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Challenge: Rubber Band (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Oct 29, 2013
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2013

[Nov. 5th, 2013 11:00:14 PM]

Not sure what spawned this idea -- just thinking about what I could wrap rubber bands around, and I liked what the consequences would be.

I really wanted them on egg cups, but it turned out I only had two (I thought I had three.) And for some reason I thought it was important to have three eggs.

What I don't like about the shot is the fact that the bands are black. That's because I used colored rubber bands. It seemed like such a good idea. They were red, yellow, blue, etc. But I really didn't like the colors when the shot was finished, so I desaturated all but the egg yoke. It really would have been better with regular light brown rubber bands. It's still bugging me...

Thanks for all the comments!

[Nov. 5th, 2013 11:01:30 PM]

oh, this is kind of funny.

watermelon vs rubber bands

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12/29/2015 04:29:43 PM
I love the black bands. For me, they really make it interesting.

Also, I just found your watermelon link.

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11/07/2013 08:21:18 PM
Hadn't yet sent out a congrats yet for this photo, so here it is! Nice original idea.
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11/06/2013 01:23:07 PM
Great shot, Wendy, congrats on blue!
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11/06/2013 12:48:56 PM
Good for you Wendy!
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11/06/2013 12:15:50 PM
Congrats on the blue!!! Really terrific image, Wendy. And the lighting is divine. I happen to like the "black" rubber bands.
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11/06/2013 10:26:13 AM
Congrats Wendy.
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11/06/2013 09:30:52 AM
Oh sure. I finally ribbon after centuries and you go blue and beat me in TPL! Oh Well....Next time! LOL! Congrats, Wendy!
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11/06/2013 04:55:17 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and thanks for sharing the watermelon link - what fun!
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11/06/2013 01:35:41 AM
Brilliant - original idea and very well executed.
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11/06/2013 01:12:40 AM
Great concept. Beautiful execution. Congrats on the Blue Ribbon.
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11/06/2013 12:55:05 AM
Cracking Image Teamie! :) VWD.
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11/05/2013 06:49:20 PM
Nicely done and original. Top 5
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11/05/2013 01:22:19 AM
Delgihtful still life. Great story.
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11/04/2013 07:27:13 PM
Cool idea, nice capture and composition
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11/04/2013 02:41:52 PM
I like the idea of the broken egg but I think the others dilute the impact. It may have been intended as a humorous image but I see implications of something more tragic - the shape of the yolk reminds me of Fracis Bacon's paintings with depictions of life ebbing away such as:

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11/04/2013 05:36:26 AM
Clever and very effective. In my top 5.
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11/03/2013 11:25:19 PM
Unique entry.
I'm not sure what it signifies, perhaps the Freudian's will have a field day ;)
I'm guessing entrapment and despair? The safety of home is an illusion?
It is unique and the much liked studio style of DPC. Should do better than 6.

(No Vote - TPL2 Team Entry)
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10/31/2013 11:09:43 PM
Creative. Nice contrast between black and white with color to accentuate principal subject matter. Well done!
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10/30/2013 03:00:33 AM
Nicely done.
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