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Techo


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Challenge: Black and White in Color (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: *
Date: Jul 25, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2006

Sorry to disappoint but this isn't a stop action shot. Hope that doesn't spoil the image for you because I really like the image and concept.

Lighting details: Clamp Lamp, set on the floor to point up, piece of white paper over it for diffusion, piece of glass about a foot above that. Dandelion arranged so it could lay on it's side by itself, little seedlings spread out. Shot from the top, handheld.

For contrast, Selective Color (Whites(-100Blacks), Blacks(+100Blacks)), Automatic Levels to finish it out. The background is pretty much all perfectly white now. I did have to dodge the left side a bit to completely even out the white background. Looking at it from another PC via LCD at work looks like a missed a spot near the bottom right corner. . So I hope most of you have your monitors calibrated as I do ;)


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Thanks everyone! :)
Extremely glad this image speaks to you.


This one was validated a few days ago, no worries.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 263
Avg (all users): 7.1323
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 6.8202
Avg (non-participants): 7.2976
Views since voting: 13082
Views during voting: 498
Votes: 257
Comments: 62
Favorites: 54 (view)


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12/30/2011 10:17:44 AM
Originally posted by Jimmie:

ummm.... I thought the challenge was to take a color shot of things B/W. I know, for a fact... no dispute, that dandelion spores have a soft tan colour. There is no way you could have taken a colour shot of something B/W if this is your submission... I do think the rules specifically said no desaturation or B/W shooting. Enjoy your second place... even if ya didn't quite follow the rules.


When things are sillhoutted, at times they lose detail and thus color ;)
09/11/2007 07:27:35 PM
awesome pic
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08/08/2006 03:54:42 AM
Congratulations, techo, on a well-deserved ribbon. The simulation is excellent and inspiring. Regards ~jnconradie
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08/08/2006 02:14:40 AM
One of the most wonderful shot I have ever seen. How did you manage to capture it? You deserve a hefty pat on the back. Congratulations.
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08/08/2006 01:34:21 AM
Idea! super! I love your shot a lot! even if it's not an actual action shot! you simulated one!
Congrats!
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08/07/2006 01:36:24 AM
ummm.... I thought the challenge was to take a color shot of things B/W. I know, for a fact... no dispute, that dandelion spores have a soft tan colour. There is no way you could have taken a colour shot of something B/W if this is your submission... I do think the rules specifically said no desaturation or B/W shooting. Enjoy your second place... even if ya didn't quite follow the rules.
08/03/2006 10:13:44 PM
you should have won this. great shot
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08/03/2006 08:38:17 PM
Awesome shot, congratulations Techo!
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08/02/2006 07:25:50 PM
Congratulations Techo!
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08/02/2006 04:20:16 PM
Wonderful shot. Congratulations!
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08/02/2006 01:12:12 PM
I really like this one, and nope doesn't spoil anything to know it is not an action shot! Love the idea and strenght of the image.
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08/02/2006 09:57:19 AM
this was one of my favourites, thought it was well creative as i seen many pict with that 'funny flower?' but none like this one
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08/02/2006 09:24:53 AM
This is beautiful. Congrats.
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08/02/2006 09:19:06 AM
Soooo happpy this one won. Pure form, light and shadow. Beautifully captured. Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/02/2006 07:46:15 AM
STUNNING!!!
i LOVE this.

excellent.
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08/02/2006 04:52:43 AM
Well done Techo. You can have a rest now ;~]
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08/02/2006 03:45:01 AM
Didn't need to excuse the setup, simply beautiful!
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08/02/2006 02:23:26 AM
Very nicely done! Well-deserved ribbon.
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08/02/2006 01:52:54 AM
hopefully you'll get to keep this ribbon! excellent shot...I love the title
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08/02/2006 01:14:22 AM
well done techo. I've always wanted to do this iconic shot.
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08/02/2006 01:11:08 AM
Brilliantly done!
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08/02/2006 12:40:16 AM
Beautifully done. Great finish... :)
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08/02/2006 12:27:44 AM
Congratulations :)
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08/02/2006 12:26:26 AM
Sweet ~ love it ~ congrats!!!
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08/02/2006 12:23:36 AM
Wow, you're really on a roll! Way to bounce back from the abstract food DQ!
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08/02/2006 12:22:03 AM
Wow that was close. Beautiful shot. Congrats on the red.
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08/02/2006 12:19:23 AM
Great shot - congratulations on 2nd place. Nice work.
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08/02/2006 12:16:56 AM
This is beautiful congrats
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08/02/2006 12:16:08 AM
Light in feel and strong in concept with a winning composition. Congratulations on your RED.
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08/02/2006 12:14:16 AM
another one?? lol congrats :)
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08/02/2006 12:12:38 AM
Way to go! Great shot and a well deserved ribbon. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2006 09:52:55 PM
Very nice attractive shot of a nasty plant. This works really well and I expect to see it in top ten. Well done. Back to bump - I really like this shot.
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08/01/2006 09:11:27 PM
Great concept and deftly execution. Bump.
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08/01/2006 08:39:43 PM
Very cool and clever silhouette. Great idea and execution!
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08/01/2006 08:38:28 PM
nice silhouette effect to create b&w, good shot.
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08/01/2006 11:29:57 AM
Great job. Great idea to use a Silhouette for this. I like the comp and wouldn't be surprised to see this on the front page, good luck. 9
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07/31/2006 11:42:54 PM
Good idea to do a sillhouette. Love the sharpness and find your composition beautiful and elegant. One of my favorites in this challenge.
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07/30/2006 03:26:37 PM
very cute
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07/29/2006 09:03:20 PM
Cool idea, nicely done - great composition and contrast.
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07/29/2006 04:35:04 PM
Awesome pic 10 :D
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07/29/2006 12:59:01 PM
Great photo! It meets the challenge and it's original. I hope this does well. In your desciption, I hope you mention how you achieved this shot.
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07/29/2006 09:47:40 AM
nice idea. Great use of high contrast.
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07/29/2006 12:57:39 AM
wow...how did u get that effect? I am truly amazed. my winner!
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07/28/2006 09:04:46 PM
awesome shot. great silhouette.
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07/28/2006 08:13:13 PM
This is a beautiful picture. I gave you 10. The only thing I can't understand is that there seems to be a grey area underneath the dandelion and seeds and it doesn't really follow the line of the seeds.
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07/28/2006 01:38:10 PM
best picture of the challenge in my opinion !
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07/28/2006 12:39:05 PM
Very nice!
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07/27/2006 08:14:36 PM
sharp, crisp details, great composition, 10
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07/27/2006 03:14:55 PM
Fantastic!
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07/27/2006 06:09:29 AM
great capture. i like the lighting.
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07/26/2006 10:02:52 PM
wonderful shot!! Just perfect! Good luck
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07/26/2006 08:08:15 PM
Wonderful shot! Excellent lighting!!!! 10
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07/26/2006 03:04:24 PM
The only issue I have is that the stem is black only because it is super underexposed.
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07/26/2006 01:17:53 PM
one of the best in this challenge. you truly captured the b&w feel
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07/26/2006 12:47:03 PM
I only gave out two 10's and this is one. I love the silhouette here. Very nice job!
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07/26/2006 12:12:38 PM
great simplicity and detail, meets the challenge very well!
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07/26/2006 12:00:10 PM
I bet this looks exceptional at full size. Bumping to an 9.
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07/26/2006 11:38:19 AM
This is one of my favorites in this challenge... Well done!
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07/26/2006 08:15:33 AM
very good :)
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07/26/2006 02:23:18 AM
superb for the challenge...well done
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07/26/2006 02:02:31 AM
Great Job!
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07/26/2006 01:12:10 AM
I like the motion and curve. Wish the line of blowing seeds reached into the stem so that some were just beginning to leave; without this the break between the seeds still on and the seeds flying away seems ... odd.
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