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Candlelight, a Slinky®, and Thou
2nd PlaceCandlelight, a Slinky®, and Thou
Nordlys


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Candlelight (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Bedroom
Date: Dec 11, 2005
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4s
Galleries: Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 11, 2005

Rotated 3 degrees, cropped, desaturated, colorized, adjusted hue, saturation, and lightness, levels, USM, sharpen, added border.

Used the well-known "rule of fourths". (It is fourths, right? ;-) )

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Woohoo! Beginner's luck, man... Thanks everyone! :-)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 160
Avg (all users): 7.1376
Avg (commenters): 8.0370
Avg (participants): 6.8913
Avg (non-participants): 7.3175
Views since voting: 10691
Views during voting: 452
Votes: 218
Comments: 54
Favorites: 26 (view)


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12/24/2005 03:09:11 AM
Wow you take a slinky and a candle and make it an awesome shot, I love it the colors and the shadow.
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12/23/2005 01:50:19 AM
I knew you had to ribbon sooner or later - you're just too creative to escape DPC's front page! Congratulations and well-earned! I love a picture that doesn't take itself too seriously yet is uncompromisingly excellent.
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12/20/2005 11:23:11 PM
Did they just add that (R)?

Nope, I had that in the original title. :-) Thanks for the comment!

Message edited by author 2005-12-20 23:23:35.
12/20/2005 10:52:09 PM
Did they just add that (R)? regardless I think this shot put slinky back on the map. Good ...everything.
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12/20/2005 06:12:14 AM
CONGRATS on placing here, neat!!

Message edited by author 2005-12-20 06:12:56.
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12/19/2005 06:36:26 PM
Originally posted by soup:

didn't notice at first how close we were - phew ;}


Yeah, maybe if I hadn't scored yours so high I might have gotten first! ;-) Congrats again on your well-deserved blue!
12/19/2005 06:08:51 PM
didn't notice at first how close we were - phew ;}

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12/19/2005 05:12:15 PM
Congratulations! Great shot!
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12/19/2005 02:08:32 PM
Congrats on the ribbon. This is my #1.

<3 Sarah
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12/19/2005 12:27:07 PM
This is a great idea and a wonderful execution. Kudos to you.
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12/19/2005 11:42:37 AM
Nice shot!, very creative, congratulations. (It's the rule of thirds)
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12/19/2005 10:10:05 AM
Love the shadow. Congrats!
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12/19/2005 08:26:50 AM
Very creative, beautiful colours, congrats.
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12/19/2005 08:12:30 AM
cograts - i think the rule of forths works well here !

nice color.
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12/19/2005 07:32:14 AM
Congrats on 2nd place. Very creative candle shot. Love the color and shadow effects.
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12/19/2005 03:55:52 AM
Great shot ! Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon !
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12/19/2005 03:17:24 AM
Congratulations on your RED. Again the most attractive use of a slinsky I have seen!
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12/19/2005 02:15:19 AM
I had my eye on this one for the blue. Nonetheless - great job! Well done!
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12/19/2005 01:59:05 AM
Lovely work. Congrats on ribbon!
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12/19/2005 01:18:28 AM
WOW. Very creative.
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12/19/2005 12:36:21 AM
Strange set up, but surprisingly effective. Congrats on the ribbon. Enjoy!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/18/2005 09:27:03 PM
Nice effect with the shadows. Composition works well. The color is great.
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12/18/2005 09:23:19 PM
That made for a great shadow on the wall.
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12/18/2005 08:01:36 PM
Never seen a slinky add so much to an image. Nicely done.
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12/18/2005 06:01:11 PM
Fantastic! Simply fantastic! I love the purple, the shadows, the designs that the slinky make... This is one of my favorites from this challenge. Well done!
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12/17/2005 01:23:55 PM
I keep coming back to this photo. The color is striking and the concept such great fun.
A solid 10! Great work. Hope to see a ribbon by your name.
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12/17/2005 11:05:39 AM
this should do well, nice shadows
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12/17/2005 05:57:43 AM
great color diggin the "slinky effect"
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12/17/2005 01:44:27 AM
Lovely shadows.
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12/17/2005 12:12:57 AM
Love the shadow the Slinky casts. Well shot, very cool. Only critique is that the purple cast is a bit strong. A tad over done, IMO 8
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12/16/2005 09:40:46 PM
nicely done
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12/15/2005 10:30:22 PM
very creative use of light and shadow!
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12/15/2005 09:02:18 PM
Perfectly executed and a definite ribbon pick in my opinion... well done.
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12/15/2005 01:28:04 PM
Excellent gradient colors.
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12/15/2005 12:46:10 PM
oo, that created a great design!
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12/14/2005 10:41:12 PM
good combination!!
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12/14/2005 05:00:33 PM
Very nice composition and toning.
Edit: my fav for this callenge.
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12/13/2005 11:55:15 PM
Wicked cool. I think this is awesome, especially the PP that yielded blue light. Cool! That's an excellent composition and great photography. 9
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12/13/2005 10:58:40 PM
Super cool idea and very well executed. Great photo!
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12/13/2005 10:48:07 PM
Very creative!!
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12/13/2005 09:56:47 PM
Beautiful Image. Good Imagination. Great shot. 10! Should be a Winner!
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12/13/2005 09:46:09 PM
Like the color here and the slinky shadows.
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12/13/2005 05:08:10 PM
creative idea and shadow. I like the cast too. The few that were blue/purple in the challenge separated themselves in an interesting way. 8
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12/13/2005 11:58:13 AM
Interesting idea. The objects, candle, slinky and shadow, are nicely position within the frame. The colour is very calming though the flame appears to be blown out.
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12/13/2005 10:41:45 AM
Very creative, and love the colors. Nice focus, and one of my top pics.
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12/13/2005 09:50:13 AM
Great shot and imagination. Takes me back to the days of innoscence.
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12/13/2005 09:07:18 AM
I really like the imagination used in this shot. Cool idea to use a slinky to create the interesting shadow pattern on the wall. Like the choice of color cast too.
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12/13/2005 04:58:55 AM
Great idea, extremely well executed. Composition is just right.
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12/12/2005 08:45:52 PM
Great idea and colour, love the shadows.
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12/12/2005 01:57:39 PM
Beautiful lights, beautiful graphics and a pleasant play of light
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12/12/2005 12:30:43 PM
One of my favorites in this challenge. Excellent work!
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12/12/2005 12:15:02 PM
Love the use of colors and shadows
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12/12/2005 10:38:10 AM
Finally, a well take shot with a touch of creativity. (7)

I must say most of the shots in this challenge have been rather disappointing. I think I've given more 3's than any other challenge.
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12/12/2005 09:49:02 AM
brilliant idea.....it's a winner!!
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