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(Words are) Flowing Out Like Endless Rain Into a Paper Cup - "Across the Universe"
(Words are) Flowing Out Like Endless Rain Into a Paper Cup - "Across the Universe"
Lorene


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: May 30, 2006
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Water
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2006

Used the backyard hose with a sprayer connected. My husband held a cup below where the water was flowing for me while I took the shot. Light source: sun and flash. The cup is indeed made of paper.

Cropped
Curves
bumped up saturation
slight blur, dodge, and burn to get rid of the seam of the cup
NI
resized
sharpened
saved for web

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.6597
Avg (commenters): 8.2778
Avg (participants): 6.5155
Avg (non-participants): 6.7330
Views since voting: 12418
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 288
Comments: 24
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/02/2006 11:19:47 PM
I remember when you took this one! It's great!
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06/09/2006 05:12:32 PM
Hello from the Critique Club:

I am so glad I got this image to write about, I love it! It's always easier to comment on something you like. The only problem is that I think the image is pretty much just right the way it is. Hmmmm.

Anyway.

For the technicals:

Focus is right on - the cup, drops, and "rain" are all nicely in focus, while the sky is soft in the distance.

Exposure - F8 & 1/250 sec seem to have worked just right here. If you would have wanted to get a more streaky background (traces of water coming down) then you'd have to use a lower shutter speed (1/60 or so), but then the drops in the air would not have been as clear. There is a series of flower images made in front of a sprinkler, at 1/30 to 1/60 shutter speed, backlit (that is, sun, shower, flower in that order) that look absolutely beautiful - maybe you've seen some of them.

Lighting - seems just right to me also.

Composition - Just something that comes to mind, there are few square images that win at DPChallenge (I don't know why). I like your composition quite well. Maybe it would be worth experimenting with placing the cup at the bottom right, so that it looks like more of the rain is actually flowing into the cup (right now, there is a big area to the right where the rain isn't going anywhere so to say). The slightly blurry area at the bottom right might also have thrown off some viewers. But I like the cut as it is.

Meeting the challenge - this is probably the area where your image suffered most. The lyrics read "flowing out", yet the image has a feel of "flowing into". The image does not convey the idea of rain very much - that might have hurt. You did really well though, a top 20 finish at DPC with your 4th entry is quite an achievement.

I am looking forward to your future creations. Congratulations again on an excellent entry.

~Ursula

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06/07/2006 11:47:53 PM
A lovely work of art. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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06/07/2006 03:27:30 PM
Congratulations on your 14th place, great shot!
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06/07/2006 12:51:12 AM
Wow, nice jump into the 6's, Cheers! to more excellent imagination from you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 08:43:27 AM
A fantastic image. Well done. I like it very much.
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06/06/2006 08:33:28 AM
Surreal feeling to this one ... I like the simplicity and complexity together.
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06/06/2006 07:11:38 AM
Great frozen water slightly overworked rain IMHO.
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06/05/2006 08:37:16 AM
this is amazing!
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06/05/2006 03:59:26 AM
my favourite Beatles song...well done, hope this ribbons 9
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06/04/2006 03:18:39 PM
Very interesting effect. Bump.
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06/04/2006 02:24:14 AM
Wow...this is certainly extreme...I like it.
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06/02/2006 08:25:55 PM
Excellent idea and execution.
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06/02/2006 03:45:30 AM
This is a special one. I like it a lot. Lovely blue colors and your idea fits well with the title. Well done. I hope it gets a good score. 9.
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06/01/2006 01:41:28 PM
Very nice. Real clouds or backdrop?
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05/31/2006 11:42:43 PM
Veryyy interesting. 10.
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05/31/2006 09:13:59 PM
Fantastic. Great photo.
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05/31/2006 08:28:03 PM
Nice detail.
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05/31/2006 04:06:51 PM
8- wow, great shot
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05/31/2006 03:20:29 PM
This is really nice. Focus could be a bit sharper on the cup, but overall it's well done.
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05/31/2006 01:22:59 PM
Amazing picture! I just love it!
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05/31/2006 01:18:12 PM
Very creative and wonderfully presented!
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05/31/2006 09:48:15 AM
Great colors... Good capture, meets the challange.. well done :o)
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05/31/2006 09:42:16 AM
oooo.... very nice!
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