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Floating In Air
Floating In Air
GolferDDS


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Challenge: Illusions II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: patterns
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Home
Date: Aug 7, 2005
Aperture: 11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Emotive, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2005

Used an aquarium filled with water. Wallpaper that looks like the sky as a backround had to be placed inside the aquarium to avoid the reflections in the back glass. Set the glass at an angle. Dropped the colored beads into the water and began shooting as they sank. Some air bubbles in the shot helped to add to the mystique of the picture I feel. Had to set this up in my backyard for natural light in order to get the desired shutterspeed as I don't have the necessary lighting to do it inside. The final picture was cropped, increased saturation, contrast and brightness. Cloning was used to eliminate some minor disturbing elements like floating grass in the water.

The morning that I took the picture was very hot and humid. Water vapor continually formed on the surface of the aquarium glass. I kept wiping it off to take the shot but unfortunately it created what appears as "noise" in the backround sky.

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Place: 20 out of 127
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Votes: 290
Comments: 38
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08/15/2005 12:22:07 AM
Lovely color splash! Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/14/2005 08:51:45 PM
One of the things I keep trying to do is figure out how the illusions were done... I think that this one is under water? Like a fish bowl? Good illusion! Your colors are nice and crisp and you are nice and sharp. Your background doesn't really look like sky though which is why I guess fishbowl with a sky background.
TC
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08/14/2005 12:07:51 AM
Nicely done, a bit of noise of some description is showing in the background. the bubbles look great.
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08/13/2005 10:47:43 PM
very cool shot. congrats on the execution.
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08/13/2005 07:11:37 PM
Bright, colorful and just plain fun. The light blue background works well against the multitude of colors. Great job!
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08/13/2005 02:43:16 PM
irresistable tornado of colours and a cute take on the subject !
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08/13/2005 12:51:44 PM
Lovely image, simple idea but effective, well done.
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08/12/2005 08:34:20 PM
very nice !! great composition...8
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08/12/2005 05:26:53 AM
I like this riot of colour great illusion, bumping up big time.
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08/11/2005 07:05:12 PM
Quite an arresting composition.
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08/11/2005 12:30:25 AM
I love the playful quality of this. The colors are great. I like this alot.
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08/10/2005 02:29:54 PM
nice illusion, good colors
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08/09/2005 03:04:06 PM
Great Pic!...I love the colors and focus.
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08/09/2005 03:00:26 PM
Love the colors, though the bg seems a bit pixelated to me. 9
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08/09/2005 02:10:47 PM
I love all the color, goo shot, its a little grainy, but stil good,
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08/09/2005 11:43:32 AM
cool shot, looks like a picture from a party magazine.
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08/09/2005 10:44:10 AM
Beautiful colors, good backround, good idea.
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08/09/2005 08:16:06 AM
Wonderful stop motion. The colors are great against the blue and white. The left side of the glass is a little hot but that is very minor. Good Luck.
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08/09/2005 03:09:12 AM
What a brilliant celebration of colour! This is beautifull! The blue noise because of the compression? Looks like a Carnivale Poster! I hope it Ribbons!
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08/09/2005 02:06:18 AM
At first I thought it was a mirror but then wait, it isn't :) You fooled me.
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08/08/2005 08:06:29 PM
this one makes me smile! there may be some technical issues, but i don't know cuz i'm just smiling when i look at this! nice idea, uplifting!
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08/08/2005 05:18:23 PM
i like the idea here, however the noise in the background is a little distracting
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08/08/2005 01:57:55 PM
Good image, just seems a little grainy
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08/08/2005 12:50:19 PM
This is really cool! If you sit back and stare at it it's almost like 3D! Excellent shot! Well done!
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08/08/2005 12:11:05 PM
Oh noise noise, if only u weren't there! I love the colors......7
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08/08/2005 12:01:20 PM
Very nice effect with great colors !
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08/08/2005 10:54:56 AM
Nicely done and very creative. I like the colors, however, they seem just a tad over-saturated. Also, there seems to be a lot of artifact in the background. Maybe some noise reduction would clean this up a bit. 8
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08/08/2005 10:45:43 AM
Love the colors! Looks a little too compressed, I am seeing Jpeg artifacts.
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08/08/2005 09:44:09 AM
Very nice colors. Cool concept and composition
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08/08/2005 09:40:46 AM
Very cool shot. Love the background. The image appears to be a little grainy, but otherwise it's very difficult to find anything wrong with it! Nice job!
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08/08/2005 08:29:08 AM
Very colorful photo! I like the floating balls!
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08/08/2005 06:21:03 AM
I like this! Some pixelation on a few of the whatsthey're called but idea makes up for any slight detail..
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08/08/2005 03:15:16 AM
gotta catch 'em all!
shiney thing are always appealing heh
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08/08/2005 02:34:09 AM
I'll bet this one took a while to get right. Much picking up of little beads over and over again? Great idea. I'll be looking forward to reading how you did it.
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08/08/2005 01:39:33 AM
LOVE LOVE LOVE.... 10 for sure.....
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08/08/2005 01:32:50 AM
very fun shot. I love all the color but its very grainy or spotty
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08/08/2005 01:32:24 AM
This must have been taken in Iceland, where everything is stunningly beautiful and the streets are paved with ribbons. ;-) Outstanding! So far, my prediction for the blue.
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08/08/2005 12:35:15 AM
Very cool image - Im guessing it was shot in water with a sky background? Nice color and overall lighting - 9
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