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Challenge: Life II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Entries (most)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Basement
Date: Dec 5, 2006
Aperture: 2.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5s
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2006

Something's coming out of that egg, but I'm not sure what.

I'd always wondered how my shot "Glowing" would've done in a challenge, and Life seemed like a good opportunity to try it:
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I cut a small hole in one side of an egg, drained it, and washed it out. Next, I smashed it up.

Then I turned off all the lights and held a small flashlight against the right side of the egg. The flashlight's case is blue, and its bright face was hidden by the egg, so you can't see it over there to the right.

Finally, I took my daughter's fiber optic lamp (yes, the same one that I keep using) and poked a few strands through the drain hole in the back.

I think the result still looks cool, but I must admit I like Glowing better.

Place: 33 out of 163
Avg (all users): 5.9561
Avg (commenters): 5.8125
Avg (participants): 5.6716
Avg (non-participants): 6.0745
Views since voting: 1102
Views during voting: 401
Votes: 228
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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12/13/2006 01:20:28 AM
I gave this a 9! I just loved how it visually captured the "mystery" of life. I really admire your concept and the work that you put into it to make it happen.

Message edited by author 2006-12-13 01:21:26.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/10/2006 09:52:14 PM
very cool. what was the light source and was it in the egg?
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12/10/2006 03:29:24 PM
No shadows from anything emerging, unless we're talking about oxygen... Nice photo, though.
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12/09/2006 09:16:50 PM
Really nifty idea. If I step back a bit this is super-cool ... it loses a bit up close because of either noise, resolution, or processing - I can't quite tell. 6
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12/08/2006 04:35:46 PM
i like this picture however i would have liked to see something actually emerging from here... like maybe a woody or something..lol.. that would have added some humor to the pictuer since we are celebrating life...
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12/08/2006 03:11:04 AM
Good concept, well executed
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12/07/2006 11:56:24 PM
Nice concept. I would have liked it better without the hand holding it.
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12/07/2006 02:35:39 PM
Neat take on the egg.
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12/07/2006 06:22:40 AM
Very cool and funky image. My son is sitting here saying "thats a cool cracky egg! Its got a light in there and its cracking." He likes it too. 7
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12/07/2006 06:02:09 AM
love it...
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12/06/2006 10:47:57 PM
Good idea, exactly the right lighting. Creativity gives this one an extra point.
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12/06/2006 07:52:37 PM
I think I would like it more if it did not have the blue lights. Other than that, nice idea.
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12/06/2006 03:25:10 PM
Love the egg and the cracks and the soft light. Not so much of a fan of the blue bits.
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12/06/2006 12:58:25 PM
wow, great lighting effect, with the backlit shell. I think I'd prefer to see a more complete shell with a real 'exit' rather than this that looks like it has been stuck back together
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12/06/2006 12:48:39 PM
Interesting. Is that a dragon egg ? :)
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12/06/2006 05:41:54 AM
nice idea, mybe too much cracks, not sure if the blue lights add anything
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12/06/2006 01:54:28 AM
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