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My eye in the sand
My eye in the sand
bob_bobski


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Dining room table
Date: Jan 4, 2009
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100s
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2009

One of about 600 pictures taken to try and get a good looking sand impact.

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.1950
Avg (commenters): 6.9167
Avg (participants): 5.6522
Avg (non-participants): 6.4159
Views since voting: 1078
Views during voting: 434
Votes: 159
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/14/2009 03:48:41 PM
Good shot, I may have given up after 2 or 3 attempts. Nicely Done ! ;-)
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01/12/2009 05:11:28 PM
Nice job on this one. I did a similar sand shot for a previous macro challenge & really enjoyed seeing this done better than what I was able to accomplish:
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Regarding the focus, sure the marble may be towards the front of the focal plane (very difficult to hit that same spot time after time), but I think the focus is fantastic since the marble and the stationary grains around it are quite sharp and the far part of the ejecta that is not on edge (the most important part imho) is going right through the center of the focal plane.

Stopping the grains with a shorter flash might have been interesting, but I'm not sure I'd like that more than the texture you captured here with the sand's motion blur. I bet you have some very cool out takes from experimenting with the settings.

Kudos to you Bob for having the perseverance to pull this shot off so well! I think capturing sand drops makes water drops seem like an easy point and shoot.
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01/12/2009 09:46:03 AM
You must be chuffed and you deserve to be. TickVG!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2009 07:32:41 PM
Tee Hee - it's a sand drop :)
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01/11/2009 11:35:11 AM
That's some pretty cool stop-action. Didn't quite nail the focus, but you had a razor-thin DoF to work with. How many shots did this take? lol.
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01/11/2009 10:18:10 AM
That's just brilliant. Nicely executed.
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01/11/2009 05:58:23 AM
nicely done
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01/10/2009 04:24:26 PM
Great capture.
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01/09/2009 09:33:11 PM
This is pretty cool.
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01/06/2009 07:29:33 PM
Hehehehehe reminds me strangly of Gaara, awesome picture
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01/06/2009 06:36:53 PM
Cool I love it.
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01/06/2009 12:22:11 PM
Ha, nicely done, the old droplet trick with a twist!!!
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01/05/2009 08:04:00 PM
good idea, I don't like particularry the execution, except the eye area the backgrround seems bad.6
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01/05/2009 04:21:12 PM
The symmetrical composition is perfect for this subject. This is really a brilliant capture of the action. One of the few, if possibly the only, image with sand in motion. (I didn't count the hour glass images.) My favorite in this challenge, which included some outstanding images. Hope to see this ribbon! (10)
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01/05/2009 01:57:55 PM
Love it it is worth a 10
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01/05/2009 12:59:44 PM
LOL! A sandy take on the drop splash :-)
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01/05/2009 04:23:25 AM
very good
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01/05/2009 12:51:50 AM
wow...you can almost hear the pfffttt sound...
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