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mcmurma


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Challenge: Color (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: Den
Date: Apr 6, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 0.3
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2003

I know, I've used this glass before to win a members challenge... But this is an open challenge. If I win I promise never to use it here again :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 295
Avg (all users): 7.2261
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.2432
Avg (non-participants): 7.1951
Views since voting: 5950
Votes: 230
Comments: 66
Favorites: 31 (view)


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11/20/2005 03:41:35 PM
stunning colours and such a great image

Message edited by author 2005-11-20 15:44:35.
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04/12/2004 02:14:30 AM
Hi there, im new on this site and just wanted to say that i love this picture, very creative and great use of the colors, great use of the challenge theme, regards Arnoldo
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06/20/2003 11:31:58 AM
Nice contrasting colors!
Great creative work. Make your brains work!
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04/19/2003 05:55:51 PM
I knew something was strange when this shot popped up while voting. It was like deva ju all over again. You're the first one to use the same specific subject to bring in 2 ribbons! Congratulations and thank you so much for all of your comments on my shots! We should start a "little camera that could" club for the S30!
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04/14/2003 11:36:17 PM
Originally posted by briphoto:

Cool! My choice to win the challenge! You owe if I'm right!
Hey mc, you owe me now! I was right on with this one!
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04/14/2003 10:39:01 PM
Ha ha! Good comment on your picture mcmurra! This glass is certainly good to you and your inspiration! Never break it! Congrats on your ribbon!!! Nice job, again!!!
Nathalie
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04/14/2003 08:30:21 PM
Wow! Thanks for all the great comments everyone! Now, for those of you that wanted to know about the cheap tricks I used to create this shot, here goes.

This is the original image that I almost submitted //www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=18316.

I decided not to enter it because I felt it was far too abstract to be accepted as viable entry. It's an extreme macro created by mounting a reversed 50mm lens in front of my regular lens, then reflecting light off of a CD and onto a vase that had some nice texture. Viola! Instant homemade aurora.

So what to do? There were about 2 hours left til the deadline, so I wracked my brain for an idea. At some point I looked at my printer and thought, hey... I can print that shot out, then put something in front of it and just use it as a background...

I tried a couple of other glasses, but eventually wandered back to my Son's room to get his graduation martini glass. It's filled with some sort of candle goo and has his graduation info on it, so I used it in pretty much the same upside-down orientation I used for "Spiraling." I really don't have any other options with that glass.

I set the shot up and snapped a series of pics, trying to avoid as many of the nasty reflections as I could. The result was a lot like my previous pic, but I liked it. Besides, I was out of time to try and work up anything else, so I submitted it.

I couldn't be more pleased with the result.

Message edited by author 2003-04-19 01:59:59.
04/14/2003 07:33:42 PM
you're really kicking butt on this site. congrats!
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04/14/2003 01:09:34 PM
well done. congratulations.....
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04/14/2003 06:51:37 AM
Congrats! I want a glass like that too!! :-)
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04/14/2003 05:24:58 AM
Good job kiwi! congrats!
Er...oops, Michael I mean...

Message edited by author 2003-04-14 16:40:05.
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04/14/2003 04:28:26 AM
mcm-- (/me shakes head)-- you are killing me! my top pick for the challenge! :)
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04/14/2003 04:10:06 AM
Congratulations. This was one of my top 3 this challenge - a well-deserved win. What did you use for a background?

Message edited by author 2003-04-14 04:10:28.
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04/14/2003 03:28:24 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, I knew I recognised the glass!
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04/14/2003 12:43:12 AM
It's okay. go ahead and use this glass again! I love it! Bravo and Congrats!
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04/14/2003 12:20:09 AM
Please send me this glass so I can win one. :) Great job, and well deserved win!
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04/14/2003 12:16:38 AM
congratulations Mc!!! gorgeous photo...well deserved 1st place!
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04/14/2003 12:14:04 AM
Oh do tell what you used for the background to get such vivid colours!
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04/14/2003 12:06:40 AM
Congrats Mc! Well deserved win!
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04/14/2003 12:02:08 AM
Congratulations McMurma!

Fantastic result! Deserved the win :-)
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04/14/2003 12:01:44 AM
Congrats! Now i know what subject to use to win;)

Message edited by author 2003-04-14 00:02:14.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2003 11:19:58 PM
Great background, and I love the way the glass looks, and ow it picks up the bg colors. Is that a glass or a vase, its cool I want one? lol
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04/13/2003 10:45:56 PM
Wow! Seen this glass (whatever it is) before. Amazing colours and really well composed. Keep up the great work :-)
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04/13/2003 08:00:06 PM
Same as yellow challenge ,9 here!
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04/13/2003 04:01:57 PM
Cool pic, nice refections.... Is it a sun-rise in the background? (aurora)
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04/13/2003 12:36:44 AM
groovy colors
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04/12/2003 09:57:15 PM
Wow, Now that's color! Nice.
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04/12/2003 12:51:42 PM
I have no idea what this is or how you did it but it's incredible! I'll be anxious to read the details. 10
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04/12/2003 11:46:54 AM
The colors in this photo are just amazing. I love this glass, but why cut off the top of it in the crop?
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04/12/2003 11:35:48 AM
Not sure what I'm looking at, but the effect is very cool.
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04/11/2003 01:13:07 PM
One of my favourites this week. Great colours, focus and cropping. I like the composition too. Very well done. Good luck!
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04/11/2003 12:06:38 PM
This is entirely COOL. Well done. I love the colors. Well focused and vivid. Most excellent colorful abstract photo. I hope you win or at least in the top three.
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04/11/2003 08:43:56 AM
Very cool. What is it? Excellent lighting and colour. And the bowl/vase/glass thing adds the right amount of interest.
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04/11/2003 01:24:50 AM
nice touch.
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04/10/2003 11:03:07 PM
Great idea, Great colours.
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04/10/2003 08:14:00 PM
Great work. I'm sure this will be in the high place. Blue ribbon is not too much.
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04/10/2003 04:29:41 PM
Nice colora and abstract look.
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04/10/2003 04:06:18 PM
Hey, this looks familiar. Love the colors, clarity and composition.
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04/10/2003 09:14:31 AM
sexy
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04/10/2003 01:38:27 AM
I love the lines in this picture, along with the color, it is very interesting to look at.
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04/09/2003 10:51:39 PM
Wow. Best so far, by far. Great composition; technically excellent. I can't wait to see how you did this. A 10 - frame it & hang it.
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04/09/2003 10:28:57 PM
I have a feeling I've seen this before, maybe in the "yellow" challenge. Its that or a cheap rip off. Even if it isn't, it doesn't have the visual impact that the yellow pic did. But overall a pretty good pic.
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04/09/2003 05:04:53 PM
Spot On focus! Good colors.
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04/09/2003 12:43:37 PM
I think I've seem something like this... Well-done, though
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04/09/2003 11:45:10 AM
Perfect
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04/09/2003 01:36:18 AM
Cool! My choice to win the challenge! You owe if I'm right!
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04/08/2003 11:25:19 PM
Not sure what I'm looking at here, but the abstractness doesn't take away from the shot. Color is fantastic!
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04/08/2003 08:36:25 PM
I want to know how you got the colors in the background. Very nice work. I really like the white light going up the stem. Althoug the white light at the top left is moving against the flow if you will.
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04/08/2003 03:28:26 PM
I think i have seen this here before. beatuful color's. It surely mett the challenge 8
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04/08/2003 03:01:48 PM
Your color scheam is marvolous, even pretty but the object is missing form. All in all it is a very colorful shot. I think you need just a little more form exposed and you'll have it caught.
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04/08/2003 09:51:15 AM
Wonderful colors and great shot!
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04/08/2003 09:05:17 AM
mcmurma? Is that you again? :) I love this subject and this photo is quite appealing... the color aspect and the abstract nature of it is beautiful... = 10 - setzler
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04/08/2003 06:48:54 AM
Absolutely stunning colours. I've seen this glass before. It makes a wonderful subject.
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04/08/2003 05:56:36 AM
Nice easy transition from one color to the next, there are no harsh breaks anywhere to upset the eye. I especially like the way the colors melt into darkness on the right and bottom left hand corner - 9. Haven't I seen this glass before?
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04/08/2003 02:21:17 AM
Wow. What an amazing display of color. How did you do that? Great focus. Have I seen this glass before?
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04/08/2003 12:46:49 AM
This meets the challenge for "color" as well or better than any other image. Technically well put together. You have an eye for beauty.
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04/07/2003 07:54:33 PM
Best Ive seen so far in my voting.. :)
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04/07/2003 07:42:00 PM
OK, you need to do a tutorial on how this is done. :) Great shot, I really like the colors mixed together like that!
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04/07/2003 04:38:38 PM
Have wee seen this prop before? Seems familiar... The colors are great! 7
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04/07/2003 03:03:07 PM
brilliant swirl of colour! I like the way this is lit.
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04/07/2003 12:48:14 PM
Awesome... love the colors intertwined
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04/07/2003 11:43:51 AM
All I can say is...."Very, very cool"!! Origional and vivid
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04/07/2003 10:52:24 AM
Beautiful colors, great composition. A very nice abstract.
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04/07/2003 09:57:07 AM
love this..
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04/07/2003 03:56:24 AM
that glass looks fimiliar
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04/07/2003 12:24:32 AM
Movement and color..wonderfu.
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