see the "Venser-Votes" as I call them now. Happy about the new PB after 20 months anyway. Thanks for your votes and comments, folks.
[bragging mode] It's not in the official stats yet, but its my 50th ribbon [/bragging mode]

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 85
Avg (all users): 7.7535
Avg (commenters): 8.3571
Avg (participants): 7.6200
Avg (non-participants): 7.8261
Views since voting: 4232
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 142
Comments: 51
Favorites: 13 (view)


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01/25/2013 05:13:01 PM
Stunning.
10/08/2012 09:26:47 AM
Seemingly simple yet on closer inspection ... brilliant and sublime - Congratulations!
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10/07/2012 08:15:59 AM
i really enjoyed this shot...i told my girl this shot is defenitely gonna win this challenge...excellent work in my opinion...
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10/06/2012 07:32:06 AM
Arresting attention! Congrats on the blue for a dazzling sparkle of gold!
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10/05/2012 09:11:02 PM
I could not pass by this photo without a good look...and it held my attention for a good period of time. Love this photo....
Would you mind discussing you lighting process? Thanks Jim in Rhode Island
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10/04/2012 07:44:36 PM
Fabulous! Congrats on your BLUEie!
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10/04/2012 08:18:15 AM
I truly love it! Definitely deserved my 10 :) Amazing colors and light. Also I like how the spoons became dotted. Extraordinary... Congrats!

-Beata

Message edited by author 2012-10-04 08:20:43.
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10/04/2012 02:10:20 AM
Great shot Oliver. I really like the colors and the lighting. Congrats on the blue and the 50 ribbons!
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10/04/2012 12:01:51 AM
Originally posted by h2:

Originally posted by posthumous:



I had no idea whose image this was.


you were not meant in person (though i may guess you didn' t give a 10 - and would never, unless you knew it was by one of your frequent ph award recipients)

If man ray took this picture I wouldn't give it a ten.
10/03/2012 05:20:06 PM
A striking image, but I'm not entirely sure I understand the enamor. It doesn't really create much in the way of a brain itch, but it is pretty in a 1980s space age kinda way. Congrats on the win.
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10/03/2012 12:52:41 PM
Originally posted by posthumous:



I had no idea whose image this was.


you were not meant in person (though i may guess you didn' t give a 10 - and would never, unless you knew it was by one of your frequent ph award recipients)

Message edited by author 2012-10-03 15:06:15.
10/03/2012 12:17:31 PM
Congrats on your Blue.

"I guess that has my name written all over it (somebody will probably call me IreneM though) and the fact will garner me some low votes."

I had no idea whose image this was.
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10/03/2012 10:55:27 AM
A truly well-executed image, Oliver. Well-deserved score. Welcome back on the front page too!
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10/03/2012 10:38:42 AM
Congrats on your new PB and 50 ribbon achievement. Inspirational!
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10/03/2012 10:16:43 AM
Hey Oliver....it is nice to see you back....and on the front page. Congrats!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2012 09:56:35 AM
Awesome shot Oliver! Congrats on the fine work and a new PB too :)
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10/03/2012 07:53:20 AM
Visually perfect- congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2012 06:30:51 AM
Started looking online as to how to ship your reward that you are one point away from earning and what it looks like is that it isn't legal. I will do some more poking around to see if I can ship direct from a particular vineyard but not sure if it can happen. How about a pic of me drinking the bottle I was going to send? ;)

Congrats on the score though. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2012 05:51:58 AM
Excellent work! I like the use of the reflective surfaces.
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10/03/2012 05:32:50 AM
yup this is an awesome image glad it came out on top!
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10/03/2012 04:38:20 AM
Congrats,had to be top three.
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10/03/2012 03:46:53 AM
Glückwunsch Oliver, für mich auch der Favorit wo ich aber auch auf die von dir aufgeführte Dame getippt hätte :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2012 03:19:45 AM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

About as clean as they come, Oliver. Congrats!


No wonder, these are from my food-photography props and solely for shooting :)
10/03/2012 02:55:16 AM
I expect you'll have guessed that I love this image ;-)) GREAT score and excellent work, Oliver.
Congrats on the blue and your new PB.
Liebe Grüße an euch!
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10/03/2012 02:51:16 AM
Congrats on the blue! Lovely image. (It brings to mind that song - Itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, yellow polka dot bikini.)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2012 02:26:01 AM

I AM LATE POSTING AS I GAVE THIS ONE OF YOUR TENS AS IT STOOD OUT BEST RE THIS CHALLENGE... ALSO SHARING MY ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SHERPET 'BLUE' STAR AWARD WITH YOU AS WELL...

CONGRATULATIONS FROM SHEZ

LOVE THE STRONG GOLD REFLECTIONS AND LOVED THE TITLE AS WELL.....A STAND OUT WINNER FOR SURE...

'Gold Soup' BY ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' h2

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10/03/2012 02:22:51 AM
Congrats Oliver....Very nice work!!!!
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10/03/2012 02:19:31 AM
Well deserved blue and congrats on your PB :)
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10/03/2012 01:52:34 AM
Wonderful image Oliver. Ooozes liquid quality. WD.
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10/03/2012 01:49:52 AM
Absolutely love this one - was a 10 from me.
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10/03/2012 01:20:52 AM
Well done Oliver, makes me think of honey.
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10/03/2012 12:43:09 AM
Irene? :P
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10/03/2012 12:19:28 AM
Knew this would win great job! What are the sppons sitting on? Some type of metal grate perhaps?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2012 12:09:20 AM
About as clean as they come, Oliver. Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2012 12:02:41 AM
Congrats on the blue! I knew this was the winner when I saw it!
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10/03/2012 12:01:49 AM
Well deserved, congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2012 07:04:02 PM
Lovely colors and patterns
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10/02/2012 04:04:35 PM
Well executed.
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10/01/2012 05:49:44 PM
Beautiful lighting
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10/01/2012 09:42:36 AM
Blue right there...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2012 07:37:42 AM
Great image, lovely colours, great DOF and well processed. VWD!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2012 08:42:58 PM
Well done.
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09/28/2012 02:25:34 PM
That´s really cool reflections! Would have chosen a less symetic and centered crop for that. And perhaps no frame?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2012 02:41:44 AM
Simply amazing.... 10+!!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2012 01:01:07 AM
Beautifully lit, wonderful patterns.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2012 04:20:15 PM
This incredible shot hold my breath for seconds...10.
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09/26/2012 11:34:06 AM
Its the color that is drawing me to this ,one of my favs this time.
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09/26/2012 11:33:11 AM
Is this Irene?

If it's not it should be a compliment because wow! This is awesome!
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09/26/2012 10:24:22 AM
Nice lighting idea
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09/26/2012 08:33:11 AM
Love this one - 10!
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09/26/2012 12:55:15 AM
top 3
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