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So you want the World on a spoon?
1st PlaceSo you want the World on a spoon?
Techo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Refraction of Light (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: *
Date: Apr 2, 2006
Aperture: F8
ISO: 1/10sec
Shutter: iso200
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2006

Thanks so much for all the comments and votes. Really glad for I got my first ribbon :)

This is indeed a glass sphere set on top of a spoon in front of an image on a screen. I admit I didn't apply the white background to the image perfectly well but the refraction is perfect. Played around with various DOF to get the refraction and lines of the spoon sharp enough and the background OOF just enough to not drive the eye mad. Taped the spoon to the top of a bottle for position and a white piece of paper under the spoon. The rest of the room was lights out.

Basic editing:
Crop, Levels, Color Balance, Shadows/Highlights, Hue/Sat, Resize, Sharpen. Some gentle noise removal applied and sharpened up a bit again.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 161
Avg (all users): 7.3100
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 6.9315
Avg (non-participants): 7.4495
Views since voting: 14631
Views during voting: 542
Votes: 271
Comments: 53
Favorites: 38 (view)


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02/14/2008 09:25:01 PM
Where do you download the earth image from?
Debbi
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05/03/2007 12:02:33 AM
This is awesome!!
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04/14/2006 07:00:21 PM
Congrats to you Techo!
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04/13/2006 10:43:04 PM
I have seen this some where before?
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04/13/2006 08:14:54 AM
one my favorites - nice work ! congrats
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04/12/2006 09:36:01 PM
Wonderful and a nice mind bender. Congratulations on your Red!
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04/12/2006 07:43:38 PM
Congrats on #1. This is a cool shot and great lighting on the spoon.
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04/12/2006 07:36:43 PM
Great idea and a great shot. Congrads
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04/12/2006 05:52:36 PM
This is fantastic. Well thought out and executed. Congratulations.
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04/12/2006 02:01:47 PM
Congrats on the red with this slick and clever photo. It seems to me from your portfolio that you had your focus right on this challenge.
Good work.
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04/12/2006 01:56:36 PM
This is great and a great score! It took a 7.8+ to beat you!!!
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04/12/2006 12:16:48 PM
Excellent image. Congratulations.
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04/12/2006 11:56:11 AM
Originally posted by GeckoZ:

is that done from basic editing?


LOL! I agree! This image is so clean, it's unreal.
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04/12/2006 10:20:29 AM
Great idea and beautiful picture, congrats for your ribbon!
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04/12/2006 10:20:12 AM
Great idea e beautiful picture, congrats for your ribbon!
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04/12/2006 09:13:01 AM
Great shot! Congratulations!
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04/12/2006 08:33:15 AM
Bravo. Well deserved. One of my few 10's.
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04/12/2006 08:24:19 AM
Such a cool idea! Great job. Congrats
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04/12/2006 07:55:44 AM
spot on awesome shot! congratulations on the red.
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04/12/2006 04:35:06 AM
Nice shot. Very creative!!!
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04/12/2006 03:23:34 AM
Congratulations on a terrific result....well deserved! Great clarity and colour, not to mention what a fabulous idea! How anyone gave this 2's is beyond me...
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04/12/2006 02:41:29 AM
Terrific result - many congratulations on your ribbon.
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04/12/2006 01:55:30 AM
Congrats on this wonderful image Techo :)
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04/12/2006 01:31:00 AM
Nicely done, congrats.
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04/12/2006 01:04:09 AM
Very cool! Congratulations on Ribbon #1!
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04/12/2006 12:36:56 AM
Nice job for basic editing! Congrats on ribbon!
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04/12/2006 12:11:54 AM
Terrific idea, congratulations.
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04/12/2006 12:11:33 AM
Congrats on 2nd place - great job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/11/2006 10:10:57 PM
Fantastic!
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04/11/2006 04:41:53 PM
Very Cute image!

It must have been a very clear glass ball, and you have the contrast, lighting, and focus well on!

Well done, and good luck in the challenge
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04/11/2006 04:17:17 PM
Super clean, smooth, crisp image! Bold and beautiful!! Simple. Perfect.
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04/11/2006 03:34:56 PM
is that done from basic editing?
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04/11/2006 04:53:10 AM
Very clever
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04/10/2006 11:08:29 PM
Nice take on the challenge theme. Very cool image... 8
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04/10/2006 09:12:59 PM
One of my top 10s! Great image and sharpness ;)
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04/10/2006 04:09:34 PM
Good idea and execution, composition, colors. Spoon even adds lines curves. Wonderful, love it.
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04/09/2006 08:36:24 PM
this is a fantastic shot...great sharpness and light, hope you do really well with this
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04/09/2006 08:01:56 AM
Clever...
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04/08/2006 10:27:51 PM
kind of gimmicky. where is the refraction?
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04/08/2006 11:48:48 AM
novel idea == well composed -- one of my favorites this challenge
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04/08/2006 09:26:31 AM
Great job... love the sharpness of the world in the glass vs. the blur of the one in the background - great depth of field control
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04/07/2006 10:21:37 PM
I love this. Clever and really clear. Bumping up.
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04/07/2006 03:08:06 AM
great idea and well executed
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04/06/2006 10:27:04 PM
This was one of the first images in the challenge that caught my eye. Great work.
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04/06/2006 03:46:09 PM
The winner for me, my blue ribbon pick of the challenge. Brilliant. 10
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04/06/2006 06:50:32 AM
Yeah I really like this.. Bumping up!
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04/06/2006 04:36:30 AM
Very clever and innovative. Definitely in my top scoring shots. Good luck.
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04/05/2006 10:51:51 PM
great picture! 10
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04/05/2006 09:37:19 PM
another great image! i am just blwon away by teh quality of some of the images and this is one of them. congrats on the ribbon ;)
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04/05/2006 09:13:34 PM
wow! such amazing clarity and smoothness! a top pick for a ribbon! into my faves as well ;) good luck!
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04/05/2006 11:26:19 AM
nice job
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04/05/2006 02:56:14 AM
do you also feel upside down? like it a lot
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04/05/2006 02:25:08 AM
I smell a blue here. Awesome shot.
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