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Winners : 52-8-42- Subject- Curves
Posted By: tessfully, 12-19-2016, 04:47 PM

Thank you to all who submitted a photo during this busy time of year. I think they are all terrific and show me why and how "curves" can be used for creative endeavours.

djb47 - Wonderful composition using curves and texture as creative force and turning an ordinary object into something extraordinary.

noel - Thank you for the smile Very cute and lots of curves giving this subject its happy personality.

ramseybuckeye - I love the negative space, tilt, and disembodied subject. Creatively imagined and photographed!

JensE - I really really really like this! Great Curves, lovely lighting, and lots of mercurial energy absorbing my attention. Also appreciated the background information.

I enjoyed everyone's image very much, but I think JensE's technique and composition inspiring. 2nd ramseybuckeye and third djb47 - both images captured my imagination. Honourable mention, Noel

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Congrats JensE and ramseybuckey. Appreciate your comments tessfully.
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Congrats Jens, what a great image! And I really like you image too Don. Thanks for the challenge Tess!
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Beautifully crafted image that JensE, resonates with me as beautiful curves. Congratulations! And extended to Ramseybuckeye and Djb47. Thanks Tess for the judging exercise-appreciate that.

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Thanks everybody, especially Tess for the comments. I mainly give credit to the Tangband designers for having created those inexpensive little beauties.

As Tess mentioned technique, this was an intentionally really simple shot: Light was an Ikea lamp with a neutral white shade, which anyway stands next to the speaker, pulled fairly close to give a large diffuse angle, plus general room lights. I kept those on to get a little warm reflection from the wooden floor - therefore also in color, even if the first impression may be black and white only. Camera on a tripod, at an angle which highlights the cone's cross-section but still allowed to keep the frame filled with the black chassis and cover the entire membrane - it sits in a wooden board, which would have been distracting. Most difficult was to clean the speaker from dust. Manually focused on the tip and used my best guess for DoF. I didn't want to do any post-processing, so I simply dropped exposure to -3EV.

With everything outside frozen this morning, I'm looking forward to liquids!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
Congrats Jens, what a great image! And I really like you image too Don. Thanks for the challenge Tess!
Thank you Tom.

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