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Balance
Balance
danderson107


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Yellow III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Minolta
Location: home
Date: Mar 28, 2006
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 28, 2006

I've been wanting to do a reshoot of this idea for a while and this challenge seemed the perfect opportunity. The original can be seen at
//www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=3040201
I had two disaster's shooting this. One glass shattered while testing the setup and the other while shooting. Jello and glass everwhere. While not the same as the original, due to lack of glasses, I still liked the way it turned out.

All editing in ps cs and neat image

Raw Conversion - shadows, brightness, temperature
crop
rotate canvas
levels
curves
brightness/contrast - br=-4 con=+10
hue/saturation - red= -100 sat
yellow= +2 hue
green= -100 sat
cyan= -100 sat
blue= _100 sat
magenta= -100 sat
healing brush - dust(sensor & base), light reflections,
smooth jello, various minor imperfections
convert to 8 bit
save tiff
neat image
resize for web
unsharpmask

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 404
Avg (all users): 6.7213
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.6541
Avg (non-participants): 6.9000
Views since voting: 3257
Views during voting: 364
Votes: 183
Comments: 26
Favorites: 10 (view)


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10/16/2006 03:26:52 AM
stunning shot
best regards
arijit.
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06/06/2006 04:40:41 AM
Just so you know, this is FREAKING AMAZING! :) I love it! It's very clever and quite cool. I would've never guessed jello.
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04/16/2006 11:24:04 PM
Sublime play of grays and yellows. Love it. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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04/11/2006 12:39:09 AM
That gradient was impossible. I kept moving the flashes to get it right and the glasses kept falling. That's how I shattered the last one.

One flash on either side pointed slightly up and in.
04/10/2006 03:45:51 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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04/10/2006 11:51:28 AM
I actually like this version better I think David, seems to fit the minimalist feel. I figured out that this was Jell-O, it's a wonderful idea, and well executed. I'd love to know how you got that perfect gradient onto your background.
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04/10/2006 09:38:16 AM
You had me wondering with this picture. Thanks for the explanation. Neat idea and the execution is no less than perfect. Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/09/2006 11:50:55 AM
There is a WOW factor!! Very nice, clean. I always wonder how you guys do it without any light reflection. Would like to see the explaination later. Should be in top 5.
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04/08/2006 10:04:58 PM
Way cool! Just simply amazing.
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04/08/2006 12:24:43 PM
I'm looking forward to "how did he do THAT?" explanation...
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04/07/2006 06:11:54 PM
jello?
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04/06/2006 07:02:28 AM
Very clever.....I like it a lot.....
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04/06/2006 12:43:36 AM
Interesting. I take it you glued the bottom glass to a side wall so that the top glass is actually pointing up and thus not spilling? Whatever you did pretty cool.
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04/05/2006 08:09:07 PM
Clear, crisp, and lovely.
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04/05/2006 01:51:18 PM
A different take and a composition I haven´t seen before, very nice!
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04/05/2006 07:59:48 AM
intriguing
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04/04/2006 11:19:50 AM
you will definately have to do a "How you did this" tutorial, i am curious. great striking image, a worthy ten
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04/04/2006 10:31:47 AM
this took me minute to figure out but i think i got it, thats jello, man that is a good shot, hope you get the blue.
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04/03/2006 08:45:08 PM
Very fun! really like the lighting and composition. Is that some gelatin with some yellow food coloring?
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04/03/2006 04:33:34 PM
The title states the true composition of the photograph!! "Balanced"
Very soothing and a delight to look at!! Its yellow, and different. Well thought out!!
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04/03/2006 02:41:34 PM
very cool shot.
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04/03/2006 02:05:48 PM
Jello? Very creative, I LOVE this pic
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04/03/2006 11:48:33 AM
... and they call it mellow yellow jello...
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04/03/2006 10:08:28 AM
Composition is simple and clean in presentation. The yellow hues in these two balancing act glasses really captures the eye's attention. Not to mention it makes the viewer do a double take and take a good long look at the liquids that seem to be defying gravitation. Lighting to illuminate the subject is very good. The only critique I have for this is that the reflection of the bottom glass on the surface is destracting and detracting attention away from the main focus which is your subject of the two balancing glasses. Either a close crop to the lip of the bottom one would eliminate that reflection or a less reflective surface that does not reflect the object's image back would greatly improve the overall composition ot this piece.
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04/03/2006 02:45:53 AM
Huh..
Um.. I don't think they're s'posed to stack like that. I can't stop looking at it, trying to figure it out. That's really interesting... k, I'll give it a 10 cause all the technical stuff is perfect, and cause it pretty much absorbed every bit of my attention for several minutes. :) ..and I'm still confused. :)
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04/03/2006 01:40:33 AM
crisp clear lighting and excellent comp..9
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