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Steely Eye
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Steely Eye
Steely Eye
Black and white patterned paper that is also reflected onto a 1 1/2" chrome/steel ball.
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Arthur Bohlmann
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    WOW!! Your creativity always awes me Carla. Fantastic composition, detail as well as editing.

6/14/2012 7:33:47 AM

 
Debra K. Johnson
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Amazing work. Love it!

6/14/2012 7:40:24 AM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Another cool one! That shoot must have been fun!

6/14/2012 9:20:46 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Very creatve. Nicely done Carla!

6/14/2012 10:57:50 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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So awesome!

6/14/2012 1:34:31 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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I'm loving what you are doing here Carla!

jo ann c,

6/14/2012 2:08:28 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Carla,My friend you have a winner with one.Beautiful capture!!!

6/14/2012 2:45:02 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Great shot and treatment in B&W!

6/14/2012 4:11:34 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW....... so creative!

6/14/2012 5:51:02 PM

 
Robert Jensen
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SUPER COOL IMAGE

6/15/2012 6:17:37 AM

 
Wendy M. Hansen-Penman
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I really enjoy these also! Where do you shoot them? Do you have lights and a studio?

6/15/2012 3:03:52 PM

 
Carla Capra
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You are all the Best and I thank you for such amazing compliments!

@Wendy, thk u. I shot this (and others like it) on my kitchen table. I do not have a studio or studio lighting. I did make a domed shooting 'box' (for lack of the appropriate term) and I did this to eliminate undesirable reflections. The darkened area at the center of the 'eye' is the opening I was shooting through.

6/15/2012 3:32:42 PM

 
David Resnikoff
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Carla,
I am always late.
I do agree with all the previous comments


You are extremely inventive

David R

6/15/2012 5:04:54 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Very creative 'eye' and comp, Carla...beautiful black and white image!!

6/16/2012 11:24:45 PM

 
Dennis Gay
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G'day CARLA!

Of the two "crystal ball" images I much prefer this one as it is much less "static". Pure b&w gives it a great edge and the combination of forms works extremely well. Mega congratz for the EP and I wish you more success with this one.

GB
Dennis

6/19/2012 8:08:32 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Thanks so much, David.
This and its pair are Chinese Health Balls. Originally produced during the Ming Dynasty. These hallow balls play tunes as you rotate them within your hands. As they roll they stimulate acupuncture points. Very soothing. Anyway, I set them down on wrapping paper, walked away, and when I turned I noticed the papers reflection on the balls. So, its likely more luck than creativity. :)

Ah, Robert B. lov'n your bit of humor and thank you.

Ah Dennis, I may borrow your "crystal ball" as a future title. Very creative!
I thank you for your insightful comment. I'm not confident with conversions and it helped that this was B&W from the start. A touch of desat and it was good to go. Thank you.

I'm thrilled this rec'd an EP, thk you.
This image was also awarded top 5% in Fine Arts in another competition.

6/21/2012 7:45:02 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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well done!

6/21/2012 8:00:27 AM

 
David K. Hurt
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Carla, I too am late to responding to this wonderful, creative and inspirational shot. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing your work with us. :<)

6/21/2012 1:46:41 PM

 
Rudi H  Reiner
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Very cool B&W, nice work!

6/25/2012 12:48:10 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Tiia, David and Rudi;
Thank you for giving my "Steely Eye" a look. Lov'n your amazing compliments. Thank you.

6/25/2012 2:32:58 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Very cool and creative shot, Carla, love it!

6/27/2012 7:01:05 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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WOOZA CARLA.

6/28/2012 8:37:10 AM

 
Christina N. Seuser
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Love how graphic this is, so creative! A fav for me!

6/28/2012 11:37:29 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Thank you!

7/23/2012 7:02:04 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Carla,WTG my friend.Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!!!

7/30/2012 2:38:23 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Ohhh Carla! I just knew we should see this again..congratulations! Hope it moves on to the Gold girl!

jo ann c.

7/30/2012 2:42:57 PM

 
David Resnikoff
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Carla,

Wow, wow, again and again

G´lock

David R

7/30/2012 4:24:22 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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I tried something similar with a shiny, undulating cocktail shaker once; I think I could photograph chrome and graphic papers for days on end, after seeing your stunning results here! Congratulations!

7/30/2012 5:19:03 PM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Wow! Congrats on another amazing finalist!

7/30/2012 5:51:04 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Nice! Congrats on a very cool finalist!

7/30/2012 6:17:52 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Exceptional SHOT! Congratulations Carla on your Finalist!
Smiling Christine

7/30/2012 7:20:44 PM

 
Arthur Bohlmann
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Whooo Hoooo C arla. Way to go!

7/30/2012 7:36:32 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Thank you, my friends. I'm thrilled this image received a finalist award.

7/31/2012 7:22:04 AM

 
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Great reflections.

7/31/2012 9:41:45 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

7/31/2012 1:07:37 PM

 
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Amazing Carla, big congrats!

7/31/2012 3:59:36 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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AMAZING!! Love this, Carla! Truly brilliant!!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist!

8/1/2012 4:44:24 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Thank you to the judges for their compliment and giving this a finalist award.

Tiia, Phyllis and Debra, Thank you so much.

8/1/2012 5:10:49 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Carla!

8/1/2012 5:13:43 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Thank you, Carol!

8/1/2012 5:45:02 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, this is amazing, Carla! Congratulations!

8/2/2012 3:47:49 PM

 
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