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Challenge: Scene It! II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Oct 31, 2007
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Macro, Water
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2007

It was quite a challenge this time trying to get a "clump" of water to rise menacingly from the water rather than dripping drops into it (as I usually do ;-)
I used a glass bowl filled with tap water coloured with greenish food colouring. Sat the glass bowl on a piece of rainbow coloured paper.
I think the chances of getting a high score with this are not good - I put a lot of work into getting an unusual water shape, but the overall look may be too simple. We'll see.....

Post challenge:

First of all, thanks for the votes and comments. Scorewise, It’s been pretty bumpy week.

I got this “monster out of the water” look by using a small upturned sherry glass to pull the water out (twirling the glass between my fingers whilst pulling to get the structured effect).
I had to crop the glass rim off the image, so that’s the reason the top of the image is cropped right to the edge.

Focussing was a pain, I focussed manually to where I would approx. be pulling the glass out of the water but getting a really good focus plus the right shape took a lot of tries.

Here’s one of the shots from the same series to show you what I mean about the glass rim being visible.

Place: 24 out of 83
Avg (all users): 6.3073
Avg (commenters): 7.1000
Avg (participants): 5.5208
Avg (non-participants): 6.5294
Views since voting: 2064
Views during voting: 436
Votes: 218
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0

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09/04/2010 02:45:57 PM
I think its very,pretty.
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11/12/2007 12:11:22 AM
Nice work Irene, (as usual! : )) This was one of my favourites in the challenge! Well executed! : )
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2007 07:22:36 PM
Interesting concept, I think this would have been a ribbon contender if a different angle or perspective was taken. In the Abyss I remember the 'creature' coming towards from the water, more horizontal than vertical. I understand this is a splash, but I am sure there is a way to get a different angle for movement. The technical aspects however are very crisp and clean. very well done.
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11/11/2007 07:12:28 PM
I just watched this movie again last night - love it! Very cool interpretation here, making the most of what you've achieved with this liquid sculpture. Nice work.
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11/11/2007 03:14:29 PM
Wonderful colors and clarity in this shot.
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11/11/2007 09:21:54 AM
Awesome :-))) Colors are lovely and focus on the beastie is perfect. Can't wait to see how you did this.
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11/10/2007 07:16:07 PM
Very nicely done! An interesting twist on the waterdrop.
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11/10/2007 08:52:03 AM
Beautiful capture, perfect timing! And a great out of the box representation of the challenge... 10 for me! :)
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11/09/2007 11:57:23 PM
Nice capture but not very compelling subject matter.
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11/09/2007 03:07:38 PM
very very clever idea - could this possibly be an IreneM shot? regardless, a tried and tested technique made to fit the challenge perfectly.
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11/09/2007 11:26:03 AM
Great job so thats how they did it lol psart 8
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11/09/2007 06:33:11 AM
this is a beautiful shot. i'm not very familiar with this movie, so i will go on technical aspects. i think you've done well. the colors / sharpness of the water is just what voters of DPC are looking for. as far as it depicting a scene from a movie, i don't know. i'll leave that to the majority of the voters to decide. since i do not know the movie well, i'll vote on the image itself. great job!
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11/08/2007 01:06:38 PM
Nice shot, but is this a recreation of a scene?? Just curious. 7
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11/07/2007 01:37:53 AM
very cool, I loved that movie. nice capture!
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11/06/2007 02:06:10 PM
wow!!! I remember watching this in the cinema nearly 20yrs ago
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11/05/2007 05:22:58 PM
Gotta be IreneM. If not, you done a good job emulating her style.
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11/05/2007 04:17:02 PM
very nice abstract shot. Love the colors.
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11/05/2007 11:13:49 AM
Great water shot. Love the clarity and colors. Wish that you could have gotten the top of the splash thought IMO. Very nicely done and great idea.
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11/05/2007 10:24:16 AM
I am not voting, just viewing and commenting a couple... I just have to say, this is going to win a blue ribbon. This is the best macro splash shot I have ever seen. You nailed the colours and the focus is sublime. It even looks like it has a head just like the movie. If this is Irene, WOW girl, all that practice has sure paid off, you get better and better!! If not, you should know that you and IreneM have a lot in common :) Let me be the first to congratulate you! LOL
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11/05/2007 09:22:25 AM
Love the shape and smoothness of this image - the only knock I have is the jagged edge to the water.
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11/05/2007 03:57:43 AM
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11/05/2007 12:54:34 AM
Controversial for this Movie,as the Abyss was in the depths where as this is on the top, good luck..
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11/05/2007 12:15:27 AM
I'm not sure I like the rose at the bottom and the crop at the top, but it does look like the water tentacle. 6
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