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  #227 Circle/s, Sphere/s, Round
Entry 4 of 23
What am I?       ©2020 A.N.Other
Panasonic DMC-FZ2000       4th place, 121 points
1/5s, f8, ISO 400, 24mm, Aperture Priority, Center Weighted Average, no flash
Post-Processing: Cropped and slight rotation.
Converted to B&W.
Dodge and Burn.
Noise reduction/Median.
Dust & Scratch remover.
      Extra Info: Three exposures of the same scene combined to help with brightness range.
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Feb 25, 2020
    Congrats - my top pick from the start. The lighting made it special - great job.

You are not alone in disliking that particular rule. It's regrettable (and inexcusable) that our opinions are being ignored.

Feb 24, 2020
    Congrats Neil on a high finish with such an ordinary item! I see I guessed correctly as did Lo. My compliments on how spotless it looks!!!

Feb 24, 2020
    Great shot - this was my #1

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Feb 24, 2020
    A bath mat perhaps???

Feb 24, 2020
    Thanks very much all :-) .

Very good guesses all but Lo has nailed it! That is exactly what it is :-) . Maybe I should have asked you it's colour too ;-) .

I've often thought when seeing this in our bathroom that it would make an interesting photo one day and I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out.

Feb 24, 2020
    I think this is a mat for the bathtub to prevent slipping. Great spotting - I love the way the lighting emphasizes the contours and spheres to create a lovely pattern.

Feb 24, 2020
    Nice shapes and shadows. Maybe some sort of rubber massage equipment?

Feb 24, 2020
    Great subject. Got no idea what it is...maybe something grippy? In my TT.

Feb 23, 2020
    You are very warm both. It is a textured rubber non skid map.
Edited on Feb 24, 2020

Feb 23, 2020
    Nice lighting. No strong center of focus, but maybe doesn't need one. No idea what it is - maybe some sort of non-skid mat?

Feb 23, 2020
    Textured Rubber?

Feb 22, 2020
    Thanks both for the great comments :-) .

Stevebee - You are right about the multiple exposures. I tried a practice PP with just the main exposure and parts of it were blown so I started again blending the 3 exposures to get more details in the highlights and shadows. After a reasonable amount of PP work I noticed that it now looked like it could have been taken in a single shot, but I still mentioned the fact that it was an exposure combination as that is the rule (a rule that's in my personal top two most disliked rules of Panachallenge).

RobertLavker - Yes it does look like that! Good guess but no.
Edited on Feb 23, 2020

Feb 22, 2020
    I love the patterns. I have no idea what it is. I'm a bit skeptical about needing multiple exposures because of dynamic range, especially for a monochrome image. The side lighting emphasizes the shapes wonderfully.
Edited on Feb 22, 2020

Feb 22, 2020
    Perhaps the sole of a sneaker? I do not know. What I do know is that this is a captivating image. Well composed and perfect lighting. High in my favs.

Feb 21, 2020
    Thank you very much both.

Maike13 - I sure will :-). I can see why you think it could be a brush. Good guess but no ;-) .
Edited on Feb 23, 2020

Feb 21, 2020
    I have no idea what this is. Some sort or brush or sponge maybe? Hopefully you'll tell us after the challenge. Anyway, it makes a very attractive and interesting entry.

Feb 21, 2020
    Great shot, such strong lighting
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