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Challenge: Transparency (Classic Editing)
Collection: Stock
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: living room couch
Date: Jun 28, 2002
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2002

this is my wife's eye as seen through a B+W NL +4 closeup lens, on full zoom (140 mm equivalent). I wish I had noticed before shooting that I was on ISO 320 (the highest) as it adds a LOT of grain, but I had right after I noticed, I had to go out of town, so I couldn't reshoot. Oh well : )

Place: 4 out of 148
Avg (all users): 7.0975
Avg (commenters): 8.3235
Avg (participants): 6.9439
Avg (non-participants): 7.2248
Views since voting: 4245
Votes: 236
Comments: 41
Favorites: 19 (view)

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07/08/2002 01:32:00 PM
i like to take the offbeat path, so i steered away from glass and water. i had taken a macro of my cat's eye before that came out really nice, so i wanted to try it again. the cat's eye really has a lot more curvature than the human's.

well, kitty wasn't so cooperative this time, she kept trying to nuzzle the camera and roll over. so i turned to my long-suffering wife : ) .. i tried a number of angles and came up with this amazing edge lighting that really seemed to evoke someone looking at the something visionary.

the light source is a bare bulb about 5 feet away in front of the eye and a little bit to her right hand side.

this was a fun one. thanks for all the positiivity, folks : )
07/08/2002 09:35:00 AM
Congrats on fourth,this was one of my favorites!!
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07/08/2002 08:31:00 AM
Congrats, Kollin! Beautiful work!!!!
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07/08/2002 01:08:00 AM
Go Kollim!!! 4th Place, I am So proud of you! This is a GREAT shot. Your first on my favorites list!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2002 10:28:00 PM
Wow, that's pretty nuts. I never realized it was a sort-of-transparent dome.
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07/07/2002 02:17:00 PM
Outstanding! Great idea for the theme, and well-executed.
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07/06/2002 09:54:00 PM
AMAZING! This is my favorite by far.
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07/06/2002 12:47:00 AM
This is, by far, one of the best concept photos in this challenge... good work! = 10 - jmsetzler
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07/05/2002 03:53:00 PM
Very nice shot
07/05/2002 10:05:00 AM
I did a quick test of this concept, and got a load of very average results. What setup did you use to create this pic?
07/05/2002 08:34:00 AM
Really nice shot,looks great.It looks like it took a lot of planing,positioning and time to get.
07/04/2002 09:27:00 AM
I liked this one, but the quality doesn't look as good as it should be to make it a great photograph.
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07/04/2002 12:14:00 AM
judging by the size of that iris, that flashburst in a dark room must've hurt! hope this didn't require too many shots. you've a very longsuffering model (or is this a self-portrait?)
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07/03/2002 10:39:00 PM
This is soooo nice! Should be In the top 10 ----------10
07/03/2002 01:17:00 PM
creative 9 interesting 9 focus 9 framing 8 = 9
07/03/2002 01:16:00 PM
Good interpertation of the challange. I know it'd be difficult, but it would have been better if you had more DOF, especially along the near eye lashes. The white balance seems to be a little off also. It might be interesting to see how the colors would look if you took a little blue out. The blue overpowers what should be more tan or yellowish in the skin tones. Also, if it were possible you might have reduced the contrast by reflecting some light into the shadow areas. That would have allowed you to have a little more DOF, and also would have kept the front of the eyelids from burning out. Paul.
07/03/2002 12:11:00 PM
different background would be better
07/03/2002 10:33:00 AM
Incredible. I may never look at an eye the same way again. Fantastic macro with awesome detail and it fits the "transparent" category perfectly.
07/02/2002 09:13:00 PM
Cool shot, good job! I had to focus on this one a bit to grab hold of it, but when it hit it was with a lot of impact. My only suggestion would be to saturate the colors a bit more to bring out the iris.
07/02/2002 07:09:00 PM
Wow, great macro. Only complaint is the heavy glare below the eye and the lesser one above it. I do like the shine ON the eye, so I guess it couldn't be avoided. Photo 9 Transparency 8 total 9 swash
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07/02/2002 04:00:00 PM
super shot really stands out,rest not a patch on it, sorry ! bad joke
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07/02/2002 03:42:00 PM
too bad for the big glare on the front of the eye. I like this one otherwise = 7
07/02/2002 09:20:00 AM
superb macro shot
07/02/2002 08:42:00 AM
Had thought of doing this one also but still lack the expertise. Keep up the good work.
07/02/2002 01:44:00 AM
I really like this photo... something about it reminds me of "2001: A Space Odyssey". The only thing I don't like is the harshness of the light, which makes the skin look a bit oily or something. I guess you had to do that to show the lens of the eye so clearly, but it's not very aesthetically pleasing.
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07/01/2002 11:11:00 PM
I love this shot, great compesition- this is one of my favorite for this challenge. I hope the hair splitters give this the consideration it deserves. Good Luck - 8
semi-transparent -10
distortion - 2
colors in objects - 7
Be creative - 10
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07/01/2002 08:33:00 PM
Wow! I want to know how you did this.
07/01/2002 07:57:00 PM
Fantastic. That is an amazing view that I have never seen done.
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07/01/2002 06:53:00 PM
Very nice shot, tad bit over exposed at the bottom --still well done. Good work. Kee
07/01/2002 06:32:00 PM
wow, great close up
07/01/2002 03:24:00 PM
Really cool, dude. I love the highlight on the outside of the eye, and the detail in the eyelashes, and it's awesome how you can see the background through the sphere. Does she wear contacts? If not, I wonder what it would have looked like with them. Of course I would have liked it better with a [censored]...;-)
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07/01/2002 03:09:00 PM
the detail and ballance are fantastic. hower, it reminded me of commercial clip art photography.
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07/01/2002 01:58:00 PM
incredible. great idea. This si not something I would hang on the wall, but very unique great depth- 9
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07/01/2002 01:55:00 PM
very nice transparency. good closeup.
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07/01/2002 12:50:00 PM
nice... : )
07/01/2002 11:37:00 AM
07/01/2002 10:34:00 AM
Beautiful shot. Great light, nicely done
07/01/2002 09:44:00 AM
Cool shot. I like it. Original!
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07/01/2002 08:15:00 AM
great highlight on the cornea. I wonder if there was a way to diminish the brightness under the lower lash and keep that edge lighting. Nice macro.
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07/01/2002 03:54:00 AM
A PERFECT photo ! I love this one and it fits the challenge so well !!!!! = 10
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07/01/2002 02:34:00 AM
GREAT shot!!!!!!!!!! You get a 10 from me!
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