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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
13/10 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
40 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jun 9, 2007, 10:15:01 PM
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Iced Cube by couleur Iced Cube by couleur
Copyright © 2007 Lim Wan Xiong, All Rights Reserved
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My room is my studio.

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 USM L + Speedlite 430EX + Manfrotto 055 PRO B + Manfrotto 488RC2 Ball Head + Cooling Filter (82) + lots of towels

Note* This is a pear not a chick. :|

A little experiment I always wanted to compose. This isn't the full masterpiece as I wanted it. But anyway, this is an experiment, like I said. The real stuff will be due next week, if I manage to rent a photography room in my college.

I manage to set up my own little studio at my room. Just with 2 black A1 size black boards, an Ikea table placed with a reflective mirror. My camera didn't quite catch the focused that I wanted, because the flash isn't shot direct, but a bounce off the ceiling effect. I tried many ways, but this is still the best.

It took me 30-40 minutes just to get the right shot. Sadly, all 5 of them isn't quite impressive. Yes, I only took 5 shots, do you know how much trouble I went through using towels to clean up the whole place before moving on the next shoot. I also got into a little accident by tripping over a metal ruler that had cute my toe, it was dark that time, and I need to off all the lights in order to get the white balanced I wanted.

I had placed a pear in a Swatch watch box, and filled it up with tap water. And freezed it, this concept inspired me from the start when I saw a deviant using cherries instead of pears, and ice cube trays rather then Swatch watch box. I also made the composition more dramatic by poring distilled water out of a bottle. It wasn't as easy at it seems, and often I would wet the whole place.

But by the end of the day, it was still worthy!

Digital Camera Magazine (Malaysia), Issue no. 20, August 2007, Prize Winner on Hotshots, pg. 23. Editors note on, pg. 2, paragraph 4.

If you are a local Malaysian who is interested in this Print, and lives around Selangor or Kuala Lumpur. Special price will be given to any customer. Print will not be printed from DeviantART. All type of print size and texture are available for personal choice. Please note me*

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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello :iconstill-life-stills: features you here [link] have a nice day :)
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:iconliquid--skies:
liquid--skies Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
featured here;)
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:iconafzalive:
AfzalivE Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your deviation has been featured on my journal:
[link]
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconafzalive:
AfzalivE Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconentrepot:
entrepot Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link]
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconmoxmonica:
MoxMonica Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Student Photographer
Featured in my journal: [link]
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
thanks :)
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:iconmoxmonica:
MoxMonica Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Student Photographer
Welcome!
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:iconeyelightzone:
EYELIGHTZONE Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
hats off man, this work is fantastic ... no doubt! :#1:
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:iconelare:
elare Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
you've been featured in my journal :heart:
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:iconwallpaperchen:
wallpaperchen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
wow
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:iconlightningale:
lightningale Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
amazing it made me thirsty in a second, stunning pic:D
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
Me too. :(
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:iconlightningale:
lightningale Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconapplecube:
AppleCube Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
i like it ^^
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Me too :)
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:iconroninfox:
RoninFox Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Magnificently stunning. :clap:
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
Thanks :)
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:iconxzibitka:
xzibitka Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
awesome. i love it.
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:iconmatty-boi:
matty-boi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
that has to be one of the best pieces of photography ive seen for a while..well done mate

^^

x
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Thanks bro. :bow:
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:iconmatty-boi:
matty-boi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
no problemo :P
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:iconsweetpandemonium90:
SweetPandemonium90 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here [link]
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Thank you dear. :hug:
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:iconyingfong:
YingFong Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Student General Artist
Simply stunning. I love the colors and the contrast between the black, yellow, and the water. Incredible job.
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
Thank you my friend :ahoy:
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:iconrnld:
Rnld Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
Damn that really is great :D
Too bad you had to floud your room to make it ;)
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Yeah, but I dont think I have space now to make one of these. Just recently moved all my furniture. But hey, you know what? I work in a studio now! :P
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:icondiamondquaalude89:
DiamondQuaalude89 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
ah I like this its very nice. I personally don't think anything can be improved - its perfect the way it is. Simple is sometimes better than complex detail, which can sometimes be a distraction for the point of the image you want to project? I don't know if I have said that right..
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
You dont need to say anything. :) But thanks a lot :hug:
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:iconvampiirr:
Vampiirr Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Oh God, it is really amazing. I love it, great.
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:iconwaney:
waney Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
ohh so you're the photographer! i saw the digital photographer magazine with this one featured in it.

being experimental is a bonus yeah.
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Yes, thank you.
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:iconkrishnachandranu:
krishnachandranu Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Im lovin it ! :heart:
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:iconiamgoatman:
iamgoatman Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Love it. I've seen the shots of the cherries in ice cubes and wanted to give it a try myself but unfortunately I gave after I couldn't find anywhere to shoot it, but you've pulled it off really well. It looks quite messy but its so crisp! I think any smaller aperture would loose the whole sense of capturing the motion, blurring the water and not maintain its raw feel.

Next time, you should use an entire chicken! :D
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
Yes indeed. I'm probably going to try a second version since i'm working at a studio now. :)
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:iconblagakhsandi:
blagakhsandi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
Hey, you're awesome~! I live in Selangor and I'm very interested in this one. Just asking, how much does this one cost? (just asking, nothing sure/decided yet).ZOMG faves!! XD
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Tell me what size you are interested in.
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:icononpix-artist:
OnPix-artist Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav:
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:icondemonmyuka:
demonmyuka Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
wow 0w0 I really love this pic! ^-^
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Indeed :)
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:iconug3:
UG3 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Gr8 Shoot ..
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Gr8? :confused:
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:iconug3:
UG3 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
8=eat :blahblah: .... Great .^_^. ... Good luck .. alwyz 4 da best ..
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Thanks :P)
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:iconkampongboy92:
kampongboy92 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Awesome :P
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:iconfamz:
FaMz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
wo0w thats impressive (although you don't think that so much)...and it took you quite some effort to achieve that greatness...I love it! great lighting to me...and shutterspeed :)
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Thanks, yeah, took me a long time to get it right. But it was worth it, because I won a prize back. :P
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