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A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
cheekymunky


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Challenge: Movie Titles (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: inside
Date: Jan 9, 2005
Aperture: F2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Macro, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2005

This took shot took ages. Mostly planning: went too about 15 charity shops till i found a mickey mouse alarmclock to dismantle... then got lots of funny looks in the market looking for the perfect orange (ended up buying 6 as i couldnt decide). Then got a satsuma, as they had leaves and after hollowing out the orange superglued it to the top, i thought the extra colour livened it up a bit. Got orange card round the back of the orange so you cant see the background through the hole.

Background was white statin-like cloth and used two lamps for lighting. Used a Cir-polarising filter to reduce glare and also a blue (cooling) filter to enhance the colours of the orange against the background.

Took about 50 shots with every possible combination of lights, filters etc... it was a nightmare to pick the best and even now i'm not entirely happy. Think I'll get picked up on the leaf being slightly out of focus, the slight crease in my backdrop (RHS), and possibly the highlights on the orange. But its only my fifth challenge!

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 328
Avg (all users): 6.5087
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 6.2270
Avg (non-participants): 6.7044
Views since voting: 3128
Views during voting: 641
Votes: 344
Comments: 34
Favorites: 11 (view)


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07/14/2006 05:39:38 PM
Excellent Idea.
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08/02/2005 12:15:11 AM
GREAT IDEA!
Very well thought out and achieved,
Congrats!
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03/31/2005 03:29:17 PM
This is very nicely done, and it sounds like alot of work, looks like it paid off with an incredible image...going into my favorites!
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01/19/2005 07:21:08 PM
WOW!
Thanks for the reaction! I am well happy with 12th, but i am most chuffed with is 641 views during voting! (more than anyone else i think!) and all your kind words, its nice to know all my effort paid off!

Well done to all my DPC brothers that had the same idea!

Great minds think alike.
01/19/2005 07:04:47 PM
GREAT FOTO!! I am very new, not even having entered any challenges yet. This was the movie that I would have chosen. It is one of my favorites. I love the way you executed this pic. Great idea using the orange paper backing, so you can make the ornage look complete in back. I love the gears and springs, you did an excellent job. It should have been first IMO.
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01/19/2005 02:14:52 AM
Congratulation for your 12th place. You beat me :)
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01/19/2005 12:20:58 AM
Congratulations on your 12th placing. Razor sharp image with killer color.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2005 11:22:26 PM
Great job on the setup. Very nice focus, color and dof. The leaf is what makes the shot and at the same time, part of an eye distraction. I gave you a 9
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01/18/2005 09:52:26 PM
One of my 2 favorite "clockwork" images. Only thing I would change is maybe the background color, I'd like to see a stark white or maybe black
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01/18/2005 05:52:56 PM
Another great ORANGE!! These are terrific.
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01/18/2005 03:52:27 PM
very neat! And the fact that there are a lot of these doesn't detract from the fact that this is beautifully rendered. 9
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01/18/2005 12:18:35 PM
Welcome to the CWO club :) Good execution. Sharp, nice textures, good use of colours. The line on the right side is slightly distracting. The idea tohave the mechanics inside is great. 10.
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01/18/2005 08:15:37 AM
best of the Clockwork ones (IMHO) and one of my favorites this challenge
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01/18/2005 05:24:33 AM
Pretty slick...
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01/17/2005 03:29:45 PM
AMAZING ! The best Clockwork Orange of the challenge.I'm just wondering how did you do that .....Great picture
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01/17/2005 02:58:57 PM
Absolutely fantastic! Love it! Great job
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01/17/2005 12:23:03 AM
Absolutely great... although I think in this case I'm joining with the anti-border group. No matter: 10
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01/15/2005 11:10:58 PM
This orange can eat you, grind you and spew you out like cream. Good take with clear cut presentation.
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01/15/2005 10:12:08 PM
Very creative.
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01/15/2005 04:31:30 PM
A lot of people are doing a Clockwork Orange, eh? I like yours a lot.
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01/15/2005 01:07:36 AM
Oh yes, a clever one, obviously one of the best dpc'rs at work
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01/14/2005 08:08:14 PM
Very cool picture. I bet getting the parts in the orange was tuff. Good job.
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01/14/2005 10:58:48 AM
nice try
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01/13/2005 06:15:07 PM
Nice. I don't know how you could light the outside and the inside so well.
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01/13/2005 01:03:24 PM
Just a little too much glare on the peel stops me given you a Bo Derek. So I have settled for 1 less.
You have a good ideas, which whilst not totally unique, is certainly brilliantly executed.
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01/13/2005 11:34:40 AM
I had basically the same idea, but yours looks better than mind. Good Work.
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01/13/2005 11:01:05 AM
Great!
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01/13/2005 04:56:55 AM
beautiful, sharp, bright, nicely executed, good photo!
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01/12/2005 10:39:36 PM
Great lighting. How the heck did you get a clock inside an orange though....
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01/12/2005 06:01:38 PM
Definitely one of the better examples....
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01/12/2005 12:49:43 PM
best of the clockworks
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01/12/2005 12:36:26 PM
I had almost the same idea, but did not shoot it. A 7
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01/12/2005 10:08:30 AM
I really love this idea...there are a few clockworks out there, but this is my fave. Well done! 10
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01/12/2005 07:11:29 AM
Nice. Many clockwork orange entries, but this is one of the better ones.
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