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Challenge: Stationery (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: basement
Date: Jul 2, 2006
Aperture: f20
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2006

lit from below
curves for contrast / moved to B&W space
usm & crop
-second edit pull into PSCS & usm just a bit & save for web 'bicubic smoother' to get rid of jaggies

bit of a stretch conserning stationery -
but i've done paper ;) & wanted to do some thng else ...
Post challenge:
Thankyou thankyou
a few other details
started at f8 but wanted to get a few staples detailed in
so cranked it up to f32.. and saw the bottoms of the staples which hurt the illusion so moved to 'inbetween' settled on f20 ..
original shots were all the staples lined up in rectangles but that was zzz .. acidentally bumped the table & reset them up where they landed .. & voila ..
what i like most was the gradation from dark to light bottom to top ..
thanks again..

Place: 5 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.5518
Avg (commenters): 7.8780
Avg (participants): 6.5536
Avg (non-participants): 6.5514
Views since voting: 3556
Views during voting: 539
Votes: 299
Comments: 56
Favorites: 22 (view)

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07/17/2006 10:16:36 PM
Now, this is "super" cool. Congratulations on your 5th placing.
07/14/2006 11:47:31 AM
Updated congrats on 5th place and an appropraite honorable mention!
07/12/2006 07:25:46 PM
Congrats on top 10 finish, though I was sure it was a winner!
07/12/2006 04:48:38 PM
Congrats on your 6th place, very good shot!
07/12/2006 04:33:45 AM
Very clever, I thought these were steel girders at first till I thought about it. Great shot.
07/12/2006 01:48:06 AM
Creative and a littl abstract, well done I like it a lot.
07/12/2006 01:39:36 AM
Congrats! One of my higher votes. Creative concept and great execution.
07/12/2006 01:37:55 AM
I didn't go through the submissions till now. This one is really cool!
07/12/2006 12:43:52 AM
This is definitely one of my favourites. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
07/12/2006 12:12:29 AM
Conrats on front page. It was a pleasure in the threads this week. Lets do it again real soon. Great shot and well done.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2006 10:13:26 PM
What I like: i love the composition, texture, light, and DOF.

What might improve it: Might be better if it didn't have the junk on the edges of the staples, but in any case, I can see why you didn't remove it, and it might actually help the picture. This is a 10 for me. Great job!
07/11/2006 05:51:41 PM
07/11/2006 08:37:52 AM
No kidding...
07/11/2006 07:52:49 AM
Uh...very original. Contrast is very beautiful. I like how the ends fade out in light.
07/11/2006 01:44:57 AM
Excellent use of "blow out". The way the top ones fade away is very appealing.
07/10/2006 01:54:32 PM
Neato, I love the use of the thin DOF. Excellent PP as well, the haze is not at all gross as it sometimes can be. I can't wait to see how wide the aperture was (I'd say 1.4 if I was a bettin' man).
07/10/2006 12:54:59 PM
nice shot, however dnmc imo
07/10/2006 12:31:34 PM
I absolutely love how the staples fade into the background
07/10/2006 08:20:28 AM
Absolutely great.
07/10/2006 07:55:40 AM
Very Esoteric!!! Love it!
07/09/2006 09:36:32 PM
I like the lighting. Good abstract.
07/09/2006 07:38:10 PM
Above... or below? Nice abstract result. I'd hang it in my house.
07/09/2006 07:28:12 PM
Excellent concept and photo. I hope this does well.
07/08/2006 10:50:24 AM
Very interesting perspective. Has an almost ethereal feel to it. The black and white treatment works great to play off the light and sihouettes. Bumping up.
07/07/2006 04:15:27 PM
It looks to me like I-beams on a foggy construction site. 10
07/07/2006 03:21:05 PM
This is very interesting idea
07/07/2006 11:16:53 AM
Cool ~ Very creative shot!
07/07/2006 09:14:24 AM
Exceptional execution with a very edgy feel. This could be a ribbon winner.
07/07/2006 05:56:25 AM
Excelent DOF. You can't tell if this is staples or big, heavy, steel bars.
07/06/2006 11:21:57 PM
Love the abstract touch to this. Very good play of DOF.
07/06/2006 10:53:15 PM
One of the best i've seen for the challenge! Love the composition. Added to my favorites.
07/06/2006 07:36:26 PM
Very well done. I like the lighting and shadows.
07/06/2006 06:27:55 PM
i like the composition and the depth in this picture. well-done,10.
07/06/2006 02:02:41 PM
Fantastic photo. Love the DOF and the lighting. Composition is super. Powerful contrast. Unfortunately DNMC.
07/06/2006 09:11:00 AM
Very abstract like! 10
07/06/2006 07:52:18 AM
Until I saw the image title I was a little confused as to what I was looking at, wonderful composition and DOF
07/06/2006 06:07:19 AM
Awesome DOF! 10!
07/06/2006 01:31:30 AM
Very Clever.
07/05/2006 08:04:00 PM
Cool abstract. Well done. I like how the rectangles are pretty orderly towards the bottom, then get more disordered as you go up, until finally there's just white space at the top. Nice. Good luck in the challenge!
07/05/2006 07:10:07 PM
like the distortion in dop
07/05/2006 03:59:41 PM
Fantastic DOF!
07/05/2006 02:08:08 PM
wow, this is AWESOME!!!! looking fwd to your commentary after voting.
07/05/2006 01:16:33 PM
Very cool shot!
07/05/2006 12:02:48 PM
Good idea, good execution!
07/05/2006 10:40:10 AM
Wow that is a great shot! 10
07/05/2006 09:23:45 AM
This is really good. Good idea followed by good execution. Not sure about the white space at the top. 9
07/05/2006 09:16:33 AM
that's brilliant as an abstracty sort of shot, great, love the dof
07/05/2006 08:36:41 AM
Now this is a cool photo, I hope it does well.
07/05/2006 06:13:59 AM
Great! Did you use fog to create this?
07/05/2006 06:11:02 AM
My favourite in this challenge! I never thought I'd say this in this challenge, but I could quite happilly put that on my wall:)) I bow down to your artistry. 10
07/05/2006 05:38:30 AM
Wow. That's really good.
07/05/2006 04:40:46 AM
good abstract
07/05/2006 01:29:28 AM
Nice Shot! Creatively done!
07/05/2006 01:22:21 AM
a nice way to shoot staples!
07/05/2006 01:20:10 AM
Too much light.....
07/05/2006 12:41:17 AM
Very Nice!!

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