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Challenge: Stranger In A Strange Land II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Date: Aug 30, 2012
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2012



[Sep. 6th, 2012 11:29:21 PM]

I bought a sock monkey.

I really think sock monkies are disturbing. Kind of creepy, right?

But I thought a sock monkey would be something strange, and I knew what I wanted to do with it. There's an abandoned power plant in Belle Island. Just the place!!

Belle island is a little more than an hour away, so I figured I needed company, and my daughter was roped into it. Bring a friend or two!

The sock monkey was a failure. He had no idea how to pose. He never changed up his facial expressions, and he complained when he had to pose upside down!

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Unfortunately, sock monkey wasted most of my time, and there was only about 12 minutes left for green man.

Green man was awesome!!! I regretted wasting all my time on monkey, gave green man a cup of tea as a special thanks (yes, it's hard to see, but that's a cup and saucer), and we all headed home.

Sock monkey is jealous and pouting, at the moment, because of green man getting the gig.

Finally, when the photo was done, I had the hated task of titling it. I hate coming up with a title!!

Bingo! Let's see what the graffiti has to say. The graffiti on the left wall gave me my title. They're everywhere. I was so excited -- it fit perfectly! I wish we had more than 800 pixels. This would have been a fun one to have larger. :)

Thanks for all the wonderful comments and a fav!! And thanks to Anita for the bling. :)

[Sep. 6th, 2012 11:32:09 PM]

Another bling!! Thanks, Shez!

Statistics
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09/09/2012 06:35:42 PM
So bizarre, Wendy. Odd how the two top images are quite similar in feel and content. Congrats on the ribbon. And the really trooper daughter.
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09/07/2012 11:42:58 PM
Fantastic, in both the sense of "wonderful" and "fantasy-like." Congrats on finding a whole different way to ribbon! :)
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09/07/2012 10:39:09 PM
Awesome job and congrats on the ribbon! And of course, GO CANUCKS GO!
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09/07/2012 07:40:22 PM
Ok my question is WHERE did Green Man come from???? Congratulations on a stunning photo.. you got me I about choked when I saw you did this! It's kinda weird for the nice bird lady isn't it? :P
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09/07/2012 12:17:16 PM
Congratulations.
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09/07/2012 10:12:52 AM
wonderful, Wendy! Congrats, friend!
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09/07/2012 08:15:07 AM
So how did you just happen to have this costume along? Great location, pose (love the tea - so incongruous), title, processing. Congratulations on the ribbon, Wendy.
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09/07/2012 05:49:07 AM
YEP I GOT MY TWO SHERPET BLUE STAR AWARDS RIGHT... YEAH ANOTHER IMAGE THAT SO SUITED THIS CHALLENGE AND ALSO SUITED ME FOR THE BLUE... LOVE IT YEP I LOVED IT A LOT... FROM SHEZ
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09/07/2012 03:55:50 AM
Spectacular job, Wendy, and congrats on the ribbon! Poor sock monkey, though.
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09/07/2012 03:51:21 AM
Congrats Wendy, lovely composition,and a cup of tea is a nice touch of humor
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09/07/2012 02:39:28 AM
Congrats Wendy, it works a treat.
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09/07/2012 02:15:59 AM
It works for me. WD.
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09/07/2012 12:30:19 AM
Congratulations Wendy, I really like this shot :) Kind of eerie how similar the feel of it is to Tim's shot- for me anyway.
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09/07/2012 12:14:11 AM
Great photo and fun story too! Poor sock monkey! Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/07/2012 12:05:07 AM
Well done, well at least if fit the challenge thats for sure.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2012 11:47:41 PM
And I thought they were only at sporting events. Love the matching color G in the background.
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09/06/2012 11:08:15 PM
THE ONLY STRONG CONTENDER FOR AN ALIEN IN OUR LAND, AND A STRONG PROCESSED IMAGE AS WELL .... A GREAT IDEA DONE EXTREMELY WELL...

I WILL BE BACK... FROM SHEZ

I AM BACK AND GIVING YOU MY 21_F.gif SHERPET BLUE STAR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AS YOUR IMAGE STOOD OUT LIKE ANOTHER ONE RE SUITING THIS CHALLENGE SO WELL IMO... IT DESERVES THIS AWARD SO PLEASE ENJOY... THIS AND ANOTHER WERE BOTH SO GOOD I AM GIVING YOU BOTH A BLUE STAR... FROM SHEZ

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Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1025374.jpg TWO 'BLUES' THIS TIME DUE TO THE EXCELLENT IMAGES PRESENTED BY THE TWO OF YOU... WELL DONE... FROM SHEZ

CONGRATULATIONS..... ENJOY
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09/06/2012 09:18:06 PM
There seems to be a bad smell going on in there, he's holding his nose, Ribbon for sure. Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1014169.jpg
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09/06/2012 12:07:57 PM
Love that it is drinkingrtea :)
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09/06/2012 10:11:43 AM
Just don't get it.
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09/06/2012 08:44:05 AM
Reminds me of a bombed out factory in a Call of Duty online map. The camouflage reinforces this, and the technicals are perfect. Great job.
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09/05/2012 06:43:23 PM
That's cool. I like the idea.
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09/04/2012 10:57:13 AM
Oh I liked this in the moon challenge and still like the diff view here.
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09/03/2012 02:43:03 PM
Greenman!
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09/01/2012 02:00:41 PM
This is one of only two 10s. Good luck!
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09/01/2012 11:34:00 AM
Best in show award, congrats
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08/31/2012 12:38:30 PM
What a great site. This photo needs longer to look at than most - I only just noticed the tea. Perhaps slightly closer on your... ahem, friend?
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08/31/2012 10:45:09 AM
Great contrast in this shot. Good job.
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08/31/2012 12:30:17 AM
FABULOUS. FABULOUS.



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