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timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Stationery (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: columbus
Date: Jun 28, 2006
Aperture: 5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2006

Tried a variety of different setups on this one. First round I had a big chunk of sensor dust. Already tossed all my paper swirls so I had to start over again. This is from the second round. The third round I shot indoors and the lightnig was not as even. This shot was taken outdoors just before the sun came up over the trees on a red sheet of poster board. The paper swirls are about 4 inches tall. I was going for a cool abstract shot. I hope this pulls me out of my low to mid 5 score slump. And if by some freak chance I ribbon on this one then I dedicate it to kiwinick and his wife of 40 years. Way to go!!!

Post process - crop, levels, hue adjustment, separate channel saturation adjustments, unsharp mask, gaussian blur, neat image, border, resize for web.

Post Challenge - Thankyou everyone for bestwoing me with one more ribbon. I thought I had something good right of fthe bat but you just never know how somethings will be recieved. Thankn you all!
These are some of the other colors that I was contemplating using.
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 122
Avg (all users): 7.1848
Avg (commenters): 8.1200
Avg (participants): 6.9138
Avg (non-participants): 7.2490
Views since voting: 16565
Views during voting: 596
Votes: 303
Comments: 97
Favorites: 56 (view)


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01/01/2008 07:20:53 PM
wow.
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08/21/2006 12:56:48 AM
Love the shapes of the paper curls. They swirl and curl and not only captures the eye's attention with shape, but coupled with that beatiful blue hue the mind becomes enchanted. This image is very visually appealing. Upon viewing the photo the viewer is easily entranced and can enter a daydream state very simular to laying on a grassy hillside and gazing up at the white clouds that drift by.
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07/17/2006 10:13:02 PM
Indeed a lovely work of art. I love the look of the texture with its waxy soft feel. Congratulations on your Blue.
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07/16/2006 09:31:34 PM
This is great. Congratulations!
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07/16/2006 01:27:23 AM
Trading Post Comment

Congratulations (obviously) on your ribbon and 7+ score. What I especially like about this abstract photo is the negative space and the subtle color shift of the blue areas as you move out of the center (darker) to the edges (lighter). I also like the "fun" aspect of this photo...it's almost like looking at a maze (except there is no way out). I didn't vote in this challenge, but since I like abstracts I would have been right up there with the concensus of the voters. Well done.
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07/13/2006 11:25:07 PM
oh i didnt notie this during voting/// i like the swirls
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07/13/2006 09:48:43 PM
Trading Post comment:

First and foremost, congratulations on the blue and the 7+ score! A lovely composition and very creative use of paper. Needless to say, I think it met the challenge. What interests me most is the post processing - I like the use of blur here, and the changing of the background color is very intriguing. I actually prefer the composite with the different background colors - looks like a Warhol kind of thing. On the "I'd probably have given this a 7" side of things, this strikes me more as graphic art than a photograph. I've no doubt it would sell very well as a stock photo/graphic art piece and you may want to look into that. But my favorite photograph on your top row is still your first Kermie, with your second Santa Maria very closely behind it.
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07/13/2006 02:22:11 PM
Awesome Job! The composition is just brilliant! Congratulations on not only a artistically and technically excellent photograph, but on a great work of art!
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07/12/2006 09:08:43 PM
Congrats on a beautiful shot. the choice of blue background was a prothetic one! :)
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07/12/2006 07:23:58 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, one of my favourite from the challenge
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07/12/2006 07:15:28 PM
Excellent! Congratulations on your well deserved blue ribbon!
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07/12/2006 06:45:11 PM
Great shot. wish I thought about doing this. lol :) well deserved.
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07/12/2006 01:57:14 PM
okay, now you have to go for other ribbons. like red and yellow and stuff. there are other ones tha blue you know :P
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07/12/2006 01:19:42 PM
Congrats on your ribbon, excellent shot!
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07/12/2006 09:42:03 AM
This is really pretty. I like it in all the colors. I wonder how thick the pieces of paper were. I already tried something like this and it didn't come out well at all. Now you've inspired me to try again. Congrats.
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07/12/2006 08:47:30 AM
On a bit of a roll ribbon-wise now. Well done with this lovely shot.
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07/12/2006 08:02:16 AM
Oh yeah! This one deserved blue. You used the right color for the right ribbon :) Congratulations!!!!!
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07/12/2006 07:57:10 AM
CONGRATULATIONS fellow Ohioian!! Beautiful job.
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07/12/2006 07:08:25 AM
Trading post...
Congratulations on your 2nd blue ribbon! No critique needed here!

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07/12/2006 06:58:33 AM
Awesome job TIM!! Congratulations on your 2nd ribbon!
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07/12/2006 06:31:15 AM
Wonderful abstract effect. This really is so beautiful!! Congrats on your well deserved blue!!
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07/12/2006 05:52:18 AM
Nice shot and congrats, I think you made the right choice in color when I see your outtakes :)
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07/12/2006 04:33:30 AM
Hey.. you tricked me.. I thought it was a trashy shot of something fake and totally not of this challenge when I looked at this through the thumbnail. Now that I've had a look at it.. Its good...Really I mean you did win the challenge but now you've got one more fan of this pic
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07/12/2006 04:28:59 AM
Congrats, good to see some deserved accolades coming your way.
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07/12/2006 03:15:32 AM
Congrats to your new PB and second ribbon, Tim! *kickin' myself in the a**, 'cause I had the same idea, but entered stationary instead*
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07/12/2006 01:53:17 AM
Superb shot Tim. Congratulations.
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07/12/2006 01:42:00 AM
Congrats. Time to cross off another goal!
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07/12/2006 01:37:50 AM
Once again I missed voting on the winner. I'd say you certainly blew out of your slump in style! I'd like to just get to consistently hitting mid-5s.

Two blues, two favorites of mine! :)

Taking it on a red background so you could play around with different colors was sheer genius.
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07/12/2006 12:59:34 AM
Uber-sweet, Tim! Knew it was a winner moment I saw. As for the other colors - offer all for sale so everyone can choose their own, its a great sell-able shot for offices, etc.
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07/12/2006 12:39:09 AM
You did a great job there Tim. Excellent image. Congratulations on your blue ribbon.
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07/12/2006 12:37:28 AM
Beautiful! And I love all the colors!!! CONGRATS!
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07/12/2006 12:30:44 AM
Originally posted by TomFoolery:

Just wonderful...easily one of the top entries in the challenge...love the blue and all the swirls...awesome job


Told you
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07/12/2006 12:15:12 AM
Congrats on your new blue, Tim!
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07/12/2006 12:14:43 AM
Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy......Untouchables RULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE! A huge congrats.
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07/12/2006 12:14:21 AM
Congrats kermit :) Nice add to the collection :)
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07/12/2006 12:13:07 AM
WHOOOHOOOO, HE'S BLUE!!! :D
This was our fave, honestly! :D
Damn, I'm nearly as happy as if it were me... well, not quite, but I AM happy for ya!
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07/12/2006 12:10:32 AM
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S

Tim, well done on the blue ribbon.....Well deserved.....
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07/12/2006 12:10:31 AM
YOU GO BOY!!! Great job! Congratulations on the blue and a terrific image. Well done!
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07/12/2006 12:09:36 AM
WOW way to go Tim! Congrats!
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07/12/2006 12:09:35 AM
This is fantastic. Great job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2006 10:57:13 PM
I simply love the balance here. There isn't much that can be improved upon. Perhaps I would prefer it if the background colour was lighter (although perhaps not).
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07/11/2006 10:00:42 PM
Very imaginative and creative! Well shot and processed, should be a top 10.... :D
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07/11/2006 09:07:21 PM
great abstract
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07/11/2006 07:50:14 AM
This is very nice idea...I like the colors and shapes. Only thing that the border could be bit more descreet...takes too much attention out of picture.
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07/11/2006 07:23:29 AM
This is a beautiful photo. It is difficult to get a sense of size, as quilling paper is usually small in scale, but this may be made of larger sheets... Unfortunately, this is hard to connect with the subject of the challenge.
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07/11/2006 02:19:07 AM
super cool design...a "10"!
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07/11/2006 01:42:36 AM
I suspect alot of time and patience were involved here.
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07/10/2006 01:19:57 PM
this is pretty!
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07/10/2006 01:03:55 PM
Here's a winner....definitely a ribbon!
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07/10/2006 12:24:43 PM
Stunning!
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07/10/2006 12:21:46 PM
Simply cool - my eye flys around the composition.
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07/10/2006 07:52:23 AM
Very nicely done.
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07/09/2006 11:47:17 PM
Wonderful lighting. . . really pops with the detail and color.
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07/09/2006 07:32:27 PM
Great origninality and color. I hope this does well.
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07/09/2006 05:59:03 PM
[gasp] This must have been a nightmare to set up! Excellent, excellent work... just wonderful!
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07/09/2006 08:21:30 AM
You have to do something like this to make paper interesting, well done.
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07/08/2006 10:21:57 PM
Very creative take on the challenge. I like everything except I think the border is too large for such a delicate pattern.
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07/08/2006 03:16:34 PM
Cool.
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07/08/2006 11:56:01 AM
I would just like to say, that the design of those rolls is awesome! How did you do this?

My only complaint is that it seems a bit to soft, so it doesn't look like paper anymore...
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07/08/2006 07:42:46 AM
very creative. Love the blue tones
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07/07/2006 10:28:42 PM
nice idea, and nice execution.
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07/07/2006 07:40:45 PM
this is simply stunning! 10
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07/07/2006 06:46:23 PM
Wow! Love this one! Wonderful coloring/lighting. Very pretty! 10
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07/07/2006 04:44:19 PM
This is so cool. I love it!
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07/07/2006 10:59:32 AM
Sweet ~ love this shot!! Nice work!
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07/07/2006 09:22:12 AM
this type of image is what came to mind when i read the original description
& i'm a bit surprised there were not more of these

best of luck
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07/07/2006 09:14:20 AM
Nicely done. Well lite, great design, and the frame adds to this image.
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07/07/2006 06:08:12 AM
Nice idea. Gets a 9 from me.
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07/07/2006 02:06:23 AM
Superb idea and flawless execution. Should be on the front page - nicely done!
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07/06/2006 08:45:47 PM
Very pretty!
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07/06/2006 07:35:12 PM
Nice design. The blue tones work well too.
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07/06/2006 07:05:38 PM
Very creative! One of my top picks!
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07/06/2006 06:34:12 PM
i like this a lot, color composition is very nice, looks like a painting, very well-done, 10.
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07/06/2006 02:47:03 PM
Lovely abstract pattern. I like the blue gradient effect from the center outward. I'm not generally a fan of borders but when they work, they are usually smaller and less obtrusive than this. (-1 for the border) Otherwise among my favorites and a possible ribbon winner. Congratulations on a great photo!
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07/06/2006 09:39:51 AM
I like this one!
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07/06/2006 09:31:47 AM
This is VERY cool!!
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07/06/2006 07:01:41 AM
Very cleverly done...I like the layout...extra points for creativity. 8.
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07/06/2006 12:29:48 AM
Wow - best take of this concept in the challenge
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07/06/2006 12:26:44 AM
Very creative and beautiful design.
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07/05/2006 09:35:52 PM
Very creative design from paper. Coloring works really well.
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07/05/2006 08:17:27 PM
An interesting idea, and you have some nice shapes here, but this image is very difficult to look at for more than a moment because the blue is overpoweringly blinding. The boarder seems a little overdone as well.
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07/05/2006 07:37:34 PM
Nice design and colours. 7.
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07/05/2006 07:04:40 PM
Really Nice!
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07/05/2006 07:00:21 PM
Beautiful shapes and lines throughout, and the background softens it nicely.
Reminds me of old filigree.
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07/05/2006 06:30:49 PM
Yeah Baby! You know this rocks on every level. Can you say "This is my second blue ribbon shot on DPC"? I knew you could!
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07/05/2006 05:43:56 PM
This is different, but a good different. Does that make sense??

Back for last bump...every time I look at the picture it gets better. Great job! 10 add to fav
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07/05/2006 02:17:51 PM
gorgeous design!! one of my favs in challenge! i hope this does well!!
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07/05/2006 01:26:01 PM
That is stunning!
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07/05/2006 09:49:26 AM
I love the shapes the paper makes and the depth that you have captured. It probably tranfers well to other colours too. Creative idea!
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07/05/2006 09:28:31 AM
How pretty@ Seems a tad Out of focus.
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07/05/2006 09:16:07 AM
saw the thumbnail when I first had an overall look and this really stood out, well done, love the idea and the result...perhaps my only negative is the thickness of the frame...perhaps if it was narrower it would have been better...that coming from me who hardly submits a shot without one :-) good luck, I hope you do really well
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07/05/2006 06:06:17 AM
tghis is such a wonderful shot
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07/05/2006 05:04:48 AM
Very effective. Masterful lighting.
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07/05/2006 01:53:19 AM
Just wonderful...easily one of the top entries in the challenge...love the blue and all the swirls...awesome job
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07/05/2006 01:27:14 AM
good work. the blue is visuallly appealing
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07/05/2006 12:43:35 AM
Nice idea, and it please me to look at, as it is soft, but also interesting as well..... The light and shade compliment each other well.....
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07/05/2006 12:11:26 AM
Very Pretty!!
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