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Challenge: Harsh Environments II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Nikon
Date: Mar 14, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Water, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2008

The only “harsh environment” we’ve had this last week has been endless rain.

Post challenge:
A few voters mentioned they’d like to hear how I did it, so here goes:
I upturned a glass oven dish and sat the leaves on the flat surface. Sprayed the whole thing with water, put the dish onto the draining board underneath the tap and put the tap on just enough to let a drip/drop out every second or so. I got the golden tone by placing a yellow board behind the tap
One flash in the sink pointing towards the dish and the other flash pointing to the yellow board.
Here are a couple of outtakes, all the drops are real.
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Thanks for the helpful comments and score.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 129
Avg (all users): 6.3889
Avg (commenters): 8.3750
Avg (participants): 5.7347
Avg (non-participants): 6.6336
Views since voting: 2262
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 180
Comments: 23
Favorites: 7 (view)


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03/24/2008 02:35:24 PM
Those drops are amazing and I love the colour
Great work Irene
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03/24/2008 11:46:34 AM
wow, Irene you have such an eye and imagination to capture and convey messages that are overlooked by most people. Such simple things like leaves and water portrayed so beautifully. Some say it's the little details that matter, and your photography proves that to be true
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03/24/2008 10:35:47 AM
Amazing, Irene!! Thanks for the insight into how you pull these amazing shots off. Flawlessly!
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03/24/2008 10:15:56 AM
Very nice, and a creative OOB take on the challenge. This blows your coffee drops out of the water, imho. Maybe you should do more of these more creative set-ups.
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03/24/2008 09:22:26 AM
Wow, gold plated leaves! Not a ribbon, but it's still floating near the top. A bit busy, but it does look like a harsh environment on a far off planet.
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03/24/2008 12:11:02 AM
the tones and light here are so engaging, the droplet of water hanging there feels as if it is infused with a tremendous energy, very beautiful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2008 05:16:50 PM
Stunning! Perfect composition, lighting and timing. One of my favorites, although it's pushing it a bit (IMHO) for "harsh environments", but no deduction for that, you needed to enter this!
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03/23/2008 04:46:30 PM
Very cool, super DOF and the color is fantastic.
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03/23/2008 01:39:04 PM
Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!. Excellent shot.
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03/22/2008 08:26:18 PM
I don't know how harsh this is.... but I love the combination colors and forms here. Nice.
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03/22/2008 12:03:24 PM
I'm trying to think of something critical, but can't...good job!
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03/22/2008 11:17:00 AM
Love the water drop and the rich tones.
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03/21/2008 12:21:39 PM
This is fantastic! A 10 from me based upon what a unique and striking
image you've created. Good Luck!
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03/20/2008 05:52:56 PM
wow!!!!!! wonderful capture!!!!! great job
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03/20/2008 12:46:28 PM
Beautiful shot!
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03/19/2008 10:23:48 PM
excellent execution, but it seems a tenuous link to a "Harsh" environment... i think it might be because the shot looks so nice that it looses any sense of harshness, i just see beauty... and the current state of affairs (ie puddle) is a fairly normal environment for a leaf, not a harsh one... still scores well in my book as it is probably (criteria aside) my fav shot in this challenge...
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03/19/2008 04:01:48 PM
BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors and the 'texture' to this.
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03/18/2008 09:28:30 PM
nice gold tones and contrast
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03/18/2008 08:57:58 PM
I like the gold color but it almost seems too much which confuses my eye as to what the subject is, very good submission though
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03/18/2008 01:10:17 PM
Beautiful in every way... my only 10 this challenge. I love the color and composition. I can't wait to see how you did this!
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03/17/2008 11:39:03 PM
Love the simplistic nature of this and the colors are superb. Still trying to work out how the droplet is suspended. great job
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03/17/2008 01:27:07 AM
Whoah....RAD!
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03/17/2008 01:16:37 AM
while this doesn't seem "harsh" to me, the image is simply superb. Wonderful forms, flow, feel, and tonality. 10
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