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KarenNfld


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Oxymoron ll (Basic Editing)
Collection: 7's
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Aug 16, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3s
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2010

Clear plastic forks placed on my iPad. Polarizing filter on the lens, that's what makes the freaky colours show up. The technique is called cross polarization.

Inspired by this photo by 21.gif AndrewTO:
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[Aug. 18th, 2010 09:50:53 AM]

It's not a hair, it's a flaw in the fork. I didn't see it until editing and of course I can't clone it out in basic. I suppose I could have re-shot with a different fork but what can I say, I'm a lazy photographer! :)

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Thrilled with 1st place, thanks!!!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 86
Avg (all users): 7.0706
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 7.0556
Avg (non-participants): 7.0746
Views since voting: 4771
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 170
Comments: 44
Favorites: 14 (view)


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12/15/2012 12:55:02 PM
Wozers! I LIKE this one! Something to work on, maybe, if you don't mind.
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12/15/2012 12:28:36 PM
Fork Flaws really stink! LOL @ your comments.
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08/31/2010 10:41:59 PM
Great effect Karen. Congrats on the blue!
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08/31/2010 02:21:42 AM
Originally posted by noraneko:

What's wrong with being inspired by someone's photography? We all are! This is superbly seen and executed. Well deserved blue.

..and don't forget those of us who even if we tried to re-create AndrewTOs photo, would get nowhere near as perfect as this. Just because one photo is based on another doesn't mean it doesn't deserve to win.... although I do agree that the photographer should state in their notes/description that their photo is based on someone else's work, if appropriate and clearly so.
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08/30/2010 12:12:14 PM
Very cool! Congrat's Karen!
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08/29/2010 09:25:07 PM
What's wrong with being inspired by someone's photography? We all are! This is superbly seen and executed. Well deserved blue.
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08/29/2010 03:45:35 AM
Originally posted by DonDiego:

Nice shoot, but to be fair 50% of ribbon belongs to AndrewTO.
Thanks


I agree 100% - should we not be doing original work?
08/26/2010 12:31:42 PM
Nice shoot, but to be fair 50% of ribbon belongs to AndrewTO.
Thanks
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08/26/2010 08:10:45 AM
Love the colors and patterns, Karen. Congrats on the blue!
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08/26/2010 05:57:08 AM
Congrats ,great shot/idea.
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08/25/2010 08:46:50 PM
Awesome job Karen! Way to go!
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08/25/2010 04:45:53 PM
Way Cool!
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08/25/2010 03:06:14 PM
Congratulations Karen on your Blue Ribbon, very will done.
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08/25/2010 01:28:02 PM
Fabulous, congrats on the blue.
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08/25/2010 12:48:31 PM
Very interesting shot! Congratulations on your blue!
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08/25/2010 12:31:12 PM
What a fun shot!! 'grats on the blue with this. Nicely done.
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08/25/2010 10:24:17 AM
Loved this shot!! Congrats on a great blue! (I don't even know how any could see the "hair"! I had to look quite awhile to see what you're talking about :)
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08/25/2010 08:55:49 AM
Great work, Karen. Congrats on the Blue.
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08/25/2010 08:20:53 AM
Nice work Karen!!
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08/25/2010 07:52:31 AM
Way to go Karen. You're on a roll! Keep it up.
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08/25/2010 06:22:04 AM
This was great Karen. Well Deserved. Enjoy.
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08/25/2010 04:15:19 AM
Clever idea and well executed.
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08/25/2010 03:52:00 AM
Cross polarization - love it! Congrats on the Blue!
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08/25/2010 03:41:08 AM
Congrats on the blue, well deserved. Very interesting technique that i'd like to try myself. Can I have your iPad?
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08/25/2010 02:38:36 AM
I knew that this shot would do very well in this challenge. I love the composition and the colour. It's very mesmerising.
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08/25/2010 01:46:58 AM
Well done on your Blue. Looks like a hair during the moulding process :) Eeeuw someones eating from that! :) The tips of the forks were OOF. Thought with a still you could have increased time vs DOF. Still it got an 8 from me. wd!
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08/25/2010 01:33:59 AM
Congrats, Karen! I liked the patterns and crazy colors in this. I was going to say you're on a roll, but after 30 or 40 excellent entries in a row, it's pretty clear you've hit your stride long-term. :)
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08/25/2010 12:39:41 AM
Congratulations Karen. I love this, and I figured it would ribbon.
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08/25/2010 12:17:52 AM
Awesome work Karen... congrats on the Blue
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08/25/2010 12:17:29 AM
Congratulations Karen!! Well deserved blue!
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08/25/2010 12:13:11 AM
Congrats Karen- my prediction came true, now if I could just predict my own images!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2010 10:17:47 PM
Neat idea and a beautiful image.
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08/24/2010 06:04:41 AM
Really Good.
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08/23/2010 12:29:41 PM
nice colors, creative
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08/21/2010 07:16:25 PM
like it
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08/20/2010 11:08:14 AM
Good luck Karen :)
(no vote)
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08/20/2010 08:52:46 AM
Very cool! Nicely done! (not voting)
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08/19/2010 04:10:13 PM
Amazing image and great idea. Should ribbon
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08/19/2010 12:15:13 AM
Nice. Simple. Oxymoronic. Cool colors, too. Kudos.
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08/18/2010 07:53:44 PM
Good one. Great concept and interesting delivery.
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08/18/2010 10:50:03 AM
This one always cracked me up. Great composition and gorgeously processed. Front page.
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08/18/2010 08:41:21 AM
I imagine this will win a ribbon - it's creative and fits the challenge well.
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08/18/2010 05:35:10 AM
Fantastic shot. I'm sure it is not as easy as it looks to align these fork perfectly. And of course the coloured back-lighting is awesome. My favorite of the challenge!
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08/18/2010 02:38:45 AM
Lovely setup, conceptualisation and shooting. A few mishaps with focus and hair but otherwise very good.
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