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Eggbert meets the frying pan
Eggbert meets the frying pan

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Broken (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro AF for Canon
Location: At home, Reykjavik
Date: Dec 10, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Macro, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Dec 10, 2004

Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro. Post processing is minimal, only contrast and shadows edit but I desaturated the pen ink since we only had blue available but I wanted the drawing to be black so that the yellow was the only thing in colour in the image.

Used a 550ex+420x set up on tripods with umbrellas triggered with a ST-E2 for lighting.

I am very bad at drawing so my wife helped out by creating "Eggbert"

Original "Eggbert" was smiling but I didnīt think it fitted so I asked her to draw a sad one that was looking down towards the yolk and I donīt know why but this image in particular struck me a bit. I donīt really care that most of you didnīt particularly like it, after all this was an experiment of mine and you live and you learn but of course the yolk is reddish intentionally, every single bit of this photo is intentional as are most of my shots. Thanx to those who took the time to comment.

Place: 150 out of 177
Avg (all users): 4.7150
Avg (commenters): 5.1250
Avg (participants): 4.6563
Avg (non-participants): 4.7732
Views since voting: 2599
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 193
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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09/18/2005 08:30:50 AM
I'm surprised this didn't do better. I love it, but as you probably worked out it isn't quite glossy enough to score well(don't get me wrong I like glossy too).

As you say that every aspect of the shot was intentional I think you succeeded admirably in what you set out to do.

Looking at it a bit longer, I think that there is a deep cruelty and pathos here that would probably stop me from hanging this up.
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12/23/2004 01:50:33 AM
Just a personal note... heres what I did with a broken egg and a frying pan. //www.damelza.co.nz/Egg/index.htm
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/16/2004 11:02:51 PM
odd. Is the yolk really that color?
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12/14/2004 06:50:56 AM
why is the yolk red? is it intentional?
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12/14/2004 06:14:52 AM
Heheh, cruel but funny
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12/14/2004 04:37:56 AM
Composition: 7, Technical: 4, Appeal: 4, Challenge: 5, Overall Score: 4 (weighted)
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12/13/2004 11:48:48 PM
Funny idea... hard to actually see the pan though.
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12/13/2004 12:18:31 PM
Aww he's crying! Great idea.
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12/13/2004 11:56:54 AM
Funny, to me it looks like this egg is vomiting. I wish the egg color was more realistic (on the yellow side)
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12/13/2004 04:46:27 AM
Poor fellow, but funny. good work
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