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Silver and Gold
Silver and Gold
mexico


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Challenge: Granular (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
Location: Dining room
Date: May 23, 2005
Aperture: f8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/15th sec
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2005

Wow, my first 6! This idea had many glitches along the way, DOF being the biggest problem. This was actually taken on a 9" side plate with some sand that had been coloured, the sort you use for flower arrangements, etc. The patterns were made with a fork and the shell was less than an inch long. This meant macro which in turn meant shallow DOF although I do like the out of focus background, not so sure about the foreground.

I used a halogen desklight on the left and a small LCD torch from the right to create the silvery light from that side. Ultimately I was quite pleasantly surprised as I normally take pictures of what is there, not what I've created, but that's the fun of DPC!

Statistics
Place: 31 out of 327
Avg (all users): 6.0237
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 5.9173
Avg (non-participants): 6.1111
Views since voting: 1081
Views during voting: 426
Votes: 295
Comments: 16
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06/01/2005 04:26:02 AM
Thanks for the comments, I really appreciate them.

Wow, my first 6! This idea had many glitches along the way, DOF being the biggest problem. This was actually taken on a 9" side plate with some sand that had been coloured, the sort you use for flower arrangements, etc. The patterns were made with a fork and the shell was less than an inch long. This meant macro which in turn meant shallow DOF although I do like the out of focus background, not so sure about the foreground.

I used a halogen desklight on the left and a small LCD torch from the right to create the silvery light from that side. Ultimately I was quite pleasantly surprised as I normally take pictures of what is there, not what I've created, but that's the fun of DPC!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/31/2005 04:17:47 PM
Looks more like bronze or copper to me, but I like the composition regardless.
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05/30/2005 01:24:00 AM
One of this photo's best features is the lighting and the way it contributes relief to the shadows. Nicely focused on the shell. Among my top picks for a ribbon.
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05/28/2005 09:57:34 PM
good shot...
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05/28/2005 04:05:58 PM
Fabulous lighting. Is this taken on a beach or in a studio? I can't tell, but this image really stands out in the challenge as one of the best.
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05/27/2005 11:04:18 AM
this is very very nice ..i would have like to see the forground a bit more focused but overall very nice
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05/27/2005 10:06:20 AM
I think that the shell spoils this picture.
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05/26/2005 04:32:10 PM
Lovely lighting but would have preferred the shell not to have been there.
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05/26/2005 03:25:39 PM
I like the colors and the idea.
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05/25/2005 08:36:55 PM
Great photo!
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05/25/2005 05:35:03 PM
Excellent. The iridiscent granules are beautiful and the lines are very graphical.
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05/25/2005 05:22:02 PM
Wonderful color and composition! 10
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05/25/2005 02:02:32 PM
I like this image a lot, looks like you've put some effort into your compostition and I do appreciate that...
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05/25/2005 10:57:26 AM
Nice shot. I espectially liked the detail of the shell, and the way it mimicked the shape of the lines in the grains(was it glitter?)
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05/25/2005 01:25:39 AM
Nice tones and lines
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05/25/2005 01:05:35 AM
A llittle silver dust would both color your pciture nicely and diversify your solid assets.
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