DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
The Sands Of Time
3rd PlaceThe Sands Of Time
Quadrajet


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Infinite (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Family room floor- Rochester, Minnesota
Date: Nov 2, 2003
Aperture: f/6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 47 seconds
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2003

I painted this image with a flashlight. From the back I used a yellow gel over the light, from the front a blue gel.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 104
Avg (all users): 7.3869
Avg (commenters): 9.2500
Avg (participants): 7.0822
Avg (non-participants): 7.7344
Views since voting: 5058
Votes: 137
Comments: 54
Favorites: 34 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
11/15/2003 10:32:11 PM
Congrats Q-Jet! Great shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/15/2003 10:16:43 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club:
Well, searching frantically for something I can take issue with I notice a small, small need for a tiny crop on the upper right. The image is quite wonderful, meets the challenge with originality and with distinction. The use of the blue gel in front gives an unearthly look that balances well with the gold/yellow. The waves in the sand are a nice background for the rounds of the watches. The light painting technique is very successful here, and understated as it should be. A very satisfying submission.

Message edited by author 2003-11-15 23:28:32.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/15/2003 06:24:51 PM
This is an inspiring, ingeniously crafted photo! BRAVO!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/12/2003 06:49:02 PM
very creative. very good technique. great lighting. congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/11/2003 10:59:24 AM
Excellent! Very creative. Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/11/2003 08:41:28 AM
COngrats QJet! Lovely image - soft, warm and pin-sharp all at the same time- certainly just the first of many many ribbons!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 06:06:44 PM
great pic! congrats on your first ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 01:47:43 PM
Congatulations wonderful photo
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 10:40:42 AM
Great shot, this was my only 10 of the challenge. Great use of contrasting colours.
Keep the good stuff coming!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 10:00:37 AM
this was also my favorite. the light colors, clarity, and composition all came together in a beautiful way here. congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 10:00:35 AM
Incredible! Congratulations on your first ribbon. I'm sure there'll be more to follow!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 08:12:53 AM
Very creative and very well executed. Great job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 08:06:34 AM
Even though I didn't get a chance to vote, I did see this one as I glanced through - it was one of my favorites. I love the idea, your lighting, compostition... a wonderful shot! Congrats on the ribbon :-)

Message edited by author 2003-11-10 08:07:00.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 07:47:55 AM
This is one amazing shot. Especially at an aperture of 47 seconds :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 07:46:58 AM
Awesome photo !!!! Congrats on the ribbon !
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 07:35:49 AM
Very cool shot, great setup, congrats
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 07:15:26 AM
Congrats! Great shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 04:43:59 AM
Very nice ... love the colors.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 04:14:59 AM
Great Shot and concept.. Congatulations :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 01:12:17 AM
amazing shot quadrajet, love the tones, colors, everything. Congrats on the ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 12:46:59 AM
I think your Photograph Information was wrong...
Congratulation! I gave you 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 12:33:55 AM
My first ribbon, what a great feeling, thanks everyone for the votes and the great comments.

The way I achieved the ripples in the sand was by first smoothing it all out, then dragging my fingers through it. I stuck the clocks in the sand, grabbed a handful of sand which I poured over the clocks and threw some lightly at the ripples to knock down the peaks. I followed that by touching up the ripples with my fingers. After than I blew on the face of the bottom clock to give the sand a a "windblown" look.

11/10/2003 12:29:03 AM
Congratulations! I was glad to see this shot win.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 12:15:48 AM
congrats this shot is awsome
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 12:06:25 AM
This was my pick for a win, though the 1st and 2nd place are excellent. REALLY glad this got a ribbon though.

Congrats :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 12:04:01 AM
outstanding image! congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/09/2003 11:58:07 PM
wonderful golden hues. The concept is wonderful and the details are fantastic....I can almost feel the sand in this shot...good job! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/09/2003 11:24:17 PM
A beautiful presentation! I like the lighting, too. I'll be interested in learning how you accomplished the rippled sand without disturbing it along the way.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/09/2003 12:08:11 PM
Beautiful shot. The lighting is breathtaking. Very clever. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/09/2003 02:56:55 AM
Nice tone of color and contrast, I like it. Also, the idea of putting the sand on the clock. Well done!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/09/2003 02:35:59 AM
Colors, tones and clarity are marvelous. Stunning shot! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2003 04:44:16 PM
Great image! I love the composition, the placement of both the time pieces & the sand is excellent. I like the warm tone of the lighting as well. Great use of space and the focus is very nice. You should be very pleased with the results, I would be! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2003 10:33:50 AM
Nice setup and lighting 10pt
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/07/2003 10:06:24 PM
10 for this a great idea and excellent focus
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/06/2003 07:32:06 AM
This is really good. Like the use of the lighting to suggest night and day. The composition is effective and the focus is perfect.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2003 10:51:06 PM
Good lighting, what did you use?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2003 07:25:01 PM
i like the lighting. If the edge of the watches were actually buried, it would have given the illusion of drifting sand better. Very nice photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2003 08:41:36 AM
I like this image a lot. The ripples on the sand, the sand gathering on the clock face and the yellow/blue colouring. Very nice. 9.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2003 04:29:25 AM
i don't know who coined 'the sands of time' i'm sure it had to do with an hourglass.. or something to do with archaeology.. but i always used to prefer 'the stains of time'.. great photo. great color contrast. kudos.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2003 12:11:03 AM
Beautiful colors - nice balance of blues and yellows.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2003 09:46:13 PM
Beautiful Focus and Colors!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2003 06:10:13 PM
Interesting color. Time is infinite so this fits the topic well. Like the addition of the sand. Nice composition. I gave you an 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2003 02:03:35 PM
Can't wait to add this to my favorates
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2003 05:45:27 PM
great lighting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2003 12:49:17 PM
8. Sharp. Clear.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2003 11:58:19 AM
Nice subject for challenge. I like the composition and lighting. Great background. 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2003 11:14:17 AM
Wow! This is so beautiful! Reminds me if Dali pictures I guess thats where it came from ;) The best picture in this challenge! Hope it wins! Great job! - 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2003 10:55:13 AM
Beautiful light, color, tone and focus. I can only say 'congrats'!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2003 08:30:52 AM
wonderful job! Looks like a winner .. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2003 05:15:42 AM
Wonderful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2003 04:30:40 AM
This is my favourite photo of the challenge and my tip for the first place. The idea is excellent as is the set up and lighting. There is nothing at all I can critique negatively on here. Well done and congratulations on the ribbon (10+)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2003 03:15:29 AM
Very seriously effective. The lighting is great, the waves in the sand along with the shadow is just excellent. Has to be in the running for a ribbon!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2003 02:16:02 AM
I love the color manipulation, it really brings out the lines, shadows, and texture in the sand. The best I've seen so far. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2003 12:20:20 AM
beautiful work. = 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 11/28/2020 06:32:29 PM EST.