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Challenge: Conspiracy (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: the prints
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: VT - usa
Date: Sep 17, 2005
Aperture: f:2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2005

i have to admit - technoshrooms' movie title entry influenced my composition. but i think the idea here is original enough.

one halogen lamp to frame left, and a small flood to frame right. my girlfriend helped by holding the small flood. the heat from the halogen created the sweat on the caged egg. the cage is made from pizza box supports.

shot in RAW, +1.2 exposure adjustment - converted to TIFF - cloned a small area on the front cage bar where the pieces connected - whites whitened, blacks blackened - saturation lowered - canvas size for border - resize - USM.

6 shots were taken, the set up is on top of a bar stool. this is my brain on drugs ;}

Place: 31 out of 114
Avg (all users): 5.5741
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 5.1852
Avg (non-participants): 5.7473
Views since voting: 927
Views during voting: 459
Votes: 263
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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09/25/2005 12:44:25 AM
This needed a higher score!! Just loved it and it got one of 2 tens.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2005 08:39:48 PM
this is great. really good job on this!
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09/22/2005 07:44:49 AM
amazing frame, i really like it
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09/21/2005 08:56:41 PM
Have moved your score up twice but now it can't go any higher :-). Great idea and nicely executed.( no pun intended )
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09/21/2005 12:28:58 PM
for some reason this appeals to me. can't pinpoint why, except it's well done, original and funny. Best of luck /8
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09/18/2005 10:15:53 AM
really nice DOF.
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09/18/2005 09:50:10 AM
Love it! I like the perspiration on the caged egg! Really makes the picture.
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09/18/2005 09:31:23 AM
Wonderful! Very original, beautifully lit and funny to boot!
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09/18/2005 07:38:36 AM
Not quite sure what the egg is in, but it looks like hes sweatin pretty bad. You might try cropping it a little bit tighter on top, the extra space isn't really necessary.
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09/18/2005 02:07:44 AM
WOW, great shot and concept. Cold sweat, huh?

Very well thought out (caged egg, "sweat", two conspirators lurking in the "half shadows") and executed (light, DOF, composition) for a speed challenge, one of the best I've seen so far, am giving you a 9 for this.
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09/18/2005 01:53:48 AM
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09/18/2005 01:11:58 AM
Damn....and I was going to have eggs in the morning...now I'll feel guilty (only kidding) Funny shot. I like it. The "sweat" is a nice touch.
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09/18/2005 12:47:25 AM
Oh so cool!!! This DOF is awesome. Great use of negative space and light. This is so clever. Great detail on the front egg. I'm amazed at the inginuity! 10
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09/18/2005 12:47:17 AM
I like the pick, but you lost me on the conspiracy. I gave it a good minute too. :( 5
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09/18/2005 12:31:30 AM
Fantastic details...love the moisture droplets.
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