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Cork Screw
Cork Screw
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Challenge: Shallow DOF (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Grand Falls, NB
Date: Feb 8, 2004
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/45 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2004

This is all camera based ... the shallow DOF was not photoshopped in. I used my Sigma 105mm F2.8 Macro set @ F2.8, manual focus, miror lock up and remote cable release. Placed the cork screw by a window so I could deal with natural light. Layered background created by the window casing. Cropped out maybe 20%. Converted to grayscale, then colored sepia. Resized, then applied two "Sharpen".

One of very few none baby pics I'v taken in a long time. lol. Refreshing.

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 174
Avg (all users): 6.3387
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.2143
Avg (non-participants): 6.5270
Views since voting: 1609
Votes: 186
Comments: 35
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/29/2004 11:54:55 AM
this is great--awesome tones and movement. i could see this going up by my bar. ;)
02/16/2004 09:05:22 AM
This is what I thought was shallow DOF. I really felt this was going to make a ribbon. I'm surprised and confused it didn't even make it to the top 10. If I could vote on members challenges this would have been a 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/15/2004 11:43:43 PM
Definately a shallow DOF! I think it may be a bit too shallow though.
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02/15/2004 11:57:03 AM
Excellent shot - great composition and tonal range. I sort of wish that the corkscrew came to a very sharp point that was highlighted by the depth of field - it appears to be a bit blunt, but overall very creative composition and perfect exposure.
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02/14/2004 09:21:52 PM
Really like the tones of this shot and especially the detail in the tip. Very nice!
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02/14/2004 07:06:15 PM
Oddly simple and interesting. Love the choice of coloration, and the dof is perfect for this shot and subject. The composition is unexpectedly appealing to me - Definitely a wall hanger here. Not so impactful as to knock me out, but definitely worth a 9.
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02/14/2004 02:56:40 PM
wow! now THAT'S a shallow DOF! i love the tone you chose and the lighting is great.
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02/14/2004 01:59:37 PM
Very good.
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02/13/2004 02:12:29 PM
Who'd you screw to get this shot? ;-) Excellent detail on the tip. Nice tone and shadow usage on the backdrop. 9 -danny
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02/13/2004 10:18:36 AM
Exceptional image. It is a great concept for this challenge for only a tiny fraction of the image to be in focus and the tip of the corkscrew is perfect for this purpose.
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02/13/2004 01:47:21 AM
If the photo had something with a soft focus in the foreground to indicate a 'Shallow Depth of Field' I would have given it another point.
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02/12/2004 10:40:20 PM
Simply awesome
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02/12/2004 04:59:06 PM
Meets the challenge perfectly. Nice shot.
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02/12/2004 03:07:42 PM
What a great way to show shallow DOF. I love it.
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02/12/2004 08:07:22 AM
I would like to see more of the end in focus.
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02/12/2004 03:37:13 AM
This is really, really nice...my favorite of the contest.
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02/11/2004 06:57:04 PM
Just the tip, eh? I like the idea a lot! 8
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02/11/2004 01:49:42 PM
I really like this! Good diagonal composition, the focus tip is on the third, the tone is great, and the border is mimimal but effective. There is more OOF than focus and my eyes do dwell a little on the curls but I dont really see that as a bad thing.
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02/11/2004 11:50:38 AM
Wow, now THAT'S shallow DOF. Great choice of subject for the picture. The curves add allot of interest for your eyes to follow. - 10
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02/11/2004 09:53:31 AM
This is rubbish - doesn't meet the challenge. [1]


Just larking about. A beautiful shot - nice idea too. Some photo libraries would probably snap this up. Well composed, although I'm sure this was just a fluke, lucky snapshot with no effort involved.
; )
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02/11/2004 09:36:15 AM
PERFECT shallow DOF. This has amazing clarity on the subject and the perfect DOF, lighttng and composition. ALL well thought out. Congrats on a amazing photo !
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02/10/2004 09:40:50 PM
Wow, I like this a lot
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02/10/2004 07:09:03 PM
Certainly not in the same class as beagleboy, but still quite good.
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02/10/2004 02:01:02 PM
very creative subject.
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02/10/2004 10:50:49 AM
Exytaordinarily un-sharp, when seen so close. I like the graphical element to this image - the contrasting weight of the curves and the straight line in the background. DOF is obviously correct, perhaps even too extreme, or at least maybe too sudden - the fringe of field seems very abrupt to me.
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02/10/2004 08:14:37 AM
One of the best here, I really like the DOF in this shot! and in black and white was a great choice. I would have given you a 10
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02/09/2004 11:00:48 PM
NIce approach to the challenge. . . taking it to the depths, or shallow depths as the case may be here
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02/09/2004 09:46:00 PM
very cool. that's about as narrow DOF as you can get.
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02/09/2004 09:15:21 PM
Best in the Class, IMO-- Excellent work! 10+
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02/09/2004 07:40:36 PM
very shallow 8 from me ...
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02/09/2004 05:08:08 PM
Simple but very effective
great shot..9
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02/09/2004 04:25:00 PM
One of my favorites for the challenge, Excellent use of DoF, great composition, the lighting is right on as well. 10.
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02/09/2004 10:36:53 AM
Oooooh! Love this! Just wonderfully wonderfully representative of shallow DOF and also a fantastically composed and balanced image. The tip of that screw seems rather oversharpened but I think that actually it might just be that there is a lot of detailed pattern reflected in the surface there rather than smooth colour. I really like this one a lot, and were I someone who felt it worthwhile paying for postage from DPC Prints I'd buy this one.
:oP
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02/09/2004 08:06:15 AM
as shallow as it gets, good job!
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02/09/2004 07:17:36 AM
Well done. Lovely abstract quality
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