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Stir Up Some Color
Stir Up Some Color
savannahjames


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Circle (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Living Room
Date: Jul 5, 2005
Aperture: 10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2005

This is a macro shot of coffee stirrers. I tied them together with some string and put them on a TV tray in my living room with a piece of white posterboard underneath them.

I used my Canon Digital Rebel with an 18-55mm lens, and a Kenko Close-up No. 4 macro filter. PS Elements work: Auto Contrast, Auto Levels, Unsharp Mask.

I'm really pleased with how this turned out. I really have no idea what everyone else will think, but I felt like it was a unique shot for such a broad challenge.

Statistics
Place: 113 out of 545
Avg (all users): 5.4433
Avg (commenters): 5.8750
Avg (participants): 5.4025
Avg (non-participants): 5.4959
Views since voting: 856
Views during voting: 406
Votes: 282
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/02/2005 10:01:58 AM
Strong, dynamic composition. This is the kind of shot where an even narrower DOF would be very impactful - reducing the furthest elements to severely defocused lenticular patterns.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2005 10:46:48 PM
great color, texture,
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07/10/2005 12:36:49 PM
Fun pic. Great colour. Would have liked to see a bit more sharpness on some of the straws at the very least. I can't quite seem to find the focal point.

Good marks tho!
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07/09/2005 05:05:08 PM
strangely, a picture that was the same as this one on 95 % ! Thus, again a 6
07/09/2005 10:11:02 AM
Very colorful!
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07/08/2005 04:27:39 PM
very nice shot ... I don't see any circles there but, I do see lots of elipsoids nice shot though
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07/08/2005 12:52:35 PM
nice idea. seems out of focus.
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07/08/2005 11:57:39 AM
pretty and good idea, though I think that I have seen similar done better: slightly soft and are to right is too far outside DoF.
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07/07/2005 10:08:34 AM
many straws photos ...too many actually
07/06/2005 10:49:09 PM
wish it was totally sharp
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07/06/2005 08:21:50 PM
This is a really neat, very graphic image. Don't think I could have done any better. Like how the ones on the outside are out of focus. It would pop better if the ones in focus were really sharp, and maybe if there was a little more contrast? Little linty things take away a little, but I do like it.
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07/06/2005 05:34:42 PM
On first pass I kind of said...ok. ON second pass I appreciated it much more (after looking at the rest of the entries especially). Nice colors and lighting. I really like the flow from dark interior in the lower left to the spacing to the left and how it flows to the empty space. Nice job!
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07/06/2005 09:08:46 AM
Fun use of an ordinary object. I like the angle of the shot.
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