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A Hermit's Bowl
1st PlaceA Hermit's Bowl
Yandrosxx


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beauty In The Everyday II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Date: Mar 10, 2013
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/15s
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2013

[Mar. 13th, 2013 05:00:50 PM]

I love minimalism, but it's soo hard to do well. I try to make compelling minimalist shots a lot and usually end up deleting them. It's really hard to make something interesting with so little to work with.

Which is why I'm so pleased with this image. Its a total accident.

I walked around with this bowl for three days trying to figure out what to do with it. I've always loved its simplicity. But, it's still a plain white bone colored bowl.

So, when I came home one evening I put the bowl down in a new cubby while I was taking off my coat and thought . . . Huh? How about that?

The next morning I put the bowl back in the cubby where the line of window light crosses through the cubby.

And here it is. Exactly the kind of minimalist shot I've always wanted to create, but never could seem to do well.

So far, I'm really pleased it seems to be doing so well. It's really rewarding when you create something that you can share with others who appreciate it.

[Mar. 15th, 2013 10:26:20 AM]

Well this is humbling. Fitting I suppose.

Hah! I can't believe this won. I really like it, but I just thought there were such good images entered that it would finish lower. Thank you all. Very very kind of you.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 103
Avg (all users): 6.6574
Avg (commenters): 8.3529
Avg (participants): 7.0930
Avg (non-participants): 6.3692
Views since voting: 1953
Views during voting: 218
Votes: 108
Comments: 44
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/20/2013 06:56:17 AM
Felicitations! You should check if that bowl is perhaps worth millions. See this article about a similar shaped bowl that was purchased for 3 dollars and turned out to be worth 2.2 million dollars.
//www.nydailynews.com/news/national/bowl-bought-3-sells-2-2-million-article-1.1293513
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03/19/2013 05:51:24 PM
Congrats! This is wonderful!
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03/19/2013 11:29:29 AM
Lovely!! Beautifully done. :)
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03/18/2013 07:05:20 PM
You have done well grasshopper, a worthy accomplishment.
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03/18/2013 06:51:41 PM
This is really incredible! Congratulations on the well deserved blue!
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03/18/2013 03:44:35 PM
This is fantastic. Stellar still life. Wonderful tones, and extremely well thought-out composition.
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03/18/2013 10:13:30 AM
Wonderful fit for the challenge and a beauty in its own right and recognized for both. You couldn't ask for more :) Congratulations on the blue.
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03/18/2013 09:39:17 AM
wonderful depth-great curves and line. congrats on the blue.
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03/18/2013 09:32:45 AM
Great story - I don't know how many times I've tried to place something and it just doesn't work. Sometimes it just happens and you just need to see it. Congratultions on the ribbon!
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03/18/2013 08:49:09 AM
Awesome... I didn't vote this challenge, but I just love the way the curve of the shadow is perfect with the curve of the bowl. Very nicely composed and shot. Well deserved.
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03/18/2013 08:47:25 AM
Congrats, very worthy of the blue.
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03/18/2013 07:22:25 AM
Congrats Michael!!
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03/18/2013 04:02:29 AM
Well done teammate, congrats.
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03/18/2013 03:23:06 AM
very nice work!
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03/18/2013 02:51:44 AM
Way to go Michael!
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03/18/2013 02:36:49 AM
Congratulations on the blue. Beautiful simplicity. (But not so simple to do as you say.)
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03/18/2013 12:59:17 AM
Wow! Congrats! A blue! That is awesome. WTG :)
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03/18/2013 12:45:55 AM
Congratulations... Lovely.
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03/18/2013 12:36:49 AM
Originally posted by StefanJSimons:

I like the way you presented mundane objects in a beautiful way. This is how I understood wabi sabi congratulations on the blue.


totally agree, this was really fitting of the challenge, in more ways than one, and I had something like this, not the same, but was told not to enter it, silly hey!
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03/18/2013 12:27:52 AM
I like the way you presented mundane objects in a beautiful way. This is how I understood wabi sabi congratulations on the blue.

Message edited by author 2013-03-18 00:31:39.
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03/18/2013 12:23:14 AM
Beautiful image
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03/18/2013 12:20:37 AM
Originally posted by Neat:

Wow I'm so glad this was yours, I had a feeling it might be, just wonderful, it reminded me of my milk shot, well done on another blue.

Oh yeah, edited to add, I'm glad I don't have to eat my left shoe, lol!


As of this morning, the score was around 6.9. So when it started to drop drastically, I immediately thought you might be eating your shoe! Very kind of you to compare this to your milk shot considering how much I like that shot.
03/18/2013 12:14:33 AM
As soon as I saw this, I knew it would be top-3. Well done!
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03/18/2013 12:11:02 AM
I'm so glad this won. Congrats. Truly beautiful
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03/18/2013 12:04:17 AM
Congratulations! even better that it was a happy accident to get the shot. "D
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03/18/2013 12:02:57 AM
Wow I'm so glad this was yours, I had a feeling it might be, just wonderful, it reminded me of my milk shot, well done on another blue.

Oh yeah, edited to add, I'm glad I don't have to eat my left shoe, lol!

Message edited by author 2013-03-18 00:03:54.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2013 04:03:43 PM
I like the simplicity of this. Like the light and shadows. Like the B&W. My top pick.
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03/17/2013 03:56:45 PM
Love the minimalistic style here.
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03/17/2013 02:27:03 PM
The shadows make this excellent shot. Good to look at for a long time.
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03/17/2013 09:48:25 AM
nice use of light
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03/15/2013 10:06:06 PM
Simple and beautiful; love the light.
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03/15/2013 09:48:33 PM
Very elegant in its simplicity. Lighting is lovely. Top 3
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03/15/2013 07:07:04 PM
Nice soft textures in your minimal image.
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03/15/2013 02:47:56 AM
If this one doesn't win, I'll eat my left shoe.

Superbly done, a masterpiece of art, so simple and really elegant, you know I love this type of photo, the lighting, the comp, the perfect tones, all around just awesome and I'm wishing now I did something like this, instant fave from the minute I saw it, 10!

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03/14/2013 09:28:28 PM
The tones, the composition, the play of light and shadow, the shapes and lines, and most of all the simplicity of the composition - just lovely. One of my top two. 10 Voted earlier; back to comment.
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03/13/2013 01:22:48 PM
Lovely play of light and shadow, great B&W tones.
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03/12/2013 10:18:19 PM
Nice light
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03/12/2013 05:01:26 PM
8
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03/12/2013 11:26:23 AM
Simple is always best. Nice.
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03/12/2013 01:14:41 AM
Very Mundane and you made it VERY INTERESTING!! Well DONE
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03/11/2013 10:38:44 PM
I think this may be my favorite of the challenge. Very beautiful and soothing, and simple
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03/11/2013 12:41:35 PM
I love the texture and simplicity of your photo! It is very beautiful.
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03/11/2013 10:14:59 AM
Very Zen. Love the gray scale and tones.
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03/11/2013 02:14:35 AM
Really like the simplicity of this shot. Nice capture
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