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Challenge: Postage Stamp (Expert Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Sep 19, 2013
Date Uploaded: Sep 19, 2013



[Sep. 26th, 2013 06:49:24 PM]

Dogs do really love chasing and barking at postmen. Such scene is often seen in movies or cartoons, but it really happens all the time in real life. In France, when someone gets bitten by a dog, the law says that a rabies analysis must be conducted. My wife being a vet, she regularly performs such tests, and half of the time, the bitten victim is a postman.

From there, I decided to pay a little homage to that profession, by creating this stamp involving a very dangerous dog, Cerberus himself! I must confess the actual model is far from being ferocious. In fact, the poor thing was quite ill, and being taken care of by my wife at her work's place. Since we don't have a dog, I decided to pay them a little visit and snap some photos. The dog was very calm and peaceful, and making him look threatening was a challenge: 13 photos of the animal were used for that. I shot everything else in my house (fire, postman, mail, stamp) or around it (mailbox, sky).

I enjoyed creating this stamp, and I hope some postmen out there will find it funny! Thanks for all the positive feedback, it is much appreciated.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 32
Avg (all users): 7.2549
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.9091
Avg (non-participants): 7.3500
Views since voting: 2344
Views during voting: 335
Votes: 102
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/27/2013 12:31:44 PM
i didn't know the stereotype was real, and i liked the image from the get go.
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09/27/2013 11:13:30 AM
That's a hell of an image, Christophe :-) When I was a child I used to have Cerberus nightmares, and you've revived them, probably... Congratulations on your ribbon, and as always thanks for the detailed description.
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09/27/2013 09:40:28 AM
Postmen always come to the house, but never enter it. Apparently they are not welcome and that's the reason why dogs chase them and bark at them (so I'm told). And you show that in a great way here. Congrats on the Red.
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09/27/2013 09:32:41 AM
Great one congratulations to the master
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09/27/2013 03:37:06 AM
I love this,Congrats.
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09/27/2013 02:46:14 AM
You did a hell of a job on this image, yourself. Amazing shot, it'll probably give me nightmares for weeks ;-D Congrats on the ribbon, Christophe.
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09/27/2013 01:23:48 AM
love he humor :)

Congrats on the blue, Christophe
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09/27/2013 12:13:26 AM
Congrats, very clever as always
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09/27/2013 12:04:09 AM
Congrats on the red, Christophe.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2013 11:55:15 PM
Cool hot image! Well done, top 4.
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09/26/2013 11:27:24 PM
tough job
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09/26/2013 10:55:19 PM
No wonder these postal employees "go postal". I'd be a little off too if that beasty was chasing me. My only critique ... doggy nails are cut flat and not sharp and menacing. But i guess if he spends his days chasing postal workers they may get worm down a bit. ;)
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09/26/2013 04:39:45 PM
Ok, I'm looking for a new job, but this one seems too dangerous ;)
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09/26/2013 04:33:49 PM
Although humorous, great images and very well processed, this stamp doesn't entirely meets the challenge IMO.
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09/23/2013 04:03:24 PM
Effort, imagination and presentation. I'm guessing Gyaban?
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09/22/2013 12:03:50 AM
nice fantasy piece...but is hell a country :)
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09/21/2013 07:24:13 PM
Very cool image as usual, well done!
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09/21/2013 10:41:32 AM
You've outdone yourself again - absolutely stunning!!
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09/20/2013 01:09:46 PM
Looks a lot like the winner to me,fabulous image 10
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09/20/2013 12:01:05 PM
Oh when I first opened this challenge I thought where is Christopher's entry... then I found this... AS usual, WAyyyyyy over the top!! Amazeing The amount of postage made me laugh so hard!!
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09/20/2013 11:04:04 AM
funny and clever (although the face on the left is rather cute!)
9.99
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