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Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: kitchen
Date: Aug 18, 2002
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/20
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2002

Throw one in a glass and see what happens!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 185
Avg (all users): 7.3346
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.3309
Avg (non-participants): 7.3386
Views since voting: 4648
Votes: 266
Comments: 60
Favorites: 26 (view)


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07/16/2005 05:26:11 PM
very creative work.

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08/27/2002 05:52:00 PM
damn. ah. i saw eraserhead tonight and now i watch this picture. what sick thing that has to do with eraser will happen next?
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08/26/2002 04:56:00 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon Michael. I know how it feels :)
BTW your details-description is very funny.
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08/26/2002 04:32:00 PM
Thx everyone for all the wonderful comments! It is so exciting to have a photo place in DPChallenge. I hope everyone can land a photo here at least once just to see what I mean.
Good luck and have fun!
08/26/2002 03:03:00 PM
great shot, congrats!
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08/26/2002 12:13:00 AM
congrats on third :) Excellent photo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 10:48:00 PM
I love this..hope it wins! 10 kdjohnson
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08/25/2002 07:26:00 PM
Very nice idea! The green leaf is a good addition to the yellow pencil. Good composition, lighting and focus. Good work that the glass shows (almost) no reflections from your light source.
-stephan
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08/25/2002 05:20:00 PM
Clever.
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08/25/2002 03:36:00 PM
this picture rocks! i feel like it must be gr8photo's work.... if not--then ooops! ;-)
I seem to have an affinity for the absurd and this picture is that! a 10 for you!
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08/24/2002 10:34:00 PM
Does this work for growning new pencil trees? Interesting idea and a good shot without getting a bunch of reflection from the water and glass. It actually looks as if the roots are growing from the eraser. White on white is good. My only problem is that you don't get pencils from Ivy. It doesn't detract from the quality of the photo at all. My first impression wasn't great and I am ashamed to tell you where I first scored your photo. Rest assurred that is being remedied at this moment. =9 syamjonimi ;'-D
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08/24/2002 07:39:00 PM
Fruit or veggies? Keep up the good work.
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08/24/2002 04:01:00 PM
Great refraction and lighting, clever concept
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08/24/2002 10:30:00 AM
This is too cool!
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08/24/2002 07:55:00 AM
DK how you did it, but is very cool.
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08/23/2002 10:15:00 PM
Very cool and creative. (Running out of steam for commenting - so being brief) Lighting, clarity, composition, time and effort, skill - GREAT WORK 9
Ruthann
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08/23/2002 08:49:00 PM
great picture...quite creative!
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08/23/2002 06:38:00 PM
The clarity of this is very nice. Great focus. Lighting is perfect. Originality and creativity both apply nicely here. I like the placement within the frame. I notice a few reflections in the very bottom of the glass, but they aren't distracting at all. Actually, they add a bit of color to the photo. Also, the light glare on the top of the glass is used very nicely in this photo. Great job and good luck in the challenge.
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08/23/2002 02:17:00 PM
Clever, clever! the attachments are nearly seamless, the image well shot, crisp and brilliantly lit. Be proud. Be very proud.
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08/23/2002 06:42:00 AM
This is just beautiful, and also clever. I don't like the way the rest of the glass is cut off. I think if you're not wanting the stem etc in your frame maybe it would work better with a regular tall thin tumbler so there would be no need to crop some out?
7, Kavey
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08/22/2002 04:39:00 PM
Nicely done. Color is great, focus is crisp and idea is awesome.
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08/22/2002 04:32:00 PM
Excellent idea and very attractive contrast and colors. I'm not to fond of the harsh cut-off at the bottom though.
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08/22/2002 04:01:00 PM
Very clever and beautifully observed. andrewm
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08/22/2002 10:23:00 AM
I like the concept, and the glass makes this elegant.
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08/22/2002 08:13:00 AM
Great achievement of an idea, specially illuminating it! (9)
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08/21/2002 09:49:00 PM
My only complaint here is that the white background is a bit patchy. Otherwise very well done.
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08/21/2002 05:24:00 PM
Exquisite!!!The refraction complimented by the roots and clear water make this a 10 on my scale
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08/21/2002 03:54:00 PM
i like this photos-definetly one of my personal top 5 photos of the week. Its a beautifull shoot, an original idea, and all the technical aspects of the photo are great!
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08/21/2002 03:33:00 PM
this is an incredible shot and i hope it wins! top 5 for sure! mag99
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08/21/2002 11:54:00 AM
Nicely done. Very imaginative. Focus looks great. Lighting is good. Meets the challenge. 8
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08/21/2002 10:44:00 AM
Looked at little more PC than PHoto.
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08/20/2002 11:14:00 PM
Simplicity & beauty. Wonderful!
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08/20/2002 10:10:00 PM
nicely done.
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08/20/2002 08:50:00 PM
that bit extra imagination,great
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08/20/2002 07:54:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background10,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing10,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 9,
Total Averaged Rating10. Autool
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08/20/2002 07:43:00 PM
This is such a clever idea! Nit - the root seems like it's bolted to the pencil? This is so good, I had to bump you up one, welcome to the nines! Swash
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08/20/2002 05:01:00 PM
beautiful concept :) This is a really nice idea for this challenge. I love the color (or lack thereof) and the contrast in this image. I think a neat enhancement to this image would have been to tint the water a very light shade of green or blue with some food coloring... I'm not really sure, but i think that could have been a nice minor modification that would have created an even higher sense of 'wow' in this photo :) Great shot... = 9 - jmsetzler
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08/20/2002 04:53:00 PM
Composition - very good
Technical Aspects - very good
Meets Challenge - yes
Visual Impact / Originality – high/ very good
Other comments –

Jim msp
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08/20/2002 04:35:00 PM
What a fantastic idea! Dang, I really need to "up" the creativity level of my own shots. I like the contrast and brilliant colors. This is just a great idea.
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08/20/2002 02:02:00 PM
wow... i love this photo, great composition/crop, awesome creativitiy, a 10!
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08/20/2002 01:56:00 PM
This is very clever, I like it alot...
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08/20/2002 11:18:00 AM
How do you make your pencil grow? was it sitting too long? Creative use of prior challenge ideas for meeting this one.
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08/20/2002 10:17:00 AM
Clever picture… Selective breeding and genetic engineering really works then :) Great shot as well.
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08/20/2002 09:41:00 AM
Brilliant!
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08/20/2002 07:29:00 AM
A superb concept and wonderfully executed. Well done!
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08/20/2002 04:07:00 AM
there were several photos of a pencil in a glass container. Your is the best I have seen, (8)
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08/20/2002 12:08:00 AM
This is excellent! great idea. well executed. simple and direct. no distractions. only suggestions would be to crop lower on the glass maybe and try a little less exposure. it seems a bit bright.
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08/19/2002 10:12:00 PM
Cute, clever, and well done. I hope this one wins, which probably jinxes it, if past challenges are any indication. ;-)
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08/19/2002 10:00:00 PM
Very well done! I like it!
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08/19/2002 06:39:00 PM
Very interesting. I like it. 6 -lennier
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08/19/2002 04:57:00 PM
Interesting and different. A solid 8
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08/19/2002 04:43:00 PM
strange indeed, but done well.
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08/19/2002 03:36:00 PM
Wow......this is so creative. I wish the background was darker but other then that I think this is super!! Very good work. Score 8 ~Kee
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08/19/2002 02:57:00 PM
cool
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08/19/2002 02:32:00 PM
very very good idea very well done! 10
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08/19/2002 11:42:00 AM
I imagine how you did this and its a great idea! You should do a how it was done on this because I know it will get complaints
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08/19/2002 11:00:00 AM
sweet, did you just tape the leaf to the pencil or something. Nice idea :D
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08/19/2002 10:30:00 AM
My favorite of the week! Great idea and creativity! And a great photo to boot.
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08/19/2002 05:32:00 AM
great picture. I think you have the best picture in this week challenge now is just hope that you be in ine of the three first places
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08/19/2002 12:56:00 AM
wow, this i like!
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