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complex & multilayered
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Challenge: Self Portrait Without People II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super for Canon
Location: Dining room table
Date: Jun 24, 2010
Aperture: 29
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2010

This is an ice cube.

Taken with the 70-300 macro mounted, with the 50mm reversed on the end. This setup gives an approximate magnification of 7:1. The FOV is around 3mmx2mm. The DOF is <1mm.

The ice cube had just begun to melt. It's uncropped, so the largest of the bubbles is somewhere around 0.12mm in diameter.

The primary critique I anticipate is that some people might not like the soft edges. Unfortunately, there's nothing I know how to do that would fix that. I didn't think it was enough of a problem to keep me from submitting; I still think it's all right. People may also not be fond of the vignetting.

Topically, I think it's appropriate; the title links straightforwardly to the photo itself, and a challenge like this one is essentially a free study. (I think.) I didn't shoot this for the challenge, but after thinking about it a bit, decided it was reasonably relevant (or possible to make it so with a title).

I'm not even going to try to guess my score, but my general rule of thumb these days is that I don't submit unless I think it's capable of 6+.


Thanks for the votes and the comments! I see that I got a vote of 1--that must mean I'm doing something right.

Place: 29 out of 107
Avg (all users): 5.9727
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0217
Avg (non-participants): 5.9375
Views since voting: 1007
Views during voting: 244
Votes: 110
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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07/06/2010 05:37:31 PM
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07/06/2010 07:27:31 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2010 10:14:49 PM
Mr Mycelium? Looks a lot like one of his, anyway, and that's a compliment :-)
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06/28/2010 10:24:55 AM
Interesting. I like the abstract feel of it. Almost looks like I'm seeing the skeleton of an ankle and foot. :)
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06/28/2010 09:32:27 AM
mycelium. (looks like the one on yr profile page)
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