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Challenge: Dirty Abstract (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Jun 21, 2017
Aperture: F14
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2017

Had a lot of good and interesting comments on this shot, so I thought I'd give a bit of info on the "beginning of the making of".

Anyway...about 8 or 9 years ago someone wrote to me asking if I could show a photo of my "studio" set up. So I thought "why not" and sent the photo off. I don't have a studio and do my photography in the kitchen. He replied saying my set up was very humble and sounded quite disappointed. I wasn't sure whether to be sad or not about his reaction.

Below is a photo of the glass objects I used for my challenge image (2 glass serving plates, a small glass bottle and a piece of cellophane).
On reflection, I must admit my set up IS pretty humble...

However, placing a colored foil over both strategically placed flashes, learning to bend your body like a contortionist to get shots from different angles, ending up with backache, a headache, flat feet and a tendency to sweat and swear uncontrollably for hours on end, one can end up with some quite interesting results.

Here some outtakes:
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Place: 5 out of 47
Avg (all users): 6.2222
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 5.9286
Avg (non-participants): 6.5385
Views since voting: 472
Views during voting: 109
Votes: 54
Comments: 12
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07/05/2017 01:44:47 AM
Wow ! , like a view from the cliff into the sea. ;-)

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07/02/2017 11:09:12 PM
I want a photo of you in your humble setup... contorting. :D

Congratulations, my friend!
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07/01/2017 09:06:46 PM
Incredible set up, Irene.

Congratulations on the HM.
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07/01/2017 01:39:31 PM
Very unique. A masterful composition.
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06/30/2017 03:45:34 PM
Be it ever so.....congratulations. I admire your persistence & passion.
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06/30/2017 12:19:29 AM
You get great results from your 'humble' set-up, Irene. Congrats on the HM and thanks for including the outtakes and notes. I love tho colours!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2017 11:52:46 AM
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06/28/2017 01:12:45 AM
vibrant piece of abstract! Good job.
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06/25/2017 10:46:39 PM
Pretty nice abstract. Good composition, color is pleasing and I like it.9
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06/24/2017 08:33:05 PM
Looks like the scene in many sci fi movies, where the hero is hurtling through some extradimensional landscape.
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06/24/2017 03:18:56 PM
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06/23/2017 03:52:37 AM
Hmm, ok this tied for my top pick. 10
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