DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries

 
You are viewing 1st place.
2nd
Portfolio Images
Count Duckula's End
1st PlaceCount Duckula's End
gyaban


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rubber Ducky II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Jan 16, 2011
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2011

Thank you all for the kind comments and votes! I am very happy about this shot: it got "explored" on Flickr, accepted on 1x.com, and now a DPC ribbon :-)

About the photo:
First, there was some preparation on the duck itself:
- false teeth (wooden sticks and white paint),
- the cape (my wife lost some underwear in the process... but this was a shiny material! I needed it! honest!)
- false hair (black thread and glue)

Then, I had to remove the upper panel from a digital piano, so that the 5D body would fit at an appropriate height.
Finally, some lighting work, and... silly faces ;-)

Setup:
- 400w softbox from the upper right,
- 400w strobe for backlighting,
- a 580exII speedlite from the front/left on the ducky, and to get a sparkle in my eyes.

Hope you like it!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 66
Avg (all users): 7.1788
Avg (commenters): 8.5789
Avg (participants): 6.6750
Avg (non-participants): 7.3604
Views since voting: 6041
Views during voting: 506
Votes: 151
Comments: 55
Favorites: 8 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
01/28/2011 05:28:42 PM
Cool shot, Congrats..The last thing I look at is the duck, though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/25/2011 11:33:50 AM
Originally posted by radarbrat:

Fantastic. What's up with those low votes. Did these people feel threatened by this great image?


Thanks! I sure would like an answer too, so that I can improve and don't make the same mistake again.

Message edited by author 2011-01-25 11:34:03.
01/25/2011 11:19:11 AM
Fantastic. What's up with those low votes. Did these people feel threatened by this great image?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 07:39:12 PM
Congrats! Terrific planning and execution.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 06:28:20 PM
do duck draculas need to be stabbed in the ass instead of the heart ?

or did you figure the duck being so small the stake would puncture all internal organs :)

seriously - though - nice photo. very creative. congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 04:19:35 PM
Love this!! You are on a roll!l Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 02:54:45 PM
Well deserved finish.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 12:39:29 PM
Had to be,superb image !
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 11:47:54 AM
Excellent, as always..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 11:06:26 AM
congratulations on a well imagined and well executed art piece.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 10:42:03 AM
Very nice photo, creative
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 08:07:46 AM
Congrats! You have an amazing skill and imagination.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 07:47:47 AM
Congrats Christophe. Très drôle!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 06:27:47 AM
Christophe, your entries always amaze me with their creativity and detail. Huge congrats on yet another blue ribbon, well done! :-0
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 05:39:28 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved win.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 04:32:26 AM
Congratulations, Christophe. The triple crown with this one. I hope this tastes extra sweet.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 03:31:01 AM
Congrats Christophe - it is quite an achievement! I mean not just to get a ribbon in this challenge, but to create a rubber ducky image which was accepted at 1x! now that's something!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 03:21:11 AM
LOL how creative! Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 01:18:56 AM
And you can see the three light sources, too - softbox in Count Ducky's eyes, strobe behind (well, you can see the light it provided) amd the speedlight in your eyes. What an enjoyable interpretation of a silly challenge. And at 1x too? They must think you've gone mad there. :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 01:02:11 AM
Knew this would nail a ribbon. Again, thanks for the lighting details.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 12:59:51 AM
Congrats Christophe, fun image and so very well done as usual.
Six one votes people? Let's not turn DPC into a total joke, give proper credit where it is due- period.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 12:49:12 AM
congrats on the blue! Thank you for explaining your set-up. So great to be able to learn from those who do it so right!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 12:24:02 AM
Where do you get all of these ideas?! You are a fountain of creativity and your attention to detail is second to none. Congrats on the well deserved blue!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 12:19:55 AM
So Clever and a awesome creative, congrats.
===========================
Earl
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 12:09:01 AM
The only problem with your photography, Christophe, is that there is NEVER any question that you will ribbon. Bravo, and congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 12:06:36 AM
hmm, I don't get the 6 1s, bit of backlash...not deserved, carry on
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 12:06:03 AM
Seriously Disturbed... LOL but I love you for it!! Thanks for the wonderful art!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 12:05:21 AM
What! 6, 1's thats madness.

How do you do this christophe, your ideas are too amazing!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 12:02:48 AM
Very funny and so well done! Congrats on another Blue!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2011 12:01:39 AM
Another masterpiece, Cristophe! Your attention to detail, like the garlic, is brilliant!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2011 11:23:07 PM
you are so creative! this is a riot. i hope you were able to put the duckula to rest.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2011 05:01:29 PM
Love your idea, great lighting and editing.10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2011 09:24:12 PM
Great perspective and I like the coloring.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2011 09:42:31 AM
Wow! Such commitment. And to get it published on 1x too... Outstanding.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2011 07:30:38 AM
Aaaargh !!! It's that dream again . .

I must stop eating cheese at night . .

Excellent work - must surely ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2011 07:26:28 PM
enviably flawless presentation
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2011 11:57:52 AM
Very well done !
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/19/2011 04:38:34 PM
Your use of garlic is just killer! Out of everything in this shot, that's my favorite touch.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/19/2011 04:10:19 PM
Awesome! What a great take on the challenge. Everything done right. Bravo!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/19/2011 01:29:59 PM
Really cool idea and well executed. (not voting)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/19/2011 10:10:25 AM
Omg you have done it again, this is just great, makes my laugh
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/19/2011 08:26:30 AM
LOL! Very creative!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/19/2011 06:32:55 AM
More brilliance. You really need to do lighting seminars for people. It's simply perfect. Creative idea, again. Excellent.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/18/2011 11:34:56 PM
Awesome creative idea
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/18/2011 01:27:01 PM
LOL! Excellent collection of props to tell this story :-) And well shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2011 05:10:18 PM
Hehe - Ribbon Hog! I forsee another for your collection. Well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2011 02:40:28 PM
I love it! Well thought out and excuted...10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2011 01:45:46 PM
Without a doubt, this is one of the top 3 for this challenge. Maybe a gloomier/darker mood (ie. lighting) would have benefited your scene?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2011 12:13:13 PM
Very funny! Love the garlic necklace.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2011 11:58:31 AM
Is there NO Challenge topic that you don't excel in, Christophe?? I think not.

It's always a delight to see what you'll come up with. (not voting, but I love this one)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2011 09:50:08 AM
silly, but perfectly executed (as usual)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2011 09:10:19 AM
I know who this is! Another clever and creative shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2011 07:45:14 AM
Looks like the mad Frenchy has gone & done it again, this will surely ribbon, its brilliantly done as usual.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2011 02:00:19 AM
Hahaha. Duckula. And the garlic necklace - quite the fashion statement. I love the pp'ing on this, Christophe. Very gothic with a touch of Tim Burton. Without a doubt, front page.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2011 01:07:26 AM
You are so seriously disturbed!! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2018 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 06/18/2018 10:40:59 AM EDT.