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Sand of Time
3rd PlaceSand of Time
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Challenge: Time III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM II
Date: Aug 15, 2011
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2011

When I read the title of this challenge, the first thing that I associated with the concept of time was “clock”. Moreover, I think most DPCers did the same. Photographing a clock seemed to me so commonplace. So I thought of an evolution of the concept of time over the time. I thought of joining an hourglass with a clock but I was confused on how to make my point. Looking for a little over the internet and various books I found some photos that I liked but didn’t satisfy me completely. At the end I took inspiration from what I liked and I worked it out in my mind. The picture I had in mind is the one I made. I am very happy and proud to have succeeded, regardless of the vote that will receive the photo.
The implementation wasn’t very complicated: I melt an old clock made of plastic, heating it in the middle and bottom. Then I glued a bit of sand in the bottom. I made a cardboard box slightly smaller than the diameter of the clock and glued it in the back of the clock. I made a hole along the bottom of the box and filled with sand. I picked up the clock taking the hole up. When I was ready to take the picture with the remote I lowered my hand letting the sand going out from the box. I used a black background. The light was natural, since I don’t know very well how to use flashes In post production I desaturated and used the curves. I inverted the image to give more emphasis and create the idea of something magical and mysterious. Resize, USM, SFW.
Thank you so much for your votes and nice comments.
This is the not inverted version:
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 130
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Avg (commenters): 8.1579
Avg (participants): 6.2063
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Views since voting: 2877
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 173
Comments: 44
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/30/2011 02:00:02 PM
Great idea, fantastic image and a definite wall-hanger. Congrats on your ribbon, Alessandro.
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08/28/2011 06:42:26 AM
Brilliant! And congrats!

I am not a photographer and do not know the technical stuff at all. I just drop in here now and then to pay my respect to all you experts and enthusiasts alike.

Thanks for all the details of how you got this shot. It is a lesson in innovation and professionalism.

I am amazed at the troubles you all take to get a complex idea (as time) translated into a visual picture! The inversion, to my mind, adds drama and takes your work out of teh ordinary or predictable.
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08/25/2011 12:18:40 AM
Very cool. Congrats on your ribbon.
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08/24/2011 09:35:19 PM
Love it. Love it even more un-inverted though. Great work melting that clock!
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08/24/2011 06:39:13 PM
Superb! Congrats on your ingenuity and ribbon!
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08/24/2011 12:35:27 PM
Love the invert effect on this. Congratulations!
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08/24/2011 12:29:46 PM
Congrats on the ribbon,nice one.
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08/24/2011 12:22:25 PM
Thanks for detailing the way you created this, it's interesting to find out how people come up with ideas and how they implement them.
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08/24/2011 12:21:30 PM
My favourite one. Congrats Alessandro, two Italians in the top 6 ;)
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08/24/2011 11:40:18 AM
Very, very cool!! Awesome idea and very well done! Congrats on the yellow!
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08/24/2011 10:53:38 AM
Nicely done! Scoring a ribbon with a negative image is a very rare thing. I'm not sure I remember another outside a Negative Image challenge...
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08/24/2011 06:51:08 AM
Congratulations. Very creative, and thanks for sharing the details. The inversion was a wonderful touch.
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08/24/2011 06:27:58 AM
Again, really cool effect. Congrats.
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08/24/2011 02:44:19 AM
That is one clever idea, and it works so well - congratulations on the ribbon.
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08/24/2011 02:34:19 AM
Congratulation one of my favourites!
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08/24/2011 02:31:32 AM
Alessandro, outstanding shot. Very welld one! Congrats on the ribbon
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08/24/2011 02:22:59 AM
Superb concept and execution. WD.
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08/24/2011 01:34:44 AM
All that work oaid off, very well done. Inverting=brilliant.
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08/24/2011 01:33:23 AM
Just brilliant amazing creativity, should have gotten the blue!
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08/24/2011 01:22:20 AM
Congrats, Alessandro!
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08/24/2011 12:40:58 AM
Was expected this one for ribbon candidate, Congrats!
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08/24/2011 12:30:26 AM
Congrats on a good idea.
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08/24/2011 12:22:08 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, a very original image
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08/24/2011 12:06:49 AM
Creative and very nicely executed. Congratulations on your ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/23/2011 11:03:25 PM
cheesy, but you really did it well. kudos.
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08/21/2011 11:06:48 AM
Good idea! Very daring to go negative.
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08/21/2011 04:17:04 AM
like the negative processing on this, makes it stand out from the crowd
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08/20/2011 11:33:17 AM
creative and nicely done, looks better as a positive image, though
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08/19/2011 04:20:00 PM
A cool effect. Creative combining a clock with an hourglass concept. You'll have to put in your notes how you achieved this.
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08/19/2011 11:59:03 AM
This is really cooool! Can't wait to see how you did this...
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08/19/2011 09:55:19 AM
That is really cool, How did you warp the numbers? At first glance it looks like an invert, but it isn't...
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08/19/2011 08:00:15 AM
that's a really cool effect
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08/19/2011 06:49:51 AM
wow, wonderful idea!
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08/19/2011 04:43:46 AM
nice!
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08/18/2011 09:03:28 PM
Pretty cool but you have to explain how you did this with basic editing! I wanna know!
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08/18/2011 12:12:23 PM
Best in show, wonderful image of time, congrats
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08/18/2011 08:53:33 AM
Wow! This is incredible. Congrats on a wonderful image. Hop it ends up in the front page (and that you'll let us know how you did this!)
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08/18/2011 04:26:04 AM
One of my fav for the challenge hope to learn how you achieve that
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08/17/2011 10:16:44 PM
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08/17/2011 07:25:04 PM
Strange, the backlit hand looks weird, very original
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08/17/2011 01:22:52 PM
this is awesome nice job 9
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08/17/2011 11:25:07 AM
CLEVER from shez I like the INVERT as it works for me from shez
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08/17/2011 09:30:54 AM
Very good. I think it would work even better if you hadn't inverted the image.
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08/17/2011 09:27:44 AM
crative, slippery silver- close to perfect.
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