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Challenge: Transparency III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Dec 25, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Black and White, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Dec 30, 2008

OMG! A ribbon! I'm off work this week and just got up. I thought I might make top 10 but didn't dream I'd win a ribbon. Thank you!
What a week. The score went from 6.6 to 6.7 to 6.6 to 6.7 to 6.6 to 6.7…… Drove me crazy! ;-)
Thanks also for the helpful comments.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 152
Avg (all users): 6.7686
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.0952
Avg (non-participants): 7.0056
Views since voting: 9278
Views during voting: 429
Votes: 242
Comments: 48
Favorites: 15 (view)


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01/10/2009 06:04:25 PM
you're shooting splash shots now? Excellent!
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01/08/2009 09:04:28 PM
This is one of the cooler splashes I've seen. I particularly like the BG and its dimpling. Congrats on your blue!
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01/08/2009 07:44:10 AM
Excellent shot Irene, congrats on a well deserved first place!
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01/07/2009 10:45:41 PM
A nice shot, but does it mean the challenge, possibly not...
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01/07/2009 10:04:37 PM
Congrats Irene!
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01/07/2009 04:45:06 PM
A very worthy Blue ribbon winner and a fine addition to your collection of wonderful images. It is a real thrill to watch the artistic progression of someone so talented. You make me want to do better. As a side note... I believe you met the challenge just fine. You possess a great deal of class... far more than some... and I know that you realize that for as many slingers of mud there are, the amount of admirers is tenfold. All the best.
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01/07/2009 04:27:52 PM
Nicely done as always, congratulations!
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01/07/2009 03:13:05 PM
Of course this won :) It's perfect. Perfect in every way! I love those metallic tones! Wow!
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01/07/2009 02:13:06 PM
Irene great job with this! You're mastering this kind of shots very well...
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01/07/2009 12:37:52 PM
Great shot Irene. Its funny but with all the water shots you do, you still find interesting and unique approaches to shooting them. In this shot, I like how the bottle has an almost metallic appearance while still retaining its transparency.
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01/07/2009 11:15:50 AM
What do you plan to do Irene - Build a house of 'Blues'?!

:-), Congratulations on a shot that is fabulously done!

-Vikram

P.S. As I have mentioned earlier: Your approach to photography is inspiring for me. :-).

Message edited by author 2009-01-07 11:22:03.
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01/07/2009 10:29:37 AM
I love your shot Irene and I personally think it does meet the challenge. My take is the subject is the liquid and the description didn't say the entire shot needed to be seen through something transparent and obviously a portion of the liquid is seen through the transparent bottle. So I think you met the challenge perfectly for me not to mention its an amazing image not only beautiful but well executed. I am glad there is a vote and the majority of voters loved it. Maybe if the descripition said the transparent object needed to fill more than say 80% of your image I would agree that it didn't meet the challenge but that isn't what it said. Regardless I think you deserved your blue and congratulations. Keep shooting what you enjoy and let the rest of us have the pleasure of viewing the shots you do so well.
Sorry for rambling on, everyone is entitled to there opinion and thats mine and I think the blue speaks for itself.
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01/07/2009 10:21:13 AM
This is a typical "IreneM" watershot
It seems the splash didn't come from the bottle, is that correct?
Please give some setup details.

From May-Dec 2006 you got no ribbons, but in 2008 you hit the jackpot.
So I guess persistence pays off.

Great record, 16-1st + 11-2nd + 11-3rd = 38, (19-HMs)
Scalvert's record: 15-1st + 19-2nd + 12-3rd, = 46, (7-HMs)
IF you count HMs, you beat Scalvert, 57 to 53.

I'd say you Animate the Inanimate.
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01/07/2009 10:09:47 AM
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Originally posted by AlexSaberi:

amazing shot. cant believe the amount of scores below 5. jealousy!!


Jealousy? Actually if you read the challenge description, this does not meet the challenge:

Create a photo in which a transparent or semi-transparent object is between you and your subject.

So while I do think this is a beautiful photo, those low scores are justified and have nothing to do with jealousy.

Sorry, Irene, for ranting on your photo. Congrats on the blue, it's a wonderful photo.


Agree with you 100% Karen. Great photo! But DNMC clearly as the "subject" to anyone objectives is the water splash and the bottle is not between the viewer and the subject.

But again, great photo and has been proven here time and again, meeting the challenge is not a requirement with most voters. Sad but true.

Irene, I always love your work!
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01/07/2009 09:28:09 AM
Way to go Irene! Another blue for the D50 and that wonderful 60mm. I going to get one of those lenses. Great photo, great capture.
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01/07/2009 09:25:30 AM
Originally posted by IreneM:

OMG! A ribbon! I'm off work this week and just got up. I thought I might make top 10 but didn't dream I'd win a ribbon. Thank you!

Yeah, congrats on your first ribbon– it's about time you won one. Now stop messing around with those petty 5th and 6th place finishes and pass me already so I have a target again! ;-P
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01/07/2009 08:43:16 AM
Congrats!!! This is great!
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01/07/2009 08:33:54 AM
Congratulations Irene. A wonderful picture. I told you before: I love the clean-ness and crispness of your pcitures.
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01/07/2009 07:32:28 AM
Congrats Irene!
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01/07/2009 06:19:10 AM
That's 2 of my favorite girls in the blue ribbon slot same day.... I need to sit down and catch my breath. congrats.
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01/07/2009 06:02:02 AM
Originally posted by AlexSaberi:

amazing shot. cant believe the amount of scores below 5. jealousy!!


Jealousy? Actually if you read the challenge description, this does not meet the challenge:

Create a photo in which a transparent or semi-transparent object is between you and your subject.

So while I do think this is a beautiful photo, those low scores are justified and have nothing to do with jealousy.

Sorry, Irene, for ranting on your photo. Congrats on the blue, it's a wonderful photo.
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01/07/2009 05:29:57 AM
amazing shot. cant believe the amount of scores below 5. jealousy!!
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01/07/2009 03:39:29 AM
Beautiful shot, one of my favourite of this challenge!
Congrats!
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01/07/2009 02:25:07 AM
Congrats! Back to your winning ways again?
You deserve it!
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01/07/2009 02:08:10 AM
LOL! You crack me up. Yes, it's a ribbon!! Who knew? :-) You've almost (but not quite) managed to get a Yanko tone here. I'm still trying to find the secret to that toning...
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01/07/2009 02:06:27 AM
SUPER IMAGE Irene, as I was sure it was yours, and I am pleased that this one go the well deserved BLUE..... What I love about it it that you used black and white as this really made the image stand out for me against all the others, re this 'Transparency' challenge..... YOU TOTALLY ROCK GIRL.....love from shez
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01/07/2009 01:48:59 AM
I sure hope that's not my vodka! :) Congrats, Irene.
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01/07/2009 01:30:55 AM
Wonderful shot!!! Congrats on your very well deserved blue Irene (((hugs)))
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01/07/2009 01:08:26 AM
Had to be the marvellous, [user]IrenerM[/user]! I can't believe the lowish score for this! Congrats, a great start to the new year!
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01/07/2009 12:51:01 AM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaand she's done it again, made every one else look amateur :P

Brilliant.
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01/07/2009 12:42:02 AM
Congratulations!! Way to go.
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01/07/2009 12:34:50 AM
Nice start to the year!! Congrats!!
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01/07/2009 12:18:55 AM
another blue? ho hum....*yawn* ;)
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01/07/2009 12:02:01 AM
Super Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2009 11:27:11 PM
....another great capture.
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01/06/2009 10:24:45 PM
The transparent object between your image and your camera is not transparent. It must be invisible. Good picture for another challenge, anyway.
Create a photo in which a transparent or semi-transparent object is between you and your subject.
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01/06/2009 07:47:32 PM
one of my favs
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01/06/2009 12:52:06 AM
8 - Very nice, like your tones. Wish it had a little more compositional balance.
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01/05/2009 02:16:44 AM
A beautiful photo although I don't think it strictly meets the challenge. doesn't bother me though - 7.
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01/04/2009 01:24:31 PM
Can't go wrong with droplets and splashes. The style of lighting and overall tone suggests this could be an 21_F.gif Irenem entry.
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01/03/2009 03:52:16 PM
i really, really like this shot... This shot is a 10 in my books, however it doesn't fit the challenge -- sorry :(
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01/02/2009 12:03:04 PM
Beautiful shot!
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01/01/2009 06:34:51 PM
whoa! if this is irenem, awesome shot! if it's someone else, even more amazing man!
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01/01/2009 12:18:49 AM
This definitely sounds like IreneM, I know her style.
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12/31/2008 03:56:40 PM
Marvelous crispness, colors, composition. The splash and "castoffs" are terrific, the bottle mouth stellar. However... I'm not totally convinced it meets the challenge. Had we viewed the splash THROUGH the bottle....
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12/31/2008 10:31:16 AM
Awesome! I'm predicting top 3!
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12/31/2008 01:44:52 AM
Beautifully composed, although the perspective was not good enough to have viewer believe that the droplet that hit the water surface was from the bottle. It looks like the droplet was from a position further rear than the bottle mouth.
I like the tone you selected in this B&W.
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12/31/2008 12:41:04 AM
IreneM???? Must be! Has to be... AWESOME! 10
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