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Challenge: Shapes III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: my dining room
Date: May 21, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 21, 2007

I shot several pics for the username challenge - glad2badad and man_named_horse - but one had a poor comp, one had to be saved at way too low quality and one had my face very visible in it. All doomed to score low. My selective desat score is sitting just at 6.0 and our team could use a boost in score to try and beat yanko's Outcasts. So I shoot for the shapes challenge.

This is almost entirely inspired by an image of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Techo. This is more similar to his shot than to my previous paper patterns shot from the Stationery challenge. I used Techo's light setup - a clamp lamp in a box with a sheet of yellow tissue paper under a large sheet of glass. I tried various heights of paper curls. 1/4 sheets the short way worked best. All curled the same way using a long wooden skewer and then arranged on the glass. Shot handheld with my Sigma 18-125.

I might get some complaints that this is to similar to Techos entry. So be it. I need a good score and this might get me one. In the process I learned how to go about backlighting something, which is a technique I have never tried before. In all it was a learnign experience.

Processing - RAW conversion, levels, several selective color layers, hue/sat adjustment, brightness/contrast, NI, USM, resize, USM border.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 343
Avg (all users): 6.8856
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.8000
Avg (non-participants): 6.9550
Views since voting: 2778
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 201
Comments: 25
Favorites: 7 (view)


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06/05/2007 11:16:48 AM
Congratulations Tim :)
Really like your wider angle look. It's all about the shapes and fun setting it up. Though I can imagine it isn't as easy as it looks to get it just as you want it. wtg!
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05/30/2007 10:48:23 AM
Whoa, Tim! Way to get that team a score boost! Awesome photo!

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05/30/2007 10:06:57 AM
Rofl. I almost did this too! I have "paper swirls" written down on my list of possible shape shots. :P you scored way better than I did with what I used. good job. Congrats!
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05/30/2007 09:21:23 AM
Well done with the lighting...congrats on the HM!
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05/30/2007 08:27:44 AM
WTG Tim!!! :-)
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05/30/2007 05:42:40 AM
Nice finish, Mr. Too!
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05/30/2007 03:15:33 AM
Nice finish.
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05/30/2007 03:02:32 AM
Congrats on your 4th, cool shot (and I knew it was yours)
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05/30/2007 01:47:13 AM
A truly lovely presentation with charming colors. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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05/30/2007 12:52:37 AM
Well, you pulled it off, Tim! Congrats on a beautiful shot. I was actually thinking of your stationery entry as I shot my science entry.
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05/30/2007 12:06:55 AM
SWEET! Fantastic Tim!
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05/30/2007 12:06:43 AM
Yay....congrats Timmy!
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05/30/2007 12:03:17 AM
AWESOME!!! Way to go Tim!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2007 12:04:21 PM
ef. i like how this looks professional. cool shades of pink.
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05/29/2007 12:02:05 PM
Wonderful, nice work.
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05/28/2007 03:40:04 AM
I really like the idea and execution behind this. Nice work!!
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05/27/2007 05:22:33 PM
nice done - perfect light - the only thing is the image seems to be edited after you have added the frame - allways add the frame as the last thing - 7
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05/27/2007 03:09:31 AM
neat image.
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05/26/2007 11:24:00 AM
I liked this photo !
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05/25/2007 11:02:31 PM
Just lovely.
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05/25/2007 11:36:35 AM
Great shot. Im not sure what this is taken of but it is definately shapes. I really like the pink color and the lighting is nice. Good image.
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05/23/2007 02:23:46 PM
I like the orginality here.
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05/23/2007 06:25:10 AM
superb, too bad for the blur in the upper part
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05/23/2007 12:50:02 AM
nice shapes - but the image could really use to be a little sharper in focus
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05/23/2007 12:14:47 AM
Lit by a laptop LCD?
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