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The Grain Of Rice
The Grain Of Rice
Sonda


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Minimalism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Macro
Location: Home
Date: Apr 25, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2005

Model held a flashlight to light up the Grain..

Could have done wout that, but it was the image I had in my mind, so it was done.


Statistics
Place: 8 out of 492
Avg (all users): 6.6253
Avg (commenters): 7.9787
Avg (participants): 6.4611
Avg (non-participants): 6.8034
Views since voting: 3306
Views during voting: 517
Votes: 371
Comments: 56
Favorites: 7 (view)


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05/05/2005 12:25:30 AM
Sonda: You came here from a totally surprising direction exhibiting a deep well of talent. Let it flow!

Congratulations on your 8th finish.
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05/04/2005 04:46:22 PM
Great feeling to this image. Nice job Sonda, congrats on eight place.
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05/04/2005 12:15:45 PM
Thank you :)
05/04/2005 08:16:32 AM
great finish
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05/04/2005 07:45:00 AM
Absolutely fantastic lighting and a great take on the challenge. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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05/04/2005 12:26:02 AM
Thank you Damon, it's fun to be on the first page :)
05/04/2005 12:04:14 AM
An excellent finish. Congratulations, Eva!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2005 10:45:59 PM
Love the texture and grittyness of the hand and the lighting of the grain of rice. 10
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05/03/2005 07:58:29 PM
What a unique approach to this theme. I really love the idea. The only thing that bothers me just a bit is the cleaner spot on his palm around the grain of rice. I still am giving this a 9 because I love the idea and the approach you took and the focus and colors are dead on.
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05/03/2005 06:15:36 PM
nice shot, is the center of his hand brighter because of lighting?
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05/03/2005 04:26:35 PM
Love this photograph. This may be the winner in my book!!! 10!!!
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05/03/2005 03:57:38 PM
That's a very strange image. Beautifully cropped, luscious tonalities, social commentary up the wazoo in a minimalist setting. Strong entry.
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05/03/2005 01:15:08 PM
I lobe the grittiness!
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05/02/2005 07:04:51 PM
When I looked first I thought this was a statue but it is probably not is it...
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05/02/2005 03:12:15 PM
the concept is strong, but the pose feels awkward. besides the rice grain, it also bothers me that the highlights feel muddy
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05/02/2005 09:32:20 AM
Very Creative!
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05/02/2005 03:56:55 AM
Very interesting. Great impact! [9]
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05/01/2005 11:20:37 PM
Top 10! beautiful
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05/01/2005 07:54:35 PM
This is a wonderful photograph. but (forgive me) the highliting of the grain of rice just doesn't work for me. While I really like this image, if you had been able to get a natural beam of light to illuminate that grain it would have been spectacular. I'm not sure that happened here. Nevertheless, a very good try.
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05/01/2005 03:08:58 PM
I think this is a good idea, and the light on the grain of rice is very appropriate. I also think that the hand is a bit too much of an "attention getter" for this to properly work in minimalism. Not sure, but that's my impression. ~6
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05/01/2005 02:45:31 PM
really great impact to the photo. 9
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04/30/2005 11:20:37 PM
Outstanding work. I predict a ribbon for this.
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04/30/2005 10:20:33 PM
Nice! This reminds me of kiwi's self portrait.
Great detail. I only struggle to focus my attention on the grain.
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04/30/2005 08:51:07 PM
The longer I look at this picture, the more I like it. The hand tells me a thousand stories.
04/30/2005 08:25:59 PM
Very cool picture. I actually like how around the grain is illuminated, awesome awesome
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04/30/2005 01:34:48 PM
Nice effect.
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04/30/2005 11:31:23 AM
This is amazing ! The contrast is excellent,the grain of rice looks so beautiful ! You've done a great work here 9
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04/30/2005 03:36:08 AM
Excellent idea for the challenge! Well executed !! 10.
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04/29/2005 02:37:13 PM
Top Three !
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04/29/2005 12:18:58 PM
ANother wonderful photo but my focus is the hand.
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04/29/2005 11:26:09 AM
nice texture and spot on the grain. one of the best
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04/29/2005 11:06:54 AM
interesting use of theme, whites need work, blacks good, nice texture, nice focal point, nice movement, comp ok
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04/29/2005 03:41:07 AM
well thought out a terrific entry 8
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04/29/2005 12:10:58 AM
great lighting.. !
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04/29/2005 12:10:08 AM
Great photo. The light, the texture, awesome!
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04/28/2005 07:51:22 PM
Very good tones and a good idea.
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04/28/2005 04:44:45 PM
Absolutely amazing! One of the best I've seen so far. 10
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04/28/2005 04:11:03 PM
Nice effective shot. My eye went to the grain of rice almost immediately thanks to the colour and size contrast. That was before I read the title and I only looked at the title to findout what the subject was.
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04/28/2005 01:35:11 PM
Looks like extensive burning...this photo could ribbon, I do and I dont like it! I am drawn to it which must mean I like it...around the rice is is bright which I find strange, yet I like it. well done.
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04/28/2005 09:54:12 AM
My first 10 in a long time. Original, striking, makes you think.
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04/28/2005 08:51:06 AM
Nice idea. Very strong image of a wrinkly worn hand. I gave it a 7.
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04/28/2005 07:23:21 AM
9. the light is outstanding. Just find it appealing, stirs emotion.
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04/28/2005 06:35:49 AM
lost a little dof - pity
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04/28/2005 02:45:45 AM
How did you light the area of the hand around the rice?

A very powerful picture if put in the right context. I would have cropped it more on the left, and looked for a bit more space on the right and bottom.

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04/27/2005 06:00:27 PM
I like the character and lighting. Well done.
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04/27/2005 02:05:53 PM
This is a powerful image! The grain of rice immediately captures your eye. Then the texture of the hand provides context. Overall great composition.
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04/27/2005 01:56:48 PM
This is a great shot for this challenge. The way you've highlighted the rice really helps it stand out, although it does look just a little forced. Perhaps a softer border between the light and dark would have helped with that. Also, the excess dark background on the left side of the hand is a little distracting. A square crop with a centered composition might have improved this a little. Still a fantastic shot, thouth.
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04/27/2005 01:18:13 PM
Neat image, to bad you could not of had just the grain of rice lited up. 9
04/27/2005 10:51:04 AM
I love this shot. Great lighting, great shadows.
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04/27/2005 10:39:07 AM
This is a neat picture.
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04/27/2005 09:37:02 AM
dark and powerful. Very good
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04/27/2005 09:35:14 AM
I am missing something here, I dont see the significance of the rice. I have looked at it for a while though so you get credit for that. Hard work little pay, maybe? The finger tips could be a little sharper.
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04/27/2005 09:00:34 AM
Very Nice Image <8>
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04/27/2005 07:47:21 AM
Just 10
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04/27/2005 02:36:22 AM
I'm not sure how you got the lighting on this, since the grain of rice seems to be emitting light (tagged it with a laser?), but the effect is spectacular. The hand looks almost like it was carved in great detail in stone, and creates an interesting backdrop for an obvious subject. 10.
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04/27/2005 12:17:55 AM
Rescued from a burning building??
Not sure what's going on with all that black soot or burning. Too much for my liking, but I like the concept and the composition.
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