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Uneven Balance
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timwest167


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Challenge: Odd II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: My Living Room
Date: Apr 20, 2008
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4 sec
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2008

Wow - thanks to everyone who voted for this. I was pleased with this pic, but never imagined it'd do so well!

1. Hardboil 6 freerange eggs. This is essential - if you're gonna waste eggs, then you want the chicken to have had a happy life producing it!

2. Make small holes in the tops and bottoms - I used a compass point.

3. Stick the bottom egg to a sheet of glass with placticine. Glass is essential - I found other bases, such as paper, go soggy with a raw egg on top!

4. Carefully balance the eggs on top of each other. I found a cocktail stick inserted through the eggs helped here!

5. Place a complimentary coloured background behind the eggs.

6. Crack an egg in the foreground - being careful not to waste too many popping them on the sharp shell.

7. Take lots of pics before the eggs tople over, or the raw egg slithers off the glass!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 169
Avg (all users): 6.8862
Avg (commenters): 7.6429
Avg (participants): 6.4583
Avg (non-participants): 7.0588
Views since voting: 6405
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 167
Comments: 26
Favorites: 13 (view)


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05/13/2008 07:34:57 PM
I cant remember if i commented on this before but i just wanted to say how very creative this shot was...actually my little sister loved it so much that she made it part of her myspace as a picture that stood out to her and that she liked alot! lol, great job!!
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05/03/2008 03:20:59 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Wonderful shot!
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05/02/2008 09:43:51 PM
You didn't blow the eggs first? Seems like it would be easier. I LOVE this one! Mind if I give it a try?
Oh, just noticed you said Hard Boiled...sorry!
Debbi

Message edited by author 2008-05-02 21:47:43.
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05/02/2008 02:38:51 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and many kudos for sharing your setup. It's always nice to see the ribbon winners try to share what they've learned with a shot with others!
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04/30/2008 11:43:41 PM
The green is such a great complement to those eggs. Very clever with the balancing act there. Congrats on the Red!
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04/30/2008 10:16:21 AM
As others have said before me, excellent (or eggcellent?) shot and congrats on Red!
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04/30/2008 09:15:45 AM
Eggcellent shot! Congrats on your well deserved yellow and thanks for the fun description of how you did it :D
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04/30/2008 06:58:35 AM
Originally posted by shundaroni:

Ah, the old egg shot. Photography student?


Self taught for about 6-months. So I suppose I'm very much still a student of photography.....
04/30/2008 03:09:21 AM
Originally posted by shundaroni:

Ah, the old egg shot. Photography student?


Aren't we all photography students?
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04/30/2008 12:41:27 AM
Fun shot! Glue? Toothpicks?
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04/30/2008 12:03:39 AM
Grats on second place
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2008 05:42:38 AM
Nice crisp shot - Lovely colours. Well exposed. Glued eggs?

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04/28/2008 02:29:17 PM
Clever. Let me guess...glue? Very creative.
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04/28/2008 01:13:50 PM
I need to know how you did this!
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04/27/2008 09:54:28 PM
Ah, the old egg shot. Photography student?
04/26/2008 03:21:56 PM
Great shot. Beautiful colors and lighting. I'd love to know how you made the eggs balance.
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04/25/2008 05:49:27 AM
creative and well done...
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04/25/2008 05:20:28 AM
nice composition and concept
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04/25/2008 01:57:54 AM
nice shot! did you have scrambled eggs for breakfast! 8
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04/24/2008 08:11:59 PM
well composed studio shot - eggcellent use of color and lighting to emphasize the shapes
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04/24/2008 04:21:08 PM
Love the colors. The cracked egg is is little posed.
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04/24/2008 12:00:29 PM
when i first say the overall challenge submissions this stood out
love it well done
please share how you did this
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04/24/2008 07:37:51 AM
Man..this is awesome, can you explain how you did that pls? (if you don't mind)
Are they real eggs? if so how did you balance them?
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04/23/2008 09:10:36 PM
Well done! I like the colors and composition.
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04/23/2008 12:16:22 PM
nice light... and I love the green.
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04/23/2008 12:32:05 AM
i know i should understand how you did this, but i dont. willing to tell the tricks of the trade?
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