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Challenge: Technology II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Date: Sep 29, 2007
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.5 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2007

Woot! A very unexpected ribbon (at least when I took the shot). Thanks for your votes and comments!

Yes, the drops were made with an eyedropper.
No, I didn't mean "overload".

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 156
Avg (all users): 7.1534
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.7460
Avg (non-participants): 7.3571
Views since voting: 9816
Views during voting: 392
Votes: 189
Comments: 52
Favorites: 10 (view)


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09/25/2008 11:16:38 AM
:O Oh my gosh... this pic kicks butt.
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10/15/2007 08:35:15 AM
got it :-)

congratz!
10/12/2007 09:09:56 PM
Come on people. Art is metaphors, similies, personification, and analogies.

This is really neat. Being the hard disk has overflowed, using water (known to most people to have the quality of overflowing) to illustrate an electronic digital concept of the addition of a binary number and not enough registers to account for the total value after the calculation.
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10/12/2007 07:55:50 PM
Your focus and lighting are very good and it fits the challenge, it is aesthetically pleasing as well but after unknowndeath's question it does me me wonder a bit why there are water droplets on a hard disk, still congrats on your ribbon :)
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10/12/2007 02:14:19 PM
Originally posted by unknowndeath:

What the hell is it? What does it mean why did you shoot it? I am stunned and not so greatly I just don't fucking get it. bubbles and machines hmm...explain it to me I am stupid!


This is a hard disk with water droplets. I does mean nothing to me personally, but I thought it was a good way to illustrate technology. You might want to look up "overflow" in the dictionary, you'll surely get the connection. )Oh wait, I did it for you:

overflow: noun
...3 Computing: the generation of a number or some other data item that is too large for an assigned location or memory space

got it?
10/12/2007 12:11:51 PM
What the hell is it? What does it mean why did you shoot it? I am stunned and not so greatly I just don't fucking get it. bubbles and machines hmm...explain it to me I am stupid!
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10/12/2007 09:05:14 AM
Hi. I really like your picture. I think it's the prettiest that I've ever seen at DPC Challenge.
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10/12/2007 02:56:36 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and the 7+ score. I'm guessing the 7 without a ribbon club was getting old for you.
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10/12/2007 02:10:48 AM
Congrats on a terrific image. So well deserved.
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10/11/2007 08:42:31 PM
Very nice technical work and a creative idea...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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10/11/2007 05:21:43 PM
congrats Oliver, well deserved blue for a stunning shot ;-)
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10/11/2007 03:54:37 PM
Technically excellent shot, congrats on the ribbon!
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10/11/2007 11:58:46 AM
Wow! I'm amazed with the technical quality of this work.
Congrats for the well deserved Blue
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10/10/2007 10:43:42 PM
congratulations on a well deserved win.
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10/10/2007 07:48:52 PM
One of the coolest shots I've seen on DPC in a while.
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10/10/2007 04:54:19 PM
Overflow is the perfect word...did you use an eyedropper for the perfect drops?
Debbi
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10/10/2007 12:10:36 PM
This just goes to show...if you put water drops on anything, it will look better ;-). Nice job, congrats on the blue!
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10/10/2007 08:54:48 AM
Good win Oliver. Great clarity and the water drops still work.
Slaps myself for not doing it :)
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10/10/2007 08:01:26 AM
Did you mean Information Overload? just wondering. Congrats on the ribbon.
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10/10/2007 07:04:32 AM
Wow! This picture really inspire me to do better!
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10/10/2007 06:08:15 AM
Well done Oliver. I didnt get a chance to vote on this one but I would have scored it high. I think you are one up on me now.
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10/10/2007 03:38:48 AM
Well done - My top pick, the only image with a score of 9...
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10/10/2007 03:23:01 AM
let the good times roll oliver congrats
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10/10/2007 03:04:37 AM
this disc gots style, way to kill the competition. :)
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10/10/2007 02:54:06 AM
Great image. congratulations!!
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10/10/2007 02:46:41 AM
well done/congrats
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10/10/2007 01:02:18 AM
Nice work. Congrats on the blue.
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10/10/2007 12:53:00 AM
Great image, Congrats!
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10/10/2007 12:36:44 AM
WTG, Oliver! Congrats on the blue with this excellent image.
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10/10/2007 12:34:21 AM
sorry, I didn't vote on this challenge, this is way-cool.

CONGRATULATIONS on the blue.
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10/10/2007 12:19:56 AM
I was concerned voters would'nt recognize the and DNMC it.

Well done! A big congratulations on your blue. I voted this a 10 :)

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10/10/2007 12:07:38 AM
Beautifully executed! Congratulations on Blue :)
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10/10/2007 12:03:05 AM
very cool shot, congrats on the blue :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2007 11:21:09 PM
so sharp I can cut myself. The water drops look cool on the platter.
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10/09/2007 08:02:48 AM
Very cool composition - I love the 3-D look, and the sharpness and clarity.
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10/09/2007 12:31:32 AM
There are alot of hard-drive shots in this competition with only a few that actually took it out of the "box" and used some real creativity!! Way to go!

I love this shot!!! (10)
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10/08/2007 07:25:15 PM
The perspective seems weird here! Very sharp and good interest - lots to look at!
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10/08/2007 11:12:52 AM
nicely done! its gotta do well! 10
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10/07/2007 04:47:17 PM
technically perfect!
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10/06/2007 07:31:15 AM
Great detail and clarity.
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10/06/2007 02:39:46 AM
Great title. Great picture.
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10/06/2007 12:14:05 AM
Very nice contrast, color, reflection and refraction. Great take on the challenge.
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10/05/2007 07:57:49 PM
I like the idea
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10/05/2007 06:38:44 PM
execellant dof. really very well done. 9
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10/05/2007 02:26:59 PM
U'r taking a big chance here. I dont think a lot of voters can recognize a harddrive. That said, the gradient gives the image a nice smooth effect and I like that the head is slightly out of focus. Anyway enough rant. 10
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10/05/2007 10:29:41 AM
After seeing so many hard disk, yours the only one putting other element onto it. I like your idea on the water droplet. However I would have preferred a wider DOF. An 8 from me.
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10/04/2007 11:48:31 PM
Very interesting. Nice metallic tones and use of darks/lights. Unique DOF. 7
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10/04/2007 07:44:53 PM
Lovely photo, cliche but it still works!
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10/04/2007 05:34:54 PM
Very techie. Nice work!
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10/03/2007 02:48:10 PM
Very crisp
Very sharp
Great DOF
Shame the subject matter is so common within this challenge.

Should do well though - 9 from me
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10/03/2007 12:45:07 PM
nice!. Best photo in contest!
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10/03/2007 09:31:47 AM
Creativity = 0 Seen it before
Composition = 1.5
Lighting = 1.5
Contrast = 1
Focus = 2


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