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Challenge: Twisted (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Date: Nov 30, 2008
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2008

PSP X2
- Smart Photo Fix (28,0,10,0,0,0,20), select wht/blk pts
- crop
- resize
- noise reduction: s&p (1,1)
- hsl (desat all)
- auto levels
- usm (.35,100,10) +luminance
- save as JPG

***** Post Challenge Comment *****

Hey! Top 10 is very cool, especially considering the effort that went into this. :-)

For those wondering what this is, it's a kids toy that you're supposed to spin and look at, then look away at another object. The object you look at will appear to be expanding outward. Probably not good for your eyes. :-) Item on the disk is a black marble.

Thanks for all of the comments and kind words!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 171
Avg (all users): 6.9103
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 7.1404
Avg (non-participants): 6.7614
Views since voting: 2181
Views during voting: 224
Votes: 145
Comments: 19
Favorites: 4 (view)


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AuthorThread
12/12/2008 08:50:05 PM
What a great image, Barry! Congrats!
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12/10/2008 02:37:54 PM
I KNEW this would do well. Still recovering from the vertigo...
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12/10/2008 01:36:27 PM
I can't look at this too long, it makes me dizzy ;-) Great shot, very clean and just perfect in b/w.
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12/10/2008 12:54:38 PM
Woah! Nice finish!
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12/10/2008 12:26:59 PM
Barry,

Great shot and congrats on your #5 finish!
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12/10/2008 12:19:52 PM
I loved the tones in this and if you stare long enough it does start to spin :-) LOL Okay if you cross your eyes and stand on your head.... well, you'll spin but thats irrelevant. Congrats to you!!
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12/10/2008 04:12:30 AM
Terrific job, Barry! Congrats on 5th.
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12/10/2008 01:11:23 AM
Hypnotic is a perfect title for this shot, but I think you have found the cure for vertigo! Well done. What is the marble (?) resting on?
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12/10/2008 12:38:56 AM
Nice one G. Top 5!
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12/10/2008 12:03:15 AM
how about that! nice going, barry!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/09/2008 03:51:11 PM
Very nice composition. This really draws me in and the ball is grounding me preventing that pesky dizzy feeling. well done
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12/08/2008 05:27:03 PM
would make a nice album cover.
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12/06/2008 08:28:42 PM
That is quite trippy. I like the reflection in the ball.
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12/05/2008 06:32:54 PM
Way cool photo on many levels. Congrats!
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12/05/2008 04:28:25 PM
and a very nice composition ! Great photo ! 10.
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12/04/2008 11:47:11 PM
Amazing reflection! This will do quite well! Excellent job!
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12/04/2008 09:47:48 PM
Now this is what I am talking about, this shot is worthy of being on the front page right up in the top 3., Fabulous sensual white leading lines to the center of the page, You just want to push that ball around teh curves until you reach the epicenter.
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12/04/2008 09:22:00 AM
Well photographed. I wonder if giving the ball and the reflection in it more area on the photo would work better. Perhaps using an angle tat puts the reflection more in the center of the photo, or a tighter crop would work better. 6
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12/03/2008 01:27:27 PM
Where's my Dramamine... Voting through squinting eyes...
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