DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries

DQ'd
 
You are viewing the last image.
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
 This image was disqualified from the Post-It Note challenge.
Stop and Smell the Post-its
Stop and Smell the Post-its
limerick


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Post-It Note (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR
Location: KY
Date: Feb 10, 2009
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 20 seconds
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Feb 10, 2009

When I first saw this challenge I wasnt going to enter. Before I gave up tho I looked for fun things to do with them and found this.

Kusadama Flower Tutorial (a NEW LINK because the other one didnt work)

Being a big crafter (as most old ladies are) I had to do it. It was a ton of fun and if any of you have left over post its you should try it! I am now making a Spring wreath for my door. :=)

This is so unreal that I am having a hard time believing it! Two ribbons in one week? Jeez Luiz! I am wondering when this ride will stop but I wont want to get off. hahaha.

Thank you all so very much for your wonderful comments. You guys are really so cool I cant tell you. My time will come where I wont get ribbons. Right now I am still getting over the flu and have a broken tooth to care for so this is cheering me up. Thank you again.

I will answer some comments.

Time it took:

I have done a lot of crafting in my days so once I got one flower done and got my pace going it only took about 10 minutes to 15 minutes to complete one flower (thanks to my glue gun). I only made about 30 for this shoot (the back that cant be seen isnt done).

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100064/120/767672.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100064/120/767672.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

The time really flew because it was fun. I went on to make about 100 more because I loved them (and doing them) so much that I bought another pack of post-its to make a Spring wreath for my front door. In my spare time I enjoyed making a few more flowers and adding them on to an old Christmas plain pine wreath. I am going to have the florist make the bow to put in the empty space at the bottom of the wreath that shows now (I havent been able to do good bows yet). Another snow shower today so it will be a while before it goes on my door.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100064/120/767673.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100064/120/767673.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Exposure:

You are all right about that. The blue hue is because I had my camera on tungsten setting which I usually do when I shoot indoors but I usually only do that when I am using incandescent lighting. This time the only light I had was coming filtered through the window so the tungsten setting wasnt needed. I didnt give it much thought to change it. Once I get an idea I am like a train on full speed until I get the picture done and edited and in. hahaha. I didnt have proper lighting so I used a long exposure. I tried painting with light to but there were to many shadows.
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100064/120/767669.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100064/120/767669.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Background so blue:

Blue is my favorite color. I wanted this to be really bright for a spring kind of pop because my first idea didnt happen. I wanted a picket fence and green grass and all of that for the background. I didnt have that so I put a bunch of poster board backgrounds up and chose the blue. Upping the saturation made it even bluer which I really loved but I guess it was a little to bright for some voters.

The size of the picture:

Sorry about that. I thought the 640 was big enough so I went with it.

Here is the set up. Not much money for props so I used a hamster ball that I dont use anymore and took the door off. I glued leafs all over it and then the flowers and inverted it to go over the top of a glass wine carafe neck. The vines inside the carafe were left over from the leafs I used on the hamster ball. I added water to it to make the vines look more real. I bought some babies breath to soften the whole thing up and added a couple of flowers I didnt use in solid colors to the bottom left.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100064/120/767671.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100064/120/767671.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100064/120/767670.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100064/120/767670.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I am so glad every one liked it and I hope it reminds you of Spring. We all could use some warmer weather!
Disqualification Details
Banned user trying to sneak back in under a new account.

Statistics
Views since voting: 7520
Views during voting: 551
Comments: 96
Favorites: 25 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
04/24/2009 02:46:11 AM
You Fail!
02/28/2009 12:47:58 PM
Congrats! Beautiful creation!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2009 01:48:22 PM
Creative and unique. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2009 08:37:27 AM
Congratulations- your craft talent is amazing !!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2009 02:36:31 AM
Just wow!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/24/2009 05:38:34 PM
Congratulations! This is just so incredibly creative. And beautiful. Well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/24/2009 03:53:37 PM
Nice Ribbon Streak!!! Great Work!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/24/2009 03:24:48 PM
Just wow, so original!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/24/2009 11:20:04 AM
This is so good and so clever. I must admit I don't care for the blue bkgrd though.
Debbi
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/24/2009 07:18:10 AM
Congratulations on your richly deserved recognition which is a tribute to your multi talented gifts. You obviously possess incredibly creativity and it's reflected on multiple levels; fantastic concept, executed perfectly!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 10:12:21 PM
Simply gorgeous! Congrats to you!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 08:20:46 PM
Beautiful...my wife is wanting to actually see if you would be willing to sell the setup!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 07:42:32 PM
Beautiful work! Congrats on your blue!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 05:36:04 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon, this was my favourite in the challenge. And thanks for adding such detailed instructions on your set up....well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 05:28:44 PM
You are one heck of a 'crafter' and you did a really nice job of capturing your work in that shot. Congrats on the blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 05:01:02 PM
Unbelievable!!! Congratulations for such a wonderful, creative, idea and execution of it. This is why I don't bother entering any longer...haven't for years because there is no way I can compete with talent like yours. Congrats again.
Green with envy, Jo Ann
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 03:20:19 PM
Definitely a well deserved first place!!! This is awesome, I am definitely going to check out that site too!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 01:39:38 PM
hahah SandyP. I just have way to much time on my hands. A lot of you guys work and stuff. I get to stay home and piddle around with a back ailment and play with paper. I cant take a lot of credit for that really. I am happy to have won but there were so many great entries in this I was very nervous!
02/23/2009 01:04:46 PM
I am in awe! And you did that all in one week! AMAZING! I love it when I hear of such time and effort being put into a challenge assignment -- and then seeing it get the recognition it deserves. First place and a score to-die-for! Congratulations!

  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:54:51 PM
Wow that's a lot of work!!! Congrats on your deserving finish!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:11:34 PM
Congratz on a superb entry. I love it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 11:54:00 AM
What a beautiful piece! Love the complementary blue background - matches your ribbon too. :) Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 10:20:40 AM
Congratulations!! Your arrangement is Gorgeous. Personally, I prefer your dark background outtake -- you would have won with that, too, of course. :))
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 08:35:58 AM
Congrats on your blue ribbon. You did an excellent job at making a 2 dimensional object (a post it note) three dimensional. No need for apologies :P Very well deserved.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 07:10:21 AM
Clearly the photography was the easy the part of this project. I'd have made a complete mess of this. Very impressive. Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 06:56:50 AM
I was hoping this would win. Although I think the bg is too blue and it takes away from the post-it flowers but the flowers themselves are perfect.

Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 06:41:09 AM
Lovely display. The flowers are not difficult to fold, I know, but the display is what separates the casual folder from the pro. Nice work and I am glad to see it was appreciated. The exposure is pretty decent too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 06:34:10 AM
Hey Agnes, This is beautiful! Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 06:09:28 AM
Agnes,
Much deserved Blue for your Blue. Loved this. My fave of the challenge. I just knew no one was gonna beat this! Congrats.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 05:19:35 AM
Congrats on the well deserved ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 04:58:44 AM
You've done it again! Fantastic effort and congratulations on a stellar run Agnes!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 04:14:59 AM
This is just absolutely amazing and striking. Creativity, colors, composition and everything else is spot-on! Well deserved 7.4 and blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 03:23:46 AM
OMG, that bouquet is a work of art in itself. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 01:57:23 AM
Congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 01:40:03 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 01:23:00 AM
Now thats cool! Congrats on the blue!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:43:51 AM
The lighting's wonderful and the overall effect is like a breath of spring. Beautiful image, Agnes. Huge congrats on your Blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:38:47 AM
I am so glad this won, I gave it a 10 ,it was my fave and you obviously put in alot of effort ,congrats on a great job
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:34:06 AM
Wow, Limerick you are on a roll! Keep it up. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:26:51 AM
Was wondering if you made the bouquet or purchased it somewhere.
Great creativity and quality of lighting!
Great personal best too!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:13:34 AM
really nice!! very creative
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:11:42 AM
Yellow then blue, your on a roll. Congratulations!!!

I had this picked for ribbon :)

  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:06:23 AM
Congrats on the Blue Ribbon and a PB for you Agnes:-)
Great score and well deserved.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:04:55 AM
Could not be any more beautiful!
Congrats!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:04:54 AM
Congratulations on a very nice blue. Finished where it should have - 1st.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:03:58 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:03:19 AM
Congrats !!!! Wonderful creation , excellent shot !!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:02:13 AM
COngrats teammate!!! Nice BLUE!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2009 12:01:26 AM
well done, looks like a lot of time that paid off:)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/22/2009 11:52:33 PM
Nice ,detailed work. Must have taken some time to make this.
10
:)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/22/2009 10:20:49 PM
A lot of work went into this. maybe the blue cast is a little to strong for me, but that's my only nitpick.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/22/2009 09:08:36 PM
Wow. This is beautiful --- and it looks like it was a lot of work. I'm impressed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/22/2009 06:23:17 PM
Stunning!!! IMO everything about this picture is wonderful from the color(s) to the background you chose. 10 - 11 if I could!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/22/2009 02:37:12 PM
This is so beautiful, looks like you put a lot of work into this, and executed the idea perfectly into a magnificant photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/22/2009 01:03:42 PM
WOW - This looks like it took a while to create.... good luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/22/2009 08:31:46 AM
Great Idea... Nice Color, Very creative.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/21/2009 11:01:01 PM
Dont know what to say. Really blown away by this one. Very creative and i love the lighting. Well done. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/21/2009 08:38:56 PM
very pretty 6
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/21/2009 04:22:56 PM
Oh, WOW. Very creative spin to the challenge. The blue BG is little to strong and compete with the beautiful subject IMO.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/21/2009 12:49:08 PM
Holy Cow that looks like it was a lot of work to fold all of those! Very nicely done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/20/2009 08:30:00 PM
Wow this is beautiful and my prediction for the blue
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/20/2009 06:24:16 PM
Very beautiful arrangement. Good job, this must have taken a while to make.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/20/2009 10:16:30 AM
This took some time...like the colors...keep hoping someone will show us how a post-it flower is made....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/20/2009 08:17:58 AM
wow - how much time went into the making of this? A beautiful spring arrangement.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/19/2009 09:39:54 PM
Looks like alot of work. Beautiful colors.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/19/2009 07:08:22 PM
Held my gaze compared to some. Obviously lots of time spent folding. Nice match of colours and attention to detail.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/19/2009 06:13:14 PM
Awesome idea, I give you a ten for creativity.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 08:13:35 PM
Fabulous! Very creative, great colours. The background feels a weeeee bit too strong a blue for me personally. The whole shot is beautifully clear. Front page for sure!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 02:01:49 PM
Lovely!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 11:37:44 AM
brilliant colors
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 10:53:46 AM
Wow, that is really beautiful! You could probably sell these!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 07:55:31 AM
This is so beautiful!!!! 10!!!!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2009 09:53:03 PM
this looks a lot like a ribbon to me !!!.
stunning, vibrant and excellent colours ... fantastic image in every way .. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2009 06:51:48 PM
That must have taken you hours to set up! Would love this with a different coloured background, unfortunately the blue is rather too dominating and spoils the shot for me. Otherwise brilliant composed, good focus and fun.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2009 12:27:36 PM
I came across instructions for these flowers when I looked it up online - you did a fantastic job here - just the background is a bit too strong - but still gorgeous. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2009 12:17:15 PM
I've never seen post-it notes in such a beautiful bouquet. Wonderful colors, excellent lighting, and a lovely composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2009 11:42:43 AM
A bit much on the blue but very pretty.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2009 11:11:41 AM
Oh my, this is amazing and beautiful!!!! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2009 10:35:08 AM
this is exceptionally good!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2009 10:04:24 AM
Hehe... I like the title. How long did it take you take ALL these flowers! Great shots here.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2009 08:39:45 AM
wonderful bouquet! I can't make my mind up about the blue cast, however. I think it flats it out and cools it down too much. I would love to see what it would look like with warmer tones. - 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2009 05:20:23 AM
Great work,very creative and looks so real:-)
My favourite of favourites for this challenge.
Good luck and hope you get a ribbon for your hard work,it must have taken you hours to do.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2009 02:41:12 AM
Oh my goodness!!! What a work!! AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGG!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 09:16:55 PM
Wov... I was getting tired of all those flowers and ranbows made of post-it... but you really did it... this look fantastic...

great colors!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 08:20:25 PM
WOW...that is beautiful! *10*
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 08:18:33 PM
Beautiful
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 07:00:21 PM
The blue is a little strong for me, but a wonderful flower arrangement. Looks like a lot of work!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 05:17:25 PM
You have a LOT of time on your hands.... :-) Incredible amount of work. Love the idea and the details. There's a bit too much of a blue cast on the entire shot. I think this would have worked better if the "flowers" didn't also have a blue cast.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 02:31:00 PM
Fantastic!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 01:43:04 PM
Man, this is a ribbon winning idea that got lost in the execution. Those flowers look great, and kudos for all of that work, but the photo is lacking. First, your white balance seems to be pretty far off. Everything (that should be white) is really blue. Second, the light is really flat. Third, and a big score dropper for me, is that the image is only 640px on the long edge. This is Advanced, bump it up to 720.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 09:45:56 AM
Pretty composition, but I think the blue background might be too intense.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 05:47:10 AM
Wow! That must have taken ages. Very pretty. I'm not a fan of the blue background though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 05:24:37 AM
WOW!!! Great job!! It's beautiful!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 03:50:20 AM
OMG how long did it take you to make this, 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 03:44:09 AM
OMG this is amazing. Just the right colour background too, perfect to match your ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 12:16:09 AM
this is a VERY creative image. i can't imagine the work and time it must have taken to make those! composition is wonderful, best of luck to you!!
  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 © 2001-2021 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: 09/17/2021 09:56:01 AM EDT.