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Challenge: Abstract II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Home studio
Date: Feb 4, 2006
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 250
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 5, 2006

Red A4 paper taken from the side. Pretty shallow DOF considering the aperture close down to f/10.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 325
Avg (all users): 7.0112
Avg (commenters): 8.0714
Avg (participants): 6.9256
Avg (non-participants): 7.1897
Views since voting: 10530
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 179
Comments: 46
Favorites: 29 (view)


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03/01/2006 06:37:54 PM
I just love it!!! the color is simle but soft, romantic.........u could
image whatever u want from this photograph....
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02/18/2006 06:27:45 PM
I like it, it does make me think of heat, congrats.
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02/16/2006 11:59:53 AM
Thank's for remember me my username at DPC
Oops,very effectvul for such a simple object
Klasse Gazza
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02/14/2006 10:26:02 PM
I really love this concept. If I had seen it, it would have gotten a 10 from me. Very simple and pleasing to look at. Excellent.
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02/14/2006 06:32:01 PM
Nothing beats simplicity, what a stunning shot! Congrats on your ribbon.
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02/14/2006 03:28:50 PM
Originally posted by loz1:

OK how on earth do you do it? I take a photo of paper, it looks like paper, you do it and it looks far from paper lol


The final image is not much different to the original, just a few minor adjustments really. Here is the original:

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Just a matter of experimenting with lighting and camera settings. Ya kangaroo :)

Message edited by author 2006-02-14 15:30:24.
02/14/2006 03:15:38 PM
Hey sheepy. Nice photo, but it could have been improved if you had used a canon ;)

OK how on earth do you do it? I take a photo of paper, it looks like paper, you do it and it looks far from paper lol
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02/14/2006 07:21:06 AM
Kiwiness,

outstanding... very very very superbe... félicitation

Simpa
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02/14/2006 02:39:57 AM
Thanks for all your comments and votes, it is fun being back again :) All this is is a a bunch of about 20 sheets of red A4. I put a paper clip to hold one end and then pushed the other end inwards a little to form some wave and put a paper clip at that end so it would stay in that form. Set up two softboxes in varios positions and experimented by moving the lighting and changing the aperture. Post processing only included cropping, curves, color balance, and a little blurring/sharpening.
02/13/2006 10:24:27 PM
This is VERY cool....
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02/13/2006 10:01:36 PM
Lovely red/black presentation. Simple yet enough flair to make the image sing loud. Congratulations on your Yellow!
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02/13/2006 03:40:34 PM
Gary! Again? You're making a habit outta this aren't ya? Great image. Love the fact that it's so simple and so abstract yet it's just ordinary paper ;) Great job!
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02/13/2006 03:10:44 PM
Congratulations! Nice work, and so moody and evocative, too! Can I have some of you Cajun pancake?
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02/13/2006 01:30:01 PM
Four in a row actually, a new personal best.
If the next entered challenge is blue I'll buy you a Cajun pancake. :)

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02/13/2006 12:05:15 PM
Real designer elegance! Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/13/2006 08:56:13 AM
Fun stuff, gary...

keep it coming :)
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02/13/2006 08:09:51 AM
Originally posted by Shiiizzzam:

Congrats again my friend ! The composition, subject and lighting all make for a ribbon winner. This is beautiful. I would love to know the complete set up....background, lighting and how you got the paper to stack like this. I'm always up for learning new stuff :) You rock !


Me too!!! :-) Big congrats!!
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02/13/2006 06:36:31 AM
Congrats again my friend ! The composition, subject and lighting all make for a ribbon winner. This is beautiful. I would love to know the complete set up....background, lighting and how you got the paper to stack like this. I'm always up for learning new stuff :) You rock !
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02/13/2006 06:20:26 AM
Nice work. So you are really back! Congratulations.
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02/13/2006 05:41:15 AM
One of my favorites. Congratulations on your fourth straight ribbon. Your talents are astounding.
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02/13/2006 03:43:55 AM
Congratulations! Great abstract!
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02/13/2006 03:24:40 AM
What Philos31 said :) Congrats!
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02/13/2006 02:24:55 AM
and you use the red A4 for scrapbooking? ;)

very noice!
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02/13/2006 02:21:48 AM
And again, and again, and again...

Congrats!
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02/13/2006 01:58:40 AM
Very sweet!
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02/13/2006 01:06:08 AM
Wonderful work, Gary, congrats on another well deserved ribbon! The shades and the glow is stunning, it's like slambering live coals! Thumbs up!! :-)
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02/13/2006 12:20:58 AM
Beautiful vibrant abstract!
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02/13/2006 12:19:39 AM
Congrats, Gary! Nice image and great title.
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02/13/2006 12:19:37 AM
congrats on top 3 :)
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02/13/2006 12:19:30 AM
Congratulations, Gary, on your yellow with this simple, yet very effective, closeup of a bunch of paper in the buff :)

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02/13/2006 12:18:15 AM
Please Go away again-- Frigging Ribbon Hog!

Nice Shot Gary- :)
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02/13/2006 12:09:23 AM
Geez, rumor has it kiwiness is back in the house! Congrats on two in a row!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/12/2006 09:10:18 PM
Fantastic lighting. Love the blur between the background and foreground. Great line and compositon. 10
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02/12/2006 08:22:49 PM
Nearly missed this one, I really like it a lot, and I am giving it my renowned seal of approval with a "WOW" factor..... Excellent design, and also an excellent abstract image.....
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02/12/2006 06:44:57 PM
This is very cool. I love the intensity and the smoothness all at once together. good work.
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02/12/2006 06:16:05 AM
this is just beautiful. bumping you to a 10
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02/10/2006 06:20:07 AM
like the black border for this...well done
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02/09/2006 10:49:50 PM
This is a real eyecatcher!
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02/09/2006 02:26:48 PM
Oh, yes, beautiful! Yes, I think I can tell what this is (I was considering shooting paper, too, but got sidetracked with another idea), but it's clearly still an abstract in my mind. Love the composition, the vibrant red against the black background, the DOF, I think you got it nailed here.
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02/08/2006 04:26:58 PM
I am going to try to predict what it is for each photo: Yours is ....many sheets of colored paper
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02/07/2006 05:39:31 PM
Very good work. I really like the shallow DOF, the flow and color. Perhaps some black at the bottom would add to the balance of the shot.
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02/07/2006 08:47:56 AM
This is kinda cool.
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02/06/2006 07:21:24 PM
Nice. Good use of shallow depth of field. Good form and color, too.
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02/06/2006 12:33:51 PM
How striking. I love the way your depth of field makes the edge look like it fades into the black. . .with amazing focus where it is supposed to be. Beautiful colors. Great job.
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02/06/2006 10:53:42 AM
Very nice!
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02/06/2006 12:27:46 AM
Wow! 'nuf said here.
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