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Challenge: Even II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Prints
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: TX
Date: Apr 19, 2008
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.5s
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2008

Laptop screen through a sheet of glass, rain-x and water.

Post:
Thanks everyone. Was a fun and simple shot to setup.
To the people who are bored of drop refraction shots. I'm learning and this is a technique I've been wanting to try. This is the first time I've tried this technique. I'm sorry that you have seen enough of these type of shots. I'd hoped to add something to make it a little different but maybe I failed.

Oh and a PB and first ribbon ;-)

For anyone who might be interested. Here is the pre PP of the same shot. Just cropped similarly, otherwise RAW.
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 108
Avg (all users): 7.3535
Avg (commenters): 8.1818
Avg (participants): 7.1500
Avg (non-participants): 7.4000
Views since voting: 5709
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 215
Comments: 66
Favorites: 22 (view)


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05/06/2008 10:09:43 AM
Thank you!
Debbi
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05/05/2008 11:19:37 AM
Originally posted by Debbi:

I'm curious if you made the background on the laptop, it is very good in itself!
Debbi


The background was made in Visio. Here is a crop of it to show the lines. Don't know if it was the same part as in the final image.

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Message edited by author 2008-05-05 11:20:07.
05/05/2008 10:33:15 AM
I'm curious if you made the background on the laptop, it is very good in itself!
Debbi
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05/04/2008 04:49:48 PM
And another DPL teammate saying congrats. for the Blue. You have a vision for images and innovative techniques to accomplish them that has always amazed me. Keep up the good work. Bob
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05/01/2008 06:09:09 PM
congratulations!!!
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05/01/2008 10:06:02 AM
Lovely work... well done.
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05/01/2008 08:29:36 AM
This is freaking brilliant. I just had one of those "man I wish I'd thought of that" moments.
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04/30/2008 10:11:29 PM
This is absolutely phenomenal, I was getting sick of this type of shot, as I have done it twice, and they were getting very repetitive, but this is just absolutely incredible, very nicely executed and a great unique spin on it. Nice work, added to faves.
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04/30/2008 09:10:32 PM
This will resurface in my nightmares as Sudoku-from-hell. Beautiful picture though - I absolutely love the color and texture on the water droplets.
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04/30/2008 06:12:39 PM
Cong. Owain. brillant as always, hey guys, He is my DPL teammate too, and we are very very proud of him and his work, I'm so happy for you :-)
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04/30/2008 03:09:51 PM
OMG Owain !!!!!!!!! I'm jumping up & down for you... YES, everyone, this is my DPL teammate & he's on FIRE right now.. You just can't take a bad photo.. Please, for me, ignore the boo hooer's who want to dismiss your image simply because the technique has ribboned in the past.. I've tried to do this, and it's flippin' hard, so you deserve all the congradulations in the world. You better keep this hot streak going through the next DPL whenever that is..
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04/30/2008 02:58:41 PM
congrats on the blue and PB. My only 10 of the challenge. Perfectly executed , very well deserved.
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04/30/2008 01:42:10 PM
Originally posted by whatdewuc:

Congratulations on a well executed, eye grabbing shot. Who cares what the minority thinks. The majority obviously has spoken with awarding you a ribbon.


You should care what the minority think. Even though not everyone comments, the minority is a major chunk of them. Very few of the minority comment, and when they do, maybe we should take notice. They may be the ones to open up a lot of new styles of pics for the challenges, not to mention maybe some new challenges as well. I don't understand why you or anyone else would feel the need to defend other photographers pics. I'm sure they can and are capable to do it if they feel the need arises.
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04/30/2008 12:02:15 PM
Oh no. . . these types of shots never ever cease to amaze me. And I can't believe they are simple to set up. This is flawless and FABULOUS. . .and I'm happy the voters in mass agree with me that shots like this still deserve top kudos!!! CONGRATULATIONS on everything: First ribbon -- a BLUE. Personal Best. And flawlessly executing this on your first try! BRAVO!

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04/30/2008 11:56:47 AM
Congratulations on a great image and a well deserved ribbon!!! I love this technique and never get bored looking at it, specially if it's as well executed as yours!!
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04/30/2008 11:56:37 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and PB!
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04/30/2008 11:21:01 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon and PB, and great job with your twist on this style. I think it's simple minded of people to dismiss a technique just because it has been done. Sunsets have been done too, but when a shot is well done it doesn't matter how many sunsets came before it. The voters seem to agree ;)
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04/30/2008 10:46:13 AM
Congratulations on a well executed, eye grabbing shot. Who cares what the minority thinks. The majority obviously has spoken with awarding you a ribbon.
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04/30/2008 10:35:03 AM
Congratulations on your first place ribbon. Very well done. I love these rain x shots received my first ribbon on one except it was a yellow ribbon :P
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04/30/2008 10:26:23 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and excellent score! Well done.
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04/30/2008 08:23:26 AM
Blue came back sooner than later, happy for u. And dont worry, i'm sure u'r within rules range. CONGRATULATIONS :)
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04/30/2008 03:04:50 AM
A clear winner and well deserved ribbon.
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04/30/2008 02:08:48 AM
Congrats on your well deserved win. hopefully the ribbon stays this time :)
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04/30/2008 01:21:21 AM
Congratulations! Didn't take you long at all to grace the front page once more. Good on ya for trying the technique, it got a 10 from me!
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04/30/2008 01:04:29 AM
I never get tired of seeing these, especially when they're well done, as this obviously is. So glad it did well. Congrats Owain!
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04/30/2008 01:02:41 AM
Congratulations. I never doubted this would blue over.
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04/30/2008 12:32:11 AM
Bah! on the naysayers. Obviously the voters on average loved it. Congrats on your first ribbon and new personal best! :)
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04/30/2008 12:02:39 AM
Wow Grats on first place and on your first official ribbon. You are on a roll man.
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04/30/2008 12:02:34 AM
Congrats Limbo Cool shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2008 09:56:19 PM
how very stunning and dpc freindly.
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04/29/2008 09:38:46 PM
amazing image a blue for sure
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04/29/2008 09:16:35 PM
wow do i see a ribboner or what? yea, this will probably be on the front page. great use of the colors, and i love those little balls with numbers in them lol
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04/29/2008 07:38:14 PM
Once again, we have what will no doubt be some high scoring water drops. Well done, and a fave.
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04/29/2008 01:20:03 PM
This is going to blow everything else away! It'll blue over!!
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04/28/2008 04:03:46 PM
There always seems to be a picture like this in every challanged. It's barely interesting and very played out but the clarity and shadows are well done.
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04/28/2008 02:50:09 PM
I like how your even in drops with the numbers
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04/28/2008 01:59:40 PM
A cliched picture. Don't be dissapointed at this comment though as this is expertly done!!! Very sharp, with good contrast!

Well done!
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04/28/2008 10:23:27 AM
how did yo do this? (its retorical dont awnser)
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04/28/2008 09:20:23 AM
This picture seems a little too edited. It almost doesnt even look like a picture anymore.
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04/28/2008 08:29:45 AM
Very interesting photo
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04/28/2008 02:15:29 AM
You have a ribbon there :)
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04/28/2008 01:03:42 AM
Really god photo.. clarity is amezing 10
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04/27/2008 07:37:32 PM
Very nice concept, nicely executed as well.
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04/27/2008 02:25:54 PM
Been done a million times but rarely this well. Nice colours and perfect drops.9
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04/27/2008 09:54:37 AM
Enough of these shots, please. Everyone has done them now. They aren't novel anymore. Just stop.
04/26/2008 08:15:28 PM
Cliche with a capital C. But I love it! Very mathematical and fun for the eyes.
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04/26/2008 08:41:02 AM
A nice example of how a very uneven (unsymmetrical) composition can still clearly convey the concept of even.
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04/26/2008 12:04:01 AM
Very nice. Good colors. Good contrast.
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04/25/2008 04:19:49 PM
i have seen this type of image a whole lot on this site and it somehow never gets old to me. I LOVE it.
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04/25/2008 05:32:22 AM
well...this should be in the top 3...good luck 9
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04/25/2008 02:58:50 AM
Very nice. My highest rating for the challenge - an odd 9.
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04/24/2008 11:29:06 PM
cool
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04/24/2008 10:50:25 PM
I could count them, but I won't. Cool shot and I can't miss all the even numbers.
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04/24/2008 09:01:50 PM
Although this is a great image the concept is a little overdone, wasn't too long ago that this same set up was on the front page, for that reason alone I gave this a 5.
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04/24/2008 07:29:26 PM
Why do I always fall for these....nice image
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04/24/2008 03:31:01 PM
Fantastic, the lighting is awesome, love it
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04/24/2008 10:46:53 AM
perfect. 10
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04/23/2008 11:05:51 PM
an old cliche nicely shot 8
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04/23/2008 07:45:14 PM
Perhaps a little cliched, but I happen to like this type of image. I particularly like the choice of the orange colour.
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04/23/2008 07:37:37 PM
WOW, WOW, WOW is all I can say, Awesome shot, very creative!
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04/23/2008 01:25:06 PM
a beautiful example of a well executed refraction picture, strong colors, sharp and simple, 10
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04/23/2008 12:22:08 PM
JMart? Fantastic take on the challenge and use of the glass pane trick all in one, love it!
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04/23/2008 11:14:55 AM
Wow, this is great, what a clever idea. Love the colours.
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04/23/2008 10:41:40 AM
I will be very surprised if this gets anything but "blue" 10 and fav
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04/23/2008 09:59:02 AM
good shot i like the colors and how it fades dark to light
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04/23/2008 06:06:11 AM
excellent sharpness, perfect lighting and pleasing colour - a winner in my book
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