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Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenge Entries (most)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Basement
Date: Nov 25, 2006
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/320s
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2006

I started off taking pictures of various colored plates stacked to make off-center sections of circles. Then I tried it with our good china, which has spirals on it. So-so results.

Then the next day my wife was using parchment paper to make meringue cookies and I noticed this scrap curling up. Huh. That's white!

It took a few arrangements of the lights; one outtake had a very nice look to it, but the background was darker than the paper, and I figured people would tell me that didn't meet the challenge. I finally wound up pointing all three clamp lamps at the white posterboard background.

Then came hours of fiddling. Man, where does the time go? After adding many different adjustments and removing them, I finally ended up with just two: brightness to drive the background to pure white and a yellow color layer to add a little interest.

I really like how the back edge is blurred while the front edge is crisp. It drives my eye to the sharp point.

Something about the way the paper is trying to touch back to itself, without quite making it, gave me the title.

Place: 91 out of 233
Avg (all users): 5.6237
Avg (commenters): 7.1429
Avg (participants): 5.3587
Avg (non-participants): 5.8627
Views since voting: 805
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 194
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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12/06/2006 08:53:22 PM
Nice crisp clean, I like yellow!
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12/04/2006 10:28:12 AM
Very nice, very simple, good execution!
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12/04/2006 09:40:44 AM
I like this one a lot - the sweep to the curve and finally the curl ending in the sharp point. Interesting how difficult it is to make something so seemingly simple. Beautiful.
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12/04/2006 08:03:01 AM
I think you did a great job of executing a difficult shot. To me, it has just the right DOF, lighting, and composition. The title really works as well. Great job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2006 04:02:56 PM
Beautiful simple curl! ~7
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12/02/2006 12:39:45 PM
Simple and effective.
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12/01/2006 05:26:35 PM
nice effect well done and good luck
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12/01/2006 07:38:22 AM
Very nice abstract.
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11/28/2006 11:59:20 PM
love it
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11/28/2006 04:37:51 PM
Nice, simple, I get the "Light on White", but not quite standing out enough.

2/3 Creativity
3/3 Subject
2/2 Technical
0/2 WOW
7/10 Score
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11/28/2006 03:47:19 AM
Nice design and I love the shading/lighting. This would make a great logo for some company, imho.
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11/27/2006 02:35:26 PM
Stunning in its simplicity.
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