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Challenge: Knife Fork Spoon (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Humorous
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Home
Date: Dec 4, 2005
Aperture: 20
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Humorous, Nature
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2005

I had done pictures of forks in previous challenges and decided to try spoons for this one. I had several ideas that I had worked on during the week but none of them resulted in an outcome which I liked enough to submit. Somewhere along the line of creating these other compositions it struck me that spoons sort of look like spermatozoa (I have a backround in zoology). So I began thinking of the possibilities and this is what I ultimately came up with. I used plastic spoons which I bent using a butane laboratory burner. The egg was fabricated using the egg whites of 4 eggs and one yolk. The final picture was the culmination of a series of exercises in trial and error. I am happy with the final result. I hope you enjoy it.


Thank you everyone for showing your enjoyment of my picture and voting it a blue ribbon. Several people commented on the dark backround. I actually did this on purpose as I wanted to mimic the darkness of the womb. I guess that idea did not come across! Your comments are well taken. Thanks again for all the wonderful comments.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 163
Avg (all users): 7.0542
Avg (commenters): 7.7843
Avg (participants): 6.8095
Avg (non-participants): 7.2269
Views since voting: 16165
Views during voting: 566
Votes: 203
Comments: 99
Favorites: 38 (view)


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09/13/2006 09:45:48 AM
GREAT idea with GREAT execution
BRAVO
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03/11/2006 06:03:50 PM
This is so creative!
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02/10/2006 03:09:33 PM
haha quality photo.
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12/14/2005 06:43:36 PM
Congrats on the WELL EARNED BLUE ribbon!!! I LOVED this the minute I saw it during the challenge! Very accurate representation in a sort of abstract way!

PS - If I remember correctly, from biology courses I've had, those resemble rat spermatazoa.

Message edited by author 2005-12-14 18:48:20.
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12/14/2005 06:52:17 AM
Very creative shot!
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12/13/2005 10:26:27 PM
Congrats. Love the idea and it made me laugh too!

P.S. I always tell the photographer who holds what is #1 in my heart! Though this time I believe there may be two of you! Congratulations on the great picture and hope you get that ribbon(s)!
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12/13/2005 12:50:13 PM
Are you hoping for a boy or a girl? Excellent idea and well executed.
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12/13/2005 12:08:41 PM
Good work Lawrence, congrats!
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12/13/2005 11:33:26 AM
Great idea! Congrats on the ribbon!
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12/13/2005 04:55:24 AM
Very creative idea, loved it, if I were a member woulda given you a 10! SO congrats on the blue ribbon, well deserved I'd say!
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12/13/2005 04:09:32 AM
awesome shot, i really don't know how did you think of such an idea.
intelligent thinking.
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12/13/2005 03:38:59 AM
congrats, most original idea!
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12/12/2005 07:08:20 PM
biologically accurate
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12/12/2005 03:15:07 PM
Congratulations. This is truly different, imaginative. When we have a thread on "never been done before", this should definitely be on the top of the list!
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12/12/2005 02:26:43 PM
Great imagination! Congrats on the ribbon.
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12/12/2005 01:46:15 PM
wow! extremely creative. major props!
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12/12/2005 01:41:11 PM
Good sense of humour, very creative and clever! Congrats on your blue ribbon.
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12/12/2005 01:37:32 PM
Congrats on your blue ribbon!!!! A well done shot and clever to boot! :-)
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12/12/2005 12:40:06 PM
Sorry I didn't get time to comment during the voting period but just wanted to say that I'm glad this ribboned as it was one of my favourite entries.
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12/12/2005 12:15:40 PM
Yes, clever but not really what I expected to win. Congrats.
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12/12/2005 10:05:18 AM
congrats - very creative entry ! good depth of field as well.
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12/12/2005 09:35:06 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/12/2005 09:22:25 AM
Congratulations!
I wanted this to win and glad it did.
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12/12/2005 08:26:52 AM

hahahaha this is fucking hilarious! first thing i saw this online morning......gotta love it....
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12/12/2005 07:36:54 AM
Congratulations on the blue !
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12/12/2005 07:26:20 AM
Congrats! Very, very original! :)
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12/12/2005 07:01:29 AM
Congratulations on this clever idea and blue ribbon.
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12/12/2005 06:42:14 AM
Well deserved ribbon! Congrats!
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12/12/2005 04:41:29 AM
Very clever concept. I did think it was a bit dark, so gave it 9 instead of 10 (probably would have bumped it up if I had had time).
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12/12/2005 02:59:19 AM
Different and fun, congratulations, well deserved blue!
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12/12/2005 01:22:07 AM
what a great idea!! Congrats!
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12/12/2005 01:02:15 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon! You beat me fair and square! The creativity of this shot really blows my mind!

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12/12/2005 01:00:23 AM
Hey Lawrence: a big congratulations on your effort here. The comcept is so way above and beyond that it carried the day. My warmest congratulations on your BLUE, this was one creative image!

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12/12/2005 12:53:58 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and the great shot.
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12/12/2005 12:47:43 AM
the only truly innovative idea in this whole challenge....well done!
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12/12/2005 12:27:06 AM
Yes! My favorite! Congrats! Well done and well deserved!
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12/12/2005 12:20:08 AM
Congrats on the blue. Great ideal
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12/12/2005 12:16:23 AM
What a wild and crazy idea... LOVE IT!
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12/12/2005 12:14:21 AM
Congrats on yet another BLUE :)
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12/12/2005 12:11:31 AM
yes yes yes!!!! i am so happy this image ribbons! and BLUE!!!!
Go Inede :DD
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12/12/2005 12:09:56 AM
you're the best. great idea! top pick!
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12/12/2005 12:09:34 AM
No surprise here. What it lacks in "sparkle" it makes up in concept. VERY clever. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2005 11:26:22 PM
Clever.
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12/11/2005 08:23:11 PM
Artificial Insemination?
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12/11/2005 07:35:37 PM
A great original idea! Excellent composition and use of colors.
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12/11/2005 07:08:18 PM
Hahaha...this is sooo great! I hope it does well
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12/11/2005 06:36:57 PM
Great idea and well done....10
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12/11/2005 12:44:18 PM
LOL LOL LOL
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12/11/2005 08:37:19 AM
Haha what a great idea.
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12/09/2005 10:22:45 PM
Clever. Made me smile.
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12/09/2005 10:02:41 PM
Oh baby !!! How did you come up with this idea? Excellent concept ..
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12/09/2005 08:17:22 PM
this is just great :) very creative.
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12/09/2005 02:31:44 PM
LOL Very creative. I might have used a different color background... perhaps pink to make it more realistic?
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12/09/2005 08:18:24 AM
+2 for humour. Perhaps little underexposed?
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12/09/2005 04:55:41 AM
Clever stuff, out of the box and technically well done
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12/09/2005 03:20:59 AM
A bit racy Eh Wot?!!!! 10
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12/08/2005 11:55:15 AM
Wow! What a shame though just a little dark.
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12/07/2005 11:42:46 PM
Awesome! This is such a cool idea. A 10 all the way.
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12/07/2005 03:47:57 AM
A++ ! Very clever and creative.
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12/07/2005 01:49:14 AM
Very creative idea. I like the composition and how all the spoons draw attention to the egg.
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12/06/2005 10:52:07 PM
LOL!!!
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12/06/2005 10:47:21 PM
Brilliant idea! Did you make it?
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12/06/2005 09:13:17 PM
Awesome! Really, really clever. Great job with the setup, too. My one nitpick is that the lighting seems a bit flat. There aren't really any whites. Just midtones and darks. Even the white of the egg seems more yellowy than white. But still, I'm very impressed with your creativity.
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12/06/2005 03:47:53 PM
Funny
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12/06/2005 12:50:44 PM
This is downright funny and creative. For that, I give you major props. Unfortunately, this is dark...suffers from either poor lighting or underexposure.
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12/06/2005 11:54:40 AM
ROFLMAO!!! Excellent!
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12/06/2005 05:23:15 AM
7 - Good concept and creative, if this is original, well done. Criticism; the cropping mainly, also I think that if this had a more offset lighting, a slightly softer focus and a better depth of field, may have made this even better in my opinion. Perhaps the egg even 'raw', who knows, but that was your call. Perhaps a slightly sharper angle too, not sure.
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12/06/2005 03:43:37 AM
I think the background should've been a little whiter and the colors brighter to make the spoons stand out more. Very creative. 6
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12/06/2005 02:02:20 AM
clever and creative, wish there was a little more light but still good work!
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12/06/2005 01:52:55 AM
Excellent shot. Very creative. A 10 except I'd prefer a higher key. Doesn't have to be white, but the gray is just a tad drab. 9 though. Well done.
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12/06/2005 01:02:25 AM
The creativity is genious! Nice photo is technically well done too.
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12/06/2005 12:29:30 AM
great photo
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12/05/2005 11:46:43 PM
very creative. colors seem kind of dull, but other than that a great shot.
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12/05/2005 07:37:03 PM
This is hilarious! Very creative! How long did it take to melt all those spoons? :-) Great picture, great colors, good DOF...nicely done. <9>
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12/05/2005 05:12:46 PM
This is such a lovely concept. It is funny and wacky. Concept=10 and technique=5. Total outcome is 7 1/2. So, you get my seven but these ideas come only once in a great while and I would have worked the lighting to dead. The concept has that ribbon quality and placed the onus on you to deliver paydirt.
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12/05/2005 03:21:21 PM
This is good. Clever idea executed well. Nice one!
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12/05/2005 02:47:30 PM
This is a very funny photograph. The setup and compositon are fantastic. But the photo seems a little blah in the lighting and exposure department.
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12/05/2005 02:05:21 PM
Hooray for something different!!!
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12/05/2005 02:01:38 PM
Wow, very creative!!
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12/05/2005 12:42:06 PM
clever beyond belief!!
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12/05/2005 12:40:20 PM
Very creative. - 10
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12/05/2005 12:23:22 PM
Toooo funny! also too dark.
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12/05/2005 11:50:31 AM
This is hilarious! Love the creativity. Someone had a ball melting spoons it seems! The image seems a bit underexposed or under lighed. Minor nit.
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12/05/2005 09:56:44 AM
HA! HA! Excellent! Love the creativity here, nicely done!!
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12/05/2005 08:11:57 AM
Underexposed, but great idea!
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12/05/2005 08:02:25 AM
How clever! What a mind!!
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12/05/2005 07:25:40 AM
Some work in levels could probably improve this picture a lot (5)
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12/05/2005 05:04:13 AM
Brilliant concept. Could have been a little sharper.
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12/05/2005 04:13:31 AM
Clever. clever. clever. Not quite poster quality, but with a different background colour may get there.
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12/05/2005 03:28:39 AM
The most creative I've seen. Nice job.
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12/05/2005 02:05:19 AM
This is very creative. Hope that you do well!!!!
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12/05/2005 01:18:15 AM
HAHAHAH that's too funny!!!! Very creative!
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12/05/2005 01:12:38 AM
This is funny!
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12/05/2005 12:58:39 AM
lol, great idea
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12/05/2005 12:54:23 AM
spectacular idea! I think the spoons look great but the lighting and angle of presentation are rather dull. still, a great take on the challenge!
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12/05/2005 12:53:54 AM
Wow! The best idea of the challenge! Now, if only the image were a bit lighter - this is a happy event after all!
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12/05/2005 12:50:49 AM
This is brilliant, absolutely brilliant!!! Good photo, incredible idea!!!! 10
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12/05/2005 12:23:51 AM
This is super imaginative. Man, that took some spoon bending!!! Great idea.
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12/05/2005 12:22:54 AM
Now thats creative. Very funny.
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