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Miniture surf board - or - " Sink Surfing"
2nd PlaceMiniture surf board - or - " Sink Surfing"
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Miniature (Basic Editing I)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: home
Date: Jul 29, 2004
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 90
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2004

A wire arrached to spoon with tape. used clarinet reed with some shaping to make surf board. Match attached with nail polish and same used to color the surf board. Help spoon under faucet experimenting until the 47th try gave me this image. The wire showed on all others, but I knew one combination of wire adjustment or spoon placing or water pressure would yield a winner.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 240
Avg (all users): 6.9060
Avg (commenters): 7.9333
Avg (participants): 6.6458
Avg (non-participants): 7.0529
Views since voting: 8735
Views during voting: 422
Votes: 266
Comments: 62
Favorites: 7 (view)


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08/14/2004 06:21:21 PM
Just can say CONGRATULATIONS ! What a nice collection of ribbons !!!!
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08/13/2004 12:14:46 PM
I agree with should of used a clear spoon, but faucet makes the picture. It's sink surfing, gotta have part of the sink in it!
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08/12/2004 09:42:01 PM
The spoon gives it away. The faucet is distracting as well.
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08/12/2004 06:16:53 PM
I am curious, how did you get him to stay?
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08/12/2004 01:23:25 PM
Wow...that is incredibly nifty...rock on!
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08/12/2004 11:45:51 AM
Ah Ha! Told you you'ld be piling up the ribbons! Congratulations, this was in fact my favorite for this challenge, very cool! Love your versatility and talent!
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08/12/2004 12:03:01 AM
Wow...wow Daniel. You are on a roll. I am very happy for you. But you deserve this absolutely. Such great imagination and wonderful execution. Your shots are unpreditable. This one seems to be a work of a late 20 early 30 photographer. So cool concept!

CONGRATULATIONS.

Manny
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08/11/2004 05:38:58 PM
What an original set-up. You're on a roll with the ribbons, Daniel. Good work!
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08/11/2004 11:40:26 AM
Excellent! I love the colours and background. The action is stopped nicely and it's a great scene overall.

Only thing I'd change myself is that I'd move around the faucet a bit to get some distance between it and the surfer, and reduce DOF to concentrate on getting only the surfer in focus.. but then you might lose the effect of the leading line, not to mention drown your camera :D

Straight 10. Congrats on ribbon.
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08/11/2004 07:54:41 AM
Good one! Very funny!! :-)
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08/11/2004 06:22:01 AM
Things just haven't been the same since you showed up. Your pictures sure show us how much fun we could have if we would let our inner child take part in this fun activity known as photography. Thanks.
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08/11/2004 04:36:03 AM
Great job once again! You never cease to blow me away with your creativity!
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08/11/2004 02:58:37 AM
Wow. On a roll! Just can't stop getting those ribbons. And only 2 weeks aga complaining about how bad a photographer yoy were!!!
Well done, I liked the image.
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08/11/2004 02:40:42 AM
Yep! ... Another example of why I added you to my favorites! Congratulations again! How about a West coast vacation ? I'll put you up in the slums of Marin for a few days and follow you around hoping to garner some knowledge about tuning the 'photographers eye' !
Tim
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08/11/2004 01:32:46 AM
So creative.. grats on another ribbon :)
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08/11/2004 01:09:39 AM
Congrats, Dan!
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08/11/2004 01:02:19 AM
Congratulation! You are very creative photographer! Ribbon after ribbon and all of the time thinking out of the box. Great!!!
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08/11/2004 12:59:27 AM
Oh I'm so glad you made the top 3. Way to go!
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08/11/2004 12:54:15 AM
should have used a clear plastic spoon....BUT...i couldn't/wouldn't ever think to do this, so I'm not really one to talk. also- at first i didn't like that the tap was in the photo, but the longer i looked at it, the more i liked it...so PROPS!!!
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08/11/2004 12:40:03 AM
Well done! Very clever. Congratulations on completing your ribbon collection.
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08/11/2004 12:33:09 AM
Congrats again to your second place ribbon (two ribbons in a row) Awlsome! :)
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08/11/2004 12:23:37 AM
Great job! A well-deserved ribbon. You've hit for the circuit now (1st, 2nd, 3rd); What's next?
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08/11/2004 12:13:06 AM
Congratulation! This shot showed great imagination. Would love to know how you did it.
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08/11/2004 12:08:08 AM
You are hot, hot, hot! :o)
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08/11/2004 12:05:21 AM
should have known it was you...always fun shots. congrats!
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08/11/2004 12:04:56 AM
Well Daniel, seems you are on a wave roll.

Congrats!!
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08/11/2004 12:02:50 AM
You have sure got this ribbon thing down!!! Congrats!
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08/11/2004 12:02:44 AM
Twice on the frontpage! Very impressive, congrats!
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08/11/2004 12:01:38 AM
Congrats, great job, your on a role latley!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/10/2004 03:35:48 PM
10 for ur imagination! :) like the image too, thought the background blue looks a little washed out! maybe that was the point though? ;)
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08/10/2004 02:15:32 PM
Must have been a lot of takes. How did you get the blue background?
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08/10/2004 02:10:27 AM
Genial.. congrats
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08/09/2004 10:48:30 AM
how in the world did you pull this off. Great shot.
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08/09/2004 04:17:16 AM
cool.
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08/09/2004 03:11:17 AM
Great photo. Very whimsical.
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08/08/2004 05:41:17 PM
Funny and good. Well thought out. Who had to clean up the mess? 9
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08/08/2004 12:12:21 PM
GREAT! Perfectly exposed and composed - and humerous to boot.
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08/08/2004 11:47:59 AM
creative and fun. good entry
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08/08/2004 09:45:58 AM
Great ideea. Nice action shot. The only concern is the tap.I think it unbalances the pic. 6
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08/07/2004 03:35:31 PM
so cool
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08/07/2004 01:45:39 PM
Wow, this is such an awesome shot!!! I can't wait to find out how you did this...amazing!!! It fits the challenge so well, too. Great job!!! 10!
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08/07/2004 11:11:53 AM
Clever idea - Thanks!
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08/07/2004 04:29:00 AM
Excellent idea and composition. Nice colors and rendering (on water) <9>
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08/06/2004 10:17:32 PM
Very clever
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08/06/2004 01:39:37 PM
COOL! how did you do it?
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08/05/2004 09:05:55 PM
who says you can't have fun playing with matches? great job! one of my top picks. hope it does well for you.
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08/05/2004 12:56:13 PM
Nice shot, good focus. Can't tell how you got your surfer to stay. Wish he had more substance than a stick man though.
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08/05/2004 07:43:26 AM
Looks funnny. How did you do that?
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08/05/2004 12:07:27 AM
Nice, I'd like to see how you did this.
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08/04/2004 10:28:05 PM
Very cool and definitely original! 9
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08/04/2004 10:08:15 PM
Now that's some creativity.
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08/04/2004 09:43:41 PM
Cool, looking forward to seeing how you set this up...
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08/04/2004 07:01:36 PM
Hang 10 little guy! lol Inventive, unique shot.
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08/04/2004 06:03:12 PM
cool! but perhaps you should have cropped out the tap and spoon....
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08/04/2004 01:42:10 PM
What a creative picture. Good job!
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08/04/2004 11:43:30 AM
This is really nice. Seems like half the people got the miniature part but forgot that it also had to be an interesting photo. Here a clever idea is also a well executed image that tells a funny story. Here is what like: focus, movement both of water and implied movement of the surfer, colors muted blue contrasts with the colorful surfer, thirds, leading lines are esp nice: Since the faucet is the first visual draw, the image reads from right to left which is a more dynamic direction. so, the faucet leads in, the water lines lead left, the angle of the surfer leads back into the image indead of continuring the line out. As soon as the voters eye is lead off the page his brain thinks "Done, next please". If you can draw the quick viewer back in he'll take another look and appresicate your picture more.
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08/04/2004 11:39:20 AM
Very creative.
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08/04/2004 10:23:28 AM
Very clever. How did you do it?
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08/04/2004 05:17:59 AM
This just appeals because it's so quirky. I like the black of the tap against the black of the matchstick man and the motion of the water too. 8
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08/04/2004 02:30:35 AM
very kewl photo
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08/04/2004 01:47:34 AM
Very creative! I think the inclusion of the faucet is a good thing and a bad thing. On the plus side, it emphasizes the miniature aspect of the photo. On the negative side, it's not exactly visually appealing. Nevertheless, I gave the image a 7.
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08/04/2004 01:42:35 AM
Very creative!
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