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Challenge: Round (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: My House
Date: Jul 13, 2003
Aperture: f4
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/1300
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2003

Ok. This shot took a while. Could not get the light right and I still feel it is way off. I hope no one ever tries to do this. It really is terrible. Try to shoot round things on glass not to mention trying to keep the dust off the glass as well. Just way to much hassel and time for what it is worth.

To get the light roll off Part of the lens was below the Mirror. Special effect trick number one. Unsharp Mask once,resize,and border. That is it. Light was a Double Diffused Soft Box Alien Bee 400 Photo Strobe at 1/32 of full power. Never again. :-(


Statistics
Place: 6 out of 293
Avg (all users): 6.8376
Avg (commenters): 8.0645
Avg (participants): 6.8732
Avg (non-participants): 6.7826
Views since voting: 1925
Votes: 234
Comments: 39
Favorites: 10 (view)


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01/23/2005 12:46:25 AM
Creative shot
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02/15/2004 01:52:22 AM
wow! This is a really great shot...I know you say not to try it but I am almost gonna have to try something like it just to see what I get!
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07/23/2003 06:38:08 PM
Nice finish! I still think it should have been one of the top 3...Demand a recount...lol you're from Florida aren't you? Everyone knows there are problems with the florida voting system! All kidding asside you can only work now for a top 5 finish anything under that and you will be going backward...Wonderful finish!
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07/23/2003 04:48:45 PM
All that hard work was worth it after all. Love the technique, will definitely try and copy that one of these days. Added this to my favorites.
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07/23/2003 12:36:01 AM
The lighting is awesome. I can't believe this didn't get a ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2003 08:18:30 PM
Startling photo. If the blue marble had been clear it would have been a perfect 10.
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07/21/2003 06:20:27 PM
Nice. The reflection and lighting work well.
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07/20/2003 07:12:24 PM
The horizontal line in the reflection is distracting. Very Nice to look at.
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07/20/2003 06:24:30 PM
Nice, sharp, and great inclusion of colors. Very nice!
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07/20/2003 07:10:58 AM
the first marble is blurry, as all the other ones are very sharp
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07/18/2003 06:14:45 PM
That's a very nice photo. Good luck!
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07/18/2003 04:58:40 PM
I played with some marble shots this week, but I didn't get any keepers! I love your composition here, as well as the black foreground and background. I'm curious as to how you got the reflection to fade to black like that.
OK down to business... what would I try to improve if it were my shot?
Your colors are very vibrant for the first three marbles, but the color in the fourth is lost. I would have tried for a yellow marble for that fourth one. Also, your focus is very sharp on the 2nd and 3rd marbles, a tiny bit soft on the first one. If your camera is limiting you, I would have tried for a sharp first marble and let the fourth go a little soft. Thie is a very subtle difference, not a big issue.
Overall, very nicely done. Great use of negative space, nice minimal border. Good luck! JD Anderson
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07/18/2003 07:01:01 AM
nice composition, good use of negative space.. lovely colours.. 8
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07/17/2003 05:35:34 PM
good shot...
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07/17/2003 01:37:33 PM
Lovely use of form and color!
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07/17/2003 10:14:17 AM
Awesome!!!!!!!
Perfect lighting, focus, framing. Dang this is an excellent shot.
Vote 10
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07/17/2003 05:50:28 AM
blue ribbon! certainly beats my entry! 9
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07/16/2003 11:44:20 PM
Absolutely lovely - what was the surface?
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07/16/2003 11:28:45 PM
Nice...this could contend. I really like the composition...very minimalist. One nitpick is that the depth of focus is short enough to render the closest marble slightly out of focus. I'd prefer to see either them all in focus, or one in focus and the others blurred. The very slight blur is a bit distracting...still, very nice.
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07/16/2003 08:25:09 PM
The black backgropund sets this up well.
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07/16/2003 04:02:48 PM
Beautiful...nice colors and reflections. Also, there is a great contrast with the black
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07/16/2003 03:12:28 PM
Lovely marble shot..........good composition, light.
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07/16/2003 01:50:26 PM
I like the way you get the reflectino in this picture, I also like the colors you chose.
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07/16/2003 01:43:29 PM
Nice to see this one. =o)
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07/16/2003 01:39:10 PM
Classy!
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07/16/2003 12:05:28 PM
nice lighting and reflections. i like the drama and colors achieved.
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07/16/2003 11:10:03 AM
Possible the only person to have correctly exposed marbles in this challenge! Well done... great lighting, nice composition. 8
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07/16/2003 10:57:29 AM
Interesting...
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07/16/2003 10:24:17 AM
This is nicely done, not my favorite subject, but the lighting and set-up is lovely.
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07/16/2003 09:29:39 AM
Best marble photo. Very nicely done. How did you get the reflection to stop the way it does?
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07/16/2003 08:43:29 AM
Beautiful half-crescents below the marbles, exquisitely done! 8.
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07/16/2003 06:14:18 AM
it would be nicer if all 4 of the marbles have tight focus. 7
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07/16/2003 04:05:57 AM
Excellent!
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07/16/2003 02:32:08 AM
very cool pic! i love the lighting!! good work!
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07/16/2003 12:43:38 AM
Beautiful photo and background,9 from me!
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07/16/2003 12:27:28 AM
Well done. The negative space really accents the subject. The reflections are chopped in half, that's pretty cool, although not sure how you did it. I would have liked to have seen a color stripe in the last marble... I see the blue, green and orange, but what is the last one? Glass is difficult to do well. Great job and good luck! (8)
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07/16/2003 12:21:16 AM
The use of negative space here is absolutely beautiful... I'm not sure why you decided to have the orange marble facing a different way from the blue and gthe green but somehow it works...l Great use of the challenge, beautiful lighting... even a nice border :-) -10-
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07/16/2003 12:16:47 AM
I love the way the lighting brings out the colors in the marbles against the midnight black backdrop.
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07/16/2003 12:06:38 AM
Beautiful ! The lighting is superb ! The DOF is perfect ! 10
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