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An injection of liquidity
2nd PlaceAn injection of liquidity
MilesW


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Money II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Tabletop
Date: Oct 28, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50sec
Galleries: Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2008

Once I'd thought of this idea, it took several days and a couple of trips to the arts & crafts shop for the props, followed by a couple of evenings working out how to do the lighting. A great learning experience and my first serious attempt at using multiple flash lighting and reflectors.

Made the syringe point from a thumb tack point glued into the nozzle, then filled the syringe with pearlescent glue to get the liquid metal effect. The coin is artwork blu-tacked to the glass.

Lighting is one flash behind the blue background and another behind and to the left of the camera, with a white sheet of cardboard just out of shot on the right to fill in the shadows.

PP - crop, add single hue/saturation layer to desaturate certain colours and get the silver effect (thanks to Konador for the excellent selective desat tutorial) - also to make the background blue a bit stronger. Single brightness/contrast layer to add pop. Save as JPEG.

Post challenge:
Wow - what a great surprise to finish on the front page so thanks for all the votes, the comments and the ribbon!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 119
Avg (all users): 6.6406
Avg (commenters): 8.4375
Avg (participants): 6.4894
Avg (non-participants): 6.6897
Views since voting: 6987
Views during voting: 384
Votes: 192
Comments: 39
Favorites: 5 (view)


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11/09/2008 04:06:18 PM
Originally posted by purifier:

This injection doesn't look so scary like the other one in the contest, and I love this photo


LOL! As the person responsible for the other injection shot - which did finish 12th so not too far behind you :-), a tip of the hat to you and congrats on your red!

Susan
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11/08/2008 03:37:12 PM
Excellent image, congrats on your ribbon!
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11/08/2008 05:28:43 AM
Interesting shot! Congrats on the ribbon.

How about injection of confidence into the system? LOL!
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11/06/2008 11:31:16 PM
Very cool shot. Congratulations on your red ribbon.
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11/06/2008 05:24:38 PM
Congrat's! Very creative.
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11/06/2008 10:11:40 AM
Congrats on the second place! Great image.
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11/05/2008 01:04:01 PM
Excellent studio creation. To even furthur add liquidity, you could run clear silicone glue over the coin to look like drips.
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11/05/2008 11:19:51 AM
Excellent concept, congrats on your win!
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11/05/2008 10:29:56 AM
Very nice idea, congrats!
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11/05/2008 10:18:19 AM
Very creative! Congratulations on your ribbon.
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11/05/2008 10:05:33 AM
I'd love to see a set-up shot of the lighting. Oh well......
Great shot!
Debbi

Message edited by author 2008-11-05 17:35:49.
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11/05/2008 10:05:18 AM
Great creative shot, Miles. I love that blue background. Huge congrats on your ribbon.
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11/05/2008 09:26:27 AM
Well done and congratulations to the ribbon!
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11/05/2008 08:50:53 AM
Excellent work
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11/05/2008 08:20:51 AM
Wonderful shot! Thanks for sharing your process. It's very interesting. I am a fan of you work. You are so creative!! Congratulations!
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11/05/2008 06:41:15 AM
Congratulations. Well Deserved
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11/05/2008 06:26:45 AM
Awesome work, this was my favorite of them all. Congratulations on your ribbon. I still can not believe somebody gave you nothing in creativity when this is one of the most creative ones.
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11/05/2008 02:31:58 AM
Hey top result - bet you never expected a red at 6.6 :- )

Stylish photo though, beautifully taken.
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11/05/2008 01:18:59 AM
Very creative and an original concept.

Should have scored a lot higher, but for this dumb mass of chimps who twitch and salivate as they vote 10's on water drop shots challenge after challenge after challenge.

Good stuff, your effort paid off.
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11/05/2008 12:46:32 AM
Originally posted by LadyTara:

Hello blue ribbon!


Nearly right ;) Well done on the ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2008 10:19:49 PM
cool shot and concept
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11/03/2008 02:38:27 PM
Interesting idea.
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11/03/2008 06:40:40 AM
Nice one. Well lit. and a good concept. Would like to have seen a bit more light on the syringe, though.
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11/02/2008 11:56:22 PM
Great concept! Nice execution....
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11/02/2008 03:41:08 PM
Not quite sure how this was done, but if it's within the rules then I'm most impressed!
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11/02/2008 01:11:11 AM
Makes me smile! :-)
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10/31/2008 10:18:22 PM
Very nice. I would love to know how you did this in basic. 8
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10/31/2008 09:38:31 PM
Meets Challenge:2
Technical:2
Interestingness:2
Creativity:
TOTAL: 6
10/31/2008 05:08:40 PM
Thats pretty damn clever
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10/30/2008 06:18:21 AM
A very good image, the background is a brilliant colour and the idea with the coins is great.
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10/29/2008 02:03:39 PM
I really like this shot. Not sure how you implemented it, but it's neat. I also love the lighting and background.
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10/29/2008 01:36:54 PM
This injection doesn't look so scary like the other one in the contest, and I love this photo
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10/29/2008 01:21:36 PM
great idea I love it
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10/29/2008 11:05:05 AM
Great Idea, I love the light and the contrast works really good. For me this is the best of the bunch. Good work.
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10/29/2008 10:30:36 AM
Cool shot, nice lighting and I like the background color of choice.
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10/29/2008 08:30:33 AM
great concept and execution, 8
good luck
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10/29/2008 12:34:56 AM
Hello blue ribbon!
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10/29/2008 12:20:00 AM
now how cool is that!!! concept is very strong but lighting and focus could have been better. overall i like this and the image should do well in voting.
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10/29/2008 12:15:43 AM
Very Neat Pic but HOW with Basic rules??
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