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Square Crop Circle
Square Crop Circle
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Front Porch
Date: Mar 5, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2006

I tried for hours to get this shot indoors using a couple desk lamps with no success. Finally I decided to try it outside. The sky was overcast and I thought it might work. I took the shot and was pleased with the results.

*Shot RAW
*Converted in Canon DPP:
...WB - cloudy
...Color Adjustment - faithful settings
...save as .tif 8bit
*Neat Image:
...auto profile/apply
...save as .tif
Photoshop Elements 4:
...crop square
...hue/sat - saturation +5
...clone out a few distracting "boogers"
...used burn tool to darken background, in and around subject. tool set to - shadows/48% exposure. tool size changed as needed
...resized to 640x640
...USM - 100/0.6/2
...save for web
*submit


Post Challenge:

Thanks for the comments and votes! I'm floored this did so well. I'm grinning from ear to ear. :)

Someone asked how it was done. Pretty simple. This is the multi colored slinky the copperhill folks send along with their sensor cleaning kit. It showed up here the Friday before the submital deadline. I liked the colors and messed around with a bunch of ideas. I finally super glued the two ends together to form the circle.

As I said above I tried to get it to work indoors, using just a couple desk lamps. The results were terrible. It started to cloud up outside so I took my black piece of felt out to the front porch, put the slinky on it, setup my tripod and took the shot. I made the changes listed above and that was it.

Thanks again DPC!

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 369
Avg (all users): 6.8038
Avg (commenters): 8.3462
Avg (participants): 6.7422
Avg (non-participants): 6.9012
Views since voting: 2435
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 209
Comments: 30
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/15/2006 08:36:55 PM
Great thinking to take this outside for some soft lighting... worked beautifully. Great execution.
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03/13/2006 10:20:23 AM
Outstanding rendition. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 10:02:40 PM
Nicely done. Clean and simple. Works well for the challenge.
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03/12/2006 09:06:05 AM
Great idea.. very simple, yet works perfectly in a square. I love that it's completely continuous and you can't find where the 2 ends are! One of my favorites from this challenge!
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03/12/2006 07:28:15 AM
Outstanding color and clarity! Fantastic work!
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03/12/2006 01:38:51 AM
Ahh, nice. Very simple, yet strong, vibrant presentation. Great colors. Awesome idea. Excellant lighting. Makes a really super abstract and really works well with the square crop, IMO. Looks like it would make a great print. Nice job :-)
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03/11/2006 08:49:26 PM
Wow!! This one deserves a spot in the top 10:)
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03/11/2006 07:30:33 PM
Have seen many 'slinky' shots recently and first thought this was another. Am looking forward to reading how you did this after the challenge.
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03/11/2006 05:36:32 PM
Nice shot, It kind of reminds me of one I saw ion this site of some crayons.
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03/10/2006 07:01:30 PM
wow.
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03/09/2006 07:16:19 PM
This is just... COOL! Love the colors and lighting. I hope this does well for you!
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03/08/2006 07:06:25 PM
This is one of my favorites in this challenge. The lighting and color are fabulous, it fits the challenge perfectly and it is super sharp. BRAVO!
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03/08/2006 06:52:42 PM
Simple and elegant. Perfect light and great color.
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03/08/2006 08:24:22 AM
Nice bright colours, sharp quality and wonderful pattern. I like it a lot. Well done, Rikki! ;-)
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03/08/2006 07:14:53 AM
Beautiful detail, sharpness, focus, colour. Overall an absolutely competent shot. Has a certain near-rendered quality to it.
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03/07/2006 11:39:58 PM
I love it. It looks computer generated but I'll trust that it is a real photo.
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03/07/2006 07:25:34 PM
Wonderful lighting on this and I like the black background choice.
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03/07/2006 05:53:12 PM
love it! good choice of background and the colours are brilliant!
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03/07/2006 01:38:26 PM
very plain, but effective photograph
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03/06/2006 10:52:24 PM
Looks like the free slinky you get with the lens cleaning kit! Very good choice for a square crop; executed well.
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03/06/2006 08:48:30 PM
very awesome! lighitng here is so flattering...
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03/06/2006 06:42:02 PM
Very cool!
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03/06/2006 05:41:45 PM
Super!!! Like the simplicity of it. Neat contrast of colors. Nice balance. 10
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03/06/2006 02:20:42 PM
Great idea, beautiful colors and patterns.
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03/06/2006 01:13:42 PM
simple and nice
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03/06/2006 01:12:10 PM
Perfect background to make the bright colours pop.
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03/06/2006 08:07:39 AM
Looks like a 3d animation. Very cool
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03/06/2006 06:58:14 AM
spectacular! you should do well with this 9
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03/06/2006 01:33:16 AM
This is just so "EXCELLENT" and is definately one of my absolute favorites...... "WOW"..."WOW"..."WOW"... I will be giving you a "10" for sure.....Love It.....
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03/06/2006 12:46:26 AM
YOU SMARTY!!! Great title.

Slinky, slinky ... I can hear that song in my head. Really tack sharp.
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