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Challenge: Single Light Source II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: basement
Date: May 28, 2006
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 28, 2006

clipart & egg
single spot
boost of eposure 1/3, bit of curves, usm & crop
(no advanced editing done ;)
apologies to Matt Nash (aka GIS_boy) whose "The Caped Crusader Within" gave me the idea
post challenge comment:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30000-34999/33982/120/341509.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30000-34999/33982/120/341509.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' is a extreem curve on the original (very left sided)
you can see the printed chicken & the shadow of the egg & how it fits in
i was very happy how this came together..
the original chicken came from a clipart book of 1800's woodcuts,scanned in
filled it with black (select background, invert, feather,fill) then used the transform tool to strech it ..
f4 to soften the background 'to be shadow'ish as the clipart was kind'a jaggie...
the light was a fiberoptic microscope light i had picked up at an local auction (15$ !!) gives a good diffused light ... metered on the egg so not to blow it out .... & that blended the real shadow right into the chicken ..
looked at other egg creatures ('gators,snakes other birds) but wanted something that was immead. recognizable ...

this was the last egg in the house ...
thanks for your votes

Place: 13 out of 238
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Votes: 266
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06/09/2006 11:04:47 AM
Congrats on the top 20 dood! I tried almost eggactly (sorry!) the same shot once (#249809) but I just couldnt get it right, Well done!
06/08/2006 04:40:48 AM
This was one of my few nines. Eggs aren't easy to make look good!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 09:40:20 PM
Very original. Quite blurry, though.
06/06/2006 06:30:09 PM
Great. Original. Funny.
06/06/2006 02:05:15 AM
Funny AND well executed. I like the square crop and the overall composition.
06/06/2006 01:56:10 AM
Great creative thinking and clever image. The lighting is well done.
06/06/2006 01:00:23 AM
Heh, very witty. You must be on crack (j/k!).
Nice job.
06/05/2006 11:52:51 PM
Lol, great! Now to see what you come up with for the new shadow challenge!
I really like the colour and lack of hot spots.
06/05/2006 04:43:22 AM
well done
06/04/2006 08:48:40 PM
Very neat, i cant figure out how you did it.
06/04/2006 08:28:42 PM
Great work.
06/04/2006 07:43:35 PM
Clever! love the idea. Well taken.
06/04/2006 07:20:20 PM
Very creative, I almost missed what was going on here. You've come extremely close to blowing out a lot of the highlights.
06/03/2006 11:48:46 PM
Excellent out of the box interprettion.

Comp great, lighting good, love the sillouett, great gradience of light, nice texture on the egg, nice b&w
06/03/2006 07:46:28 AM
Clever, especially the blurring of the chicken-shadow. The positioning of the egg itself is a little uncomfortable, perhaps because it doesn't sit well with the edge of the spotlight.
06/02/2006 10:40:48 PM
very creative
06/02/2006 05:05:51 PM
Fantastic idea and really well carried out.
06/02/2006 01:28:33 PM
Well done! Brought a huge smile to my face!
06/02/2006 01:13:29 PM
How odd, yet very creative. It took me a second to catch what was going on. Good job!
06/02/2006 12:11:12 PM
awesome! how was this done?
06/02/2006 10:57:22 AM
Clever. Also nice DOF and focus on the egg (which I know is harder to do than it appears).
06/02/2006 09:50:40 AM
Oh very cute. Look forward to Photographers Comments on how you did it.
06/02/2006 08:37:45 AM
I would have prefered itb without the hen's shadow, nice controlled lighting, 10
06/01/2006 09:48:27 PM
Awesome idea, and pretty well executed. The focus seems (too) soft though (or the DOF).
06/01/2006 04:33:10 PM
clever idea and nicely done too
06/01/2006 02:11:24 PM
What a great picture! I love it.
06/01/2006 09:40:48 AM
i love it! not sure how you did it but it's well done
06/01/2006 05:57:03 AM
I'd be really interested to find out how you did this, I love the concept.
06/01/2006 02:49:25 AM
Sharp focus, well composed, and good use of a single light source.
06/01/2006 01:36:40 AM
very clever idea, I like it.
05/31/2006 06:53:56 PM
Can't wait to read how you did this. Very clever.
05/31/2006 06:48:43 PM
that is awesome! how'd you do it? also, maybe B&W would look better
05/31/2006 03:37:13 PM
very cool
05/31/2006 01:59:42 PM
Eggcelent ;) Very clever. Really creative use of the single light source!
05/31/2006 12:34:16 PM
LOL.. great thinking.. nice picture 8
05/31/2006 08:59:28 AM
Brilliant! Can't wait to see how you did that.
05/31/2006 01:05:39 AM
very film noir. nice work.

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