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Good for the Environment
yanko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Good (Basic Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: home
Date: Feb 6, 2007
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Still Life, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Feb 6, 2007

Setup:

For the three bulbs in the back I used scotch tape to hold them up (taped from behind). The front bulb was able to stand on it's own although originally I tried to use one that had a roundish bottom like the back bulbs but even with tape it wouldn't stick so I just used this one instead from a desk lamp. Background is just some flexible poster board. I used one light source (desk lamp) positioned to the right with a white board on the left used as a reflector.

Editing:

Lots of noise reduction to get that smooth look and enhance the DOF. Shadow/highlights and curves used to tweak the tonal range. While I didn't really care for the green I felt it added to the "message" so I added that using a curves/channel mixer adjustment. That's pretty much it. All of my poster boards are getting bent and dirty so I think it's time to buy some more.

*Post*

I'm surprise this did so well. Thank you for the kind votes and comments.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 195
Avg (all users): 6.5918
Avg (commenters): 7.7222
Avg (participants): 6.4928
Avg (non-participants): 6.6307
Views since voting: 1462
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 245
Comments: 28
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/15/2007 05:56:42 PM
Congrats on the high finish. This image stood out because of the excellent composition. The shallow depth was very effective. I like your choice of editing... the advanced NR as well as the tones.
A well done entry indeed!!!
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02/14/2007 12:46:58 PM
Yes! Very nicely done. The lighting is awesome, and the concept is very creative. Congratulations on a front page finish!

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02/14/2007 04:23:10 AM
damn. we is on fire. good work!
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02/14/2007 12:57:20 AM
WTG Captain!! Beautifully composed shot. Congrats on top 10.
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02/14/2007 12:47:15 AM
Originally posted by Elmakias:

great shot
you thik you could post the set up?


Steps added.

02/14/2007 12:44:58 AM
I should have known this was you! lol.
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02/14/2007 12:17:10 AM
great shot
you thik you could post the set up?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/12/2007 11:23:57 PM
I love the angle at which you shot this image. The interesting looking lightbulb in front is very focused and sharp.
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02/12/2007 04:42:34 PM
great job! it looks splendid!
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02/12/2007 07:42:40 AM
good idea... well done...
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02/11/2007 07:04:45 PM
I like the green color tone. Good idea too. Back to bump you up to 8.
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02/10/2007 11:16:52 PM
The first photograph that spoke "good" to me.

Well done.
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02/10/2007 09:08:20 PM
I like the depth of field you used here. very nicely composed!
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02/10/2007 07:51:40 AM
The green colour disturbs me a bit, but it's just a matter of taste. Personally I would prefer blue for this subject. Great detail and DOF. I like your composition also. The ordinary three bulbs in the background are great touch. It would've been also great Personification entry (the bulbs are afraid or jelous :))
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02/09/2007 11:19:20 PM
Extremely well lit, great composition, love the color cast. Great job.
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02/09/2007 07:40:27 PM
Excellent lighting and DOF. Very sharp too. Good Job!
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02/09/2007 02:59:20 PM
very appealing gray tones
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02/08/2007 08:38:30 PM
Not sure I like the green tones, but that's probably just me. I can see how green ties in with the environment. I do really like the dof. How the bulbs in the background are nice and blurry, but you can still easily make them out. I like the sharpness and lines of the good bulb. Overall I think it's a very good picture and will probably be near the top in this challenge. Good luck.
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02/08/2007 07:32:53 PM
Nice setup.
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02/08/2007 11:57:32 AM
nice image i like the texture of the image
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02/07/2007 10:58:47 PM
nice balance
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02/07/2007 08:16:26 PM
VG
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02/07/2007 03:37:16 PM
go green! love the tone of this photo, and very nice dof. good luck in the challenge! 10
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02/07/2007 02:54:48 PM
We know all about these, living in Cape Town: rolling blackouts have been halted by them. Nice conversion to B+W and a clinical but engaging image.
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02/07/2007 10:11:52 AM
Very nice lighting (no pun intended). It may be a visual impression, but all the bulbs seem to be a bit tilted to the right, It would be good to see them perfectly vertical (7)
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02/07/2007 09:43:40 AM
nice tones.
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02/07/2007 03:11:34 AM
Amen to that! lol.

I like the tones but I think I'd like to see a little more contrast. Nice DOF of course. I love how these bulbs look photographed. I used one in my 30 day macro thing...
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02/07/2007 03:05:21 AM
I like the idea and how it's shot. Not too keen on the layer of honey over it (but I know most would say yummy). Also wondering if the tilt was intentional. The tilt, I think takes away from the shot instead of adding any dynamism.
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