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Black Hole
Black Hole

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Puzzle Macro (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Home Studio, New Delhi, India
Date: Jun 17, 2007
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2007

This is reflection of background print on paper casted on shiny tea pot. Only tea pot opening is in focus. The DoF is kept extremely shallow by using 1.4 aperture.

Post processing -
Saved for Web
NeatImage (to sharpen as well)

Anyway, this is my first submission with my first dSLR which I purchased last week. Along with my XTi, I got this amazing 50mm 1.4 lens also (used for this photo).

Place: 170 out of 300
Avg (all users): 5.3265
Avg (commenters): 5.6176
Avg (participants): 5.1685
Avg (non-participants): 5.4579
Views since voting: 610
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 196
Comments: 39
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2007 11:47:56 PM
ball point pen? Really cool effect you have gotten here. I love the colors.
06/26/2007 11:30:12 PM
looks creative, but it's not doing it for me
06/26/2007 10:33:39 PM
06/26/2007 10:05:12 PM
06/26/2007 05:34:28 AM
06/25/2007 11:52:36 PM
The opening at the bottom of a funnel.
06/25/2007 08:10:59 PM
Am I looking into the working end of a ball-point pen?
06/25/2007 04:20:59 AM
not sure but I like it
06/24/2007 11:31:13 PM
Fish eye?
06/24/2007 10:32:49 PM
wow. Talk about DOF!
06/24/2007 09:51:15 PM
really puzzling! tea kettle?
06/23/2007 04:31:03 PM
wow. weird. very abstract, hard to find the focal point, hehe
06/23/2007 03:17:14 PM
The tip of a pen or a funnel?
06/23/2007 01:42:05 PM
Oil can? Tea pot? Really gorgeous colors!
06/23/2007 12:52:14 AM
Ball point pen, straight on the tip?
06/23/2007 12:23:17 AM
Looks like the spout of a kettle.
06/22/2007 09:42:39 AM
Looks like a close up of a sunspot, this is simplicity and style.
06/22/2007 12:45:20 AM
Definitely an interesting image. However, for me, the DOF is too shallow... I would like to be able to make out more of whatever is in the background to help me figure this one out.
06/22/2007 12:20:58 AM
the spot of a tea kettle? Nice placement, nice focusing, hiding everything
06/21/2007 09:59:34 PM
oh! this is hard to guess! ...nice colors but the subject is not very interesting.
06/21/2007 09:54:42 PM
a retractable gel-ink pen?nice colors & DOF
06/21/2007 07:39:39 PM
Needle :)
06/21/2007 06:21:14 PM
thats.... a hole. a funnel hole.
06/21/2007 06:09:24 PM
I'm tempted to say it's a hollow point bullet, but the hole looks too small (competition style bullets, not hunting)
06/21/2007 04:32:25 PM
the end of a christmas ornament?
06/21/2007 03:48:13 PM
A flower Stamen?
06/21/2007 03:03:12 PM
Is this the tip of a pen? Fantastic DOF, great colour.
06/21/2007 01:39:24 PM
Don't know. Not enough in focus to guess on.
06/21/2007 01:28:22 PM
teapot. Not a real compelling photo, too much out of focus (which I know you will know) and the black hole isn't interesting enough to make up for it.
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06/21/2007 08:50:44 AM
dont know
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06/21/2007 05:27:24 AM
No idea.
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06/21/2007 12:21:03 AM
tea pot?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/20/2007 10:26:33 PM
looking down a straw?
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06/20/2007 06:31:52 PM
kettle spout???
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/20/2007 04:52:43 PM
Spout on a watering can or tea pot?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/20/2007 08:21:41 AM
Interesting! I love how you got the "black hole" so sharp and everything else so blurry. What was your aperture set at?
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06/20/2007 07:43:17 AM
A good shot of the tip of a pen?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/20/2007 05:43:20 AM
Good use of the rule of thirds. It's the end of some kind of tube?
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06/20/2007 01:51:28 AM
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