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Honey Drip
2nd PlaceHoney Drip
yanko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sticky (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF for Canon
Location: home
Date: Dec 17, 2006
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Studio, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Dec 17, 2006

Setup:

Pretty straight forward shot. The spoon was attached to a small lightbox on the left and I used my free hand to dripped some honey on the spoon and yes that's honey coming from the topr. The shutter speed I used created that motion blur. While I thought it looked interesting the way it came out I figured I threw away some points as these types of shots typically demand perfection to do well.

Editing steps:

- Neatimage
- Cloned out dust, specks and some minor hotspots.
- Tone mapping applied just to the honey areas
- Color Replacement Tool used to make honey color consistent.
- Blur tool used on the spoon.
- Noise Reduction Filter applied to whole image.
- Dodged/Burned in some spots mainly the honey and frame edges.
- Tone mapping applied again just on the honey areas.
- Selective Color to lighten the blacks.
- Channel Mixer to desaturate spoon.
- S-Curves applied to provide some contrast.
- Resized for the web
- USM used to provide local contrast enhancement.
- Smart Sharpen

*Post*

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 100
Avg (all users): 6.8811
Avg (commenters): 8.1579
Avg (participants): 6.5636
Avg (non-participants): 7.0154
Views since voting: 17952
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 185
Comments: 40
Favorites: 9 (view)


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12/29/2006 01:46:41 PM
Many congratulations! I love this, it is so clear, and the slight angle give it movement.
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12/28/2006 04:55:36 PM
Congrates on another ribbon. Your work really inspires me. I am very happy and motivated to see you improving better and better.
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12/27/2006 02:16:02 AM
well done looks like a flame coming down, its a cool effect congrats on your yellow!
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12/26/2006 11:19:51 AM
What makes this shot for me is the smooth, warmth of the brown background and lighting with the color of the honey...superb! You did what I could only attempt. Congrats!
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12/26/2006 09:45:49 AM
Congratulation on winning the red ribbon with this very good photograph!
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12/26/2006 05:15:21 AM
Congrats on the red and Merry Christmas. Beautiful image.
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12/25/2006 09:26:16 PM
Congrats fellow Austinite!!! Delicious image!
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12/25/2006 08:09:21 AM
dude, you are on fire. good work. Team Outcast doesn't seem so outcast anymore hehe
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12/25/2006 08:03:36 AM
great lines. congrats!
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12/25/2006 02:38:22 AM
Again, a fantastic shot Richard, my absolute favourite of the challenge. Huge congrats on the red (great Christmas present, what? ;-)
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12/25/2006 02:29:18 AM
Hey thanks guys. This was a nice little gift. Speaking of which, Merry Christmas everyone!
12/25/2006 01:30:03 AM
Nice on Yanko! One of my top ones...hm....the competition between our teams is going to be tough...Both of our teams had top 10 entries...though ours were 9th and 10th and yours were...well, better :)
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12/25/2006 01:10:10 AM
"WOW" mate, this is excellent, and we did really well in this challenge, re your "second" placing, and my "fifth" placing re the "Outcasts" team.....
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12/25/2006 01:07:24 AM
Very nice...I had the feeling you would whomp me! Beautiful shot! Congratulations!
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12/25/2006 01:02:50 AM
Looks like Santa's not the only guy in Red this week! ;-) Congratulations Richard!
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12/25/2006 12:38:49 AM
Outstanding job Richard. Congrats on your ribbon, it's a pleasure and an honour to share the front page with you.
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12/25/2006 12:08:25 AM
Hey, how cool is that! 2 ribbons right in a row. And so deserving!

CONGRATULATIONS!
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12/25/2006 12:07:02 AM
Richard, you are on a ribbon winning spree! Merry Christmas and congrats on the red...amazing
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12/25/2006 12:07:02 AM
Way to go!!! Two ribbon winning images on front page at once. Welldone!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/24/2006 08:45:17 PM
Almost an abstact. Great comp and clarity. One of my top scorers.
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12/24/2006 08:29:17 AM
Beautiful composition and lighting. Nice detail. A bit too much brightness on the intersection above the spoon, but overall you did a great job.
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12/23/2006 08:36:32 AM
Lovely clean image and I like the angle on the crop. Beautifully lit and composed. Back to bump you up to 8.
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12/22/2006 02:01:35 AM
good composition, nice rotate.
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12/20/2006 04:30:19 PM
Really well done. But I like macros a lot :) ~10
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12/20/2006 11:55:59 AM
Nice bg color & tone | Excellent golden tone to the honey | Focus is very good but not great | Wish the shutter speed had been higher (the motion blur seems out of place with the rest of the image)

Overall a very nice job on this -- 9 --
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12/20/2006 08:41:52 AM
Very nice. I had an idea to try something similar, but didn't think I could pull the shot off. You have. I would expect to see this in the top 10
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12/19/2006 03:42:06 PM
Beautiful photo, but I don't get what's rising up off of the honey. Nice comp and great colors.
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12/19/2006 02:05:13 PM
Bumping this up because it's so good and I keep coming back to it. Good luck.
This is great, wonderful lighting.
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12/19/2006 07:43:16 AM
Great background color on this shot!
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12/19/2006 03:26:11 AM
Very smooth, nice lines and colours. Most of all, very sticky.
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12/19/2006 03:01:20 AM
I like this set up, and you have captured the honey flow really well.....
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12/19/2006 12:21:28 AM
one of the best I have seen - 10
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12/18/2006 04:55:13 PM
Very cool!!
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12/18/2006 01:35:42 PM
Dripping with quality, 8
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12/18/2006 05:09:23 AM
Nice work.
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12/18/2006 04:40:04 AM
nice lighting and colors, don't like the tilt, though
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12/18/2006 02:11:05 AM
Excellent composition. I really like it, Well Done
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12/18/2006 01:49:07 AM
Hmm i like this, good lighting, dof is very nice. well done. 8
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12/18/2006 12:58:38 AM
Good composition and lighting.....7
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12/18/2006 12:21:15 AM
lovely and smooth rich colour and I like the comp as well...really nice 8
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