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Challenge: Inanimate Macro (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Nikon
Location: My kitchen
Date: Nov 14, 2014
Aperture: f16
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Nov 18, 2014

When I read the challenge description, I knew I really wanted to take part. This really wanting, of course, immediately blocked any ideas or inspirational thoughts straight away. Undauntedly, I pulled everything out of my kitchen cupboards that was made of glass.
Hours later, with my back and arm killing me holding the heavy D700 and, this time, my wonderful Tamron 90mm macro lens for a change, I was getting nowhere. So I rummaged through the cutlery drawers looking for something, anything to photograph. This time I wanted a “different” look. More colors, more… I wasn’t sure myself…
I came across a tiny glass cork thingy and did a couple of shots (see the outtake)
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but it wasn’t unusual enough for me, although on hindsight, it appeals to me more now than it did then.
What to do, what to do… Then. I found a wine glass at the back of the cupboard I’d bought years ago in Bavaria. It’s for wine and made of clear glass (and I've never used it) but it has a handle. Did some practice shots and found that if I put the arm holding the camera in the sink and did my Quasimodo imitation real low in front of the glass, it all, at long last, came together.

Thanks a million for the super comments and score.

Place: 2 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.9259
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
Avg (participants): 6.7593
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Views during voting: 217
Votes: 108
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11/27/2014 11:06:57 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon! Well done.
11/26/2014 01:27:43 PM
Congrats beautiful colors
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11/26/2014 01:16:13 PM
Fabulous shot - my favourite in the challenge, primarily due to the magic you achieved with the colours. Congrats!!
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11/26/2014 09:12:45 AM
I love this image, congratulations!!
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11/26/2014 07:58:06 AM
Congrats on the red; beautiful as usual.
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11/26/2014 04:17:44 AM
Great colour and contrast. Grats on the red.
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11/26/2014 12:58:57 AM
That sounds so familiar. Both the search for a worthy subject, and the Quasimodo contortions to shoot it. Congrats on the ribbon
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11/26/2014 12:46:40 AM
Beautiful image Irene (as usual!) Congrats on the red!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/25/2014 11:16:07 PM
Very nice colors here.
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11/25/2014 08:48:34 PM
Nicely done and good colors.
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11/22/2014 02:49:23 PM
Very good!!!!
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11/21/2014 01:35:58 PM
Love this abstract macro - glad you put what it was in the title. The colors are really nice - 7
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11/19/2014 04:39:21 PM
Stunning image, great focus, light, composition and colours, highest scorer from me, good luck
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11/19/2014 09:03:14 AM
Love the refracted colors, congratulations!!
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11/19/2014 06:53:53 AM
gorgeous colours and perfect sharpness, this will get a ribbon, I'm sure
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