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Chromatic Eruption
Chromatic Eruption
kteach


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Challenge: Burst of Color (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 7900
Location: NY
Date: Jan 8, 2006
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2006

These are the mini colored pencils that I glued to half of a styrofoam ball. Cut away whatever I could of the ball so it wouldn't show. Placed all of that inside a small shadowbox picture frame on a white sheet of posterboard. Lit from the window, and the flash on the camera. The flash was too bright, so I held some paper in front of it. (I'm using a p&s camera and have nothing resembling a studio setup). Rotated, cropped, bumped the brightness, contrast, cloned out some dust and a few bits of the styrofoam that were still visible. I'm not happy with the frame distortion, but I didn't know how to fix it.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 244
Avg (all users): 6.7992
Avg (commenters): 8.1923
Avg (participants): 6.6957
Avg (non-participants): 6.8915
Views since voting: 3797
Views during voting: 441
Votes: 244
Comments: 43
Favorites: 20 (view)


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06/15/2007 07:58:25 PM
Absolutely wonderful! I love how they literally break out of the box, the frame, in an explosion of color. Beautiful work - and creative technique!
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05/12/2006 08:22:17 PM
Hey M, this is really cool! Very well done! I didn't get to vote in this challenge, but I would have given this one a very high score.
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03/14/2006 12:23:54 AM
There are lots of pics with colored pencils so it is a credit to you that you found a way to freshen the idea. besides the arrangement and creativity I'm most impressed by the great DOF, all of the pencils are in focus.

Message edited by author 2006-03-14 00:25:06.
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03/04/2006 11:27:55 PM
Ingenius idea. It would make a fun poster in a graphic studio or even in a school room. I like it
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03/04/2006 08:26:27 PM
Very clever and creative shot. I really love it!
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02/21/2006 10:27:34 PM
Nice adaptation! :)
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02/12/2006 07:35:59 PM
A wonderful creative capture! Congratulations on your top 5 finish!
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01/17/2006 03:02:24 PM
great cororing just in the right places
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01/16/2006 05:07:15 AM
This is a very original idea and it's perfectly executed given the camera and setup used. I think the frame warp actually adds to the image, the smooth curving helps to keep the eye inside the frame, giving the whole image a gentle note.

Congratulations on a great idea.
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01/16/2006 12:56:05 AM
Congratulations on the top 10 finish. This is a well thought-out photo and setup. Love the colours.
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01/16/2006 12:34:00 AM
Congratulations on the place. Well done.
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01/16/2006 12:33:07 AM
Yes, this deserved a ribbon. Congratulations on your top 5 finish. A masterful execution!
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01/16/2006 12:20:03 AM
Wow... 5th place. This one deserved better. My favorite of the bunch. Very cool, very well executed, easily deserving of a 7+ score.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2006 11:57:39 PM
My congratulations on this lovely almost 3D like image with an attractive color burst against the white background and rising out of the frames. You get that extra bump. Returning for the final bump.
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01/15/2006 05:44:30 PM
Nice piece of interpretation and design. Well-executed technically and composition is interesting.
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01/15/2006 11:06:27 AM
Very creative. And expertly executed!
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01/15/2006 12:40:02 AM
Very nice photo. Love the framing, composition, POV, and setup here. One of my picks for this challenge....8
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01/14/2006 07:49:40 PM
A great take on the challenge... colors are vibrant and the comp is excellent... well done.
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01/14/2006 03:40:22 PM
Cool sculpture! Nice shot. I like the crookedness.
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01/14/2006 11:27:25 AM
Wow, love how they almost come right out at you. Good concept and execution, Nicely done!
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01/14/2006 01:17:15 AM
Back for comments. Very creative use of pencils to fit the theme. Well done.
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01/13/2006 09:45:37 PM
like the composition
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01/13/2006 02:08:02 PM
Nice idea and realization.
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01/12/2006 07:44:12 PM
Well composed, especially wit the white pencil pointed strait into the camera in the center of the frame. Creating way to display a color wheel effect. Subtle use of black in the background to make the colors stand out. The black rectangles are angled enough to be obviously purposeful for artistic effect but some viewers may suggest they should be straight.
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01/12/2006 06:09:18 AM
This is amazing, so well organised, set=up and photographed so very well, quite amazing and hope it in the top ten.....
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01/11/2006 09:47:11 PM
Very cool! I love how it feels 3-D!
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01/11/2006 09:30:39 PM
I like how the frame is off center. Good 3D image. 2nd place from me. 10.
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01/11/2006 01:20:43 PM
that is so cool, great idea
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01/10/2006 06:50:34 PM
A perfect fit for the challenge topic. Great color and detail. Love the 3D look.
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01/10/2006 05:44:49 PM
Clever idea. I like how you placed the colors with the white in the middle. Good solution to this challenge.
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01/10/2006 05:02:08 PM
White pencil, straight at the viewer, nearly dead center - way cool. Nice pic!
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01/10/2006 01:51:20 PM
great photo with simple materials - 9
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01/09/2006 07:16:09 PM
On my top 3 for sure. Putting the white one center was perfect. a BIG FAT 10
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01/09/2006 05:00:28 PM
Great composition, interesting pencil "thing", is it store bought or did you make it?
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01/09/2006 02:18:19 PM
Very creative eruption of color. Definately a bright and cheerful photo.
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01/09/2006 01:16:46 PM
Wow, on work effort alone, you deserve a ribbon.
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01/09/2006 12:30:36 PM
Wonderful idea, very effective and attrative. Your attention to accuracy and detail paid off. Nice lighting, too - if the shadows were stronger, they would be distracting. My only gripe is the angle of the frames. They are only just "off" enough to be annoying. Either straight or a more prounounced angle would have looked better.
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01/09/2006 09:29:17 AM
This looks like it took a lot of work to set up - well done! An innovative idea, well worked out. I like how the frames are not square with the edges of the picture - it adds to the bursting effect.
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01/09/2006 08:52:40 AM
I really like this - nice clean shot, great colour and effects
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01/09/2006 07:34:15 AM
great relevence to the subject
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01/09/2006 12:55:16 AM
Not sure I like the tilt, but creative!
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01/09/2006 12:49:29 AM
This is just stunning. Today's entries are generally strong, but this is the best I've seen so far. The offset of colour is complimented by the offset of the geometry, and of the focal plane. Very very well thought out and executed.
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01/09/2006 12:24:08 AM
Great idea and execution.
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