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Coral Reef Mystery
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The first contest entry by Mary and myself. Can you guess the two household objects that were used here? One is much easier than the other...

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June
08/01/04 11:29 PM GMT
I see a knife and a spoon? lol
Not sure about the knife, but definately the spoon is in there, lol
JuneBug
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08/01/04 11:40 PM GMT
I can see where you would get that idea, but sorry, you are incorrect...
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+TRACYJTZ
08/02/04 1:07 AM GMT
q-tips : )
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::kchristine
08/02/04 1:12 AM GMT
q-tips or matches.
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Cheers. It's kileychristine!
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08/02/04 1:22 AM GMT
Q-Tips is correct, for the first item... well done.
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Caleb9849
08/02/04 1:31 AM GMT
Bubbles? LOL
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jjayjohn313
08/02/04 1:33 AM GMT
i like that one alot!! it's great!!!
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-jk : ) ( ;
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08/02/04 1:49 AM GMT
Not bubbles. You are sort of close though.
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Tricky706
08/02/04 4:36 AM GMT
I see scissors, or those little claw thingies you use to pick corn on the cob out of a pot of boiling water, or pliers or something along those lines. Something that has the shape that all 3 of those things have in common with each other.
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There's an emptiness inside her and she'd do anything to fill it in. Though it's red blood bleeding from her now, it's more like cold blue ice in her heart. She feels like kicking out all the windows and setting fire to this life. She could change everything about her using colors bold and bright, but all the colors mix together...to grey. ~*DaveMatthewsBand*~
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08/02/04 5:57 AM GMT
Nope... :-)
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mum42
08/02/04 11:52 AM GMT
My aunt used to crochet lace doilies with little beads on the end, using them to place over the top of a milk jug to keep insects away. Is that what those little bead thingies are????
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::icenine
08/02/04 11:56 AM GMT
An awsome image well done
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08/02/04 12:07 AM GMT
Thanks... mum the background is made up entirely of q-tips (or cottone buds as we call them). There is another everyday object that has been used in the foreground. So far calebs guess (bubbles) is closest but you might have to think laterally...
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CSheridan10
08/02/04 8:08 PM GMT
soap!!! the lines things are soap streaks, is this right and by the way, i found another household item, A computer, lol, u definately used a computer here
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CSheridan10
08/02/04 8:09 PM GMT
or the bubble film, maybe you took a picture through one of those bubble circle things that you blow bubbles with
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Delusionist
08/02/04 8:54 PM GMT
It's wreynolds wrap? the color'd kind? is that fractal only there to throw us off? I'm betting it's wreynolds wrap over the q-tips. What's the survey say? :-D
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alexis518
08/02/04 10:19 PM GMT
I looked long and hard at this with and without my glasses. I see the Q-tips but the other, NOT A CLUE! Nice job guys!
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08/02/04 11:34 PM GMT
Csheridan: It's not soap, or bubbles of any kind, but you are on the right track. Delusionist I don't know what wreynolds wrap is, but it sounds like you are also very close...
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Tricky706
08/03/04 5:44 AM GMT
are the qtips inside of clear plastic wrap? or a clear baggie?
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There's an emptiness inside her and she'd do anything to fill it in. Though it's red blood bleeding from her now, it's more like cold blue ice in her heart. She feels like kicking out all the windows and setting fire to this life. She could change everything about her using colors bold and bright, but all the colors mix together...to grey. ~*DaveMatthewsBand*~
+Samatar
08/03/04 5:45 AM GMT
Bingo! It is clingwrap/gladwrap/saranwrap depending where you are from... I photographed the q-tips and Mary scanned the wrap and added it afterward to give an underwater type feel.
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Tricky706
08/03/04 5:46 AM GMT
I wanna also guess maybe they're inside of a glass bowl, but i'm not sure if glass would give off that same effect.
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There's an emptiness inside her and she'd do anything to fill it in. Though it's red blood bleeding from her now, it's more like cold blue ice in her heart. She feels like kicking out all the windows and setting fire to this life. She could change everything about her using colors bold and bright, but all the colors mix together...to grey. ~*DaveMatthewsBand*~
Tricky706
08/03/04 5:48 AM GMT
oh! woohoo!
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There's an emptiness inside her and she'd do anything to fill it in. Though it's red blood bleeding from her now, it's more like cold blue ice in her heart. She feels like kicking out all the windows and setting fire to this life. She could change everything about her using colors bold and bright, but all the colors mix together...to grey. ~*DaveMatthewsBand*~
postaldude66
08/03/04 6:28 AM GMT
wow cool! great image!
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fantom
08/03/04 10:02 AM GMT
WOW if this is the standard set for the contest we are going to see some truely fantastic images.
lol did i read the heading right ... you want us to tell you how to improve.... i will give you some advise ... do one for me lol
Exellent work i think that its really great
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mum42
08/03/04 1:10 PM GMT
Sam, I can see the gladwrap & cotton buds, but what are those circular spheres???
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Tricky706
08/03/04 1:23 PM GMT
I think they might be reflections mum.
Also I still stand by my guess of seeing scissors, or something along the lines of scissors lol If you look to the very left of the fractal design, behind the qtips, something that expands from the top of the image to the bottom, and leaning towards the right side of the page is in there, and it looks like scissors to me. I wanna know that I'm not crazy, please tell me someone else sees this.
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There's an emptiness inside her and she'd do anything to fill it in. Though it's red blood bleeding from her now, it's more like cold blue ice in her heart. She feels like kicking out all the windows and setting fire to this life. She could change everything about her using colors bold and bright, but all the colors mix together...to grey. ~*DaveMatthewsBand*~
+Samatar
08/03/04 11:23 PM GMT
I can assure you the background is made up entirely of cotton buds. I did apply a filter or two so that might have distorted the shapes in some areas. Mum, I think the circles you refer to are probably from lens flares which I used to create the light filtering through from the back.
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Tricky706
08/04/04 4:16 AM GMT
hah, ok I believe you........


or do i??? ;op
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There's an emptiness inside her and she'd do anything to fill it in. Though it's red blood bleeding from her now, it's more like cold blue ice in her heart. She feels like kicking out all the windows and setting fire to this life. She could change everything about her using colors bold and bright, but all the colors mix together...to grey. ~*DaveMatthewsBand*~
J_272004
08/04/04 8:51 AM GMT
Wow... this is gonna be a tuff comp.... well done girls.. amazing.. J
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Here nothing, see nothing, speak nothing.. that way noone gets hurt.....
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08/04/04 11:47 AM GMT
Girls?!? :-)
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PuMa
08/04/04 11:19 PM GMT
Nice work :)
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J_272004
08/05/04 12:54 AM GMT
OOOPS...... IM SOOOOO SORRY..... had a brain drain.... didnt realise i called you a girl..... "SAM THE MAN ! ".... hehehee .... J
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Here nothing, see nothing, speak nothing.. that way noone gets hurt.....
::CaptainHero
08/08/04 11:52 AM GMT
An excellent entry - very well done.
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::reddawg151
08/08/04 7:20 PM GMT
i like how the q-tips work in the background, it does remind me of a coral reef, but the real stroke of genius is the plastic wrap in the foreground, i think that's what sets this image off the most. the fractal isn't integrated well though and looks like a piece of psychedelic lint
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::signpainter
08/16/04 1:02 AM GMT
Great choice and combo as well!
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Katz
03/17/05 7:49 AM GMT
This is awesome. It looks fantastic on the desktop too. Great artwork. 10 from me. :)
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.DragonQueen
07/21/08 9:54 PM GMT
pretty
very very very very very very very
pretty
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::nanadoo
08/23/14 5:04 PM GMT
Amazing!!!!!
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