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AICHMOPHOBIA  Fear of Needles
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Challenge: Phobia (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Harwich Port, MA, USA
Date: Dec 20, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2005

Shot at the dentist this morning. I have an EXTREME needle phobia going back to when I was 3 years old.

Routine PP, plus repeated passes of Gaussian Blur and USM, finished with a dose of neat image, all in pursuit of a slightly gauzy effect.

I'm amused that this could have gone in "Shallow DOF" as well :-)

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 144
Avg (all users): 6.1092
Avg (commenters): 6.8667
Avg (participants): 5.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2723
Views since voting: 4007
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 284
Comments: 25
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/07/2007 06:12:40 PM
great shot. (no pun intended). we share the same fear. =O
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12/30/2005 01:38:04 AM
Ashamed to admit that I didn't enter and never did get around to voting on this Challenge, but I just read your background on this. Even without the fascinating story, I REALLY love this image. The single drop is perfect. I'm impressed you shot it while shaking in fear, as well! Glad you finished in the top 20 - Congrats!
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12/29/2005 01:38:18 AM
Well done Robert! Congrats on top 20!
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12/29/2005 12:55:48 AM
Dude....
TC
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12/28/2005 08:12:57 PM
You and my daughter have something in common, just talking about needles makes her start to twitch. Great job on conquering your fear enough to be able to take this awesome shot!
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12/28/2005 01:20:19 PM
I really thought this would place higher, Robt. It got a 9 from me. Congratulations on top 20.
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12/28/2005 01:19:00 PM
This is awesome! The sharpness on that little dot of fluid against that great bokeh background is so amazing! Congratulations on a top 20 placing!
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12/28/2005 09:33:51 AM
Congratulations on your top twenty finish with this painful droplet.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 08:13:44 PM
Love the focus on the drop. Reminds me of something I did not too long ago. This seems easy enough but is actually quite hard to do. Great job! 8.
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12/27/2005 04:32:22 PM
Looks scary to me!
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12/26/2005 07:46:02 PM
Great use of shallow depth of field to emphasize the needle. Yikes!
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12/26/2005 07:17:54 PM
Very nice photo - doesn't say fear though.
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12/26/2005 01:45:39 PM
Perhaps focusing on more of the needle part while still keeping the back part out of focus would have focused more attention on the needle.
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12/25/2005 07:48:13 AM
I really like the shallow DOF, could have entered this in the other challenge as well :)
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12/24/2005 11:25:33 AM
Merry Christmas
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12/24/2005 09:37:51 AM
Nice DoF!
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12/23/2005 10:32:14 AM
my favorite.
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12/22/2005 11:57:01 PM
7 - Good. Good use of shallow DOF. Criticism; difficult, perhaps the dark area bottom left 'gone', and being able to 'see' the end of the syringe/needle, would have made this even better in my opinion.
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12/22/2005 05:47:43 PM
Presented in a very nice way, I like it and very well done, Cheers,
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12/22/2005 03:22:47 PM
great use of shallow DOF! this also would've been perfect for that challenge.
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12/22/2005 10:22:15 AM
Outstanding!!! By far the best needle phobia shot in the challenge. Love the dof too. Good Luck!
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12/21/2005 07:23:49 PM
A more dynamic set of colors would of been cool here. The colors in my opinion are way to neutral, as am I with the voting.
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12/21/2005 03:49:03 PM
Sheesh, did you want this in phobia or Shallow DOF ?
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12/21/2005 02:17:19 PM
Good use of DOF, but would be nicer with plain background. Anyway it does convey the fear.
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12/21/2005 02:42:17 AM
Perhaps better in the Shallow DoF challenge. But, does not convey a phobia. Simply needs to show emotion
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