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Color My World  (Chicago)
2nd PlaceColor My World (Chicago)

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Challenge: Song Titles (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DC4800
Location: My Porch, Florida
Date: Jan 4, 2003
Aperture: f 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2003


As time goes on I realize
Just what you mean to me
And now, now that you're near
Promise your love
That I've waited to share
And dreams of our moments together
Color my world with hope of loving you

Place: 2 out of 188
Avg (all users): 7.0341
Avg (commenters): 8.4375
Avg (participants): 6.9391
Avg (non-participants): 7.1556
Views since voting: 6171
Votes: 205
Comments: 49
Favorites: 24 (view)

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10/21/2005 04:30:47 PM
Hi from the UK...(LEEDS)..

U know, when i was at college last year, I did a study of my 'slinky'(same multi-coloured type-found it on the floor in a supermarket- some poor kid must still be missing it!!)-sounds boring, very fun making it! I did loads of still pictues, one very similar to this one...
Also made a music video with my slinky as the star of the vid! I used a roll of mirror(bad relecting properties-gave off focus images)because it was rolled up the sheet was rippled, so...I stuck one end to my wardrobe the other to the floor. Positioned the camera. Held one end of the slinky and let it dangle, spin and generally dance around. Then zoomed in on the reflections on the mirror- the effect was the the ripples in the mirror made the slinky appear to be different length's over the bulge of the ripple- also it kinda looked etheral, like heat rising ?(if you get me)- I did get a bit obsessed with my slinky- can you tell!

Also used it with a strobe light in a dark room and the mirror. When I spun the slinky, it made it appear to skip from one position to the other- kinda trippy on the naked eye- not recommended for repeated use, but the effect is quite mesmerising...anyhoo... hope this all makes sense, got a bit excited typing! Play around with your slinky more...they're great.
06/23/2005 11:13:33 AM
WOW!!! What a great capture. Love the rich bright colors.
06/13/2004 12:16:10 PM
what an image? great!
10/20/2003 10:47:38 AM
Awesome photo! Very vibrant and vivid colors, and such a really cool subject you chose...made for a very intriguing shot!
01/18/2003 11:00:46 AM
Creativity is thy name Grayce. Thought this was a winner at first glance. I am surprised to learn this was shot with natural light!
01/13/2003 06:29:22 PM
01/13/2003 06:26:31 PM

I found this colorful slinky in a store and immediately knew I wanted to photograph it. I'm so glad I was able to incorporate it into the "Song" challenge. I was drawing a blank for the challenge. Then as an "aside" I just started shooting my new toy...lol Then I suddenly recalled the first song my hubbie and I danced to at our wedding and BINGO!
About the lighting...I just used natural light from a nearby window, on my porch. I have since used different backgrounds, and positions, and will soon try different lighting.
01/13/2003 02:37:43 PM
Congratuations..a real eye popper..one of my 10s for the week.
01/13/2003 02:16:39 PM
Congrates!! Gracious, very colorful shot.
01/13/2003 01:45:23 PM
Well done, Grayce! A wonderful shot with your usual excellent handling of colours.
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01/13/2003 10:34:16 AM
Gracious --

What a great idea. This very well deserves a high ranking on the challenge.

Big question -- Is that a multi-colored slinky that you used?

Color is absolutely great. The only thing that I would disagree on is the backlighting. I'm not sure on the reddish cast.

This is one picture that didn't need to follow the rule of thirds!

I could gush, and go on and on about what this picture has. I love it so much, I am making it one of my favorites.

Congrats on your placing in this week's challenge. It was so well deserved.

-- shohn / DPC-CC
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/13/2003 07:45:00 AM
excellent :). congrats.
01/13/2003 01:31:30 AM
Well Done I love the Colours
01/13/2003 01:04:36 AM
great shot. congratulations...
01/13/2003 12:12:06 AM
Great shot Gracious. Was one of my favorites of the week.
01/13/2003 12:08:50 AM
Fantastic. Good work. Congrats.
01/13/2003 12:07:23 AM
One of the greatest songs ever written .... a very good image also. Congrats and good luck in the upcoming challenges.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/12/2003 07:39:05 PM
So simple, yet so effective.
01/12/2003 05:41:52 PM
Wow!! This photo needs to be in a children's book!
01/12/2003 12:49:28 AM
I would never thought to have used a slinky this way. cool idea. Good one. 6 PTL
01/11/2003 08:32:29 PM
Very nice abstract. I love the colours. Good work. Jacko 9
01/11/2003 07:11:57 PM
Brilliant color.
01/11/2003 09:30:31 AM
I love the symmetry and the colors.
01/10/2003 09:48:25 PM
very delightful array of colors well composed and well taken.
01/10/2003 12:56:06 PM
+nice color and close up
- looks oversharpened
01/09/2003 09:16:08 PM
01/09/2003 03:09:45 PM
Hard to not like this one! Great color!!! Almost has a sense of motion to it. Very cool. Only connection to the challenge is the title, but I'm buying it. 9 Swash
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/09/2003 02:58:08 PM
very colorful, cool crisp photo. nicely done.
01/09/2003 11:43:37 AM
Will place very well. What is it, and where did you find it?
01/08/2003 11:54:54 PM
I love the colors and "shape" of this picture!
01/08/2003 06:52:00 PM
01/08/2003 06:45:15 PM
Beautiful shot! Very creative... Should place high.
01/08/2003 06:36:15 PM
First comment I've made.
What are those / is that thing. Oh, it's a slinky. Good one.
How did you colour it?
01/08/2003 01:20:47 PM
Excellent photo. Just Awsome. I predict it will be one of the winners if not 1st.
01/07/2003 03:57:05 PM
mmm slinky.
01/07/2003 03:14:19 PM
Awesome.. knew a slinky was good for something beyond entertaining kids for a few days after christmas..
01/07/2003 11:16:09 AM
Terrific! Has that WOW factor! Great focus and near perfect composition. 10!
01/07/2003 10:39:26 AM
Long live slinkeys! :) Great idea and cool picture (9)
01/07/2003 10:33:53 AM
Very interesting abstract, nicely compsed. A little unevenly lit, but otherwise a very sucessful shot. Meets challenge well!
01/07/2003 03:50:20 AM
Everyone loves a slinky.
01/07/2003 03:07:34 AM
Very well done. Nice border, nice crop, great colors, great lighting.
01/06/2003 10:09:41 PM
Who would have thought looking at a slinky could be almost beautiful. I think it would be a little more striking with a bright white background, but it still works. The only other thing I see are the res lines running parallel with the green part, but being newer in digital photography, I cannot explain, they just distract from the over all effect. 7.

Take my comments for what they are worth for I am just a novice with a new camera. Dodo
01/06/2003 09:28:39 PM
This is just perfect, no word to add
01/06/2003 04:52:56 PM
not sure what it is but its all about colour, which is great.9
01/06/2003 04:10:40 PM
01/06/2003 01:39:07 PM
THis is the winner for me-Well done
01/06/2003 01:17:23 PM
Beautiful! A top 10 image I'll bet!
01/06/2003 12:45:58 PM
Great colours. Focus and lighting are dead on. In my top 3 this week. 10
01/06/2003 01:20:00 AM
Beautiful !

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