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Challenge: Low Key IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Oct 6, 2009
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Water, Textures
Date Uploaded: Oct 6, 2009

I just had to show you this...
To catch the exact moment when a drop actually "sits" on the water surface for a fraction of a second is difficult to say the least ;-)
I'm really pleased with the score, I hadn't reckoned with a 6+ finish (well it's 6+ at the moment, hope it stays there) so thanks for that, the helpful comments and the fav.
Btw, this is tap water coloured with black ink. Dripped normal tap water into it.

Place: 11 out of 225
Avg (all users): 6.2303
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 6.1389
Avg (non-participants): 6.2925
Views since voting: 3039
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 178
Comments: 14
Favorites: 5 (view)

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09/02/2010 06:48:26 PM
Hi, just wondered how you 'dripped' the tap water into it? I use a water balloon with a pin prick in it, but am interested how you do it?

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10/15/2009 07:57:10 PM
3x1's 3x2's and 6x3's all need their bloody head testing or maybe they need to try getting this shot for themselves, love it or hate it you gotta give this a 6 up
One of your best I think


Message edited by author 2009-10-15 19:57:59.
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10/14/2009 08:18:01 PM
Thanks for your comments, I really loved your shot as well, one of my favorites from the challenge
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10/14/2009 07:42:26 AM
Goooooooooooooooooo Irene! Way too go! That's not easy at all! You got mad skills! Wow! You used your D50 and you timed so good! D50 is a basic entry level camera and its not as fast as the D300/D700 ... you got talent!
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10/14/2009 01:44:49 AM
I did not vote in this challenge so I just saw this. BRILLIANT!!!!!!
So underrated. Definitely should hv finished higher.
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10/14/2009 12:49:43 AM
Irene this is just brilliant, not just the timing, but the tones and lighting, perfect for the challenge, and it just looks so neat, maybe lacking a bit in sharpness hindered the score a bit.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/13/2009 10:27:26 PM
Seems to be one in almost every challenge! You did nicely and lit it proper for the challenge!
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10/13/2009 07:01:18 AM
Nice work. Excellent light and use of DOF.
I think you played too much with the curves in post-processing: the grayscale creates some shapes inside the waves (but maybe I'm wrong) ... 8
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10/10/2009 04:32:11 PM
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10/09/2009 09:57:00 PM
nice capture!
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10/08/2009 09:51:18 AM
Meets Challenge: 3 of 3.
Technical: 3 of 3. I'll let that poor lone white pixel slide... this time. :)
Emotion: 3 of 3. Such a great moment in time captured and shared with me. I keep expecting that drop to disappear, and it stays there. He's unique, not like his brothers below him. Something we all aspire to be.
Awe: 1 of 1.

Fantastic. Fan. Tastic.
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10/08/2009 06:49:56 AM
Nice curves and shadows
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10/07/2009 07:58:49 PM
very cool. love the reflections in the rings.
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10/07/2009 03:33:58 AM
Nice and clean
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