DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
Rusty Disco
Rusty Disco
Paul


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Puzzle Macro II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Rubbish stuff
Camera: Olympus E-410
Lens: Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro ED Zuiko Digital
Location: My home
Date: Nov 18, 2008
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5 seconds
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 18, 2008

This is my first submission to a challenge - I had settled on a shot of some mustard seeds on a slab of granite:

However, my wife declared it to be so bad as to be embarrassing. Instead I persevered and took a number of shots of a gift-wrap bag made from iridescent paper, lighting it from the side with an angle-poise lamp. I liked this particular shot because it looked both decrepit and vibrant at the same time.

I didn't use Photoshop, but I did use Apple's Aperture 2 to adjust the black point; increase the exposure; change the white balance; de-emphasise the greens and emphasise the blues.

Now I'll sit back and see if I come last or not.... and for the record, the wife thinks this one is dreadful too.

I think one person guessed correctly during the challenge; many people pulled me up for a lack of focus and I do agree it looks blurred - however, I think the surface probably is a bit more in focus than it might appear - if you look you can see the scratches across the paper.

I had set myself a mental target of of 4.5 and I'm actually really pleased with a 4.7 - for some people to like it as much as they did is a surprise to me - thanks.

Statistics
Place: 214 out of 262
Avg (all users): 4.7176
Avg (commenters): 5.1667
Avg (participants): 4.5000
Avg (non-participants): 4.8854
Views since voting: 679
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 170
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2008 08:31:35 PM
colored pencils, I think.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/23/2008 03:11:08 PM
I like the brigth discos, they blow up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/23/2008 12:14:45 PM
no idea 6
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/22/2008 07:39:45 AM
optical fibers?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/22/2008 01:50:40 AM
A stumper, so meets the challenge. The idea and comp are interesting. Overall, there appears to be nothing in focus. You may have intended that, but it leaves no place for my eye to rest.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/21/2008 12:12:41 AM
I just don't know.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/20/2008 12:11:52 PM
At first glance they look like unsharpened pencils but there are the areas taht are glowing. So that can't be. so I am think holey cork board with lights in the background. Very interesting shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2008 09:52:10 PM
haha! thats a cool idea. Isnt that the stuff that you turn it different ways in the light it turns different colors?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2008 05:47:19 PM
Ooh. Interesting. No idea, though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2008 05:22:26 PM
sequins?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2008 04:36:01 PM
I think this is sequins. Maybe. I would think they would have some thread on them. Could be nail heads, but the colored centers don't look right and I don't think nails would reflect that sort of disco lighting.

I see a lot of reg green and blue. Pixels on a CRT monitor or TV screen?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2008 02:33:23 PM
Macro is always tricky making sure the focus (DOF) is spot on. I have a hard time finding focus in this shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2008 01:06:51 PM
Looks like pencils, but how did you get that affect
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2008 11:56:58 AM
pencils
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2008 11:21:48 AM
Looks like a stack of coloured pencils but I don't know how you got some of them to shine like that.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2008 09:20:13 AM
Nice...pencil ends?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2008 07:36:58 AM
It is very difficult to photograph flat reflective objects like glitter. (I'm guessing).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2008 02:09:57 AM
No vote, just guessing...

can't tell, fibers?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2008 12:28:35 AM
Are these sequins? I wish it were more in focus.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 04/22/2019 02:13:13 AM EDT.