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Challenge: Perspective II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: basement
Date: Sep 8, 2005
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Abstract, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2005

played with chroma a bit (yellows desat to fix color temp , greens sat to push marbles)
bit o curves , usm

reminds me of the ray tracing program POVray

made a distorted lined (36" wide) backdrop with photoshop + printed on a wide plotter, 3 marbles, and a glass(crystal) ball ..
oh & a junked light/layout table that i restored this week ;) so all the light comes from the bottom - super diffused & no obvious direction


chances of anyone understanding the image ..0..

postchallenge: oops - guess people did understand ;) thankyou

a couple of other notes on HOW-TO:the paper was against a clear sheet of plastic bent in a C shape (you see the curve in the image) and the view in the ball is of most of the background almost upto 270deg .. otherwise you would see aspects of the room and edges of the paper ...

Place: 3 out of 544
Avg (all users): 7.1090
Avg (commenters): 8.9524
Avg (participants): 6.9200
Avg (non-participants): 7.3534
Views since voting: 11077
Views during voting: 538
Votes: 266
Comments: 49
Favorites: 39 (view)

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12/08/2006 10:08:29 AM
Impressive creativity and thanks for the pp explanation.
11/04/2006 01:12:23 PM
I think the design would work better for me without the green balls.
06/24/2006 05:00:00 PM
Interesting photo. Nice to read the pp.
09/23/2005 07:11:38 PM
Ralph, you were way overdue for a ribbon...congrats on a very clever setup. Congrats on your high placing!
09/23/2005 06:43:08 PM
This photo is amazing. I would like to try this one day when I have the right materials. I am going to put your image into my favourites and I hope that when I grow up I can take a photo like this.

09/23/2005 03:57:48 AM
Like Davenit composition.

Great shot! Congrats!!!

Message edited by author 2005-09-23 04:26:08.
09/22/2005 09:55:54 PM
Symmetry in motion. A cool modern composition. Congratulations on your Yellow.
09/22/2005 07:52:53 PM
Congrats - Great shot!
09/21/2005 09:20:22 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon winning image! Great perspective, shapes & lines! Too cool!
09/21/2005 05:24:00 PM
Very intriguing and beautiful picture. Congrats on your ribbon!
09/21/2005 03:35:59 PM
Creative, interesting, great composition.....a very well executed shot!! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon :-))
09/21/2005 02:15:53 PM
Really nice image. Congrats...
09/21/2005 02:13:35 PM
Awesome finish for an awesome photograph. The addition of the green to compliment the black and white is pure genius! Congratulations!
09/21/2005 01:51:01 PM
You are going to model this in POV-Ray ???
09/21/2005 11:01:54 AM
This is the kind of photograph that made me interested in photography to begin with. Thanks for showing us such a great, classic image. Very, very cleanly done - beautiful!
09/21/2005 09:39:37 AM
Fantastic image...a huge congratulations.

09/21/2005 08:08:43 AM
Congratulations on your first Ribbon with this very cool image! Great composition and planning make this an eyecatcher
09/21/2005 07:54:16 AM
Very cool. The splash of green is awesome! Love the title, too!
09/21/2005 06:32:03 AM
oh gosh... i just LOVE it.... should've won.. all the work you went to, and boy did it pay off.. top quaility.... congrats...
09/21/2005 12:22:15 AM
very nice photo....i gave it a 10
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2005 11:45:23 PM
I'd like to know how you did this. Very nice.
09/20/2005 11:00:49 PM
very cool
09/20/2005 09:44:48 PM
I like this keeps me looking at it. Creative
09/20/2005 06:30:24 PM
OMG that's cool stuff!
09/20/2005 05:44:31 AM
09/18/2005 11:25:35 PM
this kind of makes me dizzy. intresting take on the challenge though.
09/17/2005 03:37:37 PM
very cool like the pic alot very perspective i give you a 10
09/17/2005 11:07:42 AM
Excellent technique: clarity, dof. Elements of design: first class. Well done.
09/17/2005 10:23:03 AM
Vracking, original image. Kind of reminds me of a larva lamp something. Well done and good luck with this. I thikn the green adds a nice splash of colour and the composision is nice too.
09/16/2005 08:48:38 PM
I like the imaginitive idea, the lighting on the green balls, the swirly black on the larger ball and the lines at the bottom front are also good. I think the dirty smudgy grey on white at top back of image really destroys this photo.
09/16/2005 07:50:10 PM
Wow! Quite the unusual image. (10)
09/16/2005 07:02:57 PM
i love the bold clean look and the reflections are really fun to explore.
09/16/2005 02:19:51 PM
Very good idea - you should be proud of this one - great work!
09/16/2005 12:15:24 PM
one of my favorites so far 9
09/15/2005 11:21:46 PM
Okay... you need to do a How I Did This for this pic.
09/15/2005 09:59:20 PM
Wow, Must be the blue ribbon... must be... must be (sorry but I haven't been right yet)
09/15/2005 07:17:07 PM
Phenominal! Top 5 at least.
09/15/2005 04:13:57 PM
Excellent , i think this is gonna be blue ribbon. I can't even imagine how you made it
09/15/2005 03:54:11 PM
Very cool. Love the lines the reflection and just amazing focus. Sharp Sharp Sharp.
09/15/2005 02:47:36 AM
Outstanding image...straight to my favourites.
09/14/2005 08:54:27 PM
Love it. The perspective is just so interesting and looking at this picture entertains me. How'd you do that? It's very nicely done. :D
09/14/2005 08:48:18 PM
Wow that's really cool. I love it.
09/14/2005 11:40:29 AM
If I didn't know better I would say it was a render. Nice and smooth; the glow on the green balls adds to it nicely
09/14/2005 10:43:39 AM
Just beautiful! Congratulations
09/14/2005 10:02:41 AM
This is excellent. ;Ok, I'm picking this as the winner. SOOO unusual. The lime just stands outamidst the stripes of black and white. I like that the circule seems a bit opaque. GREAT Man, I'm so happy to see this amidst the other 500 crappy ones. GOOD ONE 10 10 10
09/14/2005 08:05:06 AM
Very impressive graphic quality-the reflections in marble is very effective
09/14/2005 02:50:12 AM
what is that? nice shot
09/14/2005 02:32:49 AM
What is it. I like it.
09/14/2005 12:54:32 AM
Very cool. I'm assuming the ball is glass.

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