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Techo


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Challenge: Abstract Black and White (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Aug 26, 2008
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2008

Thanks for the comments(and the funny ones too). I had a few nitpicks with the image, like part of the right side not having enough DOF. I decided to come up with a paper abstract and after some work completely scrapped it.
Decided to reshoot the egg 15min before rollover. Being in a rush I didn't get the composition stack as good as this one but the technicals where more in place so I didn't post it and kept the original.

The overall abstract lines of the cracked edges was what appealed to me most and I wanted to highlight them. I wasn't going for something unrecognizable.

Voting phase was a rollercoaster ride. More than ever before. Scrubber gave me back 0.17 during rollover. Got plenty of 1's during voting. Checking in an hour before rollover, there where 183 votes in.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 318
Avg (all users): 6.5808
Avg (commenters): 7.1818
Avg (participants): 6.4103
Avg (non-participants): 6.7303
Views since voting: 2127
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 167
Comments: 23
Favorites: 7 (view)


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10/06/2008 05:03:37 PM
You are the king of the macro. I didn't vote but this certainly is worthy of top 10. Congrats.
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09/08/2008 06:39:49 PM
Great shot. Congrats on your high finish!
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09/03/2008 09:28:48 AM
So, I guessed it right! Many congrats on your top 10.

Raj
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09/03/2008 08:48:35 AM
Congrats, Techo, on your high finish!
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09/03/2008 07:58:44 AM
My fav for this challenge. Admire the creativity & the lighting technique. Great job!!!
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09/03/2008 07:38:11 AM
I didn't get to vote in the challenge, and didn't see the images at all till today, but this is superb...great idea...do you have a love affair with chickens? ;)
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09/03/2008 02:53:12 AM
Wow! Wonderful focus, super shot. I love eggshells, they have such great textures.
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09/03/2008 01:52:54 AM
I had this higher than 9.
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09/03/2008 12:59:57 AM
congratulations on top ten finish. You broke it well!
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09/03/2008 12:46:20 AM
Egg man is at it again
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09/03/2008 12:25:01 AM
Very nice shades on this. You do have a way with eggs. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2008 11:23:07 PM
Amazing concept. Brilliant lighting that brings out the texture on the shells. Hope this does really well.21_N.gif Techo?
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09/02/2008 11:07:55 PM
Gorgeous lighting. Beautiful job of giving every shell it's chance to stand out in the photo. I'm hoping this one ribbons too.
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09/01/2008 08:29:28 PM
VERY OIGINAL AND I LOVE THE WHITE CONTRAST AROUND THE EDGED. MY FAV!
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08/31/2008 06:53:56 PM
Nice clear focus and I like the shadow.
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08/31/2008 02:36:10 PM
Lighting and texture are excellent.
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08/31/2008 02:28:55 PM
This will do well. It has to! Some may say its not abstract enough because you can tell they are eggshells. Boohoo. This is absolutely stunning 10. I hope it ribbons
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08/29/2008 07:12:43 PM
Interesting lines. I like the way the light seems to be coming from withing the shells as it highlights the edges. I think for it to fit better in the abstract category perhaps going in a little closer would be nice... like perhaps cut out the background completely so you can't tell they are egg shells. I'd be interested to see this with an upward angle too... making it look like a tower. :)

Comment 2 from a non DPCer: My boyfriend was watching me look at stuff from across the room, he's a painter and said "are those eggshells? That's really good. That would make a really good painting"
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08/28/2008 05:41:02 PM
Pretty cool. I wonder how it would have been cropped down, enough to take the curved sides out and diguise the identity of the material.
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08/27/2008 08:05:42 PM
CRACKING good picture...hehe
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08/27/2008 04:57:25 PM
little too dark to my opninion
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08/27/2008 04:41:17 PM
the texture almost looks like an orange as well but cool
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08/27/2008 04:01:24 AM
eggcelent shot (how often will you have to read that pun?), but not really abstract
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