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B-egg-ing for another challenge.
by Willem
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5th Place<br><b>B-egg-ing for another challenge.</b><br>by Willem

5th Place
B-egg-ing for another challenge.
by Willem

Which challenge to put it in ? The candlelight or the egg challenge ?
How I did it :
I removed the yolk from a boiled egg, put in part of a candle instead and stuffed the yolk back in.
Then dropped wax from another candle on the yolk to prevent it from burning black immediately.
Set the egg on a mirror with yellow-tag, with yellow cardboard behind it
(I learned/copied the technique from MFC from previous challenges,
it works really well and does not leave hard shadows,
which you do get when putting the cardboard underneath).
I took test shots to determine exposure, before lighting the candle.
One 150W halogen light from the right.

F8, 1/6 s, tripod, 4x close-up lens, iso 100 full exif

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Guest 10-Dec-2002 17:50
Ewww...I hope you didn't (eat it, that is, lol!). Love everything about this one...the lighting, composition, execution, title...very creative thinking! ~Nee
Sony Forums Challenges10-Dec-2002 10:32
Great work- Jon M ... Did you eat it?
Jim Fuglestad10-Dec-2002 05:17
Great thought into this image and very well executed! Nice job! Jim/Shutter
Vikas Malhotra08-Dec-2002 17:12
Simply stunning; gorgeous image with wonderful yellow colours; excellent idea.......Vikas
W.C. VandenBerg08-Dec-2002 04:50
I like the yellow background. An outstanding image!
Sony Forums Challenges07-Dec-2002 21:49
I wish I had done that. VERY creative concept and exceptional execution. Always the mercenary, when it comes to income from creative endeavors, I'd say that is a very "saleable" stock-type image applicable to many situations while maintaining true artistic merit. FredS
Sony Forums Challenges07-Dec-2002 17:57
I love it! You have such great ideas and carry them out so well! Helen
Guest 07-Dec-2002 15:44
I'm going to hate myself for saying this -- but this is EGG-ceptional! :) Really creative idea, Willem, and the shot is sharp & just right.
Sony Forums Challenges07-Dec-2002 00:47
Willem, looks like you learned the technique well...and came up with a great idea on how to use it...I really like your "homemade" candle...and your choice of background color to go with it. Good job. MFC
Sony Forums Challenges06-Dec-2002 23:38
You are a fast learner Willem and you made good use of the knowledge acquired here at STF. The image is crisp / clear, the color is pleasing to the eye and, you lighted your subject from the perfect position! Regards, Mark J