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TallPaul


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Challenge: Still Life V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon MF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AIS
Date: May 23, 2009
Aperture: f11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1.6 secs
Galleries: Still Life, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2009

The description said to 'be creative', so this is me trying to be creative. It's just an experiment really. Will be interesting to see how it scores. My glasses have never been so well polished!

[May. 30th, 2009 07:16:18 AM]

Sat 30th May - Pretty much half way through the week & OMG! This has been rising steadily from 6.6 @ 50 to now 7.1 @ 152. That's an average of 7.4 over the last 100 votes. For a still life! WOW! I am thrilled!

Post Challenge Crikey! I never got up at 5.00am for rollover before but it was well worth it! That little screen while the scores are calculated really adds to the tension. lol!

Thanks so much for the amazing comments and scores that got me this oh so scary PB. It has been fascinating to watch this rise from 6.6 during the week. I fear it may be some time before I hit these lofty heights again so I best enjoy it!

Never really noticed before but I lost 18 votes on the scrubber but jumped .2 so no need to be worrying about those 1's after all! hehe!

Thanks again, I am thrilled by this.

Paul

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 166
Avg (all users): 7.4135
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 7.3607
Avg (non-participants): 7.4354
Views since voting: 14597
Views during voting: 431
Votes: 208
Comments: 50
Favorites: 21 (view)


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06/07/2009 07:03:23 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon. Your picture is superb.
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06/07/2009 10:31:22 AM
I have a feeling it won't be long at all before you top this lofty height :) Your photography is amazing! And you have done so well since only January 2009! There have been a few wine glass photos -- but I don't remember any of them being this flawlessly clean and beautiful.

How did you get all that beautiful colorful light? I've never even tried something like this because I'm more of a natural light person -- but something like this certainly inspires me. Congratulation on your well-deserved first place ribbon -- and to have reached such a personal lofty height :)

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06/04/2009 05:16:37 PM
Congrats Paul, very well deserved. I have seen the thread on repetitive photos, but come on, this is pure class and deserves the blue. Well done ;-)
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06/03/2009 07:03:24 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/03/2009 06:18:34 PM
Congrats to you! This deserves all the positive feedback you can get!! Keep being creative, you're good at it!
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06/03/2009 02:21:30 PM
Simple put this is gorgeous and for reasons beyond me (I don't know the technical side of what apeals to us) it has great eye appeal and is truly a study! Cangratulations to you!
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06/03/2009 12:06:28 PM
congratulations I knew this would do well
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06/03/2009 10:31:59 AM
Beautiful, congratulations
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06/03/2009 10:29:00 AM
Absolutely amazing. Well done and congrats!
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06/03/2009 09:58:48 AM
I think this is stunning. I wish my mind could think this way and come up with original pics.
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06/03/2009 07:59:29 AM
Paul, we've got to stop meeting like this.....well, actually, it's pretty cool! Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/03/2009 07:41:16 AM
Wow! I don't think I've even seen a more creative martini (never heard the word "Crikey" before either) - Congratulations!!
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06/03/2009 04:14:48 AM
Congrats on the Blue Paul, seriously good shot, I was happy with my 7+ until I saw your score haha :P

I notice you lost all your 1s in this challenge as well, I had at least 3 scrubbed too :)
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06/03/2009 03:20:23 AM
All that moaning and groaning about trolls and you have only four votes (out of 208!) below a 5. :-) Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/03/2009 03:09:37 AM
Congratulations on the blue and the PB! Terrific job!
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06/03/2009 03:04:49 AM
congrats on your blue ribbon!
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06/03/2009 02:36:50 AM
Yeah, loved it ion voting, love it now.......... Way to go!
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06/03/2009 01:55:16 AM
Hey my prediction was right... (nods knowingly with smug look on face)
Fantastic shot and very well deserved blue in a challenge with a very high standard of entries
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06/03/2009 01:44:00 AM
Way to go Paul, you are going so well and have improved out of sight recently. Very very clever, and my heartfelt congratulations on the blue, you really deserve it :-)
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06/03/2009 01:14:02 AM
Congrats on the Blue - your first of many, I suspect!
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06/03/2009 12:45:43 AM
Gorgeous image, Paul. Love the colors. Huge congrats on your first Blue and your new PB.
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06/03/2009 12:44:25 AM
What a clear set of glass you have! LOL! Congrats on the ribbon for your efforts.

This is lovely.
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06/03/2009 12:36:59 AM
Your on a roll friend. Congrats again. Way to go with this beautiful image.
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06/03/2009 12:17:00 AM
WOW .. this is incredibly excellent .. how clever .. i cant imagine how difficult it would be to get a shot like this .. the setting up and the lighting and everything ... its a brilliant result .. i'm loving those soft pastel blurred colours ..
congrats on the blue and a pb and something entirely wonderful .. :)

Message edited by author 2009-06-03 00:17:46.
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06/03/2009 12:15:19 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon!! Very beautiful shot!!
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06/03/2009 12:13:33 AM
Congrats!!! Awesome image!
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06/03/2009 12:07:04 AM
I thought this was fabulous - one of my top picks. I love the beautiful blend of colors. Wonderful shot. Congrats on the blue!
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06/03/2009 12:06:45 AM
Huge congrats on the blue !! Very well deserved. This is a fantastic shot. Oh and into my favs.

Message edited by author 2009-06-03 00:08:06.
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06/03/2009 12:03:17 AM
Hey, I'm the first to congratulate the winner! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2009 11:38:51 PM
LOVE the lighting!
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06/02/2009 05:32:33 PM
I love the colors and the ball on the over turned glass.
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06/02/2009 11:35:03 AM
and here we have a blue ribbon... outstanding work 10
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06/01/2009 01:26:37 PM
I will not be swayed by bright colors... I will not be swayed by bright colors... I will not be swayed by bright colors... Oh heck!
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06/01/2009 09:25:29 AM
Nice setup and interesting colours - I'd love to know how you got the BG like that
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05/31/2009 07:02:56 PM
Great modern take on the still life challenge.
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05/30/2009 03:16:25 PM
beautiful in such an odd way 10
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05/30/2009 01:28:28 PM
Aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee .. Sexy :) ... 10
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05/29/2009 07:38:42 PM
Awesome use of color. Very nice image.
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05/27/2009 09:55:22 PM
Love it Nice and smooth. (9)
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05/27/2009 09:43:08 PM
Stunning!
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05/27/2009 08:29:06 PM
Wow, amazing colors. Would make a great LARGE print framed.
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05/27/2009 04:14:57 PM
Not classic subject matter, but it certainly fulfills the classic notion of an arranged composition. Beautiful. Among best in show.
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05/27/2009 01:58:16 PM
Modern take on the topic that is very different from traditional
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05/27/2009 01:27:47 PM
lovely soft warm tones. seems to lack the razor sharpness often associated with this type of image but in this case that might not be a bad thing. good luck
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05/27/2009 12:57:24 PM
what type of background did you use for this?
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05/27/2009 12:25:03 PM
Wow! good sharpness and excellent merge of rainbow colors.
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05/27/2009 11:50:23 AM
fantastic image, but is this basic editing?
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05/27/2009 09:23:06 AM
Sure it might be cliche but I still like it!
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05/27/2009 04:58:37 AM
Very nice ! 10.
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05/27/2009 12:22:36 AM
Definatley teh best of the wine glass crew, gorgeous colours and smoothness to the whole picture, a 8
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