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The Final Piece
The Final Piece

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Challenge: Puzzled (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: My house
Date: Feb 21, 2009
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15 sec
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2009

Had a lot of fun with this one. Took a piece of glass topped with black foam - cut a hole where one piece of puzzle went and then placed the puzzle pieces in place. I put the whold think on a "platform" that let me put a flashlight under the whole affair. Placed a small object under the one puzzle piece to raise it up and then used a flashlight to light from below. I had a humidifier going to get the beams of light and it wasn't quite enough so had my husband light up his pipe. :)

Place: 8 out of 168
Avg (all users): 6.2287
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.1077
Avg (non-participants): 6.2927
Views since voting: 2102
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 188
Comments: 15
Favorites: 7 (view)

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03/14/2009 09:58:35 PM
great job on the one
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03/08/2009 01:06:03 PM
Congratulations! I love the way you can make the light beams show.
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03/04/2009 07:43:54 AM
Great idea and well executed. Congrats on the top 10 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/03/2009 09:23:53 AM
Nice idea. I saw an image very similar to this on flickr, which IMHO was done better. I think the difference with that photo was that there was a better control to the light coming out.. This is pretty blown out, and blows out many of the peices around this one. Still a nice photo though.
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03/02/2009 11:45:30 PM
Puzzled as to how you accomplished this pic. Great pic.
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03/02/2009 03:29:46 PM
Well done -- reminds me of a stock photo I saw in a magazine ad.
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03/01/2009 03:26:54 PM
Haha, I've grown a little tired of all the puzzle pieces in this challenge, but this is a cool way to depict that almost magical moment when you finish that 10000 piece puzzle. Well executed, too.
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02/27/2009 04:30:16 AM
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02/26/2009 06:36:00 PM
Up lifting
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02/26/2009 04:04:41 PM
That's a cool shot.
Can you tell me how you did it? I'm guessing the material is semi-transparent and you used a flash from below to shine through it? Not sure how you made the rays stand out, but dying to know. Nice work!
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02/26/2009 03:24:29 PM
Ah, I saw another similar to this but I think the detail of having the pieces around the shining piece adds something extra to this version. I like this a lot. It's simple but clean. Good job.
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02/26/2009 10:23:08 AM
I love the lighting on this, giving it an almost spiritual feel. I get the feeling that when that puzzle is complete ANYTHING could happen.
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02/25/2009 01:39:45 PM
Excellent! Love it, love it, love it!. Definitely tells a story of its own. Great job on the lighting! 9
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02/25/2009 04:37:24 AM
light is a bit strong, otherwise would make a good stock image
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02/25/2009 12:40:54 AM
I both really love the "rays" but think the "glow" is too overexposed. I get what you're trying to do, but the total loss of detail weakens it for me. If we could still see a tiny bit of the lines (as in the outer areas), it would look more "transparent" and more like light.
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