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Splash!
Splash!
LalliSig


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Challenge: Complementary Colors III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: At home, Iceland
Date: Apr 25, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Water, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Apr 25, 2006

I know I know... Almost makes me sick to my scomach, it´s such a Cliche!!! I can´t believe it did so well, was sure this was going to score a 6.2 and not a 7.2. Must admit I am pretty dissapointed though to not get a ribbon with this score, when I went to bed 4 hours before rollover my score was a 7.38 something. Seems I need to score well above a 7 to ribbon on this site. Not complaining in the least though, just makes it an extra challenge for me :D Must admit I am a teeny weeny bit glad it dropped though, didn´t want two so similar shots as my top 2 photos here, wanted that ribbon more though!

This is essentially a reshoot of my Complementary colors II entry.

Lit with two flashes, a 580ex and a 550ex bounced into umbrellas, backround just a green cloth. Bothers me that the backround is lighter towards the bottom but I took this after midnight, 3 hours before the deadline and didn´t really wanna bother with a reshoot so this will have to do...

As for post processing, cropped, contrast adjustment with curves, color balance and selective color to tweak the colors abit, make the green parts greener and the strawberry more distinctively red. Sharpened after resizing.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 287
Avg (all users): 7.2180
Avg (commenters): 7.9535
Avg (participants): 7.0323
Avg (non-participants): 7.3061
Views since voting: 28615
Views during voting: 515
Votes: 289
Comments: 60
Favorites: 21 (view)


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05/06/2006 08:01:18 PM
Vona að þú hættir ekki að taka splass myndir. Þær eru augnayndi hjá þér.
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05/05/2006 08:00:09 PM
Its an awesome photo. I dont consider this a chiche, thats just me. Tough contest. 7.2 wow...great score, great job.

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05/03/2006 10:33:00 AM
This is a great shot, congrats to you.
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05/03/2006 09:08:18 AM
Congratulations for the high score, too bad it didn´t ribbon, a perfect shot as always...
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05/03/2006 06:48:39 AM
Congrats on the top 5 finish.
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05/03/2006 04:57:33 AM
Congrats on another top 5 finish. Your 4th 4th place Larus, and a 7+ score on top of that.
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05/03/2006 03:30:22 AM
Love this one. Congratulations on a super 4th place.
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05/03/2006 02:51:01 AM
wonderful photography
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05/03/2006 01:00:55 AM
congrats!
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05/03/2006 12:59:28 AM
I want to do this so bad now. Very nice colors and sharpness. Congrats!
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05/03/2006 12:40:24 AM
Congratulations !
I could presume right while voting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2006 09:43:09 PM
This is a great pic, but im unbiased for you cause im getting Really sick of all the strawberry photos!
(ever so sorry, chap!)
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05/02/2006 07:15:41 PM
Fits the theme to a "t".
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05/02/2006 05:08:12 PM
Great shot...very eye catching.
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05/02/2006 12:21:33 PM
excellent work.
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05/02/2006 06:41:55 AM
I like the sharp foreground and blurred background.
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05/01/2006 07:35:39 PM
I was waiting for someone to do this one. Thanks for doing it well.
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05/01/2006 05:32:10 AM
Very well done!
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04/30/2006 09:47:36 PM
Love the red reflected in the splash.
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04/30/2006 09:32:50 PM
Nice shot.
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04/30/2006 07:24:36 PM
Beautiful!
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04/30/2006 04:33:16 PM
great action capture, it is tack sharp
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04/30/2006 03:34:48 PM
Very dynamic. Nice shot!
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04/30/2006 01:00:35 PM
I enjoy the detail, the crystal clear effect, the vibrant colours. Top 5 to me.
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04/30/2006 11:22:34 AM
unoriginal title and background jsut to meet the challenge doesnt add to your photo.
nice sharp splash though, ill give you that. 7.
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04/30/2006 11:18:47 AM
Great timing on this. I'm sure it took quite a few takes to get timed right; your persistence paid off as this is beautiful.
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04/30/2006 11:14:24 AM
Well done - good colour and motion shot!
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04/30/2006 01:01:18 AM
AWESOME!!! This is absolutely flawless. Your heart must have skipped a beat when you saw how perfectly this turned out. Congratulations 10
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04/29/2006 11:15:19 PM
great picture I love how clear it is, very nice that you captured the water, also the colors work great with each other
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04/29/2006 10:20:30 PM
great water splash and the colors are perfect for this challenge.
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04/29/2006 06:20:01 PM
Cool and refreshing! Nice capture.
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04/29/2006 04:13:10 PM
Nice capture - the action is well frozen. Great colors and sharpness!
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04/29/2006 03:04:00 PM
ok one of my top 10 picks in this challenge. good luck. love the action and the sharpness in the strawberry ;)
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04/29/2006 01:17:59 PM
Splash indeed, great shot. Great color tones and small wind glass really adds impact to the photo.
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04/29/2006 12:33:22 PM
cool- nicely done
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04/29/2006 11:26:08 AM
WONDERFUL COLORS AND SHOT
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04/29/2006 11:03:47 AM
works for me, nice effect
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04/29/2006 08:52:30 AM
Fabulous!
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04/29/2006 07:50:53 AM
This great splash should be one out of first ten I bet.
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04/29/2006 07:50:18 AM
wonderful capture! what talent, hope you ribbon
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04/29/2006 01:55:15 AM
WOW, excellent timing
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04/29/2006 12:22:25 AM
refreshing in 2 ways. 8
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04/28/2006 02:14:32 PM
Very nice catch! Clean looking and sharp.
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04/28/2006 06:32:25 AM
Great shot. This should do well I think. Nice colours, bags of detail and on the money exposure, well done to you! Would be keen to know how you lit this (flash or natural light?) Good luck, this has top 5 finish all over it!
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04/27/2006 09:48:41 PM
Very cool
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04/27/2006 04:42:36 PM
I would have loved to see this with the full stem of the glass. That would have made it a 9 or 10 for me :)
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04/27/2006 01:00:25 PM
Very crisp, great capture, a top 10 picture.
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04/27/2006 11:55:27 AM
Very well taken.....how many drops did yea take!!!.....good job!
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04/27/2006 10:35:58 AM
like it!!!
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04/27/2006 09:51:36 AM
Excellent photo
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04/27/2006 09:15:35 AM
We've seen the proverbial splash shot a zillion times, but this fits the challenge just fine. My only complaint is the deadly "bullseye" centered subject. It would be so much more effective for me if the glass were way to one side with lots of negative space. Or maybe have the glass in one corner - it would really pull your eye to it. Nice stop action. Good use of the red/green.
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04/27/2006 03:48:05 AM
Top shot, and could be a ribbon winner as well.....
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04/26/2006 11:21:44 PM
good shot
wonderful
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04/26/2006 08:32:20 PM
nice capture!
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04/26/2006 05:32:48 PM
Amazing detail all the way around. Nothing to say but well done!
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04/26/2006 12:38:00 PM
Goodness, this might be a winner. Nice capture.
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04/26/2006 08:54:40 AM
Like you have frozen the water. COOL!! (10)
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04/26/2006 07:20:44 AM
wow! that's an awesome freeze shot...great colours well done...this should poll well 9
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04/26/2006 06:07:34 AM
7 - Good. Difficult, but perhaps a more refined crop, especially at the bottom, also just looks like it needs a fraction of a fraction nudge rotate up on the left. Perhaps more stem in the shot, not sure. Just seems it needs a little 'extra', in my opinion.
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04/26/2006 05:02:27 AM
Nice job. Good luck
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