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Crunchy Pebbles . . . . (rocks and milk)
Crunchy Pebbles . . . . (rocks and milk)

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Unrelatedness (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Still Life
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Date: Oct 1, 2006
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2006

How about a bowl of rock cereal?


Shot in RAW format with camera mirror in the up position.

In RAW editor:

o Minimal levels tweaks
o Saved as 8-bit TIF

In Photoshop Elements:

o Crop
o Levels adjustment layer
o Create Hue/Saturation adjustment layer (tweaked individual color's saturation)
o Create a burn layer to burn some highlights down
o Create a bottom rim reflection layer and de-sat cyan and blue
o Resize to DPC guidelines (300px/inch resolution, Bicubic sharper resampling)
o USM: 56, 1.1, 0
o Save to web (file size priority for DPC)

Place: 31 out of 134
Avg (all users): 6.1034
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 5.5574
Avg (non-participants): 6.3982
Views since voting: 1279
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 174
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/14/2008 07:38:51 PM
my teeth hurt looking at this
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12/02/2006 04:45:31 PM
This is a funny take on breakfast. Although I'm sure it's high in essential minerals. ;)
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10/14/2006 08:29:22 AM
I liked everything about this photo and gave it a 7 - expect for the blue/purple shadow around the bowl. I would have dodged it out or something. I would also have left the spoon out too. But overall, nice placing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/08/2006 10:13:15 PM
Lighting is a bit harsh but it's a good idea.
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10/08/2006 02:16:38 PM
Great framing and sharpness, but I'm not a huge fan of the reflections in the spoon. 7
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10/05/2006 10:25:57 PM
Nice idea, I'm not a fan of the strong reflection in the spoon though
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10/05/2006 09:38:45 PM
Has the dnmc police visited this image? Well I see only a plate with whatever inside as one and the spoon. A good concentrated meal. Bumping to 8 to offset the object counters.
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10/05/2006 05:37:30 PM
Yuck! not on my diet, thank you... AS to the pic: yes the objects are totally unrelated, but the lighting is too harsh, resulting in too many reflections for my liking here. I can even see you taking the shot, reflected on the spoon!
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10/05/2006 11:57:53 AM
Beautiful color / saturation on rocks. Reflections on spoon are a little distracting, perhaps.
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10/05/2006 11:13:27 AM
Three squares per day...and...you'll be a "well-grounded" individual...At least it should help you keep your feet on the ground...with that much weight. ;)
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10/05/2006 03:33:39 AM
quite a dilemma, i count at least 3 objects (pebbles, plate with milk, spoon), but i like the idea and will not vote it lower therefor.
the reflection in the spoon and on the plate are rather distracting, you should have used softer light and tilted the spoon to the left side.
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10/04/2006 08:53:17 PM
Nice image. I like that there is a concept here and you didn't just shoot two things. Although I wouldn't have worded your title the way you did (i.e remove the last part) since on quick glance the two objects appear to be the spoon and the cereal bowl.
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10/03/2006 01:26:28 PM
LOL, I think this is excellent in everyway
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10/03/2006 12:14:39 PM
that's a cute idea!!
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10/03/2006 08:54:48 AM
AWESOME ! Love the idea you chose. The composition and lighting is perfect. 10
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10/02/2006 12:58:02 PM
I love the colors in this shot. Nice sharp focus as well. The only distraction for me is the reflection in the spoon, and I know reflections can be so hard to deal with.
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10/02/2006 12:26:33 AM
This is Wonderful. I'm adding it to my favorites! I can see you in the spoon.
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