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18/10
2nd Place18/10
Keith Maniac


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Knife Fork Spoon (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus C-8080
Location: Kitchen
Date: Dec 4, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/20
Date Uploaded: Dec 3, 2005

Thanks everyone for the votes / comments / post-challenge congratulations!

I wondered if anyone would know that this was my shot, since it is similar to my entry for the Metal challenge, and uses the same lighting technique.


Statistics
Place: 2 out of 163
Avg (all users): 7.0049
Avg (commenters): 8.2083
Avg (participants): 6.6778
Avg (non-participants): 7.2609
Views since voting: 10760
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 205
Comments: 63
Favorites: 34 (view)


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12/22/2005 07:27:57 PM
whadayano...i popped this one a 10. this is right up there with ed's. excellent work, something i hope to be able to replicate myself.
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12/15/2005 04:46:07 PM
This is a very sleek, professional shot. I can see that you put a lot of hard work into it, the proof is in the puddin'.
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12/14/2005 12:48:23 AM
nice
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12/13/2005 10:14:13 PM
Congrats on your ribbon this image is so clearcut and beautiful
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12/13/2005 11:35:51 AM
Congrats on your red ribbon !
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12/13/2005 09:06:55 AM
Congrats Christopher
Smooth and sexy curves in a brilliant composition.
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12/12/2005 11:48:58 PM
Wow, before I saw the setting I would have put a grand on this being a computer generated image...

Stunning
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12/12/2005 11:39:08 PM
Outstanding control of lighting and tones. Congrats on another well deserved ribbon. All hail the flatware king! ;-)
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12/12/2005 07:06:18 PM
i think it's uninteresting, mediocre, bland, boring, monochrome, dull

but i appreciate the work that went into it

Message edited by author 2005-12-13 15:05:34.
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12/12/2005 02:27:25 PM
Out of the 3 ribbons, this got my highest vote. A+++++
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12/12/2005 01:39:07 PM
Congratulations, fantastic image!
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12/12/2005 12:45:32 PM
Sorry I didn't have time to comment during the voting period. I gave this image a 9; it's one of my favourites in the challenge.

I particularly like the use of light, shadow and form. The shapes created by the negative space are just as interesting as those created by the spoons and their reflections.

The manufacturer's stamp on the back of a couple of the handles adds interesting detail amidst all the smooth surfaces.
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12/12/2005 10:01:56 AM
Wonderful! You nailed this one on composition and lighting.
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12/12/2005 09:36:24 AM
Great composition. Congrats with your red.
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12/12/2005 09:24:21 AM
Saw this and thought - that's Keith Maniac lighting on Keith Maniac spoons :)
Congratulations. Nicely done, again.
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12/12/2005 08:00:22 AM
Amazingly good lighting - congrats on the ribbon!
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12/12/2005 07:37:36 AM
Congrats on your red ribbon ! Great shot !
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12/12/2005 07:27:18 AM
Congrats! Love the design style of the shot! :)
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12/12/2005 07:05:26 AM
Congratulations on 2nd place. Love the smoothness of it.
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12/12/2005 05:42:57 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. The technical excellence is near perfection.
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12/12/2005 01:01:16 AM
Congratulations on your RED with this smooth b/w study.
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12/12/2005 12:56:07 AM
Great finish and great entry. Congrats.
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12/12/2005 12:51:04 AM
This is really beautiful; congratulations. I was thinking of trying your shot from before, but I sat out instead. I could not have topped this though. Excellent layout and tones. I still plan to try this to see if I can come anywhere close to this beauty! Nice work!
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12/12/2005 12:50:35 AM
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Originally posted by bear_music:

18/10 Stainless Steel is the material. Brilliantly lit and rendered. Congrats!


What it means is that the steel has 18% chromium and 10% nickel.


Yup. You beat me to it!
12/12/2005 12:40:17 AM
Originally posted by bear_music:

18/10 Stainless Steel is the material. Brilliantly lit and rendered. Congrats!


What it means is that the steel has 18% chromium and 10% nickel.

It's a lovely shot, and shiny stuff can be a PITA to shoot well. Nice Job!

Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
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12/12/2005 12:28:10 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!! Loved this shot :-)
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12/12/2005 12:23:17 AM
congrats on your ribbon. nice very nice
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12/12/2005 12:16:18 AM
Congrats keith. Thanks Bear for the clarification.
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12/12/2005 12:10:26 AM
18/10 Stainless Steel is the material. Brilliantly lit and rendered. Congrats!
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12/12/2005 12:09:34 AM
congrats keith. Now explain the title please...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2005 07:53:38 PM
Very nicely done. COngrats on a high placement in this challenge. Might I dare say Blue? Great job my friend. 10
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12/11/2005 05:55:47 PM
Wow, just perfect! Definitely a top 10 IMO. I love the way you captured the curves of the spoons in an elegant way. Did you convert to greytone? The contrast is perfect here. Can't wait to see who took this one! :)
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12/11/2005 12:56:22 PM
returning for comments.
A lovely image and possibly the best capture in the talent. While the softbox light effect creates an ultra smooth transition of tones, it does rob the silver of its bright highlights. However, the trade off is justified because it is replaced with great tonal beauty and gives the image a pleasant feel and one that invites the eyes back again.
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12/11/2005 08:16:38 AM
Very very nice!
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12/11/2005 12:19:31 AM
Beautiful job with the reflections. Maybe just maybe the lower edge of the middle spoon is a little oversharpened (jaggy white line)... maybe.
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12/10/2005 04:45:05 PM
i've never seen such beautiful spoons! lovely lovely lovely
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12/10/2005 12:27:44 PM
Great combination of forms and shapes. Well done!
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12/09/2005 11:56:14 PM
Outstanding, simple shot with excellent clarity and a wide tonal range. The lines are a little jagged from resizing, but that's a minor critique of a really great photo.
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12/09/2005 10:15:58 PM
This image is very soothing - soothing tones and a nice, smooth feeling. Nicely lit. Outside of the challenge, I'd like to see the print on the back removed but I realize you can't do that here.
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12/09/2005 10:05:18 PM
I like the clarity and smoothness in this shot a lot .. Good work ..
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12/09/2005 08:17:45 PM
WOW!!
I reckon this photo will make it into the top 10!!
i hope:)
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12/08/2005 06:23:27 PM
I love your choice of B&W. The quality of your picture is absolutelly amazing. Congrats, best of luck.
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12/07/2005 10:10:19 PM
Very elegant. Something I thought I see more of here but didn't. Surely this wins a ribbon.
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12/06/2005 06:26:33 PM
Excellent photo, I love the tones and the composition - 9
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12/06/2005 06:13:54 AM
this certainly distinguishes itself. i will be sorely disappointed if this doesn't make the front page. thanks for the brief respite from the bulk of this challenge.
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12/06/2005 03:13:05 AM
simply a 10
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12/06/2005 02:12:10 AM
I'm working on the title, but wonderful lighting. 9 - bumped to 10
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12/06/2005 01:54:22 AM
great lighting, clean and crisp.
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12/06/2005 12:48:28 AM
i like it
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12/06/2005 12:22:13 AM
nice photo
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12/05/2005 10:17:33 PM
Beautiful lightin and toning. One of my very top choices.
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12/05/2005 10:09:18 PM
Very smooth!
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12/05/2005 08:43:45 PM
Very sleek and elegant picture
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12/05/2005 07:34:22 PM
Great imagery - nice reflections, wonderful use of NeatImage (or equivalent).
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12/05/2005 07:17:26 PM
thats cool. mirror?
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12/05/2005 02:39:18 PM
Very beautiful piece of artwork. Great take on the challenge and well executed.
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12/05/2005 02:34:31 PM
Beautiful study. This is in my top 10 for this challenge that unfortunately I cannot vote on. I am only commenting on my 10 faves for this challenge and yours is one of them ;)
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12/05/2005 01:27:04 PM
Excellent! Clear concept and very professonal execution. What else can I say?
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12/05/2005 12:16:41 PM
this is just NICE! thats all I can say!
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12/05/2005 11:06:21 AM
good, nice design
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12/05/2005 09:00:40 AM
Love the composition. Well done.
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12/05/2005 07:14:37 AM
Very nice
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12/05/2005 04:29:58 AM
clearly going to be a ribon! For a second I thougt this was a 3d picture that I had seen before! 10
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