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Lumiere de bougie
Lumiere de bougie
graphicfunk


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Challenge: Impressionism (Advanced Editing II*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: home
Date: Nov 1, 2004
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: .7 sec
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Nov 1, 2004

used a garlic grating utensil and moved it diagonally across lens with 1 sec exposure. The rest was light burn and dodge and clone to help definition because the shadows suffer or get partially sliced, the defraction simply aids the light source and you are able to capture the rings of glow in a candle or low wattage bulb. The background was selected and used levels to darken. No filters of any kind.

Now, as you may note, I consider only the candle glow as impressionsistic, but then it is a picture of a candle.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 39
Avg (all users): 7.0758
Avg (commenters): 8.6757
Avg (participants): 7.1875
Avg (non-participants): 7.0643
Views since voting: 4146
Views during voting: 695
Votes: 343
Comments: 61
Favorites: 23 (view)


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01/30/2005 12:30:50 AM
this is beautiful, can't believe how inventive you are, who would have
thought?
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01/30/2005 12:23:35 AM
This image is so amazing. It is going straight into my favorites. A brilliant idea and used so well! I must try this sometime myself...
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11/23/2004 09:00:02 PM
Wow! A garlic grater- that REEKS! er... rocks. Congrats on your top 5 with this incredibly inventive technique. It really does look like an oil painting (though perhaps more 'old master' than impressionist). ;-)
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11/23/2004 08:11:39 PM
Hi Daniel
This is lovely and congrats on 5th placing I gave this a 9 and I love it I am adding this to my favorites
Really nice image
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11/23/2004 12:30:08 AM
Very nice.
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11/22/2004 06:25:30 PM
Congratulations on this great example of impressionistic art! This is one of my favorites this challenge. Beautifully done!
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11/22/2004 03:49:16 PM
Dan,
This is a terrific photo, a great subject, and an excellent example of impressionalism.
Keep rockin' on!
E
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11/22/2004 02:17:02 PM
Bravo Dan!
This was one of my top ten favorites in this challenge.
Creativity & modd at it's finest!
Congrats on a top 5 finish!
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11/22/2004 09:27:06 AM
Wonderfully done, a had given this one a 9, looks like it's masterfully painted. I had this as a ribbon for sure, none the less a beautiful work of art.
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11/22/2004 07:54:38 AM
i liked this shot very much. had an excellent 'feel' to it.
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11/22/2004 07:21:02 AM
I had you in Ribbon territory. Missed it by .014. Wonderfully executed and original. I'll be keeping a garlic grating utensil in my camera bag from now on!
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11/22/2004 05:29:34 AM
Graphicfunk, congratulations with top5. You are a fantastic photographer, with a tremendous amount of knowledge. Well done!
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11/22/2004 03:34:00 AM
Late to the party again. Thank you so much for sharing how you did this. While this wasn't my pick for the top, I had hoped it would get one of the other two spots. If you wouldn't mind, did you use other lighting sources? I love the scratchy look of this.
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11/22/2004 03:19:56 AM
Congratulations Dan. Would have liked to to see it placed higher. Exceptional job nonetheless. I should try you technique sometime.
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11/22/2004 02:39:49 AM
Wonderful entry! I thought you would have ribboned for sure. Thanks for the tip on how you accomplished this look.

Eugene
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11/22/2004 01:07:34 AM
Daniel,
You are a remarkable photographer!
It is truly a pleasure to learn from your work.

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11/22/2004 12:33:02 AM
Congrats on such a wonderful and well-deserved placing! :o)
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11/22/2004 12:28:24 AM
Dan
Congratulations on 5th place, I thought this one would have ribboned -- it's an excellent impressionism photo. Nice title selection as well! ;-)
Debi
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11/22/2004 12:27:15 AM
Congratulations on placing 5th, although I really thought this would be in the top 3. Very clever idea to move something in front of the lens to achieve the painterly effect. One of my two favorites in this challenge.
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11/22/2004 12:22:14 AM
Dan:

This should have ribboned! I have great great respect for the ribbon winners but this should have been there!

Congrats on a fine showing

Regards,
Randy
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11/22/2004 12:21:16 AM
Congratulations on your 5th place - I have a question: what do you mean, "grating utensil and moved it diagonally across lens ..."? What kind of grating utensil (are you talking about something like a cheese grater?) I liked this picture very much, it was one of my favourites, and I've been quite curious how it was made.
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11/22/2004 12:06:47 AM
Congrats on 5th place Dan!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2004 11:53:57 PM
This is simply a beautiful image....the interaction of light and shadow are exquisite. Very well-captured. I am quite impressed! :o)
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11/21/2004 11:43:06 PM
This is representative of what I think of when I think of impressionist paintings. I bumped this up to 10 earlier in the week and forgot to leave a comment. Thanks for sharing this.
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11/21/2004 10:54:39 PM
A terrific example of impressionism- one of my top 5. The streaks of light above the candle make it obvious that this is no mere PS effect. Looks like something placed on or in front of the lens to create a realistic, painterly look. I'll be interested to see how it was done. Good job! 9
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11/21/2004 09:37:08 PM
Great composition, I like the inclusion of the candle. The colors are nice, I like how you managed to make it look like a painting. Good luck...
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11/21/2004 06:37:37 PM
Invitational Challenge Level: Experienced

Challenge link: medium, but more digital in its appearance than photographic. While I like the effect, it is an emulation of a painting style than a photographic representation of the subject through impressionistic technique (composition and subject).

Image critique: a good exposure and nice lighting, but difficult to assess since much of the integrity has been losty through the filtered effects and it seems that, to a large extent, you've missed the point here.

Out-of-challenge appeal: it's a sumptous, Christmasy vibe, but there's not much interest for me to revisit frequently.

Score: 6
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11/21/2004 10:56:22 AM
It takes you back in time. Beautifully done. Excellent work.
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11/21/2004 10:12:07 AM
Very nice work! Great composition and lighting.
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11/20/2004 03:05:51 AM
My vote for top 3. I am interested in how the original looked and the post processing you performed to achieve this look. 9
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11/19/2004 08:41:38 PM
Wow This is so lovely love the candle effect and the fruit Nice work
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11/18/2004 09:14:50 PM
I'm thinking multiple layers of saran wrap here, with vaseline maybe smudged on it as well. Whatever the technique, this one was the last (or first as you wish to look at it) one that I let convince me into giving a ten. To take a picture that I can already see without abstracting it would have been beautiful, but to be able then to translate that great shot into a faux painting...very nice :-)
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11/18/2004 09:37:46 AM
This looks like one of the older painting you see. Like it was done hundreds of years ago. Maybe would have bumped that candle light down some.
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11/18/2004 06:33:17 AM
This actually looks more like a painting than a photograph!
Met the challenge perfectly!
Very Well Done! ((9))
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11/18/2004 05:26:57 AM
My Favourite in this challenge....10!
You've created the impressionistic feel in this photo (you obviously studied some impressionistic paintings to understand the effect) . This one better ribbon.
AND...I gotta know how you did this. Was it through a textured glass?
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11/17/2004 11:35:28 PM
Clearly one of the best shots in this challenge. Nice work!
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11/17/2004 10:23:05 PM
Wonderful soft shot... beautiful lighting.. congrats
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11/17/2004 07:05:55 PM
Fantastic, looks like a renaissance painting, great work.
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11/17/2004 05:36:18 PM
Really lovely. Yhe candle is perfect.
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11/17/2004 01:44:18 PM
Nice technique.I find the jug takes away from the bowl of apples which are beautifully done.6
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11/17/2004 11:05:14 AM
Good job on a tough subject. A little dark fo my taste.
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11/16/2004 05:57:51 PM
Excellent job, love it. Can't wait to read about how you did it.
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11/16/2004 04:30:28 PM
This photo looks very classic to me. The light of the candel creates a great effect. Gret shot.
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11/16/2004 03:29:31 PM
very nice, soft, warm good color. Actual ooks like a painting unlike most of the other entries that seem to be over procssed in photoshop
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11/16/2004 07:16:33 AM
Now THIS IS what the challenge is all about. VERY well done ! Good luck ! 10
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11/16/2004 02:09:15 AM
this is so lovely well done!
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11/16/2004 01:01:38 AM
this is great but reminds me more of a soft pastel painting.
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11/15/2004 09:27:20 PM
Gorgeous impressionism. Nice movement and use of light. Can't wait to see how you did this.
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11/15/2004 09:11:25 PM
Well, I just added a fourth to my top three. Nice work
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11/15/2004 06:43:40 PM
very nice job. right on the money with composition, color, and lighting. the feeling is quite stirring, and the result is most pleasant. thanks for your effort here.
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11/15/2004 05:05:12 PM
This is a great image, I like the composition and the feel to it. Makes me wanna go back in time! Excellent!
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11/15/2004 02:58:46 PM
I really like this a lot. I've never been a fan of impressionism but you have pulled it of really well.
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11/15/2004 11:06:33 AM
I like this image right up the right hand edge... where it gets all sharp in a way that it just shouldn't. It's visually disturbing. If far right hand quarter were removed I'd rank it a 9 or 10, but its so jarring with it being there I can only do it an 8.
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11/15/2004 10:59:55 AM
Very nice result here, I love the halo around the candle light. The textures here are gorgeous, especially the apples. Superb composition. I'm looking forward to seeing how you achieved this, I hope it wasn't by using PS filters! 10
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11/15/2004 10:18:46 AM
wow - nice impressionism!
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11/15/2004 07:03:50 AM
I love the subtle effect you gave this picture. One of the nicer more smooth and compositionally pleasing pictures in the challenge. 9
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11/15/2004 06:58:26 AM
flame light is beautifull .. well done
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11/15/2004 06:32:22 AM
Very creative. Definitely has that Impressionistic feel. Wonderful use of filters. As with most of the entries I will look forward to reading your details.
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11/15/2004 04:35:03 AM
This is really interesting the lighting and colors are very well done.
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11/15/2004 12:56:26 AM
My top pick. This has the tone, color and light I expect in an Impressionist
work.
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11/15/2004 12:38:30 AM
Very lovely and engaging still life. The lighting is nice. I do wish there was just the slightest bit more clarity, but I still really like this. 9
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