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From the Psychedelic Kitchen
From the Psychedelic Kitchen
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Challenge: Everyday Objects (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400
Location: Home
Date: Jul 27, 2004
Aperture: f/7.2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 2 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2004

I was attempting to re-create my spoon shot (but make it smoother - and of course using a fork), and hit upon using the TFT screen of my laptop as a soft-light ... must say it works remarkably well. In the process I wondered about using a crazy colourful pattern to reflect in the metal ... and here you go. The pattern is warped anyway on screen, and of course the metal warps it further.

A fair amount of light balance work has gone on - brightness/contrast, levels and curves all used to get the background green just to that shade. A touch of USM at the end.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 363
Avg (all users): 7.1697
Avg (commenters): 8.2778
Avg (participants): 7.1250
Avg (non-participants): 7.2081
Views since voting: 5115
Views during voting: 419
Votes: 277
Comments: 41
Favorites: 17 (view)


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05/03/2005 12:37:14 PM
Very cool & beautiful colors!
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08/04/2004 12:10:59 AM
Hey: Congratulations for this beautiful addition to DPC's archives. Good work...very professional.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2004 01:56:09 PM
Nice clean colourful well thought out shot
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08/03/2004 12:54:47 PM
Amazing what interest some good lighting can add. Not totally fond of the background because the color(s) in it are rather close to the item featured, but still an excellent study. 9
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08/03/2004 10:35:54 AM
COlorful FOrk How did u do it? Nice Though, ONe thing you could of did somehting with your background lighting more to make it more brighter
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08/03/2004 10:17:24 AM
Very cool effect. Did you Adobe this or hold something colourful over the fork while shooting? 10
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08/03/2004 05:29:19 AM
best clour I've seen yet. Excellent shot.
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08/03/2004 01:19:21 AM
I love the lighting in this photo. It is simple and certainly everyday. My #1 pick.
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08/01/2004 08:44:58 PM
brilliant effect
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08/01/2004 03:56:03 PM
Wonderful idea and execution. Exposure, focus and lighting are all perfect. Composition is also very well thought out. I'm personally not thrilled with the green felt background - think it would be much stronger with a very dark b/g. But that's pretty minor concern, it's a great entry.
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08/01/2004 09:39:34 AM
Very creative and colorful.
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08/01/2004 05:23:48 AM
Gorgeous colors and creamy smooth textures in the reflections. Cute title. Nice composition. I can't find anything not to like about this fabulous shot.
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08/01/2004 05:13:44 AM
Really nice shot
9
good luck
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08/01/2004 02:48:51 AM
Simple and effective, nice one!
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07/31/2004 09:39:15 PM
excellent composition
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07/31/2004 08:33:15 PM
Excellent work :) The swirls of color interact nicely with the bold lines of the fork. = 10
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07/30/2004 10:22:16 PM
Bravo! Well done, and just a fun, fun image. Very well executed.
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07/30/2004 12:50:33 PM
Cool shot! The green background is perfect with the red reflection
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07/30/2004 12:10:01 PM
Amazing reflections, the lighting is very good too. The background is not my cup of tea though (9)
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07/30/2004 07:29:26 AM
good use of refection - simple composition works.
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07/29/2004 08:26:23 PM
O love the reflection, the color, the sharpness a9
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07/29/2004 02:31:55 PM
Very cool
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07/29/2004 01:26:53 PM
Cool reflections!
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07/29/2004 08:47:49 AM
great colour!
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07/29/2004 05:00:08 AM
How did you do that?
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07/29/2004 02:34:00 AM
great colors on the fork!
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07/29/2004 12:46:15 AM
pretty interesting reflection... I like the tone of the green background. It's just so good!!!
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07/29/2004 12:13:01 AM
very good effect
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07/28/2004 11:50:02 PM
Ooohhhh... very nice! Great colors
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07/28/2004 11:19:11 PM
Very similar to another piccy. Interesting concept
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07/28/2004 09:35:11 PM
Other people tried but you did it! Love the color on the fork. It is perfectionl I hate the background.
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07/28/2004 06:07:54 PM
the best fork (10)
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07/28/2004 04:08:12 PM
Cool...
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07/28/2004 02:53:38 PM
Excellent job. Great image. T E N.
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07/28/2004 10:32:42 AM
good light treatmanet I'd like to see the color producing object
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07/28/2004 10:30:25 AM
Now we're talkin'. Beautiful composition and execution. How'd you do the colors in the reflection?
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07/28/2004 10:28:40 AM
Psychedelic fork....
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07/28/2004 07:42:35 AM
cool!
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07/28/2004 03:08:37 AM
may i know how did u do this.. i like the pics..ill give you 9 for this
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07/28/2004 12:36:27 AM
Wow, how did you get these colors?
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07/28/2004 12:13:42 AM
very nice
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