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Challenge: Shadows II (Classic Editing)
Collection: Still Life
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 II USM
Location: Studio
Date: Oct 26, 2003
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 26, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 126
Avg (all users): 7.1342
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 7.0345
Avg (non-participants): 7.2742
Views since voting: 34052
Votes: 149
Comments: 94
Favorites: 163 (view)


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09/23/2008 03:07:57 PM
I know its been 5 years since this has been uploaded and im alittle late but this is a wonderful idea! beautiful picture
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04/02/2008 12:44:38 AM
I love this!
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09/24/2007 10:36:01 AM
I saw this many months ago and the visuals instantly captured my attention and imagination. You did a wonderful job in this composition. I love the deep red hue of the heart shadow that falls across the page. Your lighting here is wonderful for the color tone is crisp and clean white light that allows the red heart to really pop off the page. Sharpness and details of the book are in wonderful clarity allowing the viewer to read the words of the book. I found it interesting that you choose a book explaining scientific terms for the heart to be cast upon. To me this projects an idea of love defined in scientific or technical terms with specific relation to how the shadow is cast from that camera filter. It is both by luck and design that I reserved this to be my 1,000 comment after leaving comments for all entries into the Déjà vu III challenge. Thank you for being the inspiration behind a composition that has ‘haunted’ me for many months to get it right. Your tutorial on how you created this photo was instrumental in assisting me in my own offshoot composition spring to life.
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07/26/2007 06:38:50 PM
unique!
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07/18/2006 04:16:22 PM
GeNiUS!!!
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07/06/2006 04:21:57 PM
Very beautifil!
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03/01/2006 03:49:39 AM
i love it. i love the contrast and the coloring...
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12/29/2004 02:25:36 PM
This is very nice! I never saw this one before and still I think it was love at first sight! LOL! Anyway congrats on your 2nd place! I never would have done that good!
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11/20/2004 07:00:49 AM
Fabulous image - so creative
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10/18/2004 07:05:08 PM
Gotta love this one... :/

//www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=2515123
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10/06/2004 09:59:53 PM
Wow clever shot!!! The red adds the extra dimension.
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09/15/2004 01:31:13 PM
this is a great shot.

maybe its just me though.. but I would have chosen a romance novel as the backdrop, not about electrocells. maybe i'm missing the point on that one.

also, if you could somehow crop the filter itself out, I think it would be even more impactful.
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09/15/2004 01:23:38 PM
very cute :)
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01/16/2004 12:45:50 PM
Since joining DPC in November (2003), I`ve been pleasantly surprised at the quality of the work that gets submitted.
However, this particular shot caught my eye almost immediately, and still remains my favourite piece of photography on view here.
From the idea to the execution..it is absolutely perfect.
I know it`s a bit late in the day...but congratulations on a superb job and one which I use as a benchmark for my work.
(Still a long way off, but I`m hopeful)
Gordon
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12/31/2003 03:15:00 PM
Originally posted by deadbrain:

Hi. I just stumbled on this photo:

//www.fotoforum.lu/portfolios/ilona_wellmann2/13.htm


Thats a great photo. It was a photo similar to that which inspired me to try this technique a long time ago. It was only with this challenge that I thought about entering a shot like it.
12/17/2003 06:38:08 AM
Hi. I just stumbled on this photo:

//www.fotoforum.lu/portfolios/ilona_wellmann2/13.htm
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11/05/2003 05:18:41 AM
Congrats, this works sooo well! I love it!
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11/05/2003 02:58:59 AM
Thanks everyone for all your kind words.
Indi, I didn't diffuse the light no, and I didn't spot that glare until you mentioned it, so thanks. When I reshoot I think i'll try diffusing it, and I'll also choose a better book to use :P
11/05/2003 02:44:46 AM
Congratulations Konador great job!
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11/04/2003 09:51:51 PM
Awe. I didn't vote in this challenge so I'm glad you got a ribbon and made it onto the front page. It's very cute. I like how the words aren't all completely clear so that they aren't too very distracting. Did you diffuse the light? Seems to be a bit of glare along the left side. I like that it's off center and at a slight angle though. Congrats!!
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11/04/2003 07:29:27 PM
Fantastic shot, mate. Great work.

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11/04/2003 12:29:01 PM
Sooooooooooooooooooooo cool and imaginative! Congrats!
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11/04/2003 11:10:12 AM
Ben this is excellent! Congrats..good work!
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11/04/2003 10:56:14 AM
congrats, ben! i love this!
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11/04/2003 08:45:40 AM
I knew this one would do good. Congrats!
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11/04/2003 07:51:05 AM
Absolutly fantastic. You make it all look so easy.
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11/04/2003 12:48:45 AM
My goodness this is one of the simplest, but greatest photographs i have EVER seen.

oh my... im lost for words....

*gasP*
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11/03/2003 05:48:54 PM
Way to go, Ben... I can't believe I didn't comment on this the first time around -- I was really impressed by the creativity on this one!
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11/03/2003 04:39:05 PM
Well done Ben ... great imagination ... how did you think of this..
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11/03/2003 02:17:06 PM
oo yeah I like this one
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11/03/2003 12:38:35 PM
Congrats, Ben!!! Awesome Shot! Great Idea!
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11/03/2003 11:32:59 AM
Well I can safely say there was no doubt in my mine whatsoever as to who should have won! Well done mate u deserve this, having seen a lot of your work I have to say u impress me every time! Nice one big man!
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11/03/2003 11:02:47 AM
this got the top vote from me.
very creative.

soup
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11/03/2003 09:49:22 AM
Excellent shot, Ben! Congratulations!
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11/03/2003 09:39:59 AM
congrats ben on your ribbon! awesome photo! I havent been around much ... but i think i have just been inspired to get back in the game :)
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11/03/2003 09:39:51 AM
Great shot, Ben, and congrats on the ribbon! I almost asked if this was your image during voting (because of the text book). Well done!
JD Anderson
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11/03/2003 08:59:38 AM
Beautiful ! Congrats on a well deserved win !
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11/03/2003 08:42:18 AM
WOW! :-) I love this idea! :-) This is soooo creative, and I like the colorful shadow very much! Also congrats for the ribbon! :-)
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11/03/2003 08:11:34 AM
Thanks for that lens mag, without it I would have had to use the 300mm from the other side of my house... might have been quite difficult :P
11/03/2003 07:52:26 AM
Woohoo!!! Great job, Ben! Congrats on the well-deserved ribbon. And I am so glad that the lens is working out for you!! Yahooo!
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11/03/2003 07:49:48 AM
Great Red heart. beautiful. well done. congratulations. biliana
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11/03/2003 07:20:55 AM
You Rebel You! Great work on the white balance and red shadow :-D!
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11/03/2003 02:55:31 AM
wow. nice nice. :o)
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11/03/2003 02:53:25 AM
I missed this one during voting. Excellent idea!!
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11/03/2003 02:43:34 AM
this is wonderful punkin! :) now i have yet another use for that red filter i just got! ;) congrats on yet another ribbon, you rock.
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11/03/2003 02:30:29 AM
Woohoo Ben! Congrats on ribbon number 3!
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11/03/2003 02:18:14 AM
Thanks everyone :)
So close to a blue ribbon, but the winner was much more deserved :)
It's great to get the first ribbon with the 300D so soon after buying it, and hopefully there are many more on the way from the other great photographers with the camera. Who knows, maybe one day we can compete with the 10D?
11/03/2003 02:01:02 AM
Hugs Ben! This is a ownderful pic!!!! Congratulations!
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11/03/2003 12:48:45 AM
Awsome!, was hoping you'd get a place, was my favorite of the challenge!
Congradulations!
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11/03/2003 12:47:59 AM
Ahhh, this was yours, great stuff, and a very well deserved ribbon indeed :)
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11/03/2003 12:30:53 AM
Congratulations, Ben! Good work.
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11/03/2003 12:15:36 AM
nice work, Ben! great shot!
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11/03/2003 12:11:23 AM
Way to go! Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/03/2003 12:07:50 AM
Graceful and lovely, Ben. Really nice work! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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11/03/2003 12:07:37 AM
WOw,, congrats.. well deserved
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11/03/2003 12:04:38 AM
Fantastic image. Wonderful idea and excellent execution. I had not seen this one during the voting ( I was unable to vote on all the shots) Congrats!
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11/03/2003 12:00:52 AM
Congrats :) Great work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/02/2003 11:12:43 PM
This is a great photo. I hope to see it in the top three this week. I love the concept and execution... great work :) = 10
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11/02/2003 10:57:28 PM
Outstanding...beautiful capture...thanks.
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11/02/2003 10:27:07 PM
Brilliant idea, I think we have a winner here
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11/02/2003 07:28:23 PM
very original and nicely done
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11/02/2003 03:36:43 AM
Excellent!
I really like the way you done this, lighting is perfect, excellent idea, and having light related stuff on the pages of the book used...
really well done! -10
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11/01/2003 07:48:12 PM
Outstanding
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11/01/2003 03:23:24 PM
very original! only thing that I wish were different would have been different text. still an 8.
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11/01/2003 10:23:59 AM
Oh no way! How clever, worked out perfectly! I see what you were doing with the book background and the page you chose, but still a little distracting. Great idea though!
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11/01/2003 08:27:24 AM
not that it matters, I don't get the connection to the book, or if its just the right kind of book for the shot. Maybe I'm looking too deep here. Excellent idea, the book thing isn't taking anything from your score, just curious
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11/01/2003 04:03:58 AM
I looove this one. One of the best so far.
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11/01/2003 02:06:07 AM
think this is one of the winner ... 10/10 good luck
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10/31/2003 09:27:01 PM
creative
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10/30/2003 05:51:57 PM
i choose this as the winner
very creative

the light even seems to be coming from a reading lamp...

soup
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10/30/2003 02:54:30 PM
a quality example of an over-used technique, clever set up
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10/30/2003 07:45:35 AM
Awesome effect, good idea. I love seeing original ideas like this (10)
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10/29/2003 07:20:46 PM
I love this shadow, the heart is so wonderful! Not sure I like the surface it\'s on though, very distracting. A 9 :)
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10/29/2003 05:38:23 PM
Pretty shadow and unusal that makes it very interesting 7
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10/29/2003 03:18:52 PM
Wonderful use of the filter's shadow. Great lighting.
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10/29/2003 02:02:03 PM
Very good idea.I love the composition.Good luck!
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10/29/2003 11:56:37 AM
8. Ingenious.
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10/29/2003 02:47:57 AM
What an excellent idea. Very creative. The only thing I personally would change is the book or passage - maybe I'm not getting it, but I don't see a meaningful connection between the text and the image. Other than that, flawless. 9
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10/28/2003 10:46:16 PM
Nice idea. Very creative. Love the shadow-no pun intended. I gave it a 7.
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10/28/2003 10:29:56 PM
Great idea. How'd you come up with this one? Why photocell? 9
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10/28/2003 11:15:09 AM
Neato! If I could change something it would be to have the book be somethingl ike a book of love sonnets or something warm and fuzzy like that. hehe
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10/28/2003 09:02:40 AM
Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.
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10/27/2003 09:49:28 PM
Super clear image. The shadow may be secondary to the light shining through the filter but nevertheless I for one give you a 10 for creativity.
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10/27/2003 08:36:13 PM
it's not really clear that this is on the definition of "photography" -- kind of wish it was a photography book, or a love story, to make that more obvious. on the whole though this is a very neat effect, and I'm kind of surprised I haven't seen it before.
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10/27/2003 08:16:17 PM
Very creative shot. Good angle and crop. 9
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10/27/2003 05:24:27 PM
Very creative and cool.
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10/27/2003 04:49:17 PM
What a great idea! I like how this works. 7
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10/27/2003 03:56:20 PM
Interesting idea, great color, composition!!
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10/27/2003 11:15:54 AM
What an original idea.
The lighting is very nice, the small splash of color against the black & white is nice. How did you come up with this idea?
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10/27/2003 10:11:39 AM
Nice effect! I saw a similar picture a while back (Ilona Wellman - I LOVE her stuff), but all in b/w and with a pair of round reading glasses, and I almost went for the same thing (chickened out at the last minute :). I like yours. Very graphic. ~8
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10/27/2003 09:17:47 AM
wow! very clever... I like it! wd Big man
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10/27/2003 07:20:24 AM
Wow! Great idea. Good positioing of subject. Nice composition. 10.
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10/27/2003 03:11:14 AM
Oh, very very clever.
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