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Challenge: Indoor Macro Shot II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Date: Jan 24, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2012

[Jan. 31st, 2012 10:58:42 AM]

The underneath of my bathroom faucet. This was as low as I could get for the shot, because the sink got in the way.

Advanced editing would have been nice -- the hair on the left drove me up the wall, but I didn't bother trying to reshoot -- I had already done so many different shots just to get three possibilities, that I knew I'd never be able to duplicate this. I also couldn't get the background as dark as I wanted. On one monitor, I can see the pattern of the fabric backdrop (it was only about 3" away, so there wasn't much you could do about it.) But when I played with curves, it made other parts too dark. The good news is that on another monitor, it's nice and black! So hopefully most people are seeing that, instead. :)

The lighting on the drop was sheer luck. I put a flash very close and to the right of the faucet, and this was the only shot that had the star bursts.

I'm so glad that people liked the shot. I was very excited when I saw it. Not my normal stuff. :)

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Seriously?? A blue? There were some really wonderful shots in here. 171 entries. I never thought a 6.8 would get a blue. Thanks so much! :)

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p.s. Sorry about the title! I had a bad cold at the time, and it's what came to me when I submitted it. I was actually going to go back and change it, but I forgot. :)

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02/06/2012 12:21:14 PM
The lighting was spot on. And I didn't even notice the hair till I saw you said there was one. The pic is very cool. I always have a hard time getting good photos inside. So nicely done.
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02/03/2012 05:18:17 AM
I voted the highest on that one ! What a shot !
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02/01/2012 04:17:02 PM
Awesome shot, Wendy. Congrats, and yes, you have to take a boatload of images to get just the one.
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02/01/2012 01:11:12 PM
Congrats, Wendy! We had the same idea for this challenge... except yours was perfectly executed and mine wasn't. CONGRATS on your ribbon!
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02/01/2012 12:19:57 PM
Congratulations,top shot.
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02/01/2012 11:41:33 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon, Wendy. That's the fun part of this challenge, we get to see things from a new angle!! Great capture.
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02/01/2012 09:29:31 AM
Congrats on the blue. I can see the fabric, but I LIKE that because it gives some texture.
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02/01/2012 07:14:06 AM
You are such a versatile photographer -- you cannot be pigeon holed (or squirrel holed). Beautiful shot. Congratulations on the blue.
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02/01/2012 03:20:48 AM
Congrats! I agree with jomari, though - the title sucks. ;-) "Drip" would have covered it perfectly well.
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02/01/2012 02:30:42 AM
Congrats on the blue Wendy. Well earned (but I still don't like your title) :-)
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02/01/2012 12:46:20 AM
Congrats Wendy -- this one stood out in the challenge as original and well-executed idea.
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02/01/2012 12:24:12 AM
Felicitations Wendy, didn't think this was you.
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02/01/2012 12:06:54 AM
Nawp, not your normal stuff at all :-) Congrats on another blue in your collection.
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02/01/2012 12:06:42 AM
Congrats Wendy. Great image!
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02/01/2012 12:04:03 AM
Congrats and well deserves.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2012 10:11:30 PM
The image is beautiful. Oh, what a shame you ruined it with the title.
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01/28/2012 10:45:03 PM
Nice take on the water droplet photo. Such dramatic lighting for such a small scene.
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01/27/2012 04:07:03 PM
Quite amazing shot!!. The reflections on the shot are so beautiful.... It's on my top3 for this challenge
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01/26/2012 02:20:08 PM
Well done. I only had 3 at the top. This was one of them.
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01/25/2012 04:48:02 PM
gross title, but nice photo 8)
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01/25/2012 10:46:46 AM
Great detail and very unique viewpoint
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01/25/2012 07:23:50 AM
Nice,really like the sparkles.
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