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Challenge: School Days: Chemistry (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Helena, MT
Date: Sep 11, 2006
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100 sec.
Galleries: Black and White, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2006

Of the 7 bazillion shots I took, this one hooked on to me. I had to ask a tons of (non-DPC) friends and family members to help me pick which shot to go with. Actually I had to make new friends to ask until I found ones that agreed with me.

Glassware from my old teaching days, on black Lucite, black velvet background, and my trusty light box at right.

RAW, USM, convert to B&W, levels, Hue/sat.

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Thank you all for taking time and commenting both during the challenge and afterward. I truly appreciate it. It is great fun to place well and the smile on my face may be permanent.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 90
Avg (all users): 7.2208
Avg (commenters): 8.5128
Avg (participants): 6.9211
Avg (non-participants): 7.2630
Views since voting: 8211
Views during voting: 443
Votes: 308
Comments: 66
Favorites: 15 (view)


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09/26/2006 08:51:40 AM
I love the tones in this one. This is a great example of the type of shots that should win- nicely composed but not overly orchestrated shots. It does not look contrived. I really can't say enough about this; except, I am glad you won. Nice job.
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09/23/2006 06:05:26 PM
wonderful job on your first ribbon!!!!
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09/21/2006 10:41:47 AM
Congratulations!! on very well deserved ribbon..
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09/21/2006 10:40:58 AM
Just love the sharpness and the colors...
Great shot !
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09/21/2006 08:57:44 AM
What a great shot, grats on your ribbon!
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09/20/2006 11:14:40 PM
Simply beautiful :)
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09/20/2006 05:35:00 PM
Excellent shot. Congrats on the blue ribbon!
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09/20/2006 03:19:15 PM
Beautiful shot
congratulations on you blue :D
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09/20/2006 01:57:24 PM
clean shot, great job. Congrats
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09/20/2006 01:47:27 PM
simple and effective. good processing, clean, congrats.
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09/20/2006 12:41:24 PM
Great dof,love the colours. Congrats.
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09/20/2006 12:21:39 PM
Excellent shot ~ Congrats on the blue ribbon!!!
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09/20/2006 12:00:59 PM
superb shot!!!! congrats on the ribbon!
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09/20/2006 11:57:42 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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09/20/2006 09:47:03 AM
Nice work and much better than many of the others. They all need to go back to school for some remedial education. Well done.
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09/20/2006 09:10:51 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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09/20/2006 08:01:45 AM
Congratulations, I had this picked for a winner, glad I was right!
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09/20/2006 05:40:22 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, great work!
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09/20/2006 05:01:15 AM
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon!
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09/20/2006 03:48:42 AM
Congrats on your first ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib3.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib3.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Christopher!
A fine job on the post-processing in a keep it simple image.
The dof is awesome here to enhance the focal point.
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09/20/2006 03:14:26 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon.
It's interesting that the Blue ribbon winner is a picture of glassware. There's a poster at the schools I teach at which just shows glassware with a blue background, so it's one that I thought of doing. I had access to test tubes and stuff .... but getting effective lighting was the problem (and laziness).
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09/20/2006 02:49:15 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon (more will come), well done!
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09/20/2006 12:59:06 AM
beautiful tones well done
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09/20/2006 12:44:20 AM
so very nice!
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09/20/2006 12:32:13 AM
Very cool! Congratulations.
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09/20/2006 12:27:44 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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09/20/2006 12:16:34 AM
Congrats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/19/2006 06:58:56 PM
I really like the way the lighting turned out in this shot, creates a nice mood for the shot (for me anyways). Nicely done
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09/19/2006 05:40:39 PM
Nice use of DOF. I like the monochromatic scheme. Good composition - a little more empty space on top than I would have used... maybe not. Very good overall!
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09/19/2006 03:13:02 PM
Good.
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09/19/2006 09:49:21 AM
Very Nice Shot!
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09/18/2006 10:01:31 PM
My favorite in the challenge - I like the shallow depth of field and duotone processing. It's also nice to see real lab glassware in this challenge... Great photo - 8
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09/18/2006 05:45:46 PM
Love it! 9
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09/18/2006 10:42:49 AM
Cool, it really takes me back in time to school days.
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09/18/2006 09:06:57 AM
Great shot, love the DOF and the composition. 10
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09/17/2006 03:11:25 PM
Awesome shot I rated 9 along with a drop of passion and pure substance
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09/16/2006 07:27:36 PM
Love the clarity here. Clean and crisp focus. Great shot.
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09/16/2006 03:15:06 AM
awesome clarity, wonderful editing, excellent for stock photography...love the dof and sepia tones...9
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09/15/2006 11:34:32 PM
This reminds me of many, many hours spent in the lab. Good DOF to keep the Erlenmeyer in focus.
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09/15/2006 11:03:34 PM
nice clear image, border adds to shot
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09/15/2006 09:36:21 PM
I really like this, wonderful tones, my favourite, a 10!
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09/15/2006 08:08:53 AM
One of the best from few for sure. Love how it looks in sepia, very pure image...real nice play with light and shadows.
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09/14/2006 11:39:04 PM
I love the light on the glass beaker. The focus is very good. But the bright band of light on the right over powers the photo.

Message edited by author 2006-09-20 01:01:29.
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09/14/2006 11:12:12 PM
Very nicely lit shot!!! This one really grabs my eye...good crisp detail too.
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09/14/2006 10:13:31 PM
This is simple and beautiful......for a lab shot. Either way, one of the strogest inthe challenge. 7 Good luck!
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09/14/2006 09:15:20 PM
I vote a perfect 10!
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09/14/2006 07:43:47 PM
lovely. very clear on the first beaker and good choice to go monochrome.
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09/14/2006 05:19:42 PM
perfect composure and coloring. i really love this shot.
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09/14/2006 03:43:01 PM
Just wanted to say I really like the tone and clarity of this shot. Very well done. It lays out nice and you handled some tricky exposure quite readily. One of my top picks. Good luck in the challenge.
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09/14/2006 09:00:21 AM
Excellent sharpness and great use of DOF. The lighting is killer in this photo. Great job!
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09/14/2006 08:21:28 AM
Excellent clarity, DOF and composition. I love the color. Very clean and simple image.
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09/14/2006 05:24:11 AM
nice monochrome image, good composition
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09/13/2006 11:04:48 PM
The best in the challenge in my opinion.
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09/13/2006 09:47:13 PM
I think this is a very nice image, nice lighting and depth of colour. Works very well.
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09/13/2006 07:59:00 PM
beautifully done... nice and clear and clean... perfect focusing and composition... i really enjoy this shot!
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09/13/2006 03:47:25 PM
clean clear sharp shot!! nice DOF and great light and composition - very nicely done!
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09/13/2006 12:41:55 PM
Sharp, clean image. Great lighting; I love the tones of this image. This is absolutely the most perfect image in the challenge. Deserves a ribbon.
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09/13/2006 11:55:49 AM
Lovely tones and nicely photographed, clean glass. 9.
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09/13/2006 11:30:43 AM
Good composition and Dof..
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09/13/2006 10:53:49 AM
these tones are super
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09/13/2006 10:25:02 AM
Awesome - I like the tones with this - Beautiful shot!!!
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09/13/2006 08:40:35 AM
Nice and sharp, and good contrast with the duotone. One of the best ones in this challenge despite not having a lot to look at, its just a pleasing overall photo.
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09/13/2006 07:20:22 AM
good color and simple setup.
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09/13/2006 06:39:01 AM
A simply stunning image, full of atmosphere.
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09/13/2006 01:18:51 AM
Brilliant !

Great tones, great lighting, I love it.

But nothing is perfect and the white stuff on the right hand side simply drags this image down.
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09/13/2006 12:44:17 AM
Looks like a photo in an old textbook (but better and clearer). Love the tones with that hint of green. 8
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