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FranziskaLang


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Challenge: Office Art (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Home
Date: Jun 8, 2003
Aperture: f32
ISO: 400
Shutter: 4 sec
Galleries: Interior, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2003

I know I'm kind of copying myself here ... but as soon as I saw the title (and the reference to kitchen art) that I wanted to do something with a picture frame again.

I'd still had a bunch of color pencils from previous challenges (not the pencil challenge though) and thought it was about time to put them to good use. I broke off a lot of pencil tips to get all these shavings ...

I also used my new tripod with reversible center column (which I thought I'd never use) to place the camera exactly centered above the frame to avoid a skewed perspective.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.9817
Avg (commenters): 8.7368
Avg (participants): 6.8793
Avg (non-participants): 7.0980
Views since voting: 4683
Votes: 109
Comments: 37
Favorites: 11 (view)


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06/11/2006 07:25:10 AM
I really love this, and such a great idea.....EXCELLENT.....
10/30/2003 10:10:41 AM
Great Idea. bravo.
06/19/2003 02:59:35 PM
Critique Club Review

Not much work to do here.... This was one of my favorites during the voting. I think the way you used a real picture frame for a frame was a fantastic idea, as opposed to just adding a frame with software. The wood shavings poping out of the picture and over the frame really make this picture for me. Give a real sense of depth, so that I feel like I could reach in and touch it. Exposure, focus, depth of field, contrast, color saturation, this one has it all. Excellent job of lighting, shadows were well controlled so as to add texture, but not compete or obscure. This photo is an example of how it should be done.
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06/18/2003 11:57:44 PM
Congrats Franziska! I thought this might be yours... The frame looked familiar, but the color was wrong. Still, I thought you may have used a different one, or maybe you just painted it!
06/16/2003 10:15:19 PM
This is actually a very simple photo ... I took a picture frame (w/out the glass) and a lot of pencil shavings. Arrange the shavings within the frame and on top of the frame. Take picture, crop, do the usual post-level adjustments. I've used this technique before for the kitchen art challenge (with pasta and a differently colored frame). The idea comes originally from someone else (don't know who) who submitted a picture using this technique and a scanner to create something similar.

Btw, please feel free to copy this if you'd like, after all, I copied it too! ;)

Originally posted by clues56:

Very good. I wish you would write a tutorial on how you made the border with the shaving coming out. I won't copy, I promise. I would like to know for myself.


Message edited by author 2003-06-16 22:16:03.
06/16/2003 07:46:30 PM
great job this picture is amazing!
06/16/2003 06:56:27 PM
You deserved this one. I think it deserved first place, because of its photographic qualities, but particularly the creativity aspect.

Very good. I wish you would write a tutorial on how you made the border with the shaving coming out. I won't copy, I promise. I would like to know for myself.
06/16/2003 12:10:29 PM
[note to self: use frame in next contest]. Really, nice work. Congrats.
06/16/2003 12:04:40 PM
Franziska - Love the idea with the frame. This was one of my fav's. Reminded me a little of KarenB's picture of the cougar stepping out of the frame. great work and congrats on a ribbon! - Bob
06/16/2003 11:13:53 AM
I now have a complete set of color ribbons ... time to retire :) Just kidding of course, thank you all for the wonderful votes and comments :)
06/16/2003 09:59:17 AM
I remembered your Kitchen Art, but didn't remember whose it was. Congrats on the finish! And now I have to copy this idea. ;)

M
06/16/2003 02:49:48 AM
Congrats franziska... I thought this one could be yours :)

Message edited by author 2003-06-16 02:50:04.
06/16/2003 01:34:21 AM
This is such a wonderful photo, so easy to look at, and the lighting is great. The shapes are very interesting to look at and I also like the way two of the shavings come out over the frame. Focus is right on too!
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06/16/2003 12:05:19 AM
congratulations! great shot!
06/16/2003 12:03:50 AM
Told ya! Congrats!
06/16/2003 12:03:40 AM
congrats franziska!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2003 10:21:36 PM
Original idea, well composed and interesting and engaging. Super work! 10
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06/15/2003 10:00:34 PM
Wow! This must have taken some setting up! I rekon it would have looked better without the pencil tips underneath the shavings, but that's just me. Fantastic!
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06/15/2003 12:33:14 PM
A very original and well thought out photo. The colors are very crisp and clear. I especially like the way you have two of the shavings coming out of the frame - 10.
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06/14/2003 08:44:47 PM
Absolutely awesome shot. Great idea and wonderful excecution. Could have stood a little more sharpening, but still my favorite this week. 10
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06/13/2003 02:44:13 PM
I love this one! Very creative idea using a picture frame to frame the photo! I love the shavings extending over onto the picture frame, that adds a lot to the photo. The clarity of this photo is wonderful. If I could vote, I would definitely give you a 9 or 10.
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06/13/2003 11:58:28 AM
One of the week's best. 10
06/13/2003 12:16:35 AM
Now thats art...very creative, nice shot...
JB
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06/12/2003 03:35:30 PM
Very nice concept and execution. The colors are perfect and I like that some of the shavings come outside the frame. 10 -danny
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06/11/2003 05:40:54 PM
Great idea. Nice execution. How to make pencil shavings attractive. Wish I'd thought of it.
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06/11/2003 01:17:42 PM
I really like this "3D" composition, its very clever! Nice bight colours too, maybe a bit too bright, but on second thought..nah. I like the crowding too, it works well for the shot. Great idea!
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06/10/2003 11:30:20 PM
Very original and creative. One of my favorites.
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06/10/2003 10:58:41 PM
Very nice idea and execution. I think a little more sharpness would have enhanced the 3D effect you have created.
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06/10/2003 09:57:34 PM
Clever idea (took the challenge quite literally), nice crop and focus. Good job!
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06/10/2003 09:03:19 PM
Well done.
06/10/2003 12:24:29 PM
what a creative ideal, very good image and challange, my frist 10
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06/10/2003 11:46:07 AM
Very ingeneous
06/10/2003 12:30:12 AM
Excellent layout of the shavings. I really like it!
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06/09/2003 06:51:38 PM
Nice shot. I especially like the lower right with the shaving coming ou of the frame! Great idea
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06/09/2003 01:39:46 PM
Really like this pic, good composition and like how some of the shavings are hanging over the frame.
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06/09/2003 12:51:03 PM
Very artistic. I like the way you used the 'border' and have a few of the shavings breaking outside of it. That really makes the image for me. Congrats on a great shot. 8
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06/09/2003 12:22:48 PM
Nice idea to put the shavings inside a picture frame. Nice that you used a range of coloured pencils too. Good luck with it.
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