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Challenge: Delicate (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-V3
Location: At home in my computer room
Date: Oct 24, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 25, 2005

I think this is where I put down that this is my first entry "so be kind" :)

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 279
Avg (all users): 6.4370
Avg (commenters): 7.7391
Avg (participants): 6.3146
Avg (non-participants): 6.5101
Views since voting: 2232
Views during voting: 431
Votes: 238
Comments: 37
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10/01/2007 11:37:25 AM
S T U N N I N G in everyway..... Totally awesome.....
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01/20/2007 06:56:18 PM
omg one cool photo.
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01/19/2007 11:04:32 PM
Beautiful JOb, keep up the good work!!
(and thank you for the kind comments on mine :)
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12/23/2005 08:48:30 PM
This is your first entry? Pardon me, but dayam! LOL Great job! Beautiful execution of a very creative idea. WOW...
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11/20/2005 08:20:56 AM
This is very excellent. I like your vision. So far, your shots are very artsitic and fresh. Hope to see more from you kabayan.

GREAT work!!!
Manny
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11/05/2005 11:18:12 PM
Greetings From the Critique Club

WOW what a first entry and what an outstanding concept you used here the fertilized egg and the light.

About the only thing I see that could have been done differently was a tighter crop on the hands and that is being picky to even say that. This is a fantastic first entry. Hope to see you with a ribbon in the near future.

Best wishes in your next entry.

Anna
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11/05/2005 10:43:09 PM
Nice and sifficult shot! i love it, for a first challenge entry, fantastic!!!
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11/03/2005 12:02:06 AM
PS--

To Younger who commented on the "unnaturally long fingers" they belong to me! :) I was too embarrassed to ask other people to help me with the photo so I had to work fast to get into position to take the photo.
:)
11/02/2005 11:56:54 PM
Thanks you soooo very much for the encouraging words. I was, and still am, on cloud 9 after this challenge. Quoting Ms. Sally Fields, "You like me...you really like me." :)
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I had envisioned the photo and was determined to make it work and tried a couple of different ways to light the egg but regardless of what I did, it seemed futile since the light just wasn't passing through it very well. After several different attempts, I finally decided to drain the egg, through a dime-size hole on the back and then let the egg dry. I was burning a scented candle at the time and realized that I could use the melted wax as the yolk, which formed the yellow circular glow inside the egg. I then purposely burned more of the candle, which made a dark melted wax, poured that into the dried up "yolk" and that formed the shape which simulated the fetus or whatever you want to call the "shape" that's inside the egg. To get the egg to glow, I placed a pen light under the egg and between my hands.

I took several photos, playing with the exposure etc., until I found the right combo. Aside from making the photo the correct dimensions for the challenge, I didn't really do any editing since I don't know how to use photoshop...I was hoping to put a border on it, but since I didn't have the time to figure it out, I just submitted the photo (just barely made it on time).

If anyone has any suggestions as far as good books on learning adobe photoshop elements 3 (never used any photo editing stuff before) I certainly would appreciate a heads up.

Again, much thanks for your encouragement especially those who posted a comment. Btw, now that I've demystified this photo, how did you think I did it? Would be interested to know your thoughts. :)
11/02/2005 02:03:25 AM
I think this is where I put down that this is my first entry "so be kind" :)
I don't think you got any of the pity vote, but certainly got quite a few people's attention.
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11/02/2005 01:36:55 AM
Could you please post how this was done? Im guessing the egg was soaked in vineger or oil first? Really nice job! Congrats on a successful first entry!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/01/2005 11:51:42 PM
Wow. I'd be curious to know the details of how this was done. (I can guess the basics, but I may be way off, I don't know. ;-)
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11/01/2005 03:21:23 PM
Finally...something original and done well. very nice
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10/31/2005 04:50:17 PM
I love this shot. The fingers look unnaturally long. How did you light this and what is in that egg?
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10/31/2005 04:22:42 PM
Wow, incredible image! Lighting and textures are perfect.
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10/30/2005 07:23:22 PM
very nicely done!
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10/30/2005 07:18:50 PM
Magical, wonderful and amazing - 10.
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10/30/2005 06:10:56 PM
I am wondering how you did this. It is fascinating to see the glow of the egg in the hands. Very nice.
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10/30/2005 01:33:56 PM
Very interesting take on the challenge. Nice execution too.
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10/29/2005 09:05:50 PM
Very creative!
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10/29/2005 09:03:05 PM
hmmm, i wonder if people will like this one.... yes. captivating, original and dare I say englightening....
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10/29/2005 10:40:38 AM
Very good idea for this challenge. I would have tried more shots - I think it would work better is you could improve the symetry on the hands a bit more.
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10/29/2005 09:52:42 AM
would love to see this cropped tighter, not sure that black space is doing the image any favors - love the concept and the exposure is right on - 7
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10/28/2005 12:59:49 PM
New twist on fragile egg picture...I love it! Lighting is spectacular-not just the egg but how it is completely dark outside of your hands.
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10/28/2005 07:34:51 AM
Very nice shot.
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10/27/2005 09:13:50 PM
WOW! that's amazing!
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10/27/2005 04:10:01 PM
I love how this picture balances and leads the viewer's eye to the delicate egg. Nice composition!
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10/27/2005 03:48:35 PM
Love how you made the egg glow! How did you do it? Wunderbar!
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10/27/2005 07:34:29 AM
Cool, would love to see how this was done.
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10/27/2005 06:15:28 AM
I would have liked to see it cropped closer, I want to see what's inside the egg! Still getting a good score though!
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10/27/2005 01:03:08 AM
Great photo #156. I would fry that up and add some bacon and toast. #182
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10/27/2005 12:39:58 AM
Brillant idea, masterfully done.
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10/26/2005 10:14:42 PM
Graphic funk? Is that you?????

COOL image. Great light effect.
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10/26/2005 06:22:16 PM
I can see this picture within this challenge's winners
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10/26/2005 04:14:05 PM
Nice picture!!
How did you do this??
Fantastic!
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10/26/2005 09:54:24 AM
ive never had the chance to see an egg this way but ive always wanted to, thanks :) nice image
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10/26/2005 01:48:08 AM
I want to see more detail, tighter next time! 7
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