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Challenge: Numbers (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon MF Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 AI
Location: My Kitchen (Toronto, Ontario)
Date: Sep 12, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Water, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2008

First off... YES... the circuit board is a little blurry... this pic has EXTREMELY shallow depth of field... i tightened up the aperture a bit to get it a bit more in focus, then took another 100 pics, but I could not duplicate this drop... i figured that since the drop was the main feature, that it should be perfect... parts of the circuit board are DEAD ON in focus so I figured that it would do =)


This was a Picture that I have been DIEING to take!!! I have seen it done before by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' eyewave so I have to give him credit for the idea =)

I barely have enough time to enter all the other challenges so there has been no time for my own picture topics... I spent three days thinking of a pic for this challenge... I wanted to do something with the movie 'Number 23'... I went out and bought it and started making a setup... but half way through, I realized that it would not be as good as I had envisioned, so I scrapped it and then thought of just a drip with numbers, but which numbers? Why not Binary number? ones and zeros??? I tried it with just the faucet but that was too boring... Eventually I thought of using an old laptop or keyboard, but when I got close enough to see the drop, you couldn't see that it was a keyboard... then... AH Ha!!! why not a circuit board??? ... well, what has a VERY tiny circuit board with tiny components that will look big in a close-up pic??? A Cell Phone!!! i took apart Three old ones and found the perfect board... then I taped it to the faucet, got a tiny drip going (harder than you think...) , put the pic of numbers upside down behind and shot away... it took a good several hundred shots... yea... it takes that many to get it perfect... I used my D50 with SB-800 on an SC-29 Cord with a Garry Fong Light Sphere to light from the side, and I used my old Nikon 55mm f/3.5 that I purchased off of ebay WITH a nikon FM film camera for $30... =) it's a VERY sharp lens...

How will this do? Honestly, I can't tell... it depends on the other entries... if it gets a 5.7 or higher it will make my top 5 and that will put a big smile on my face =)


ok, here are some setup Pics...
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...

There... easy as pie.... mmmm pie... now i'm hungry... =P


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OK... Now 'm blown away!!! I went to bed at 11:30 last night because I was wiped out... I thought MAYBE i would get 5th.... but another ribbon? WOOO HOOO!!!
Sorry everyone, i just made the setup pics visible, thanks for all the amazing comments!!!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 126
Avg (all users): 6.7214
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.5789
Avg (non-participants): 6.8193
Views since voting: 7820
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 140
Comments: 33
Favorites: 15 (view)


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09/26/2008 10:52:59 AM
wow i really like this photo and how u really caught the drop of water...
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09/24/2008 11:14:27 AM
Congratulations! I really like this picture. I also enjoy learning about what went into creating it. Thank you for the inspiration!
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09/23/2008 09:56:03 PM
Congrats again. You're on a streak!
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09/23/2008 11:41:46 AM
Lol your details about the picture made me laugh; "mmm pie." :D
But very good picture, my favorite from what I've seen.
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09/23/2008 09:18:25 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, very well deserved. So there's at least one person that learned something from me :)
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09/23/2008 08:30:08 AM
well done. The set up looks relatively easy, I'll have to try some day soon.
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09/23/2008 07:50:37 AM
Your second ribbon in few days, congratulations! Great work!
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09/23/2008 07:01:01 AM
Awesome! Congrats!
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09/22/2008 08:55:18 PM
very nice! I loved it!
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09/22/2008 07:35:27 PM
congrats! great shot
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09/22/2008 11:58:57 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. THANKS for the setup shots.

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kellyo, THAT's not a messy kitchen. I can show you a messy kitchen. *grin*
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09/22/2008 09:29:56 AM
fantastic shot, i'm sorry i didn't vote in this challenge but yours would have gotten a 10 added to favs, i love the set up and final picture.nice work
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09/22/2008 08:00:44 AM
Thank you for the set up pics. It helps a lot to see that you can ribbon with the kinds of messy kitchen set-ups that my family thinks I'm crazy for trying.
Great job!
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09/22/2008 03:00:43 AM
Way to go, Eric!
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09/22/2008 02:57:57 AM
Congrats on your ribbon...what a very clever image and title! well done
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09/22/2008 02:34:51 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. Can you unhide and fix the links to your setup images please?
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09/22/2008 01:46:45 AM
Congrats on the Yellow !!! Really cool shot.
Into my Favs

Message edited by author 2008-09-22 03:17:31.
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09/22/2008 01:14:36 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. Well done!
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09/22/2008 12:50:58 AM
2nd ribbon on what I feel will be many more. Nice.
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09/22/2008 12:23:35 AM
Well on your way to becoming a ribbon hog! Good job.
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09/22/2008 12:19:16 AM
Well done on another ribbon! :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2008 09:54:49 AM
Nice capture, how many times did you have to shoot it to get this shot. Maybe crop some of the white off the bottom IMO.
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09/19/2008 06:10:51 AM
=]
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09/18/2008 05:36:26 PM
CLEVER!!!
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09/17/2008 06:56:01 PM
Fantastic idea and execution.
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09/17/2008 03:17:27 PM
Interesting shot and well done
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09/15/2008 06:20:58 PM
Nice concept.
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09/15/2008 04:53:24 PM
Nice idea, great title and well executed. Nice!
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09/15/2008 03:11:34 PM
Very cool. Captures the contest theme and is a very unique image.
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09/15/2008 08:30:43 AM
Brilliant idea and very well exceuted, nice job!
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09/15/2008 06:09:04 AM
incredible
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09/15/2008 05:09:23 AM
There are 10 kinds of people in this world. Those that understand binary and those that don't. Thought I'd get that in before everybody else does.

Very clever, very nicely shot. 7
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09/15/2008 12:38:53 AM
Excellent! Knew there would be a water drop somewhere in this challenge, but you used it in a great way. A fave and an early 9 for this one.
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