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Challenge: Secondary Colors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: The|Worx
Date: May 13, 2003
Aperture: f11
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/5s
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2003

Used yellow, blue and green translucent beakers, lit from behind, to provide the coloured strips on a sheet of silver card. An orange warming filter on the camera turned the yellow to orange, and some cordial in the blue beaker helped with the purple.
A couple of glass chess pieces finish the shot off.

Heavily influenced by the work of Scab-Lab.

Place: 5 out of 225
Avg (all users): 6.8848
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 6.5321
Avg (non-participants): 7.3537
Views since voting: 2053
Votes: 191
Comments: 31
Favorites: 7 (view)

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05/26/2003 11:36:45 PM
*Critique Club*
I find it very difficult to make "helpful" comments on such great shots. Especially ones where I can find nothing wrong.
If I HAD to find something 'wrong'I would say that I wish this had been on a smoothe surface, with no scratches, and I would say that I think that the pawn is tilted a little to the left.
Simple 'solutions' would be to use a poster board or something for the background, and to straighten up the pawn.
There. Now that I feel 'helpful', I'll get on to the praise this deserves. *wink*
Simply beautiful. I really love the colors, and the USE of colors mostly. The color is definately the main subject here. You can actually almost overlook the fact that those are chess pieces and be so engrossed in the fact that the color is going through them, that they are actually a rather unimportant part of the shot. AND with the purpose of this challenge, I think that is what makes this photo so great.
Focus and clarity are also really great. I have tried to photograph these same chess pieces, and had a heck of a time doing it. I congratulate you.
The angle and framing/cropping is great in my opinion. I HIGHLY disagree with cropping out the side colors. I think that due to the nature of this challenge, they are very important. They are suposed to be 'distracting' because they are suposed to be the main subject. So, by that comment made, that proves that you did a wonderful job in making the color the most important element in the shot. :)
A wonderful work that I could see hanging somewhere. Congrats!
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05/21/2003 09:11:42 AM
Awesome shot, great colors and mucho thanks for the mention, thought for sure it was going to get a ribbon also :)
05/21/2003 08:51:42 AM
Scab is a great influence... I love his work as well... I had hoped to see a ribbon on this shot... great work... +fav
05/21/2003 08:29:45 AM
Good to see you giving scab-lab some props. I knew there was a strong resemblence. Great pic.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2003 09:06:47 PM
Top 3 - and my fave of the week. Excellent shot - I love the refraction and the fact that you got it WITHOUT a wine glass. Hazarding a guess - bod? 10 either way.
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05/20/2003 05:30:39 PM
good work with the lighting effect
05/20/2003 03:18:59 PM
Great colors and composition - I would have liked a little less cropping on top
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05/20/2003 02:21:40 PM
nice job i really like the colors
05/20/2003 02:31:50 AM
Yeah...it's a WOW shot! Great concept and execution...~Renee
05/19/2003 11:47:17 PM
very very nice image..one of the best..hope this one is the winner! 10
05/19/2003 07:52:20 PM
I love this photo! Are those just orange, purple and green lights shone on there or is it something else? I love how the green, purple, and orange show up through the chess pieces. Clear and intriguing photo.
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05/19/2003 10:24:55 AM
very nice work i think this one is one of my favorites, the colour is very bright, good job
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05/18/2003 03:09:32 PM
Lovely colours (how did you generate them?) and the refraction in the pieces is very effective. Good one.
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05/18/2003 12:33:16 AM
Looks a little grainy.... "neat image" could have helped this shot heaps..... great idea and lighting........ 7
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05/17/2003 10:38:03 PM
Wow! Nice colors. Wish the chess pieces weren't so centered. Great job. 7 =-)
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05/17/2003 07:05:20 PM
I love the darkness in this shot - somewhat sinisiter. The colours and the way they are refracted by the glass is wonderful - would have been good in that challenge to. I would like a touch more space above and maybe a little below the pieces, not a huge amount though. Very nice.
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05/17/2003 06:38:31 PM
Perfect realisation! I wish I had make it! Congratulation.
05/16/2003 09:23:34 PM
05/16/2003 01:46:58 PM
this is a really interesting image, how did you achieve this effect?
05/16/2003 12:16:23 AM
Compelling composition. The colors are handled very well.
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05/15/2003 11:15:54 PM
WOW! So clear, sharp, and colorful. Great composition. Super job!
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05/15/2003 10:58:43 PM
Like the vibrancy achieved here. Nice intense colors, greatly helped by the presence of the black. 8
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05/15/2003 10:29:52 PM
I love the colour and the effect in the glass. For more impact I would have cropped tightly to the edge of the chess pieces. The orange and the green on the edges is distracting.
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05/15/2003 10:02:20 PM
Beautiful. A perfect 10. Love the colored lighting and how it reflects on the surface and in the glass pieces. The tiniest nit pick I have is that I would like to see this on a perfectly smooth surface. Nice work.
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05/15/2003 02:53:44 PM
off duty are such pieces allowed to co-mingle!! ;-)

very cool the prism effect and lighting, and nice detail/focus.
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05/15/2003 11:01:17 AM
Great.... absolutely great. I love the colours and the composition, I think it´s one of the best photograph of this week. Congrats...
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05/15/2003 09:31:14 AM
Nicely done.
05/15/2003 03:52:11 AM
The color mix is so amazing. Perfect lighting, congratulations on a wonderful photo - 10.
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05/14/2003 01:55:26 PM
05/14/2003 11:04:00 AM
I loke this pic. well done. how did you do the background? I like the blured lines between the three colours of the background?
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05/14/2003 01:03:39 AM
Those colors are stunning! Great photo. I can't see a single thing wrong with it. :)
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