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The Drinking Straw
3rd PlaceThe Drinking Straw
aKiwi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Everyday Objects (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Basement at home
Date: Jul 21, 2004
Aperture: 2.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 23, 2004

Bundled some straws together with a rubber band, and placed a light source behind them.
Minor Levels adjustment, USM & Perfect screens, otherwise the image is pretty much what came out of the camera.
Would love to be able to spot edit out the bit of dust in the image, but rules don't allow it.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 363
Avg (all users): 7.1929
Avg (commenters): 8.4545
Avg (participants): 7.2878
Avg (non-participants): 7.0993
Views since voting: 8058
Views during voting: 443
Votes: 280
Comments: 64
Favorites: 38 (view)


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08/09/2004 09:47:05 AM
Are you by any chance interested in writing a "How'd They Do That?" for this photo? If so, e-mail me :)
08/06/2004 10:39:57 PM
Great lighting and abstract quality to this photo, congrats...
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08/06/2004 09:22:20 PM
It's amazing what you can do with something as simple as a straw. Very good! Congrats!
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08/05/2004 01:02:31 PM
This should have won the blue. There is a lot going on in the picture "out of the ordinary." Also has a sort of 70's feel to it. Very good work!
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08/04/2004 08:16:50 PM
Hey kinda looks like mine....i like yours much better!

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08/04/2004 02:12:51 PM
Congrats, aKiwi!!!! Very interesting and well-composed image...such a great and simple idea! :O)
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08/04/2004 04:24:37 AM
I thought you would get the blue one!
I had you up for a 10.
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08/04/2004 03:46:54 AM
That's lovely! Congratulations - well deserved!
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08/04/2004 03:23:49 AM
This is a photo that shows very well the most powerfull tool of the photographer: the imagination. Nice photo. Very apeeling image
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08/04/2004 02:49:54 AM
Nice one, congratulations on a super shot.
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08/04/2004 02:36:36 AM
Way to go Kiwi!!!
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08/04/2004 02:08:37 AM
Congrats on your ribbon
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08/04/2004 01:35:49 AM
Knew this would do well!! Congrats! :-)
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08/04/2004 12:33:50 AM
Congrats on your Ribbon. Nice colour and effect
Well Deserved
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08/04/2004 12:09:24 AM
Great find! Congratulations on your ribbon.
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08/04/2004 12:08:05 AM
Congratulations on your yellow. A fascinating and unusual shot and a pleasure to look at. Great work !
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08/04/2004 12:06:38 AM
Glitch in the system, but congrats again!

Message edited by author 2004-08-04 00:07:36.
08/04/2004 12:06:07 AM
COngrats on the Ribbon!

A most unsual shot too.
Well Done!
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08/04/2004 12:03:16 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. I am so envious
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08/04/2004 12:02:59 AM
Congratulations on a great finish!!! Wonderful shot, well deserving...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2004 08:58:59 PM
the colors in this are just gorgeous. i wouldn't have known what i was looking at had you not put it in your title... and i would never have thought to take this picture, either. the light source is curious, i'd like to know how you achieved the effect. 9
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08/03/2004 08:55:08 PM
The bright colors really work here. Nice abstract.
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08/03/2004 02:23:46 PM
clever
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08/03/2004 02:05:23 PM
Perfect color, composoition and light. Clever photo. My favourite is this challenge. Congratulations
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08/03/2004 12:49:07 PM
Terrific abstract. Love your use of llight on the straws. You've taken an every day object and made it extraordinary. 10
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08/03/2004 10:45:06 AM
I like the range of colours. Very nice...
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08/03/2004 09:26:47 AM
Abstract! nice
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08/02/2004 05:32:09 PM
Absolutely gorgeous abstract. The border really adds to it too! MY top pick. Good luck!
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08/02/2004 05:04:44 AM
Great lighting effect.
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08/01/2004 09:50:11 AM
Well done!
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08/01/2004 01:05:40 AM
Very graphic and well done. Colors are great. Border is a bit too much for me.
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08/01/2004 12:12:27 AM
The bits of hair / dust on a couple of the straws is quite distracting, but appart from those minor bits this is a stunning abstract, well done...
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07/31/2004 10:57:08 PM
Sensational is the only word that describes the lighting here.
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07/31/2004 05:01:19 AM
Wow, this is truly fabulous. I love the lighting, colors, and textures. Particularly interesting is the way the light leaves streaks along the inside of the straws. The only thing that bugs me is the bit of fuzz on the second straw from the left side on the middle row. If the image was a tiny bit tidier with respect to that and the very slight noise present, I'm thinking it could be a 10. I say 9.
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07/31/2004 02:16:56 AM
Great idea, excellent lighting. Possibly one of the most memorable pictures in this challenge. Good job!
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07/31/2004 12:38:52 AM
Wow! Nice idea
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07/30/2004 07:39:30 PM
Creative use of lighting! Nice shot.
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07/30/2004 02:58:40 PM
fine
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07/30/2004 08:13:09 AM
This is beautiful.
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07/29/2004 09:07:49 PM
i will be brutally honest here...i really like this one :)
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07/29/2004 08:54:23 PM
AWESOME> ONE OF THE BEST IN THE BUNCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This would make a fantastic print for thos of us who are into abstract art.. I just cant stoplooking at it. You captured so many colores. I have to do it 10. Also I have to add it to my favorites.

New day, I showed everyone at work this absolutely stunning photo. I have never bought a print from this sight but if you make this a print I WANT TO KNOW!! I will buy it the moment it arrives to dpc prints. Who are you maskedman?? (Oor maskedwoman for the politically correct) dc
PS how many times can you hit the 10 button ??
dc
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07/29/2004 08:29:29 PM
what a blast ! amazing color... i love it my favorite a10
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07/29/2004 07:34:36 PM
Excellent abstract and beautiful color :)
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07/29/2004 07:01:01 PM
Very intresting photo, only thing I dont like is the frame.
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07/29/2004 09:36:11 AM
wow...this is cool! good thing you put straw in your title or i would have never figured it out! so far, my favorite of the challenge.
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07/29/2004 08:30:11 AM
I like this! It's a clever idea, well lit and composed fantastically! The combination of different hues work in so well with each other. Godo work!
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07/29/2004 05:15:00 AM
very cool
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07/29/2004 12:03:51 AM
Very cool idea!
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07/28/2004 09:44:53 PM
great pov, fabulous colors, all around great concept!
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07/28/2004 09:02:40 PM
beautiful!
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07/28/2004 05:24:39 PM
love the colors and the light. don't really care for the border. i think this is the most well realized abstract of the challenge.
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07/28/2004 04:47:48 PM
simply incredible! great shot. hope it finishes high!
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07/28/2004 04:34:22 PM
great shot! Love the colors and texture! Best score yet! Very original!
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07/28/2004 04:00:07 PM
Yep... I see a top 3
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07/28/2004 12:59:38 PM
Very nice. Love the lighting, this is a sure top ten, maybe a ribbon!
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07/28/2004 11:56:43 AM
Fantastic shot!! You captured the light so well... I wouldn't change a thing.

I've gone back to look at it three times now... just because I like it.
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07/28/2004 10:23:49 AM
Now, here you have hiy upon a winning image with great zap factor.
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07/28/2004 07:09:25 AM
I like this a lot. Lighting is great and colors are fantastic. I like the abstract look.
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07/28/2004 07:00:16 AM
Very interesting composition, nice colors, good lighting. (10)
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07/28/2004 06:07:20 AM
i wouldn't have known these were straws until i read the title. good job!!!
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07/28/2004 05:28:37 AM
nice work......
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07/28/2004 03:47:29 AM
amazing..
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07/28/2004 03:25:23 AM
Such a simple idea, but VERY effective!! I really like this, the different colouring through the straws is amazing, I predict high things for this one.

Only a little nit pick, some of the straws seem to have little hairs or something at the end of it, just me being fussy. A very good shot, simple, eye catching and well done!!
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07/28/2004 12:42:59 AM
Very nice. I love the colors and my eye just wanders around and does not get distracted the longer I look the more I like it... 9. Are these really straws?
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