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Tie a Tie in 4 Easy Steps
1st PlaceTie a Tie in 4 Easy Steps
gyaban


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Challenge: Step-By-Step (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Oct 20, 2011
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2011

Thank you for all the great comments and votes! It's obviously not an artful submission, but I hope I amused some of you with it :-)

Quite a last minute entry in fact: I took the photos in an hour, and processed all of them in 2 more hours. Quite a fast process compared to my habits, but the week was a bit busy, no choice!

Since I did not find any great idea, I just went with the classical "tie a tie" tutorial, but gave it some humor flavor (everyone knows how to tie a tie anyway, right? ;)) I decided how muchmany photos I wanted, how they would arrange in the global composition, and set the lights up according to that. I'm glad I was alone when I took the photos, it's not easy to look stupid in front of others... especially when I fell on the floor (which did happen several times when shooting #2 and #3).

The lights settings were straightforward:
- Softbox from upper left
- Reflector from the right
- Bowl + red gel on a black background

Thanks all again!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 42
Avg (all users): 7.3488
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5217
Avg (non-participants): 7.5283
Views since voting: 5308
Views during voting: 472
Votes: 129
Comments: 51
Favorites: 12 (view)


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08/30/2012 06:03:41 PM
this is just amazing execution of a great idea. absolutely in awe.
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05/12/2012 12:29:49 PM
Why bother with a Tie when the shirt needs an Iron? ;)

LOL only kidding this is masterful work - I hadn't seen it until today.
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11/04/2011 07:59:24 AM
This wasn't real??? I assumed that this was how you usually tied your tie... :P

Congrats on the blue!

I love thinking about you falling over while taking the shots, though. It was such a funny though. :)

Message edited by author 2011-11-04 07:59:57.
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11/03/2011 03:06:16 PM
I like the 3rd step! LOL
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11/02/2011 02:15:58 PM
I just LOVE the red color in this!!
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10/31/2011 08:18:22 PM
A fun shot. Well done....and congrats once again. :)
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10/30/2011 09:14:26 PM
Ha you forgot to iron your shirt and you still won.
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10/30/2011 12:32:05 PM
so, step 3 is to flip upside-down and step 4 is to tip your hat? this is pretty funny when you think about it.

Message edited by author 2011-10-30 12:33:06.
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10/29/2011 02:45:24 PM
"How many photos" not how much! :-)
Knew you had the blue with this. But this is easy when voting. Congratulations.
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10/29/2011 12:48:58 AM
Congratulations - AGAIN! I'm constantly amazed at your creativity, planning, execution, and editing skills! So well done and so deserving of the Blue!
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10/28/2011 10:44:27 PM
Congrats Christophe! Another great masterpiece!
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10/28/2011 06:36:45 PM
Tell me again why you aren't in advertising? Those airplane safety diagrams could use a new look...
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10/28/2011 03:59:19 PM
You're the man!! Congrats.
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10/28/2011 02:48:36 PM
Quite humorous and entertaining. Great fun step by step image!! Congrats!!
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10/28/2011 12:43:21 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon!
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10/28/2011 12:39:00 PM
Congratulations,great stuff. Would love to know who gave this 1.
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10/28/2011 11:35:44 AM
Congrats Christophe! I like many things about this setup, but especially the way all vibrant frames get brighter toward the center- cool.
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10/28/2011 09:52:00 AM
I knew this would ribbon. Good work. :-)
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10/28/2011 09:33:04 AM
Way to go! I wish I could score a 7.3 with something last minute. Congrats on the blue!
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10/28/2011 06:14:15 AM
Another great image, another ribbon. Even though you have told us how you go about getting your inspiration and your thought processes, I doubt there will be many who can emulate you and be a challenge for your ribbon collection.
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10/28/2011 05:27:44 AM
Originally posted by h2:

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I look stupid in front of others on a regular basis - need a tutorial?
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10/28/2011 03:53:46 AM
Ok, Christophe, at this point you need to up your game and post some videos of you in action creating these masterpieces. I'd pay to watch. Only a dollar, but still...

Congrats again!
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10/28/2011 03:06:46 AM
Well done, incredible idea as usual and perfectly executed.
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10/28/2011 02:32:52 AM
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10/28/2011 12:27:51 AM
You have weird fingernails??

I never knew.
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10/28/2011 12:16:25 AM
Congratulations. You made it look like a work of magic. I LOVE the red and the way it falls into the centre of the finished piece.
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10/28/2011 12:08:12 AM
I cannot WAIT to show this to the males in my house! Thanks much on your last minute brilliancy, Christophe!

You're going to save my Hubby and my daughter a bunch of work for my three sons! LOL!!
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10/28/2011 12:07:50 AM
LOL! I love how it looks like you're wrestling with it :-) Congrats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2011 11:24:54 PM
Great idea! I love your lighting on this!
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10/27/2011 10:26:56 AM
Awesome!
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10/26/2011 06:20:05 AM
Brilliant!
Awesome!
"Pure awesomeness"!!
Stupendous!!
...Ok I'm out of adjectives. Can't do justice.
Fantastic lighting, brilliant perspectives!! Man if THIS doesn't ribbon then what does!! :O
Straight 10!
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10/25/2011 10:14:03 PM
Love the colors and the expression. I'm thinking Gyaban, but I can't be too sure... Either way, its a great shot!

Who was I kidding! Congrats!

Message edited by author 2011-10-28 00:28:21.
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10/25/2011 05:26:04 AM
Very good lighting good concept and detail on each image the red color really works well here..
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10/24/2011 01:26:14 PM
Awesome! Funny! No words needed. Great work.
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10/24/2011 02:54:06 AM
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10/23/2011 10:13:49 PM
hello gyaban :) nice to see you entered! nice job as usual!
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10/23/2011 06:39:51 PM
Great use of color, focus and unusual composition. 8
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10/23/2011 02:40:50 PM
great exposure 8
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10/22/2011 05:57:27 PM
you are so rockin that top hat!
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10/22/2011 12:22:21 PM
Well plyed!
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10/22/2011 11:53:04 AM
Such a rich red, Christophe. Not sure why your hiding your lovely face :-)
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10/22/2011 10:55:29 AM
Superb lighting and great style,could be another ribbon coming yor way.
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10/21/2011 06:37:53 PM
You can't hide behind that hat! Your creativity (and your strange fingernails) give you away! ;-)

This is so fun to go through the steps. It is like watching a cartoon!
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10/21/2011 02:57:03 PM
Again your color and lighting just puts me in Awe!!!!
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10/21/2011 12:24:58 PM
loving your red on black
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10/21/2011 09:03:48 AM
Too perfect: you have great color- the background design element of shapes and red on black is flawless, the scenes you pick are whimsical and creepy, in a Willy Wonka sort of children's book creepy, and it all works.

The brown belt and the out of focus hand in step 2 still don't distract away from another fantastic entry.
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10/21/2011 08:40:11 AM
Haha! Wonderful. Should get yourself another ribbon.
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10/21/2011 08:23:14 AM
Baahahahahahaaaaa....I'd recognize this anywhere as yet another of your wildly crazy and great ideas, Christophe! :-)
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10/21/2011 06:54:41 AM
nice but its not very clear how to tie the tie other than very stylishly hehe :)
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10/21/2011 04:19:23 AM
You already lost me in Step 2. :)
Excellent work as usual.
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10/21/2011 01:10:30 AM
I love how you made the background gradient lined up according to the overall composition. It's a nice, subtle effect that adds a lot. Again 21.gif gyaban, you are the master of that background gradient!
Nice series. :)
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