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Small Orbiting Active Planetoid
Small Orbiting Active Planetoid
robinssong


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Challenge: Long Exposure II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Sony DSC-H5
Location: Dark bathroom in Florida
Date: Nov 5, 2006
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 125
Shutter: 4 s
Galleries: Abstract, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Nov 5, 2006

Small Orbiting Active Planetoid --> S.O.A.P.

Ohh.... I hope I don't regret this entry!! It's a little far out. :)

Used girly, round soap (slightly used) on a black background. Used a battery powered fiber optic light and a small LED flashlight to light up one side.

Took photo in dark bathroom, 4 second exposure. Exposed soap with LED flashlight then ran fiber optic light around the soap.

In Photoshop.... Noise Ninja, cropped, sharpened a little, added layers with color and light adjustments, cloned out some dust, dodged and burned, flattened, saved for web.
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Update 9/20/2007
This photo is appearing in issue 12 of JPG Magazine and I couldn't be happier. It's on page 30 Issue 12 and here's the link to my profile JPG Profile

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 239
Avg (all users): 6.6961
Avg (commenters): 8.3750
Avg (participants): 6.6706
Avg (non-participants): 6.7188
Views since voting: 3954
Views during voting: 523
Votes: 181
Comments: 41
Favorites: 14 (view)


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11/15/2010 11:17:54 PM
Soap, huh? What a marvelous thing to do with soap! And congrats on the additional recognition, too!
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06/09/2009 08:40:04 PM
BRILLIANT BRILLIANT .. love the thought that went into this and how it turned out ..
whimsy at its best ... the colours are stunning .. it just glows ..
i particularly love how it could be anything .. anything at all .. its a beautiful abstract .. :)
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02/06/2009 11:30:12 PM
This is a beautiful illusion. Congrats on the JPG hit too!
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09/06/2008 09:54:27 PM
Fabulous!
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05/12/2008 06:07:22 PM
This is a great shot. Apparently, the feeling was typical. I am curious about the color. My experience with LED flashlights is that they are very blue white. In any event, your soap reminds me of images of Jupiter. You must have been very busy in that 4 seconds.

I am not at all surprised that it was published. It is wonderful.
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09/20/2007 06:44:21 PM
Great image and I am really pleased for you
It's a great feeling to have work accepted so Well done
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09/20/2007 11:43:37 AM
Congratulations on geting published. Isn't that a wonderful feeling!!!
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09/20/2007 11:03:22 AM
Congrats on getting published.... this photo is so fine - I am planning on trying to follow your instructions to make me a planet too - won't look this good though
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02/06/2007 10:53:54 PM
I love this image when it was in the challenge.....
Absolutely awesome IMO..... It should have ribboned IMO.
Adding it to my favorites right now.
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01/18/2007 11:05:04 PM
Incredibly good. This is inspiring.
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11/21/2006 12:32:19 AM
This is fantastic! Going in my faves.
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11/15/2006 04:15:46 PM
Great shot, congrats!
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11/15/2006 05:30:29 AM
Way cool, and very inventive.
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11/15/2006 01:50:28 AM
Very beautiful photo. Very creative and unique. It's very etheric and actually looks like something from space. Well done!
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11/13/2006 11:47:25 PM
So gorgeous. You should offer a print!
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11/13/2006 11:43:12 PM
Wonderful!
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11/13/2006 10:54:19 PM
This was one of the most creative shot that I saw, way to take creativity and make a high scoring concept.
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11/13/2006 08:22:27 PM
Thanks for all of your nice comments!! My second best finish so far!

I am thrilled you like this photo. It was scary for me to submit and it shows that sometimes you can do something out of the ordinary with positive results.

Mick, you gotta vote more often! ;)

Sadly, my planetoid lost most of it's mass and became the victim of a black hole! :D Yuk Yuk! :b

11/13/2006 12:35:15 PM
This was really good. Didn't pick up on the title.
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11/13/2006 10:39:04 AM
This is so far out of the box that you can't even see it in the rearview mirror! Way to be different with style Robin!

Now I wish I had voted in this challenge. I could have given you another 10. :D
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11/13/2006 07:20:30 AM
A genius composition!!! Beautiful illusion of a planetary thing! I wouldn't have been at all surprised to see this one with a ribbon! Congratulations!

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11/13/2006 06:32:54 AM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish. Hard to believe it is soap. Great creative work.
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11/13/2006 12:58:43 AM
A most dramatic effect executed to perk up the viewers attention. Congratulations on your top twenty finish.
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11/13/2006 12:11:17 AM
Love your SOAP planet. Just beautiful work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/12/2006 05:27:07 PM
I want to find out how this was done! LOVE IT!!!!! Hope you win the blue.
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11/12/2006 09:53:13 AM
clever shot, clever title!
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11/12/2006 12:59:45 AM
Gotta know how you did this? So cool... love it!
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11/11/2006 03:42:05 AM
that is pretty cool. I will be interested in seeing how this was accomplised. 8
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11/10/2006 11:29:14 PM
nice effect and great title. 7 bump to 8
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11/10/2006 02:34:05 PM
My favorite of this challenge. I'd like to know more about what, and how. Do tell!
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11/09/2006 05:44:04 PM
SOAP? :)
Cool, I thought it was Jupiter at first!
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11/09/2006 02:57:51 PM
I had to spend a little more time on this one (you can say it got longer exposure!). Very interesting composition, and it certainly grabs your attention. well done
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11/09/2006 09:35:42 AM
All on scale of 0-2
Focus: 1
Lighting: 1
Composition: 2
Creativity: 2
Wow Factor: 2

Total: 8
What is this thing? A round soap ball? A piece of cheese? A marble? Cool.
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11/07/2006 05:07:57 PM
I like this, very artistic and so nice to look at..
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11/07/2006 03:08:48 PM
Interesting to say the least. 7
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11/07/2006 09:53:33 AM
Very, very, cool. This one has a "how'd they do that" written all over it. I'm pretty sure I know about the light, but I'm curious about the planet. It kind of looks like a melon. 10.
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11/06/2006 11:19:08 PM
Really exciting. This is front page material, for sure.
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11/06/2006 12:32:17 PM
great shot, great idea
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11/06/2006 05:22:07 AM
great image. 10
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11/06/2006 03:44:22 AM
Really cool. I don't know what it is, but it's very sci-fi-esque!!
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11/06/2006 03:03:08 AM
Interesting light.
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