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Keith Maniac


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Challenge: Metal (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Kitchen
Date: Jun 19, 2005
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Black and White, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2005

If you're interested, my setup for this shot is here.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 508
Avg (all users): 6.8961
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.7310
Avg (non-participants): 7.1574
Views since voting: 10167
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 279
Comments: 64
Favorites: 48 (view)


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12/04/2005 10:34:05 PM
really great image of something so simple. nicely done.
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11/30/2005 03:12:48 AM
exelente manejo de la luz
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10/08/2005 01:16:26 PM
Nicely done! You've taken a difficult subject & done it very slick.
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09/29/2005 09:54:04 PM
Great photo! thanks mucho for the information!!
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07/04/2005 12:05:29 AM
It is not the spoon that bends... Very nice!
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07/02/2005 06:20:11 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! Great shot! :o)
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06/29/2005 10:26:00 PM
Loved this shot. Seen the details too. What is a Vellum sheet? Is it same as tracing paper?
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06/29/2005 08:35:38 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon!
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06/29/2005 04:20:43 PM
A wonderful image of the ordinary spoon
Well done on your Ribbon
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06/29/2005 02:19:14 PM
I was spooned out of third!!!!;) Great clean photo! Congrats
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06/29/2005 11:12:47 AM
As they say in the stuffy, sophisticated, upper-crust of the art circles... WOOT!!

Congrats Keith!
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06/29/2005 11:11:16 AM
Really, really sweet and pure. Congrats
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06/29/2005 10:57:28 AM
Wonderful picture, who knew something as simple as a spoon could look so rich and complex. Congrats on your ribbon.
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06/29/2005 10:54:22 AM
Finally, up in the winner's circle. Congratulations! I'm sure more will come.
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06/29/2005 10:38:13 AM
It feels good to have won a ribbon! Thanks everybody for your votes and comments! I will have to post a pic of the setup that I used for this shot. Probably later tonight.
06/29/2005 10:29:24 AM
The simplicity, the tonal richness, and texture achieved are superb. I'd love to see the setup and lighting you used for this shot.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
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06/29/2005 10:07:47 AM
Congratulations on your YELLOW with this outstanding simple image that has enough beauty to captivate the senses.
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06/29/2005 09:11:51 AM
Didn't you know... There is no spoon. :) Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/29/2005 09:01:55 AM
i love it
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06/29/2005 08:43:44 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! And it's a beautiful shot too. Such lovely tones. It's also a milestone to win this without the additional sharpening! I think too many photos here are "oversharpened"; there's a beauty in a subtle softness too--and I think it works well here with the hardness of the metal. Good luck for many future ribbons.
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06/29/2005 08:43:10 AM
Congratulations on 3rd. And to think..... it's just a spoon.

Great job.
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06/29/2005 08:10:40 AM
Beautiful work. Congrats on your 1st ribbon.
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06/29/2005 07:58:23 AM
Congratulations, Chris. Didn't vote (couldn't face 501 entries, I'm afraid). However, this ribbon is about as overdue as it's possible to be. Your stuff is consistently some of the best and most thoughtful on the DPC site. In particular, your compositional skills are exemplary. I encourage everyone who looks at this ribbon winner to also check out the rest of your work on your profile page.
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06/29/2005 06:56:51 AM
So simple, so striking, so deserving of a ribbon ! Congratulations !
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06/29/2005 06:49:27 AM
A very striking yet simple and extremely effective image, Keith! Great work. Many congrats on your first ribbon! Hurray!
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06/29/2005 06:48:27 AM
Congrats Christopher on a well deserved ribbon.

Your strong sense of form and composition really shows of in this photograph.
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06/29/2005 06:47:47 AM
Love the simplicity. Lovely sheen in the bowl of the spoon, very fluid, the metal looks almost molten.
Congrats on the yellow!
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06/29/2005 06:46:25 AM
Whoo Hoo!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2005 10:44:32 PM
I like the double image. Nice job.
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06/28/2005 10:43:32 PM
Best comp in the comp!
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06/28/2005 05:42:11 PM
Like the light and reflection. nice job!
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06/28/2005 04:47:29 AM
I love how the background gradient and spoon gradient match each other. Great smooth image, really clean. Fabulous.
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06/27/2005 08:59:18 AM
i've taken pics of spoons before, but not like this one. Very well done. Everytime i take pics like this you see every tiny scratch and defect in the metal. how did you get it so smooth looking?
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06/27/2005 05:35:04 AM
i love the symmetry and the smoothness
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06/26/2005 08:41:46 PM
Nice clean image. Great work. 8
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06/26/2005 06:07:15 PM
great job with the lighting.
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06/26/2005 01:40:34 PM
Very artisitic
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06/26/2005 04:26:37 AM
Simple subject but executed to an excellent standard. The tones, angle and reflection work perfectly.
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06/26/2005 12:20:32 AM
this is gonna place high
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06/25/2005 01:28:03 PM
This is how I wish my shot had turned out.
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06/25/2005 03:30:03 AM
quite an impressive piece of art the metallic refelction although could have been more
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06/24/2005 06:42:34 PM
Nicely done. Perfect for a product catalog picture, but lacks that little extra needed for a top challenge score.
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06/24/2005 04:43:42 PM
Wow... It almost looks raytraced! Awesome. 10
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06/24/2005 12:51:13 PM
Simple but effective. Great composition, well done not getting any hot spots. Interesting lighting & reflection. 8
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06/24/2005 12:22:56 PM
Great comp! 10
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06/24/2005 10:41:10 AM
Very well visualised and captured and the reflection effect is too good..
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06/24/2005 08:55:08 AM
gorgeous! 9 -only because of minor spots which could not be removed during basic challenge otherwise would have been a 10+
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06/24/2005 08:44:43 AM
elegant
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06/23/2005 09:02:21 PM
Simple and beautiful
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06/23/2005 07:27:33 PM
Great mirror image.
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06/23/2005 03:29:12 PM
I never thought that a shot of a spoon would make me say "wow!" But seriously, Wow! This is excellent! The lighting is excellent here, the graduated effect towards the top contrasts nicely with the bright part of the spoon. The focus is razor sharp too. Really nice job!
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06/23/2005 01:29:50 PM
Metal is VERY hard to shoot well in a studio product situation like this. You pulled it off quite well. I'm guessing you used a brand new spoon? The edge lighting around the entire rim is quite well done. the spoon itself shows no visible blemishes (very hard to do with used utensils). Focus is a touch soft near the tip for me, I would have rather seen the handle be OOF more to correct this. The tone is also quite good. You cover a lot of zones in this shot.
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06/23/2005 12:22:56 PM
Very artistic. I love that reflection!
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06/23/2005 09:02:25 AM
a beauty
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06/23/2005 02:04:37 AM
very nice macro. neat idea with a mirror I assume
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06/22/2005 05:40:32 PM
It seems almost drown! Good shot.
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06/22/2005 05:39:03 PM
Very nice. Like the fluid feel to this photo, and the absence of color.
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06/22/2005 04:03:48 PM
Wow, looks like CG almost!
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06/22/2005 01:37:55 PM
About the only 'silverware' shot I like so far. Excellent reflection, very nicely lit. Nice job!
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06/22/2005 10:05:09 AM
beautifully smooth shot The odd wrinkle in the background actually adds interest. I just hope there was no cheating with an airbrush. If not, then you've done a great job with the photo.
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06/22/2005 10:02:49 AM
Lots of spoon pics here but this is the best by far! Simple and elegant! Top 10 for sure!
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06/22/2005 07:03:54 AM
i never knew a spoon could be so beautiful
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06/22/2005 01:42:21 AM
Another great spoon!!! Good contrast.
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06/22/2005 12:30:53 AM
How was this done?
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