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Challenge: Bored II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Dec 15, 2009
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Dec 15, 2009


[Dec. 16th, 2009 06:16:44 AM]

wow!! I woke up to a 7.0! (30 votes) The really bizarre thing is that I dreamed I was at a 6.9 at 20 votes and over 7.0 with 24. When I actually woke up, I thought "this will be so disappointing..."

It's been an incredibly busy week. I wasn't even going to try for a shot, and I already had to give up on Sunday's shot. But my son had a band concert and then we all had haircut appointments. So I had my camera with me because of the band concert. When we walked into the salon, and I saw this wonderful lady sitting under the dryer, I thought it was the perfect opportunity. I can't tell you how many times I had to sit at Mr. John's and wait for my mom to finish. I asked her if she would mind being in a photo and explained why. She was happy to do it. I took about 4 minutes and about 15 shots (pretty much all the same shot with just slightly different angles)

Ok, now I'm going back to sleep. Whatever happens to the scoring during the week, it was a fun morning and an fun day at the salon!

[Dec. 16th, 2009 09:58:32 PM]

Ok, I shouldn't type when I'm sleepy -- way too many mistakes in that last post! I'm at 94 votes and 7.04. How incredibly exciting! I'm sure it can't stay over 7, but I'll be sitting with my fingers, toes, and eyes all crossed for the next 6 days.

[Dec. 22nd, 2009 11:36:20 PM]

argh! 212 votes and at 7.0183--it has stayed about 7.0 since 110 votes. It has gone down in the last 24 hours. Is it high enough so that the vote scrubber won't bring it back down below 7? 26 minutes to go! The suspense is... umm... not boring?

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awesome, awesome, thank you thank you!! How incredible ending up above 7.0. Thanks everyone!! And thanks for the wonderful comments!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 76
Avg (all users): 7.0421
Avg (commenters): 8.2667
Avg (participants): 6.9474
Avg (non-participants): 7.0625
Views since voting: 4723
Views during voting: 398
Votes: 214
Comments: 49
Favorites: 5 (view)


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04/29/2016 02:38:01 PM
I live 46 years in the salon as a stylist. This photo is outstanding. It reminds me of Norman Rockwell.
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01/06/2013 04:02:20 PM
I LOVE this, Wendy. Absolutely candid looking in the best possible way. Your son did a great job!
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03/19/2011 03:34:42 PM
Great photo! It does not looked posed. The lady under the hair dryer did a great job of pretending you was not there. I'm assuming the boy was your son...likewise, he did a great job. He really does look bored.
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12/27/2009 10:03:53 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, it's a very apt shot for the Challenge. now your top three scores are red ribbons... ;-Þ
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12/27/2009 01:40:26 AM
This is such a great shot Wendy. Congrats with top 3!
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12/25/2009 12:18:25 AM
Dude! Been there! Done that!

As a kid, my mom went almost every Saturday, and with Dad working every Saturday, guess who went to the salon?

Still don't like the smell of perm solution to this day! Whew! Not good... :}
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12/24/2009 08:07:19 AM
Hey congrats on this great study. I am so glad it did well
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12/23/2009 08:02:35 PM
I love the ice water.
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12/23/2009 05:38:47 PM
Congrats Wendy. You are a ribbon magnet.
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12/23/2009 03:13:30 PM
closer crop tried?
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12/23/2009 02:45:40 PM
They still have hair dryers like that??!
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12/23/2009 02:36:30 PM
Wonderful! Congrats on the ribbon.
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12/23/2009 01:12:17 PM
Super shot, Wendy. Just perfect for the challenge (that kid looks soooo bored ;-) Congrats on your ribbon (very well deserved).
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12/23/2009 10:59:42 AM
haha - fun! This is why I don't take the kids when I get my hair done. I don't want to hear how bored they are lol. Congrats on the red!
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12/23/2009 10:51:02 AM
This was funny and great! Congrats to you!
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12/23/2009 10:04:59 AM
CONGRATS !!!!!! Super shot & well deserved Wendy..
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12/23/2009 10:01:51 AM
Congrats Wendy!!Awesome capture!!
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12/23/2009 09:29:30 AM
LOL! SO perfect for this challenge... and well done! Congrats!
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12/23/2009 09:17:51 AM
LOL Congrats. This just cracks me up.
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12/23/2009 09:01:18 AM
awesome! i have been too busy to vote. i really missed out on this one. congrats!
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12/23/2009 07:26:05 AM
Wendy, what an amazing capture of pure boredom! Well done! :-)
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12/23/2009 07:13:58 AM
This has a very "National Geographic back issue" feel to it. Very well executed.
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12/23/2009 04:41:38 AM
I love this! It has a Norman Rockwell feel about it. Well done and congrats on the ribbon.
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12/23/2009 04:03:33 AM
well done Wendy, bit of a hair raising pic this one ho ho ho (very seasonal eh)
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12/23/2009 03:25:56 AM
Great job!
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12/23/2009 01:46:34 AM
I really thought this would be the blue ribbon. It is such a terrfic image. I love the entire scene.
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12/23/2009 12:45:56 AM
Congrats Wendy. Poor kid!
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12/23/2009 12:41:11 AM
One of my own top 3, with a bump up in the last few minutes. Gee Wendy, can't ya brown, just once?
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12/23/2009 12:24:06 AM
Congrats, I knew this was going to be a ribbon, good job
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12/23/2009 12:20:40 AM
Congrats on the red. I was sure this would ribbon :)
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12/23/2009 12:15:21 AM
This is a great little scene. Congrats on the fine image and the ribbon!
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12/23/2009 12:13:07 AM
congrats! well-deserved 7 avg! woot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/22/2009 11:00:38 PM
I have owned a salon and I currently work out of my home...I can't tell you how many times I have seen this scene...excellent job
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12/19/2009 09:50:20 PM
I like this, bright colors, sharp, tells a story. Nice capture 8
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12/19/2009 02:05:42 PM
well done this made me smile. Its almost a Norman Rockwell idea 8
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12/18/2009 08:22:04 AM
Fantastic retro feel to the shot. Both poses are perfect and I love the slight rebellious look to the boy with a smart shirt ("my mother made me wear this") but the casual trainers and white socks.
Great crop on the right, allowing some depth to show but pegging the eye to the front with the table and glass.
The image as a whole tells the story, no title required. That's my measure of a great photo.
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12/17/2009 10:30:41 PM
Well done - this is a great image. I imagine one could fine a commmercial use for this image it's that good convering the challenge subject matter. Should place high if not a ribbon.
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12/17/2009 06:26:16 PM
Great composition. An instant classic.
The only thing keeping me from rating it 10* is a fishy perspective.
What's going on? Anyway the characters almost hide it.
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12/17/2009 02:44:24 PM
Excellent!!! I think this nails the challenge theme. Composition and color are good, maybe a little "processed" looking, but this is my high-score thus far (88% voted).
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12/17/2009 12:27:36 AM
I wonder if he is waiting his turn, or perhaps he's had to tag along with grandma. It's a great capture of his boredom whatever the circumstances.
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12/16/2009 11:07:42 PM
This is just hysterical. Not just the poses but everything - the shoes, the rug, the shadow on the wall, the black furniture shapes - every little detail is good. I hope this does well for you. 8
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12/16/2009 09:26:13 PM
LOL, I know how he feels. I hate going the hairdressers too
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12/16/2009 08:24:48 PM
Nice capture!
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12/16/2009 06:41:30 PM
WOW... this photo brings me back to being stuck with my parents in crappy places before we had cell phones to play on and all that there was for entertainment were garbage magazines that didn't interest us in the least... Good job flashing a memory, bonus points 9
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12/16/2009 03:55:47 PM
A real hell for him and she doesn't seem to realise it at all.
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12/16/2009 02:26:41 PM
The only shot in the challenge that truly epitomizes boredom. Congrats on the Blue. If not, the voters suck.
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12/16/2009 01:36:59 PM
This has got to be the blue ribbon winner. You have captured the essence of boredom for this boy. The image is excuted flawlessly. So well done!!! I do hope to see a blue ribbon by this at roll-over. I am not voting...but would give this a 10.
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12/16/2009 01:35:00 PM
crisp and sharp grea depiction
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12/16/2009 02:01:12 AM
An intresting "bored" photo. 7
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