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IreneM


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Challenge: Seeing the Unseen (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Nikon
Location: My kitchen
Date: Dec 1, 2007
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Macro, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

O.k., I love experimenting with water so I don't need a lot of encouragement to do this kind of shot ;-)
I'd decided to leave this challenge out because I didn't have a clue what to do. Then I read Libbys 21_F.gif liberty comment in this thread so.... I thought I'd give it a try.
I’ve bought myself a second SB800 for Christmas, tried it with my other SB800 on this shot and I’m quite pleased with the result so far.


Post challenge:
A big thanks to all for the comments, votes and constructive criticism. It’s been a turbulant week!
For Hannah 21_N.gif Haneck and Andrew 21.gif andrewt. The rim of the bowl I was using for the water was immediately under where I cropped – there was no more of the reflection to show (unfortunately the drops don’t always drop where I want them to ;-)
Thanks a million to Chris 31.gif Cboydrun for the first 10 he’s ever given.
To John 31.gif johntimber, thanks for the “slightly over-sharpened” comment. I’d looked at the pic so often, I couldn’t really see it properly any more.
For Alex 31_N.gif AVP for the “overall wierdness”. I love that comment and I couldn’t agree more!
And for Kevin 31.gif xodiak. No way! ;-)

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.7447
Avg (commenters): 7.5263
Avg (participants): 5.9756
Avg (non-participants): 6.9592
Views since voting: 4655
Views during voting: 461
Votes: 188
Comments: 41
Favorites: 16 (view)


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08/29/2008 11:41:07 PM
Beautifully done
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12/22/2007 09:46:33 AM
Thats an awesome drop shot. I did a few of these last year, very fun. None of mine turned out this nice. Mine all seemed to have one drop coming back up. So how did you get this nice "flowered" splash?
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12/22/2007 09:12:32 AM
I love the reflection. This is your best one by far. Don't care what the votes say. :)
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12/21/2007 04:04:09 PM
Well, I'm shocked. :) This DEFINITELY should have ribboned. It's fantastic!
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12/15/2007 02:51:29 PM
The splash queen :)
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12/13/2007 04:24:09 PM
Congrats on the 5th place. Brilliant shot!

Message edited by author 2007-12-13 16:24:37.
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12/12/2007 02:58:33 PM
As far as drop shots go, this is the most beautiful of them all - just totally stunning. I never got around to voting on this challenge, but it would have gotten a 10 from me.
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12/12/2007 11:32:57 AM
I haven't gotten tired of viewing "drop shots" lol, this is a really good one!
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12/12/2007 10:13:59 AM
THIS was YOURS??? I'm stunned!

You're my hero.
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12/12/2007 06:45:26 AM
what a wonderful photo we can never see enough of these, everyone is so different, and the shades you use are so relaxing to the eye, well done
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12/12/2007 04:34:54 AM
getting boring always the same thing.
12/12/2007 03:18:42 AM
Deserved a ribbon as far I am concerned. Thanks for the explanation - I guessed as much that you really had no choice but to crop - Andrew
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12/12/2007 02:01:24 AM
congratulations on 5th lovely shot hugsssssssss
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12/12/2007 12:16:06 AM
the mirror effect adds to your typical umbrellas. congratulations!!
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12/12/2007 12:13:10 AM
Congratulations, this is one of my favorites of your collection.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 09:07:20 PM
Amazing
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12/10/2007 12:53:11 PM
Amazing how a splash is used in every single challenge. Kinda getting old.
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12/09/2007 07:46:18 PM
cool picture:> 10
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12/09/2007 11:03:09 AM
well, this image is in the challenge spirit and is well executed, interesting the reflection on the water build a perfect symmetry.
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12/09/2007 08:44:01 AM
a little bit over sharpened
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12/08/2007 04:34:38 PM
Gees, these drops are becoming a commonplace and their abstract shape can be fit into any challenge with no particular meaning in any of them. Great timing, nice lighting colours, but very overused.
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12/08/2007 04:19:12 PM
irene? this is INCREDIBLE! i think this is the first 10 I have ever given...
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12/08/2007 02:42:19 PM
I sighed when I saw this, 6 months ago I would have rated this a 9 or 10, but lately this water drop type shot has been on the front page almost every week. I know it is difficult to capture and I appreciate your efforts, but at the same time it is getting redundant.
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12/08/2007 02:29:48 PM
Oh WOW. If this doesn't ribbon I'll be shocked! :D I LOVE the clarity of everything and that reflection is so neat. The only thing that's bothering me is the crop - I don't like the way the refletion is cut off down at the bottom. Awesome capture!
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12/08/2007 09:13:22 AM
photo would have been great without reflection as well. how was this done? droplets arrangement looks great!! My 10 here.
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12/07/2007 01:44:02 PM
i love your work
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12/06/2007 05:59:16 PM
It's a nice shot but please, make the splash photos stop!
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12/06/2007 04:20:19 PM
No vote from me: I don't think I can stand to look at any more of these - not matter how technical good they might be. The faxcination stopped long time ago (at least for me)
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12/06/2007 10:26:04 AM
Good color edit
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12/06/2007 07:58:51 AM
A popular subject, very well done with a unique color palette
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12/06/2007 01:42:38 AM
this is amazing. very nice work =]
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12/05/2007 08:44:20 PM
very well done, but it seems like these drop shots are becoming redundant
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12/05/2007 07:38:18 PM
stunning!
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12/05/2007 07:36:51 PM
It seems that the splash can be used for just about any challenge.
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12/05/2007 06:21:18 PM
Brilliant as usual, but I would have preferred if you included just that little bit of reflection. 8
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12/05/2007 04:48:28 PM
IreneM?

Nice work, another great splash
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12/05/2007 11:05:54 AM
Top 10 photo
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12/05/2007 10:42:37 AM
Wow - this is outstandingly beautiful. I'm stunned.
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12/05/2007 10:17:44 AM
good composition
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12/05/2007 10:04:08 AM
I'm sick of these "drop" photos but I like how this one is done!
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12/05/2007 09:42:12 AM
having seen drop shots the last 3-4 challenges gets tiring. still this one is really special, notable for colors composition, and overal weirdness 8
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