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Swizzles and Swerves
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Challenge: Glass II (with a twist) (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges 2006
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Jun 24, 2006
Aperture: f/ 11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2006

I thought about putting the glass stirrer in again but I just couldn't. I got a set of four glass swizzle sticks and the same time I got the stirrer and I went with them. I also shot the tops of them...multicolored glass chickens. NOT exciting. Not sure this is either but I had no idea what else to do and I thought this turned out OK. The background is an earlier, less green version of the one I made up for Stirring Greens in the Green II challenge.

Post: Convert from raw with Exposure compensation at (at least) +0.33 (might have been higher but not much...I think. OH Well). Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Flip 180 and then flip vertical. CROP. Sharpen. Resize. Save for Web........Now let me go make sure I didn't screw up the tag! LOL!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 258
Avg (all users): 6.9402
Avg (commenters): 7.8788
Avg (participants): 6.5963
Avg (non-participants): 7.1354
Views since voting: 3853
Views during voting: 479
Votes: 301
Comments: 51
Favorites: 12 (view)


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01/31/2007 04:44:31 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think this deserves a 1st place ribbon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
12/03/2006 10:47:12 PM
Very colorful and well executed.
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07/08/2006 02:29:55 PM
Thanks Sally and Magnús!
07/08/2006 08:50:52 AM
Congratulations on the 4th place!
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07/08/2006 06:40:28 AM
Great image wonderful idea
Congrats on your 4th placing Colours and clarity are great
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07/05/2006 11:16:26 PM
Thanks, Tom, Jeni, Þorsteinn and Richard!
07/05/2006 11:06:22 PM
Congrats Rob on 4th place. Another strong abstract shot. I had a feeling you would be up there in this challenge!!!
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07/05/2006 04:21:57 PM
Congratulations on the 4th place! Excellent shot!
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07/05/2006 09:26:21 AM
Wow!!! Awesome Picture!!!
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07/05/2006 03:46:16 AM
Awesome job! Lovely image, and congrats on 4th place!
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07/05/2006 02:25:03 AM
Thanks, Ursula and Neil! And thank for all the great comments during the challenge!

Neil: I opened a blank file in PSElements 3.0. I put up a quater inch grid to use as a template. I clicked on the backgrond color icon and brought up the Color Picker and chose several different hues of green. I selected one 1/4" vertical space of the grid with the Rectangular Marquee tool and then filled the selected area with Paint Bucket tool. Repeated for about a dozen different colors. Then I copy and pasted the inital set across the background and, when completed, merged down each set. The I sharpened it a bit to give a better definition between the colors. The curves were made with the Shear filter. Here is a downsized version of the background:
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Message edited by author 2006-07-05 02:25:47.
07/05/2006 12:31:12 AM
This is very cool! Congratulations on 4th! What's the background?
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07/05/2006 12:12:26 AM
Rob, congratulations on 4th place! Lovely abstract.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2006 11:50:01 PM
One of my top five. Nice color and details.
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07/04/2006 09:02:44 AM
Great color and composition and outstanding abstract shot.
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07/04/2006 04:47:05 AM
Great shot. This is one of my personal favourites from this contest. Really well done. You've taken an otherwise dull subject and turned it into something interesting to look at.
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07/03/2006 07:29:50 PM
This is great. The choice of background pattern really brings out the refractive nature of the glass. The splaying of the rods from being tightly bunched in the corner to spreading across the upper right side of the frame is very well thought out. And having one rod crossing another, so we see a hint of refractions of refractions, is inspired.
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07/03/2006 05:06:07 PM
beautiful color scheme composition and subject, very well done!
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07/03/2006 04:32:46 PM
very nice. very mod.
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07/03/2006 10:42:01 AM
Very nice glass, love the colors.
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07/03/2006 10:07:17 AM
classic dpc. 7
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07/02/2006 11:10:26 PM
Like the colours and the pattern in this shot
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07/02/2006 03:50:20 PM
Simply beautiful !!
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07/02/2006 02:12:58 PM
wildly cool
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07/02/2006 09:05:57 AM
I love the color choices, composition and framing.
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07/01/2006 10:26:22 PM
Great photo. Excellent composition, sharpness and color.
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07/01/2006 09:17:28 PM
Wow! Nice!
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06/30/2006 10:21:59 PM
Good execution of a classic approach.
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06/30/2006 08:20:52 PM
Very cool. I can see the twist in glass ;) 9
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06/30/2006 04:54:10 PM
Good one. Hope you didn't take anything :) while shooting.
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06/30/2006 02:01:51 PM
Wow this is wild and bright.
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06/30/2006 11:15:24 AM
Robert? Love this image, great colours. I'm thinking you might have too many swizzle sticks in there, one or two might have a bigger imapct, now it's sort of busy. Still a great photo though.
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06/30/2006 03:19:57 AM
This was very interesting. Very busy, but not distracting.
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06/29/2006 09:40:09 PM
FUNKY !!!!! This is worthy of a print ! I can't wait to see the details on this one. 10 + + +
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06/29/2006 09:00:30 PM
Nice effect. :)
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06/29/2006 02:34:27 PM
Everyone has the right to do an image like this at least once to prove themselves. But repeat offenders should perhaps move on ;-) Not that you are, surely? Nice colours. 7.
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06/29/2006 12:50:02 PM
Great image. Well done with the color and glass!
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06/29/2006 11:08:50 AM
Like the abstract.
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06/29/2006 11:06:41 AM
Where do you keep coming up with these cool backgrounds!? Once again, nicely done. Grrrr. ;^)
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06/29/2006 08:08:10 AM
this should do well...good luck
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06/29/2006 12:59:13 AM
0-2 Meets Challenge: 2
0-3 Technical Merit: 3
0-3 Creativity: 3
0-2 The Wow Factor: 2
Total = 10
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06/28/2006 11:51:21 PM
Love this. Looks ''Rikki-ized" 10
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06/28/2006 11:06:54 PM
One one hand I really like this, on the other, it's too busy. 7
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06/28/2006 10:56:50 PM
Exceptional photo. I love it. Congratulations
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06/28/2006 06:08:56 PM
Good coloring and lighting, fits challenge criteria well..
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06/28/2006 02:04:01 PM
Love the repeating green/yellow swirls every where you look.
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06/28/2006 01:43:03 PM
Beautiful
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06/28/2006 10:30:24 AM
WoW
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06/28/2006 10:12:13 AM
Beautiful use of glass! I love the refraction.
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06/28/2006 08:10:54 AM
Aha ! Finally a typical DPC image !
Maybe just a bit soft but should score high nevertheless.
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06/28/2006 02:28:52 AM
I like the effect of the swizzle sticks.....The background seems a little to busy, and distracts from the mirror reflection of the glass sticks.....
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