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Challenge: Abstract Emotion (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Nikon
Location: Michigan, USA
Date: Sep 22, 2008
Aperture: 5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2008

Marbles on glow sticks. I'm quite happy with this one regardless of what happens in the voting process.

I struggled with the title. An expression of empathy was my target but my fear has been that some DPC speed voters will not understand this shot if it's not spelled out in a long title (i.e. Empathy: Refracting the emotion of those around you). I decided to risk not having an explanatory title because I think it would be crass, particularly on an abstract. So, I'll title it with one word and hope I did a good enough job for people to see it.

Editing involved a great deal of healing/cloning out imperfections on the surface of the marbles. Other than that I just increased the contrast w/curves, resized and saved for web. (no sharpening as I didn't want any jaggies on the border of the marbles)

[Oct. 5th, 2008 09:06:11 PM]

~~~9pm on the last night of voting & I'm going to bed. Looks like this won't break 6, but I really appreciate the comments I've gotten as they've made entering this challenge worth while (and I am happy with the picture too).

Place: 20 out of 140
Avg (all users): 6.0145
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.1429
Avg (non-participants): 5.9268
Views since voting: 1137
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 138
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/06/2008 01:05:37 AM
Grats on your top 20 John. I have to admit i didn't get it but after reading your comment it makes sense. Very well thought out. Great image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2008 03:21:33 AM
I love the clever use of colours, very artistic. I think you represented empathy very well.
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10/04/2008 01:41:55 AM
Very interesting. I think the color choice and intimacy works well. I hope this does well.
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10/03/2008 02:07:00 PM
I'm speechless. Awesome is all I can say!!!!
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10/02/2008 03:20:04 PM
6 - Nice colors - like to have seen a little more clarity/crispness at the fore. Like your title and I think this image conveys a sense of it - maybe a little more context in this instance... maybe. Up from 5.
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10/02/2008 01:27:40 PM
What? I don't understand what you are trying to say. What state of mind are you in. Maybe I should stand in your shoes for a moment then I will get it. I'm changing my score from 6 to 10 - excellent for the challenge. I hope others look up the meaning of the word.
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10/01/2008 02:17:27 PM
Nice colors.
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09/29/2008 02:50:06 AM
I love it that you have addressed 'abstract' and 'emotion'. So many entries have ignored one or the other, some even both. This is a lovely shot.
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09/29/2008 02:35:52 AM
Well done
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