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Still Life with Whisk
Still Life with Whisk

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Challenge: Still Life With Motion (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 2007-08-09
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Trail, BC
Date: Sep 23, 2007
Aperture: F 25
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2007

I was playing around (in my head) all week with the idea of "Sammy Sosa's Kitchen" or "home run" or something like that. I got stuck on that idea. But I didn't get to try making a couple picts until Sunday afternoon. Using artificial lights and setups is not natural to me :)

Made on tripod, indoors, artificial light (one modeling light, only way I've figured out how to use this light), timed exposure, manual mode; I moved the egg beater once the shutter opened.

Shot RAW, opened in PSCS3 without adjustments.

- Cropped slightly
- Adjusted curves
- Applied Photomatix tonemapping on copy layer, and blended in normal at ??%
- Ran through light touch of draganizer
- Flipped horizontal
- Cleaned up colours
- Ran through variations
- Resized, sharpened, saved for web.

Place: 27 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.1050
Avg (commenters): 7.1818
Avg (participants): 5.9600
Avg (non-participants): 6.1603
Views since voting: 1418
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 181
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/01/2007 01:58:20 AM
Ursula, I must have missed this during voting - just LOVE IT!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2007 09:34:20 PM
Love this idea. Awesome lighting. Great balance of colors.
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09/28/2007 10:25:02 PM
Good idea for the challenge. I tried doing something similar but with a paint brush but couldn't get it to work well. This came out pretty good.
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09/28/2007 12:16:10 PM
i like the lighting and blanket. but maybe if the whisk was actually whisking something would have been better inmyopinion.
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09/28/2007 07:27:47 AM
hmmm, aren't you meant to take the eggs out of the shells first ;-)
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09/27/2007 06:25:26 PM
I like this, good lighting too
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09/26/2007 08:52:22 AM
oh, what a cool effect the moving whisk makes! excellent concept and good focus on the eggs!!
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09/25/2007 02:39:25 PM
Great use of color and movement.
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09/24/2007 07:43:31 PM
nicely done - 10
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09/24/2007 07:29:06 PM
Great technicals!! Love the lighting, the motion blur, the composition, the colors! I can't decide whether or not the fold is distracting or interesting... The idea was interesting, although it doesn't make much sense for a whisk to not be whisking...
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09/24/2007 01:01:53 AM
nice light and a nice result
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09/24/2007 12:27:11 AM
Neat great timing on shutter speed to get effect. psart 8
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