DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Sadness
Sadness
kteach


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Match (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Albany, NY
Date: Jan 15, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60 sec.
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2007

I had seen something similar done with matches, and wanted to recreate it and see if I could improve on it. Broke and glued the matches to a sheet of paper that was around a CD case. Stacked it up on top of some things so it was the right level to be in front of my monitor. Set the color of the monitor to something close to the paper. Lit from the side with a desk lamp.

Post processing: Levels, convert to greyscale/quadtone (adjusted colors and levels there), bumped contrast around +3, resized, converted back to RGB, bumped hue -2, USM, added border, save for web.

Post Challenge:
WOW! I never thought this would end up in 4th place! Thanks to everyone for all the kind comments. I think I broke my update button during the week!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 248
Avg (all users): 6.7053
Avg (commenters): 8.7619
Avg (participants): 6.4941
Avg (non-participants): 6.8525
Views since voting: 3120
Views during voting: 418
Votes: 207
Comments: 29
Favorites: 9 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
06/01/2007 08:49:49 PM
I can see two different subjects with the same subjects. I don't know the word for that. But it is either a match stick bug climbing up or two little match people sitting back to back. That is Cool!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2007 10:03:57 AM
Incredible creativity and execution. Go Team D50!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 12:59:57 AM
WOW, i just saw this. in all honesty this should have blue ribonned!!!!
what creativity, love that photo!!! i am going to attempt one myself!

glad to have you on the team kteach!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2007 07:39:48 AM
This is SO cute!!! They look so human :) Congratulations on such a great finish.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2007 02:53:31 AM
Very nice one, congrats on your 4th!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2007 12:21:31 AM
I loved this one. Had it pegged for a ribbon. congrats on 4th.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2007 12:16:02 AM
Very clever!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2007 11:40:08 PM
Brilliant! Looks like that guy on the right is suffering from burnout. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2007 03:04:30 AM
very good idea! Good luck! - 8 -
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2007 07:12:48 PM
Hey! You made matches emotive! Cool!! Back to bump you up to 8. Nice job. ******* OK back again...you talked me into it...9 for creativity.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2007 01:12:34 AM
Nice shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2007 08:35:43 PM
Wow! I love that..very creative.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2007 07:05:41 PM
Wonderfull idea. I love your imagination. Bumping up to 9.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2007 02:43:04 PM
very creative, very artistic, i like this a lot, and i bet you wasted a lot of matches on this one
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2007 12:13:09 PM
i like.. a lot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/19/2007 10:18:45 PM
This is art!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/19/2007 08:45:17 PM
I ADORE this image! 10 of course!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/19/2007 07:08:09 PM
far out and awesome .... amazing how you've created an emotion with matches ... =9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/19/2007 01:50:00 PM
I just voted in this challenge so I can give you a 10. I 'll be contacting you after the challenge for a print! Excellent.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/18/2007 11:19:04 PM
Very creative indeed. The one on the right is a girl i guess :-) can see the hair style difference
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/18/2007 05:14:34 PM
wow, moving!!! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2007 11:08:40 PM
Love it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2007 07:06:10 PM
Great idea and execution- I'd like to see the "feet" in focus
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2007 04:34:49 PM
cool. good idea
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2007 01:14:04 PM
Very cute set up but I think the lighting could use some work, it's sort of dull.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2007 11:29:22 AM
One of my favorites so far in this competition. Very simple and clean, I like this very much.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2007 07:18:31 AM
I can see the glue or liquid nails holding the right hand matchstick. Thats what photoshop is for! I like the composition, but I think colour would make this a better shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2007 07:01:04 AM
great idea and execution. I love this shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2007 02:51:14 AM
... *sniffle* I just had an argument with my boyfriend today. It all got resolved just fine, but it was enough to make looking at this picture even more emotional. Nice setup and colors.. lighting is good... it does seem like the horizontal line is tilted a bit but great shot overall.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 12/04/2020 03:38:48 PM EST.