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Liquids 201 : Surface Tension
3rd PlaceLiquids 201 : Surface Tension
gaurawa


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Science II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Santa clara, ca
Date: May 29, 2007
Aperture: F10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2007

Re-shoot. hopefully better than my last.
and now I need to figure out what to do with those blinds I had to buy...

here's my previous try
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 222
Avg (all users): 7.2679
Avg (commenters): 8.7600
Avg (participants): 7.1739
Avg (non-participants): 7.3097
Views since voting: 27340
Views during voting: 526
Votes: 224
Comments: 51
Favorites: 44 (view)


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11/07/2007 10:28:22 PM
A very clean, minimalistic, and hypnotic composition. Love the bold blues that are almost electric against the black backdrop of the surface water. The lines that gather around the paperclips are very psychedelic in that the electric blue color and the chaotic/fractal flow of the lines deliver an intensified sensory perception to the eye. Lighting is absolutely spot on and the focus on the main elements is in sharp clarity. Great job here! Perhaps if you still have those blinds laying around as a prop for a future composition you could try bending the paperclips into different shapes (say a treble clef for example) and see how the the light/reflections bend around them.
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06/09/2007 11:02:07 PM
wow...that's an amazing shot!
Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/08/2007 10:11:34 PM
HI there.... Can I please ask you how you did this shot??
I would love to reproduce the shoot in the garage!

Cheers
Serge

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06/08/2007 06:49:31 AM
really nice shot. Only thing that I dont like is that I saw the exact same shot in a photgraphy magazine before you did your first one. Just not very original thats all. You still did a great job copying though!
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06/08/2007 03:34:12 AM
fantastic job ... congratz !
as for the blinds return them an tell them that they dont't fit "any more"
LOL

peace
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06/08/2007 01:02:02 AM
Awesome
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06/06/2007 01:22:52 PM
Amazing image. Wonderfully done...
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06/06/2007 12:50:17 PM
Fantastic photograph and very clever.
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06/06/2007 12:36:50 PM
A ribbon out of sheer simplicity of subject. Let those that complain that they have nothing to shoot ponder this image and perhaps consider that the shot is really inside you and anything will do to express it. Congratulations on your Yellow!
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06/06/2007 09:55:27 AM
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' gaurawa congratulations on a splendid abstract image. It's a real pleasure to look at.
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06/06/2007 09:18:01 AM
beautiful shot, congrats on your ribbon,

Jack
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06/06/2007 09:11:54 AM
Originally posted by pekesty:

Very cool visual...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!

thanks! but its still a Yellow :)

Message edited by author 2007-06-06 09:12:50.
06/06/2007 09:08:33 AM
Very cool visual...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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06/06/2007 07:27:01 AM
One of the best photos I've ever seen.
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06/06/2007 07:21:18 AM
Stunning photo -great lines, colors and composition - one of my picks for a ribbon. I was just hoping to have your mathematical data to support why a paperclip will float in the water....
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06/06/2007 07:06:52 AM
Excellent work! Congratulations!
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06/06/2007 12:49:03 AM
This is one of the best water macro shots I see in a long time.....
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06/06/2007 12:42:22 AM
This is just so brilliantly done... I'm at a loss for words (which doesn't happen very often ;-) Mega congratulations on your yellow ribbon.
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06/06/2007 12:17:41 AM
Sublime abstract. Might you reveal two things....what liquid did you use and how far away were the blinds from your subject. I've so been wanting to try this and have not been successful in the least. Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/06/2007 12:14:17 AM
Great work, congratulations..
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2007 10:21:44 PM
Wow.
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06/05/2007 11:09:35 AM
GREAT! A simple subject made spectacular. 10
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06/04/2007 07:07:58 PM
Great macro! The diffraction patterns in the water are so striking and I love the shades of blue. Well done!
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06/04/2007 01:43:42 AM
I love the composition and lighting
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06/03/2007 10:43:21 PM
Excellent idea. Brilliantly executed. This one works better than the other version due to the closer crop.
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06/02/2007 08:30:54 PM
Nicely done ... good macro, sharp focus, interesting lines. 9
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06/02/2007 12:18:57 PM
Lighting Excellent
Technique Good
Interesting and meets the challenge topic
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06/02/2007 02:14:56 AM
Ah, very nice. I was wondering how to do something similar.
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06/02/2007 01:07:02 AM
Very cool. Not sure how you got them there. I'm impressed.
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06/01/2007 07:21:12 PM
Great idea and really cool image. Like it a lot.
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06/01/2007 05:02:29 PM
very cool. a similar image popped up a few votes back and i mentioned it would be better without image grain.t his is what i had in mind. 8
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06/01/2007 04:32:15 PM
Ooooh. Awesome. Definitely a top image in this challenge. Nice work. I would hope you do a tutorial on this after the challenge is over.
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06/01/2007 08:20:15 AM
Very nice. Good detail
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05/31/2007 11:59:43 PM
Very interesting. Love the swirly effect, and DOF seems just right.
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05/31/2007 10:45:33 PM
Wow that is amazing, I would love to know how you got the colours in the liquid.
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05/31/2007 10:41:11 PM
Simple and effective, very nice.
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05/31/2007 10:15:02 PM
nice abstract!
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05/31/2007 09:57:11 PM
Nice job and great execution. 9
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05/31/2007 04:33:25 PM
Very nice image. Good capture and interesting subject.
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05/31/2007 11:39:08 AM
Super! Super!! Super!!!
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05/31/2007 10:17:58 AM
I actually tried something similar to this, but ending up not submitting. Now I'm glad I didn't. Yours is far superior. Good idea to use two paperclips to get more of the nice lines. Very good.
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05/31/2007 09:37:34 AM
There are always one or two images in a challenge where I think: "I wish I did that!" this is one of those. Beautiful. It does seem strange that the clips are a bit soft but this is all about the reflection I suppose.
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05/30/2007 10:59:18 PM
Sweet! Colors are wonderful - Very cool!
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05/30/2007 10:54:29 PM
Very beautiful
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05/30/2007 08:31:42 PM
Reminds me of gaurawa's photo although I'm sure I've seen it a few other places as well. Fits the challenge really well but as a photograph I'm not in love with it. Not voting just commenting.
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05/30/2007 05:59:14 PM
very nice, great shot
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05/30/2007 04:48:03 PM
Wow - what's the surface?

Great shot - a nice twist on the concept.
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05/30/2007 02:15:24 PM
Wow! Great idea, very good lighting. Like the pattern of the liquid. Would like to see it in the Top 5! Good luck!
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05/30/2007 01:01:34 PM
This is an interesting photo. Nicely done!
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05/30/2007 12:07:17 PM
This is what I was going for but couldn't get it to work out, great job.
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05/30/2007 12:38:48 AM
This is so cool. Top ten in my book. Of course, I should vote some more of them to make sure. ;-)
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