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Challenge: Secondary Colors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 880
Location: Manhattan, my appartment.
Date: May 12, 2003
Aperture: f/4.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2003

Actually, quite a lucky picture.
I wanted something very graphic for this assignment. I thought it was neccessary to fit the theme. But I didn't expect my entry to be THAT graphic... :)
What you see in the background are 2 glass candle holders backlit to achieve those nice soft colors. On top of the foreground is the end of a straw I was holding with one hand. And I was surprized to see how water falling fast from it created this seperation between the 2 colors... My initial goal was to capture a "lens" effect with water drops... I kinda liked this one and forgot about the drops. :-)

Place: 1 out of 225
Avg (all users): 7.3370
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 7.2816
Avg (non-participants): 7.4103
Views since voting: 4968
Votes: 181
Comments: 57
Favorites: 18 (view)

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02/12/2004 04:42:44 PM
well done... great colors
05/25/2003 11:41:59 PM
Congrats like it a lot!
05/25/2003 11:05:58 AM
Wonderful bit of work Christo. The colors are very smooth and rich for such a macro (I had not guessed it was a straw!). Congrats on your first ribbon!
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05/22/2003 01:00:32 AM
Wow, thanks a lot for all those very nice comments!
I woud have liked to answer to you all personally, but it's not possible.

When the picture came out on the LCD, I kind of knew this was a good shot. I sometimes have this feeling, but not often enough IMO. :)
But it's the first time I take a picture that so many people really like. I feel very happy for this reason, because I believe a good photography is one that anybody can appreciate, no matter if you are a pro photographer or never took a picture.
So this might be my first good picture. :)
Thanks again for the very kind words.
05/21/2003 07:20:56 PM
Amazing technique= amazing shot.
Congrats to you.
05/21/2003 07:15:25 PM
Christo, everyone is talking about my controversial shot, but they should be talking about this one. Your composition, lines, colors, everything came together on this one in wonderful ways. I really congratulate you on this. As I mentioned below, I'm glad to see an abstract image get a ribbon, and I'm glad the abstract is such good photography.
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05/21/2003 05:05:42 PM
In my book by far the best shot of the challenge. Simple and effective - great colours. Well done. Thanks for your comments on ice cream hut.
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05/21/2003 02:53:19 PM
Like the technique and principles you describe in the details - a more interesting final result because of how it was created for me
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05/21/2003 10:03:30 AM
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon. This was my favorite of the challenge. Love the abstract nature of the image.
05/21/2003 09:32:44 AM
Christophe, congratulations! Excellent work, and a well deserved blue ribbon.
05/21/2003 09:08:39 AM
Hey bud, congrats!!!! Dave
05/21/2003 08:55:27 AM
Excellent shot... I'm glad you posted your 'description' on this because I was not able to determine exactly what I was looking at... very creative... nice work :)
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05/21/2003 06:58:06 AM
Great shot. Well deserved. Congrats on your first ribbon
05/21/2003 04:35:29 AM
Serendipitous or not, this is a very nice shot. Congratulations on your ribbon.
05/21/2003 03:28:34 AM
You think the person that gave you a 1 is feeling stupid right about now :)
Beautiful shot Cristo! One of my favorites.

Mike Malloy

Message edited by author 2003-05-21 03:28:56.
05/21/2003 02:38:01 AM
No wonder this came first ... amazing photo and congratulations on your first Ribbon
05/21/2003 02:22:21 AM
well done on your ribbon its a great picture
05/21/2003 01:32:19 AM
ooooh...what a great abstract!! congratulations on a well deserved ribbon!
05/21/2003 12:22:29 AM
Good shot. I see your scores are improving every challenge. You should score a 12 by 4th of July!

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05/21/2003 12:21:54 AM
Excellent shot!!! I love the subtle colors.
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05/21/2003 12:13:23 AM
Yes - very well done, indeed.
05/21/2003 12:10:49 AM
Again I'll say it's the clarity and subtleness that made this photo.
Congratulations on a ribbon well deserved!!!
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05/21/2003 12:04:40 AM
Congratulations! It's good to see a well done abstract photo get a ribbon! Maybe we're all learning...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2003 11:58:46 PM
love this. my favourite of the challenge. 10
05/20/2003 09:19:37 PM
This is gorgeous. 10 no question - best be in the top 3. I would have run a light Neat Image on this to get the grain out of the green. Good luck!
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05/20/2003 05:18:56 PM
The colors, the composition, the sharpness combine to make this an absolutely fabulous photo.
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05/20/2003 04:02:12 PM
This is abstract enough I can't really tell what it is - and in past, I've sometimes found that to be a detraction, in my voting. However, this just strikes me, deep down, as so beautiful that I had to give it a 10 despite not knowing what you were photographing. :->
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05/20/2003 01:29:55 PM
What is this? The subject is very interesting.
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05/20/2003 01:24:58 PM
very nice idea and it was done very nice good work
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05/20/2003 08:12:16 AM
Interesting composition, nice response to the challenge, subtle colors, good work.
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05/20/2003 02:36:35 AM
Great stuff here...very creative and very well done. Looks like a digitally altered image, but still very cool! ~Renee
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05/19/2003 10:43:28 PM
Intriguing. Is that a straw in front of a two-coloured background? Here's a different take on the refraction technique. Good job.
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05/19/2003 10:39:06 PM
Awesome, this is so great.
05/19/2003 06:29:51 PM
Great composition, focus and the COLORS! The lighting is perfect. The waterdrops just do it. Well done and good luck.
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05/18/2003 08:56:24 PM
nice 6
05/18/2003 06:59:59 PM
excellent ! perfect concept in this shot.
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05/18/2003 03:34:23 PM
If that's what I think it is, that's very neat. What a great effect - how did you think of it. The more I look at it, the more I like it.
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05/18/2003 02:31:59 PM
wow. this is gorgeous. fits the challenge perfectly. i love the abstract nature.
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05/18/2003 12:19:38 PM
Very Interesting. Looks like you have two glasses of different coloured liquid in the background and just plain water pouring out of a straw. However it was done, Very creative, and executed beatifully. 9
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05/17/2003 07:21:46 PM
Nice abstract.
05/17/2003 07:07:16 PM
Wonderful - really simply and I love the way the water splits the colours in the background. The two main droplets add further to the strong composition. I also like the graininess in the green, but less so in the orange. Am curious to learn whether it was a deliberate choice (ISO etc) or an artifact of compression.
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05/17/2003 04:52:26 PM
I really, really liked this, howdja do that?!
05/15/2003 11:20:53 PM
Very nice color and contrast, neat effect. Nicely done.
05/15/2003 10:41:41 PM
Very intriguing shot. Love the soft colors and the use of shape.
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05/15/2003 03:48:43 AM
My favourite shot for the challenge, it is perfect! There is nothing you could have changed to make this even better. Man am I curious to know who's shot this is, well done, excellent work - 10.
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05/14/2003 10:24:43 PM
Very interesting photo! Nice variation of an oft-used echnique on this site. Great colors and composition. The best yet! 10 md
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05/14/2003 09:42:30 PM
> 8
05/14/2003 09:40:36 PM
05/14/2003 06:08:15 PM
love the soft and subtle quality in this piece.....
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05/14/2003 03:45:07 PM
A wonderful abstract photograph. Great lines!
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05/14/2003 02:59:19 PM
Beautiful tones and interesting subtle colors. One of my favorites. 9
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05/14/2003 12:29:51 PM
Beautiful shot, Everything perfect here. A 10
05/14/2003 11:35:13 AM
very nice abstract...love this one
05/14/2003 11:17:22 AM
Excellent Job! This really is a good photo! 10
05/14/2003 10:49:01 AM
Great color blend and I love the texture.
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05/14/2003 01:40:09 AM
05/14/2003 12:59:11 AM
So how'd you do it?? Very nice. 8

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