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Challenge: Illusions II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Wilton, CA
Date: Aug 6, 2005
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 13 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2005

Corrected perspective, USM and a little gaussian blur for noise.
This is actually a silhouette of a crystal wine glass with a blue LED light shone through it. The glass is very old and has these patterns (not exactly grooves), but more like shapes in it and they gathered the light and reflected it back on a black background in these thin wispy vails. I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw it first

Statistics
Place: 68 out of 127
Avg (all users): 5.3357
Avg (commenters): 5.8421
Avg (participants): 5.0116
Avg (non-participants): 5.4772
Views since voting: 800
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 283
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/25/2005 11:46:20 PM
you know, what I think would really make this shot work is a mask to block out the overflow blue light. if you made a cutout in the shape of the wine glass and stuck it onto the glass, the only thing that would show is the patterning. that, to my eye, would produce a much more interesting display.
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08/15/2005 12:17:13 AM
Thanks all for the comments and the votes. This is actually my second attempt at this shot and I'm far from happy with it. Both times I used black matte paper for the back ground, though I spray painted it this time, but it still comes out as noise in the background. Next time I think I have to use metal of some sort.

Thanks Again,
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/14/2005 09:48:46 PM
It's a little too abstact for my taste, but I would still like to know how it was done!
TC
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08/14/2005 03:01:06 PM
Like this but i am partial to anything that is blue! I keep looking at it to try and discover what is giving the effect! A lovely picture well done
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08/14/2005 12:10:01 PM
Some people love the blue and black tones and this image is certain to entice them. A lovely silhoutte with a cool light effect and appropiate title.
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08/13/2005 08:32:51 PM
Cool!!! Love the vivid blue and the "electric" sense of the energy from the goblet. Great in the imagination department as well.
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08/13/2005 09:02:37 AM
I'm totally baffled by what this is, but it's a cool shot. Almost looks like a gas flame coming out of the chalice. A little bit noisy in the darker sections. Why the vingetting in the upper right corner?
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08/12/2005 05:27:46 AM
Very strange brew, Ilike the way that the illusion has created a nice abstract, well done
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08/10/2005 02:27:24 PM
bizarre yet interesting shot...
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08/10/2005 01:28:59 AM
I like the effect here. Ideally i woul like to have seen more tecture on the challace, but I suspect that would also make the effect difficult to produce
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08/09/2005 01:56:59 PM
fancinating - very cool amnipulation of the light.
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08/09/2005 01:24:27 PM
hmm, wow, thats an illusion, did you break the glass while getting a photo the teh silohet, or somethng, good shto,
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08/09/2005 03:14:16 AM
Very Cool!
The blue light? gets a bit lost on the blue background, and Blue and Red artifact the most on jpeg compression. Try it with the bottom 1/4 cropped off maybe ?
Does it fool me? YES!
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08/09/2005 01:46:25 AM
What's brewing? Cool effects :)
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08/09/2005 12:33:09 AM
Nice abstract picture. I like the lighting effect and the blue background. Seems to contain some distracting artifact that might be cleaned up with some noise reduction.
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08/08/2005 10:33:55 PM
Cool shot and I love the colors. I can't tell what the flaating objects are, so don't completely appreciate the illusion.
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08/08/2005 09:18:10 PM
not sure i understand the shot really.
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08/08/2005 08:36:10 PM
Beautiful color. The lighting effect works well in this image. The goblet outline does seem soft. 5
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08/08/2005 07:06:43 PM
cool shot. hard to keep those sihouette outlines tight, but overall a well accomplished image
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08/08/2005 02:48:48 PM
I love that color! Not sure what I am looking at, the effect is cool.
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08/08/2005 12:34:45 PM
This is a neat picture, but for me, it's just lacking something, like a definite interest point or an eyecatching, thought-provoking title, perhaps. It's nice to look at though.
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