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Challenge: Far Side: Gary Larson Tribute (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Whitehall Classroom Building UK
Date: Sep 13, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2006

My friend Britt was generous enough to wrap his legs in 8 rolls of medical bandages and sit in a bathroom stall on campus. I used a remote to trigger the camera after I was in the stall beside him. Even if this doesn't score very well we both had a great time creating it.

Surprisingly there were only two people that came into the bathroom while we were shooting. One just did his business as though nothing was going on and the other came to a dead stop, turned around and walked out.

Post:
Adjusted levels
Converted from RAW
Channel Adjustments - to blow out doors and flash hot spot and also to convert to make monochrome.
Burned bandages to give dirty feeling.
Burned white paper in lower right. I didn't notice it until I pulled the images on to the computer.
Unsharpen Mask - two passes.
Added Border
Increased canvas size for text
Added Text
Save for Web optimizing for size.

POST CHALLENGE:

holy crap!! Thank you to everyone for all of your comments! I definately have to recommend that everyone take a camera, lights and a friend with bandage wrapped legs into a public bathroom for pictures. It is definately an experience :)

Here is the original I was shooting for:
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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 80
Avg (all users): 7.2596
Avg (commenters): 8.4706
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.3289
Views since voting: 18664
Views during voting: 972
Votes: 285
Comments: 57
Favorites: 8 (view)


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11/13/2008 07:30:58 PM
I keep coming across this image from time to time and I don't think I've stopped to let you know that I laugh every time I see it.
09/28/2006 06:14:57 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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09/24/2006 01:30:40 AM
Congrats!
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09/23/2006 03:41:02 AM
cute, congrats.
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09/22/2006 10:17:13 PM
I laugh every time I see your shot and remember the original cartoon as well. Excellent work and congrats on your well deserved ribbon

Coley
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09/22/2006 11:48:51 AM
Congratulations on a great entry, and a great story to add to it.
Ah man, I love this kind of humor and this challenge was perfect. Thanks for the laughs.
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09/22/2006 09:11:46 AM
Congratulations! I hadn't seen this one but definitely a great laugh for a Friday morning! Love it! 8o)
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09/22/2006 07:07:32 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, the notes crack me up. that poor person who walked in on that and that it was freaky enough to leave. lol!
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09/22/2006 12:37:57 AM
Beautifully done! Was my only 10, actually, though in retrospect the blue certainly deserved one form me as well.
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09/22/2006 12:31:23 AM
Originally posted by lynnesite:

... that you were one of the models makes it even funnier.


It's funny now but at the end of the day, I was still sitting next to a dude in a bathroom stall snapping pictures. :)
09/22/2006 12:31:21 AM
You captured the Farside look and the ribbon was well-earned :D
Congrats!
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09/22/2006 12:25:34 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, well-deserved. I'm still laughing about it, and that you were one of the models makes it even funnier.
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09/22/2006 12:25:33 AM
Congrats. Too funny.
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09/22/2006 12:25:11 AM
Way to go on a massive score and your first ribbon - Well done!!!
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09/22/2006 12:15:25 AM
Wow! Thank you to everyone for the comments! I'm glad it gave you a chuckle :)
09/22/2006 12:13:21 AM
Wonderful! I gave you a 10 and thought this was one of the best. So congrats! :)
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09/22/2006 12:11:28 AM
A runaway enactment with great visual depiction. Kudos! Congratulations on your RED.
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09/22/2006 12:09:09 AM
Well done on your first ribbon...this is exceptional
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2006 03:03:49 PM
LMAO.....WONDERFUL WORK!
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09/20/2006 07:45:55 PM
Returning for comments:
Great reenactment and cool choice for b/w. Bump.
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09/19/2006 08:37:08 AM
This really appealed to my sense of humour 10.
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09/18/2006 10:33:54 PM
Now this is funny! Great job!!!
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09/17/2006 10:46:12 PM
Nicely done, technically and conceptually. 9
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09/17/2006 04:55:43 PM
very funny. perhaps a bit to bright but great none the less
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09/17/2006 12:55:16 AM
ROFLMGO!!!! Now if it were more prone to humor rather than anger, it could have kept itself "in stitches" instead of "coming unravelled." ;)
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09/16/2006 11:20:25 PM
*laugh* Just too funny!
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09/16/2006 08:13:37 PM
ROFL CUTE! I like it done in black and white. One of the better images, technically, of the challenge. 8
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09/16/2006 07:05:57 PM
I can't stop laughing!!!
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09/16/2006 03:37:14 AM
excellent! great caption
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09/15/2006 10:22:28 PM
My third favorite of the challenge. Excellent humor, pretty good photograph. 9 - good luck in the challenge!
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09/15/2006 07:24:21 PM
LOL I am not sure if this is a brilliant photo per se, but with your caption it is hillarious, nice job....looks like you could have a back up career as comic if need be.
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09/15/2006 07:18:56 PM
lol very loudly well done
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09/15/2006 07:06:00 PM
here's your winner right here :)

great job
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09/15/2006 06:22:48 PM
My husband is wondering why I'm in the office laughing uncontrollably! Guess that means you did a great job with this! Very cool!!
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09/15/2006 03:00:51 PM
Flawless and hilarious. One of my top picks.
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09/15/2006 02:04:35 PM
Very true to the original strip, nice work.
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09/15/2006 12:32:43 PM
PERFECT 10!
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09/15/2006 11:59:30 AM
this is very funny! Love it...the best in challenge.
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09/15/2006 11:50:48 AM
LOL! Well done.
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09/15/2006 10:40:16 AM
What an awesome way to start my Friday off at work! :) This image seriosuly made me laugh out loud. Great job! :D 10
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09/15/2006 10:25:15 AM
Excellent!
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09/15/2006 09:53:26 AM
LOL - 10
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09/15/2006 09:28:55 AM
What a riot! B&W works well!
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09/15/2006 09:08:17 AM
LOL this is great! The simple B&W calls much more attention to the details of the photo - plus it is yet another nod to Far Side's presentation as that most were just B&W line drawings. Love how you included the caption within the photo for this entry - it makes it more true to Larson's comic. Now the humor and composition: Simple and clean in the presentation of this concept. All we see is feet behind a bathroom stall but we know what the action is. Love how the Mummy wrap trails off and then goes to the next stall where you know it is being utilized at toilet paper. The Mummy's wrap turns into the Mummy's Wrath. Boy, Maurice is really gonna get it! My only critique is that the details in the Mummy's bindings are not so evident - because the edges of the binding are a tad washed out it almost looks like he is just wearing tube socks - perhaps 'dirting' up the edges of the cloth bindings would outline them more and also make the binding look a little more ancient & worn. None-the-less a great effort. 9
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09/15/2006 09:07:12 AM
LOL!!!!! This will score high! Too funny!
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09/15/2006 07:18:17 AM
Perfect! 10
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09/15/2006 05:24:51 AM
lol, this one made me laugh :)
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09/15/2006 04:26:19 AM
perfect!
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09/15/2006 03:44:55 AM
overexposed, too much of the doors in the pic
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09/15/2006 12:59:37 AM
For faithfulness to the original, you win hands down. It LOOKS like a cartoon :-) Nice job!
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09/15/2006 12:51:53 AM
Another dose of spray for the monitor! What a riot!
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09/15/2006 12:46:57 AM
One of my favorites. Done well. 8.
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09/15/2006 12:33:56 AM
Haha, well done! I was going to try to do this one, but ended up doing another one... glad I didn't try as yours is really good!
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09/15/2006 12:31:42 AM
LOL!!! Funny shot. Well done. 8
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09/15/2006 12:18:40 AM
GREAT concept! 10!
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09/15/2006 12:03:52 AM
Many of the "LMAO" comments you should recieve!
Well done 10
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09/15/2006 12:02:50 AM
Ha. Great execution.
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