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Challenge: Refraction of Light (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Austin, TX
Date: Apr 4, 2006
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 4, 2006

The idea was spawned from just experimenting with how the light was refracting through the glass. Since I was getting some blocky patterns I figured I could make one that looked sorta like ice being thrown towards the glass. It would have been better had I been able to show it falling from the top but I was unable to accomplish that.

Setup: I used a stationary flashlight just to the right of the glass to create the refraction. Since the flashlight was really close to the glass I had a problem of overexposure. I fixed the problem by placing my hand behind the glass and by moving my hand a bit I was able to avoid the overexposure and I got a pleasing blurred effect in the glass (wasn't done in PS).

Post: The only thing I did in PS was slightly adjust the hue to a more DPC friendly color (I hope!), bumped up the levels and used noise ninja for some minor noise reduction minor sharpening. That's it.

Place: 26 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.1855
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.8451
Avg (non-participants): 6.3220
Views since voting: 1325
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 248
Comments: 9
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04/23/2006 12:35:57 PM
Wow - somehow missed this. Lovely work. The cool icy blue tones are beautiful with that "shot" of ice. Really nicely done. Worthy of a print for sure.
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04/12/2006 02:58:07 AM
Nice job Richard ;) Great lighting effect ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2006 09:36:35 AM
well done light captured just right
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04/09/2006 08:40:19 PM
lovely composition
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04/08/2006 09:22:04 PM
Way cool and unique!
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04/07/2006 08:14:03 PM
Wow! I love the light pattern in this one. Very well done!
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04/07/2006 06:58:31 AM
so interesting, looks like a kinda crystal effect!
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04/06/2006 10:23:03 PM
Love the effect on this one, great job.
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04/06/2006 07:46:41 AM
create eye and set up on this one. moody lighting adds to the composition
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