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Challenge: Breaking New Ground (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Abstract
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro
Location: Studio
Date: Jan 12, 2005
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2005

My "New Ground" is:
Photographing liquid from underneath on a diagonal focal plane with nothing in focus.

This is actually ice floating in water and shot at an angle so the DoF fades them out. Sitting in the water created a dip which creates a nice play of light, which is then exaggurated when out of focus. White balance set incorrectly to give the blue colour. Levels adjusted slightly, and a crop, but other than that, no editing.

Place: 119 out of 191
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Avg (commenters): 8.0000
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Views since voting: 1894
Views during voting: 461
Votes: 346
Comments: 7
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11/09/2005 09:52:54 AM
This is an interesting approach, but I think it would be a bit more interesting if one of the ice blocks on the right or left was in tack-sharp focus and the rest were as they are now. But that wouldn't really be breaking new ground, so this is a nice approach for the challenge. Awesome shot, I love the gradations of the blue-to-black.
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01/26/2005 10:46:04 PM
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2005 07:04:20 AM
This is pretty cool, a little blurred rather than super smooth but as I don't know your subject i don't know how hard that would be... 8
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01/22/2005 04:39:00 AM
Very interesting abstract feel, and lovely shades of blue to black. I would also be interested in seeing this same image in razor sharp focus. GJ :)
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01/19/2005 07:59:24 PM
cool intrigue!
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01/19/2005 03:45:59 AM
Awsome shot! I would like to know what this is (looks like out of focus bubbles in a deep sea). I like how you've used the number 3 for the three major bubbles. I like the blue tones, did you try other colors as well? Excellent job!
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01/19/2005 12:06:37 AM
I dont know what it is, but I like it.
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