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The Beautiful Side of Desktop Clutter
The Beautiful Side of Desktop Clutter
C-town driver


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Challenge: Everyday Objects (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: My Office
Date: Jul 21, 2004
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/4
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2004

Used a printed photo of the ever-so-lovely celebrity, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and placed misc desktop items around with the eyeglasses as the focal point... Made for a nice effect. Shot in the morning with mostly diffused natural light.

Post processing included Levels, contrast, and brightness adjustments in Photoshop.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 363
Avg (all users): 6.7895
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 6.7402
Avg (non-participants): 6.8345
Views since voting: 2748
Views during voting: 453
Votes: 266
Comments: 40
Favorites: 7 (view)


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11/10/2004 09:41:10 AM
Great idea!! Cool!
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08/07/2004 11:33:41 AM
great shot- is taht a waterman pen?
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08/07/2004 11:30:27 AM
Terrific idea and image. Nicely composed. The glasses perfectly sharpen her eyes to draw you in even more.
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08/05/2004 03:41:09 AM
Thanks Shannon. I know what you mean about the cluttered composition. I was torn between a number of versions that I had shot. My orginal submission had only the girl's photo with the glasses. But I second guessed myself and added other elements to the photo. I was afraid I would get comments about the photo being more about the girl, rather than the actual object. So I added the other elements to broaden the theme and include multiple everyday objects in the hope that the challenge theme would not get lost in the visual effect. Overall, I'm still pleased with it and will try some other ideas along the same lines : )
08/04/2004 11:17:44 PM
That's a great concept Derick. A slightly less-cluttered composition might have snagged a ribbon. Well done!
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08/04/2004 12:07:26 PM
Originally posted by Pedro:

almost a ribbon for a home-boy from Cowtown. Great idea, Derick. Well executed also. Say Hi to Jennifer for e when you see her next.

Pedro


Thanks Peter. If only I knew here well enough to say hi for you (sigh) ; )
08/04/2004 02:43:10 AM
almost a ribbon for a home-boy from Cowtown. Great idea, Derick. Well executed also. Say Hi to Jennifer for e when you see her next.

Pedro
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08/04/2004 01:37:59 AM
Doh! Another ribbon eludes me :P

Thanks for the kind comments and feedback everyone. I had alot of fun shooting this photo. Glad to see it did so well.
08/04/2004 12:21:53 AM
Wow!! This is great. I had the same idea about using eyeglasses, but this just kicks all kinds of bootie over mine. Way to go and congratulations!!
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08/04/2004 12:13:47 AM
Hey there ! Congratulations on your 5th place finish. A wonderful image and a the boredom of clutter turned into a highly interesting composition....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2004 08:43:48 PM
very cool :)
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08/03/2004 04:55:50 PM
Very clever idea. Very pretty model too. The paperclips add that little extra something. Did I mention that the model was really pretty? 10
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08/03/2004 02:18:38 PM
cool & clever. great use of objects
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08/02/2004 10:01:03 AM
Clever idea.
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08/02/2004 01:16:34 AM
Very cool.
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08/01/2004 03:56:16 PM
Despite the clutter, the beautiful brown eyes capture my initial attention. The glasses add a giggle of creativity. Thanks for sharing.
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08/01/2004 01:12:45 PM
Clever
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08/01/2004 11:24:36 AM
Clever
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08/01/2004 07:26:46 AM
Very clever trick with the glasses, like it.
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07/31/2004 09:30:27 AM
Very clever effect
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07/30/2004 09:56:37 PM
very clever == one of my top picks this challenge, you've laid out enough items to give the sense of clutter w/o the actual clutter which would have ruined the composition - eye glass/photo is unique (if you invented this -- be prepared for many to copy it as it's quite fun)
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07/30/2004 08:45:42 PM
love it! nice model.
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07/30/2004 01:02:04 PM
very clever!
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07/30/2004 11:56:45 AM
Cool idea.
Nice colour, composition and DOF
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07/30/2004 10:09:57 AM
Very creative! I like the effect of the eyeglasses.
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07/29/2004 11:02:38 PM
Fantastic, crisp, creative image.
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07/29/2004 09:59:27 PM
This is the best shot in the challenge. I hope you win. -10
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07/29/2004 07:26:44 PM
The picture "in the picture" is it yours?
Not sure about the lamp. Good work.
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07/29/2004 12:35:01 PM
An interesting shot. I am somewhat bothered by the fact that the pen is slightly out of focus. I could understand out of focus to shift attention to eyes or in focus as one of the objects, but it seems to be somewhere in between.
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07/29/2004 09:41:16 AM
create picture and clever idea...im voting high, but next time...use a polarizer or soemthing to get rid of that glare!!...:)
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07/29/2004 12:17:06 AM
Yep.
Great idea! Nice shot.
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07/28/2004 10:40:43 PM
Very Creative!
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07/28/2004 06:42:24 PM
Good idea, nice framing, but the position of the pen botheres me.
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07/28/2004 04:27:37 PM
Interesting, clever idea. Nice image(s) and very sharp. The white is a tad overbright.
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07/28/2004 01:27:38 PM
Pretty cool setup, the eyes get realy sharp. Think maybe that more simplicity would have been better, leaving the pen and the other additional things out of the image. But surely an interesting image.
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07/28/2004 11:39:16 AM
creative, original... i will do that one day...
comment, not perfectly sharp...and what is the black thing up left... maybe white too white...
good work a8
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07/28/2004 09:06:19 AM
clever shot. needs a little more dof (the pen is soft). very imaginative.
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07/28/2004 07:03:24 AM
Fantastic setup. Great clean and clear photo.
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07/28/2004 12:15:55 AM
This was one of the ideas I almost used for this challenge. Great minds... Actually I think you did a better job than I would have. 8
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07/28/2004 12:13:42 AM
I like this picture. Very good imagination. 9
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