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Challenge: Periodic Table (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Date: Nov 9, 2008
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2008



[Nov. 11th, 2008 08:57:00 PM]

The tuesday morning after rollover:

uh oh.....I didn't even stop and think...alchohol...ooops, but I got a fav!

tuesday evening:
14 comments already nearly all are saying the same

[Nov. 11th, 2008 08:57:37 PM]

sitting at a 6.95 at 71 votes

[Nov. 11th, 2008 08:58:32 PM]

ooops edit, 5.95 at 71 votes :)

[Nov. 16th, 2008 12:47:02 AM]

135 votes, 27 comments and still sitting at a 5.9 happy with the score.

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 102
Avg (all users): 5.9379
Avg (commenters): 5.6296
Avg (participants): 5.4255
Avg (non-participants): 6.1491
Views since voting: 778
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 161
Comments: 34
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/19/2008 08:44:25 PM
I really,really,really think everyone is super picky about the mercury/alcohol thing. This was my favorite.
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11/18/2008 12:11:41 PM
Good shot...I really liked this one....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/17/2008 10:57:54 PM
interesting that your subject takes up such a small portion of your photograph.
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11/17/2008 03:34:03 PM
Superb.
So simple, elegant,nicely composed
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11/16/2008 07:31:16 PM
I really, really, really like this shot. Everything works in it. Great Job. 10!! If I could vote that is.
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11/16/2008 02:01:58 PM
8
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11/16/2008 11:10:23 AM


Message edited by author 2010-03-01 21:13:21.
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11/15/2008 10:10:55 PM
Great dramatic lighting and composition, but 80? It's a bit of an anti-climax. Mid-teens or 120 plus would be more appropriate, unless it's Celsius...
Processing is spot on.
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11/15/2008 06:41:22 PM
That would be alcohol with red dye in it.
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11/15/2008 10:07:21 AM
Hmmmmm Must be that red dye that they use in foods. It's a good idea but it would be better if it were real mercury.
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11/14/2008 08:56:30 PM
very cool macro shot!!
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11/14/2008 03:51:31 AM
Technically this is not a Mercury based thermometer. I'm not going to mark down for that though. I like the processing on this and I'm not usually a fan of vignetting but it really works well here.
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11/13/2008 07:54:11 PM
Mercury is not red...
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11/13/2008 03:20:20 PM
Nice picture, great detail, but the thermometer is full of alcohol and not mercury... but, yes I'll say that thermometers do normally make me think of mercury. Actually choosing an alcohol thermometer makes the picture a lot more interesting with the striking colour, so I like it, well done.
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11/13/2008 11:42:46 AM
Ah, but it's not, is it?
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11/12/2008 03:48:43 PM
It is mercury indeed and it is sharp. But to me this looks more like a stock photo. It does help it a little though that it is an older thermometer and that it is not completely straight.
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11/12/2008 02:59:48 PM
Nice macro, but if it's red it's not mercury (sorry for splitting hairs).
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11/12/2008 10:58:32 AM
Great capture, however you did not photograph a mercury thermometer but rather an alcohol thermometer. When the liquid is red the thermometer is an alcohol thermometer and has a lower temperature range than a mercury thermometer which the liquid inside would then be metallic.

But like I said before, otherwise great capture
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11/12/2008 09:51:01 AM
Mecurcy is silver. The red thermometers are usually alcohol. I like the pic though!
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11/12/2008 05:31:40 AM
Amazing shot... Just love the creativity...
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11/11/2008 09:29:30 PM
oh nice! i like it. where do you live?! its winter!! (here at least:)-8
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11/11/2008 07:57:08 PM
A very strong image with great color and composition, but your score will probably get hit for DNMC since mercury is silver (this is tinted alcohol).
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11/11/2008 04:47:04 PM
yeah, we typically think of mercury as silver, don't we? Nice idea and good capture. Very well edited.
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11/11/2008 03:11:41 PM
I don't think that's mercury... But everything else is great, especially the vignette, the nice diagonals, the "dirty streaks", perfect DOF,...
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11/11/2008 03:10:08 PM
would have worked if it was a mercury thermometer..:)
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11/11/2008 12:55:05 PM
not really. nice image, anyway.
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11/11/2008 12:33:32 PM
nice idea and good macro - but it is alcohol and not mercury...
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11/11/2008 12:26:57 PM
I like this idea and the picture looks good. However, mercury isn't red. Most likely alcohol and red dye.
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11/11/2008 10:22:03 AM
I like the PP. I hope everyone does.
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11/11/2008 08:27:01 AM
simple item, but a nice picture, I like the color contrast and the angle of the mercury on the image.
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11/11/2008 05:09:54 AM
mercury is silver , isnt it?
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11/11/2008 03:42:26 AM
Sorry this isn't mecury it's alcohol
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11/11/2008 02:03:26 AM
this one looks more like the alcohol-filled thermometer, but I get the point. I'm not sure if they ever color the Hg in thermometers... that aside, nice take on the challenge.
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11/11/2008 01:44:40 AM
Great shot! My favourite so far. Nicely done. Hope it does well!
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