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tri-ad (n) : a group of three, esp. of three closely related persons or things.
tri-ad (n) : a group of three, esp. of three closely related persons or things.

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Challenge: Warm Colors (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Living Room
Date: Apr 1, 2008
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50s
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2008

Got this idea from another photo on the site that was done in black and white which I can't seem to find right now but anyways... Shot in my living room with the three pencils taped to a piece of glass suspended over a really thrown together colored background consisting of a red t-shirt with yellow and orange construction paper cause my printer ran out of ink and I ran out of options, so I had to get a little creative... lit with a small lamp between the red and yellow pencils to give it a little more depth and some shadows. Used my Canon 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 with a 36mm Kenko extension tube. It was my first chance to use the extension tube for a challenge which I really enjoyed. Well heres the other stuff...

Processing: Shot in jpeg, sharpened, unsharp mask, adjusted hue, adjusted saturation, adjusted levels, rotated, cropped, resized, border added.

I'm really proud of this one and hope it does well. I love this site and how it makes me think about what I shoot and work for my pictures not just snap them as I'm out and about.

Place: 18 out of 217
Avg (all users): 6.2260
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 6.2500
Avg (non-participants): 6.2137
Views since voting: 1299
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 177
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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04/10/2008 05:42:27 PM
Hooray! My best scoring picture so far! I'm so excited to be in the top 20 and can't believe it. Also my first 6+ but hopefully to be followed by many more. Thanks for the votes and the comments!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/08/2008 11:30:29 PM
Clever arrangement
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04/08/2008 11:34:00 AM
Well done!
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04/07/2008 10:21:27 PM
Interesting! Too bad the orange pencil looks so similar to the red and isn't entirely hiding the yellow.
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04/07/2008 08:21:37 PM
You've got a little yellow seeping out under the orange pencil.
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04/07/2008 04:54:19 PM
very creative and nice color
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04/05/2008 01:57:45 PM
Very well done. I happened along this tutorial today actually. I would have liked to see more of a difference between the red and orange pencils though. But I know how hard these colours can be to photograph together. Also, the same amount of shadow on the orange pencil as on the others, would have balanced it out even more. 9.4
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04/05/2008 12:30:57 AM
very nice, I like the symmetry.
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04/04/2008 10:35:34 PM
Wow. Creative and cool. Great colors. You clearly "tri-ad" hard --- and it was worth the effort.
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04/04/2008 10:44:23 AM
I'd love to see your setup for how you blurred the background. I tried something similar w/ colored bencils, and I wasn't either as well focused as you, or you have a macro lens. I'd be happy if you didn't, because that means I can do something similar!
If you were to print this, I'd clone out that tiny yellow spot under the orange pencil.

Good job on the theme and composition, although I just noticed you'll probably get DQ'd because of your border. A shame!
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04/03/2008 06:37:08 PM
A great concept and a well executed image but I don't feel your border adds anything to the finished product.
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04/03/2008 04:41:44 PM
very nice concept but execution wise a bit more dof (to get complete pencils in focus) could have helped. also multiple light sources could have avoided the harsh shadow too. 6 for the concept and effort
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04/02/2008 01:13:28 PM
I like the idea. Maybe a square crop without the extra orange border? Maybe a tilt?
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04/02/2008 04:53:50 AM
"Tri-ad" would have been plenty for a title.
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