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Paper waves
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: My living room, Olching, Germany
Date: Nov 21, 2008
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4 seconds
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

This is one of my paper compositions. I found it incredibly hard to choose an image for this. I wanted something that popped a bit, hopefully not too bright.

Statistics
Place: 148 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.2509
Avg (commenters): 7.5402
Avg (participants): 6.2389
Avg (non-participants): 6.3171
Views since voting: 1545
Views during voting: 765
Votes: 534
Comments: 100
Favorites: 12 (view)


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03/19/2009 08:23:09 AM
I'm surprised at the high number of low scores too. Perhaps part of the reason is that some voters might have regarded this as too much like an abstract painting, rather than an abstract photograph. Well, maybe... ;-Þ I like it, though, but it didn't come up in my 500 votes.
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03/18/2009 01:40:25 PM
surprisingly high score for an abstract - this place tends to punish the genre. terrific job. 9.
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03/18/2009 12:02:01 PM
I gave this one a 7, I think I would have gone higher but the bright spot on the ball is a real distraction to me. I think the colors and layering is very nice and the placement of the ball in the frame is great.
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03/18/2009 09:17:18 AM
Fifteen 1's???? What the?? Still, good finish for a nice photo! eta - I didn't see the thread about this until after I made this comment.

Message edited by author 2009-03-18 09:23:34.
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03/18/2009 08:53:59 AM
I LOVE this shot. Great finish!
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03/18/2009 08:47:31 AM
I love this image...incredible.
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03/18/2009 08:43:00 AM
An outstanding picture. You are a truly a talented photographer.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:47:17 PM
If you've seen one cool colored paper shot, you've seen em all... well, except for this one. I think it is the composition you have created with the shapes and the red ball that appeals to me. The colors are great, 10 from me!
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03/17/2009 11:34:23 PM
Wow. Very cool, abstract and beautiful. This one begs to be a poster.
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03/17/2009 10:31:39 PM
Excellent abtract picture. I can easily see in hanging in the leaving room. Great colors and lighting.
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03/17/2009 09:12:20 PM
Looks like a painting except for over on the ball.
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03/17/2009 06:26:09 PM
Excellent sense of design/color!! 7
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03/17/2009 02:27:50 PM
beautiful colors
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03/17/2009 09:13:58 AM
Very nice abstract and composition. There seems to be a burn on the ball, though. Otherwise, very well done!
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03/17/2009 07:08:38 AM
interesting abstract, five from me ;)

brano
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03/17/2009 06:46:06 AM
Beautiful and creative. 7
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03/17/2009 06:32:10 AM
Interesting construct of shape, color, and form. Don't take this the wrong way but it almost looks like a 3D-render, I think that has to do with the lighting on the sphere. Overall: muy excellente!!
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03/17/2009 04:44:49 AM
Excellent!
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03/17/2009 03:14:33 AM
thats trippy 7
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03/16/2009 11:55:35 PM
nicely done!
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03/16/2009 11:40:04 PM
A wonderful abstract. Great colors and comp.
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03/16/2009 10:53:46 PM
Irene?

Lovely.

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 05:21:39 PM
This is the only photo of it's genre that I consider among the best of show. Strong composition and colors allow it to stand well above the croud.
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03/16/2009 12:05:16 PM
awesome colors and fluidity
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03/16/2009 10:59:09 AM
This is OUTSTANDING!!! Love the simplicity, colors, & comp. Fantastic work.
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03/16/2009 06:44:43 AM
Lovely colors and composition.
Congrats.
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03/16/2009 12:58:04 AM
Needs more color........only kidding! Great creativity and a nice shot.
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03/15/2009 11:33:18 PM
very creative and abstract image - keep it up
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03/15/2009 09:00:57 PM
Beautiful. I'd love to have this hanging on my wall.
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03/15/2009 06:51:24 PM
Colourful, nice eye-candy shot
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03/15/2009 06:43:29 PM
Great picture, the colors and movement are awesome.
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03/15/2009 03:23:27 PM
Awesome! Very well done!!
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03/15/2009 12:06:28 PM
very interesting image, the illustrative feel really comes across
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03/15/2009 12:02:36 PM
That red eye amidst the waves of color is really quite jarring. It cuts so readily into the smoothness of the composition that it almost feels like an evil force that's burning its way into the image.
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03/15/2009 11:52:30 AM
Striking display of prismatic colors and eye from another dimension.
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03/15/2009 10:03:12 AM
amazing colors, form and structure
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03/15/2009 08:42:21 AM
nice colors..!7
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03/15/2009 12:46:56 AM
I love those vivid colors!
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03/14/2009 11:47:22 PM
This is gorgeous! I remember a similar one from a previous challenge. I really like this.

Back to vote, I gave this a 9.
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03/14/2009 11:34:43 PM
another one... i'd give this a high mark if i hadn't seen this a thousand times.

Nice work though and it'd make a nice business card.
03/14/2009 11:07:02 PM
Gorgeous. The colors are wonderful. Love the composition.
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03/14/2009 10:36:52 PM
stunning detail and color
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03/14/2009 10:06:53 PM
Nice shot. Looks like a post-it note challenge. Would've done well.
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03/14/2009 10:03:05 PM
Interpretation of Topic: Very Creative Idea
Photography: Very Sharp, Great Color
Viewers Reaction: Eye-catching
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03/14/2009 09:31:52 PM
Beautiful abstract. Very colorful.
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03/14/2009 08:26:26 PM
This looks like a painting! What a creative shot. I'm looking forward to seeing your notes on how you did this. The colors are just lovely.
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03/14/2009 08:14:21 PM
Really cool!
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03/14/2009 08:02:51 PM
this is a very fun image to look at...
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03/14/2009 08:02:32 PM
this is incredible , a photo that now looks like a modern art piece , 8
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03/14/2009 06:23:00 PM
I recognize this as an outtake from another challenge, but don't recall who this is from. Liked it before, like it now. I am gaining much more of an appreciation for abstracts lately.
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03/14/2009 05:54:20 PM
I remember this challenge :-) Still love this shot. Wonderful colors, shapes, lines.
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03/14/2009 03:32:06 PM
Fabulous concept and fabulous execution
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03/14/2009 02:58:53 PM
Awesome shot,well done
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03/14/2009 01:21:33 PM
Great, great colours and really fun composition. If I have a bug it's the light spot on the ball which is distracting my eye.
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03/14/2009 10:29:13 AM
Beautifully abstract, well executed.
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03/14/2009 10:03:48 AM
I love the colors flowing here, and the contrast between round and flat.
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03/14/2009 08:02:59 AM
Beautiful and bright composition of colors!
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03/14/2009 07:59:41 AM
Stunning abstract.
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03/14/2009 04:32:42 AM
lovely colours and composition. Just a really nice setup, well done
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03/13/2009 06:19:55 PM
Wow, very nice shot. The colors are prefect.
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03/13/2009 06:17:23 PM
beautiful colors. you'll have to tell how you did this, im curious
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03/13/2009 01:38:14 PM
It looks like its peeking out of blinds. :) Love the colors.
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03/13/2009 12:50:40 PM
lovely colors, vibrant and nicely fading, no vote
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03/13/2009 12:00:19 PM
Flawless execution. Love the perfect focus and color transitions. It looks like an eye of an alien creature.
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03/13/2009 10:51:29 AM
A great stock image, lovely vibrant colours and great composition
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03/13/2009 06:37:09 AM
Great shot..I feel it would be perfect if there was less reflection on the Ball
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03/13/2009 05:02:53 AM
Interesting use of colour and pattern.
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03/13/2009 02:20:32 AM
What a mastery of color, beautiful, 10
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03/13/2009 12:13:39 AM
What a fun abstract image! Love the vibrant colors, such life with the movement.
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03/12/2009 11:05:13 PM
Really cool effect with the paper.
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03/12/2009 09:22:25 PM
great use of light, colour and texture
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03/12/2009 07:01:41 PM
Very beautiful abstract. Should be on a wall in a gallery and in many homes. 9.
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03/12/2009 06:16:01 PM
Love it! Great abstract shot
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03/12/2009 04:32:03 PM
great colors, wonderful abstract.
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03/12/2009 04:24:26 PM
Beautiful, the colors are so fantastic in this and I love the addition of a visual subject (the sphere).
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03/12/2009 03:31:00 PM
Colorful
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03/12/2009 02:10:25 PM
It's indeed beautiful hidden gem. 10
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03/12/2009 12:12:26 PM
Beautiuful colors and flow to the image. 10
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03/12/2009 11:21:14 AM
In some ways this is very, very beautiful. The colours are outstanding, and it is quite commendable that you managed to keep the gradients smooth, no banding that I can see (except on the ball, the banding there is noticeable).

I think what is keeping me from really liking this image is the ball. From a technical POV, the colour on it is too different than the colours of the papers, it is too strong maybe. There is the banding. But most of all, the halo around the edge! In a very graphic image like this one, that halo really doesn't work and distracts quite a bit.

But it certainly is an eye-catching creation! It even looks somewhat like an eye peeping through a courtain.
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03/12/2009 09:50:58 AM
lovely colours and lines in this abstract
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03/12/2009 07:26:33 AM
Love all the colors. Very nice piece of art!
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03/12/2009 01:24:54 AM
Gorgeous abstract. I love it.
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03/12/2009 01:13:17 AM
? this looks rendered
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03/12/2009 12:11:46 AM
Great idea.

I love the paper colours, the dramatic difference between the harsh red in front and darkness on the ball bother me though.
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03/12/2009 12:06:36 AM
almost looks like an illustration..
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03/11/2009 10:35:05 PM
wonderful abstract
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03/11/2009 10:15:25 PM
very clever!!
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03/11/2009 09:28:33 PM
Nice colors. Interesting lines. Not sure I like the hot spot on the ball - a bit too much contrast between dark outer "shell" and bright red of border of light spot.
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03/11/2009 08:30:23 PM
Voted earlier coming back now to leave comments. WOW!!!! Such vibrant and bold colors in this abstract that reach out grab you by the collar and scream 'look at me!" BTW, my youngest spotted this on the screen and said "That's cool!" It is indeed very neat and spectacular to look at. The play of curves both on the waves and the red ball show off pleasing shapes and lines that captivate the eye. Now back to the color - they are vibrant colors of the rainbow and this rainbow of color and shapes is very appealing to look upon. I can imagine this hanging on a wall to add some vibrant color to a room or even hanging up in a modern designed and upscale restaurant. Ach...sucker for the color and shapes seen here bumping up to an 8.
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03/11/2009 04:21:19 PM
Lovely sequence of colours.
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03/11/2009 04:15:28 PM
beautiful lighting.
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03/11/2009 04:13:40 PM
They never did discover what happened to him after that incident near Jupiter in 2001. They had assumed he had been destroyed with the ship, and had never really lamented his loss, being a sad and flawed example of Artificial Intelligence in their mind.

Yet he had not been destroyed, not he. In a universe beyond our own, amongst a swirl of colors, he existed still. Slowly, he returned to what consciousness he could claim and parted a sheet of the swirling spectrum and glanced about with apprehension and care. Then, seeing an expanse of a universe new to him and ripe for the picking, the glow of his eye brightened, and one might even say it looked like a grin.

HAL9000 looked about, and saw nothing but a place to rule.
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03/11/2009 02:36:56 PM
very nice -9
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03/11/2009 12:19:54 PM
Great colors
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03/11/2009 12:02:56 PM
what brilliant colors...love the red "ball"...would be interested in the set up of your shot...hope you include it in your PP notes or better yet...a Tutorial
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03/11/2009 11:00:00 AM
This is a quality image. I really like the sharpness and clean feel of the shot. I hope it ribbons.
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03/11/2009 10:46:00 AM
Amazing.
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03/11/2009 09:56:00 AM
love the colors
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03/11/2009 08:25:58 AM
Nice layered colors. Beautiful.
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03/11/2009 05:29:25 AM
looks like an eye, great colors and so sharp, well done
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