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Challenge: Cheater! (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Nov 20, 2005
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Nov 20, 2005

I ran out of time this weekend, so I needed something simple... I just took a shot of my daughter wide-eyed and inserted prints into the frame of a pair of sunglasses. Slide a bookshelf and small table into her bedroom, and viola! She has threatened to take these glasses to school. ;-)

Shot in RAW for some exposure latitude. Levels, HSL, shifted the print colors in the glasses to match, some spot saturation, dodging and burning, and a touch of USM. One of my easiest setups really.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 105
Avg (all users): 7.2982
Avg (commenters): 8.4722
Avg (participants): 7.0290
Avg (non-participants): 7.4228
Views since voting: 23552
Views during voting: 527
Votes: 218
Comments: 106
Favorites: 48 (view)


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12/04/2005 02:21:34 PM
I must admit, I would have liked this shot better w/o the eyes in the glasses. But, it's still a good shot, congrats on the Ribbon.
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12/03/2005 10:05:33 AM
This is great!!!!!
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12/03/2005 12:25:38 AM
Hahahaha thats so funny
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12/02/2005 04:09:00 PM
Wow! This made my day. Came home in a slump, then saw this pic of one of my favorite little people. Give them all hugs and kisses for me.
Aunt Sue
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12/02/2005 01:08:18 PM
Genius!

Message edited by author 2005-12-02 13:08:33.
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12/02/2005 10:38:46 AM
Nice work Shannon!
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12/01/2005 07:28:30 PM
Great job Shannon - creative idea.
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12/01/2005 02:20:46 PM
Love this photo! Your daughter is a natural...let her take the glasses to school!
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12/01/2005 08:59:20 AM
This is hilarious! And really well executed, as always. Congrats on the blue!

edit: spelling!

Message edited by author 2005-12-01 08:59:56.
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12/01/2005 04:54:54 AM
Congrats, great imagination as could be expected from you, congrats on yet another ribbon :)
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11/30/2005 03:14:06 AM
i was hoping this would win
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11/29/2005 04:13:07 PM
Congrats! awsome pic!
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11/29/2005 09:32:08 AM
Excellent... masterpiece!
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11/29/2005 08:27:29 AM
How wonderful! Isn't it funny that one of the easiest turns out to be one of the best? Congrats!
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11/29/2005 04:43:57 AM
Clever as usual, well done.
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11/28/2005 06:16:11 PM
This is great--what a story! Well deserved blue!
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11/28/2005 06:03:47 PM
OMG... this is simply adorable.. CONGRATS on the blue.. very well deserved...
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11/28/2005 04:43:48 PM
Cool picture, well done. Loved it.
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11/28/2005 03:59:36 PM
Good one Shannon!! Your creativity is once again awesome!
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11/28/2005 03:39:44 PM
Another great job Shannon. I didn't pick this one as yours, but thats what gets you the ribbons. Wonderful ideas, great execution, and variety! Congrats!
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11/28/2005 03:12:01 PM
Wow, a great idea, and awesome execution. I'm always pleased to see the clever ideas you come up with. Congratulations!
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11/28/2005 12:40:39 PM
Great idea as always, Shannon! Congrats on another blue!
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11/28/2005 12:30:36 PM
Classic! Love it!

Now, I have to wonder who gave you two "1"s?!
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11/28/2005 12:19:10 PM
Congratulations! This was the one I wanted to win. Great idea and very well done.
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11/28/2005 12:04:38 PM
Many congratulations! Loved this shot from the moment I saw it (and I figured it would be the winner). You really have a good way of bringing out these ideas.
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11/28/2005 11:49:42 AM
hahahaha... I love this shot! She looks so little to that book. It's just not right. lol.. Congrats!
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11/28/2005 11:03:32 AM
This is a beautiful picture and matches the challenge very well. Its also cute. Great color and DOF. Congrats on the blue
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11/28/2005 10:49:34 AM
Congrats on your blue...well deserved
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11/28/2005 10:08:09 AM
This is great!! I showed my daughter while I was voting and she loved it! Well deserved blue for sure!
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11/28/2005 09:56:59 AM
Well deserved blue ribbon. Congratulations.
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11/28/2005 09:53:07 AM
This is awesome.Congrats!
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11/28/2005 09:50:05 AM
you have the most amazing ideas always !! Great shot !!
If you wear glasses and look towards a light while sitting on the desk it reflects on the glass and you can't see the eyes. Thats what I used to do in those boring classes !! This shot reminded me of those old days of cheating :)
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11/28/2005 09:37:33 AM
Awesome job Shannon! Definitely worthy of the blue! Congrats!
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11/28/2005 09:22:01 AM
Congrats, cool shot. The compimentary colors mix well in this image.
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11/28/2005 08:57:23 AM
So GREAT to see this take first!!! Congratulations!!
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11/28/2005 08:23:50 AM
This is a happy shot and made me laugh, you will have great memories of this with your daughter. No ribbon can match that!
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11/28/2005 08:05:57 AM
Hilarious, LOVE IT!!!
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11/28/2005 08:00:47 AM
Fantastic! Great execution! Congrats! :D
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11/28/2005 07:30:24 AM
Hehe made me laugh when I was voting.
Congratulations
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11/28/2005 07:20:53 AM
Another winning shot and so soon. Congratulations! This is so cute and clever.
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11/28/2005 06:20:26 AM
Congratulations on your Blue! This Had Scalvert written all over it. Very cool
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11/28/2005 02:04:21 AM
well deserved blue!
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11/28/2005 01:28:01 AM
ROFL This is a classic Shannon! Great shot. Congrats on your blue, very well deserved!
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11/28/2005 01:12:40 AM
Brilliant. You will do well (until you're caught cheating, of course.)
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11/28/2005 12:55:19 AM
Grats on the blue. This is a fun photo :)
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11/28/2005 12:50:36 AM
Cool picture, congrats.
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11/28/2005 12:48:29 AM
Congrats..!! Awesome job.!!
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11/28/2005 12:40:39 AM
Creative idea! I like its! Thanks for sharing!
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11/28/2005 12:40:05 AM
This rocks, Shannon! Congrats!! You are a master at these types of setups.
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11/28/2005 12:33:49 AM
hmmm Shannon... ribboning on your own suggestion.
Cheater!!!
I think we have all been there (sleeping on our homework, not cheating)
Your looking to overtake in the ribbon race - good luck!!
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11/28/2005 12:21:18 AM
congrats shannon! this was an excellent idea with perfect execution!
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11/28/2005 12:19:27 AM
Congratulations Shannon--you have the magic touch!
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11/28/2005 12:15:59 AM
Oh, congrats! great idea, and I think I had that very same text book in Earth Science last year ;-)
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11/28/2005 12:15:44 AM
Seems like congratulating Scalvert at 12:15 a.m. is becoming a routine! My daughter laughed out loud when she saw this shot, and I certainly got a kick out of it, too. Congrats (again) on another well earned blue!
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11/28/2005 12:15:39 AM
Holy Cow!!! What a great shot. Definitely your work. Nice job and congrats on the ribbon.
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11/28/2005 12:15:09 AM
This had to be you, of course. Congrats!
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11/28/2005 12:14:30 AM
Congrats Shannon!!!! Really well thought out and cute. Love the clarity and colors.
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11/28/2005 12:14:10 AM
A masterful stroke in the Scalvert's unique sryle. Congratulations on your well earned BLUE!
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11/28/2005 12:13:29 AM
Awesome interpretation! You da man Shannon!
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11/28/2005 12:13:12 AM
Well done. One of my favourites!
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11/28/2005 12:13:11 AM
Very clever. Congrats
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11/28/2005 12:13:07 AM
Awesome Win! Your the master.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/27/2005 11:59:34 PM
Best one I've seen so far 9 ....no ...gave 10 This will ribbon.
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11/27/2005 10:45:03 PM
Classic!
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11/27/2005 06:42:28 PM
Excellent. If this doesn't ribbon I'll be very surprised. I love the colours and the composition. and it's an imaginative concept which fits the challenge perfectly. Funny title too.
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11/27/2005 05:52:41 PM
my favourite so far!!
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11/27/2005 12:41:01 PM
cute! good photo
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11/27/2005 09:10:19 AM
Great shot and idea, my favorite so far.
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11/27/2005 07:32:10 AM
Love it. Very cute.
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11/26/2005 11:35:10 AM
Very clever! Excellent. The bright colours add to the overall feel with this photo too. Well done!
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11/25/2005 09:21:50 AM
nice idea. 7
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11/24/2005 10:49:17 PM
9 - Very Funny. Thanks for the laugh. Criticism; not much at all, I like the whole set up, composition colors, background, pose, etc. Maybe to really nit-pick the book placed differently but trivial. Seems slight issues with the green on the wallpaper(?), but could be my monitor. Ok, maybe she could have something 'written' on the paper for added effect, but again minor. Well done. Up to 9 from 8. edit:typo & congratulations

Message edited by author 2005-12-08 18:51:35.
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11/24/2005 04:52:28 PM
Funny :))
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11/24/2005 11:34:15 AM
very funny! very well shot!
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11/24/2005 01:58:33 AM
this is just awesome! Your model really sells the shot. 9- i sure hope you ribbon.
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11/23/2005 10:53:48 PM
Great idea, wonderful composition, and delightful title! Only minor nitpick is with the pictures of the eyes on the glasses, which look like they were shot from below. Would be surprised and dismayed if this doesn't ribbon.
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11/23/2005 09:12:36 PM
Love it, Absolutely fantastic. Very creative. Conveys your message wonderfully. Nice bright colors.
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11/23/2005 06:50:06 PM
LOL

really funny.
I love it.
Great idea and very well executed
10
Good luck
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11/23/2005 06:08:19 PM
I fink I smell a Scalvert
Creative as always!
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11/23/2005 05:50:57 PM
ROTFL! what a great idea, and nice vivid colors. love how the pencil even appears to be taped into the hand...
good luck!
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11/23/2005 04:30:12 PM
Love this one. Best of show. Good job.
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11/23/2005 12:28:12 PM
hehehehhe !
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11/23/2005 10:27:32 AM
lol! good one!
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11/22/2005 11:32:48 PM
whoosh ---- right over my head
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11/22/2005 10:50:14 PM
great shot
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11/22/2005 03:32:15 PM
ROFLMAO! Wonderful picture! Very creative and nicely executed! Tell your model she did an outstanding job! <10>
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11/22/2005 12:35:11 PM
This really made me laugh!
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11/22/2005 10:12:33 AM
fabuloussssss
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11/21/2005 10:15:29 PM
Very charming, love the touch with the glasses tilted off of the nose,. caught in the act. By the way, great DOF, color, and all-around composition.
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11/21/2005 06:36:54 PM
This seems a clear winner on all counts...concept, creative execution and photographic excellence. Can't stop looking at it and smiling and wishing that I'd thought of it myself!
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11/21/2005 05:03:17 PM
Very funny and creative. This has got to be a top ten pick. Great job!! 10
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11/21/2005 02:17:53 PM
This tells the truth so well. Great pic. very cute.
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11/21/2005 01:45:26 PM
How CUTE!!!!!! Extra points for being so creative and adorable!
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11/21/2005 12:14:22 PM
LOL! great setup, composition, colors. Good luck on this. -10-
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11/21/2005 11:53:45 AM
It took me a moment to get over the surprise of the eyes, then I \"got it\". Very clever, nice setup and cute model, too. 9
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11/21/2005 11:42:56 AM
this is SUCH a cool idea.... very very nice. the technique is also beautifully sorted, nice background.. DOF is good. It definitely deserves a ribbon!
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11/21/2005 09:04:06 AM
I only comment on my lowest and highest rated photos. This is one of my highest of 3. I chose this one because it is original, and I like the concept. Technically, there is nothing wrong with it in order to comment. Thank you for being original.
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11/21/2005 04:53:23 AM
Funny!! Good idea.
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11/21/2005 04:25:01 AM
so cute!
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11/21/2005 03:26:55 AM
Your model is a real little heatbreaker and is really playing the part just a really happy and fun image 10
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11/21/2005 01:49:58 AM
what a cute idea for this challenge. It's a well-shot photograph as well -- looks like it could be used in a magazine ad. :)
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11/21/2005 01:17:52 AM
Only two questions:
1) Where can I get glasses like these!?
2) Where can I get talent like yours?

I am assuming Shannon is behind this one, and if not, please take it as a compliment.
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11/21/2005 01:06:13 AM
One of the most creative shots so far..
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11/21/2005 12:35:09 AM
I'm going to guess this is a scalvert and a ribbon
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11/21/2005 12:26:45 AM
Adorable. I love the clever take on the challenge. HEE HEE
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11/21/2005 12:21:44 AM
The image to beat in this contest.
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