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God's "Junk Drawer"
God's "Junk Drawer"
Dr.Confuser


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Apple iPhone
Location: Issaquah, Washington (USA)
Date: May 17, 2009
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: Unknown
Shutter: Unknown
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2009

Photographer’s Notes
My wife and I are building a new house and are looking for ideas to incorporate. So we visited an AIA award winning house this afternoon which was open to the public and (uncharacteristically) photography, according to the signs, was welcomed.
In the house, there was a coffee table with a glass top. It had a drawer just beneath it that you could load with whatever you wanted to show through the top. It looked pretty neat so I snapped a quick picture with my iPhone … the only camera I thought to bring. The leaf is above the glass ... the rest is in the drawer below the glass.
It took a little Photoshop work (but nothing exotic) to bring out the details and colors here. I got to thinking about the drawer in the table and … free associating got to “junk drawer.” Who’s junk drawer? The stuff looked like what might be left over after creating the universe … so God’s Junk Drawer and a title was born.
I like the photo and I hope you do too. Not my “usual style” but hey, anybody can learn new tricks. Not my usual camera, but hey, anybody can improvise, right?

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Post Processing
• Save 9 - ½ Stop Exposures (-2 to +2) (PSCS4)
• Create HDR Version (Photomatix)
• Tone Map (Photomatix)
• Rotate (PSCS4 Rotate Arbitrary)
• Crop (PSCS4)
• Remove Distraction (PSCS4 Clone layer)
• Increase Saturation (PSCS4 Hue/Sat Layer)
• Increase Contrast (PSCS4 Masked Curves Layer)
• Dodge & Burn (PSCS4 Overlay Layer)
• Sharpen (PSCS4 Masked USM Layer)
• Desaturate Green, Blue, Cyan (PSCS4 Masked Hue/Sat Layer)
• Border (PSCS4 Stroke Layer)
• Save for Web

Camera Data
• Date: 2009-05-17 1:16:49 PM
• Camera: iPhone 3G
• Aperture: f/2.8
• ISO: Unknown
• Shutter: Unknown

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 434
Avg (all users): 6.5379
Avg (commenters): 7.9167
Avg (participants): 6.5521
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 4287
Views during voting: 271
Votes: 132
Comments: 26
Favorites: 9 (view)


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06/16/2009 11:16:36 PM
Looks like a good CS4 piece than a photo or nine photos.
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06/16/2009 02:01:58 PM
Cool. very unique.
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06/15/2009 05:33:02 AM
Amazingly beautiful image and just as amazing that it was taken with an iPhone. Great processing. Never knew that those little phonecams could take such nice sharp detailed shots. We might as well all throw out our expensive bulky DSLR's.

Message edited by author 2009-06-15 05:34:21.
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06/10/2009 08:05:01 PM
Oh, astonishing. I love the back story. Love the image. As an aside, I've photographed at LEAST 100 AIA award-winning buildings, maybe more, I never kept count...
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06/10/2009 03:22:21 PM
Originally posted by chromeydome:

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superb! wonderful image, composition, colors, tones. A favorite of mine in the challenge without realizing you used an iPhone--so that is just extra amazing

Thanks, I'm honored!
06/10/2009 01:54:45 PM
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superb! wonderful image, composition, colors, tones. A favorite of mine in the challenge without realizing you used an iPhone--so that is just extra amazing
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06/08/2009 12:27:03 PM
And with you iPhone no less! Your photog and editing skills are startiing to shine.
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06/08/2009 10:51:01 AM
Congrats on your high finish! I knew this would do well, it's creative and unique and the definition is exceptional. Very well done!
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06/08/2009 06:55:15 AM
Incredibly weird - excellent still life! This was my pic to win.
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06/08/2009 01:49:21 AM
astounding & wonderful phone cam image.....9.
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06/08/2009 01:16:53 AM
Originally posted by sherpet:

I just LOVE everything about this one.....love shez

Thanks Shez. Coming from you, this comment is doubly sweet. Glad to see you popping up at DPC again!
06/08/2009 12:28:21 AM
I just LOVE everything about this one.....love shez
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2009 10:51:49 PM
wow, a feast for the eyes...makes a great abstract
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06/07/2009 10:44:36 PM
Good close-up work!
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06/07/2009 01:28:25 AM
At first glance I have no idea what I'm looking at. I love that! Great composition!
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06/07/2009 12:53:09 AM
Unusual collection of pieces but they all come together really well. Nice shot and processing.
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06/06/2009 01:11:04 PM
incredibly rich in hue and texture - (top right hand corner is only possible weak spot)
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06/05/2009 12:11:55 AM
Weird and funky. Visually fascinating. Love the colors - great light.
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06/04/2009 10:02:02 PM
Very abstract, excellent detail and clarity. 8
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06/04/2009 06:49:01 PM
Love it. Really love it.
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06/02/2009 08:58:21 PM
I saw this in the little thumb nails and though...now this one will be interesting and I wasn't disappointed...wonderful composition
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06/02/2009 08:30:00 PM
Beautiful still life!!!
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06/02/2009 12:13:07 AM
Nice title!
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06/01/2009 07:26:09 AM
Great composition, detail, and color. Well done.
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06/01/2009 02:16:16 AM
I was just viewing a few of the entries when I stumbled on this. What a truely fabulous image. So much detail and seemingly random, but when viewing you can see the care that went into the composition. The post processing is awesome too, it has a wonderful 3d feel. Love it! 10
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06/01/2009 12:54:23 AM
i don't know what this is but it's beautiful.
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