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Lydia


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Challenge: Upside Down IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Date: Apr 23, 2012
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2012

I'm sure that you've guessed. My son and the lap dog are... lying down. The chair and the other dog are... rightside up and flipped.

I had fun with this.

Originally, I was going to have two humans. I asked Young Son to lie down in the chair... to get it all set up for when another human happened by to model for me.

The dogs kept getting in the way! So, inspiration hit... And the rest is history.

I love DPC... even if the votes are low.

After a while of coming back and looking at this.. catching my own image "by surprise", I found myself believing that the guy was upright and the rug and that weird globe object (an antique container full of rocks from my Daddy's travels and a few more) were... fakely added. The second dog... extremely out of place and overly sharpened were faked... perhaps a cutout. Is he a "cut out" and pasted there? But... what of the reflection of him in the chair?

Oh golly. She believes her own lie.


*sigh*

In fact, it's all real, as shot and flipped 180 degrees.


I spent a fortune in doggie treats to get the lower right dog on chair to sit still for the long exposure for the light.

He's a good dog. *smile*

Oh. And the kid is, too! *smile again*



[May. 6th, 2012 10:11:53 PM]

During Voting:
Interesting statistics ... First 102 votes averaged: 7.3431

All votes (8) received the last day of the challenge averaged: 5.25

I'm not sure exactly what it means... but it does sound interesting to me.

*sigh*

Post challenge: YEEEEEEEEEhaw!!

Just for a bit of the minutely uninteresting interesting info: (LOL) Young Son was diligently trying to keep his head off of the floor in a natural way... so we propped it up with a pound bag of M&Ms.

Yeah. M&Ms rock for photography. :D

And for model treats. (Humans. Not dogs. They got real doggy treats. I tried them on the human, but... Nuthin'
*sigh* )

Perhaps this will help a bit for the Rotationally Challenged. :)

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 120
Avg (all users): 7.2018
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.1311
Avg (non-participants): 7.2830
Views since voting: 3242
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 114
Comments: 69
Favorites: 10 (view)


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05/12/2012 04:19:41 PM
Great picture Lydia - love the dog on the chair :-)
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05/10/2012 07:24:20 AM
Cracker of a shot, most honourable congratulations.
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05/10/2012 01:12:37 AM
Nicely done Lydia -- perfect setup!
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05/09/2012 07:30:22 PM
love the seated dog - the whole shot is fantablamundo!
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05/09/2012 04:43:06 PM
Congrats Lydia! It's hard to tell which way is up, or down, anyway, good job!

(commenting only)(-:)
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05/09/2012 02:49:24 PM
Well done. Best one on DPC this week I think.
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05/09/2012 07:23:55 AM
Congratulations on the blue, Lydia! Great image, and the mat and basket make it all so believable. Lol, at your notes - as entertaining as the image and title.
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05/09/2012 02:59:35 AM
fab concept and execution, I still can't fathom it out!
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05/08/2012 11:07:17 PM
Congrats on taking the blue on this. Absolutely deserved and very well done.

Edited to add....well now how silly of me - I just realized I had congradulated you after rollover...I guess that shows how I had to come back and take a good gander at the picture again :grin:

Message edited by author 2012-05-08 23:31:21.
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05/07/2012 11:33:15 PM
Ha...brilliant
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05/07/2012 08:41:21 PM
This is so well done!!!!!,,,,,Congrats!!!!
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05/07/2012 08:18:41 PM
Great work, Lydia!! congrat on the ribbon! =)
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05/07/2012 07:40:42 PM
Lydia! my favourite of the challenge, I loved looking at this and working out what was where ;) Escher is my hero so kudos to a modern day play on his stuff.
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05/07/2012 12:51:26 PM
As always, a treat to read, and look of course. Thanks
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05/07/2012 12:42:54 PM
Haha! Love the narrative! Killer shot and congrats on the ribbon!
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05/07/2012 12:09:31 PM
Lydia! You are a genius and this is amazing! Congratulations!!
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05/07/2012 12:03:29 PM
fantastic entry, congrats on the ribbon
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05/07/2012 11:48:05 AM
WOW!!! Congratulations Lydia!
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05/07/2012 11:36:52 AM
Congrats Lydia - this was a hands down fabulous photo. I would have been shocked had it not taken the Blue.
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05/07/2012 11:23:54 AM
Congrats Lydia! I have to confess though, my head starts to hurt when I look at this and try to figure things out ;)
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05/07/2012 11:15:58 AM
Congrats on the Blue - a very well envisaged and constructed image.
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05/07/2012 10:51:55 AM
Congrats on the blue Lydia - cute idea!
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05/07/2012 09:42:41 AM
More adventures from your genius!! Well done, Lydia!!!
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05/07/2012 08:32:27 AM
You executed a very difficult shot, in the parameters of the challenge, in that it is what might be expected, yet much better than expected. for that, congrats!
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05/07/2012 07:30:51 AM
Wow! Great job Lydia! I have to look at this on my iPad, and turn it upside down to be able to really see it "correctly". Even once I look at it from the real camera angle, it still rolls the eye, once I turn the iPad back. You definitely deserve the blue on this one. I love it!
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05/07/2012 07:26:06 AM
Congratulations Lydia! A very creative photo.

Message edited by author 2012-05-07 07:26:15.
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05/07/2012 07:24:42 AM
Congrats on the blue! This was my pick, excellent!
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05/07/2012 07:20:59 AM
Well done! Congrats on the well deserved blue!
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05/07/2012 07:20:21 AM
Congrats Lydia on a wonderful idea and a deserved win. Love the description if how the shoot came to be.
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05/07/2012 07:06:40 AM
Congratulations ,my top pick.
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05/07/2012 06:50:51 AM
EPIC WIN!!!

I think it was all the M&M's that did it. ;-)
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05/07/2012 04:30:00 AM
congrats on first very nice idea and execution
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05/07/2012 03:36:23 AM
congrats Lydia! Fun shot!
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05/07/2012 02:42:42 AM
Nicely done! Congrats on the ribbon :)
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05/07/2012 02:32:47 AM
Soooo deserving of the Blue Ribbon. Congratulations Lydia.
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05/07/2012 02:00:52 AM
Yes well you do deserve the blue after all the hard work, and you were right about my photo........lol
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05/07/2012 01:50:44 AM
Love the pic - love the title even more :)
The shorts pulling up the thighs were a dead giveaway as to where the gravity pulls. The basket at the feet is a wonderful addition and that priceless look on the chair dog's face!!
Congratulations on the blue. Looks like you're in the midst of a good run of scores - please keep it going!
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05/07/2012 01:27:49 AM
Congrats, Lydia! Spectacular job!
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05/07/2012 01:25:21 AM
Give him the bag, he earned it.
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05/07/2012 01:05:53 AM
YAHOOOOOOO Congrats!!! I am so glad you posted what you did, I was totaly corn-fuzed... LOL OH the thing that really nailed it was How in the world did you get the rug to lay so flat on the wall??? I'm thinking heavy glue, Wow what you won't do for a shot!!
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05/07/2012 12:55:11 AM
I knew tbis was you. Truly fabulous image, a.d withour a doubt the blue. Congrats also on the obedient modelz
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05/07/2012 12:34:55 AM
Congrats - an awseome idea, well shot, and a blue!!!
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05/07/2012 12:24:35 AM
Awesome shot! The dog on the chair has an awesome expression! And congratulations on the ribbon, and a second 7+ in a week. Pretty darn impressive!!
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05/07/2012 12:14:15 AM
Ha, well done, your son's expression is perfect.
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05/07/2012 12:10:24 AM
So clever, and effective too! Congratulations on you blue ribbon.
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05/07/2012 12:08:42 AM
Congrats on the blue. I really enjoyed this image!!!
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05/07/2012 12:08:33 AM
Smart and awesome! Congratulations!
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05/07/2012 12:08:12 AM
Congratulations, well done!

Message edited by author 2012-05-07 00:08:54.
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05/07/2012 12:07:12 AM
Congratulations on the blue, Lydia. Superb capture! well deserved!!!
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05/07/2012 12:06:21 AM
You are so smart and clever! Love it!

Congrats on the blue!
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05/07/2012 12:03:37 AM
Awesome!!!!!! Way to go, lydia!!!!!!!!!
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05/07/2012 12:01:21 AM
Let me say... CONGRATS :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2012 10:55:29 PM
Well done!
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05/06/2012 02:42:28 PM
Marvelously disorienting - well done.
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05/06/2012 10:25:37 AM
Confused in a great way,lovely stuff. Top .
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05/05/2012 10:00:40 PM
Interesting idea and well-executed. Like an Escher, I wonder how you did it
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05/04/2012 02:03:53 AM
Well done and entertaining - good title!
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05/02/2012 11:26:21 PM
Probably front page for you I would say, great set up.
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05/02/2012 11:23:16 PM
Great idea and implementation!
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05/01/2012 03:45:28 PM
Amusing enough to get a 9 from me
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05/01/2012 09:31:45 AM
Great idea, similar to another entry in another challenge. Problem is I'm having trouble seeing anything upside down, except maybe the cat...
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04/30/2012 08:46:00 PM
Just quickly going through for a look and found this one. Great image! I was practically standing on my head to figure it out, lol. Hope it does well for you. (voting later)
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04/30/2012 12:16:57 PM
What an awesome idea! I take it you're actually on your back, and the dog's chair is upright? Definitely one to make you think. 8
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04/30/2012 09:53:38 AM
I absolutely love this! I can see how you accomplished this but I it still makes me do double takes just looking at it:-) Love that dog sitting on the chair looking straight at us. Great attention to details here from the rugs to the basket and jar on the 'opposite' floors:-) Great job, hope to see this in the top 5.
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04/30/2012 09:30:16 AM
excellent work
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04/30/2012 07:50:14 AM
This is great!!!!
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04/30/2012 03:51:23 AM
Now this should take blue. Great shot.
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04/30/2012 03:15:56 AM
Tis blows my mind beautifully.
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04/30/2012 01:48:09 AM
Most excellent. I adore the pooch on the chair.
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