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Challenge: Chrome (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Apr 11, 2006
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Studio, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Apr 11, 2006

After two dismal entries, this is my last hope for a better score this week. I can only hope that people don't assume it's a PS filter or existing artwork. The setup is pretty wild...

I bought a mask and a rubber hand from a costume store, and glued an old pair of sunglasses to the mask. Then I filled a trash can lid with water and spray painted everything chrome (oil-based paint floats on water). I had my family helpers hold sheets of brightly colored paper off to the sides to create the colored edges.

One other detail- the water surface was perfectly flat when I painted it. Too perfect. I wanted some imperfections to show some detail and texture to make it look molten. To do that, I shook the setup a little to break up the paint and "flicked" the surface with a toothpick to make bubbles. The bubbles on the hand and face were a result of sloppy "flicking."

Processing: Noise Ninja, crop, levels, hue/saturation (desaturated the blue channel), and curves adjustments.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 186
Avg (all users): 7.2462
Avg (commenters): 8.4667
Avg (participants): 7.1972
Avg (non-participants): 7.2646
Views since voting: 12478
Views during voting: 542
Votes: 260
Comments: 98
Favorites: 33 (view)


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07/30/2006 09:25:46 PM
Great picture and creativity in the setup!
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05/02/2006 09:48:04 AM
Stunning! Great work and congrats! :)
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04/25/2006 02:30:09 PM
congratulations for a great idea!
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04/24/2006 08:57:56 AM
Very nice, Shannon! Groovy effects and what a great idea!
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04/24/2006 08:29:30 AM
King of the imaginative set-up shot! Congrats on yet another ribbon...
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04/23/2006 05:26:52 PM
Wow! What a cool idea and execution.
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04/23/2006 04:26:23 PM
Congrats on the red Shannon, this is a real work of art.
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04/23/2006 02:49:47 PM
Great work Man!! shows real dedication to the art of photography!
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04/22/2006 02:25:42 AM
Congrats on this placing. I guessed blue but any color is good:) The whole image is genius, but the colored panels held by your "family helpers" are over the top.
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04/21/2006 01:39:27 PM
Excellent....very well thought out.
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04/21/2006 03:37:22 AM
Very creative...
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04/21/2006 12:12:58 AM
Master Scalvert with another home run. Very creative engagement to produce this outstanding study. Kudos.
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04/20/2006 08:24:56 PM
Wow, what a set-up! Excellent!
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04/20/2006 05:42:00 PM
Amazing picture congrats on your red.
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04/20/2006 05:47:17 AM
I think anyone who goes to this much effort to win a gif should be distraught the little bugger wasn't blue!
; )
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04/20/2006 01:51:46 AM
Shannon, You could have done this with the glowing red eye dude! I know you have the talent to pull that off. I Like this its great, but dang dude if your going for the gusto for terminated It could have had more cowbell! Congrates on the Red, just wish ya to blue!
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04/19/2006 10:34:43 PM
Wow! Amazing!
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04/19/2006 09:36:52 PM
You set the "gold standard" for creative set-ups. Thanks for another inspiring shot.
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04/19/2006 08:23:49 PM
Amazing! Love it! Congratulations on your Ribbon!
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04/19/2006 06:53:30 PM
Very refreshing to the challenge. Way to go.
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04/19/2006 05:04:58 PM
Wow!
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04/19/2006 04:24:50 PM
very cool shot! Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/19/2006 03:39:36 PM
Very well done and soo creative. Congratulations.
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04/19/2006 02:02:02 PM
Proud of ya Shannon, way to go!
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04/19/2006 01:46:34 PM
Well done Shannon. Good idea flawlessly executed as usual. Congrats.
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04/19/2006 01:42:46 PM
Great creativity! Just a great job. Congrats.
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04/19/2006 12:49:08 PM
Great job....I like this even better than 1st place!

;)
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04/19/2006 11:58:52 AM
This totally rocks! Way to go!
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04/19/2006 11:36:49 AM
Amazing shot! very creative as usual!
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04/19/2006 10:38:52 AM
This soooo deserved a ribbon Shannon...well done, you are an excellent photographer. What an amazing idea. Really enjoyed reading the lengths some of us go to to get a ribbon!
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04/19/2006 10:34:19 AM
Fantastic picture. I am in awe of your creativity. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/19/2006 09:31:53 AM
Great effort that paid off Royally. Congrats.

How did you get the Chrome spray to stick to the water?
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04/19/2006 09:15:45 AM
Just toss another ribbon onto the pile, pal! Congrats -- this was outstanding!
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04/19/2006 09:01:52 AM
This is a blue ribbon if I ever saw one. GREAT work and thanks for the details. LOVE it ! Congrats !!!
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04/19/2006 08:53:32 AM
W O W. Nicely done. You spray painted water? Dang! You are too creative for words sometimes dude!
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04/19/2006 07:49:52 AM
very cool - congrats.
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04/19/2006 07:41:32 AM
Wow, I actually thought this was a sculpture somewhere! I gave you a 10, it is such a striking image. Congrats on your ribbon.
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04/19/2006 06:07:55 AM
Sheesh, haven´t you gotten enough ribbons already buddy :P Congrats!
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04/19/2006 05:50:57 AM
At first I wasn't sure about this image, but being honest it grows on you, and now the more I see it, the more I like it.....I now love everything about it.....
Great job, and a deserving ribbon winner.....
Bye the way, I am also adding it to my favorites.....

Message edited by author 2006-04-19 06:04:21.
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04/19/2006 04:53:38 AM
Great idea, incredibly well realised.. well done.
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04/19/2006 04:26:40 AM
Fantastic image, well done, add to fav's.
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04/19/2006 04:07:05 AM
Definitely belongs in the winners' circle. ;-)
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04/19/2006 03:58:46 AM
Fantastic ... A really good quality image .. well deserve place.
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04/19/2006 03:34:59 AM
Good to see you back on the leaderboard... cool shot!
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04/19/2006 03:30:21 AM
Congratulations on your red, great shot!
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04/19/2006 03:16:15 AM
Fantastic, so original, what an imagination you have!

Congrats on your ribbon. :)
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04/19/2006 01:57:37 AM
U got to be the photographer with the best imagination i have ever come across...... U RULE keep up the good work buddy ....
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04/19/2006 01:33:28 AM
cool imagination at work
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04/19/2006 12:52:26 AM
How did I know this was a Scalvet...hmmmmmmmmm Lemme see..

It was innovative, creative, well executed, had great lighting and truly stood out from the pack.... just some of the more recognizable traits that are consistant with a Scalvertian effort.

Great job and kudos on another much deserved ribbon.

Ray
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04/19/2006 12:51:09 AM
Woohoo! Chalk one up to Team 20D's top gun ;) Great job my friend!
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04/19/2006 12:35:02 AM
Breathtaking creativity. Superlative results.
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04/19/2006 12:30:37 AM
Dude, fabulous photo. Well done!
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04/19/2006 12:30:30 AM
Very cool. It looks like the robot man down at pier 31 in SF
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04/19/2006 12:19:00 AM
I can't understand how anyone can give this a TWO?!
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04/19/2006 12:18:20 AM
Great Job Shannon!! This is a wonderful photo!!
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04/19/2006 12:15:12 AM
Nice job and as clever as usual!
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04/19/2006 12:15:08 AM
Hey Shannon?!?! You're a nut man! Can't believe what you'll do to earn points for Team 20D!! Go, Shannon Go!! :D Great shot, man!
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04/19/2006 12:14:00 AM
Fantastic job and well deserved ribbon, congrats!
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04/19/2006 12:13:31 AM
Congrat's Shannon. This one really stood out!
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04/19/2006 12:12:25 AM
Can a photo placed this high still be underrated? Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/18/2006 08:01:06 PM
Great use of color reflecting in the silver! How did you set it up? Is it actually someone under paint? Great job love the aviators!
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04/18/2006 05:12:14 PM
Amazing work, this has to have an excellent finish. Great coloring on the face.
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04/18/2006 04:57:42 PM
Bump cool image the only one of the type, I saw it early and expected many more
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04/18/2006 12:13:55 PM
ouch was that hot!?
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04/18/2006 12:04:12 PM
ahh terminater
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04/18/2006 09:17:57 AM
Great picture. Would be curious how you made this. Was it done in water?
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04/18/2006 08:31:43 AM
very unusual you have my vote
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04/18/2006 07:16:57 AM
haha, excellent idea and execution !
really awesome, and even the red/orange colors are just as in the movie set at factory

peace,
goran
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04/18/2006 04:46:07 AM
Definitely scores high for originality - this deserves a ribbon I think.
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04/17/2006 11:50:10 PM
Unique
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04/17/2006 03:40:09 PM
This is such a cool pic!
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04/17/2006 12:53:01 AM
this is great...
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04/16/2006 07:42:51 PM
Must be the blue ribbon! Very creative and striking image.
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04/16/2006 06:52:15 PM
Super, looks like messy fun...
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04/16/2006 11:04:30 AM
Amazing! However I'm not sure about the color in the reflections... also, if the surface was smoother I think it would have been better... still a great picture!
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04/15/2006 07:00:11 PM
that's pretty rad
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04/15/2006 12:54:02 AM
Very good. If this is a self portrait, im really impressed :) Of course you could be holding your camera with your left hand. :)

I predict Blue. Good luck
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04/14/2006 10:35:47 PM
Great idea and execution. My pick to ribbon,
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04/13/2006 10:03:20 PM
this looks like a purchased prop ... At first glance it looked like WAY too much effort. This will do well I think.
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04/13/2006 06:21:21 PM
Very unique and perfectly original. Not much to complain about here and my choice for top honors... well done!
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04/13/2006 05:28:31 PM
very nice concept...well executed, taking into account the "hot" subject - i just hope this is not a process-created effect

because i believe in the inherent goodness of humanity (some call this naivety), you get an "elightening 8" from me for this attempt

please let publish your workflow, and it will also be interesting to know who this image is of

good luck
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04/13/2006 07:28:22 AM
Oh Yeah!!!Great!
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04/13/2006 01:03:07 AM
"Terminator" reference? Instant high-score. :-D!
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04/12/2006 08:29:50 PM
Wow! Very creative idea, well executed.
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04/12/2006 07:44:46 PM
brrrrrrrr...
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04/12/2006 07:13:45 PM
well done, this should do well...9
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04/12/2006 06:18:06 PM
great shot
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04/12/2006 05:09:36 PM
Wonderful!!! I love the colors here - and what a creative entry this is! I hope you leave some notes in the photographer's thingie so we can see what you did here. This is inspiring.
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04/12/2006 02:58:45 PM
Meets challange very well and is the only one to bring in a human side.
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04/12/2006 02:37:44 PM
Wow! Love it!
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04/12/2006 01:54:37 PM
COOL!!!
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04/12/2006 11:54:57 AM
This is quite unique! Very interesting...good luck in the challenge.
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04/12/2006 10:57:30 AM
Brilliant idea ,excellent execution.
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04/12/2006 09:28:57 AM
Very impressive -- my first 10 of the challenge!
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04/12/2006 09:00:16 AM
Doesn't work for me, but I would love to know how you did this, as I think the concept is good.

Message edited by author 2006-04-19 06:01:50.
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04/12/2006 05:38:05 AM
what the? bizarre
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04/12/2006 04:45:49 AM
Clever idea. At first glance I didn't like the red/orange reflections but I guess you wanted it to look like fire reflection? Cool
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04/12/2006 01:45:27 AM
Really cool, I like the reflected colors! bumping to 10
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