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Challenge: Abstract Macro II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF for Canon
Location: Austin, TX
Date: Sep 24, 2006
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 24, 2006

Just some soap bubbles on a small glass vase in my bathroom. For the lighting I used a small lightbox used for viewing slides. The ISO 800 was a mistake. I hate that setting doesn't show up in the viewfinder.

Post processing:

Several runs of the usual tools like neatimage, curves, hue saturation, selective color, shadow/highlights, etc, smart sharpen, etc. The curves adjustments and an overlay blend help give this a more metallic look something that I've experiemented before but not in a challenge.

*Post*

I never would have thought in a million years this would be the shot that got me over the 6.5-6.6 hump. Wow! Thank you everyone!

Outtake:

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 285
Avg (all users): 7.3494
Avg (commenters): 8.3793
Avg (participants): 7.1809
Avg (non-participants): 7.5694
Views since voting: 13979
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 166
Comments: 101
Favorites: 41 (view)


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10/06/2006 02:01:58 PM
Great great great photo!
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10/06/2006 03:31:16 AM
I really like the post-processing treatment on this.
Congrats on your ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib1.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib1.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Richard!
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10/06/2006 12:09:14 AM
Nice simple and effective! Congrats on your first ribbon, and it's a blue!
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10/05/2006 04:58:35 AM
Fantastic shot and one of my favorites in this challenge. Congrats on your well deserved blue ribbon!
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10/04/2006 08:37:57 PM
Congrats on your ribbon and p.b. This one and the Flower Power are so good images... well done.
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10/04/2006 06:55:12 PM
Well deserved Blue Ribbon! Congratulations, Mr. Toro.
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10/04/2006 04:33:28 PM
Congrats on your blue, well done!
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10/03/2006 11:54:58 AM
Congratulations Yanko!! It's a great picture!
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10/03/2006 11:27:53 AM
An awesome feeling of smoothness and an aptly chosen title. Congrats!
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10/03/2006 05:25:33 AM
Just seen this shot. Well done! I don't see why you are so surprised at the positive result - it's an excellent photo - well-spotted, well-managed and well worth its pride of place!
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10/03/2006 04:36:07 AM
Well done on your ribbon!!!!!! :)
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10/03/2006 01:43:24 AM
Congrats..fab image!
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10/03/2006 01:08:53 AM
Really nice stuff... congrats on the ribbon. It's well-deserved.
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10/03/2006 12:52:52 AM
Way to go on your blue and first ribbon...well deserved and long over due. Awesome shot
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10/03/2006 12:10:36 AM
Congratulations YankOOOOOHHHH! Excellent image!
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10/03/2006 12:05:34 AM
Congratulations on your well diserved "Blue" one of my top picks.. Van
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10/02/2006 10:08:21 PM
That is just awesome man !!

I knew it was just a matter of time, you are a fantastic photographer. Congrats !
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10/02/2006 08:00:49 PM
Way to go, Texas rocks and your in the drivers seat now. Well done!
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10/02/2006 05:49:10 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon, great shot!
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10/02/2006 05:37:07 PM
Well done, Mr. Yanko. Nice work and well deserved award.
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10/02/2006 02:36:39 PM
Hahaha, finally, eh? You sure had it coming. And look, you have zero scores of 1, 2 or 3. Celebrate and be happy! And pass the bottle of troll-be-gone ;-)
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10/02/2006 02:32:08 PM
congrats on the blue ribbon - a fine image ! keep it up.

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10/02/2006 01:20:28 PM
Congrats Richard! Way to, think you´ll get a couple more now soon since you stared your collection. Well deserved, I really like this shot.
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10/02/2006 11:23:22 AM
its fantastic....
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10/02/2006 10:50:50 AM
Way to go teamate, well deserved!!!!!
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10/02/2006 09:50:32 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/02/2006 09:34:58 AM
Now you can no longer claim the highest average without a ribbon! I had this one in my top 3. Congrats.
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10/02/2006 09:18:10 AM
This is awesome! Congratulations on your first blue ribbon!!!!! What a great honor for such a great abstract macro photo! :)

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10/02/2006 09:12:29 AM
I'm so excited for you Richard!! Congratulations on your first ribbon and a Blue one at that!! This is an awesome image!!
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10/02/2006 08:09:11 AM
This is great - one of my favorites in the challenge. Congrats on the Blue!!!
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10/02/2006 08:03:25 AM
'bout time you got your ribbin! Congratulations on your blue and on a wonderful photograph!
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10/02/2006 07:50:30 AM
Very well done! Love the composition/processing! Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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10/02/2006 07:41:04 AM
Congrats, a very worhty winner.
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10/02/2006 07:33:51 AM
great job. you finally got that ribbon. you did a great job on the post.
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10/02/2006 07:14:14 AM
beautiful shot, well deserved ribbon. congrats!
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10/02/2006 06:53:16 AM
Congrats, yanko. Inspired PP, well done.
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10/02/2006 06:14:53 AM
Congrats on a beautiful picture and Blue ribbon!
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10/02/2006 05:56:38 AM
Alright YANKO!!!!! Congratulations, you came up way over that 6.6. great shot man, well done.
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10/02/2006 04:35:06 AM
beatiful. period. :-)
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10/02/2006 04:14:27 AM
woohooo!!! u did it..finally got a ribbon and a blue one at that. Great Job!!
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10/02/2006 03:50:32 AM
I love the silverish hue on this. Especially the smaller bubbles. Great work.
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10/02/2006 03:49:12 AM
congrats on your blue! love this. so clear. would make a great poster.
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10/02/2006 03:43:51 AM
Congratulations on your blue yanko. Well deserved. Excellent shot and title.
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10/02/2006 03:17:15 AM
Finally you pulled it off. Well deserved indeed!
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10/02/2006 02:33:53 AM
COngrats Yanko, well deserved!!

And it's about freakin time!

:)
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10/02/2006 02:25:23 AM
Sweet shot!!!! Congrats on your well deserved win Yanko!!
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10/02/2006 02:24:10 AM
This definitely deserved to win. HUGE congratulations on the blue.
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10/02/2006 01:28:06 AM
just realised this was your first ribbon richard...wow, conratulations again...woo, hoo!
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10/02/2006 01:19:28 AM
Way to go Yanko. This was one of my top picks. Welldone and a huge congrats on the score and ribbon!
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10/02/2006 12:39:37 AM
THERE ya go - congrats on your first ribbon, and way to go to make it a blue!

And toss in a personal best to boot. :)
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10/02/2006 12:17:45 AM
WTG Mate! That's a hell of a nice shot, so pure and crisp!
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10/02/2006 12:17:23 AM
Totally sweet photo, congratulations on earning the blue!
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10/02/2006 12:12:11 AM
thoroughly deserved blue ribbon man...this was my number 1!
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10/02/2006 12:11:58 AM
Beautiful work dude! Congrats!
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10/02/2006 12:11:47 AM
Congrats, fellow Austinite! From now on, you will be known as the master of light!
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10/02/2006 12:09:39 AM
First of all, this is one unique soapy liquid image. The rendition is no simple and neat and so evenly bathed with light that it begs more than just another look. It is pleasing to look at and herein lies it stake to greatness. Very well done and my warmest congratulations on you well deserved BLUE!
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10/02/2006 12:08:13 AM
Dude Awesome! Congrats on a great shot!
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10/02/2006 12:07:06 AM
Metallic brilliance! Congrats on the blue!
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10/02/2006 12:06:43 AM
congrats on blue. this shot amazes me on the smoothness and clarity...
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10/02/2006 12:06:15 AM
God, I should have known. This is fantastic. Congratulations!!!!
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10/02/2006 12:05:26 AM
congrats!!!! YANKO now u can go tease Judi for a bit :p
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10/02/2006 12:05:17 AM
Congratulations!!!! I'm so glad you got the blue.
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10/02/2006 12:04:48 AM
wow that's awesome! Good work and congrats for the 1st place.
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10/02/2006 12:04:21 AM
congrats on the blue Yanko...well deserved
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10/02/2006 12:03:46 AM
Way to go Yanko!!! Wohoo!
Lovely shot!
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10/02/2006 12:03:38 AM
Congrats on first place...awesome!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/01/2006 08:03:59 PM
Really cool!
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10/01/2006 07:38:38 PM
Incredibly neat!
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10/01/2006 02:28:36 PM
Very metallic feel to the shot, clear and crisp - like it!
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09/30/2006 08:21:06 PM
i have no clue what this is, but i like the shot. Seems to have thaat metalic feel. Can't wait to find out what this is, def. meets the challenge.
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09/30/2006 12:15:27 PM
So very clean and I like the tones & light. Back to bump up to 8 - hey it kind of looks like an "8" - was that subliminal messaging to the voters? :)
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Back again. Just kidding...I think it's a 9 - here's another bump. One of my top picks.
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09/30/2006 03:39:54 AM
Fantastic.....Definately one of my favorites in this challenge.....A "10" from me.....
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09/29/2006 10:35:40 PM
Perfect forms. Nice observation and photo. 8.
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09/29/2006 04:46:35 PM
Very clean shot. The simpicity of the shot has a very calming effect on me.
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09/29/2006 02:55:40 PM
You really can't beat this for technical execution. The contrast and clarity are outstanding. Very nice!
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09/29/2006 03:50:32 AM
So simple and so effective.
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09/28/2006 11:27:01 PM
I love the detail. And so crisp. Beautiful contrast.
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09/28/2006 01:18:17 PM
Back to comment. Nice and simple. The smoothness, detail and general composition work very well. A very interesting capture. Bumping to an 8.
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09/28/2006 10:36:25 AM
5 + 5 or 20 - 10 / either way, great job...10
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09/28/2006 06:55:18 AM
has to be a 10 from me...striking image that I hope ribbons...it's my only 10 in the challenge...it looks amazing! good luck
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09/28/2006 03:41:44 AM
Very cool. Sweet photo with a fitting title. Still trying to figure out if that's water or someting else...
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09/27/2006 05:18:14 PM
Mercury? Sure looks like it. Very nice shot. Great title.
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09/27/2006 01:16:16 PM
This is my favorite photo in this challenge. The tonal range and focus are perfect. Absolutely gorgeous image.
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09/26/2006 06:47:41 PM
Beautiful work. Simple and elegant.
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09/26/2006 06:45:49 PM
this picture is totally sweet
i hope to see it on the front page
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09/26/2006 04:30:49 PM
Awesome! Would have been a 10 if I could vote!
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09/26/2006 03:52:40 PM
beautifully shot, sweet lens!
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09/26/2006 01:40:20 PM
Wow ~ Absolutely love it!!!
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09/26/2006 12:51:19 PM
This is a very cool shot.
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09/25/2006 11:17:03 PM
looks like meiosis to me.... :)...nice image.......
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09/25/2006 09:08:29 PM
awesome! i love how crystal clear this is.
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09/25/2006 06:56:59 PM
NICE.
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09/25/2006 03:04:36 PM
God, this is gorgeous, the lighting is a dream come true. Hope it ribbons for you, it gets my highest marks of the challenge.
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09/25/2006 12:39:34 PM
i love the tones. 9.
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09/25/2006 10:31:41 AM
love the clarity
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09/25/2006 08:37:33 AM
WOW!! Excellent!
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09/25/2006 08:31:18 AM
beautiful image.
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09/25/2006 06:56:11 AM
Ahh, this is JUST SUPERB. I was flipping through many entries, not voting on many of them at all, but yours is the first to inspire me to vote, comment, and really admire. It's crisp, clean, monochromatic, and intriguing, and answers the challenge theme perfectly. And what makes it all the better, is the cleverest title I've seen in a while. Very well done.
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09/25/2006 06:44:32 AM
really cool!
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09/25/2006 01:10:53 AM
I love this. Like something under the microscrope. Looks like mercury or some other liquid metal. Lovely and tack sharp. 9
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09/25/2006 12:50:55 AM
That is razor sharp!
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