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The Sacrifice
The Sacrifice
Nadine_Vb


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lucky 7 IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4.0 for Nikon
Date: Jun 15, 2013
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2013

Not a real falling egg, but kind of a "trompe l'oeuil".
The eggs are laying down on the floor, board standing up underneath them.
I had no shelf on the wall to do this and my son brought the idea on to try and pull it of this way.
I had to keep the light very low so that not too much shadow appeared under the "falling" egg, which would give away immediately that the egg was not falling.
But all the experienced eyes here will notice there's something "wrong" with this image :)
Therefore I predict a sub 5 score for this entry.


- CameraRawAdjust
- Crop
- "Repair" the board a bit at its edge
- Topaz Adjust: sharpen + add border
- Resize
- Unsharp Mask
- Rename and save as jpeg


I feared I was living a fantasy. Since vote 8 this entry kept hovering between 6,32 and 6,40 and it topped at vote 12 with 6,5833. I didn't dare to hope that this would continue until the end. But it did and with this I've beaten my PB twice in a row.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 62
Avg (all users): 6.3913
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.3171
Avg (non-participants): 6.4510
Views since voting: 808
Views during voting: 210
Votes: 92
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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07/03/2013 08:30:55 AM
Congrats on a splendid new personal best on a wonderfully creative setup! Good job with the light!
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06/29/2013 11:38:00 AM
congrats on your hot streak love the use of very low and very high key backgrounds in your work
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06/25/2013 09:31:30 PM
Congrats on TT Nadine, and your new PB. This was my favourite image in this challenge, and, like Oliver, I didn't guess it was tricky either.
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06/25/2013 03:58:25 AM
Very well done, hadn't guessed it was a trick shot. Congrats on a new PB!

Message edited by author 2013-06-25 03:58:54.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2013 12:04:30 PM
Clever idea
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06/21/2013 03:12:10 AM
Really nice still life, beautifully lit and arranged. I'm bumping this up for the second time. Now you have a 10.
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06/18/2013 05:44:38 PM
Love the surprise factor.
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06/17/2013 02:39:35 AM
The great eggscape :)
Nicely done.
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