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Forty Three Small Staples On A White Plate
Forty Three Small Staples On A White Plate
Nordlys


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro Without Bugs or Flowers II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: bedroom
Date: Apr 20, 2008
Aperture: f/29
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.6 s
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2008

43 or so staples on a white plate. Lighting was using a desk lamp, diffused by holding a tissue over the plate. The title was inspired by "Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould"

Rotated slightly, desaturated, cropped, resized, adjusted curves, cloned out sensor dust and some annoying specks, sharpened, selectively blurred background to reduce noise, added border.

Statistics
Place: 56 out of 258
Avg (all users): 5.8951
Avg (commenters): 7.0625
Avg (participants): 5.8161
Avg (non-participants): 5.9867
Views since voting: 992
Views during voting: 295
Votes: 162
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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04/28/2008 12:47:09 AM
nice composition... something different.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2008 10:48:22 PM
Nice idea but a little soft......
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04/27/2008 07:33:13 PM
Reminds me of one of those famous M.C Escher prints; nicely subtle composition.
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04/27/2008 06:01:48 AM
It kind of looks like a plan of a city
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04/26/2008 05:56:55 PM
metal is kind of lost in the white background... Sonder if another color might have worked a little better...
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04/24/2008 10:53:41 PM
Great macro.
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04/23/2008 03:18:04 PM
Great picture, with a great title. Made me chuckle.
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04/23/2008 08:21:17 AM
I liked the way you set the staples up. Very nice macro :)
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04/22/2008 10:02:24 PM
I like this photo. The setup is simple, but clever. I am not sure if you kept the whole shot in focus because I can't tell if the nearest staple legs are fuzzy due to defocusing or just the sticky stuff that holds them together. In any case, great shot.
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04/22/2008 10:37:43 AM
Perhaps a bit of contrast adjustment would turn this excellent arrangement and composition into a great abstract photograph
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04/22/2008 10:18:39 AM
Good one. I like the comp and tones.
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04/21/2008 09:30:26 PM
simple and effective- I bet a lot of people stopped to count the staples :) *LOL* - i like the reflections/shapes captured -nice iamge! :)
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04/21/2008 03:14:26 PM
nice arrangement, i like the setup. I would have sharpened a little more though
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04/21/2008 09:47:52 AM
splendid composition
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04/21/2008 08:08:51 AM
Very interesting arrangement
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04/21/2008 03:07:28 AM
Waiting for the electrician...
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04/21/2008 02:12:29 AM
I love the simplicity, your composition and the fantastic lighting.
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04/21/2008 01:29:51 AM
nice reflection and composition.
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04/21/2008 12:29:53 AM
focus seems just a little off. I'm not sure if this is a b&w conversion but I'd like the staples contrast with the plate more. The highlights especially at the tops make the staples blend in.

Really interesting and well thought out composition.
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