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Challenge: You +1 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Date: Sep 27, 2011
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 - 800 - 50
Date Uploaded: Sep 27, 2011

Post Challenge:
Thanks everyone for taking the time to vote and comment.

Definitely surprised this got an HM, especially with all the great photos in this one.

My Abstract III shot was tanking so on the morning of the deadline, between 2 12 hour night shifts, I went out to take this shot. This is near my place and for about a month I passed by this abandoned sofa every morning during my daily walk. I was just waiting for an opportunity to use it in a photo.

I knew exactly what I wanted and on a last minute notice, I was able to get a friend to help me out with it, but he only had about 20 minutes so it had to be fast. Unfortunately this sofa, which is on the sidewalk along a busy road, had a huge cargo van parked right in back of it that morning. I almost gave up on the shot but my friend suggested moving this dirty old thing into the empty lot about 30 feet away. We set up quickly and snapped about 7 shots, this being the best of them. After about 4 hours of processing, this is the outcome. (I only got 2 1/2 hours of sleep between the 2 long shifts...I was exhausted that night at work).

The best part about the shoot was all the people stopping and staring at us. This is right on a main road, during rush hour commute. It's very warm here and there's me in my coat and tie and my friend reaching into a trashed sofa...hehe. I'm sure everyone thought we were crazy but it was well worth it.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 96
Avg (all users): 6.7678
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7647
Avg (non-participants): 6.7688
Views since voting: 1969
Views during voting: 483
Votes: 211
Comments: 33
Favorites: 6 (view)


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01/29/2012 02:01:11 AM
Oh, this is a fabulous image. Nice job on the processing.
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10/06/2011 10:31:06 PM
Great job Mark, love the processing it really came out nice. Congrats on the HM
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10/06/2011 01:08:25 AM
This is absolutely wonderful and well worth the effort. You owe your friend a print of this!
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10/05/2011 12:31:21 PM
this was my favourite, I adore this!
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10/05/2011 11:31:27 AM
pickers?? LOL..Great shot! congrats on 5th!
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10/05/2011 09:51:38 AM
Woohoo! Nice Mark! SWEEEET! go wanted!
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10/05/2011 07:47:20 AM
Absolutely fabulous shot, congrats on the finish, gets a fav from me.
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10/05/2011 03:51:54 AM
Wonderful finish. Congrats on the HM
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10/05/2011 02:42:13 AM
That is good..!
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10/05/2011 01:14:06 AM
Great photo..and a Favorite...you got a great look on your face Mark...lol
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10/05/2011 12:21:59 AM
cunning posthumous treasure.
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10/05/2011 12:08:49 AM
Back to look, and...

Yeah. Still fabulous!
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10/05/2011 12:08:48 AM
Back to look, and...

Yeah. Still fabulous!
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10/05/2011 12:01:53 AM
Congrats on the HM, very nice! WTG
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/04/2011 10:55:39 PM
This is weird. And I like it! Cool processing.
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10/04/2011 10:41:31 PM
I'm hanging this in my fantasy art gallery.

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10/04/2011 10:31:54 PM
Something about this, I've looked at it 7 times and I just LOVE it...
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10/04/2011 12:19:27 PM
One of my favourite shots. Like the textures & the desaturated background.
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10/04/2011 08:32:13 AM
The setting is just perfect, the grass, the "find".
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10/03/2011 10:14:04 PM
"and right over here is where I was sitting, when I caught on fire and ruined the bottom cushions..." great processing, I could stare at this shot for minutes.
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10/03/2011 11:51:25 AM
Good use of background to provide environmental content. I like the grunge processing and muted colors.
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10/02/2011 12:07:40 AM
Nice sense of dislocation, and the partial DeSat works well.
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09/30/2011 04:33:25 PM
Hah, I like how the jut on the left is wearing a full suit where pretty much everything else here is somewhat dilapidated.
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09/30/2011 03:21:47 PM
I love this image -- cool find and great setting, two fine poses, wonderful selective color choices -- a favorite.
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09/30/2011 02:15:01 AM
Awesomeness!!
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09/29/2011 03:14:09 AM
Very interesting shot!
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09/29/2011 01:16:59 AM
Great find. Wonderful pp'ing. That red makes the picture! But I love the drapey car cover on the far right best :-)
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09/28/2011 05:38:34 PM
excellent
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09/28/2011 11:28:49 AM
Love this! The POP of colors... wonderful.
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09/28/2011 09:57:06 AM
I'd love it if you were both sitting on the couch, or behind it looking at the camera.
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09/28/2011 08:09:21 AM
How wonderfully strange.
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09/28/2011 06:05:15 AM
The split tones really work well here. Still can't quite figure out what you're doing though! Looking for treasure maybe?
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09/28/2011 12:43:17 AM
I love this style. Very cool processing indeed!
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