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Challenge: Abstract (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: grand Falls, NB
Date: Apr 27, 2004
Aperture: F27
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60sec
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2004

Full frame shot (no cropping). This is actually some kind of sponge I found in my wife's make-up drawer.

I used my Sigma 105mm with a 50mm F1.8 lens reversed in front of it. Magnification approx. 2.25:1 ... 2/5 inch across.

I used my ST-E2 wireless transmitter to fire off my 550EX flash to get back lighting.

Maybe I'll post a pic of my set up later.

Processing ...

Auto Contrast
Hue Saturation ... colorized the whole image green (original had a yellow background). I found green more effective.

I considered removing the black specks but there were too many of them, and doing so would have felt too photoshopped for me.

Place: 17 out of 208
Avg (all users): 6.2970
Avg (commenters): 7.8889
Avg (participants): 6.1327
Avg (non-participants): 6.5373
Views since voting: 1573
Votes: 165
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/10/2004 06:26:25 AM
Hey guys, thanks for all the great comments.

My ellaborate set up for this shot.

More photos of the sponge here.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2004 11:45:11 PM
what is it? very Intriguing
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05/09/2004 10:22:54 PM
Great shot! Can't imagine what it really is...
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05/08/2004 08:44:07 AM
Light at the back creates a feeling of being enclosed by this interesting organic tangled web. Good effect, amazing subject, feels scientific and academic.
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05/07/2004 02:34:46 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 7 (white border overpowers)
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 8
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 8
How well does it meet the challenge: 9
Total Averaged Rating 8
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05/06/2004 12:11:40 AM
Great macro of whatever that is. Love the green tone and the chaotic labirinth. Unless it was intentional, cloning out some of the black specs would make it simpler smoother image. But over all very well done.
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05/05/2004 11:33:24 PM
I like the contrast between highlights and shadow. 7
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05/04/2004 06:08:14 PM
Nice pic. I was going to say somthing about the dirt but after second look I like to have it there.
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05/04/2004 02:12:38 PM
Very interesting shot ... gives me an eerie feeling like I'm trapped underwater. I also like the variations in color.
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05/04/2004 01:53:20 AM
I like this.
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05/03/2004 07:38:04 PM
very nice shot, love it.... definitely abstract. (what is it??)
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05/03/2004 04:45:10 PM
Cool shot 8
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05/03/2004 10:15:04 AM
The border hurts the image as a whole, I think.
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05/03/2004 08:28:33 AM
it's very cool but i preferred the pure black and white or the red lit one .. you are one creative mofo :)
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05/03/2004 12:31:10 AM
Like this one a lot. The only thing that bothers me are the little black spots. Love it otherwise.
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