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Challenge: Everyday Objects (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sigma SD9
Location: Den
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Jul 24, 2004

Setup was straightforward... I placed a jelly jar\drinking glass in front of my computer monitor and snapped away (the yellow and blue are from the wallpaper). Post processing wasn't too elaborate. Small selective color adjustment (to clean the blues), levels adjustment, curves adjustment, resized and sharpened. The dust\dirt speck on the lower right sux, but that's the Open Challenge at DPC!

The lens used was the venerable Sigma 50mm Macro.

Statistics
Place: 45 out of 363
Avg (all users): 5.8346
Avg (commenters): 7.6500
Avg (participants): 5.8077
Avg (non-participants): 5.8603
Views since voting: 1046
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 266
Comments: 23
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/04/2004 01:52:17 AM
Great shot! The lighting and composition create a very unique and detailed view of the textures in the glass. The use of yellow and blue is also excellent. I gave it a seven, but it might have slid up the scale another notch if I had completed my second pass at voting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2004 06:19:47 PM
Great color, maybe a tad oversharpened. I like your chosen DOF.
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08/02/2004 01:03:21 AM
Great use of DOF. I also really like the background as it lends nice touch of color to an otherwise colorless subject. Only thing I might have changed is maybe rotate the vessel a few degrees to the right so the bubble would not be visible. 8
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08/01/2004 01:12:03 PM
Great color and line
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08/01/2004 12:46:03 PM
Beautiful colours and clever use of subject. Voted it a 9.
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07/31/2004 09:38:35 PM
Lovely abstract. Nice seeing to get this one. 10
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07/30/2004 05:32:15 PM
This is an excellent abstract view of an every day object :) I love the color and contrast... great work :) = 10
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07/30/2004 04:03:12 PM
I love this take on the challenge. Just enough definition to let us know what it is; great abstract and movement in the frame.
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07/30/2004 12:48:54 PM
WOW!
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07/29/2004 08:21:44 AM
great viewpoint and colour on this.
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07/29/2004 02:23:34 AM
how did you achieve that background?
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07/28/2004 11:38:45 PM
I only see a little green, but it's a neat shot none the less.
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07/28/2004 09:38:38 PM
awesome shot! it took a moment to realize what it was. can't wait to try this at home. hope you place well with it.
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07/28/2004 09:03:40 PM
Striking.
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07/28/2004 08:45:16 PM
i haven't got a clue what it is. (wait... the top of a jar, right?). I was gonna say but I love it anyway because of the colors. So 8 from me, with or without recognition.
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07/28/2004 08:05:39 PM
I like the DOF and composition - you make the threads on the jar very interesting. I'm not sure I care for the background, for me it's a bit too much and distracts from the cool jar.
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07/28/2004 08:00:00 PM
Nice colours and focus
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07/28/2004 06:48:44 PM
I like the concept of this photo as well as the colors. I might have liked to see it with the face of the jar going across the entire frame. I dont know why but the negative space on the right distracts me. Good job.
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07/28/2004 05:23:41 PM
Excellent use of the blue-yellow theme and very nice lighting setup too. Too bad it is a basic editing challenge - it could be cleaned up in spots. Even so - a great entry - thanks for sharing. I expect you will be in the top few.
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07/28/2004 03:41:55 PM
Great color. Good work!
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07/28/2004 12:04:33 PM
I love the backround color, and also the great use of DOF. Nice work.
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07/28/2004 10:42:05 AM
Like the color, original , well done
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07/28/2004 07:33:14 AM
Positively brilliant!! The colors are stunning and the focus and DOF are perfect. The slight white highlight on the upper right of the jar brings out the texture of the glass before it fades away into the smooth creaminess of the shallow depth of field. I couldn't give this less than a 10.

How are the colors done? Is it all in the background, or are there colored lights?
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