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Tycho


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Challenge: Free Study 2008-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Spain
Date: May 26, 2008
Aperture: F/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2008

Thanks a lot for your votes and comments.

For those who are interested in learning more about the shot:

Shot glass dropped upside down into the aquarium filled with water. Lens set to 70mm. Nikon SB-26 flash coupled with Cactus V2 radio trigger set to 1/64 power and placed behind the glass. A white Ikea chopping board between the flash and the aquarium serves as a diffuser. The sides of the aquarium covered with black card. Camera set in manual mode to 1/500, F/11. Pre-focusing on a kitchen knife inside the aquarium roughly where the glass would be when dropped into the water. Shot in RAW. Image flipped 180 degrees in post-processing.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 481
Avg (all users): 7.0237
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 7.0082
Avg (non-participants): 7.0638
Views since voting: 7736
Views during voting: 335
Votes: 169
Comments: 42
Favorites: 35 (view)


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06/13/2008 04:30:02 PM
nice photo, i added it to my favorites right away! Congrats on the ribbon. You deserve it!
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06/11/2008 05:55:01 AM
This photo immediately caught my eye. I wanted to know how it was done. My guess was a glass upside-down in water but I have no idea how you got such a clean shot and so fast. You must have had some assistance.

Great shot my friend!
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06/10/2008 05:08:51 PM
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Yeap... it wasn't clean enough :P

Very nice photo :D I mean yours of course :P
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06/09/2008 12:52:49 PM
This is too cool. Great work!
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06/09/2008 05:08:43 AM
well done/congratulations
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06/08/2008 12:56:25 PM
I was trying to guess how you set this up but I couldn't see it. Now that I've read your explanation it's clear.(pun). The bubbles should have tipped me off. It's a beautiful shot. You put a lot of work in setting this up; thank you for the details.
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06/08/2008 12:23:27 PM
Congrats, well thought out and executed--you're a master of light.
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06/08/2008 11:58:54 AM
Very creative. Love the soft light and action of the bubbles.
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06/08/2008 11:40:14 AM
Congratulations on your yellow. Love the lighting!
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06/08/2008 09:46:52 AM
Excellent! Wonderful clarity and tones. Congrats on a very well deserved ribbon!
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06/08/2008 09:41:50 AM
I love everything about this image, it's going right into my favourites. Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon.
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06/08/2008 09:34:12 AM
This is gorgeous! Thanks for the setup info!
Debbi
ps You have a REALLY clean sensor too!!

Message edited by author 2008-06-08 09:34:58.
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06/08/2008 09:26:28 AM
Very fascinating shot. Thanks for the explanation, too.
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06/08/2008 09:11:37 AM
Nice shot. Congrats.
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06/08/2008 07:58:46 AM
Awesome Work! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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06/08/2008 06:11:19 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon...did you notice how close our scores are? I love the tones and lighting in your image...just perfect!
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06/08/2008 05:30:09 AM
Congrats , to me this is a perfect shot (perfect lighting , excellent PP work)
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06/08/2008 05:00:24 AM
Congratulations! Great work!
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06/08/2008 04:39:58 AM
Congrats. Flawless light!
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06/08/2008 04:03:39 AM
Excellent shot, but could you do us a favour and tell us how it was set-up? For many winning shots it is very unnerving to see the empty description. Congratulations with your ribbon, but the level of perfection tells me you are probably used to those.
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06/08/2008 03:52:08 AM
Very ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' techo tycho, congrats
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06/08/2008 03:43:51 AM
I knew this would do well...congrats on the yellow ribbon
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06/08/2008 03:07:28 AM
This SO ROCKS!!! Love it!!! Congrats, well done!!
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06/08/2008 01:57:54 AM
Wow!
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06/08/2008 12:38:45 AM
Totally cool shot. Congratulations

Message edited by author 2008-06-08 00:39:27.
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06/08/2008 12:04:05 AM
congrats!! Another one of my fav's
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2008 06:50:52 PM
great concept and superb lighting. I'm going to have to try this.
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06/07/2008 05:41:02 PM
Nicely captured and presented. The silvery color and contrast, the strong focus, and the composition are very vry effective. Well done.
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06/07/2008 08:34:59 AM
Nice shot of the shot! I haven't event attempted water shots yet. Maybe one day well done.
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06/06/2008 12:02:01 PM
I just saw this elsewhere. Neat how it's done.. I think having the bubbles run up the side of glass hurt this one (side facing us I mean). Great capture overall though.
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06/06/2008 10:41:52 AM
Cool. How did you do that?
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06/06/2008 01:33:16 AM
Interesting subject. Well done. 10
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06/05/2008 12:16:59 PM
Very nicely done!
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06/05/2008 02:31:39 AM
Fascinating and well done! (I've been here long enough now that I try to figure these things out - shot glass dropped in water, shot rotated 180 degrees?) Excellent lighting, tones, detail. I do hope you'll post the technical details and perhaps a bit about how you lit this - I'm interested in how you got such great depth of field with such a quick shutter to get the detail in the bubbles so nicely.
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06/04/2008 06:00:23 PM
Awesome! At first I though it was water pouring out of a glass but it's "air" instead; and what looks like air is actually water! The B&W really adds to this picture. I like that your depth of field is deap enough to include the whole glass and the bubbles. -BB
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06/03/2008 08:41:03 PM
very cool!
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06/02/2008 01:31:24 PM
Sharp and detailed, technically perfect, well processed but the downside is that its a well used idea. None the less a great image. -8-
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06/01/2008 08:51:01 PM
going through the thumbs this was one of my favorites... and looking full size, its just stunning. what a great capture!
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06/01/2008 05:07:51 PM
A clean image, did you do much cleaning up of spots? I like the tones.
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06/01/2008 09:02:49 AM
superb...I hope this finishes top 5...great detail...shapes...deserves to be right up there...9 from me
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06/01/2008 06:59:18 AM
Very nice! Great tones and clarity. The only minor distraction is that the vignette is not even around the frame. The corners are quite dark in relation to the sides.
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06/01/2008 03:38:25 AM
Way awesome. Always wanted to try that from the first time I saw Kiwiness' shot and some others. This is a great take. An easy top10 fave from the challenge for me. Great job with the lighting and the shot as a whole. Looks perfect. Good luck :)
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