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Challenge: Implied Lines (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: Kamloops, B.C., my basement
Date: Oct 23, 2004
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/18 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2004

This was, by far, the most I've worked on a setup for a challenge.. ever. I plotted out a 21 x 22 point grid on a sheet of 22 x 28" poster board, and then glued Scotch Mints to each point using a hot glue gun. I took hundreds of shots from various angles, perspectives, and distances. What you see here is what *I* feel is the strongest of all the shots... or the one most likely to make a few people go, "woah!".

I feel this shot meets the challenge perfectly, but due to the fact that many voters simply don't fully understand what the challenge means.. I fear it will suffer in voting.. but then, that'll happen with everyone's shot.

Post-Editing: USM, Noise Reduction, brightness/contrast, curves, color balance, some small cloning to get rid of glue marks, cropping and resizing.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 173
Avg (all users): 6.6734
Avg (commenters): 7.5217
Avg (participants): 6.6635
Avg (non-participants): 6.6842
Views since voting: 7164
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 199
Comments: 47
Favorites: 8 (view)


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07/29/2005 01:12:04 AM
wow and all that time i thought those were eggs...
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11/05/2004 12:31:40 AM
good job!

Originally posted by colda:

Big congrats on your second ribbon Glen!

I'm getting a little worried now (must remember that Rocky movies go something like this) ;)


i think hes getting a little worried! =)

Message edited by author 2004-11-05 00:31:51.
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11/04/2004 08:19:19 PM
So that's how you did it. Very very clever. :) Ann
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11/04/2004 01:09:56 PM
Vey interesting image. I like the symmetry and simplicity. The shadows also add interes.
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11/04/2004 12:23:32 AM
looks like you may have underestimated the voters.

Nice job!
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11/01/2004 11:50:25 PM
Congrats on the Yellow!
Rack up yet another success story.
:)
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11/01/2004 08:05:48 PM
Perfect entry for this challenge! Congratulations on your second ribbon, this is a wonderful entry, knew this would do well, even though I thought they were eggs.
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11/01/2004 11:35:53 AM
Congratulations! Wow if your were feeling a "little giddy" on your first ribbon, you must be going gaga now. I like your reverse strategy of 3, 2, 1. Great effort, great shot...
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11/01/2004 10:07:21 AM
HAHA! MINTS!!! I thought they were eggs!

I love the lighting & the many shadows of this pic, very intriguing... it warped my mind the first time i saw it.
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11/01/2004 08:13:55 AM
We WERE close in the voting! You have an excellent shot here - nice and crisp focus - great depth of field -excellent exposure for the whites. And you have so many nice lines here -the rows of mints, the rows of shadows -even the rows of shadows on shadows. Congratulations on your well-deserved win!
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11/01/2004 08:05:55 AM
you're on a roll. good job, dude.
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11/01/2004 07:56:36 AM
You're on a roll!!!! Congrats!!
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11/01/2004 03:57:45 AM
Big congrats on your second ribbon Glen!

I'm getting a little worried now (must remember that Rocky movies go something like this) ;)
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11/01/2004 03:38:54 AM
Another one for Fuji, good work, now I have to pick up one of those ribbons. Keep up the great entries.
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11/01/2004 12:45:47 AM
Congrats. I knew this would be up there!
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11/01/2004 12:26:51 AM
Go, Glen, go! Congrats again....do you get to do the masters? 3 now....that just ain't right! But you're alot closer than you were a week ago. Cool. Congrats!

Message edited by author 2004-11-01 00:28:43.
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11/01/2004 12:18:44 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Great "fresh and creative" idea.
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11/01/2004 12:16:32 AM
Two in a row......you looking for a hat trick?

Congrats!
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11/01/2004 12:12:04 AM
Congrats, honey! I think you're making quite a name for yourself! :o)
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11/01/2004 12:08:01 AM
Twice on the fontpage! You're on a roll man, congrats...
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11/01/2004 12:05:24 AM
Glen: you again ! Congratulations on your yellow with this warm entry. lol
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11/01/2004 12:02:57 AM
I'm impressed ... this is a stunning shot and a novel idea.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2004 06:03:54 PM
Can't wait to find out how you made them stand. Chewing gum? =)
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10/31/2004 05:50:53 PM
returning for comments:
Quire a presentation. great appeal. Bumping up.
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10/30/2004 11:41:38 AM
Love the rythm.
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10/29/2004 10:55:05 PM
Perfect take on the challenge, great shot!
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10/29/2004 10:18:14 PM
Ah, this is great. Absolutely wonderful use of repetition and shadow-play. Very nicely done.
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10/29/2004 01:35:30 PM
Strength of challenge link: strong

Image critique: Nice lighting and shadows - a little too strong towards the back though - and I think an even spread is important in this kind of shot, which is quite reliant and consistent form and appearance. The DOF is a bit too shallow also, so a longer shutter speed with focus 2/3 back would achieve full focal on all eggs.
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10/29/2004 12:03:26 AM
Creepy. I like.
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10/28/2004 11:54:20 PM
a real dazzler
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10/28/2004 05:25:18 PM
innovative lighting from multi light sources make this work, great pattern.
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10/28/2004 04:31:14 PM
Great choice for implied lines, is it just me or are these eggs very oddly shaped?
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10/28/2004 03:59:34 PM
Cool. These look like scotch mints, but they look an awful lot like eggs. Nice lighting to create all those shadows. Highlights seem slightly blown out on some of the mints.
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10/28/2004 03:43:32 PM
Wow... I am picturing you setting this one up... You've just about got it and you accidently bump one of the eggs... oh no! Start all over again. ;) So if nothing else, I commend you on your patience. Now when I look at the image itself I think, this is very very cool! I love all those interacting shadows. This is a 10 in my book. Ann
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10/27/2004 08:45:19 PM
Someone has too much time on his/her hands, lol. Nice effect with the colored shadows.
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10/26/2004 10:04:36 PM
Great photo.
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10/26/2004 08:51:54 PM
Really interesting abstract. Well done.
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10/26/2004 06:19:24 PM
Fascinating picture; hope we can read how it was done after the challenge.
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10/26/2004 04:38:28 PM
I love what you've done with the shadow, but something just doesn't quite pop yet. Unfortunately I have no suggestions, just feedback.
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10/26/2004 11:58:14 AM
A fantastic abstract.
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10/26/2004 09:29:33 AM
good taste
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10/25/2004 08:04:50 PM
Very good. I find it hard to stop my eyes, the just wander around this beautiful photograph. Great lighting. Please tell us what this is when the voting is over.
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10/25/2004 01:28:52 PM
now heres someone with patience. I probably would have gone mad lining up all of the eggs just right. good job
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10/25/2004 01:27:45 PM
What a mix of colors and shades... really lovely. Good luck.
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10/25/2004 12:32:16 PM
WOW! I'm going cross-eyed!
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10/25/2004 10:08:40 AM
Eggsellent!
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10/25/2004 04:13:02 AM
Nicely done.
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