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Notepad Leaves
1st PlaceNotepad Leaves
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Challenge: Everyday Objects (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Home (Stanford, CA)
Date: Jul 25, 2004
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2004

Ruled Notepad, Autoconstrast, curves in Photoshop.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 363
Avg (all users): 7.5735
Avg (commenters): 8.6939
Avg (participants): 7.6077
Avg (non-participants): 7.5423
Views since voting: 11613
Views during voting: 449
Votes: 272
Comments: 85
Favorites: 67 (view)


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03/26/2006 01:06:15 AM
Soft & simple, very nice!
06/12/2005 12:14:53 AM
What lovely use of paper and light!! Very well done. Congratulations.
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02/14/2005 07:16:28 PM
This is so cool...the lighting really makes the shot. I actually had a similar idea (only using toilet paper), but didn't do it. This has wonderful lighting, a great composition with graceful lines and just a touch of soft color.
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08/24/2004 12:39:05 PM
This is so gorgeous and original - its going straight into my favourites! Congratulations
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08/10/2004 01:48:30 AM
Wonderful photo congrats on your win.
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08/06/2004 09:44:29 PM
Noise? I'm not seeing it. Very nice shot. It does just what the challenge says. Great work! 1st entry, 1s ribbon. Wow!
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08/05/2004 12:57:25 PM
Lot of noise going on here. Could benefit from some sharpness
08/05/2004 09:50:08 AM
WOW, this looks magical. The light setting is wonderfull. Well done and congratulatiosn to your well diserved ribbon.
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08/05/2004 02:35:47 AM
Brilliant work.
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08/04/2004 10:48:46 PM
Simply stunning
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08/04/2004 08:34:42 PM
Thank you all for all the reviews.. it's certainly delightful to end up with a blue ribbon :)!
This is a wonderful site with so many excellent ideas and images.. I hope to learn a lot from here!
08/04/2004 05:01:12 PM
I really like the perspective. It's like a piece of architectural work, with the lighting in the background. congratulations on the blue ribbon!
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08/04/2004 04:49:20 PM
very nice, reminiscent of a seashell :-)
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08/04/2004 02:11:03 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon...this is a beautiful image! :o)
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08/04/2004 11:16:22 AM
One entry, one Ribbon with a beautifully designed idea, that is original and creative too. Wow! And not a single one or two, normally even the best have some trolls given them ones and twos to boost their own shots.
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08/04/2004 07:39:35 AM
Very, very creative ... the best idea's are always the simple ones.
6th highest score ever with a G2 (random stat)
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08/04/2004 02:51:07 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved win.
Beautiful shot
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08/04/2004 02:48:55 AM
What a start, very well done, great picture.
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08/04/2004 02:06:49 AM
A blue ribbon on your first challenge - Well Done ... Cracking Photo.
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08/04/2004 01:50:28 AM
I was hoping against hope this one would win.. CONGRATS!!! :)
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08/04/2004 01:34:49 AM
Well done on your blue!
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08/04/2004 12:30:28 AM
This is very simple and elegant and eye catching I love the lighting
Congrats on your first place Ribbon
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08/04/2004 12:20:42 AM
you must have been waiting for the blue ribbon! way to go on your first entry! :)
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08/04/2004 12:19:10 AM
very nice
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08/04/2004 12:10:51 AM
Very well done--congratulations.
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08/04/2004 12:08:35 AM
Congratulations on a perfectly executed image. You've come to the right place!
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08/04/2004 12:04:47 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved image. This is indeed an oustanding and highly creative effort. The thumb could not give it away and I was so pleasantly sutprised to bask in its beauty when it popped- up full size. A master stroke.
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08/04/2004 12:02:20 AM
WOW!!! First challenge and a First Place! Congrats, this is a wonderful shot!
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08/04/2004 12:02:13 AM
Congrats on the Blue!!!
Nice mood & tone. Resembles a seashell and what I thought it was from the thumbnail.

Well Done!
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08/04/2004 12:01:55 AM
Congrats I love this hsot, so simple yet so elegant! Well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2004 11:59:39 PM
Simplistic & effective!
Nice mood, tone & composition!
A well-deserved ((8))
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08/03/2004 11:47:46 PM
beautiful photo, i love the lighting and the softness!
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08/03/2004 10:44:09 PM
Creative. Realy nice muted color helps to soften the whole image... almost like a flower. Very well done.
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08/03/2004 10:32:30 PM
So simple but so very effective. The colors and the sotness are just perfect....wonderful photo.
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08/03/2004 10:22:04 PM
This is such a simple image, but I can only imagine how difficult it was to get the lighting right to acheive these abstract forms. Truely an everyday object seen in a new light! A favorite of mine for the challenge.9
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08/03/2004 09:24:46 PM
Very nice compositional idea and decent execution. I would have liked to have seen a bit more contrast between the paper and the background, but I'm not sure how I would have gone about it. Very well done.
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08/03/2004 09:13:19 PM
the soft lighting really makes this photo... it's so relaxing to me. makes me feel like i don't have a care in the world... :) 8
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08/03/2004 07:24:30 PM
beautiful!
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08/03/2004 01:05:29 PM
Interesting lighting
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08/03/2004 05:19:33 AM
Display of curve lines and light is both eye-catching and hypnotic.
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08/03/2004 03:51:29 AM
Nice and simple, very creative!!

Maybe remove the few torn off bits at the top of the pad, I find that a little distracting or messy for the shot. 8
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08/03/2004 01:22:37 AM
How simple can you get! Wish I had thought of it. Greta use of light to bring a plain white subject alive. Good job.
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08/02/2004 06:00:46 PM
Nice!

This is one of my top three picks for the challenge.
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08/02/2004 04:20:37 AM
very very nice, great result from such a everyday object. Nice soft light. I think if you crop away the lower part, just above the irregular top of the notepad, you get an even better abstract.
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08/01/2004 08:39:38 PM
great perspective
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08/01/2004 12:33:37 PM
I found this to be a very artistic photograph. Lovely lighting and shade. Gave it 10
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08/01/2004 12:11:15 PM
love this ... really stunning ... the best so far 10
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08/01/2004 09:34:09 AM
Yes! Take an everyday object. Look at it in a unique way. Photograph it superbly.
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08/01/2004 12:59:11 AM
EXCEPTIONALLY ARTISTIC! Your lighting could not be better. It's sure to be in the top ten but I do have two minor suggestions: 1) Remove the border and 2: Come up with a better title for the final image (you probably need the title here to satify the DPC voters!) GREAT JOB!!!
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08/01/2004 12:38:38 AM
Lovely wave formation. I enjoyed the play of light and shadow. I was attracted to the large circular lines before noting in the lower edge that this was in fact a notepad. I liked your photo better at second glance.
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07/31/2004 09:51:11 PM
You really have succeeded in taking an every day object and making it exciting and interesting. It's just splendid. Hope you win a blue with this one. I'll do my part with a 10.
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07/31/2004 09:21:55 PM
Lovely light!
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07/31/2004 03:23:03 PM
Good eye...very nice.
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07/31/2004 01:16:24 PM
very pretty....
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07/30/2004 09:53:09 PM
Outstanding! Beautiful composition, luscious delicate shading, great interpretation of everyday object, perfectly embodies the challenge.
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07/30/2004 09:52:26 PM
you've got the wow factor here -- very well lit - sure to be one of my favorites. (the white border detracts - sorry to say) One of my ribbon picks this challenge - best of luck
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07/30/2004 07:20:32 PM
Very creative, excellent job. T E N. Best of luck.
comment 2: I LOVE THIS IMAGE!
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07/30/2004 03:58:49 PM
Lovely. Looks like petals folded back and softly lit. Great idea, composition and lighting.
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07/30/2004 01:01:14 PM
nice lighting
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07/30/2004 10:36:08 AM
I past voting on this untill I opened the thumbnail. It has a nice architectural quality, Nice lighting effects. Good everyday choice.
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07/30/2004 10:08:16 AM
I love this photo! The composition and the lighting work together to create a simple but effective image. I particularly like the texture of the paper and blank paper is evocative of a creative process just about to unfold. Nice job!
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07/30/2004 01:30:31 AM
beautiful shot.
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07/29/2004 08:02:07 PM
WOW! Congratulations!
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07/29/2004 05:11:19 PM
nice softness to it. Great idea...
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07/29/2004 03:14:35 PM
Great idea and lighting. Very nice DOF as well.
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07/29/2004 01:07:05 PM
Very pretty. I like this very much!
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07/29/2004 12:32:44 PM
absolutely gorgeous.. The lighting is wonderful, it adds a very surreal touch to this.. I have high hopes for this picture!!
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07/29/2004 07:57:27 AM
Nicely done, love the contours , I would hang this in my home
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07/29/2004 05:52:48 AM
So cool. Love the lighting. 9
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07/29/2004 02:16:07 AM
Beautiful curves and great lighting!
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07/28/2004 11:58:50 PM
Very cool! I like the idea that you've taken something very ordinary and boring and made it extremely cool! That's a great shot with a lot of creative insight. 9 Ease up on the border though...
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07/28/2004 10:58:20 PM
Ohhh... very nice!
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07/28/2004 08:27:16 PM
Wow - this is the most beautiful everyday object I've seen yet! Fantastic!
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07/28/2004 08:20:14 PM
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The lighting is suberb!!!! For thos of us who adore abstract art, you make us proud!! I would love to see this same photo done somehow removing the bound portion of the pages.
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07/28/2004 04:49:47 PM
This certainly has WOW. What a neat abstract.. I'm not quite sure where your focus is, but that's not an issue with this shot, it works really well.
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07/28/2004 04:06:37 PM
I like. I would maybe have cropped the actyal pad out. The lighting is excellent!
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07/28/2004 02:21:56 PM
Nice White on White. Very Everyday
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07/28/2004 12:04:29 PM
i love this!!!
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07/28/2004 11:53:11 AM
I like the idea and the lighting. A darker background would have helped pronounce the lighting effect on the sheets.
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07/28/2004 10:01:05 AM
great use of light!
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07/28/2004 09:31:29 AM
Well, here you have outdone yourself to produce a first rate abstract image out an ordidary object. This is a top rate study.
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07/28/2004 12:52:48 AM
This is a great picture. I like the lighting and I like the simplicity of it. (10)
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07/28/2004 12:46:55 AM
Great color, intrigue, lighting
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07/28/2004 12:25:02 AM
ok, that my favorite !... simple, creative, nice light... simple is beautifulllllllllll a10
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07/28/2004 12:09:22 AM
Great lighting and a wonderful composition! Makes an ordinary object very beautiful and interesting.
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