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Finding a cure for troll voters
Finding a cure for troll voters
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Stock Photos: Medicine (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Date: Aug 1, 2010
Aperture: f/1.4
ISO: 100
Date Uploaded: Aug 2, 2010

Well, stock photography isn't exactly easy, as I found out that no laboratories are as clean or organized as they appear in the stock photos.

This was taken at the department of Imunology at Santa Maria hospital, in Lisbon, Portugal.
A friend of mine works there, so immediately I thought it would be a great idea to get a picture of her in the midst of all the scientific equipment.

She works with lab rats, and cell counts, and microscopic cultures, and one of the warnings I got as soon as I walked in was "Don't touch anything! Either it kills you or you kill it!".
Relaxing, isn't it?

So I looked like a kid with the chemist set, a lot of vials, bottles, seringes, etc. All of different colours, formats and biohazard signs (ok-kay, I won't touch it :-P)

We tried several ideas, but in the end the tradicional setup won, and we used several coloured liquids to get the final result.

This was shot at f/1.4 to get a razor thin DOF, and then I had to clean a gazillion drops form all vials and jars, thank God for the healing brush tool.

Then it was just tewaking the colours, saturation, and overall sharpen.

Tried a funny title to lighten the mood. Should end up in the high 5's, low 6's.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 67
Avg (all users): 6.4898
Avg (commenters): 8.0625
Avg (participants): 6.3514
Avg (non-participants): 6.5220
Views since voting: 1709
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 196
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/13/2010 05:44:01 AM
Sempre em grande forma! Parabéns J!
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08/11/2010 11:49:41 AM
love the photo and the title, just wonderful!! congrats on your placement!
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08/11/2010 08:46:43 AM
Congrats on the HM! Nicely done!
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08/11/2010 01:13:13 AM
I gave this a ten because your humorous title. Top five, pretty good finish. Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/09/2010 07:52:19 PM
Good luck with that one. Nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2010 01:14:20 PM
This research is certainly underfunded.
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08/09/2010 10:10:47 AM
Next we need to find a cure for people who complain about troll voters
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08/09/2010 08:37:17 AM
My only 10 in this challenge. Really nice work here.
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08/07/2010 08:15:46 PM
The out of focus face of the researcher makes this photo. Well done
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08/06/2010 10:51:31 AM
Really like the composition.
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08/06/2010 12:31:19 AM
Very stock, but I wish you'd cloned out that pink thing between the doctor and the table.
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08/05/2010 06:02:41 PM
LOl.. I sure don't need this medicine. Nice stock concept.
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08/05/2010 08:21:55 AM
you've done a fantasitc job here! for me it's teh best in challenge
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08/05/2010 01:12:33 AM
This looks like a winning shot. Not sure about the title but this definitely looks like a stock photo to me.
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08/04/2010 11:28:43 PM
your title rocks!! and the image is pretty cool too (7)
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08/04/2010 05:53:51 PM
LOL, erm I gave you a 7 honest!
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08/04/2010 04:46:52 PM
love the title! great DOF too
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08/04/2010 11:16:13 AM
this is really good.
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08/04/2010 11:07:40 AM
This is certainly something I could see being used by a stock site, and doing very well there. Good lighting, colors, and basic elements.
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08/04/2010 09:46:23 AM
Hope you'll be successful :)

Excellent stock shot.
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08/04/2010 01:10:52 AM
Someday...
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08/04/2010 12:16:10 AM
Great shot and nice colors.
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