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Dipped in Gold
Dipped in Gold
sherpet


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Challenge: Gold (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challengers
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: At my home.
Date: Jul 23, 2006
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: Jul 23, 2006

Well, this was an interesting challenge, and not sure if the DPC voters are going to like what I have done, but I do hope they do. I had a "brainwave", and I am really pleased with the result.
For the "Gold" challenge my idea came from one of my childhood memories, of a Golden Dipped Apple. Now I had to workout just how to do this. I first decided that a plastic apple would look better than a real one, mainly due to weight.....

I then proceeded to spray paint the apple with car gold spray paint.
It looked great until I decided to add some gold glitter spray as well, which reacted with the base gold paint. I had to clean the apple with turps, and in doing so dropped it on to the floor, and it then rolled under a dirty cobweb shelf. I then cleaned it up a second time, and re sprayed it again, with the gold luster paint.

Two days later, I set up the container with water, and sprayed the surface of the water with some more gold paint. I tied the apple with gold thread, and hung it over the gold painted surface water container. I then could finally start taking photos.....

This is one of the results, and I hope you like it.

Statistics
Place: 51 out of 296
Avg (all users): 5.9592
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0508
Avg (non-participants): 5.8205
Views since voting: 1138
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 196
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0


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07/22/2007 10:18:35 AM
I really like this as it stands out from many of your other photos.
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01/24/2007 10:12:13 PM
This is beautiful and quite different from many of your other shots. I think it should have place higher in the challenge. It's very creative, but that doesn't surprise me! The lighting is just perfect.
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11/28/2006 09:16:48 PM
I like it. It should have scored higher!
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08/01/2006 01:41:09 PM
good work here. I really like the idea. looks like you had some problems with the paint on the water but overall very good shot.
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07/31/2006 03:03:16 PM
Nice work, Shez, and a great idea..although it sounded messy working with that paint..
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07/31/2006 03:20:46 AM
Great shot and very well thought out. Well done!!
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07/31/2006 01:26:02 AM
Great finish with a well worked image, deserved higher for the creativity and effort,Bravo
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07/31/2006 12:19:08 AM
I liked this shot and gave it a 6.

Thanks for sharing how you did it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/30/2006 03:47:11 PM
Centered composition works very well here!
TC
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07/30/2006 03:22:56 PM
what a wonderful picture! love what you did here...what did you dip it in...colored water or paint???
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07/30/2006 10:05:37 AM
Wow! This really meets the challenge. Great texture, colours and lighting. Love it!!!!
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07/27/2006 10:10:53 PM
This is nice. I can almost see a litte bit of the apple colour showing through the gold which gives the gold a different ting in the colour.
Nice job.
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07/27/2006 08:00:54 AM
WOW WOW WOW! This is great!!! Really creative!
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07/24/2006 07:31:49 PM
Nice, central placement does work here!, tiny spherical bubbles a nice repetitive feature
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07/24/2006 11:09:00 AM
Photo has a nice feel to it -
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07/24/2006 11:08:28 AM
Very pretty still life composition. I love the way you have it framed and the interesting shadows. Great focus as well!
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07/24/2006 08:05:51 AM
A fun take on the golden apple. I'll be interested to find out how you got it to look so much like a painting. The lighting here is great!
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07/24/2006 05:54:22 AM
very Clever concept,well presented good shadows and highlights, top shelf.
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07/24/2006 04:30:43 AM
excellent lighting...I like the touch of blue on the side of the apple
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07/24/2006 02:01:35 AM
Meets Challenge:2
Aesthetics:1
Technical:1
Wow:0
Originality:1
Total Score: 5
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07/24/2006 12:51:21 AM
Great Job!
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07/24/2006 12:33:56 AM
I think that you could have won the abstract fruit with this one.
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