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Challenge: Bokeh (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro
Location: My family room.
Date: Jan 9, 2005
Aperture: f 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2005

Last minute idea that seems dubious to me but what the hey. I think this challenge will draw some nice shots.

Letters dangling by threads in front of the upright Scrabble classic wood board. Used my 420ex flash bounced off a white board and a handheld halogen light. Cropped, USM, levels and curves, cloned out the threads and some other reflective distractions.

Canon 50mm f 2.8 macro lens.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 241
Avg (all users): 6.8546
Avg (commenters): 7.9500
Avg (participants): 6.7603
Avg (non-participants): 6.9623
Views since voting: 6763
Views during voting: 422
Votes: 227
Comments: 37
Favorites: 16 (view)


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08/13/2009 01:47:18 AM
lol .. this is such a brilliant and creative idea .. :)
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09/10/2006 06:09:23 PM
Incredible! I wish I had such creativity..LOL I would have chosen this as a ribbon winner....I guess it was close!!!
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01/17/2006 05:56:00 PM
very nice job.
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08/17/2005 06:34:05 PM
What a great shot. I just sort of stumbled upon this.

Really good artistic statement.
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06/21/2005 11:03:54 AM
Great shot - perfect for the challenge. Great imagination.
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03/18/2005 11:39:53 PM
With miniature and your bokeh entry you have outdone yourself. Now go and beat these images even if you have to lose a little sleep. I am placing you in my favorite photographers' list because I know you are going to come through. Do not be affraid of experimenting. Go at it with your heart and soul. best wishes, dan
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03/15/2005 02:29:44 PM
I love this idea very well done and Congrats on the placing
Nice work
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01/17/2005 08:34:57 PM
Congrats on your 4th place...great entry!
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01/17/2005 06:19:16 AM
I'm amazed it didn't ribbon. Great job of 'shopping, btw...
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01/17/2005 12:42:20 AM
10 from me, thought this very inventive and well done. Congrats on your finish! RoB
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01/17/2005 12:31:15 AM
WHOA!!!! Awesome.
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01/17/2005 12:10:45 AM
John, my warmest congratulations on this very strong entry. You are good. Keep up the quality!
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01/17/2005 12:10:36 AM
Here's the original:
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4th place, aaargh!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2005 08:51:18 PM
Very Creative,I like this alot.
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01/16/2005 04:17:55 AM
very interesting play on the challenge. excellent composition and choice of colors, as well as near-great control on the lighting (i know the tiles are white, but the tops appear blown). i am really looking forward to finding out who entered this, as this is representative of the works of only a handful of dpcers. really expect to see this on the front page. good luck!
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01/15/2005 02:01:30 PM
Great idea and perfect photo. Should ribbon. 10
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01/15/2005 07:03:40 AM
Original with good lighting. I thought you had used a glass sheet but now I am not sure - I look forward to seeing how you done this - well done
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01/15/2005 03:34:52 AM
Well this is clearly not a stopped motion shot (if you managed to pull that off a ten would not come close to rewarding your skill) but even still - I Have no idea how you managed to do this (scrabble tiles don't exactly have anything to attach a thread to). Inventive and aesthetically pleasing. 9.
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01/14/2005 06:01:59 PM
Really good! Honestly....it should win, hands down.
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01/14/2005 02:00:12 PM
I'm not yet a member, so I dont get to vote, but I think this photo is fantastic! I love the use of the scrabble board as a backdrip, and the "floating" letters are great. The title caps it off! Well done!

Jen
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01/13/2005 05:34:22 PM
Very uplifting, a feeling of floating.
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01/13/2005 05:13:30 PM
Clever. The block pattern in the background does seem appropriate and adds to the Scrabble theme. Shot through a glass surface? 7.
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01/13/2005 01:37:06 AM
Aha! Clever. And fun. Good job.
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01/13/2005 12:34:57 AM
I like how the tiles seem to float in the air. This is a perfect "Bokeh" background. Good job!!!
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01/13/2005 12:33:25 AM
spinoff from "loud" ??? looks familiar
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01/12/2005 05:42:38 PM
totally uber. This is only the 2nd photo I have seen for this challenge, but my guess is that it won;t get much better. I am betting you get a ribbon. Nice job. How many shots did it take to get it right?
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01/12/2005 11:06:02 AM
Way cool shot. My only beef is that the top of the tiles are all blown out. Great imagination. Good luck.
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01/11/2005 03:00:38 PM
great!
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01/11/2005 12:31:19 PM
Can't wait to hear how you made this shot.
Nice Job
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01/11/2005 10:53:17 AM
I hope this does well, my first 9
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01/11/2005 10:09:17 AM
wow
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01/10/2005 05:54:41 PM
Cool way to meet the challenge in an unique and creative fashion. Well done IMHO!
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01/10/2005 02:02:52 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." Present. Is the subject enhanced by the bokeh of the background? Yes. Very creative shot. Can't imagine how many tries it took!
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01/10/2005 12:48:17 PM
Fantastic, made me laugh!
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01/10/2005 02:32:51 AM
Amusing take. Technically flawless. Wonderful sense of how to crop the image. True bokeh.
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01/10/2005 01:58:48 AM
how the..
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01/10/2005 12:18:07 AM
Very nice creative interpretation of this challenge.
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