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Toothpick Anyone?

Toothpick Anyone?
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-18
Categories: Experimental, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, Tiffen 62mm UV
Exposure: f/32, 30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-18 17:33
Viewed: 1682
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Did you enjoy your dinner today? Any pieces still left between your teeth? You can have one if you want to. Just pick it up and move he black part up and down for the next one to appear.

I made a little DIY studio out of an empty box. I cut out some holes and taped a piece of white paper in front of it, so that the light will get diffused. I then placed it over this toothpick dispenser. and used my Maglite as a lightsource.

PP: Heavy crop to loose some of the box. Changed color on the shaded part in the b/g. +8 contrast. +7 saturation. Cloned out a few dus spots. USM. Framed

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Hi Niek, leuk te zien dat je ook thuis experimenteert. Zo'n doos zal ik ook eens moeten maken, want het licht is fantastisch. Je hebt juist een beetje ruis op het groene gedeelte, maar dat is maar minimaal en kan weg ge-ppd- worden.

Fantastisch gedaan !

sorry out of greens today

I find the noise in the green area a bit disturbing, but at the same time, it is such a rich colour and it combines very well with the modern design of the toothpick holder. Maybe you should try with a shorter exposure time: if 30 seconds is true, this is bound to create lots of noise! Having said that, it's a good experiment, and the result is actually quite good!


What a handy device! Well captured by you, I like the green background that you used. The tootpick looks a little unsharp though?


Hi Niek, well thought and executed, I like the colours, there is a bit of noise which you probably get rid of..

It must be make your own studio day, today :o)

Very interesting gadget there. Nice PP work too. :o)

Very creative and nicely done, Niek! I like the background colours, seems to me also good job with the light used.
Agree with Tournesol about the noise...easily fixed in PS (by blur).
anyhow, I like this one!

mooi design, prachtig in beeld gebracht. De ruis op het groen stoort mij niet, integendeel het past perfect bij de grove structuur van de tandenstokerhouder (wat een woord) geeft dit "klinisch" geheel een levendige uitstraling.
groetjes Joke

nicely done, thanx, M, (*_*)

Hi Niek,
What an interesting piece of work. The details on the dispenser are well shown and there is a touch of humour of a person "surrendering" a piece of tooth pick. However, the head and arms of the dispenser seem just a little overexposed.

Hahaha, Niek, that's lovely, first I thought it must be a big thing, like a toaster.
I like the green BG, very fresh and modern, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

i never seen a toothpick dispenser like this before :)

great product photo with the home made lighting Niek :) very studio like
good work

You evidently are a gadget-freak! Useful and well-designed for the modern metro-man.
Nicely set up and executed for another example of near-sharpness in a box. ('Near' because there are some 'soft' aspects here) Can't say that I am a green-freak but that's all a matter of personal foibles. A little noisy but I don't care.
Keep having fun and don't worry.

Mooi Niek,
En een goed id om zo een studio te maken. Ik ben gek op dit soort vernuftige aparaatjes.

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