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Ethereal
3rd PlaceEthereal
CNovack


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pastels II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Indoors near window
Date: Aug 1, 2011
Aperture: 11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4 sec
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2011

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After agonizing over which three shots I spent soooo much time on the title. I finally found two, but now am going back and forth on title : Ethereal or Ascend - Ascend or Ethereal...argh

Items used:

feather, glitter dust (not regular glitter for that has larger 'pieces'), water, glitter body spray, dropper, ruler, tripod. tissue paper and floral wire.

Sprayed feather with glitter body spray to get some sparkle to it which doesn't show well here.

Wrapped floral wire around ruler as base then stuck the end of it into the stem of the feather. That held the feather aloft with no hands needed.

Carefully and selectively scoop up water and glitter in dropper and place on feather. If mistake is made carefully place tissue paper on spot to absorb mistake. Patience and steady hand is needed to get it just right.

Set camera exposure time for 4 to 6 seconds that way the paper behind the feather can be gently moved side to side forth to create nice blurred backdrop.


[Aug. 6th, 2011 05:17:52 PM]

I am just flabbergasted...the score keeps on going up currently the highest I have seen is

Votes: 97
Avg Vote: 7.0825


[Aug. 7th, 2011 08:39:46 AM]

Votes: 106
Avg Vote: 7.1038

[Aug. 9th, 2011 05:51:47 PM]

It is 6 hours til rollover and I have a really nice score. Even so, the challenges (and several really great entries in this challenge) of Dr. Seuss and the Far Side: Gary Larson Tribute taught me that never *expect* anything...just enjoy the ride:-)
And it's been quite a ride.

My thanks to all who voted and commented.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 160
Avg (all users): 7.0408
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.6618
Avg (non-participants): 7.3671
Views since voting: 3672
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 147
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/13/2011 04:59:22 PM
I'm a bit late to the party, but congrats on the ribbon! Gorgeous image.. And the idea of moving the background to blur it out is actually something I would'nt have thought of! Geez!

Well deserved!
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08/11/2011 10:38:56 PM
Excellent concept, excellently executed! :) Congrats on your ribbon and 2nd 7+ score!
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08/11/2011 08:33:53 PM
Very nice! Congrats!!
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08/10/2011 10:10:30 PM
very beautiful image you captured
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08/10/2011 05:27:28 PM
Congratulations on your newest ribbon. I love the light, texture, and color you have here. This was one of my 10s - I can feel the softness of the feather -- it almost makes me sneeze to look at it -- and the graduated drops are icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing the 'recipe'.
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08/10/2011 02:11:28 PM
Beautiful image. Wasn't a fan of the color pink until now!!!

Message edited by author 2011-08-10 14:11:58.
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08/10/2011 11:46:50 AM
This looks so beautiful and delicate. Congrats on the Ribbon!
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08/10/2011 09:57:53 AM
Congrats, Chrystyne! Very excited for you and what a beautiful image!
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08/10/2011 08:34:19 AM
Lovely image ,Congratulations.
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08/10/2011 08:02:00 AM
Wow, congrats!!!! This is a gorgeous image! Great job on the ribbon. :)
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08/10/2011 07:39:55 AM
Congratulations!! Beautiful image!
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08/10/2011 07:36:45 AM
Well done on getting the ribbon, this shot was perfect for the challenge.
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08/10/2011 05:15:26 AM
I did not enter this one nor did I vote and now I am so sorry that I haven't. Wonderful image and congrats on the third.
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08/10/2011 02:22:45 AM
What a delicate and beautiful image. Many congrats on your ribbon.
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08/10/2011 12:16:43 AM
I find it interesting that this got such a great score, and a ribbon, and so few comments during voting. Well done, and congrats on your new ribbon. The fluffy down on the feather adds a tactile sort of element to the soft pinkness of the overall image.
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08/10/2011 12:02:30 AM
Look at you!!! Congrats on your ribbon!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/09/2011 10:12:06 PM
What a winner.
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08/09/2011 09:30:39 PM
This is very nice; however, I would like to have a closer look at those water droplets. Still nice image.
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08/09/2011 04:38:27 PM
Nice diagonal leading line into the VERY sharp drops. Beautiful delicate background.
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08/09/2011 05:04:33 AM
gorgeous, this is very well done
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08/08/2011 02:18:00 AM
Simple, elegant and intriguing.
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08/06/2011 12:41:32 PM
I really like the added interest of the increasing size droplets.
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08/03/2011 01:53:26 PM
very soothing and beautiful ...
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08/03/2011 01:00:29 PM
Very clever use of "a light, pale tint of color"....8
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