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R E D
2nd PlaceR E D
gaurawa


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: california
Date: Dec 19, 2005
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5sec
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2005

hair brush
I missed advanced editing so much with this shot

setup:
Hair brush with a close to matching red tshirt as background solid color. I had to play around with lighting. Painted the metallic hairbrush core to black with poster color. But did a dirty work so you can see some black spots on the buds too :(

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 346
Avg (all users): 6.7185
Avg (commenters): 8.0417
Avg (participants): 6.5862
Avg (non-participants): 6.8182
Views since voting: 11541
Views during voting: 481
Votes: 270
Comments: 48
Favorites: 16 (view)


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09/05/2008 12:48:07 PM
this is amazing! when i first looked at it i thought it was matches and was like omg how'd she get them to stand up like that!

but even a hairbrush is an awesome use of an everyday thing!
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12/05/2006 06:43:48 PM
i really like this one, from the thumbnail view i could have sworn they were like flares or something, i thought the blurred part was a trail of colored smoke. Nicely done.
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01/02/2006 11:45:51 AM
Almost looks like it is up in flames in the background. Congrats!
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01/01/2006 10:40:54 PM
Very creative. Great capture. Congrats on your ribbon!
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01/01/2006 01:21:26 AM
The "'R E D' got you a 'red'" thing's been done...nevertheless, try entitling your next entry "blue"; you may be on to somthing here 8-D. Congratulations.
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12/30/2005 04:58:48 PM
Very nice. Excellent work.
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12/30/2005 10:04:01 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
I wonder what would have happened if you called it Blue? :D

Great shot!
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12/29/2005 10:25:29 AM
I love this photo. Thanks for the inspiration. :)
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12/29/2005 04:20:38 AM
Brillent image, well deserved ribbon, wish I would have thought of it.
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12/28/2005 08:29:25 PM
great shot. at first i thought it was a book of matches. love it
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12/28/2005 01:43:57 PM
Never would have guessed this was a hairbrush. Congrats. again on a job well done and 2nd place finish.
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12/28/2005 12:43:22 PM
congratulations. A fantastic photo IMHO. I love the way the red eventually blend in together! Nice work!
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12/28/2005 12:11:07 PM
whoohoo! Congrats on a well executed ribbon. The colors along with the extreme DOF give this image lots of zing.
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12/28/2005 10:31:17 AM
Huge congrats! Great capture, well deserved ribbon! :)
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12/28/2005 10:20:24 AM
Great shot !! Love the way you made such a simple subject look so amazing! I somehow missed (344) this shot during voting but would have given it an 8.
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12/28/2005 10:04:49 AM
Awesome picure of shallow depth of field. Congratulations on RED :)
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12/28/2005 09:45:27 AM
Congrats on your red
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12/28/2005 09:14:39 AM
red gets red well done
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12/28/2005 08:45:17 AM
Now here is a bold use of imagination from the mundane to the sublime with color that tickles. Congratulations on your well deserved RED.
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12/28/2005 08:19:48 AM
wow, this is totally frikkin' awesome. congrats on the highly-appropriate red!
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12/28/2005 06:47:33 AM
7 - Very good, especially to highlight the 'depth'. Criticism; not much to be done in basic to the dust spot(?) and few other minor 'marks', really only the lighting 'reflections' detract in this, but only slightly in my opinion, as well as perhaps a touch more attention to 'symmetry'. Difficult, but sharper on the very fore 'prongs' would also have made this even better in my opinion. Not sure on the frame. Good strong color and idea, assuming this is a hairbrush. Up to 7 from 6, mainly for the very good DOF. edit:typo

Message edited by author 2005-12-28 19:38:05.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 09:04:00 PM
great job. i love how the solid forms start to bleed into a sea of red.
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12/27/2005 07:42:12 PM
This may be the best in show in my opinion. You have used DOF superbly to highlight a subject, and the soft part of the photo as it receeds gives a powerful sense of motion which is completely an illusion. I love that it tricked me into seeing something that wasn't there and then redeemed the trick when I realized my mistake. Hope it ribbons!
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12/27/2005 03:51:11 PM
Red is right! Some may not like this one but I think it's terrific!
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12/27/2005 02:54:31 PM
nice image
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12/27/2005 02:25:10 AM
striking image..............
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12/26/2005 01:33:43 PM
excellent use of dof. elements of design too; color, pattern, line, form. with one exception, the forground has a few distractions: the focal blur in the lower left and some dust specs left of bottom center. 8
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12/24/2005 11:50:20 PM
stunning!! hairbrush?

Message edited by author 2005-12-28 21:46:11.
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12/24/2005 08:00:19 PM
Absolutely outstanding. I don't think I could acoomplish this shot with my Maxuum 5D because I don't know if I can get that DOF. WOW!
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12/24/2005 04:31:18 AM
Finally someone who got it right and took a great photograph!
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12/23/2005 10:36:51 PM
wow, who knew such a simple thing could look so very beautiful? Very very nice.
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12/23/2005 08:37:35 PM
Good color and pattern. Lens flare is a bit distracting.
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12/23/2005 08:58:10 AM
Very nice DOF, cool how those red balls become a single object the furthur back you get. Is this a hairbrush? Great photo!
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12/22/2005 06:39:33 PM
i like it. it plays with my eyes. like how dof is only in one direction. sorry about the flare and the artifacts between the heads. otherwise very nice
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12/22/2005 08:42:16 AM
i like !!
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12/21/2005 10:32:06 PM
Beautiful
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12/21/2005 06:19:26 PM
One of the best in the challenge!
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12/21/2005 04:07:11 PM
I really love this! It's incredibly calming and yet exciting because it's kind of exotic. I bet you're dying to spot edit the wee white pixel out but I appreciate you can't do that within basic editing rules and it's not a big deal. 10!
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12/21/2005 12:16:41 PM
Nicely done. I like the leading lines created by the blurring lines of the brush. Too bad this is a basic editing challenge or you could clone out the spot on the left. Overall, I think you've done well for this challenge.
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12/21/2005 11:59:58 AM
that one tiny red bokeh to the left spoils it for me.
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12/21/2005 09:04:44 AM
excellent image. On third look - a hair brush? The DOF very effective. 8 - good luck in the challenge!
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12/21/2005 08:52:27 AM
Nice color!
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12/21/2005 07:55:33 AM
dammit! a brush? why didn't i think of that! fantastic!
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12/21/2005 06:28:56 AM
Is this a hairbrush? Very striking.
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12/21/2005 03:39:44 AM
Nice brush you have there. ;)
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12/21/2005 03:13:38 AM
Nice illusion of fire, grats. I find the border a bit distracting, though.
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12/21/2005 02:46:42 AM
Kudos! Nicely done my friend. 9
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12/21/2005 01:55:04 AM
This is pretty fricken cool.
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