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Bee Trap
Bee Trap

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Challenge: Perspective II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z1
Location: At home, in my room
Date: Sep 8, 2005
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2005

This was one of many shots, one of many stressful ones at that. Some would focus on the inside of the can, others on the lips and face, and leave the rest too blurry to care for.

Here's what I did:

I took an empty soda can and cut it in half, rinsed the insides and dried it. I stood in front of a window facing a sun and aimed the camera lens through the wrong end and just shot away, one after the other, most of them aimed up at my mouth. I had around seventy of these shots before I finally chose this one, settled for it and went editing.

A lot of fussing with lights and darks
Graduated tint
3x film grain for a grungy look
reGraduated tint
Final product

I don't know where I got the idea. Probably some desire to create an odd perspective photo. I saw it in my mind and went for it, and that's usually where a lot of my shots start: in my mind.

Place: 367 out of 544
Avg (all users): 4.8773
Avg (commenters): 5.9231
Avg (participants): 4.6558
Avg (non-participants): 5.1739
Views since voting: 762
Views during voting: 389
Votes: 269
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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09/27/2005 03:22:52 PM
*Critique Club*

Definately a different perspective here. I think this is very effective in making what could be an ordinary photo neat by using perspective.
That being said, it's a bit hard to tell what were really looking at at first, but if you really study it, it's pretty obvious.
Focus does seem a bit soft, the grain doesn't add anything to the photo in my opinion and I can only wonder what this would look like in color. may be easier to tell what it is we're looking at.
I really like this though, the idea is spot on what I would expect to see in a perspective challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2005 09:53:18 PM
too grainy.
09/20/2005 08:15:11 PM
How did you do that? Very cool and creative. I like it alot.
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09/20/2005 04:47:24 PM
WOW! Took me a second to figure out what I was looking at - this is FANTASTIC! Great perspective!
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09/19/2005 09:17:55 PM
Interesting image, not sure what it is, but involves viewer in sorting it out
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09/17/2005 04:56:53 PM
nice idea
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09/17/2005 11:19:10 AM
Took a while to figure out what this was, so a bib "wow" here on the perspective aspect.
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09/16/2005 09:30:37 PM
And after you capture all the B's do you start on the C's and D's lol Good idea and good luck!!
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09/16/2005 07:39:39 PM
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09/16/2005 07:33:17 PM
I like this. I did a similar photo for the point of view challenge.
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09/15/2005 01:21:08 PM
took me a sec to figure out what this was but now that i see it i think its pretty creative, nice work 6
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09/14/2005 08:51:29 PM
It took me a while to understand what this was. But once I got it.. It's so intresting. It's a bit noisy but nice job!
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09/14/2005 08:26:33 PM
I can honestly say i have no idea what this is beyound the lips and a drop of water.
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09/14/2005 08:17:46 AM
Took me a while to figure this out..ha Very interesting perspective... I like that it's in B&W, but is a bit too grainy.
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09/14/2005 02:06:38 AM
Wow I don't get the title at all, but interesting shot.

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