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Old Phonograph Needle
2nd PlaceOld Phonograph Needle
JeniY


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro Without Bugs or Flowers II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro
Location: Central Illinois
Date: Apr 20, 2008
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125 Sec.
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2008

My father-in-law inherited this old phonograph and wanted me to take a few pictures of it so they could have it dated.



I had no idea this silly picture would be so well received by the voters.

Thanks for comments and votes! Another fun and exciting week - I think I broke my update button.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 258
Avg (all users): 7.2516
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.2625
Avg (non-participants): 7.2405
Views since voting: 9616
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 159
Comments: 57
Favorites: 19 (view)


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11/29/2008 08:23:09 AM
Beautiful photo .. love the detail ....
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05/07/2008 10:34:30 PM
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05/04/2008 02:24:01 PM
Beautiful shot. I love this!
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05/02/2008 08:56:57 PM
Beautiful shot...I love the detail!! Worthy of a front page placing too!
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05/02/2008 06:27:11 AM
This is at the top of my DPC LOVE IT list. This has amazing textures and detail. The tone is perfect for the subject matter. Congrats on your ribbon.
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05/02/2008 05:15:45 AM
amazing detail and dof.
incidentally, it seems this picture has been stubled as well (stumbleupon)
congratulations!
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04/29/2008 01:59:54 PM
gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!
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04/29/2008 11:23:55 AM
It has a lot of nice details in texture. Great surprises do happen.
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04/29/2008 08:38:32 AM
stunning macro,well done/congratulations
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04/29/2008 07:50:47 AM
That's really good. The DOF is dead on. Congrats!
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04/28/2008 08:55:12 PM
Like the rustic feel to this Photo,Congratulations.
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04/28/2008 05:52:41 PM
This is a timeless photo that is well deserving of top honors, congrats on RED with this amazingly detailed shot.
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04/28/2008 04:43:26 PM
Congrats on the ribbon. This is just a splendid image.
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04/28/2008 04:06:06 PM
Congratulations, Jen! Isn't it so fun when one does so much better than you expected. I'm just surprised you didn't know how totally awesome this was. A great choice for a ribbon :)

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04/28/2008 03:33:48 PM
Lovely textures and DoF.

Congrats on the Red and a new PB :- )
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04/28/2008 01:53:48 PM
Very well captured detail there. Great shot and congrats on the ribbon!
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04/28/2008 12:34:59 PM
this is a wonderful image. I love these kinds of shots. It amazes me how you are able to keep improving in your skills. The blue is just around the corner. Also you are tearin' it up with that lens. Way to go!!
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04/28/2008 10:24:35 AM
this almost got a posthumous ribbon, but I could not resist the lips. this is one of those shots that I don't even understand why I like it, or why it has so much emotion. something mysterious brought on by the balanced composition and narrow dof.
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04/28/2008 09:49:39 AM
Killer shot, congrats on the red.
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04/28/2008 09:10:18 AM
One of those shots that amazes me with the incredible amount of detail that can sometimes be fit into 720 pixels.

Message edited by author 2008-04-28 09:11:32.
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04/28/2008 08:45:43 AM
wonderful clear picture, congrats to the ribbon
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04/28/2008 06:34:56 AM
congratz! this is excellent !!
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04/28/2008 05:36:53 AM
It's the groove that really make this (of course, there's only one groove per side of a photograph. ;-Þ)
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04/28/2008 03:11:06 AM
stunning Macro and an unusual image Congrats on your Ribbon
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04/28/2008 02:54:07 AM
Excellent shot and absolutely deserved ribbon. Congrats!
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04/28/2008 02:42:37 AM
I'm impressed of the details here. Fantastic macro!
Congrats on the red!
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04/28/2008 02:28:28 AM
Yay Jen! Congratssssssss pop click sssssss :) Very well done.
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04/28/2008 01:10:58 AM
Congrats, Jeni!
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04/28/2008 01:10:49 AM
Congratulations, beautiful macro!
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04/28/2008 12:52:13 AM
Wonderful macro, excellent detail and toning. Congrats on the ribbon, Jen.
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04/28/2008 12:31:10 AM
Great detail and the duotone really brings it off. Congrats on another red.
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04/28/2008 12:09:01 AM
So cool! Congrats!
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04/28/2008 12:06:16 AM
This was a fav. Congrats on your red ribbon.
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04/28/2008 12:05:00 AM
The detail on this shot is amazing. Grats on 2nd place
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04/28/2008 12:04:45 AM
This was my one and only 10...splendid work! congrats on red
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04/28/2008 12:04:29 AM
Excellent capture. I don't remember how many 10's I gave out but I gave one here. Congrats on the red!
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04/28/2008 12:04:18 AM
I'm really glad this ribboned :)
Was one of my favorites. Glad it was appreciated.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2008 10:34:26 PM
poignant. the photo is much sharper than the needle.
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04/27/2008 10:29:38 PM
This is a very nice shot. You picked the perfect DOF for it. I expect to see it in the top 10 for sure.
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04/27/2008 02:23:40 PM
Blimey that`s close. Very interesting shot,my pick for the blue ribbon.10
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04/26/2008 10:45:01 AM
What an interesting shot. Educational even! Like the color tones and the perspective too. 7
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04/24/2008 11:22:16 PM
i love this, great job-8
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04/24/2008 07:09:37 PM
beautifully detailed. the choice of dof (amount and placement) is perfect.
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04/24/2008 07:01:33 AM
Cool- the lines in focus have a nice effect against those that aren't.
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04/23/2008 07:47:36 PM
Nice mood, tonal qualities.
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04/23/2008 07:32:08 PM
Wonderful... great shot
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04/23/2008 10:59:11 AM
WOW nice shot
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04/22/2008 01:49:55 PM
I expect to see this on the front page come rollover! Perfect in all aspects. 10 and a fav from me.
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04/21/2008 12:10:35 PM
nice job, love the texture and detail
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04/21/2008 09:58:41 AM
Favorite so far. I love the tones. Maybe just a bit more highlight at the needle tip, compared to the top, to draw attention first (based on your title). The top of the image gets first glance. Some kind of "photoshop" artifact around the proximal needle as well as the base of the player (unbelievable DOF, lens blur mask gone awry?). 8 but would be a 10 if the PSing was "invisible".
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04/21/2008 09:54:49 AM
no way!!! that's superb...perfect choice to go duotone/sepia...the detail is amazing...makes you wonder about the invention of these things...10 from m, this is the best in the challenge
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04/21/2008 09:33:18 AM
excellent
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04/21/2008 08:53:18 AM
WOW - that is really good. Such intricate detail. My fav so far. ;~)
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04/21/2008 08:40:54 AM
I love you conversion to mono & the detail you captured, fabulous 8
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04/21/2008 07:50:30 AM
8 - Ahh, I remember records, including these old ones. Very nice. Well done and the tones suit it well.
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04/21/2008 07:44:18 AM
excellent detail, well composed, toning fits well
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04/21/2008 01:34:01 AM
Really? Wow ! Very NICE !! Wow 9
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