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typologic


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Challenge: Yellow Revisited (Basic Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: studio
Date: Dec 6, 2004
Aperture: 18
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Dec 6, 2004

I hope you all don't find this too mundane, or mark this down for cheesiness because of the smiley face. I've been wanting to do the trick of reflecting an image onto a shiny surface so I went for it here. Maybe not the best result, but I couldn't improve on it with my present skills :/

Egg on lightbox and lit by 50w lamp. Drew a little smiley face on a neon yellow sticky. Held that in front of the bulb, which created the reflection and also the yellow glow on the shells.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 393
Avg (all users): 6.8641
Avg (commenters): 8.0800
Avg (participants): 6.7750
Avg (non-participants): 6.9764
Views since voting: 7180
Views during voting: 465
Votes: 287
Comments: 59
Favorites: 19 (view)


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11/12/2005 12:30:32 AM
i like this a lot! didnt see the smiley at first, but i really like it! and the yellow lighting on the shells is very nice. great image. :)
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03/07/2005 09:08:50 PM
kewl-
I don't like the smiley, but I like the white dot. -bob
12/23/2004 11:05:33 AM
That is a great picture even without the smiley gimmick. You are very creative.
lennyaeger
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12/21/2004 02:57:39 PM
Wonderful job!! Keep up the great work
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12/21/2004 08:16:35 AM
I love this shot, Very well done. The smiley face adds so much. Only problem is the little white dot above the right egg, my eyes were drawn to it :\. If I had voted, I would have given you a 9.
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12/21/2004 03:30:59 AM
It took ages to see the smily face which is really cute! I thought the face was the shells as two eyes and the yolk as the nose and the white as the smile so its a double smily face. Beautiful lighting. Gorgeous simple and charming (not cheesy)!
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12/21/2004 02:34:46 AM
Good one! Congrats on third place.
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12/17/2004 09:23:41 PM
I like this very much I did think about doing something with an egg but I could not have done this good so Congrats on the Ribbon
Nice work
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12/17/2004 07:54:47 PM
Very good! Congrats!
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12/17/2004 02:46:29 PM
I admit to not seeing the little smiling face until now. I would have voted it even higher - I don't think this is cheesy at all. It is very well done. great lighting and composition. Congrats on the well deserved ribbon!
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12/17/2004 02:12:11 PM
Congratulations Bella. I knew it was coming. Best of luck in the future.
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12/17/2004 10:35:38 AM
wowowowow! *obvious happy face*
I'm incredibly stoked about winning a ribbon, something i didn't think i'd ever be able to do here.
Thanks sooo much everyone for the kind words!

12/17/2004 09:24:10 AM
OMG, I never noticed the little smiley on the yolk, had I noticed it I would have given it a 10 instead of the 8 I gave. The smiley adds some personal touch to something pretty mundane. Nice shot and congrats on your first ribbon.
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12/17/2004 12:40:48 AM
Bella: I now have to congratulate you on your yellow. What a gal! Believe me those are the best eggs I have seen. You added your signature to them in such a delightful presentation. Again, congratulations, you have scored sooner than I thought.
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12/16/2004 11:48:37 PM
wonderfull lighting.
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12/16/2004 11:23:47 PM
dude ! recipient of upgrade !

CONGRATS!!!
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12/16/2004 10:01:06 PM
Wow, fantastic photo.
Congrats on your ribbon - well deserved!
I love the happy face - so subtle but adds so much!
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12/16/2004 09:35:25 PM
Did I mention that the ribbons would come soon? Congratulations on your first of many!
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12/16/2004 08:54:07 PM
I didnt see the reflection either, but congrats on the ribbon!
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12/16/2004 08:50:09 PM
Wow! Congratulations on earning your first ribbon, told ya it wouldnt be long :)
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12/16/2004 08:45:46 PM
Congratulations!
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12/16/2004 08:43:27 PM
Originally posted by typologic:

Originally posted by terje:

Congratulations with #3 and yellow ribbon!


*confused look*
Are you giving up your ribbon and letting me move up a spot?? ;)


Congrats on the upgrade ;)
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12/16/2004 12:04:05 PM
Originally posted by terje:

Congratulations with #3 and yellow ribbon!


*confused look*
Are you giving up your ribbon and letting me move up a spot?? ;)
12/16/2004 11:09:12 AM
Congratulations with #3 and yellow ribbon!
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12/15/2004 07:06:53 PM
Congratulations on your 4th place and personal best! With quality work like this we'll see you in the ribbons soon and often. Eggcellent job!
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12/15/2004 10:00:35 AM
I was saying in the forums not too long ago that I'd settle for even a green ribbon for christmas this year so i got my wish! :D
Sooo close I could taste yellow though (no pun intended)...

Thanks so much everyone for your votes and comments, and I'm really happy with my best ever score and placing among such tough competition.
12/15/2004 09:17:42 AM
nooooooooooooooooo!!!

LOL

congrats on 4th. very awesome picture. you are getting closer and closer ;0).

I honestly think if the happy face was more apparent, it would have won.

Message edited by author 2004-12-15 09:36:52.
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12/15/2004 06:52:30 AM
You know what!? I did not even see the smiley face before I read your comment ;)
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12/15/2004 05:29:52 AM
Congrats on 4th place, keep up the good work :)
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12/15/2004 12:35:18 AM
Sooooo close! Congrats on a personal best. There was a reason I marked you as a favorite. I'm amazed that you don't already have several ribbons, but they'll come soon enough. ;-)

Hmm... I was beaten by an egg. Shouldn't that be the other way around?

Message edited by author 2004-12-15 23:53:08.
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12/15/2004 12:08:52 AM
Bella, you are breathing in the vicinity of the inner sanctum. Another super image from you and the source is just grows stronger. Congratulations on your 4th finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2004 10:02:33 PM
All right! You got me. Please post how you got the smiley face in there! 10
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12/14/2004 07:41:42 PM
tought call I really like the light, and contrast. great job by o means, 8
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12/14/2004 06:14:21 PM
this is a great shot! I love the reflection, I almost didn't catch it. IMHO, I would have cropped the reflection under the yolk (on the whites) out of the shot, and also spotted editted that white fleck out, but that would have violated the editting rules. Awesome idea, and composition!
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12/13/2004 10:27:52 AM
Very clever.
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12/12/2004 09:44:08 PM
Nice reflection! Very clever
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12/12/2004 11:56:18 AM
Great lighting!
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12/11/2004 05:30:47 PM
a different shot:

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12/11/2004 12:06:48 AM
Love the lighting.
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12/10/2004 10:53:53 PM
Good composition. I like the yellow light in the egg shells. And Yes, I see the smiley face in the yolk!
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12/10/2004 08:58:26 PM
I really liked this pic. I would have liked it even without the smiley face, but the face was the added touch to make it stand out from the rest. Great job!
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12/10/2004 05:46:30 PM
Well already decided this as one of my top picks this challenge, so in coming back to review and bump up I see the smiley face which UNhappily I missed before so...to make a long story short...10. Great Work!
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12/10/2004 01:59:27 PM
How'd you get the happy face reflected in the yolk? lol! Great shot....9
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12/10/2004 12:07:04 PM
niiice. what's the setup?
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12/10/2004 03:12:01 AM
nice lighting. best one i've seen so far from the pix i've rated.
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12/10/2004 12:32:05 AM
returning for comments:
Hate to get near this and hope not a drop ended up on camera. lol Very nice striking colors, the lighting is just superb. Bumping up.
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12/09/2004 07:55:02 PM
I can see this ribboning. Very well done, very "DPC". Just noticed the little smiley on this round. Too bad about the hot pixel.
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12/09/2004 07:16:50 PM
One of two personal favorites of the egg yolk shots. This is not quite an interpretation of the color yellow, since it is literally yellow. Excellent lighting and presentation otherwise. 7
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12/09/2004 05:35:38 PM
awesome. nice lighting
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12/09/2004 04:47:11 PM
Nice to see an egg smiling
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12/09/2004 11:36:17 AM
This is terrific. I'm sure it will ribbon. I love the little smiley face. It adds interest to this photo. Bet that white dot drove you crazy, but at least you followed the rules!
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12/09/2004 09:27:51 AM
Simple composition, great yellow color, great lighting. I like the little smilie face touch! 8
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12/09/2004 02:41:16 AM
good lighting 7
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12/08/2004 09:57:28 PM
Neat image. Too bad about that apparent hot pixel.
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12/08/2004 09:39:56 PM
is that a happy face in the reflection of the yolk? very nice, though. 8
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12/08/2004 08:48:40 PM
great image

looks like u rouned a light table(or at least made it really sticky)
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12/08/2004 03:24:58 PM
Awesome photo. Clean lines, great color and even a little smiley. I can only assume that you have a little light in the shells to get it to glow otherwise how did you keep the light from spilling out everywhere?
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12/08/2004 06:14:04 AM
nice lightning setup
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12/08/2004 05:21:05 AM
Love it, the lighting is brilliant, the texture, the idea!!! Great
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