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Challenge: Paper (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: VT - usa
Date: Jul 17, 2007
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30th
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2007

we all conform in one way or another. in some ways it makes us comfortable.

i was thinking about paper, and noticed the patio table sort of looked like flowing water with the blue sky reflecting off of it. then i started thinking about origami, and how it might be a peaceful hobby. i tried to create a peaceful enviroment for my paper birds.

i made a series of paper birds from copy paper, and put them on the patio table ( kind of a frosted/lumpy glass ). i used a polarizer to make the glass pseudo-opaque - yet still reflective, then draped some yellow tissue paper over the flash.

compositionally i tried to make the colors, shapes, and textures lead into each other keeping the viewer interested, and intrigued.

post involved adejustment layers for:
selective color
a layer for dodge/burn

Place: 43 out of 129
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Views since voting: 799
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 226
Comments: 12
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07/25/2007 12:24:01 PM
Others have said it's a little dark, perhaps a very soft reflective fill light would have been agreeable. I suspect the number of origami entries hurt you a bit, but I'm glad you made the top fifty. This was my favorite of the bird shots and one of my top ten photos (I gave you a 9).
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07/25/2007 12:11:14 AM
Well, you kept me intriqued. Nice work, underappreciated.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2007 11:23:23 PM
The best of the birds, and my choice for a ribbon. good luck. 10
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07/23/2007 11:13:40 PM
Awh, momma and babies. neat idea. I have seen tons of origami in this challenge, but this is the best so far.
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07/23/2007 01:18:57 AM
This is a very nice shot. Probably the best origami picture so far.
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07/22/2007 09:54:50 PM
Clever. Nice colors. What are you using for water?
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07/22/2007 12:50:44 PM
really like the title, great colors, very nice lighting, 10.
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07/20/2007 06:02:37 AM
Maybe it's my monitor, but it seems very dark.
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07/19/2007 11:15:12 AM
i like your choice of dof and reflection is excellent. just a little bit dark for my taste though.
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07/19/2007 03:32:56 AM
There are several inages in this challenge that are of folded paper. I like it but would have liked to see a brighter color paper.
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07/18/2007 08:38:35 AM
Too much shadow IMO
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07/18/2007 06:18:12 AM
good idea
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