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Celebrating the Creator
Celebrating the Creator
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rock, Paper, Scissors (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon Digital IXUS 400
Location: G-D of Luxembourg, Bascharage, my bedroom
Date: Apr 19, 2005
Aperture: F/1,6
ISO: 1/40 sec.
Shutter: 50
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2005

Idea:
I started with the idea of a paper man pulling the scissors out of the stone excalibur-like, but while I set the shot up I grew fond of this idea.

Setup:
I took some of my mother's rainbow coloured paper and cut out these little men. I placed them around a mountain chrystal with the scissors. There are two light sources, a halogen tube from the left and my desk lamp from the front, which points upwards. The desk lamp light is reflected by white paper, the halogen tube light is reflected by aluminium paper on the right.

Post Processing (in PSP9):
Levels (0/0,73/223;0/255)
HSL (Saturation +22)
Brightness/Contrast (-3/5)
Colour Balance (-20/0/0 on midtones)
Crop
Resize
USM (0,50/80/0)
Saved at 6% compression

Comments:
There is noise in the gradient on the paper! It is visible on the gradient between red and blue, right in the middle. Now it looks as if there was noise in the photograph...
Thanks to Yorick for discussing the idea for the challenge with me.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 250
Avg (all users): 6.3655
Avg (commenters): 7.1538
Avg (participants): 6.1545
Avg (non-participants): 6.5324
Views since voting: 2006
Views during voting: 434
Votes: 249
Comments: 35
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/24/2005 02:06:59 PM
I just ran across this. What a great take on the challenge (I wasn't a member then). This is really fun and interesting. I like your eye for detail. Good one.
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04/27/2005 12:17:41 PM
Congrats on your top 10 finish.
04/27/2005 04:50:36 AM
This one put a smile on my face when I saw it.
Congrats on a creative and unique top ten finish Gilles.
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04/27/2005 03:58:39 AM
Hehehehe... what a title!! Fantastic Idea. Probably the most creative shot here.
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04/27/2005 12:11:37 AM
Congratulations on your 8th place with this ideal cutout.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/26/2005 07:07:26 PM
Guess what? I too was going for the paper doll cutout and changed my mind at last moment. Nice colors but stone should have been favored in exposure as there is enough color to handle the extra saturation. Nice effect.
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04/26/2005 06:51:24 PM
This is quite amusing. It's a pity there's so much of it feeling blown out. Good work!
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04/26/2005 06:19:06 PM
Very original! Best novelty entry.
04/26/2005 04:25:47 PM
Well set up the extra effort shows here.
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04/26/2005 02:09:27 PM
Don't have time to vote in this challenge but I wanted to take the time to commend you on your clever idea.
04/26/2005 01:20:05 PM
The White is too bright
need to fix this
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04/26/2005 12:57:27 PM
I really like how the color gradually shifts around the circle. That's effective. I think I would have liked the composition even better without the rocks, but even with them, it is fun. Creative.
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04/26/2005 08:32:56 AM
great colours really make this stand out. Very creative.
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04/26/2005 08:25:13 AM
Good Color Wheel balance. The rock (crystals) in the center seems to reflect the blues and reds nicely, but is not sharp enough to make an impact. 7
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04/24/2005 11:42:50 PM
The cut-out people are terrific. You should have used a darker "rock" so it would appear as washed-out.
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04/24/2005 10:01:29 PM
I love the colorful composition here. The figures dancing around the crystal is a fun visual. While the addition of the scissors seems like an afterthought to me, this is still one of my 3 favorites in this challenge.
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04/24/2005 07:48:31 PM
hahaha love this one. the colors are great
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04/24/2005 12:10:29 PM
ingenious...taking a great shot is one thing but being this creative is wonderful
you were my top pic
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04/24/2005 09:45:09 AM
well done ..great shot.
04/24/2005 08:53:31 AM
Very creative. Good photo.
04/24/2005 06:14:36 AM
nice one love the idea and the colours 8
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04/24/2005 02:40:09 AM
great concept and use of color as well as silver of scissors
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04/22/2005 02:26:50 PM
This would be awsome if I could see the beautiful crystal. Perhaps a dark back-drop? and cropped tighter? Great idea!
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04/22/2005 10:15:19 AM
NICE AND COLORFUL
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04/22/2005 10:11:25 AM
good creative photo, i like how this image is setup, very nice
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04/21/2005 11:18:26 AM
Very creative. Beautiful colors - I like the color reflection in the crystal. Good composition, good clarity.
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04/21/2005 11:00:39 AM
Very creative.......9
04/20/2005 06:24:40 PM
great, great idea and comp. very original
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04/20/2005 03:44:17 PM
Creative (or is it Creator?)
04/20/2005 03:35:06 PM
Ha! Great job and originality. A better looking pair of scissors would have been better i think. 8
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04/20/2005 11:00:04 AM
Very humouristic approach of the challenge, and very well executed too. You've managed to include all three items, without making the picture boring and in a very original way. Congratulations. 9
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04/20/2005 08:37:54 AM
Neat idea. They are of all colours, the same and the scissors are thier creator? Or am I reading to much into this? I like it.
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04/20/2005 08:37:46 AM
very very creative
04/20/2005 01:04:51 AM
Well, this certainly is unique and I rather like it. Great saturation on the colors.
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04/20/2005 12:45:36 AM
LOVE the title and creativity. Also goes with some of the recent forum topics. :)
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