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Three Minutes Are Gone
Three Minutes Are Gone

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Challenge: Threes (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: On my desk :)
Date: May 25, 2004
Aperture: F/3.2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 0.8 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2004

Going out on a limb with this interpretation of threes, I know. I found this very battered egg-glass, or egg-timer, in my grandmother's things while cleaning and thought it'd make an interesting subject for the challenge. I used some crummy paper as the background; I thought the texture gave it more of an old world feel. Shot this in black and white and added the toning in Photoshop. The hourglass sand was orange. Ick.

Expecting a lot of "does not meet the challenge" for this one.

Editing: Resizing, levels, hue/saturation, Neat Image, sharpening, border.

Place: 109 out of 205
Avg (all users): 5.4409
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.1593
Avg (non-participants): 5.8767
Views since voting: 862
Votes: 186
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/04/2004 09:04:06 PM
Good title. I assumed three legs, but you introduced another "3" dimension with the title. Without seeing this, I assume you made the right decision not presenting htis in color, but, color might have worked well with all that interesting grain to capture.
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06/04/2004 01:37:54 PM
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06/04/2004 06:55:50 AM
Hmm I'm not really sure this fits the challenge in the way you suggest in your title, because for all I know it could be a 1 minute timer - but - there are 3 pillars so I'll let you off, hehe. Very nice photo, good lighting, and the sepia works well. 9
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06/02/2004 06:47:22 PM
As a picture it is very nice: good lighting, good composition, good focus except for the blurred top. The fogged up glass is slightly distracting. The link to the challenge is weak at best, without the title there's nothing that makes this say 'three' unless you happen to be able to guess how long this amount of sand would take in an hourglass.
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06/01/2004 07:35:54 PM
Thank god for the title. Shoulda been sharper in certain places but I like the lighting. Bump for creativity.
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06/01/2004 06:02:01 PM
I like the different view of the challenge. Three minutes past intead of three of something, but it may get voted down because of it. Condensation of the glass is annoying.
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05/31/2004 03:50:59 PM
i love the tones in this one, and i love how you captured the condensation of the hourglass, but the picture itself doesn't represent the challenge category well for me. i'm not saying it has to be blatantly obvious, but it should go further than just a "take my word for it, this is a three minute hourglass." a great shot, regardless!
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05/31/2004 11:20:46 AM
This would be great as stock photograpy as well. Nicely done.
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