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Challenge: One Becomes Two (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Aug 3, 2014
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2014

These adorable twins were good sports to help me out with the shot. Unfortunately, they were a little TOO excited and the girl in back kicked my speedlight away from the box (that white background light wasn't supposed to be there). My intention was to have the background girl leaning over to look toward the front of the box, but I couldn't be too picky with toddlers.

If you look closely, her hand is pressing a lit "power button" on top of the box. That's actually an astronomer's red LED flashlight I found in a drawer. It hadn't been touched in over 10 years and the batteries still worked!

I turned a Home Depot box inside out and used kraft paper to cover the printed graphics. I had a speedlight on the camera aimed slightly to the right, another one at left for fill, and that third one on the floor was aimed through a green gel-covered hole in the box to light up the interior. "Copyer" was intentionally misspelled as part of the kid theme.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 64
Avg (all users): 6.9688
Avg (commenters): 8.7778
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.9487
Views since voting: 1943
Views during voting: 201
Votes: 64
Comments: 31
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/17/2014 11:07:32 PM
great shot up there with the "cat scan"
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08/13/2014 03:16:58 AM
Fantastic photo and also a little spooky as we have a mini studio in our house with identical walls, floor and skirting boards.
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08/12/2014 01:51:45 PM
OHMYGOSH... this is so delightful! Those girls look like they are having a blast! I think you must be a very fun photographer for a kid to work with. Their radiant smiles make me happy just to look at this!
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08/11/2014 11:47:43 PM
Excellent photo. The light actually works quite well, simulating a true copy machine. Serendipity at its best, congrats.
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08/11/2014 09:00:24 PM
Brilliant idea...well done...I wondered if this was your girl times 2...(wink)
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08/11/2014 06:14:28 PM
Great work Shannon, grats on the blue and where the hell do you find all these twins? I remember the one with the redheaded boys!! Do you rent them by the hour or somethin? ;-)
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08/11/2014 01:22:45 PM
I happen to like it with the white light too. It looks more "copier" like! This was truly a fun and creative image. Congrats on the blue!
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08/11/2014 10:45:49 AM
Snap. Dragon. Boom! ;)

Congrats on the blue... It's truly inspiring when a creative idea is so well executed...
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08/11/2014 10:00:59 AM
Fantastic! Congrats Shannon.
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08/11/2014 09:51:29 AM
Congrats on the win! My top pick.

**the white light is a part of the detail that I really liked. Made me feel like the top of the 'copyer' wasn't closed and that bright white light was creeping out.
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08/11/2014 08:42:57 AM
I'm so glad to see you regularly back - you have always been one of my inspirations. Congrats on the well deserved blue :)
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08/11/2014 08:26:03 AM
Ever inventive. Congrats on another winner!
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08/11/2014 08:00:54 AM
This has a "Scalvertian" quality to it. Classic you: clean, clear message/story and composition, cute personalities, great colors, and a bunch of fun to look at over and over again.
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08/11/2014 05:47:23 AM
The white light in the back of the box actually adds to this if you ask me. Outstanding shot, congrats on a well-deserved blue!
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08/11/2014 03:41:10 AM
Great job, Shannon! Congrats!
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08/11/2014 01:50:10 AM
Terrific concept and execution. Congratulations!
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08/11/2014 01:12:09 AM
Congrats on the blue, Shannon. This came up first in voting for me and I knew it wasn't likely to get trumped. - gave it 10 straight off.
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08/11/2014 12:35:41 AM
Great! Congrats!!
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08/11/2014 12:17:57 AM
Shannon, you're the concept king. Just raking in those ribbons. Congrats on the blue.
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08/11/2014 12:06:50 AM
Congrats on the Blue, Snap Dragon
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08/11/2014 12:06:34 AM
That was a guaranteed win if I ever seen one :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/10/2014 11:31:35 PM
Two fives for twins.... ADORABLE
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08/10/2014 10:07:13 PM
Ha! Perfectly adorable... and perfect for the challenge topic.

I'm hoping that your score agrees with me.



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08/10/2014 12:54:25 PM
Good thing you had the "quantity" button set to "one" before you pushed "start" ... ;-)
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08/09/2014 02:36:16 PM
Adorable!!
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08/08/2014 08:00:43 PM
Cute entry! Seems like fun.
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08/07/2014 05:28:38 PM
GREAT idea and photo! If I had to guess I'd say this is an 17203.gif scalvert photo, and if it isn't, consider it a compliment :) 9
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08/06/2014 12:43:21 PM
Best in show award, congrats
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08/04/2014 01:19:37 PM
A wonderful concept!! The smile on the little girl in the back is pure enjoyment and fun.
Love the attention to detail on the lighting effects.
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08/04/2014 09:42:51 AM
Superb idea. Great composition. This is my blue ribbon. 9 from me
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08/04/2014 12:49:52 AM
This wins, hands down!
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