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Challenge: Breaking New Ground (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Jan 18, 2005
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 18, 2005

Pretty simple... I covered a big sheet of cardboard with wallpaper and cut a hole in it. Attach a frame and have my daughter stand behind it while my wife drops a baseball. The background is my TV with a DVD frame on pause (no time to find a better background, unfortunately).

More details and outtake posted HERE.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 191
Avg (all users): 7.7151
Avg (commenters): 8.6809
Avg (participants): 7.5758
Avg (non-participants): 7.7683
Views since voting: 23626
Views during voting: 789
Votes: 358
Comments: 116
Favorites: 87 (view)


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08/30/2005 05:52:10 PM
Wonderful Photo. Kudos on the creativity aspect aswell.
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06/24/2005 09:26:09 AM
So cool! I love the technique. The detail and focus is so clear!
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05/31/2005 03:25:32 AM
wow photography can be so much fun. you're awesome
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02/01/2005 05:57:16 PM
Man that is almost the exact pattern on my walls that I have delt with the last 5 years... Though it looks so good here with that awesome portrait in a frame!! Congratulations on the ribbon! Its awesome!
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01/29/2005 10:21:30 AM
JUST SAYS BEAUTI...GOOD IDEA
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01/28/2005 06:50:24 PM
Originally posted by CeeDeez:

Great work! Your adorable daughter must also be congratulated for her perfect participation in making this a winner!


nicely said. well done! :D
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01/27/2005 09:20:57 PM
What a creative image! This is great! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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01/27/2005 06:10:56 AM
What a great idea and well executed photo. Congratulations on another win!
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01/26/2005 08:18:00 PM
Good for you! Congrats on your 1st place!
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01/26/2005 06:14:13 PM
Fantastic idea and nicely executed! Terrific image! Congrats on ribboning.
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01/26/2005 05:35:52 PM
Shannon, Congratulations on another Blue for this Ground breaking, well planned, well executed shot!! One of the few entries that made be stop and think about how this was done. Great work! Your adorable daughter must also be congratulated for her perfect participation in making this a winner!
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01/26/2005 05:16:59 PM
Most excellent... I voted this as my favorite the moment I spotted it. I am glad you won just so I could find out how you did it.
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01/26/2005 05:01:29 PM
Congratulations, an outstanding entry.
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01/26/2005 04:53:45 PM
Well deserved ribbon. Cute kid too. :) Ann
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01/26/2005 03:08:12 PM
superb shot shannon, a truly interesting approach. congratulations on a well-deserved ribbon
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01/26/2005 01:37:24 PM
much deserving of a first place finish. so original and technically sound as well! hard to get both elements together.
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01/26/2005 01:06:33 PM
I think I stared at this one for about 5 minutes, I was trying to figure out how you did it.
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01/26/2005 11:57:39 AM
Cool shot! Congratulations.

BTW, being that I'm a Cubbie, I'm so glad that Sandberg made it into the Hall of Fame this year. Yeah!!!!

Message edited by author 2005-01-26 11:58:29.
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01/26/2005 11:22:03 AM
wow Shannon, it seems that you are becoming quite the ribbon collector. great idea on this photo.
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01/26/2005 10:54:53 AM
Another amazing set up. Great idea and I think it was a good thing not stopping with the flowers, this is much stronger.
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01/26/2005 10:35:36 AM
Amazing photo, Great job setting it up and perfect execution. Congrats!
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01/26/2005 10:32:49 AM
Hmm... I just noticed that I had 358 votes on this one. That number was up to 396 before the close last night, which means at least 38 votes were tossed. I guess a lot of people either didn't vote 20% or the trolls were out in force. Hey, you missed a couple... what's with the twos? ;-)

Message edited by author 2005-01-26 10:33:36.
01/26/2005 10:29:21 AM
Great idea! Congratulations on the blue.
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01/26/2005 10:23:47 AM
What a wonderful image!
The idea as well as the result are absolutely stunning!
Congratulation on your ribbon!
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01/26/2005 10:02:13 AM
congrats, well deserved..all the hard work payed off and a a nice blue ribbon.
well done
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01/26/2005 09:45:16 AM
Yet another win, you're unstoppable! Congrats!
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01/26/2005 08:49:07 AM
Scalvert first let me congratulate you on your blue ribbon and say it was well deserved. I did not get to vote in the challenge because of time reasons but this has to be one of many very creative photographs in the challenge. I just want to say thanks for taking the extra effort to put together a nice illusion photograph and describing with pictures how you achieved the out come. I'm not taking away from any of the other photographers because there were many that did a great job as well but yours [after looking through the entries] stood out on top for me. Again Congratulations and I know you will see more blue in the future with the efforts you put forth in your entries. And to all others that did the same congrats as well. I'm reminded of something someone once told me, "you can't be jealous of what someone has unless you are willing to do what they did to get it". I think this is a good example of that. My first though was, "man I wish I could do this type of work", then I realized I could if I tried in the same capacity as you did. Thank you for a fine piece of work.
Scott W.
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01/26/2005 08:04:24 AM
congrats on another blue. that brain of yours is something else...
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01/26/2005 07:53:53 AM
i thought of you immediately during voting when this came up ... great job!
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01/26/2005 07:49:39 AM
Great shot Shannon, i wish I had a quarter of the great ideas you have.
Congrats to the master!! :)
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01/26/2005 07:34:40 AM
Master Shannon, my warmest congratulations on this great image that is pure American Pie. It was my wife who said, I bet that is a girl. Well, like I said earlier the muse drove you in high gear to produce this outstanding Americana image.
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01/26/2005 06:43:27 AM
Good job. Thought it was a fake before, but found out that it's just a well executed brilliant idea.
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01/26/2005 05:08:33 AM
Congrats! Great work!
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01/26/2005 04:50:07 AM
Great idea!! Well deserved ribbon.. Congratulation.
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01/26/2005 04:28:45 AM
I didn't vote in this challenge but If I had this would have been my pick of the bunch. Great imagination and a superb picture, well done and congrats.
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01/26/2005 04:19:08 AM
Seriously well deserved ribbon.

What a fantastic idea!
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01/26/2005 03:47:59 AM
Well done Scalvert!!!
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01/26/2005 02:49:15 AM
Now, how did I know it was you? :)
Congratulations.
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01/26/2005 02:33:49 AM
Pure genius!!!! Congratulations!!!
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01/26/2005 01:50:27 AM
I loved your picture...It was apsolutely blue ribbon material..Congrats ;)
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01/26/2005 01:13:03 AM
Another yet absolutely stunning photo by a master.

I am ever so glad that I joined DPC, as I have had the good fortune, in a very short period of time, to view some absolutely astounding photography prepared by unbelievably talented individuals.

Surprising as it may seem Mr. Scalvert, I did have a good idea as to how the set up for this photograph was done. I am slowly but surely learning a greal deal from you and others in this realm.

The photos you grace us with are indeed to be marvelled at, but perhaps (I may sound rather self centered in saying this), what I treasure the most, are the lessons you provide in addition to your artwork.

Thank you ever so much for being the caring and sharing person that you are!!!

Ray
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01/26/2005 12:48:23 AM
Congrats! I didn't see how it could not win! Very, very well done.
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01/26/2005 12:39:57 AM
Very creative. Congratulations!
Your daughter is adorable!
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01/26/2005 12:36:28 AM
Fantastic and original creation. Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/26/2005 12:35:30 AM
and you've done it again...congrats you hog! :)
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01/26/2005 12:30:35 AM
Well executed and great shot - congrats!
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01/26/2005 12:24:42 AM
You guys crack me up! I've worn a hole in my screen around the update button this week. I thought I might even get the top shot for the Digital Rebel (7.739 right before the close), but I took a hit at midnight so I'll have to settle for #2. ;-D
01/26/2005 12:23:04 AM
Congrats, well deserved. Amazing imagination.
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01/26/2005 12:19:52 AM
Fantastic job Shannon! Congrats on a well deserved blue!
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01/26/2005 12:17:02 AM
Copy/Paste:

Congrats on yet another creative ribbon...
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01/26/2005 12:13:50 AM
Congrat's Shannon!
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01/26/2005 12:12:38 AM
hahah...awesome job!!
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01/26/2005 12:10:08 AM
Okay....this is getting silly. Did you get whacked by a meteor from the planet "Creaton"? You must be an alien. Congrats on your well executed shot and very much deserved win.

I've changed the name of my daughter to scalvert.....thought you might want to know. ;-)
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01/26/2005 12:08:17 AM
I admire your ingenuity. Great shot. I've seen you use "fake walls" in some of your other shots....gonna have to take a lesson from you.
Congrats on the ribbon!
Always nice when one of my favourites wins.

Regards,
Randy
P.S. thx for the christmas wishes!
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01/26/2005 12:07:01 AM
and skippy nails another one (it only took me 27 minutes to ID his shot)! great work, absolutely great work, shannon! congrats!

and, btw, i don't think most people realize JUST HOW HARD YOU HAD TO WORK AT THIS to make this image happen! it goes a quite a bit beyond what's in the liner notes, so far...like how many clicks it took to get it just right! if this was any other child, they'd be after him for breaking child labor laws...LOL

Message edited by author 2005-01-26 00:10:15.
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01/26/2005 12:05:44 AM
If i had a wife and child i bet i could win a blue ribbon too. LOL:)
Well done.
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01/26/2005 12:05:24 AM
Had a feeling this might be yours! Congratulations on another excellent photo -- Debi
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01/26/2005 12:02:55 AM
Wow! Very creative and definately new ground. Thanks for the "how I did it" comments too!
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01/26/2005 12:02:26 AM
Congrats on the blue. I thought this might be the winner when I saw it and have been eagerly waiting to find out how you did it ever since. Very creative.
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01/26/2005 12:02:16 AM
Ok, Shannon - enough is enough.
How am I gonna' keep up with this kind of creativity?
Congrats on yet another masterpiece!
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01/26/2005 12:01:30 AM
Grats, Scalvert. Well set up.
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01/26/2005 12:01:23 AM
Good for you! This was one of my favorites, and it's an added bonus that it comes from one of my favorite photographers :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2005 09:32:23 PM
A very cool effect proving the high caliber of talent that resides in DPC. Amazing.

What makes it amazing is that here a special effect has been raised to a mascot of Americana. Oftentimes we start to follow an idea and we force things into place. Sometimes the results are a mish-mash. This, however, is that supreme exception where the spirit of creation takes the drivers seat. Let us examine the image.

First is probably a 4x8 board with a cutout. A mosrt appropiate background to confound the viewer. The simple frame and last but not least, the model. I mean, look at this kid in baseball gear. Look at the expression, the healthy look, the gaps between the teeth. Sweet enough? Now, look at the wall paper in relationship to the color stitching of the baseball and look at how the baseball is not at all sharp but just the right fuzziness to aid the effect. Now study the angle and the passive position of the right hand as opposed to the active left. Well, here is a special effect that is surpassed by the message it delivers. A truly impressive and an unforgettable image.
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01/25/2005 07:21:25 PM
Very nice photo. Great colours on the main subject. A bit too tightly cropped at the top.
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01/25/2005 06:38:23 PM
nice...............
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01/25/2005 05:42:12 PM
Excellent photo! How did you do this is the only question I have. You have my vote!
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01/25/2005 06:42:10 AM
Oooh, think we may have a winner! Everything about this is great. Not much else to say! 10!
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01/25/2005 05:03:52 AM
This will have wide appeal. 7.
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01/24/2005 09:12:07 PM
wow, how was this done???
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01/24/2005 06:49:21 PM
very clever. the idea is great, gotta give a good score for nailing the challenge description. 9
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01/24/2005 04:41:35 AM
Great idea, execution and technique. this will surely be up the top somewhere. My only criticism is the green band behind the boy. It's a bit weird and could have been more effective if this looked more tangible or recognisable. Crop is a bit tight to the ball, but otherwise it's great.
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01/23/2005 05:07:36 PM
Great stuff! Hope you win so I can see how you've done it! Very creative.

-Hibatos
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01/23/2005 02:51:14 AM
If this doesn't go blue I will be amazed! Fantasic!
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01/22/2005 06:03:49 PM
this really fit the challenge. And i think execution is also wonderful.10.
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01/22/2005 03:23:03 PM
Good work
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01/22/2005 10:18:12 AM
Very clever... i'd love to know how you did this. Hope you do well!
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01/22/2005 08:35:31 AM
I hope you tell some secrets....this is too neet!!!
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01/22/2005 04:49:42 AM
Wow... great illusion. I'll definitely be interested in reading how this was done.
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01/21/2005 08:58:52 PM
I have a theory on how you took this. I smell a blue ribbon.
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01/21/2005 06:22:39 PM
I think this is great and gets a 10 from me.
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01/21/2005 09:52:13 AM
I don't know why everyone says kiddy photos aren't great?!!! They are such natural models, this is very clever indeed, love it
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01/21/2005 04:19:28 AM
Well ... this is something :) ... very curios how you did it ...
An improvement, maybe, it would be the position of the ball and the clarity of it. I know that maybe like this suggests movement, but I think that if would be clear, it would still give you the sensation tha the girl wants to catch the ball.
Congrats on your photo. Very good ... 9 ... no ... 10 for the idea and everithing.
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01/21/2005 03:15:16 AM
This is awesome I want to learn how you did this one. (10)
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01/21/2005 01:47:59 AM
please comment on how you did this. Nice shot! (and nice catch)
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01/21/2005 01:41:53 AM
Great studio shot. Wallpaper makes it look like grandma's house though.
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01/21/2005 01:05:56 AM
Cute factor is good I am looking forward to your comments on how you did this
Good luck 7
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01/21/2005 12:04:47 AM
The effect here is wonderful. how did you get the pitcure frame so straight, he he
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01/20/2005 10:34:56 PM
Wow, I can't figure this one out. It's apparent that the frame is open and the girl is leaning out of it. But how in the world did you get that backdrop? It appears to be an illuminated/projected screen given the moire effect. I'll be eagerly tuning in later to hear the details! 9
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01/20/2005 08:54:46 PM
~User take a double-take... then a triple-take~ Great job.
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01/20/2005 08:45:37 PM
How was this done?
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01/20/2005 08:43:12 PM
my jaw is on the floor! how did you do that???...right dont tell me!! a TEN!!!!!
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01/20/2005 10:56:38 AM
VERY cool! Nothing boring here. For Breaking New Ground you get a 9
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01/20/2005 10:13:34 AM
Not overkeen on your wallpaper....but what a good idea, and well photographed. good luck, hope you do well
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01/19/2005 11:47:24 PM
if this isn't photoshop, i thinks its a winner
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01/19/2005 11:29:15 PM
Great job!! Simple and creative. Congratulations!
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01/19/2005 08:09:35 PM
the shadow on the wall is a little minor
so nearly perfect i 'd say
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01/19/2005 05:02:57 PM
very original 7
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01/19/2005 04:34:01 PM
Very nicely done. Not sure about the background behind the girl.
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01/19/2005 04:03:51 PM
must be scalvert
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01/19/2005 02:58:58 PM
The winner. 10 Jacko. Very nicely done
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01/19/2005 02:14:27 PM
Great idea and great pic ! well done
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01/19/2005 01:53:26 PM
COOL! I really like the inventive studo set.
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01/19/2005 11:49:58 AM
Beyond great…Wow
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01/19/2005 10:45:20 AM
Great! I see the scan lines in the background. But still I can't figure out the setup.
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01/19/2005 08:39:16 AM
Intriguing :)
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01/19/2005 08:12:01 AM
Well thought out and executed. Great imaginative shot.
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01/19/2005 07:45:52 AM
Okay, now this is just cool. You did an excellent job setting up this shot and it turned out great. Really nice job!
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01/19/2005 04:58:42 AM
I scanned through the thumbnails before voting and this really stands out, can't wait to see how you did it...great job, you get my vote...10
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01/19/2005 03:38:31 AM
I have looked for about five minutes, I have some ideas, but will have to wait for the reveal. Great Shot.
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01/19/2005 03:21:18 AM
Now that is what i call art!
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01/19/2005 02:50:33 AM
Creative! Wonder how you did this!
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01/19/2005 01:50:25 AM
Creative and very cool. My only critique is the darn wallpaper. I think that once you get past that....you have a winner. Good luck!
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01/19/2005 01:37:20 AM
awesome effect!
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01/19/2005 12:43:36 AM
wow, the most creative in the challenge, good luck...
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01/19/2005 12:27:22 AM
nice shot, shannon!
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01/19/2005 12:02:14 AM
Very nice!
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