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Neck Plug: Interface Detail
3rd PlaceNeck Plug: Interface Detail

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Challenge: What is the Matrix? (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Studio
Date: May 17, 2003
Aperture: f/29
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30sec
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2003

Spoon ? There was no spoon.

Laptop display, spoon, reflections. Arranged to fall around the opening and connectors, on fairly standard compositional points.

Place: 3 out of 140
Avg (all users): 6.7934
Avg (commenters): 8.0625
Avg (participants): 6.5904
Avg (non-participants): 6.9231
Views since voting: 6157
Votes: 213
Comments: 28
Favorites: 5 (view)

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05/29/2003 12:13:07 PM
Great picture! Great idea!
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05/29/2003 11:43:11 AM
congrats, from an internet cafe at the city airport in london ;) - well deserved!
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05/28/2003 09:48:34 AM
Well - it was an egg separator really but it seemed spoon-like enough to be apt. All credit for the set-up/ style to scab-lab who does this much better than I ever do.

Took a screen shot of a screen saver, boosted the contrast/ saturation in photoshop then set it on full display. Placed black card over the keyboard to simplify the background and put the spoon on there and almost closed the lid.

Shot in from the side, with 100mm macro on a tripod, mirror lock-up, shutter release cable and really closed down aperture (f29) to get lots of depth of field. Manually focused on the edge of the slot in the spoon for max detail on that edge.

Thanks for all the comments.
05/28/2003 09:23:03 AM
Was trying to figure out what you used for your reflecting surface. Thought it might have been some sort of weird mutated bowling ball or something...lol Who would have guessed it was a slotted spoon...duh. Nice work. Congrats!!
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05/28/2003 07:50:26 AM
Nice going Gordon - this was the one I thought might keep me off the top. Can't believe it didn't make it into the 7's. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/28/2003 07:31:57 AM
You da man G. Loved it ... gave it a 10. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/28/2003 06:16:54 AM
Congrats G! Nice shot, love the technique here ... ;)
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05/28/2003 01:01:17 AM
Congrats Gordon. Nice shot.
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05/28/2003 12:58:45 AM
Nicely executed shot!
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05/28/2003 12:20:03 AM
Nice work Gordon, and a well deserved ribbon.
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05/28/2003 12:16:04 AM
one of my favorite pics of the challenge...great work, G. congrats!
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05/28/2003 12:06:15 AM
Yep. Good stuff! Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2003 09:29:24 PM
Very cool idea and implementation. Good composition, colors and staging. 9 md
05/27/2003 01:57:44 PM
i'm not sure how you did this..but it looks pretty cool
05/27/2003 09:59:09 AM
One of my favourites... great abstract, cool and classy. 9
05/26/2003 10:30:42 AM
Very sleek. I love your idea to apply the matrix pattern to your own way. And the lighting is superb, esp, on the background. Good Luck
05/26/2003 09:20:23 AM
i really love the soft shade in the background - this pic is one of my favorite !
05/25/2003 10:27:44 PM
Very nice image! I like the distortion of the "matrix green code" around the opennings in the "interface" I think I'd like to see a different crop - just a bit more on the bottom? 8
05/23/2003 08:54:57 AM
wow very cool. Love the curves and sharpness. Good luck. Jacko. 10
05/23/2003 05:54:27 AM
Like this very much. Not sure that there is quite enough DOF - the focus is just drifting on the far edge of the 'thing', but not enough to make it seem deliberate. Reflections are good, the lines and composition are excellent. The subject: perhaps too representative rather than interpretive for me.
05/22/2003 10:03:35 AM
It fits, I think...
05/22/2003 06:29:18 AM
Awesome - 10!
05/21/2003 01:46:20 PM
I like the object shape and the Matrix characters projected on it. interesting abstract!
05/21/2003 11:11:04 AM
very cool. will look nice framed. nice crop, impeccable lighting. 8
05/21/2003 10:49:13 AM
I have no idea what it is, but I like it. The curves are appealing, the lighting is good and gives it the appropriate chrome-esque shine of metal (or it seems to). The matrix 'lettering' is a nice addition and punctuates the futuristic feel of the image. In some ways, it almost reminds me of an eye.
05/21/2003 10:38:52 AM
very good---10
05/21/2003 08:07:27 AM
excellent work... great creativity and well thought out shot... = 10
05/21/2003 07:37:15 AM
Nice esthetic. Sharp shot with nice colours and reflections. Subtle background color. I love it.

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