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Whisk in Blue
Whisk in Blue
timfythetoo


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Challenge: Kitchenware (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: my dining room
Date: Apr 21, 2007
Date Uploaded: Apr 21, 2007

This is a whisk that is standing up in some floral foam with a piece of black velvet laid on top of the foam set next to our dining room window. Minutes to set up and shoot with not a whole lot of thought as to the final product. I just knew I wanted the top of a whisk against a black background. When I downloaded the image and saw the cool flowing light on the velvet I decided to play that up a bit. Gave it an ethereal quality to it or something. Overall though this is just a shot that took me under 25 minutes to setup, shoot, edit and submit. Not really an inspired shot or anything, just something to appease my update button addiction. Hopefully a 6+ score.

Pretty straight forward editing - NI, high pass, levels, hue/sat adjustment to ocnvert to b&w, gaussian blurred everything but the most in focus parts of whisk, added blue color, dodged light streaks, resize, USM, big border.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 149
Avg (all users): 6.6545
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.7252
Views since voting: 1697
Views during voting: 362
Votes: 191
Comments: 28
Favorites: 3 (view)


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04/30/2007 11:55:01 PM
Great creativity and lovely composition with that magic blue! Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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04/30/2007 10:24:28 PM
Hey Tim... great image and an excellent finish. Well done!
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04/30/2007 12:15:32 PM
Congrats on your top10 finish, Tim, very well done!
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04/30/2007 10:36:32 AM
Wow, Tim! Way to glam up an ordinary kitchenware item! That's what this challenge was all about . . .turning boring into art. And you succeeded with flying colors! Beautiful tones of blue for that matter :)

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04/30/2007 03:29:13 AM
Well done, Tim. Beautiful shot.
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04/30/2007 12:23:24 AM
Congrats on beating all of the whisk shots. :P
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04/30/2007 12:16:05 AM
Love the simplicity and tones of this one
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04/30/2007 12:07:17 AM
Awesome image here Tim.... well done mate.....
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04/30/2007 12:04:26 AM
Superb Tim...agree with 21_F.gif aerogurl that this looks like fireworks...congrats on a top 6 finish...love how smoothe this is
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2007 11:09:33 PM
great capture, looks like a firework 9
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04/29/2007 05:20:21 PM
Nice. Looks like fireworks. I like the deep blue background too.
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04/27/2007 03:10:48 PM
Good use of negative space. I like the wide frame as well. 8
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04/27/2007 01:25:53 AM
you win if it's up to me. Excellent!
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04/27/2007 01:20:12 AM
awesome!
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04/26/2007 05:14:14 AM
Nice abstract.
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04/26/2007 03:26:54 AM
wow! that's fabulous! 10 from me.
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04/26/2007 12:13:47 AM
very artistic, everything works well for me
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04/25/2007 12:35:44 PM
great focus!
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04/25/2007 04:57:23 AM
Magnifique.. ribbon ?
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04/24/2007 03:49:29 PM
Nice abstract. Love the composition and coloring. Great DOF
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04/24/2007 09:25:11 AM
Nice light and use of DOF this photo...some really good tones from it. Well done!
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04/24/2007 08:51:25 AM
Not too keen on the border but otherwise, really nice.
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04/24/2007 08:40:53 AM
Nice focus! Love the color and the frame! - Well done! - Good luck!
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04/23/2007 11:43:43 PM
I figured the end of a whisk would be the most entered shot in this challenge and I considered doing one anyway but I couldn't make it look cool. This looks cool. Love the tones and the simplicity.
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04/23/2007 08:24:05 PM
heavy border suits...good color and light....8
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04/23/2007 01:49:26 PM
fantastic, 10
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04/23/2007 01:30:30 PM
very imaginative DOF
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04/23/2007 12:51:01 AM
Love it, very graphic and creative. Good effort. 8
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