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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Refraction of Light (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: backyard
Date: Mar 29, 2006
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2006

i taped a hose to a brick and put it on the picnic table. Put white foamcore on the chair for a background then set up my camera and focused on the stream of water, then set camera to manual focus and put the camera on remote control. Went and sat down in the chair and took many shots at 1/4000 a sec to freeze the water. In PS converted from raw then cropped to 1.1 ratio. created a 35% gray fill layer then used threshold on difference to find a middle grey for curves. Discarded grey fill and used threshold to find white and black. Discarded threshold layer and created curves layer with found points. Shrunk image to 1024*1024 and USM and neat image. Resized to current size i think 632*632 and reran through USM and neat image. added another level to bright whole image again. All this doesn\'t matter, who reads how it was done if it is voted a 5.4.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.7437
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1644
Avg (non-participants): 6.9510
Views since voting: 5711
Views during voting: 566
Votes: 277
Comments: 37
Favorites: 25 (view)


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12/05/2007 09:51:36 AM
I have always loved this.
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09/05/2007 10:33:47 PM
Regarding this quote from your 'Photographer's Comments': "All this doesn\'t matter, who reads how it was done if it is voted a 5.4.", I don't agree. Not after just looking through many of the photos in your Personal Bests portfolio. I really appreciate the time that you took to detail your post processing steps as well as what it took to get the shot in the first place.

Thanks for taking the time to help me learn how to better process my images.
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10/15/2006 11:40:52 PM
This one is an unbelievable, amazing image and story.
So simple and so complex at the same time!
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10/06/2006 04:12:37 PM
Wow this is amazing great job!!!
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10/02/2006 06:19:35 AM
So awesome!!! You're my new hero. Before I read the how to I already new you rigged something up (actually I was thinking a squirt bottle because of the way you're squinting a bit in the background like maybe trying to make sure it got in front of and not on the lense) But, all that technical jargan on what you did with it on the computer.... way over my head. I learn fast but, I don't know. right now I can edit exposure, brightness/contrast, some color, crop and I'm still working on the size thing. Anyway.... Awesome photo!!
Sheryll (new member as of 30 Sep 06)
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04/24/2006 10:27:45 AM
Nice and Cool
what do you mean by : " created a 35% gray fill layer " ?!
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04/21/2006 10:00:36 AM
I'd say it did a darn site better than 5.4 - thanks for including a detailed explanation, even if I'm not entirely sure what you're talking about. Fascinating that this is water, not ice as I (and many others) assumed. Extrememly creative - really like the DOF used and the fact you are NOT in focus.
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04/18/2006 01:40:52 PM
***Greetings from the critique club***

First off i have to say thank you for entering the challenge its what keeps this site going.

First off i must say i really enjoy your photograph

this is what i like the most first this really show you took the time and energy to creat a mignificant photo. and your score reflects that.

I dont really have any negatives, other then i think it would have been nice if you were in focus a litle bit more, but im sure thats easier said then done, i like the background,

what may have added to your score would have been a colorful shirt say yellow or red, that would be great.

sustains:
Great ideas, passion for your work, great discription of the photograph, and entering challenges for DPC
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04/18/2006 09:41:24 AM
I'm impressed with all the work you did to achieve this image. Also impressed with the results. Good job.
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04/18/2006 07:26:33 AM
omg i just realized this is water. i'd assumed it was ice. now i know why you did so well. very awesome.
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04/12/2006 03:21:05 PM
Excellent Shot! The only 10 I gave out as a matter of fact! I read your comments but got lost in the gray layer stuff. Would you consider posting a tutorial, it sounds very interesting! I'd love to learn the technique!
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04/12/2006 08:34:39 AM
I really liked this one. Top 20 isn't too shabby!! Congratulations.
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04/12/2006 08:06:05 AM
Very good, should have placed higher.
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04/12/2006 01:37:15 AM
I read your comments. It's a great shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/11/2006 12:31:25 AM
Amazing! I thought it must be an ice crystal but then I saw the drop down the bottom. This one is big on the 'wow' factor for me. Well done. Ribbon or at least top 10.
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04/10/2006 12:42:54 PM
amazing!
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04/10/2006 05:06:54 AM
outstanding image, great timing.
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04/09/2006 08:27:19 PM
this is brilliant! when I saw the thumbnail, I thought I would like this...great shot
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04/08/2006 05:22:51 AM
This is something different. I like it.
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04/07/2006 10:22:33 PM
This is REALLY good. If I looked enough, I could try and spell something with that stopped water. I just noticed all of the reflections of the guy in it. GREAT DOF. Bumping up.
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04/07/2006 09:16:43 PM
Awesome. Love it !!
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04/07/2006 12:47:10 PM
This is one of my favorites for this challenge. You did an awesome job. I gave it a 10.
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04/07/2006 08:57:18 AM
Clever title, good photo!
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04/07/2006 07:59:24 AM
This is my second time through these refraction images. This is definitely different since it includes a frozen captured seemingly impossible moment and I can definitely appreciate something new in this challenge. I've seen enough single water droplets on glass and in nets in my life time :) ... Almost perfect: It seems just a hair out of focus and there are a few too many blown out areas but I think you've stil accomplished a wonderful image here. I can still see the repeated figure through the water (at first I thought it was ice). Filling the entire frame diagonally is quite appealling also. bumping up.
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04/07/2006 02:57:19 AM
very well done ... 10
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04/06/2006 10:44:43 PM
super image, great use of DOF
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04/06/2006 02:14:43 PM
Like this! Clever...
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04/06/2006 01:47:55 AM
Fantastic job... great use of refracted light...
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04/05/2006 10:43:42 PM
SWEET!!!! I love it! 10
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04/05/2006 02:08:15 PM
AWESOME!!!
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04/05/2006 11:38:38 AM
the blurry face in the background is some what distracting
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04/05/2006 02:33:53 AM
i like it a lot, but how??
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04/05/2006 02:30:04 AM
What a cool idea! You might ribbon with this one.
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04/05/2006 02:24:21 AM
very interesting! will have to remember to come back and read comments on this and see how you did it.
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04/05/2006 01:20:16 AM
amazing photo, simply amazing. Love the way it is framed.
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04/05/2006 01:08:16 AM
Great capture of a moment in time! Well done.
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04/05/2006 01:05:05 AM
Now this is a really great entry. :)
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