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NO MORE SUDOKU, EVER!!!!
2nd PlaceNO MORE SUDOKU, EVER!!!!
Cuttooth


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: I Quit (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Canon
Location: Honolulu
Date: May 26, 2009
Aperture: f 9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2009

Just a funny little theme. I get so frustrated doing these puzzles that I just want to rip them up into little bits.

2 lights positioned on each side (by lights i mean desk lamps), sigma 17-70 lens, cropped, levels, color balance, curves, contrast, resize, usm, border, sfw.

thanks for the great votes and comments!

i'm also surprised at how much the score moved on this one.it settled at about 6.1 then gradually dropped. it bottomed out at 5.3 on the 2nd day, then steadily climbed. it peaked at 6.53 at one point but then dropped in the final few hours to where it ended up.



Statistics
Place: 2 out of 65
Avg (all users): 6.4348
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.1667
Avg (non-participants): 6.4699
Views since voting: 9379
Views during voting: 469
Votes: 207
Comments: 28
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/06/2009 12:44:11 PM
haha.. what a great image! :)
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06/04/2009 09:46:20 PM
This is toned really well. The picture is great, but the toning adds so much more!!
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06/04/2009 01:24:15 PM
haha VERY well don!
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06/03/2009 07:01:20 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/03/2009 02:52:13 PM
Hmmm,
I thought you had been spying on me and shot this!...:)
I have one of these books and feel I should do them and when I start I wonder why am I doing this???
The photo itself, I like the fact that you have the answers to one there, the puzzle being in the paper with the POV and all makes it very neat to me!
Agree with the lighting being nice from the side.

Thanks for showing it to us.

(now can I break my pencil too?? ..:) )
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06/03/2009 02:08:25 PM
Love the lighting and it's an excellent take on the theme. Big congrats on your ribbon, Mark.
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06/03/2009 02:04:25 PM
Congrats on your ribbon, superb light here.
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06/03/2009 10:32:39 AM
LOL great idea, fun shoot, and wow you got a ribbon too - not too shabby! Well done! :-)
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06/03/2009 07:09:56 AM
A shot I can personaly relate to, I gave up trying to do Suduko long ago! A great take on a tough challenge. Congrats on your ribbon.
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06/03/2009 02:26:40 AM
thanks for the comments..
and Lutchenko and Lydia. I'm humbled to even be near the placings you guys were at. For my picture to end up where it did is a big surprise to me for sure.
06/03/2009 01:38:12 AM
Many congratulations on your well deserved first ribbon Mark.
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06/03/2009 12:41:44 AM
Brilliant idea for the challenge. Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/03/2009 12:04:42 AM
Congrats on the ribbon !!! wonderful interpretation of the challenge. why didn't I think of that ?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2009 06:43:52 PM
:-) really cute idea! 10!
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06/02/2009 09:44:32 AM
Great picture! Nice idea, preparation and composition! 9 from me!
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06/01/2009 10:51:37 PM
I find this rather amusing, especially given the one star difficulty level in the paper (which I'm sure was deliberate). The depth of field could be ever so slightly wider on the puzzle, but that's really nitpicking.
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06/01/2009 04:04:26 PM
It's a level 1 star even! Well shot.
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05/31/2009 08:21:37 PM
I'll take your advice and I won't even start. DPC is enough frustration for me.
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05/31/2009 04:22:01 PM
excellent representation.
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05/31/2009 12:03:05 AM
and it was an easy one too :)
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05/30/2009 10:30:14 PM
Great job, I like it!
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05/28/2009 06:44:18 PM
best of the bunch
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05/28/2009 04:26:54 PM
not soo big fan of sudoku too :)
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05/27/2009 09:13:33 PM
One of my favourites - 10
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05/27/2009 11:05:50 AM
ROFL. 9
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05/27/2009 10:49:57 AM
hahaha.....good one!
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05/27/2009 10:32:04 AM
Provocative! Definitely gets across the sense of frustration very well. Good lighting, simple but contrasting color.
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05/27/2009 12:17:19 AM
hehe I can definitely relate.. THE most frustrating game on the planet.. the lighting is a bit yellow but overall I love this!
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