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Challenge: Lucky 7 (Basic Editing I)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Nov 30, 2004
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2004

I wasn't even going to enter this Challenge, but my Humor shot isn't going well, so I needed something else to click on. Anybody see the movie Bruce Almighty? ;-)

A last minute idea, and probably my easiest shot ever. I just crossed my fingers on my right hand and put my left hand in back with two fingers wedged between the others. Shot with a 420ex flash in front of black poster board.

Processing: Crop, USM and Levels. The color version had an unfinished 'snapshot' feel to it, so I colorized/desaturated it nearly to grayscale and added a thin gray border. That's it!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 260
Avg (all users): 6.5915
Avg (commenters): 7.6410
Avg (participants): 6.4159
Avg (non-participants): 6.7076
Views since voting: 38729
Views during voting: 526
Votes: 284
Comments: 59
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/05/2009 04:23:00 AM
Isn't this the same picture? http://www.sinmordaza.com/noticia.php?id_noticia=64022

Seen on PhotoshopDisasters... http://photoshopdisasters.blogspot.com/2009/02/sin-mordaza-polydactylyficationization.html

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09/29/2008 06:41:58 AM
flexible fingers! tried doing it myself, my fingers just wont stick together!
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07/17/2007 12:52:55 PM
Yeah, I'm trying this...its not working:P
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07/07/2007 08:07:43 AM
Dude, I tried and tried to get my fingers to go like this trying to imitate your photo for the new 'Lucky 7' challenge. Man, I hope you play the guitar or something. I do and there's no way I could get my fingers to do this! When I first saw it, I thought 'he MUST have used expert editing but no! Thanks for the explanation - peace out!
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12/09/2004 07:33:04 AM
I didn't realize this was so easy, I actually tried a long exposure with 5 fingers showing then again with 2 more, some of my shots came very close to postable but just not enough. Good job...and yes after I read how you did it I tried it too :).
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12/08/2004 06:21:44 PM
Congratulations on your 4th place! I thought this would ribbon. As usual, creative and expertly done!
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12/08/2004 09:43:49 AM
Thanks, Mag. I'm betting that some of the low scores came from people who just didn't notice the extra fingers. I got a few comments from folks who said they didn't get it at first. I could have put "Seven Fingers Crossed..." in the title, but I prefer subtlety over a sledgehammer.

Message edited by author 2004-12-08 09:44:11.
12/08/2004 09:15:41 AM
you are so clever :) ..
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12/08/2004 07:33:04 AM
Originally posted by graphicfunk:

Congratulations on your 4th finish Shannon. This should have taken a ribbon. The craftmanship is superb and its artistic impact is too strong to ignore. Very good work!


My thoughts exactly but GF words things better. :) Congratulations on your 4th place.
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12/08/2004 12:31:52 AM
Originally posted by scalvert:

OK, fess up... how many of you tried to get your fingers to do that? Those of you who spotted my other hand to the left of my wrist have excellent eyesight. Those of you who saw my other hand to the right of my thumb need to get your eyes checked.

Thanks for the votes and comments everyone! I can't be upset with losing out to better pictures. :-)


Shannon, level with them. I noticed when we met in October that you had a few extra fingers on that hand. ;)
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12/08/2004 12:22:09 AM
OK, fess up... how many of you tried to get your fingers to do that? Those of you who spotted my other hand to the left of my wrist have excellent eyesight. Those of you who saw my other hand to the right of my thumb need to get your eyes checked.

Thanks for the votes and comments everyone! I can't be upset with losing out to better pictures. :-)
12/08/2004 12:11:24 AM
Congratulations on your 4th finish Shannon. This should have taken a ribbon. The craftmanship is superb and its artistic impact is too strong to ignore. Very good work!
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12/08/2004 12:05:10 AM
Almost there Shannon, congrats on 4th place!

Keep your fingers crossed for a ribbon DQ ;)
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12/08/2004 12:02:58 AM
Congrat's on 4th!!!!!! This is a great trick, right on theme, and funny shot too!

I still think they ought to give out ribbons through at least 6th place!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2004 11:08:28 AM
Nice focus, lighting, and it certainly meets the challenge :)
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12/07/2004 10:12:43 AM
Thank goodness it wasn't lucky eights… Superb
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12/07/2004 09:14:36 AM
Ha! Nicely done! Nothing else to comment.
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12/07/2004 01:14:10 AM
Great idea! I sat here trying to do that with my fingers, what a riot. Good light, focus and composition. One of my top picks.
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12/06/2004 04:15:05 PM
Very Creative
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12/06/2004 01:57:49 PM
Very clever.
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12/06/2004 12:31:36 PM
Very clever, a well taken image. For the first few seconds I couldn't work out what was not quite right. This deserves a top 10 - I wish the two longer fingers were not as softly focussed at their tips ( but thats nit picking)
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12/05/2004 09:03:19 PM
Neat.
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12/05/2004 01:05:16 PM
It took a couple of seconds for me to get it. Very creative.
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12/05/2004 10:11:39 AM
Very confused :-p
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12/05/2004 04:28:25 AM
I'm getting really sore fingers trying to work out how you did this lol. Execellant illusion & a refreshing twist to the challenge.
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12/05/2004 04:06:46 AM
someone is double jointed -
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12/04/2004 11:20:26 PM
Very very clever! Great job with this subject. Choice of colors and contrast works well. There is just the hint of a second hand to the right and below the thumb. I know you couldn't clone it out but it might have been worth a reshoot. Good job!
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12/04/2004 06:25:07 PM
I fought like crazy trying to get a shot like this but with my hand just out open. Great job. Can't wait to read your technique.
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12/04/2004 06:22:17 PM
very original
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12/04/2004 03:36:02 PM
Try as I may, I can't get my left hand to contort into this position. Props to you for a wonderful shot. Bumping up, 8.
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12/04/2004 05:07:48 AM
Excellent take on the challenge! Is that really seven fingers I'm seeing??! Nice skin tones, my pick for the ribbon. Good luck.
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12/03/2004 06:59:18 PM
VERY original!! made me laugh
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12/03/2004 03:50:56 PM
By far the most creative entry in this challenge and very well done. My congratulations on this visual teaser. Bumping up.
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12/03/2004 10:03:23 AM
creepy.
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12/03/2004 05:36:04 AM
very clever shot, it has me thinking which is always a good thing for a picture
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12/03/2004 04:29:03 AM
Excellent concept...very original...brilliant...
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12/02/2004 04:43:58 PM
very clever.
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12/02/2004 03:08:24 PM
Very funny! I had to look twice at this one. The background hand below the thumb could have been hidden, though.
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12/02/2004 12:59:06 PM
When somebody suggested taking a shot of seven fingers in one of the forums, I laughed about it. You did a great job putting seven fingers on one hand without editing! I'd have desaturated it completely, and used a different light angle to get some more shadows. If the light came from the right, it wouldn't be possible to see your second hand in the lower left corner. Cool. 6.
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12/02/2004 11:26:13 AM
Wonderful! It took me a few moments to realize how you have done this! Marvelous idea and perfect execution - I can't see the other hand behind this one!
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12/02/2004 10:39:57 AM
hah! very funny. very well done
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12/02/2004 08:46:14 AM
A clever idea. Nice lighting.
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12/01/2004 11:01:49 PM
You know...after seeing the validation request, I tried this, and it's really hard! lol. So I give you props there. Definately a cute shot. really fitting to the challenge. focus and clarity are great, angle and framing/cropping are great, and lighting is great minus a few small shadows that are noticable, but not distracting. Nice take on the challenge. ~Heather~
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12/01/2004 10:24:40 PM
nicely done. very clever. 9 for originality
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12/01/2004 09:31:21 PM
When I was a kid I was forbidden to play with the seven fingered kids. Now I'm all emotionally screwed up. Can I be your friend? 8
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12/01/2004 08:20:31 PM
cool idea, well done!
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12/01/2004 06:56:55 PM
cool shot, well done with the fingers - I hope of two hands ;-) 7
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12/01/2004 05:36:52 PM
wow! Explanation pelase!!! Alien attack
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12/01/2004 04:47:44 PM
Exelent!
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12/01/2004 04:25:42 PM
Almost an Escher.
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12/01/2004 03:44:55 PM
WONDERFUL!!! My favorite of this challenge!! Simply a perfect picture!
Could also go pretty well in Humor.
Definately a 10 !!
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12/01/2004 02:49:37 PM
Awesome. well done. if you did this all by yourself, you quite the contortionist. my elbows get in the way and i can't seem to hide the rest of my other hand.

the thing i like best is that you've actually composed a nice photo as well as had a great idea. the lighting is great, the sharpness/focus is spot on, and the duotone treatment is good (though a little pink for my tastes - still v.nice).

all in all a well done shot, and the best i've seen in this challenge so far.
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12/01/2004 08:26:54 AM
Okay, that's just creepy. This is a great idea for this challenge and the photo came out great. Really nice job.
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12/01/2004 03:44:14 AM
That's sort of freeky now! Just tried it and works really well :) Good thinking. Nicely done too.
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12/01/2004 02:36:13 AM
Clever!
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12/01/2004 01:36:55 AM
Great shot. Looks painful. I can't even get my fingers to do that. Hope it does well.
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12/01/2004 01:12:49 AM
This was a really convincing illusion -- I had to do a double take! Great idea.
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12/01/2004 12:22:53 AM
this will win.. love it -10
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12/01/2004 12:20:44 AM
you can see the other wrist in the background. cool idea.
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