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...add one teaspoon chaos...
3rd Place...add one teaspoon chaos...
aimeethetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Silverware (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Reynoldsburg, OH
Date: Mar 2, 2008
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/5000
Galleries: Action, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 1, 2008

I had this idea while trying to execute a slightly different version with water being poured into the spoon and spraying out. I poured water over the back of the spoon & then flipped the shot. I discovered it's very hard to "freeze" water cleanly in a pic - and I did not truly accomplish that here but I still like how it looks.

Shot outside in bright sunlight in front of a piece of blue poster paper. The paper was a little creased & folded and that ended up giving me great variety in tones in the background. Shot in RAW. RAW conversions. Elements - selective color, crop, USM, neat image, border, save for web.

Post Glorious Ribbon Winning Moment: WOO-HOO! It's been a loooooong time baby! I was afraid I may never see the home page again - especially with ribbon hogs like Timfy playing here. Thanks for the comments and for no votes of 1 or 2!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 210
Avg (all users): 6.9300
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.7867
Avg (non-participants): 7.0160
Views since voting: 6478
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 200
Comments: 44
Favorites: 12 (view)


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03/28/2008 07:28:27 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
Very creative approach...keep giving the family secrets away!
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03/18/2008 11:39:18 PM
Congratulations a very nice shot
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03/17/2008 05:44:26 AM
Congrats on the Yellow, Aimee (your turn to gloat around the house for a while!) ;O)
Neat trick with the water. Well done!
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03/16/2008 11:51:48 PM
Aimee, this is so great! I thought it might be Irene's with how clean and flawlessly executed it is. Congratulations!!

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03/15/2008 03:16:24 PM
Wow, this is great!
Debbi
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03/12/2008 01:29:23 PM
Aimee, congrats on the yellow! Stunning image.
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03/12/2008 12:44:17 PM
Big congrats for a well deserved ribbon. A real neat picture.
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03/12/2008 11:16:18 AM
How cool is this. Really like the unique twist on the splash. Congratulations Aimee :)
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03/12/2008 11:03:18 AM
congratulations! Wonderfully done!
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03/12/2008 10:05:06 AM
What a great idea to flip the image. It gives it so much energy. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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03/12/2008 07:23:32 AM
The family that Ribbons together...stay together. I always say. Cheers!
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03/12/2008 04:32:14 AM
Congrats, Aimee, well deserved ribbon!
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03/12/2008 03:15:07 AM
Aimee - a well deserved ribbon. Love the colour and movement in this.

On top of that you get the bragging rights in the house this week :- )
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03/12/2008 01:58:43 AM
WTG, Aimee. Fantastic splash and the flip was a great idea. Congrats on your ribbon.
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03/12/2008 01:57:55 AM
Congrats Aimee!! What a fantastic shot!
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03/12/2008 01:52:37 AM
Another image that made me think I had little chance of a ribbon. Congrats.
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03/12/2008 01:42:59 AM
You little beauty! Whooped Tim's backside this time, eh! ;-)

This was one of my top scores (his scored one lower), but I only managed to vote on about half of them. Congratualtions on the ribbon. ;-)
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03/12/2008 01:01:49 AM
Beautiful light and colour! Congratulations Aimee!!!
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03/12/2008 12:58:42 AM
Heh! You took Tim's elusive yellow... :-)
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03/12/2008 12:23:48 AM
That splash is beautiful! Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/12/2008 12:20:04 AM
Congrats, Aimee! That flip really made an impact. :)
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03/12/2008 12:18:52 AM
Well done! I think this is rigged with you two Too's finishing 4th & 5th...lol At leat you have bragging rights!
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03/12/2008 12:15:46 AM
Dangit! I was ahead of you most of the week and then you pull this off. Maybe you will get dqed. Oh - wait - did I just type that? Congrats woman. I still love you. ;)
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03/12/2008 12:03:43 AM
Congrats Aimee. A fantastic shot! ;)
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03/12/2008 12:03:11 AM
what a family! ... 3rd and 4th! nice.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/11/2008 06:23:14 PM
This is really nice. The detail in the splash is perfect. I think the only thing I would have liked to have seen would be a smoother background, but thats just me.
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03/11/2008 10:42:29 AM
nicely done,like the choice of b/g color.well done
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03/11/2008 08:56:46 AM
Good idea... I like the droplets at the top of the image, however the large splash still connected with the spoon isn't great, and the water spilling off the bottom of the image is unbalancing. Creases in the background also a negative, though I do like your choice of colour. Definitely a concept worth playing with.
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03/10/2008 06:07:22 PM
Well shot, new take on an old theme...
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03/10/2008 12:13:23 PM
thats a big splash for
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03/10/2008 03:01:37 AM
Best action shot, excellent idea to flip the pic over ;]
I think the colours are wonderful very well done
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03/08/2008 11:48:38 PM
Beautiful captured motion.
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03/08/2008 04:50:40 PM
Excellent... one of my favs in this challenge.
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03/08/2008 12:04:09 PM
I like it, nicely done.
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03/08/2008 04:49:16 AM
nice splash ....
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03/07/2008 01:23:31 AM
love to see how you did this...very nice...my only 10 of the challenge.
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03/06/2008 12:30:37 AM
Very crisp, love the blue, good capture
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03/05/2008 11:43:27 PM
Wonderful!!!!
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03/05/2008 09:25:23 PM
So that's what a teaspoon of chaos looks like! Fun shot.
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03/05/2008 05:13:24 PM
Positives: The splash has impact and it's got good color.

Negatives: Lighting isn't that special (just ok) and it looks way over sharpened or over contrasted. It could also be due to the lighting which is just too harsh which ruins the fluidity of the water, if that makes sense. In addition, the background wrinkles shouldn't exist in a setup shot like this. Makes it look amateurish.
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03/05/2008 04:04:37 PM
I love the lighting..
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03/05/2008 01:56:42 PM
Great image! Nicely executed!
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03/05/2008 12:23:21 AM
You gonna beat Richard with this?
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03/05/2008 12:18:22 AM
cool-7
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