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Rainbow Rythm
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timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rhythm II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Columbus
Date: Apr 27, 2006
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Sky, Textures
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2006

Had no clue what I was going to enter into this challenge. So I dipped a bunch of q-tips in food coloring and placed them in that green brick stuff that you arrange flowers in. Took it outside and held it up to the sky and took the shot. Have no clue how this will go over - probably like a brick. But I like the colors none the less. Maybe some out there will get more of a feeling of rythm than I did - lol.

Cropped, levels, saturation, unsharpen mask, border, save for web, sharpened again and played with saturation again.

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Post challenge -
Wow!!! Thanks everyone. To have ribboned is a dream I have had for all of two and a half months - lol. But this is way more awesome than I expected. And being so close to two great shots is all the more humbling. I didn't expect this to do well at all and I am still stunned. Yes the border stunk and I spelled rhythm wrong. But it was fun putting this together. I have an outtake in my portfolio of the set up my 3.5 yr old son made with the extra q-tips. Thanks again everyone.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 208
Avg (all users): 6.9198
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 6.4507
Avg (non-participants): 7.1205
Views since voting: 23606
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 237
Comments: 88
Favorites: 33 (view)


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07/07/2006 12:18:02 PM
I like so many things about this shot - the colors, the arrangement, the lighting.

I also really appreciate that you took against a real sky, not a computer monitor.
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06/12/2006 01:38:23 PM
wow i really liked the brightness and cheerfulness of this photo. it's great!
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05/18/2006 06:59:48 AM
[[trading post]]

well there is noting to critizise.. a blue ribbon says it all

congratulation
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05/16/2006 11:36:59 PM
hello again,

i think you already know this one is awesome. let me break it down for you.

the sky is great. maybe a bit more puffy clouds. the colors are amazing. the focus is spot on. and the lighting is excellent (with a bit of shadow for depth).

the idea is incredible. well done and congratulations on the ribbon. very well deserved.
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05/15/2006 12:53:03 AM
--Trading Post--
What more could I add? Nice work, and very creative. You have all the perfect elements for the ribbon here. Well done.
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05/14/2006 02:41:22 AM
well done!!!
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05/13/2006 10:35:28 PM
Highly inventive and so cool. Congratulations on your blue. This really rocks.
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05/13/2006 02:53:21 AM
I'll bet that took some setting up and it was well worth it. I particularly like the way that the stems create a pattern all of their own. A lovely, colourful shot with, as the challenge says, a great rhythm.
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05/12/2006 04:05:43 PM
Congrats Tim - This is a beautiful shot.
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05/12/2006 09:06:21 AM
superb
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05/11/2006 10:44:10 PM
This is such a fun and whimsical shot. Love it!
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05/11/2006 03:37:44 PM
~trading post~

Congrats on the ribbon. This is one of those shots where you think "damn, I need those ideas let alone the ability to execute them well"
I didn't even notice the title was misspelt til you pointed it out, and the border doesn't really bother me.

I love how you've captured every texture in the 'q-tips' (pfft, americans :P) and got that sense of colour and movement.

The only things I'd hazard to suggest for improvement would be
1- grain in the sky. A perfect sky would have made this even more awesome. 2- A teensy bit of a lower crop at the bottom, just so that the purple drips don't touch the frame (yeah i'm fussy, but its hard to critique a ribboner lol)
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05/11/2006 02:26:34 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Very creative, way to go, Tim.
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05/11/2006 11:16:30 AM
This is such a creative capture. Well done and congratulations!!
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05/11/2006 07:04:46 AM
Very colorful, congratulations on your first ribbon.
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05/10/2006 10:03:00 PM
Wow! What an awesome, creative shot! And you make it look so easy. It's the thinking of cool stuff like this that's so hard! Congratulations on your first (of many I'm sure) ribbon!

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05/10/2006 09:08:13 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon and you did it pretty quickly. Nicely done.
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05/10/2006 06:26:33 PM
Love the beautiful bright colors ! You got rhythm !
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05/10/2006 04:29:11 PM
Its quite an amazing image. It has great flow, wonderful colors and is quite unique.

Congrats on the blue, well deserved !
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05/10/2006 02:56:47 PM
A stunningly sharp image, congrats on the ribbon.
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05/10/2006 02:42:28 PM
From the Critique Club :

Congrats for your first ribbon ! A blue one , that's great !

First things that came to my mind when I saw your photo were : original , very creative.That's something I value because the elements you used are easy to find ; the way you have used them , your idea , was very good.
All is in focus , it's colorful , it's pleasant to see.

To improve it ? well , hard to say , maybe less noise in the sky (surely due to the unsharp mask and sharpening).

Enjoy it , Tim !

(Please feel free to email me for anything related with this critique)
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05/10/2006 11:39:41 AM
Imaginative and excellent! What more is there to say?

Well done.
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05/10/2006 11:02:59 AM
I don't think this is a bad idea at all. And obviously the DPC voters agree. congrats on a nice first place finish.
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05/10/2006 08:39:15 AM
Very creative and colourful, congrats!
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05/10/2006 08:22:36 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Great idea and it's got rhythm!
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05/10/2006 08:07:07 AM
Trading Post....

Wow, Tim. This is cool! It's an excellent shot, with awesome colors. There's not a lot of critiquing to do; the sky does seem a touch noisy, but congratulations none the less!
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05/10/2006 07:36:16 AM
Trading Post...

What can I say? BLUE!!!!! Yea!!!! Way to go!!!! Congratulations!!!!
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05/10/2006 06:55:36 AM
Great idea and an excellent outcome. Congrats on your well deserved blue!
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05/10/2006 06:42:43 AM
Tim!! Congrats! No critique for you on this one - just a simple "way to go!" I'd say your days in the Middling Masses are pretty much over now. And thanks for using a real sky.
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05/10/2006 06:10:09 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon. Great shot!
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05/10/2006 04:31:10 AM
Lovely shot, well lit and great backround, well composed. Congrats on your ribbon!
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05/10/2006 04:19:12 AM
Critique Trading Post Comment.

It's an honor to be in the same critique trading group as a certifiable blue ribbon winner. So... my critique... "FLAWLESS"

(i'm not worthy to critique this image) ; )
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05/10/2006 03:58:29 AM
nice, surreal, couldnt work it out. congratulations!
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05/10/2006 03:10:09 AM
Congrats to your (well deserved) first ribbon!
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05/10/2006 03:01:23 AM
Fantastic composition, background and colours. Your first ribbon and blue at that is well deserved.
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05/10/2006 02:52:58 AM
Good stuff. This photo truely matches the challenge criteria! Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/10/2006 02:19:11 AM
Congratulations Tim! An excellent, creative and well crafted image!
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05/10/2006 02:07:10 AM
Well done fellow "Rainbow Rhythm", and I wasn't that far behind.
You must be so happy to win the "Blue". Congratulation on a very clever entry.....
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05/10/2006 01:13:11 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.....and a blue one at that.
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05/10/2006 01:11:41 AM
Good to see such a cheerful, playful shot take the blue! Nice work!
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05/10/2006 01:11:19 AM
Congratulations on this well deserved blue. Excellent picture.
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05/10/2006 12:44:17 AM
YOU ARE OFFICIALLY OUT OF THE MEDIOCRE MASSES.

Wow, I LOVE this shot. Great job and my heartiest congratulations.
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05/10/2006 12:32:37 AM
simply impressive. congratulations. not just a ribbon, but the king of all ribbons. well done.

now to rip it to shreads. lol.

the thing i hate about this image is that it is not mine. lol.

absolutely amazing image i myself scored it quite well. cannot help you improve it except for maybe the puffy clouds in the sky would be better.
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05/10/2006 12:30:44 AM
Congratulations. Really well done.
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05/10/2006 12:28:39 AM
Big congrats on joining the ribbon club! That first one always feels great! You deserve it with this awesome shot.
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05/10/2006 12:23:37 AM
Congrats !!! Nice creativity and work you put into this shot.
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05/10/2006 12:23:03 AM
OMG, you did it!!! All that sweating for nothing ;) CONGRATS!!
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05/10/2006 12:22:43 AM
Woo-Hoo!!! WTG! Congratulations on your blue! :-)
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05/10/2006 12:18:20 AM
Congratulations....first place. You deserve it.
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05/10/2006 12:17:57 AM
Congratulations! I knew it would do well despite my reservations about the border.
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05/10/2006 12:17:20 AM
Congrats! Great shot!
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05/10/2006 12:17:14 AM
BLUE! BLUE!

Congrats kermit!
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05/10/2006 12:17:04 AM
Thats what I'm talking about!! Many Congratulations!!
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05/10/2006 12:16:42 AM
Just like a brick. ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2006 10:57:21 PM
COOL... Creative shot!
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05/09/2006 10:42:37 PM
Fun and colorful entry. Not quite certain about the inner border though but this should do well in this challenge ;) Good luck!
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05/09/2006 06:07:27 PM
Excellent and well set-up
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05/09/2006 01:28:28 AM
Nice colors and lighting. I like the background. Is it real or a prop?
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05/08/2006 11:02:41 PM
nice set up. great DOF and very coloful. I wonder what it would look like with the complementary colors next to each other.
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05/08/2006 08:50:48 PM
Lovely and fun image! Good luck.
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05/08/2006 06:35:17 PM
very interesting. composition is very nicely done. i think u have a winner here
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05/08/2006 09:42:15 AM
nice
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05/08/2006 07:20:21 AM
the border ... is so unnecessary, I think
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05/08/2006 06:25:20 AM
frame is unnecessary and a bit distracting, sky looks artificial, otherwise great composition and colors - 8
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05/07/2006 10:49:59 PM
This is a great picture! All the colors up with the blue sky is just amazing to me! 10
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05/07/2006 10:40:30 PM
wow, that is very cool! great job 10
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05/07/2006 09:48:18 PM
Especially in thumbnail, I can almost picture tulips swaying in the breeze. Fun shot!
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05/07/2006 12:21:06 AM
good colour - I find the frame a little disconcerting on the bottom edges.
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05/06/2006 10:52:02 AM
So far I have voted on 16 images - yours is the first one above 8. Great work. Lovely colours. You get a 10 from me.
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05/06/2006 05:30:09 AM
I can feel a lot of effort was put into this. Perfectly suites the challenge theme.
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05/05/2006 07:49:27 PM
This is so bright and fun with just a smidgen of odd...I mean who would mess aroung coloring q-tips? Do you suppose folks will hop on the rip-off wagon and painted q-tips will be popping up in every challenge from now on?
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05/05/2006 02:29:56 PM
I like this. It is one of my favorites in the challenge. Maybe you could have taken away some of the sky at the top.
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05/05/2006 04:55:38 AM
That looks to be a good amount of effort!
Nice vibrant hues!
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05/04/2006 11:22:27 PM
bet taht took a lot of work. nicely done.
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05/04/2006 08:01:31 PM
Painted q-tips?
Very original, and the image flows, well- done-- 9
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05/04/2006 03:00:39 PM
Great rhythm and colour.
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05/04/2006 11:41:44 AM
Really like how this ones just pops out when opened. The curve and clouds make for a delightful photo.
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05/04/2006 12:25:28 AM
Great...creative...very nice...and love how you took it outside for the sky instead of a white/black background...you get a 10
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05/03/2006 10:03:38 PM
one of the more creative entries... nice
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05/03/2006 12:12:39 PM
like it alot. only beef is that it seems oversharpened/overprocessed. maybe its just the jpeg compression. 7.
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05/03/2006 10:50:32 AM
oh wow that's very creative!!!10
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05/03/2006 10:25:24 AM
So very cool and creative!!
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05/03/2006 10:02:09 AM
Nicely arrangement idea.
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05/03/2006 09:06:11 AM
You need to learn how to spell.....
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05/03/2006 08:39:53 AM
Very cool and a clever idea.
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05/03/2006 06:24:12 AM
clever, really don't like your border though
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05/03/2006 04:12:35 AM
nice work ..... good efforts and something different indeed....
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05/03/2006 12:50:38 AM
That is awesome. Love the trouble you went to to dye the q-tips. The undulation is really pretty. WOW
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