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Salt vs Pepper
Salt vs Pepper
theSaj


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Challenge: Granular (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: New Haven, Connecticut - Photographer's Livingroom
Date: May 24, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2005

A bunch of salt, an entire container of pepper, and a fair amount of time. I had intended to do it on a white background but did not have paper large enough to accomodate the shot. Hopefully this will be a unique idea/shot. I'd love to finally break 6.0

Hope you enjoy....

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 327
Avg (all users): 6.3881
Avg (commenters): 7.4242
Avg (participants): 6.2992
Avg (non-participants): 6.4591
Views since voting: 3196
Views during voting: 445
Votes: 286
Comments: 51
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/04/2006 11:32:04 PM
Incredible composition and creative idea. I'd love to know what inspired the thought process to come up with this idea! Wonderfully executed.
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09/30/2006 06:44:49 AM
was it worth all the hassle?
Should've gone for a different POV
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09/06/2006 01:39:08 PM
DUDE, awesome idea! :)
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04/20/2006 07:55:44 PM
I remember this shot well from the challenge - I scored it a 9. Outrageously well done. You are obviously a patient man when you want to be! ;-) Great focus, composition, & color. Excellent work and hats off to you for pulling this off. Good thinking to use clear and translucent men. (Congrats on your PB too!)

Message edited by author 2006-04-20 19:56:24.
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01/11/2006 12:42:35 PM
nice idea. I really like this.
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11/21/2005 08:29:31 PM
Very imaginative and my favorite game too.
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11/13/2005 07:56:22 PM
In you comments you mentioned that you originally were going to use white paper. I personally think the black works better. The salt may have been lost on white paper. This is a great set up. Congratulations.
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08/25/2005 12:56:11 PM
That is awesome. That is creative and that is one of the main reasons I like it.
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06/02/2005 12:00:03 PM
You are a genius "theSaj". Love it!
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06/01/2005 02:19:36 AM
Way to go Jason! A terrific entry - very well done. Congrats!
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06/01/2005 12:34:28 AM
Thanks....all
06/01/2005 12:25:17 AM
Congrats on your personal best and breaking the 6 barrier!!
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06/01/2005 12:19:13 AM
Queen to knight 3, check. Hey Jason: Congratulations on your top 20 finish with this granular battle. A few sneezes and it is all over. lol
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06/01/2005 12:14:20 AM
Congrats - nice showing on this one!!
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06/01/2005 12:08:46 AM
Great job! You broke 6!! Well done with this unique shot. Very creative
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06/01/2005 12:02:11 AM
yee haw! Broke 6! WTG....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/31/2005 01:59:26 PM
Good Idea. But, I'd give more points for a mated position, and correct board allignment. ( White is Right - Lower right square is Always white. )
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05/31/2005 01:03:44 PM
Artsy. Less is more for this.
05/31/2005 08:51:47 AM
Good job !!! :)
05/29/2005 07:10:46 PM
Very cute idea and wow this must have been hard to set up. I like the contrast you get here with the grid board. This image is very clear too. Great job!
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05/28/2005 09:44:50 PM
Very creative. Perhaps more of the clear chess pieces rather than the cloudy glass as they reflect more of the checkerboard pattern.
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05/28/2005 07:59:19 PM
Must have taken you a while to set this up. Very creative and nice work! Good photo!
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05/28/2005 11:47:34 AM
very creative. nice picture.
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05/27/2005 05:33:19 PM
i love chess. great effort here
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05/27/2005 12:49:18 PM
well, this must have taken some setting up ! Nice approach,
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05/27/2005 11:10:12 AM
this not only a very clever idea it is beautifully executed
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05/27/2005 08:48:57 AM
Clever idea.
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05/26/2005 09:27:59 PM
Very creative. You must have sneezed a lot setting this up?
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05/26/2005 07:08:49 PM
Man, what a lot of work to set up! Extra points for degree of difficulty.
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05/26/2005 06:28:31 PM
Wonderful idea!
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05/26/2005 01:36:19 PM
very clever, mabey would have tried a different angle for the shot though.
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05/26/2005 12:25:13 PM
Amazing creativity!!!! Really well done. Lighting looks good and I like that you chose black for the background. Just a stunning idea, and well executed.
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05/26/2005 11:23:47 AM
wonderfuly creative 10
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05/26/2005 10:14:18 AM
Wow! Great idea! It's floating on air!
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05/26/2005 09:51:26 AM
creative idea well executed
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05/26/2005 09:08:45 AM
You went to a lot of trouble for this shot, 2 extra points for that! If only you had taken this from another angle I think it would have been so much more interesting...
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05/26/2005 08:53:58 AM
looks like this took a little time to set up. Clever idea and nice light.
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05/26/2005 05:38:28 AM
Nice idea, must of taken ages to setup.
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05/26/2005 01:18:21 AM
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10
I hope you do top 3 despite the nature which originality is punished on this site at times.
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05/25/2005 06:50:05 PM
Good idea and great lighting. Nice work.
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05/25/2005 06:12:25 PM
i was going to do this exact same thing for this challenge which i didnt end up entering
good job, looks like theres too big of mounds though, i think it would look more uhh more better if it was a little leveld off
8 because you did a good job on executing the idea that i never pursued
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05/25/2005 03:34:28 PM
what an amazing picture! love it for it's sharp simplicity.
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05/25/2005 02:37:57 PM
Very well done
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05/25/2005 01:35:52 PM
Very creative
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05/25/2005 01:06:49 PM
Wow, tons of work. Super creative, and a good shot. Hardly any shadowing, good clarity.
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05/25/2005 12:24:25 PM
pepper would win, salt would dissolve in the rain...sorry I digress. Good image with strong subject. Nice suttle lighting, I wonder if a lower angle and maybe from a different side angle it would be even better...just a thought.
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05/25/2005 11:56:32 AM
That looks like it took forever to do.
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05/25/2005 11:37:24 AM
Maybe a tighter crop on just a few of the peices would have given the image more strength--love the concept though 6
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05/25/2005 05:33:35 AM
Well done ..... Good luck
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05/25/2005 12:29:39 AM
creative... 8
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05/25/2005 12:29:30 AM
great idea, love it!!!!!
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