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Strainer Disco
Strainer Disco
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Kitchenware (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: Apr 22, 2007
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10 secs
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2007

Set up the strainer on a piece of black foamcore. Stuck a flashlight inside. A little bit of random light coming from the back left. Created the light beams by blowing smoke through the light during the exposure. Methinks this is way too abstract to score very well, but what the hell, I like it!

Shot in RAW: adjusted exposure and white balance

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A little blur here and there
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Statistics
Place: 44 out of 149
Avg (all users): 5.9521
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 5.4667
Avg (non-participants): 6.1797
Views since voting: 716
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 188
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/04/2007 11:09:49 AM
Greetings from the Critique club. I like what you have done in a creative manner with this entry. I like the off center composition, although being that your going for the disco ball look, I might have liked to see the strainer not sitting on the board, rather up off it a bit to get the full "disco ball" effect, and the shot not quite so tight to give it a larger perspective of it. Overall very nicely done and I think it scored pretty well, voting on this one I would have given it a 6.

MattO
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2007 11:10:11 PM
very creative
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04/29/2007 10:41:15 PM
Good thinking :-)
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04/27/2007 03:12:00 PM
Great idea, and nice exposure. Might have been improved by putting another utensil or something else in the "spotlights" on the lower left. 6.
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04/26/2007 11:08:34 PM
very clever
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04/26/2007 03:58:40 PM
Great idea!
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04/26/2007 11:48:11 AM
A very very fun image!
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04/26/2007 12:09:09 AM
cool idea, well executed
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04/25/2007 11:42:02 PM
boogie oogie oogie. 7
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04/25/2007 02:17:08 PM
Cool idea and good effect.
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04/25/2007 05:28:40 AM
very imaginative!
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04/25/2007 03:30:02 AM
Fabulous idea!
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04/24/2007 11:24:44 PM
very creative
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04/24/2007 10:21:09 PM
This is what I've wanted to see this whole challenge! All of the other utensils dont seem to have night lives....not this one! While the knives and forks sleep quietly in the drawer after their moment of fame in the photo shoot, this strainer goes out and boogies. I know a cute cheese grater I can hook it up with if it's interested.
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04/24/2007 08:22:42 PM
What really made this photo work for me was my husband standing over my shoulder making Disco Stu noises. Well done.
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04/24/2007 01:12:37 PM
Very original. Finally, a shot that doesn't look like it was taken for the Sears catalog.
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04/24/2007 08:40:30 AM
Very well done! I like this alot.
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04/23/2007 02:39:20 PM
Awesome!
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04/23/2007 09:12:53 AM
Nicely done;)
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