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Challenge: Letters A-Z (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Feb 11, 2012
Aperture: f16
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/125 s
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2012

Some of you expressed interest on how I did this image. So here goes....

I filled a glass bowl with tap water colored with orange food coloring. Folded cling foil into two strips and draped them over the edges of the bowl to form an X in the middle. The lighting was one flash at the front to the right of the bowl and one flash to the left at the back.

It sounds easier than it was because I started with the letter A ;-) and worked my way through the alphabet before, at last, reaching the X ;-)) Did hundreds of shots. On the shot I eventually picked for the challenge, the front flash didnt fire (go figure) which gave the image a darker look I liked a lot. After going through all the images Id made, this was the one I liked best. The black speck in the middle towards the bottom really bothered me but I had to leave it in (basic editing).
The image was at 7.6 for while which didnt do my blood pressure any good, I can tell you ;-))

Thanks SO much for the interesting comments and great score (and the ribbon!! WOOHOO!!)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 81
Avg (all users): 7.1647
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.7447
Avg (non-participants): 7.3252
Views since voting: 2767
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 170
Comments: 29
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/24/2012 08:15:33 PM
Cling wrap is the BEST! I also used it to simulate water in a challenge entry. Marvelous concept and execution, Irene. Congrats on the matching ribbon.
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02/23/2012 02:40:52 AM
AWESOME LOVED IT AND SO PLEASED IT DDI SO WELL... I AM ALSO PLEASED TO SEE YOU BACK AT DPC AFTER A BREAK AS YOU ARE WAY TO TALENTED NOT TO BE HERE AND ENTER YOUR AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY AT DPC ...LOVED IT XOX FROM SHEZ
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02/22/2012 10:23:51 PM
I'm glad all that work paid off! Congratulations on your ribbon.
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02/22/2012 08:40:05 PM
Glad to see you on the front page and back again ... excellent image!!!
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02/22/2012 05:11:14 PM
Congrats, sweet Irene!
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02/22/2012 03:19:16 PM
two entries - two ribbons! you did not lose any of your form during your sabbatical, Irene! Congratulations!
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02/22/2012 02:02:01 PM
brilliant..
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02/22/2012 09:46:50 AM
Congrats Irene! Welcome back in true fashion! Back to back ribbons! SWEEEEET!
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02/22/2012 08:33:04 AM
One I had given a 9. Definitely a deserved ribbon! Great job
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02/22/2012 08:24:06 AM
Irene you're great!

Even with the explanation I needed a second and third look at the image... that's amazing!

I gave you a 9 :)
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02/22/2012 06:58:43 AM
Congrats to you, had to be near here somewhere.
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02/22/2012 06:45:17 AM
Back where you belong Irene.
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02/22/2012 05:34:27 AM
Well done Irene.
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02/22/2012 12:59:41 AM
WD Irene "H2O" M :)
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02/22/2012 12:41:45 AM
Congratulations! I always enjoy seeing your shots on the front page.
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02/22/2012 12:26:10 AM
Congratulations, Irene. This is very pleasing to look at and I commend you on actually creating the letter. I thought it was toffee, so your notes are very interesting.
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02/22/2012 12:25:05 AM
great job! would really love to see some of your outtakes
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2012 01:49:03 PM
I really like the lighting and focal point .. Nice color also .
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02/21/2012 08:17:57 AM
Very nice! Great colour.
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02/20/2012 07:56:26 AM
Any image that makes me wonder what it is compels me to comment. I'm THINKING this is two channels with water or some other liquid, but it almost looks like they are solidified in resin or something and static. Interesting capture.
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02/17/2012 09:05:51 PM
Wonderful color!! I'm sure it will be on the front page
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02/16/2012 09:01:57 PM
Well done, one of few images that is asthetically pleasing and meets the challenge in my opinion :) great shot!
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02/16/2012 12:27:06 PM
Top 3
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02/15/2012 06:05:20 PM
great shot cant figure it out though, so it appears like a liquid but could be ice or pulled hot plastic im not sure but i like it 8
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02/15/2012 04:50:46 PM
beautiful. I am looking forward to find out how this is done. Cheers.
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02/15/2012 04:02:55 PM
Really quite amazing... tricky to do? Am keen to find out. 10
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02/15/2012 11:34:22 AM
Possibly my top pick this challenge.
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02/15/2012 10:22:16 AM
Very cool color scheme to turn these streams into something special.
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02/15/2012 09:45:29 AM
Love the picture, but curious to how the effect was made in basic editing? Never seen anything like this before, but then again, I'm still pretty new to DPC.
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