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Challenge: Misunderstanding (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Feb 17, 2008
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Family, Humorous
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2008

Special thanks to my neighbors for modeling on this one! They did such a great job with the expressions, and the photo turned out pretty close to the way I envisioned it. I would have preferred a more "natural" background, but there's already a lot going on here, and I didn't have enough room to get a good blur (the kitchen is actually right behind this backdrop).

Processing: Convert from RAW twice to get a darker background, Levels, slight Photo Filter warming, Noise Ninja, lots of assorted Dodge & Burn, spot saturation, change the color of the skirt, clone out some wrinkles and a little blurring on the background, USM and Vignette.

Post challenge... Woo! Thanks for the votes and ribbon. It's been a while. ;-)

I was determined to show the "whole story" within the photo rather than leaning on a title, and the concept obviously carried this one. Once I had the basic idea, it was such a struggle to find suitable models that I didn't really work out the details. My neighbors came home the evening of the deadline and I rushed over to get a quick shot. If there had been more space, I definitely would have kept the room in the background and blurred it. Even a white background would have been better, but this was the only backdrop I had in the car and I was trying to be quick. Too quick... I forgot to history brush "dad's" fingertips back after darkening the background. Oops! :-/

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 75
Avg (all users): 7.0955
Avg (commenters): 8.0667
Avg (participants): 6.7179
Avg (non-participants): 7.1875
Views since voting: 12198
Views during voting: 593
Votes: 199
Comments: 61
Favorites: 13 (view)


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04/24/2009 06:20:15 AM
Just awesome! One of the funniest shots I've come across and the execution is flawless. Nice work.
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02/28/2008 11:22:55 AM
Totally cool photo. Congrads.
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02/27/2008 08:50:31 AM
This picture is soooo funny!! I like the expression on his face, so real!Congratulations!
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02/26/2008 03:45:13 PM
The return of the Scalvert! Next time could you include a yin/yang egg dropping out of the frying pan? ;P
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02/25/2008 06:15:01 PM
you need to get a new frying pan for challenges. :P
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02/25/2008 06:01:58 PM
Wonderful neighbors you have to pose for such a wonderful shot. Looking forward to your next entry.
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02/25/2008 03:27:20 PM
well done! excellent colors and good sense of action... actors are superb with great expressions. like your crop.
one of the very few photos that did NOT have to have a caption in order to understand the misunderstanding...
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02/25/2008 02:52:49 PM
Funny shot and well executed, one of my favs in the challenge! I was really wondering if you would ever win a ribbon...jeesh, the rich get richer. Congrats
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02/25/2008 12:20:54 PM
heheh great picture,well done,congratulations
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02/25/2008 08:26:07 AM
Lovely work Shannon. Personally I think your image conveys Misunderstanding a lot better than Yanko's, which is also a gorgeous shot, but yours is just that much more explicit and actually needs no title or explanation (which for me is the true acid test for this challenge). Fantastic work on a really challenging challenge :)
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02/25/2008 07:55:09 AM
Congrats on the great finish and red ribbon. Great work. :)
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02/25/2008 07:20:09 AM
This is too funny. Very well executed, but wouldn't expect any less from you :-)
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02/25/2008 07:12:00 AM
Dude!!! Just awesome and ingenius as usual. Don't take this wrong, but I hate you!......8>)
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02/25/2008 07:04:31 AM
Funny and original, a really good entry for a difficult challenge. Congrats.
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02/25/2008 06:01:13 AM
Congratulations Shannon! Guess that answers in part my question about the lens!!! :D
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02/25/2008 03:51:29 AM
nice one Shannon, well deserved- one of my 2 9's ;-)
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02/25/2008 03:08:22 AM
Congrats Shannon, very creative (as usual), and excellently executed
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02/25/2008 02:22:01 AM
You are so clever Shannon...hats off to you for constant, consistent creativity
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02/25/2008 01:59:28 AM
This is Great! Congratulations, My Friend! :)
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02/25/2008 01:41:32 AM
Glad to see you back on the Front Page. Excellent idea and well executed. your work continues to be an inspiration.
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02/25/2008 01:09:58 AM
This is so funny!!
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02/25/2008 12:53:58 AM
Congrats! For a while I thought this was Jorge but then I noticed the handle on the pan was very similar to the pan you used in Dichotomy.
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02/25/2008 12:47:53 AM
Fabulous, humorous shot. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon, Shannon.
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02/25/2008 12:43:23 AM
Hahahaha...I actually thought this was one of Achoo's creations....well done Scalvert.
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02/25/2008 12:32:42 AM
Congrats on an outstanding concept, image, and the finish with ribbon!
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02/25/2008 12:27:25 AM
Congrats on another great photo (and ribbon)! Great execution and idea here! Isn't that the same frying pan from your "Eggregation" photo? Congrats.
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02/25/2008 12:21:40 AM
congrats on the red well deserved
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02/25/2008 12:14:59 AM
I am glad this one ribboned. Its hillarious. Glad DPC has a sense of humor. Great shot. Gratz ont he ribbon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2008 07:29:16 PM
Great concept. Love the expressions on all three faces. This photo really tells the story well. Technically I would like to see a little less lighting on the back of the guy's shirt and the back of the young girl's head
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02/24/2008 01:45:59 PM
hahaha good one :-)

looks like all concerned had a giggle taking that shot :-)
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02/24/2008 11:25:52 AM
Good interpretation and well photographed. 8.
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02/24/2008 09:32:00 AM
Excellent composition it sure made me smile.. Good job.
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02/24/2008 09:18:47 AM
I see a blue in your future!!! Excellent, humourous, clean and crisp. Well done
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02/23/2008 11:54:52 AM
Fantastic color and what a great composition. Love how everything leans from the upper left to the lower right. (Darling idea, too!) Your lighting is very good. I wish that the pan were not cut off. This is a great photo/title combo. Well done~!
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02/23/2008 05:53:52 AM
The frying pan is a dead giveaway. Early congrats on the ribbon.
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02/23/2008 05:00:35 AM
very good shot and cool idea, 9
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02/22/2008 06:12:20 PM
great execution
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02/22/2008 12:31:06 PM
I kept coming back to this image & each time I got the feeling that something was missing. Don't get me wrong I think this is a great image and scored it as such. After the ninth time coming back to it, it hit me :), her hand seems to be coming forward. Catching a bit of motion in the pan may have but this over the top I scored it an 8
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02/22/2008 11:53:06 AM
Outstanding! What's not to like about this shot? Everything is amazing to this pair of eyes - the lighting especially, but the interpretation and execution screams 10 to me. This was the first image presented to me on voting so I've no idea what the rest of the field looks like but this has to be a ribboner, nay even blue. Well done.

EDIT: Ok..i'm back...this is easily the blue by a MILE... :)
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02/21/2008 08:32:43 PM
AWESOME!!! VERY VERY CREATIVE AND WELL THOUGHT OUT!! 8
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02/21/2008 04:26:21 PM
Great color and lighting. A clever idea for the challenge. Well done.
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02/20/2008 08:46:57 PM
nice lighting and non distracting background
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02/20/2008 06:41:29 PM
A great comic photo, fantastic lighting. Hope you do well!
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02/20/2008 02:43:48 PM
great lighting and focus and all that. seems a bit "staged" by looking like it is in a studio. If there was a living room or kitchen or something in the background it would be even funnier.
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02/20/2008 01:18:12 PM
Oh the pan does it for me!!!!!!!! hahahahaha made me laugh, nice lighting not sure about the backdrop but the humour makes up for that ;]
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02/19/2008 02:32:21 PM
very cute.... very staged / posed though
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02/19/2008 01:19:29 PM
Great take on the challenge, love the expressions.
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02/19/2008 12:55:19 PM
That wife needs to back off.

I like this image because it can stand on its own without the caption.
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02/19/2008 02:41:28 AM
Haha, nice photo. That pan looks too light to inflict much damage though :)
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02/18/2008 09:10:50 PM
This has gotta get a ribbon. The clarity, colour and expressions are first class.
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02/18/2008 07:37:05 PM
Beautiful quality, its wierd to see a photo like this as a studio shot, should have taken place in a kitchen or something, absolutley nice lighting and clarity, and thier face expressions are great,top three, 10.
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02/18/2008 05:36:04 PM
funny, would done the same image in a kitchen or bedroom, not a studio background
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02/18/2008 02:50:38 PM
I like the idea - but really don't care for the angle.
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02/18/2008 02:34:54 PM
Very nicely laid out explaining exactly what's going on. Great expressions, composition, out of balance tilt to accentuate the emotion. Good use of the full frame. 9
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02/18/2008 01:58:22 PM
love the look on the 'other woman's' face! great energy here and comp. 8
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02/18/2008 10:02:12 AM
Clever concept and superbly handled! Hmmm...will this one take the Blue or the very well executed "stock" photo in this challenge? :-) Good luck!
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02/18/2008 08:09:54 AM
I don't get the misunderstanding in this snapshot
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02/18/2008 08:02:39 AM
Very nice lighting and it's funny!
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02/18/2008 07:06:42 AM
Most shots in this challenge that I've seen so far have needed the title to help the viewer "get" the misunderstanding. This one has it all in the visual... tells the complete story. Very well done! :)
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02/18/2008 12:43:20 AM
LOL love the expression on the other 'woman's' face!
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02/18/2008 12:34:25 AM
kinda posy, but i like it
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