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Challenge: Single Light Source II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: *
Date: May 29, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60sec
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2006

Not much time to choose. 5min to the deadline. No time to look through the rest of the batch. Picked one and just went with it. Hope you folks like it :)

Lighting details: in a plain regular heavy plastic milk crate (could use a cardboard box, which I actually didnt have handy but a 100w light does heat up so then safety concerns do come to mind), put a clamp lamp inside pointing up then a piece of frosted glass on top (borrowed from a shelf). In the end , it's like using a softbox as a setup table and arranging the pieces right on it. So in turn the end result should be that the soft light is illuminating the objects from below.

PS: saturation boost, changed hue to get the blue color, levels/curves for contrast, rotated counter clockwise, cropped, resize, noise reduction, sharpened.

Was inspired by Barry Walthall's work to give this a try. Hope to try more of these in the future.

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Thanks to everyone for their comments. Really appreciate it.

Some of the outtakes I didnt get to look at during the posting period. Where processed after voting began

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My favorite:
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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 238
Avg (all users): 6.8977
Avg (commenters): 7.8276
Avg (participants): 6.8182
Avg (non-participants): 6.9305
Views since voting: 4437
Views during voting: 453
Votes: 264
Comments: 40
Favorites: 15 (view)


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06/28/2006 02:32:18 PM
Mmmm, this is a great idea for the stationery challenge, I think you might be the winner!
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06/10/2006 10:35:43 PM
Beautiful abstract work of art. Very visually appealing, I like this.
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06/09/2006 01:58:12 AM
Hey there from the Critique Club

Camera Work/Technical: This is a very interesting image that appealed well with the voters. Perhaps it is my aging eyes, but the focus seems a little soft to me. Very nice post-processing to render an image that the voters would love.

Lighting: Near flawless, and this, of course, is the strength of the image. The lighting you chose for this setup made for a terrific textured feel.

Composition/Content: Excellent, as well. The shapes play together very well to keep the viewer's eye moving throughout the entire image.

My Opinion: You created a very appealing, vibrant image that the voters loved. Congratulations on yet another top ten finish.

Eric
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06/07/2006 09:56:08 PM
Congratulations! This is really well done.
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06/07/2006 02:01:31 PM
Congratulations on your 7th place, great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 09:56:43 PM
As in the wonderful works of Barry Walthall (see here). Excellent job. Even the overexposure works very well.
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06/06/2006 08:01:58 PM
Great image - what is the material? I'm guessing curled paper on a light table?
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06/06/2006 05:04:40 PM
nice clean abstract. like the lighting and the colors. good composition and the border works well. 9.
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06/06/2006 01:50:00 PM
Nice effect. Could be darker.
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06/06/2006 09:34:43 AM
Great composition. Just love the colors.
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06/06/2006 06:02:13 AM
Clever idea... So delicate and smooth!
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06/05/2006 07:16:47 PM
yesssss.... blue for blue...
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06/05/2006 08:17:11 AM
superb light and color, I really love this shot !
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06/05/2006 04:41:53 AM
excellent...great imapct
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06/04/2006 08:37:31 PM
I really really like this.
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06/04/2006 06:17:39 PM
Nice effect. I like the gradients created.
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06/04/2006 01:29:30 AM
very nice effect....... love the picture.
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06/04/2006 12:45:04 AM
coooool
love it
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06/03/2006 11:43:48 PM
One of my favorites for this challenge, but gee there are some excellent images in this challenge.....
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06/03/2006 01:50:25 PM
nice high-contrast abstract. Would have liked to see a bit sharper focus
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06/02/2006 09:05:24 PM
Cool and dreamy effect.
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06/02/2006 06:09:02 PM
Nice concept and execution. The angle/POV works very well.
The highlights look blown, but in this case that is perfectly fine. 8
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06/02/2006 01:37:00 PM
This is just way toooo cool. If you don't get a ribbon for this, then something is wrong with all the other voters. ;) ~10
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06/02/2006 01:21:33 PM
I love this type of photos and colors are great! I just wish that the edges of the paper were a bit sharper, especially in the top right corner -- I think the impact would have been much stringer that way.
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06/01/2006 09:39:48 PM
whoa, awesome shot, awesome use of paper, i just really like this picture in general, -9-
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06/01/2006 04:19:11 PM
Nice. Tighter curls might have meant for smaller expanses of white. Good though and I hope you give details cos I tried this once and failed miserably.
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06/01/2006 02:03:06 PM
wow! impressive. 9!
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06/01/2006 08:15:05 AM
Brilliant!
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06/01/2006 12:27:43 AM
Very cool....love the blues and the perfect whites...very nice work
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06/01/2006 12:10:19 AM
Very enjoyable image. Good idea.
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05/31/2006 08:03:56 PM
Cool
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05/31/2006 06:57:37 PM
9
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05/31/2006 03:15:48 PM
Very nice abstract! BLue was a good choice for your lighting.
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05/31/2006 12:54:35 PM
awwww, this is wonderful! I believe this is an acurate way to show "an artificial light source" Good idea!!
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05/31/2006 12:17:37 PM
Well done!
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05/31/2006 11:36:36 AM
Sweet and nice.. Beautiful picture and a nice idea..
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05/31/2006 11:30:24 AM
Simple and pretty. The different shades of blue really jump off the screen. It would be nice to see more in focus.
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05/31/2006 04:39:33 AM
Simple and Abstract.7.
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05/31/2006 02:06:15 AM
very nice!
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05/31/2006 12:24:12 AM
Is that paper? You're so creative! Amazing!
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