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  #54 Surrealism
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Waterdrop clock       ©2009 dodrizzt
Panasonic DMC-FZ50       2nd place, 292 points
1/250s, f5.6, ISO 100, 110mm, Normal Program, Spot, no flash
Post-Processing: Levels & little saturation adjustment, little darkening background, cloned out some distracting reflections, small crop, resize, little USM.       Extra Info: Not a PP trick - actually, it's a clock captured through a wine cup filled with water.
Inspired by Dali's paintings on 'melting clocks', I tried to reproduce a similar effect and found this one... liked the way the clock 'melts' with water, creating a waterdrop-like effect.
I was holding the clock in my left hand and the camera in my right hand; moving back and front to find the desired effect; the cup was set over a brown box and a blue piece of cloth to create the 'planet' reflection behind the clock, and lighting came from a side window at sunset time, to add a touch of yellows/oranges to the 'planet atmosphere'.
Hope you like it, I enjoyed setting the pic :-)
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Feb 4, 2009
    Hi dodrizzt,
congratulations for your double TT success! Very good pictures as we always see from you!
And thank you very much for your nice comments on my entries.
Off-topic: Welcome to Germany. I hope you enjoy the time - and weather is not too bad. And maybe you like this analogy as much as I do: I took the picture of the fisherman and his boat, seen in my open entry, on our holidays in Spain (Llanca) last October.

Feb 4, 2009
    wow! a second place!! frankly, this time there were a lot of nice entries, so Im veeery happy :-) thanks to all of you for your very nice comments & votes, I really enjoyed setting my pic and now Im glad you liked it... thanks a lot!!!

Feb 3, 2009
    Congratulations on a Great job!!!

Feb 2, 2009
    En hora buena! A wonderful idea.

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Feb 2, 2009
    Great idea with a very nice result.

Feb 2, 2009
    This was the kind of image I thought of immediately for this challenge. Great job of pulling it off! In my TT.

Feb 2, 2009
    - great work in setting up the picture and a very good result, in my tt.

Feb 1, 2009
    I do like it! It was a great idea and it's worked out very well. In my TT.

Jan 31, 2009
    wonderful artistic effort... very good...

Jan 31, 2009
    I think your set up worked very well. Nice shot

Jan 31, 2009
    Nice shot! like the color and composition.

Jan 31, 2009
    As an owner of a Dali painting I was intrigued by your submission. The misshapen watch is perhaps his best known image.
TT well done.

Old Finn
Jan 31, 2009
    Good work. High in my TT

Jan 30, 2009
    When I first saw this Dali immediately came to mind so you have achieved the effect you were after. I like it.

Jan 30, 2009
    That really is an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing your setup. I would like to try that. TT~!

Jan 29, 2009
    I was thinking Dali even before I read your info. Very nicely st up and executed.

Jan 29, 2009
    Tribute to Dali? I thought about doing something like this, but it is not my strength. I am glad that I did not, since yours is quite excellent!

Jade O.
Jan 29, 2009
    Too much like Dali not to be my No. 1 pick. Quinessentially surreal and finely composed. I almost with I could vote you No. 1 for your explanatory notes, too.

Jan 29, 2009
    You put a lot of thought into this good work. I like it quite a lot.
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