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Challenge: Zippers (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2014 Challenges
Date: Sep 7, 2014
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2014



[Sep. 14th, 2014 10:34:31 PM]

Huge thanks to a friend from my theater group. (our church has a stage. It had theater people who wondered 10 years ago, why don't we use that stage? Since then, there's been a production at least one a year, most of the time twice a year.)

So Kevin saw my photos and said: "if you need anyone to help with any of the funkier photos..."

Well... I don't think he said funky, but some sort of phrase that implied it.

I said: "Are you available tomorrow??"

I don't think I told him at the time that I was going to zip off his head.

But if I did -- I certainly didn't tell him that I was going to be taping black gaffer's tape to his neck in order to do it.

But that's the secret here. Bought a black zipper -- trimmed it right next to the teeth. Filled in the v with black gaffer's tape (they told me it was the photographer's best friend; but I didn't think this is what they meant. I think it was more for taping grids to flashes, etc....).

Anyway, he was an awesome model!

Thanks for all the comments. :)

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09/16/2014 10:56:35 PM
Why am I not surprised that this ribboned? Dang, you're getting good!
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09/16/2014 11:56:51 AM
definitely brought something interesting to the challenge. Grats on the unsurprising win.
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09/15/2014 02:13:39 PM
Congrats with this wonderful photo and thanks for the story!
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09/15/2014 12:24:04 PM
This is superbly made. I love the quality of the light you have captured too.
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09/15/2014 12:09:21 PM
Originally posted by littlemav:

You got my highest score, I was hopeing this was legal because it looked toooo real!!! Great Job my friend, humm gaffers tape, is that a theatrical product? My good ol' stand by Duck tape has too much shine for things like this....


The gaffers tape that I have seems to be a fabric tape, so there's no shine to it -- it's a nice, flat black and worked quite well for this!
09/15/2014 12:07:51 PM
Loved this.. Congrats Wendy..!!!
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09/15/2014 11:56:04 AM
Splendidly done, Wendy. Great job technically/photographically -- excellently lit and processed, but also great job with the expressive model.
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09/15/2014 11:41:14 AM
You got my highest score, I was hopeing this was legal because it looked toooo real!!! Great Job my friend, humm gaffers tape, is that a theatrical product? My good ol' stand by Duck tape has too much shine for things like this....
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09/15/2014 10:07:58 AM
Fabulous. You are so inventive!
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09/15/2014 08:09:14 AM
Great interpretation of the challenge, Wendy. Congrats on your blue.
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09/15/2014 07:34:39 AM
Brilliant. So creative. I love the expression on his face, it's perfect for this image. Congratulations!
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09/15/2014 05:26:31 AM
Congratulations Wendy! Clever!
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09/15/2014 03:01:17 AM
Great work! Congratulations on a terrific win!
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09/15/2014 01:45:21 AM
Congratulations.... I did want this to win....
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09/15/2014 12:25:28 AM
Wonderfully creative in the concept and execution!! Awesome!
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09/15/2014 12:08:28 AM
Good for you!!! Well done...and "executed"...lol
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09/15/2014 12:07:21 AM
Guaranteed winner, this one was :-) Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2014 10:14:47 PM
Well done! One of my ribbon choices.
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09/13/2014 04:32:58 PM
Oii this makes me cringe! Great editing!
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09/10/2014 10:53:22 PM
Oh dang! This is... fabulous. I suspect I'm viewing the Bluey!!


Well done!


Congratulations on your ribbon!
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09/10/2014 11:15:21 AM
Best in show award, congrats
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09/09/2014 04:09:07 AM
had to look at it for awhile to understand what you meant. so you achieved the first thing in photography. "Engage the viewer" hope you make it through the site council. given you the only 10. well done.
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09/08/2014 09:16:06 PM
We'll done

Will it be validated ... ??? Hopefully yes
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09/08/2014 03:42:56 PM
this one will ribbon for sure. Very creative take, well executed!
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09/08/2014 02:29:26 PM
Very cool. Good concept and well set up.
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