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orussell


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Basement
Date: Jan 9, 2005
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2005

File Name
121_2115.CRW
Camera Model Name
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
Shooting Date/Time
1/9/2005 10:44:48 PM
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/100
Av( Aperture Value )
1.8
Metering Mode
Evaluative
Exposure Compensation
0
ISO Speed
100
Lens
50.0 mm
Focal Length
50.0 mm
Image Size
3072x2048
Image Quality
RAW
Flash
Off
White Balance
Auto
AF Mode
Manual Focus
Parameters
Contrast Normal
Sharpness Normal
Color saturation Normal
Color tone Normal
Color Space
Adobe RGB
File Size
6052KB
Drive Mode
Single-frame shooting
Owner's Name
Camera Body No.
0660102405

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 241
Avg (all users): 7.1328
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 6.8618
Avg (non-participants): 7.4153
Views since voting: 13511
Views during voting: 455
Votes: 241
Comments: 62
Favorites: 66 (view)


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11/24/2005 12:47:57 AM
i love the bokeh of the background lights in this shot. i have a similar shot of my wife's profile with the same type lights over her head, seemingly dancing. also with a 50mm 1.8. certainly a required lens, no matter your choice of C or N...

very nice job on this capture...
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11/12/2005 12:20:03 AM
wow, that's very cool. love those colors and the effect of the glass.
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09/09/2005 12:34:56 PM
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Message edited by author 2005-10-18 15:37:59.
09/05/2005 11:37:03 AM
what an awesome pic-love the use of colour and glass
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06/18/2005 06:51:07 PM
I think I commented on this earlier, but I've just rediscovered it. It is just FABULOUS. Man, the colors are so vivid. Just love the whole composition.
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01/20/2005 05:45:45 AM
Critique Club:

First of all, congratulations on your ribbon. About your image, all I can say it´s a fantastic pic. In my honest opinion, it´s a perfect exemple of how to use bokeh to get more impact in a picture. In this image, Bokeh appears as key element in your composition to create a fantastic and colored background. The background is perfect, cause it seems color lights are floated in the space.
I really like the colors and the reflections in this image. Special mention to the reflections in the light bulb. Furthermore, you did a perfect use of a black border.

There is only one thing that I would like to see different (not very important thing). I´d like to see it without the table where the light bulb is placed. I know it would be very difficult to put the light bulb in some place and don´t see it. If you get it, I think it would be more impacting thanks of the unity of the background by means of getting an unity background.

If you want to comment me anything about my comment, please don´t hesitate to contact me o PM me.

Just a well-deserved ribbon. Keep the good work.

Alexis
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01/19/2005 06:32:26 PM
My favorite of the bunch. Congrats, very nice.
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01/19/2005 04:13:08 PM
Ingenious and beautiflly realized.

Art
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01/18/2005 05:49:31 PM
This is absolutely outstanding. I can't say I've enjoyed a visual as much as this one in a long time. It is just superb!!
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01/18/2005 03:53:49 PM
awesome pic man !!!
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01/18/2005 05:58:04 AM
great!
Congratulations
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01/17/2005 09:48:40 PM
Congrats on your second Red Owen.
Simplistic and powerful.
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01/17/2005 08:32:27 PM
Congratulations on your Red Ribbon for this eyecatching entry!
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01/17/2005 06:19:15 PM
Wow..really great work! Congratulations!
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01/17/2005 05:57:47 PM
Great work! Beautiful color and lighting.
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01/17/2005 03:52:11 PM
this was my favorite , still think it should have won , alot of these entrys where just shallow dof , your was really good
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01/17/2005 03:16:09 PM
This is really cool! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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01/17/2005 09:22:37 AM
This is outrageous, those two 1`s cost you the blue ribbon.
Daylight robbery.
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01/17/2005 08:45:09 AM
Congratulations! A very intense bokeh that enhances your subject. Well done.

Message edited by author 2005-01-17 11:59:05.
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01/17/2005 08:27:59 AM
Way to go Owen! And way to go us. First and second place go to the Atlantic Canada boys! ' . substr('//www.hawkins.nu/gtchat/images/rock.gif', strrpos('//www.hawkins.nu/gtchat/images/rock.gif', '/') + 1) . '

I had this as my blue ribbon choice for this challenge. I was sure you were taking first. A truly awesome shot.

Message edited by author 2005-01-17 08:28:28.
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01/17/2005 05:46:09 AM
Wow, that is beautiful. Congrats.
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01/17/2005 12:40:30 AM
This was definitely my favorite in the challenge. Big congrats on your ribbon! RoB
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01/17/2005 12:27:34 AM
Congratulations Owen! I knew this one would do well. I love the way the striations in the glass bulb create lines in the background highlights.
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01/17/2005 12:06:32 AM
Congratulations on your red with this fiery almost abtract creation.
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01/17/2005 12:05:51 AM
Congrats! One of my faves! :o)
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01/17/2005 12:05:15 AM
Awesome job Owen, you da man!
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01/17/2005 12:04:31 AM
Congratulations!

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01/17/2005 12:04:22 AM
Congrats! This was one of my faves.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2005 10:57:47 PM
beautifully done -- top 10
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01/16/2005 10:44:00 PM
Very nice. Unexpected. Colorful!
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01/16/2005 07:02:43 PM
This is by far my favourite shot of the series. I love the effect caused by the bulbs glass: truly interesting. The choice of a square crop with your subject centered is also very good. I'll be very surprised if this doesn't get a top-3 placing.
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01/16/2005 12:24:03 AM
A unique shot out of the bunch. The bright colors and shapes are great. Adding the lightbulb to distort and add texture to the 'dots' really makes this good. Nice job.
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01/15/2005 02:02:27 PM
Very attractive and colourful image.10
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01/15/2005 07:00:46 AM
Great image - fits the challenge well. I love the effect of the glass and the colours - well done. 10
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01/15/2005 04:58:56 AM
Great use of bokeh and color in this photograph. Wish I knew how you captured this shot.
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01/13/2005 07:08:30 PM
Beautiful, excellent idea for this challenge. Great execution! :-)
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01/12/2005 01:06:11 PM
This is very nice but you realize that this is bokeh overkill. Not to worry because you have manged to turn it into an abstract work of art. Lucky you. lol Bumping up.
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01/12/2005 01:01:00 PM
good original image, like the effect a lot - good luck
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01/12/2005 11:59:34 AM
wow love this pic good luck, how did you do it
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01/12/2005 10:33:48 AM
So clean! So crisp! So colorful! Well done. A 10 from me.
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01/11/2005 10:07:25 PM
Beautiful colors and composition, Excellent
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01/11/2005 09:13:07 PM
Very colorful well designed and nicely placed. One of my favorites
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01/11/2005 09:06:39 PM
Whoa. If anyone ever needs a dictionary illustration of what bokeh is, this would be a good choice. A very compelling image. I'm drawn to it. The absolute black of the background makes me feel as though those light sources are floating in space. I'd love to have seen a setup where you could isolate the bulb without having to have a tabletop visible though. Very sweet entry. Should do well.
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01/11/2005 08:22:03 PM
fantastic , should be in top 3 i'll give an 8
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01/11/2005 07:53:40 PM
I am really not sure about the bokeh in this one. It really is the subject and not the background, and by the definitions that I have been reading, it would be considered bad bokeh. That said, I really like this shot. It is very interesting and in excellent focus. 9 from me. (terje?)
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01/11/2005 11:17:45 AM
Great photo (10)
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01/11/2005 10:09:53 AM
lovely
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01/11/2005 06:40:32 AM
This fits the challenge perfectly, since this subject actually gets enhanced by the bokeh.
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01/11/2005 03:46:40 AM
nice shot
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01/11/2005 01:14:50 AM
Very striking image. Excellent example of using bokeh as a key element in your composition.
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01/10/2005 09:53:18 PM
Very nice. I'm curious about how you achieved the effect of the bokeh within the light bulb.
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01/10/2005 04:20:10 PM
:-) I see a colored ribbon in your near future. This is excellent.
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01/10/2005 03:41:55 PM
beautiful image, and i must saw that this is one case that the bokeh definitely contributes to the power/effect of the image.. very well done.
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01/10/2005 01:58:47 PM
The short definition of Bokeh from KenRockwell.com, which I am using for voting on this challenge: "Bokeh describes the rendition of out-of-focus points of light." In spades! Is the subject enhanced by the bokeh of the background? Most certainly. And the effect on the bokeh within the bulb adds interest. Great shot.
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01/10/2005 01:22:05 PM
lovely I adore the texture, light and colour one of the best entries for me well done
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01/10/2005 07:10:05 AM
Very abstract so it makes it one of my favourites for this challenge!excellent!
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01/10/2005 07:08:13 AM
I think we have a winner here.
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01/10/2005 03:33:18 AM
Technical masterpiece. Unbelievably pure, circular artefacts. Only possible nit I have is I'd like to see just a hint of fill bringing out detail on the bulb threads. Dynamite Bokeh. Really effective use of simple border also.
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01/10/2005 01:32:07 AM
So beautiful. Would love to see how you set up the lighting. 10
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01/10/2005 12:39:58 AM
now this is just plain cool. i love the vibrant colors--and even more so love the idea of viewing all the colored bulbs through a clear bulb. perhps this is because i have a huge bag full of colored lightbulbs that i used to use for challenges--so the irony is not lost on me, i dont know. ;) at any rate, beautiful composition and clarity as well. is it good bokeh? beats the heck out of me. i just know i like it! nicely done.
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01/10/2005 12:34:26 AM
Outstanding! I bet this looks amazing when printed.
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01/10/2005 12:21:21 AM
this is beautiful. i love how the reflections pull the bokeh into the foreground. excellent, excellent work. may you be well rewarded for your efforts!
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