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Challenge: Color on Color II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: at home
Date: Feb 24, 2008
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Studio, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2008

This image 2007 by Oliver Hoffmann. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use is a violation of applicable laws and will be prosecuted. Buy this image at Shutterstock


I know the subject is a bit overdone, but I wanted to do this for a long time and as I just bought a second flash I had to try it.

One flash from right, white cardboard as a reflector on left side and below the container, one flash from above onto yellow background.
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Thanks for the maximum of comments and your votes!
Had hoped for a new PB (at highest point, score was at 7.58), but I'm satisfied, though.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 185
Avg (all users): 7.4105
Avg (commenters): 8.4516
Avg (participants): 7.1290
Avg (non-participants): 7.4888
Views since voting: 10710
Views during voting: 498
Votes: 285
Comments: 71
Favorites: 33 (view)


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03/11/2008 11:30:57 PM
You've outdone yourself oliver. Well deserved blue.
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03/09/2008 11:34:27 AM
Well, I don't care how many times it is done if it is done well and this is. I've been trying to figure out what the white and black is at the top... is it the camera protected by plastic to keep it from getting wet? Any setup shots?
Debbi
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03/08/2008 05:26:02 PM
the 1 is uncalled for i agree with that, but 4's and 5's and to stretch it a 3 wouldn't be unexpected though, and yes that would be for someone who had voted on every photo and still found this one less interesting than others. as far as a type of photo being identified as a ribboner during voting, yeah, i think a lot of times it IS obvious if the photo is good. but when its a photo that people have already seen ribbon in the past, it can change your opinion of it even if its flawless. MJ dunked from the free throw line and shocked the world. a lot of people can do that now but it doesn't feel as shocking-

Originally posted by eyewave:

Originally posted by saloonstudios:

i dont think its identifying a potential winner and voting down on purpose, sometimes its just honest disinterest in the subject. this is technically a very well done photo, but i don't check dpchallenge too often anymore and it seems like this shot is on the front page every few months now-


Seriously, who would be so dumb to give out 1s just because a photo is not interesting for them? Those votes would be scrubbed at rollover, or do you really believe most of the other shots in the challenge would be far more interesting for such a person?
Besides that, you could try and check last 200 challenges ribboners for a similar shot and look if you find more than one. Even if you were right, it would only strengthen the theory that a specific kind of probable ribboners is easily identifiable.
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03/08/2008 11:23:28 AM
Wow.

Ive seen alot of this kind of pictures. The ones that are in water. They are a little over-done, But this is a very good shot anyway.

Well done.
From
Lois.
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03/07/2008 02:48:23 PM
Very well-executed shot. I need to use flash more in my shots - you show me what is possible. This image is not an easy thing to accomplish - congratulations on your blue ribbon!
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03/07/2008 05:36:05 AM
Originally posted by saloonstudios:

i dont think its identifying a potential winner and voting down on purpose, sometimes its just honest disinterest in the subject. this is technically a very well done photo, but i don't check dpchallenge too often anymore and it seems like this shot is on the front page every few months now-


Seriously, who would be so dumb to give out 1s just because a photo is not interesting for them? Those votes would be scrubbed at rollover, or do you really believe most of the other shots in the challenge would be far more interesting for such a person?
Besides that, you could try and check last 200 challenges ribboners for a similar shot and look if you find more than one. Even if you were right, it would only strengthen the theory that a specific kind of probable ribboners is easily identifiable.
03/07/2008 04:23:55 AM
i dont think its identifying a potential winner and voting down on purpose, sometimes its just honest disinterest in the subject. this is technically a very well done photo, but i don't check dpchallenge too often anymore and it seems like this shot is on the front page every few months now-
03/07/2008 03:15:09 AM
Originally posted by Drake:

Congrats on your win - this is a great shot. I read your comments with interest, about people "purposfully" voting low - on an obviously great picture. I had a couple of 1's on my shot also (5th place Swans). Is this a regular thing?
Drake


Unfortunately yes. If you have a look at the top 5 of almost any challenge, you will notice that every shot that looks like a typical dpc ribboning shot ( i.e. strong impact, tack sharp, well exposed, mass appealing subject) gets more 1s and 2s than shots that are not as easily recognizable as ribbon candidates, For some examples see the 4th in "Black and white", the 3rd, 4th and 5th in "Pet Portrait", 3rd, 4th and 5th in "Leading Lines", 2nd in "Peace" etc. So obviously there are some people that try to identify a future ribboner and vote it down by purpose.
03/06/2008 11:33:42 AM
i'm not sure if he is serious but i agree with philup. such a lack of creativity
03/06/2008 07:36:31 AM
Totally awsome shot.. Con grats
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03/06/2008 12:32:14 AM
Great shot even if it is an overdone subject. Someone is going to have to take that macro away from you. Not to mention the creative ideas!
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03/05/2008 10:38:03 PM
OMGosh, it was me who gave you a 1 !!! I think I'll try this easy shot next time I need a blue!! wooohooo!!!!!!!!
Blah

03/05/2008 10:11:05 PM
Congrats on your win - this is a great shot. I read your comments with interest, about people "purposfully" voting low - on an obviously great picture. I had a couple of 1's on my shot also (5th place Swans). Is this a regular thing?
Drake
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03/05/2008 10:06:54 PM
Beautiful
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03/05/2008 07:11:51 PM
pretty sweet!
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03/05/2008 06:27:47 PM
Something really needs to be done with obviously jealous inept supposed "photographers" giving ridiculous low scores for images like this.

Seems it happens every contest and sometimes can make the difference between places or even getting a ribbon.

The odd low scores should be thrown out.

Gene

Message edited by author 2008-03-05 18:28:27.
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03/05/2008 05:40:44 PM
WOW Oliver! faultless execution and a technically perfect stock image. You mastered light and all the workflow for a sharp, clean and bright shot. I can imagine you (in the near future) applying all that skills and producing great and worth photographs. Congrats on the high score and the Blue.
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03/05/2008 05:36:18 PM
No offence, but what a boring shot.
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03/05/2008 02:03:22 PM
Great shot - crisp clean, and nice bright colours.

Congrats on another Blue to add to the collection :- )
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03/05/2008 12:21:36 PM
Congrats Oliver! Very clean shot.
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03/05/2008 10:19:13 AM
Way to go Oliver, congratulations !!
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03/05/2008 08:34:35 AM
beautiful and clear. congratulations to the picture, the score and the ribbon.
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03/05/2008 08:07:53 AM
Very well done, Oliver. Many attempt these types of shots that end up blurry and poorly lit - yours is beautiful from all angles and sharp as a tack.
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03/05/2008 07:24:23 AM
We want to know who rated this pic with a 1... so we can beat him/her off!!! this is an awesome shot! congrats!
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03/05/2008 06:43:44 AM
So it looks like that puts us back even as far as quantity huh? If my current entry holds though it may all change again. ;)I didnt get a chance to vote in this but I would have scored it high I am sure. Once again - beautiful work Oliver. Let the battle continue.
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03/05/2008 04:26:40 AM
brilliant..well done/congratulations
03/05/2008 02:43:51 AM
Great score Oliver, well done.
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03/05/2008 12:34:41 AM
I knew this would ribbon... congrats on an amazing image!
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03/05/2008 12:19:46 AM
Might be a shot that has been done before but this is VERY well executed. Congrats!
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03/05/2008 12:17:37 AM
Great shot, Oliver. I love it. Congrats on your Blue.
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03/05/2008 12:12:14 AM
I knew this would win. Congratulations :)
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03/05/2008 12:11:16 AM
Excellent sharpness and lighting. Congrats on your ribbon.
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03/05/2008 12:09:17 AM
Congrats on this beautiful shot taking top honors. Well done.
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03/05/2008 12:08:53 AM
Great Start! for the German team... I'm rooting for the team!
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03/05/2008 12:07:04 AM
Beautifully done. Lighting is perfect. Congrats on the Blue
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03/05/2008 12:06:53 AM
awesome Oliver...great image...congrats on another BLUE
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03/05/2008 12:06:43 AM
Perfect and congratulations on the Blue ribbon.....
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03/05/2008 12:06:14 AM
Congrats on the blue eyewave :)
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03/05/2008 12:05:06 AM
Very nice work, Oliver - good use of the flashes.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2008 08:14:51 PM
Great execution on this, the lighting is dead on and the warm gradient in the background really sets off the lemon nicely. 9
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03/04/2008 05:01:16 PM
Wow! Beautifully done and beautifully in focus. 10
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03/04/2008 12:51:13 PM
I don't know how you did it, but it is awesome.
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03/03/2008 08:28:46 PM
great sharp image. not much wrong here.
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03/03/2008 11:56:58 AM
Neat concept and the composition is great.
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03/03/2008 10:33:20 AM
This is a great picture. I love everything about it. The movement is great and color you chose was smart.
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03/03/2008 10:22:39 AM
Nice photo. I like the composition and idea. Despite is obvious reason for being in color I'd like to see this in b/w.
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03/02/2008 07:36:54 PM
gorgeous!
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03/02/2008 05:10:39 PM
Wow! Ribbon winner for sure!
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03/01/2008 06:32:44 PM
wonderful so sharp
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03/01/2008 03:20:05 PM
Love the colors and the brightness. Looks refreshing.
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03/01/2008 02:32:21 AM
hmm!! quite juicy ....ha ha
Anyway ... its a nice shot .. please do explain how did you managed the lighting in this type of shots....???
9 from me
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02/29/2008 05:51:35 PM
i love the air bubbles, great job capturing them
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02/29/2008 03:54:52 PM
Overall, I like it. There are few spots where it almost looks oversharpened, though.
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02/29/2008 09:29:23 AM
This is an awesome picture. They water almost looks real just in this photograph.
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02/28/2008 04:49:35 PM
very good shot!
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02/28/2008 12:49:25 PM
I love these shots:)
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02/28/2008 12:03:40 PM
Excellent execution. Love the bubbles.
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02/28/2008 09:36:06 AM
This picture is strong because it has a variety of texture. The background the outside and the inside of the lemon and the water bubbles and ripples all have different textures to add the picture.
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02/28/2008 09:28:26 AM
i esspecially love the water bubbles in the yellow water
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02/28/2008 08:39:07 AM
I love this!! This would look great in my kitchen!
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02/28/2008 08:18:43 AM
I was waiting for the first drop shot, and I was definately not disappointed. Good job. Awesome lighting. Great capture. 10.
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02/27/2008 10:40:32 PM
One of my favorite entries. 10!
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02/27/2008 10:19:36 PM
nice work
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02/27/2008 08:58:14 PM
Wonderful!
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02/27/2008 06:04:05 PM
wow. such a great shot..i think this will get a ribbon! 10
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02/27/2008 03:13:48 PM
Looks good to me. 8
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02/27/2008 02:13:23 PM
This is a great picture but I'm sure I saw something very similar in the first incarnation of this challenge.
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02/27/2008 10:22:27 AM
Very interesting and creative shot.
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02/27/2008 09:25:23 AM
Great photo. This photo goes perfect with the challenge. The air bubbles add a great deal to the picture because of the added form and texture they create.
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02/27/2008 09:00:25 AM
Great clear sharp image
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02/27/2008 04:35:02 AM
cool


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