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Waxy Galaxy
Waxy Galaxy

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Challenge: Transparency (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-4040Z
Location: Home - LivRm
Date: Jun 29, 2002
Aperture: F10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5s
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2002


Place: 16 out of 148
Avg (all users): 6.1191
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 6.0556
Avg (non-participants): 6.1732
Views since voting: 1171
Votes: 235
Comments: 20
Favorites: 3 (view)

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07/08/2002 11:15:00 AM
I am very excited about this photo. THANKS TO ALL!!! I appreciate all of the comments.
Brief notes about the photo:
Plastic covers to small containers
Clear Candle Gel Wax - dyed to the primary colors - red, blue, yellow
At first, my objective was to display the creation of additional colors with the primary colors through transparency using gel wax and light. - This took three separate days because of my lack of knowledge of using the white-balance of my camera. Many of the first photos came out very yellow and/or greyish instead of white. On the third try, I used another (new to me) setting for the white balance and learned how to use it.
Setting up sturdyboard and two living-room floor lamps (less the shades) and the sticky gel wax was fun and at the same time frustrating - my cats knocked over the sturdyboard onto the plastic covers and the wax stuck to the boards - I should've taken a photo of my setup for the Bloopers page!
The final photo was obtained through a little cropping - Thank you very much to those who helped out in the Cropping thread, it really really made a difference for me - and a small global hue adjustment, a touch of contrast and gamma adjustment. The only reason I changed the hue was because the original colors didn't seem to stand out as much.
I had a very hard time choosing which one to enter - I had to have a couple of friends and family members pick it out, then we had to name it. moppenheimer commented: pitry dish explosion - I like that one.

Thank you again! I've been enjoying this site very much and have learned a great deal from the people here!!

Congrats to the winners this week and to everyone for a job well done!!!!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2002 10:16:00 PM
Great abstract
07/07/2002 03:43:00 PM
Nice abstract that fits the theme well. I can't wait to find out what this was!
07/06/2002 10:13:00 PM
9 from me on this; I love it.
07/05/2002 07:49:00 PM
superb image
07/05/2002 06:46:00 AM
very nice! I love the colors and the shapes.. good work! = 8 - jmsetzler
07/04/2002 03:55:00 PM
Wonderfull abstract. I love the colors and detail.
07/03/2002 12:37:00 AM
I love the design of this photo. The color, exposure, and focus are great. Very well done. Score 9
07/02/2002 02:24:00 PM
Not sure what it is but I love the shapes and colors. Great picture!
07/02/2002 03:00:00 AM
I like the creativity here. It continues to grow on me. Interesting shapes and colors - 8
07/01/2002 08:32:00 PM
This is very unusual and attractive.
07/01/2002 06:50:00 PM
Very colorful ... What are these disks?
07/01/2002 06:42:00 PM
neat colors and shapes
07/01/2002 06:26:00 PM
Very nice shot, well done. Kee
07/01/2002 03:57:00 PM
Cool concept, but way too busy. Very good color/focus. Photo 9 Transparency 8 total 8 swash
07/01/2002 03:24:00 PM
Fun colors and lines.
07/01/2002 03:09:00 PM
pitry dish explosion.
07/01/2002 12:39:00 PM
nice... : )
07/01/2002 01:43:00 AM
Really cool! Great color.
07/01/2002 12:25:00 AM
art!! I love this...

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