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Murex Ramosus
Murex Ramosus
timmi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shapes (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: Toronto, Canada
Date: Dec 7, 2003
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.2 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2003

Murex Ramosus is species of conch shells. This one was acquired from the ocean floor 20ft down below, in Philippines.

I took this image in our bathroom in complete darkness with only two little flash lights shining on and tiny minichristmas lights stuffed inside the shell. One flashlight I wrapped with saran wrap and used blue sharpie to make a simple gel, and the other flashlight I actually put in a red plastic translucent bathroom cup (the one we brush our tees with), which provided the colourful shades of red.

Postprocessing was minor, colour adjustments, levels, sharpening in Photoshop.

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 125
Avg (all users): 6.3265
Avg (commenters): 7.0667
Avg (participants): 6.2530
Avg (non-participants): 6.4219
Views since voting: 1226
Votes: 147
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2003 09:09:27 PM
This is well done, looks like your shell is floating in air-- excellent light- 10
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12/14/2003 06:17:27 PM
The colors give this an interesting abstract look. It took me a minute to see that this is a shell.
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12/14/2003 01:30:36 PM
I like the blue backlight - how it catches the edges of the shell - wish the left hand side had the same highlights. The yellow center has a great glow - is the shell that smooth and uniformly colored on the inside - it feels like the light has washed out the details.
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12/14/2003 11:51:53 AM
Pretty. I think this meets the challenge, and with some flare, but the emphasis here to me is color, not shape!
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12/11/2003 04:33:39 AM
Really like this, good use of lighting, like the blue on the right hand side.
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12/10/2003 03:38:02 PM
Gorgeous shell and I like your lighting very much!
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12/09/2003 11:23:04 PM
that lighting really adds to the effect, it looks magical
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12/09/2003 04:11:37 PM
very beautiful lighting and approach to the shot, although i'm not quite sure i like the border.
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12/09/2003 01:38:44 AM
Don't understand the Title of the pic. Otherwise the shot is kind of interesting.
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12/08/2003 10:49:42 PM
Very nice but the yellow in the middle disturbs me. I can hear the ocean on mars... shhhhhh
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12/08/2003 06:38:42 PM
cool lighting
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12/08/2003 06:31:42 PM
shape not really most important aspect, but a great concept well photographed
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12/08/2003 04:14:36 PM
A welk in other words? Nice colors and backlighting.
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12/08/2003 04:03:27 PM
This is great, what the heck is it? What ever it is you captured it perfectly, the contrast and colors are wonderful 9
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12/08/2003 07:49:43 AM
looks like it could be the eye of a dragon, with that goldn glow coming from the middle
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12/08/2003 02:06:44 AM
Funky lighting! The yellow is intriguing, but the blue almost makes is seem mobile somehow.
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