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Copyright: Karen Arnold (dareco) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-24
Categories: Artwork
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-25 15:57
Viewed: 1189
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vegreville, Canada is the site of the largest Easter egg in the world. The Easter egg or Ukrainian 'Pysanka,' was constructed in 1975 to commemorate early Ukrainian settlements in an area east of Edmonton.

The unique nature and complicated geometry of the egg shape made the design of the Pysanka a highly complex undertaking. Professor Ronald Resch, a computer scientist at the University of Utah, agreed to take on the design project.

Professor Resch was responsible for the entire Pysanka concept which required the development of new computer programs. The Pysanka is really an immense jig-saw puzzle containing 524 star patterns, 2,206 equilateral triangles, 3,512 visible facets, 6,978 nuts and bolts, and 177 internal struts.

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Hello Karen,

Interesting subject!
Very good shot with nice colors and good light!
Excellent perspective and nice frame!
Congratulations and TFS

wow thats funny, edmonton has the largest hockey stick too i think, we canadians seem to pride ourselves in sill y things, fun shot thansk scott

An interesting challenge to light and show this egg in its beauty. Maybe a pool of water underneath would reflect and light the underside. TFS
warm regards

Hi Karen,
What a bizarre sight! :). I like the composition, but the FG seems a little too dark (it does make the egg appear like it's floating though). Perhaps brighten it up a bit, or take two shots next time (one normal, and one overexposed) and blend them together to make the exposure perfect. Great subject however, the clairty is excellent.


hello Karen
hope things are fine at your end
interesting shot
good composition and fine subject
good colours
lovely sky and fine exposure
like the shot

Manuj Mehta

Hello Karen,
Perfect sillhouettes of trees and egg. Clear sky, sharp image. Well composed elements
Selahattin E

Hi Karen,
Very intersting capture vith excellent POV and perspective.TFS.


Hello Karen,

You have composed this beautifully!
The egg is in the 'power' position and the paths lead towards it, to emphasise its importance. It also seems to be cradled between the trees.

Perhaps, a little brightening would make this perfect.

Have a good w/e,
Bev :-)

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-06-26 6:56]

Hi Karen

Yes, easter egg was the first thought that crossed my mind even before I read the note. Good sharpness, framing, colour & pov with an informative note. Have a nice weekend!

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-06-26 7:25]

Hi Karen,

Very unusual and interesting subject matter in this shot. Your framing between the pine trees is well seen along with the upward angle to the vivid blue skies.


Hello Karen,when I looked at the thumbnail I thought that you had been doing some processing and superimposed one shot on another!
But on opening up the shot I am met by this amazing sight.
Due to the light or lack of it, the egg really does look to be floating in the air.
Have a good weekend.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Karen
A good shot of the giant Easter egg. I have been by here but I don't think we had time to stop. Thanks for the write up.

Karen very well captured shot i think the front is a little darker, otherwise its wonderfully captured and composed.TFS

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-06-26 17:34]

Hello Karen
Unusual image very well composed, with great strong colours and a wonderful light. Very well captured the wave of green grass adding a very soft and delicate movement to the photo.
Cheers, mb

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  • soe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 0 N: 108] (2473)
  • [2009-06-27 3:01]

Hi Karen
Nice shot. Beautiful color with very nice lighting and shade.Nice composition and presentation.
Tin Soe

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-06-28 11:15]

Hello Karen.
Very interesting presentation here.
Pysanka is very similar to pisanka in polish.
Easter tradition in my home country.
Thank you for sharing.

Janek Kloss

im taking the easter egg, Karen.. hehe.. as i love collecting them.. ^_^ see it somewhere? nice shot of it with simple composition.. a bit dark but you could used photoscape - backlight (low) to brightened the trees :)

regards, terry

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2009-07-02 5:39]

Hello Karen
Thanks for your visit.
......You forgot to mention HAND PAINTED like the normally-scaled are!!!!
A judicious point of view for the perfect natural framing that makes the best of this artwork.

Hello Karen! Wonderful pisanka (in Polish). Amazing scene. Original take. Very nice and funny effect. Good luck!

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