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IreneM


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Challenge: Mathematics (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Aug 16, 2008
Aperture: f11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60 s
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 17, 2008

OMG! Thanks!! For the ribbon, the super score, the comments and the 4 favourites. I certainly didnít expect a ribbon with 6.7 and had hoped for top ten.
These are clear plastic drinking straws. Itís the first time Iíve seen them here but could only get them in a box of 500! So I now have enough straws for the rest of my life ;-)
Btw, I agree that the title is pretty lame ;-)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 92
Avg (all users): 6.7372
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.3243
Avg (non-participants): 6.8655
Views since voting: 9708
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 156
Comments: 63
Favorites: 13 (view)


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08/31/2008 05:53:12 AM
This is just brilliant, congrats!
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08/30/2008 08:37:37 PM
You can even make straws look beautiful!!! Great job!!
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08/30/2008 12:33:40 AM
I left for holidays and you were on the front page and I come back over a week later and your here again. You have the magic touch! Congratulations on this beautiful image.
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08/27/2008 11:30:00 PM
Originally posted by IreneM:

Originally posted by crayon:

besides the title being a related to maths, dont really see anything mathematical on the photo itself. what did i miss here anyway? perhaps someone would PM me and tell me more, thank you!

crayon

p/s: congrats on the ribbon though.

It's been a (very ;-) long time since I went to school but I do remember that geometry is the mathematics of shape and space.


you're right - mathematics exists all around us. in fact, everything around us are designed with mathematical calculations. but we never see them and think of maths (or geometry) because they are not given mathematical names. they say they phi is everywhere
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08/27/2008 03:33:53 PM
I am a little confused after reading your answer. I understand you were thinking the straws are related to geometry, when you took this picture?
So, did you also think "4+2+4", is related to geometry? Could it be some old theorem about straws's sum, we have forgotten? Maybe "the IreneM's theorem"? :-)
You are a good photographer, no doubt. Congratulations, Irene

Originally posted by IreneM:

Originally posted by crayon:

besides the title being a related to maths, dont really see anything mathematical on the photo itself. what did i miss here anyway? perhaps someone would PM me and tell me more, thank you!

crayon

p/s: congrats on the ribbon though.

It's been a (very ;-) long time since I went to school but I do remember that geometry is the mathematics of shape and space.
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08/27/2008 11:18:01 AM
wow Irene another one to add to my fav's,
the title might not be understood or the right choice but after all you can have a picture of anything a start dissecting it with mathematics back to its origin, I also have to say your a great inspiration and one of the reason's i like photography keep up the great work
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08/27/2008 10:09:20 AM
actually the link to geometry is not obvious, a different title would have helped- I was kind of wondering about the topicality of this myself before i saw your post. But super picture as always.
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08/27/2008 02:19:28 AM
Originally posted by crayon:

besides the title being a related to maths, dont really see anything mathematical on the photo itself. what did i miss here anyway? perhaps someone would PM me and tell me more, thank you!

crayon

p/s: congrats on the ribbon though.

It's been a (very ;-) long time since I went to school but I do remember that geometry is the mathematics of shape and space.
08/27/2008 02:17:32 AM
Originally posted by chromeydome:

677020.jpgPostLuminous Award WINNER!
well, at 30 ribbons (so far...) this puny award is redundant, but this image took my breath away all the same

There's nothing puny about it to me. I'm honoured and totally delighted. THANKS!!
08/27/2008 01:52:55 AM
besides the title being a related to maths, dont really see anything mathematical on the photo itself. what did i miss here anyway? perhaps someone would PM me and tell me more, thank you!

crayon

p/s: congrats on the ribbon though.
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08/27/2008 01:39:57 AM
677020.jpgPostLuminous Award WINNER!
well, at 30 ribbons (so far...) this puny award is redundant, but this image took my breath away all the same
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08/26/2008 10:37:41 PM
just as I'm thinking I might play again, I see this place second to apples with numbers on them. And then I realize...

I can't help but wonder if you fit a horse into the magic kitchen.

Message edited by author 2008-08-26 22:38:42.
08/26/2008 06:42:58 AM
I think the funniest thing about your picture is that you thought you wouldn't ribbon.... hahahahaha

Congrats on another one... :)
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08/26/2008 04:20:45 AM
As usual, well done! Now that you have a D700, I can only imagine what wonders you will produce!
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08/25/2008 07:10:34 PM
Well done. Congrats!
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08/25/2008 07:09:43 PM
Who knew maths could look so good! Congrats on another well deserved ribbon!
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08/25/2008 04:59:27 PM
Congratulations Irene! Making mathematics look fun :)
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08/25/2008 03:58:12 PM
exellent picture,well done and congratulations
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08/25/2008 03:35:32 PM
Congratulations Irene on your Ribbon, your lighting and macro work are truly amazing.
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08/25/2008 03:27:09 PM
NICE!
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08/25/2008 03:23:33 PM
Wow!! I wouldn't have thought of this in 1,000 years! Way to go Irene! Will you speak on the lighting?
Debbi
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08/25/2008 12:11:12 PM
4B+2Y+4R+4X = Irene for you in 2008 :)

Where B is Blue
Y is Yellow
R is Red
& X is a constant for the future wins

You are simply amazing Irene, simply amazing. Keep up the great work and keep rocking

Message edited by author 2008-08-25 12:11:35.
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08/25/2008 11:37:43 AM
Cool shot Irene. I didn't think straws could be so beautifully photographed. Congrats!
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08/25/2008 11:23:05 AM
The title could've been "500 - 10 = 490". I think you have enough ribbons for the rest of your life, too (never enough). It's gotta be the camera. Where are the water droplets!
You'r the Best in category.
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08/25/2008 11:13:57 AM
Well done, Irene.
Of course this portrays mathematics.
If nothing else, think geometry!

500 straws. Oh, dear. More material
for Irene's imagination. Oh dear...
:-))
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08/25/2008 11:09:51 AM
You take ordinary things and make them magical and extraordinary! Your work is delightful and amazing and I am so glad to see you have become a DPC star!
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08/25/2008 10:51:52 AM
Irene Fun Fact #3: Ribbon Hogtress

With this ribbon she has now won a staggering 30 ribbons! What is more frightening is she may be drowning in her own ribbons since she apparently can't get to her the computer to check that she has won 7 ribbons when scoring 6.7 or less. Ribbon hogtress extraordinaire, only has one weakness and that is she thinks she never has a chance. That's probably not a weakness but that's the best I could find. :P

Message edited by author 2008-08-25 10:55:27.
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08/25/2008 10:09:26 AM
Your talent is bullet proof, Irene :) Beautiful and flawless 100% of the time! Congratulations again on perfection!

Edit: ooops. Can't type today!

Message edited by author 2008-08-25 12:28:12.
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08/25/2008 09:33:33 AM
Although this is of your normal, perfect image quality and creativity, it just didn't say "math" to me... I'm surprised at the ribbon this time... not on the quality, of course. It's perfect in the technical.
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08/25/2008 07:54:43 AM
great shot! This is good for my daughter and ask her to count number of straws! ;)
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08/25/2008 07:50:54 AM
Great shot, but DNMC. But still a great shot, so I gave it a 5 instead of a 1.
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08/25/2008 07:23:09 AM
Irene...PM me with the challenges you enter so I know what I won't be ribboning in. Well done as always!
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08/25/2008 04:18:37 AM
Irene, congrats. You are on quite the roll with ribbons lately, and in my humble opinion ... they are absolutely well deserved. Congrats, big time. Your eye (for the unusual and simple beauty) is unmatched.
Love it, really do. And ... if you can take shots like this who needs to be a killer with the title? You are very good at letting the photo speak for itself.
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08/25/2008 03:19:42 AM
Congrates to you IRENE. Well done
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08/25/2008 03:13:26 AM
well done irene
congrats
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08/25/2008 03:11:16 AM
Irene, As I said in voting - BRILLIANT!

I ADORE this image - so, so, so... EVERYTHING!
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08/25/2008 01:28:08 AM
Congrats again Irene, WTG !!!!!!!
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08/25/2008 01:18:09 AM
I sit down many a times saying to myself "ok u dont have a subject , forget it" ... then some fine morning i see u on the front page and again say to myself " look more , look through irene's eyes". this photo is still not 'mathematics' to me but all ur photos together are 'science' of its own kind to me. u r half the inspiration why i buy a macro lens , u r half the reason why i pick up my camera again, u r the complete reason why my words fail here again ....
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08/25/2008 12:43:41 AM
Beautiful lighting and b/w tones! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon Irene!!!
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08/25/2008 12:28:36 AM
Heh. This could've ribboned in B&W Abstract, too, although I expect to see something else brilliant from you in that. :) Congrats!
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08/25/2008 12:28:01 AM
Congrats, Irene!
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08/25/2008 12:27:47 AM
10 out of 10 4+2+4=10 you couldn't lose great work again.
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08/25/2008 12:21:19 AM
Wow, Irene. You're on a roll, girl!

Congrats.
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08/25/2008 12:18:23 AM
Irene strikes again! You're amazing :D Just had to say that sometime. This top3 was the straw that broke the camels back.
Also had a hunch this was yours hehe.
Finding beauty in the simple things. Also something I enjoy finding. I appreciate your unqiue point of view.

Message edited by author 2008-08-25 00:22:24.
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08/25/2008 12:17:14 AM
I am just in AWE of your brilliant ideas and then executing them to the amazing high standard images, that you share with us.

CONGRATULATIONS Irene.
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08/25/2008 12:08:00 AM
Congratulations, I thought this might be yours, and a well-deserved ribbon it is.
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08/25/2008 12:02:32 AM
Wow you are setting records with the ribbons! Congratulations on another beautiful image!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2008 07:54:52 PM
Very abstract. Great lighting and clarity.
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08/24/2008 12:18:10 AM
You're title isn't very creative, IMO, but your shot is tremendous. It took me a bit to figure out they were bendy straws. It almost looks like some sort of energy reactor. Awesome lighting and super sharp. Great abstract. Could this be IreneM?
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08/23/2008 07:14:07 AM
Totally BRILLIANT!
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08/22/2008 10:46:55 PM
well done
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08/21/2008 01:39:11 PM
very well done, love it
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08/21/2008 10:23:04 AM
Cool abstract shot.
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08/20/2008 11:05:20 PM
Sorry, but terrible title... Cool photo though.
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08/20/2008 05:23:21 PM
really cool :D
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08/19/2008 04:39:31 PM
This looks great. The lighting, dof, everything is spot on.
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08/19/2008 01:37:45 PM
Wonderfuly shot photo, but mathematically themed, IMO is tentative at best. I *suppose* geometry is mathematics at the base sense.
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08/18/2008 09:47:12 PM
top ten, i know it!
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08/18/2008 02:37:16 PM
Doesn't say 'mathematics' to me in any way at all. Great colour, composition, depth of field and sharpness though.
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08/18/2008 04:47:46 AM
Love the image, although I think the link to the challenge is a little tenuous.
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08/18/2008 01:23:27 AM
??? It's a beautiful capture, excelent lighting and very sharp, but I can't see something about mathematics.
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08/18/2008 12:19:54 AM
now...here is a ribbon contender...9 from me...
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08/18/2008 12:11:09 AM
Love this shot, but it doesn't seem to have much to do with mathematics...
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