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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 3200
Location: North Carolina
Date: Mar 5, 2009
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 50
Galleries: Abstract, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2009

Cropped and aligned

Place: 987 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 4.7707
Avg (commenters): 5.5870
Avg (participants): 4.7971
Avg (non-participants): 4.6267
Views since voting: 606
Views during voting: 672
Votes: 484
Comments: 51
Favorites: 0

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03/18/2009 06:28:23 PM
What this is is a light, the shade is the black square with a blue, glass insert, the bulb was a halogen light, with a cube cage around it, the lines did not really show when the light was on but shadowed when shot with the camera.
The light fixture was at the end of a hallway.
Post processing was align, and crop.
The illusion was that if you moved your head the blue square acted like it was floating around and the center light circle played tricks like expanding and contracting.
If you really saw the light fixture in its area you would never really know that the lines were there until you took the picture. I shot it because I just wanted the little black square with the blue center piece.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:16:46 PM
Pattern has to have a special place.
03/17/2009 08:39:09 PM
Optical illusionary! Nicely done.
03/17/2009 07:18:08 PM
Interesting shot. Very artistic, I like it.
03/17/2009 02:20:33 PM
I must be daft - I don't see the illusion :( I've sat and stared for quite a while now, I have to move on to the next. ... Third time around, I've sat and stared for a few more minutes. Whatever the illusion you have caused me to view your photo longer than any other in the challenge, bumping up your score!
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03/17/2009 12:03:40 PM
Wow, great abstract/artistic shot, I like this.
03/17/2009 11:15:26 AM
Good idea but it looks like a pic of a piece of paper?
03/17/2009 08:25:20 AM
Not sure what this is, but it has nice lines, and the spot of blue is a nice touch.
03/16/2009 11:12:13 PM
great shadows
03/16/2009 11:11:03 PM
Interesting pattern and use of a square of color to add interest.
03/16/2009 11:27:07 AM
Wow! What beautiful and striking lighting! Very Awesome!
03/16/2009 10:36:53 AM
is this even a pic? sorry just one from me even if its abstract...

take it easy and good luck to you ;D
03/16/2009 09:01:48 AM
Interesting abstract.
03/16/2009 04:19:57 AM
Well captured and presented. What is it I'm seeing???
03/16/2009 03:36:48 AM
wow very different
03/16/2009 12:19:59 AM
Excellent capture of the light pattern of this lamp, really interesting.
03/15/2009 10:33:06 PM
Interesting......but I can't seem to find it!
03/15/2009 10:16:46 PM
Pretty cool.
03/15/2009 05:30:54 PM
Yes, it is an illusion. Also very elusive.
03/15/2009 04:14:16 PM
Nice geometry here... actually it's pretty much all geometry.
03/15/2009 03:23:46 PM
very well done!! - 9
03/15/2009 10:39:33 AM
Love the way it moves as I scroll, very clever.. 7
03/15/2009 10:17:55 AM
Strange, but beautiful effect. Circle of light seems to change when I get closer.
03/15/2009 07:32:52 AM
Clever photography creating an interesting illusion.
03/14/2009 10:54:37 PM
clever image
03/14/2009 10:11:16 PM
As I move back and forth, the area of illumination grows and contracts. Is that the illusion I was supposed to see?
03/14/2009 09:11:21 PM
Really a great abstract.
03/14/2009 05:26:40 PM
A very cool optical illusion, it has movement.
03/14/2009 03:36:43 PM
Fun optical illusion.
03/14/2009 08:41:00 AM
I'm not certain what the illusion here is, but every time I blink the image seems to move a little. Is that it? I'm curious about how you did this.
03/14/2009 12:36:19 AM
interesting abstract
03/13/2009 11:41:16 PM
03/13/2009 10:30:22 PM
can't wait to see your setup when the voting's done...
03/13/2009 07:39:14 PM
Interesting pattern.
03/13/2009 06:21:22 PM
03/13/2009 03:03:11 PM
woooo, this one really messes with the viewer, what is it?
03/13/2009 11:08:46 AM
Interesting, but odd.
03/12/2009 10:23:29 PM
Sorry - i don't get it...
03/12/2009 05:14:32 PM
eh.. okay that creative
03/12/2009 04:21:50 PM
roll the mouse wheel back and forth - trippy effect!
03/12/2009 03:40:24 PM
hypnotic but a little soft on the focus
03/12/2009 09:55:48 AM
This is only a test!
03/12/2009 09:02:34 AM
The lines appear to move when you are not looking at them
03/12/2009 07:48:26 AM
the center reminds me a of semiconductor chip on a circuit board, nice abstract
03/12/2009 07:24:05 AM
Interesting abstract. I can see it in an gallery. For me it needs more contrast on the black so the white really pops but its still nice.
03/12/2009 12:36:09 AM
My kinda photo.......love it, well done. What is it?
03/11/2009 09:08:52 PM
I feel like I'm at the eye doctor's office and he's going to ask me a question...

Not voting yet.
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03/11/2009 06:05:57 PM
I need instructions on what to do
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 10:22:10 AM
Congratulations on being part of this 1000th challenge on DPC. Keep up the good work!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 03:44:24 AM
Man, this is freaking me out!!! Good work!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 01:42:04 AM
sorry don't get it...will await your PP notes
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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