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Challenge: Fallen (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Aug 1, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Still Life, Textures
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2008

I started off with a dandelion in this glass and a three seeds lying beside the glass. I couldn't get the lighting right. No matter what I tried, it looked really crap. Got so frustrated I ended up throwing the dandelion away but threw the three seeds into the glass so they wouldnít blow away (just in case I needed them sometime).
Immediately liked the look of the seeds in the glass and chose them as my subject instead.
Thanks for the great comments and score. And a big thanks to 21_F.gif Judi for commenting she thought this was 21.gif yankos or my shot. That really made my day!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 144
Avg (all users): 6.5682
Avg (commenters): 8.1333
Avg (participants): 6.8039
Avg (non-participants): 6.4198
Views since voting: 3794
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 132
Comments: 26
Favorites: 10 (view)


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08/13/2008 10:15:57 PM
This is beautiful Irene, love your style! Congrat's on your HM.
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08/12/2008 04:59:40 PM
Congrats on the 5th place. Excellent shot!
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08/11/2008 10:02:00 PM
Evening Irene - I knew that this would be in the top 10 (although I did not vote for I have had very little time). Congrats. The lighting and clarity is spot on wonderful! Clean and simple presentation which is minimalism at it's best. The 3 dandelion seeds actually gave me the First Impression of it being one seed falling down over time in the glass (one seed, three positions showing time lapse of a fall). Even now when I KNOW that it is 3 separate seeds I still see a time lapse of the seed falling; movement caught in a static object. Nicely done! Oh, and tis nice to know that I am not the only one that is a perfectionist given the frustration you had with the original idea;-)
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08/11/2008 03:23:04 PM
congrats on the HM!!..and thanks for sharing :-)
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08/11/2008 03:03:22 PM
The setup on this is hard to visualize. You used straight glass, yet we see a curve. Any setup shots at all you could show?
Fab as usual, love your stuff!
Debbi
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08/11/2008 11:48:44 AM
Irenem, would you mind telling us how you light your things up or is that a trade secret? guess i'm curious. thanks!
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08/11/2008 06:04:20 AM
Great clarity Irene, and another good finish.
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08/11/2008 04:53:29 AM
Originally posted by paladin_online:

Hi Irene, congratz on the score! I like this style a lot. I've looked at some of your other shots and gathered that you did this on a glass table with a blue transparency over one flash from underneath, but how did you get the back to be glass too...? Looks like a curved product table made of glass/mirror? Or if you've already explained this in another shot, could you please point me to it? Thanks very much!

Sure, no problem. It's a small piece of dark tinted glass propped up on four tumblers. The glass is lit from beneath and from behind. I didn't use any transparencies. The tinted glass actually gave this cyen hue when lit from underneath (which was fine with me ;-)
08/11/2008 03:19:12 AM
Hi Irene, congratz on the score! I like this style a lot. I've looked at some of your other shots and gathered that you did this on a glass table with a blue transparency over one flash from underneath, but how did you get the back to be glass too...? Looks like a curved product table made of glass/mirror? Or if you've already explained this in another shot, could you please point me to it? Thanks very much!
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08/11/2008 02:41:22 AM
Congrats again! I'm gonna have to shoot something in glass, lit from the bottom, w/a reflection, just to borrow some of your mojo. ;)
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08/11/2008 12:49:29 AM
STUNNING..... You are just AMAZING, and I am always blown away with your talent, and awesome images like this.....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/10/2008 10:00:11 AM
Lightning is not really uniform (more light on the right), but sharpness and reflections are very good (7)
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08/09/2008 08:45:30 PM
One of my only two 10's. I am thinking Yanko or IreneM.
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08/09/2008 07:37:55 AM
Love it! Has to be Irene :)
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08/08/2008 08:05:27 AM
Beautiful clarity.
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08/06/2008 08:08:05 AM
Must be another ribbon for Irene. Very well done in any case!
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08/06/2008 07:43:23 AM
very nice lighting set up here...
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08/05/2008 12:47:43 PM
The lighting is awesome, wonderful image.
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08/05/2008 08:19:34 AM
That glass sharpness and color are marvelous!
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08/04/2008 04:08:08 PM
BEAUTIFUL~!
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08/04/2008 08:48:24 AM
beautiful composition, perfect clarity, nice lighting. - I wonder if this is Irene?
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08/04/2008 05:13:37 AM
Beautiful lighting!
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08/04/2008 04:29:59 AM
what a shot 9
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08/04/2008 02:27:27 AM
IRENE!!! Or have you given out to many hints on how to do your style? great shot once again! "Great two ribbons left... grumble grumble..."
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08/04/2008 01:05:45 AM
Very cool colours.. I love the simplicity. 9
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08/04/2008 12:31:15 AM
I am going to guess this is 21_F.gif IreneM

I love the Cyan colour... nice clarity and lighting
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