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Challenge: At Rest (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
Location: My Kitchen, Oceanside, CA
Date: Sep 22, 2003
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/13 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2003

A follow-up to my speed challenge entry, Spin. The gyroscope at rest.

Not much to tell: used a foam rubber background, placed in a translucent plastic tub. I switched between a 250w halogen light and a 60w incandescent shined from different angles. I think this was the incandescent, shining from the right, diffused through the plastic. Camera was in macro mode, with no lens or filter attachments.

In Photoshop, adjusted the levels, used selective color to boost various colors, sharpened/resized/sharpened.

Place: 94 out of 288
Avg (all users): 5.0398
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2348
Avg (non-participants): 4.8378
Views since voting: 966
Votes: 226
Comments: 11
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12/03/2003 07:36:20 PM
This blue background is really good also.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2003 10:36:53 PM
A great idea for the challenge. Nicely composed, good choice of background color!
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09/29/2003 02:19:51 PM
Great lighting, good colors. I like the detail.
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09/26/2003 08:33:51 PM
i would have liked the picture better if you hadn't cropped the string. The gyroscope at rest concept is a novel one. I like it...
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09/25/2003 10:41:44 AM
original response to challenge, all in good order (focus, composition)
how do you keep the blue so clean...there is some grain/pixils but not much?
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09/25/2003 09:01:07 AM
Graphically pleasing
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09/25/2003 12:06:49 AM
interesting take on the challenge, this works well for me, I can almost imagine that it has run its course and came to a rest right there...well done
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09/24/2003 04:34:41 PM
Nice lighting and composition
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09/24/2003 12:29:37 PM
Interesting shot. Like the blue background: it sets off the steel of the gyroscope nicely. String tip near the gyroscope edge seems to be out of focus and I can't quite figure out why. Nice framing too
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09/24/2003 07:49:10 AM
It doesn´t meet the challenge
09/24/2003 07:08:37 AM
Very crisp and clear.....nicely framed.
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