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Uploaded: 08/20/04 3:40 AM GMT
A Thorn Is Born
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Can anyone guess what this picture was taken of? I can tell you, I didn't add or change any of the colors from the original photo. This is my first image so be gentle! Thanks to Josh for his encouragement! ;o)

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::Torque
08/20/04 3:51 AM GMT
When you showed this to me I told you it was one of my favorite photo manipulations, so putting my money where my mouth is, this is going right into my favorites and onto my desktop. Really nice work Kristen! I'll stay out of the guessing since I already know the answer ;). Good luck to would-be guessers~
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::signpainter
08/20/04 4:42 AM GMT
I like guessing games and this a great desktop, could this be from a thorn bush perhaps? I see you don't have it in the abstract gallery so I rule that out. High marks!
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bjb
08/20/04 5:17 AM GMT
Only guess I have right off the top would be some kind of dome light, possiby from a car brake lamp or possibly a traffic light? Nice manipulation job with the consistant texture running through it neatly.

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There are two ways to spread the light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. -Edith Wharton B.J. ;)
Tricky706
08/20/04 5:57 AM GMT
First off, thanks to you all for your very kind remarks. Great guesses from you two..however, neither are correct. You're both very very welcome to try guessing again though! Maybe after a few more guesses I'll be able to give small hints ;o)
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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*~
graphics_pro89
08/20/04 11:38 AM GMT
I may be very wrong, but i think it looks like a frozen drink with a light underneath the glass. and youve taken a photo of the top of the drink.... anyway its a great pic and its in my favs!!
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love_xxx7
08/20/04 7:16 PM GMT
I'm thinking maybe a piece of crumpled cellophane over a light? Whatever it is, i like it a lot, its a good picture!
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cchhrriiss1982
08/20/04 8:28 PM GMT
Ive set it as my background and i will see if i can come up with a better guess but im going to guess at a bowl of red jellow with a light behind it?

very good image, btw
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mull3tboii
08/21/04 12:57 AM GMT
hey thats what i was thinking too!! red jelly! anyway if you win YOU win you said first lol
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Tricky706
08/21/04 1:40 AM GMT
hmm..someone is VERY close, and i really mean VERY close. Thank you all for you guesses and great comments, it's much appreciated!
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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*~
bjb
08/21/04 1:45 AM GMT
A wrapped lollipop?
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There are two ways to spread the light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. -Edith Wharton
Tricky706
08/21/04 5:38 AM GMT
Ok all, I'm giving this one more day to see if someone can get it exactly right. Like I said though, someone is oh so VERY close. But I'm gonna give it just one more day, so by tomorrow night you will all have the answer ;o)
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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*~
Imageseeker
08/21/04 6:12 AM GMT
I agree with graphic_pro, it looks like some kind of plastic wrap on top of a drink. Cause you can sorta see the circle if you look towards the center. It looks like it was taken from above and you're looking through the glass cup. nice pic :)
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mimi5947
08/21/04 6:49 AM GMT
Hmmmm....how about cellophane crumpled over an glass? Whatever it is, it sure makes a great desktop!Thanks Kristin! :))
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shao
08/21/04 11:23 AM GMT
am going for the cellophane, light and liquid. hehe**
great pic!
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panoramaster
08/21/04 2:22 PM GMT
well, this is the day!!!! by my time anyway my gues is that it is a red cordial, or something like that that has only been in the freezer (or anywhere very cold) to freez the top part of it, so that a thin layer of ice is on top. This has cracked perhaps, i dont know!!! alternatively, it could be cling wrap creting the effect!
Now come on with the answer!!! :)
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bjb
08/21/04 2:28 PM GMT
lol. It's that little tad of texture showing through in the gold area at the bottom that is throwing me off. My last guess is simply an Orange. (the fruit of course)
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There are two ways to spread the light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. -Edith Wharton
Digital_Angel
08/21/04 3:59 PM GMT
looks like a glass with red plastic wrap over the top.

Anyway, awesome image :)
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Tricky706
08/21/04 7:22 PM GMT
Alright everyone!! I probably could have said the answer a while ago, but I wanted to see if someone could have gotten it exactly. Steve was the closest. It's not a frozen drink, it was just some red juice in a glass that was sitting on my desk. I basically rested the camera ontop of the glass. The light is coming from my desk lamp which was to the left of the glass. The juice itself was like a candy apple red, but the light changed it to what you see now.
I'm glad you all enjoyed it! And I hope you all had fun guessing. Thanks for being so kind on my very first image ever ;o)
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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
08/21/04 7:23 PM GMT
Oh and by the way, I used Paint Shop Pro to create the thorns/spikes/whatever you wanna call them.
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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*~
graphics_pro89
08/21/04 11:40 PM GMT
woohoo!! i was the closest lol !! great pic again Kristen!!
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guitar_girl1000
08/30/04 9:07 PM GMT
wow I never would've guessed! Great pic :)
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easynow
09/07/04 10:24 PM GMT
nice photo manip v v good in my faves


....amoment of doubt is a lifetime of pain.....
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sharsimagination
11/08/04 4:32 AM GMT
looks like fire behind textured glass. beautiful.goes to show ya theres beauty even in red juice in a glass.
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RUSS
11/20/04 5:10 AM GMT
NO GUESSES- I JUST LIKE IT!!!
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icenine
11/24/04 9:28 AM GMT
A really impressive piece especially the subtle tones thanks for sharing
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BURNINGICE
11/29/04 9:58 PM GMT
way kool Kristen, your other picture is awesome too =)
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orange_freak
12/20/04 8:59 PM GMT
that is very cool
i really like it esspecially the colors [melanie d.]
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::jazzyg
01/13/05 7:55 PM GMT
Brilliant Picture!
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Jimmy_Hawk
03/13/05 10:03 AM GMT
Nice.. i like how it has a sticky look. Goes with the candy apple i guess
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::nmsmith
05/19/05 2:49 PM GMT
Intense and awesome. Nice work.
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Wyleecoyote
05/19/05 9:56 PM GMT
Wow. Absolutely gorge. Love your siggy also... woot Dave Matthews band!
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.antmark
01/04/06 6:54 PM GMT
great image, i like the warm colors you choose.
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cheezeisheaven
11/26/06 2:19 AM GMT
Love the colors!


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.CarlosAMG
07/31/08 2:04 PM GMT
Beautiful Reds !!!
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