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IreneM


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Challenge: A Single Line (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Jun 21, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Still Life, Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2008

Thanks SO much for the ribbon, the wonderful comments and the score.
I really like this image myself Ė I think itís probably my favourite of all the images Iíve entered here so itís doubly nice that it did so well.
I tried for hours to get a photo using the glass stick but they all looked terrible, so I gave up and decided to photograph the edge of a flower petal. It turned out fine but my heart wasnít really in it.
Next day I decided to reshoot my first idea. I placed a tall tumbler on the draining board. Taped the glass cocktail stick to the tumbler (at a downwards angle because the shape of the drop was nicer then). Only problem with this is that the darn drop kept skittering down towards the bottom of the stick before I could grab my camera. Arrgghh.
However, after a bit of practice at placing the drop at the top end of the stick and grabbing my camera, quick! quick! focus and taking the shot before it rolled to the bottom, I got this one and I loved it immediately.

On a sad note: My dear, 75 year old Mum-in-law took a stroke on Friday afternoon. You can imagine the state we were all in. In the meantime, the doctor at the hospital has told us that it was a mild stroke and she will recover completely in time. Thank God for that!

Anyway, thanks again for everything you guys

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 142
Avg (all users): 7.2699
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.9180
Avg (non-participants): 7.4804
Views since voting: 7172
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 163
Comments: 60
Favorites: 8 (view)


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07/06/2008 08:53:55 PM
Irene, thanks so much for always giving explanations. You tend to do very well in the ribbons and top %, and it is so helpful to us when you add the "how you did 'ems) Thanks again.
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07/06/2008 06:58:11 PM
Wow two on the front page, congratulations!
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07/05/2008 11:58:35 AM
I like this. Congrats on the ribbon.
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07/05/2008 02:07:31 AM
Congratulations on a ribbon. I love this one so much, it's so crisp, clean and beautiful!!!

Your mum-in-law is on my prayers, too. Hope she's feeling better.
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07/02/2008 03:11:09 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!

Message edited by author 2008-07-02 15:11:33.
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07/02/2008 07:47:56 AM
I really like this shot as well. Congrats on the ribbon.
Glad to hear your Mum-in-law will be OK.
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07/02/2008 04:11:04 AM
mastermind idea and execution.
you are the best!
THX a lot for the explanation.
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07/01/2008 11:57:21 PM
Well done, this is just stunning. I am so glad that you mum-in-law is getting better, please send her my love and best wishes.
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07/01/2008 12:13:25 PM
:) !!!
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07/01/2008 09:28:14 AM
Beautiful, congrats ont yellow ribbon!
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07/01/2008 07:42:11 AM
Gratz on the ribbon, got a 10 from me!!!
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06/30/2008 05:22:30 PM
Congratulations Irene is a beautiful image. Nice work. :)
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06/30/2008 01:52:13 PM
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Sorry Irene I was one of your trolls. I gave it a 3 because I thought the drop was the main subject and not the line, but clearly the voters have overruled me! Congrats on the ribbon. I declare 2008 the year of Irene!

That's no problem, Jason. I can't think of a nicer troll to have ;-))
06/30/2008 12:58:57 PM
Sorry Irene I was one of your trolls. I gave it a 3 because I thought the drop was the main subject and not the line, but clearly the voters have overruled me! Congrats on the ribbon. I declare 2008 the year of Irene!
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06/30/2008 11:45:13 AM
This is a beauty. Congrats again :)
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06/30/2008 09:08:52 AM
Oh, I wonder who this could be...are you new to dpchallenge? ;) Who could ever catch up to you, and you will win another one in a day or so if my recognition is on track...I vote we change the name of the website to IreneChallenge! Keep them coming, they are superb!
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06/30/2008 08:48:41 AM
Congratulations to this beautiful picture. Glad you reshot this one.
Sorry to hear and about your mother in law, my thoughts are with you, your husband and his Mom.
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06/30/2008 08:44:42 AM
Congrats, Irene! This is beautiful.

I'm praying for your MIL.
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06/30/2008 07:42:39 AM
stunning...
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06/30/2008 06:56:30 AM
Wohow - love it.... congrats :o)
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06/30/2008 05:46:00 AM
just perfect.
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06/30/2008 05:43:08 AM
You know you've arrived at DPC when you see those 1's, 2's, 3's, and 4's at the bottom of a ribboning image.
Congratulations Irene, such a beautiful image. You're turning into a regular ribbon machine!
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06/30/2008 05:14:44 AM
wonderfulwell done,congratulations
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06/30/2008 04:57:34 AM
Another great image and production for you, congratulations on the ribbon.
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06/30/2008 02:16:20 AM
this photo has such amazing tone, congrats on your ribbon Irene!!
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06/30/2008 01:41:41 AM
Super shot Irene, there were some discussions amongst the Singapore DPC'ers if this was yours. Unmistakable style , congrats again..
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06/30/2008 01:23:32 AM
Unmistakably Irene. Congrats!
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06/30/2008 01:02:20 AM
Glad to here you Mum-in-law is going to do ok.

Ho hum, another ribbon. You have a creative mind and a great eye and your wonderful macro work shows it. Another great shot!
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06/30/2008 12:37:14 AM
Absolutely stunning image. The light, the colors - all wonderful. Many congratulations on the ribbon.

So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. I hope she can have a full recovery.
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06/30/2008 12:35:17 AM
PERFECT as expected from one of my favorite photographers and special DPC friend.

I do hope your mother in law is recovering, and I send you all our love.....

Message edited by author 2008-06-30 00:38:01.
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06/30/2008 12:23:49 AM
Irene:

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law! I hope and pray that all works out well.

I must tell you that I absolutely LOVE this picture. Congratulations on the well deserved ribbon.

Barry
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06/30/2008 12:15:17 AM
Beautiful shot as always Irene. Congratulations.
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06/30/2008 12:09:55 AM
Great finish, Irene. Terrific shot.
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06/30/2008 12:09:13 AM
:-)
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06/30/2008 12:05:51 AM
Congrats on another ribbon Irene. Nothing short of perfection. Again!
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06/30/2008 12:02:40 AM
Originally posted by nutzito:

look at that toning, the crop, the lighting and the comp...does it tell us something? :-)


yes, it told us it was yours...congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2008 09:32:21 PM
Tones and sharpness make this a contender to ribbon. 10
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06/29/2008 06:01:26 PM
Superb clarity! (9)
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06/29/2008 01:58:49 PM
Abstract, very clean, crisp focus. An eight for you.
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06/29/2008 07:39:13 AM
I love the angle of the line, the colour and the lighting. Great shot.
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06/28/2008 05:54:00 PM
Ribbon.
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06/28/2008 04:56:50 PM
fantastic lighting
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06/28/2008 12:23:06 PM
An eccellent shot that always does well with DPC.
I particularly like the colours with this one which are very harmonious.
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06/27/2008 11:49:40 PM
Irene? It look like your brilliant, clean, masterful, ribbon-winning work! If not Irene, consider yourself very complimented on a flawless "Irene-type" photo :)
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06/27/2008 11:31:40 PM
look at that toning, the crop, the lighting and the comp...does it tell us something? :-)
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06/27/2008 01:32:02 PM
good color "I THINK" I would of liked it with a little more depth of field. what I like most is that its not just a line like I have been seeing but a leading line of wht most of these pics have been missing!!!
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06/27/2008 03:56:53 AM
Nice color
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06/26/2008 02:35:29 PM
Simplicity is wonderful. The backlighting right behind the water drop is superb.
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06/26/2008 11:19:35 AM
Perfect Straight Line
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06/26/2008 01:48:25 AM
A little overused but nicely shot. I like the sharpness, colors and lighting, which makes it look like brass or copper.
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06/24/2008 11:58:02 PM
Oooh, nice lighting. The reflection of the line in the drop kind of reminds me of a cat's eye.
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06/24/2008 11:52:43 PM
Very nice macro, very nice work.
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06/23/2008 04:12:31 PM
Irene? Lovely tone - 9
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06/23/2008 03:16:15 PM
Very clear.. beautiful shot
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06/23/2008 11:45:10 AM
Seems like the droplet is the main subject but maybe that's too picky. Good luck - it is a great shot.
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06/23/2008 10:25:10 AM
Perfect lighting. Perfect focus.
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06/23/2008 08:49:32 AM
Terrific macro/abstract. Has a 21_F.gif MaryO feel to it. :~)
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06/23/2008 04:01:21 AM
this will ribbon...congrats in advance...Irene, is that you?
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06/23/2008 02:20:47 AM
Exquisite Perfection!!
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06/23/2008 12:03:40 AM
im predicting a high score
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