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The Design of an Egg
The Design of an Egg
Keith Maniac


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: In the Beginning... (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-8080
Location: By the Window
Date: Mar 26, 2005
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 26, 2005

This was inspired by a photo by photographer David Nitsche. Here is the link to his photo...

Link

I saw it on www.photo.net a while back and I loved it. I've been waiting for a challenge to use this idea.

This photo was lit by window light from the left. I held a large piece of white foamcore board to the right, in order to bounce some light onto the right side of the egg.

Post Processing: crop, levels, brightness, contrast, selective color to darken the blacks, resize, unsharp mask, save for web


Statistics
Place: 4 out of 300
Avg (all users): 6.4567
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.3860
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 3397
Views during voting: 472
Votes: 300
Comments: 34
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/17/2005 09:42:25 PM
Your egg is nicer than his
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07/02/2005 06:58:02 PM
Super interesting take! I love the simplicity of the egg amidst the more technical aspect of the metal vice (?). The lighting is very effective as well.
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07/02/2005 06:24:20 PM
Dave's work is stunning, and you're well on your way to having a similar reputation. Well done! :o)
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04/07/2005 12:48:54 AM
Wow! Be proud. This is an outstanding photo. The lighting is extraordinary and the concept fits the challenge.
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04/06/2005 11:36:00 AM
Thanks everybody for the votes/comments!
04/06/2005 10:23:30 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved 4th! I think your shot is better that Nitsches!!

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04/06/2005 12:22:58 AM
well executed and congrats on the 4th - looks much better than the original imho.

Message edited by author 2005-04-06 00:23:34.
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04/06/2005 12:06:14 AM
An outstanding image expertly executed. Congratulations on your 4th placing. We need another ribbon for this image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2005 07:11:35 PM
Like the simplicity of this photo. Love how you cropped it...nice compact composition. Like the soft lighting on the egg, and the glassy reflection.
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04/04/2005 11:36:16 AM
technically eggsellent! Great set up, even if it is another egg shot! Cannot comment further!
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04/04/2005 02:41:44 AM
good
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04/03/2005 03:49:10 AM
Very nice photo. The DOF here is amazing. I like your take on the chicken/egg debate good job!
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04/02/2005 08:55:34 AM
great job , lighting is perfect 7
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04/01/2005 11:55:34 PM
Neat! nice lighting, balance, and great use of reflection.The shadowing on the base of the egg helps to keep the focus right there! The use of shadows on the "works" keeps it from detracting form the focal point. Nice.
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04/01/2005 09:16:33 PM
another egg!!!! think of something else besides eggs. They should make a challenge about eggs. only eggs. Pretty picture.
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04/01/2005 08:16:22 PM
Superbly photographed.
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04/01/2005 10:42:24 AM
Very well done shot. The reflection adds a nice touch to the image and completes it.
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04/01/2005 03:30:53 AM
great photo, i love the reflection. that a BMI measuring tool?
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03/31/2005 08:57:56 PM
I really like this shot, lighting, reflection, sharpness of focus, meeting the theme of the challenge, you nailed it. Ribbon material no question.
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03/31/2005 04:43:25 PM
Great picture.
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03/31/2005 12:11:27 PM
I like this! Very well executed shot.
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03/31/2005 11:11:57 AM
who designs eggs? i thought they were hatched
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03/31/2005 09:00:23 AM
Nice lighting
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03/30/2005 09:42:15 PM
I know ts a egg, what everyone expected, but i think you've taken your photo to the next level.
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03/30/2005 09:39:00 PM
Definitely the best of the egg shots!
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03/30/2005 09:17:57 PM
Excellent spin on the tired egg theme. The use of the caliper (?) makes this image come alive. That and the wonderful composition, crop, clarity, and lighting. Well done!
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03/30/2005 08:52:31 PM
Great lighting. Interesting.
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03/30/2005 08:16:59 PM
Excellent. Sharp and well lit. The reflection really does it for me. I'm sure you will place very high. The only thing I see is 2 light areas going the length of both sides. Superb.
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03/30/2005 03:05:16 PM
Brilliant use of reflection on the floor.
As a poultry smallholder thats a very nice egg!
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03/30/2005 12:44:01 PM
Wow, I love this photo! [10]
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03/30/2005 11:23:07 AM
I know a lot of folks are sick of egg shots, but this is beautiful! The tonal changes on the egg are increadible. Good choice using a brown egg. Very interesting picture. Fits the challenge well (also could fit the stock quite well as well). Good job
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03/30/2005 11:16:02 AM
The so much hated egg makes it's appearance, but in a very lovely way.
I really liked that you didn't use a white one! GJ
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03/30/2005 01:34:52 AM
No sure how well this fits in the theme, but technically excellent - 8
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03/30/2005 12:59:52 AM
graphic? 10
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