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Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges 2005
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Oct 18, 2005
Aperture: f/ 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/21 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2005

Well I was stumped and I had to go to the backup plan. I wanted to do this with a leaf instead of a flower net but I could not get the water to stay in any of the wholes on the leaf. And then it took forever to get any pattern of water drops to stay on the net! Yeesh! I did a manual focus on this with the camera in macro mode and a 10x close up filter. I liked the detail and that each of the reflections of the rover mum is a bit different from each of the others. The set up was the same as Net Shot Gerbera X ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/5000-9999/8891/120/199586.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/5000-9999/8891/120/199586.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' except I used a different set of box tops, the others having met their maker, and I added two more clamp lamps for a total of 4, each with a 100w halogen bulb.

This is second version of Rover Net. I unsubmitted the first as there was a haze on water and the reflections. I also did not like the white balance, the dark green background came out blue! I re-shot it, got a different pattern and reflections which I liked even more than the first and the yellow background brightens it up a bit.

And a shooting note: I did not like the angle I was getting with the camera attached to the tripod. In both versions that turn out the best, I used manual focus, as noted, but held the camera on top of the tripod to steady it. It gave me some more freedom to angle to get a better shot of the reflections.

Post: Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation, all 75% opacity. USM. Crop. Resize. USM.




Post challenge: I'm getting a consensus opinion that these are refractions...hmmm....two things come to mind: Can you have a refraction without a reflection? Could this be a Total Internal Reflection? Not a physicist, scientist, or any other ist to know, so I'm lost...whooosh...over my head and beyond my ken...so discuss amongst yourselves! LOL!

Thanks for the top ten finish and all the comments, they are always appreciated. Also the favorites!

BTW...I had a few back up water reflections from the canals in New Hope I guess I could have used but did not process....the light was iffy when I took many of them. Of course the day the voting started I took this:
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Statistics
Place: 9 out of 371
Avg (all users): 6.6308
Avg (commenters): 6.9706
Avg (participants): 6.6952
Avg (non-participants): 6.5920
Views since voting: 2886
Views during voting: 448
Votes: 279
Comments: 43
Favorites: 9 (view)


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11/02/2005 09:38:21 PM
Thanks, Lucie!
10/27/2005 02:22:31 PM
like i said before. it's a great shot. really caught my eye. i just don't think it meets the challenge.

you probably have a reflection there, but in this case it is not visible from where you stood with your camera.
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10/26/2005 09:40:18 PM
Thanks Ursula and Richard!
10/26/2005 09:09:57 PM
Het Rob, Way to go on another top 10 finish. Well done. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!@
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10/26/2005 11:34:14 AM
I thought this was yours when I saw it during voting! You do these so well. Beautiful. Congratulations on the excellent finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2005 06:01:45 PM
a variation on the water-drops-on-glass shot. i really like this interpretation a LOT. much more interesting than those overshot water drops! love the colors in this photo as well. beautiful, and nicely done.
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10/25/2005 04:55:25 PM
This is refraction, not reflection. Great image nonetheless. Wonder if it was deliberately not rotated to be level?
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10/25/2005 02:58:43 PM
Good iimage.
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10/25/2005 01:52:16 PM
This is new . This is good. 9
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10/25/2005 11:11:22 AM
Very creative!!
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10/25/2005 09:34:11 AM
This appears to be a refraction, not a reflection.
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10/24/2005 07:45:17 PM
Beautiful shot., really nice idea and execution
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10/24/2005 03:48:51 PM
I like this photo but this is not reflection right? The flower is behind the net. Other than that, I love this photo! Good work!
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10/24/2005 12:08:30 PM
Good thinking.
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10/24/2005 02:54:09 AM
Now this is really something!
I wish I knew how you guys get this effect. Very colorfull.
And a very smooth plastic fence makes this shot very neet! Congrats
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10/23/2005 06:55:55 PM
i love this. i've see the idea before, but it gets better with every additional photograph i see. great job
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10/23/2005 05:25:24 PM
Nice!
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10/23/2005 03:38:57 PM
Wow, super idea for a shot and loads of warm colors
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10/23/2005 12:07:36 PM
Wonderful! What water can do...
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10/23/2005 08:23:35 AM
A lot more to this one than meets the eye. Curious if you saw this in your mind's eye first and then set it up (super creative if you did) or saw it and took the shot (incredible eye if you did). Either way, my hat's off to you.
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10/22/2005 09:42:16 PM
Great job...love the effect and the reflection....not sure how you accomplished it --but surreal --10--
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10/22/2005 04:55:50 PM
Supurbly executed! Certainly a contender for a ribbon... no doubt! I love the colors and the idea... it all came together perfectly. - 10
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10/22/2005 03:34:07 PM
beautiful shot. have a little problem calling them reflecting surfaces.
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10/22/2005 08:28:56 AM
Novel idea that makes it stand out. Well-executed too.
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10/21/2005 09:48:54 AM
Looks like a Mann original ... again.
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10/21/2005 09:28:53 AM
Oh very nice. I'd like to know if you set this up or came across it. 9
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10/21/2005 05:27:20 AM
This is gorgeous. Candid or posed? Either way I hope you framed it and hung it prominently in your home.
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10/21/2005 05:14:00 AM
these arent reflections...nice image though
4 for beautiful photo not meeting challenge, would be a 6 or 7
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10/20/2005 11:25:04 PM
This is more magnfying like a lens then a reflecting surface. I do like the photo though.
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10/20/2005 09:27:15 PM
This isn't a reflection...
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10/20/2005 05:22:50 PM
This is just heartwarming. Great interpretation. Though I'd be interested inn knowing exactly what that plastic mesh is and if you're either using some sort of liquid in between or a glue/plastic composite.
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10/20/2005 05:09:58 PM
Reflection or refraction?
As I see it, flower (A) is behind water drops (B), thus making drops tiny lens refracting the image of the flower. If otherwise, I owe you a lot better score.
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10/20/2005 12:41:58 PM
I don't get it but the colors are beautiful. Is that really a reflection? 8
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10/20/2005 12:19:51 PM
GREAT SHOT!! is that a reflections though?
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10/20/2005 11:45:40 AM
Nice work!
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10/20/2005 10:14:37 AM
Very nice!! (Rob?)
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10/20/2005 05:12:52 AM
Were those drops of water or oil in the webbing that created that 'reflection' ... very well done
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10/20/2005 03:52:12 AM
Awsome...9
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10/19/2005 05:26:25 PM
highly regarded
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10/19/2005 03:10:07 PM
WOW! Awesome image! As it seems to be a refraction rather than a reflection it does not meet the challenge but it still get's a 6 for coolness.
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10/19/2005 11:16:29 AM
Great job. I'm not sure about the slight angle of the webbing though. I wonder why you selected this over somethingmore pronounced or not at all.
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10/19/2005 11:08:58 AM
Now this is excellent. The clarity is extraordinairy. Great complementary colors too. WOW 10
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10/19/2005 05:06:13 AM
I like it!
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