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2nd PlaceThe Ex-Trash Collector
Dennisheckman


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Challenge: Garbage III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Jan 10, 2012
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2012

Once again, I had nothing for the whole week. Went out to shoot and came back with garbage! Then I did some searching on the Internet for some direction and found an idea to pursue. I went and spent some more $ on a large white sheet, asked one of my employees, Tristan to help me do the set up in the warehouse of my office, thanks Tristan! I can post some set up shots later. Almost walked away from the whole thing on last day of challenge because of technical issues with the set up. I am not entirely experienced at the elaborate set up shots, but the final round of WPL and the Long Shots were my motivation to keep going. I took off work the entire afternoon the last day of the challenge and readjusted the setup, did some shooting, and after arriving home only to discover that the lighting was wrong and I had to go back to the office in the evening to re-shoot again. So this is the best result I could achieve with Basic editing. I will post the image I wanted to enter, but couldn't due to limited editing rules. Anyway, I hope this helps the team score in the final round of WPL2. Go Long Shots! It's been an amazing amount of fun and I will miss dearly our daily exchanges on our images!


If this would have been an advance edit challenge, this may have been one I may have entered. I don't own any "real" background photography cloth or any real paper type of backdrop, so I bought some white cotton fabric and stretched it between a 2X4 on top, some 4X4 pieces of wood on the floor and two ladders on the sides for which I used packaging tape to stretch the fabric tight enough to avoid any wrinkles. Well, it worked to a certain degree, but there always seemed to be a wrinkle no matter how hard I tried. So the cropped version made it as the entry since I couldn't do any spot cleaning. Spot cleaning, get it? Ha Ha! Anyway, I like this version much better and is more of what I going for. Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_993583.jpg I needed the fabric to be wrinkle free, so if anyone has any suggestions on how to achieve this with minimal effort, please feel free to comment.

Then here are a couple shots of the set up in my warehouse. I ended up with two soft boxes up front which these shots do not show. I maybe should have taken even MORE time and done a better job, but I was really getting worn out. It's amazing how much energy shots take out of a person.

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 101
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Views during voting: 392
Votes: 180
Comments: 36
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01/19/2012 08:29:30 PM
Congrats on a great finish!!
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01/18/2012 03:16:40 PM
This is an amazing image. Love it! Congrats on your ribbon!
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01/18/2012 02:05:07 PM
Still lovin this shot Dennis!!!! Congrats on the well deserved ribbon! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Long Shots!!!!!
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01/18/2012 12:46:33 PM
Wow! Well done! Congrats on your ribbon! *sigh*

:D
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01/18/2012 11:26:51 AM
Excellent Shot, Great Creativity! Beautiful Image. Congrats on your ribbon!
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01/18/2012 10:50:37 AM
You sure have been coming up with the shots when you need to Dennis! Glad to see all your hard work was rewarded here. Great shot- congrats!
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01/18/2012 10:30:20 AM
What a Great Idea!....Well executed.....Congrats!!!
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01/18/2012 06:11:36 AM
Good work,Congratulations.
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01/18/2012 02:46:19 AM
All the work was worth it. Now you have some idea of the Gyaban Effect :-)
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01/18/2012 02:35:34 AM
This was one of the best shots of the challenge - well done!
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01/18/2012 02:30:28 AM
Dennis - You burnt the midnight oil and delivered a diamond. Congrats on ther RED!!!
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01/18/2012 02:05:18 AM
Congratulations Dennis, very nice work! Your commitment was well worth it :-)
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01/18/2012 01:51:39 AM
Amazing Dennis, really creative and well excuted - go Long Shots!
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01/18/2012 12:30:48 AM
Well done, Dennis! Congrats on your red ribbon. Well deserved.
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01/18/2012 12:19:46 AM
Congratulations Dennis. Great image.
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01/18/2012 12:12:03 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon and great score, Dennis!! Well deserved!!! Very creative and well executed!! Go Long Shots!!!
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01/18/2012 12:11:12 AM
Dennis, this is great! Congratulations on your Ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2012 10:36:09 PM
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01/17/2012 09:09:16 PM
I believe I know where you go the idea for this. I saw the website.

Very well done. :) 8
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01/16/2012 03:43:47 AM
Very clever idea for this challenge. Well done.
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01/15/2012 09:43:33 PM
Great shot. One of my picks for ribbon contention. 9
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01/13/2012 07:31:45 PM
Well done on remembering the hat and gloves, haha. I like this idea, nice focus on the garbage too. Not sure I like the lines of shapes surrounding the light but a good take on the challenge overall.
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01/12/2012 09:29:43 PM
Creative.
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01/12/2012 11:55:25 AM
Top 3 for sure
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01/12/2012 10:28:48 AM
Cleaver use of shadow with bright foreground. Appears 3d. Fits theme well
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01/11/2012 11:30:37 PM
Like this one, creative, composition is terrific. The placement of the subject draws the eye and the shadow adds the perfect touch. Well done!
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01/11/2012 09:45:01 PM
creative. 10

this image bears someones signature.
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01/11/2012 08:59:42 PM
This should be a top 10! Good Picture!
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01/11/2012 06:51:35 PM
How origional!! Love the lighting and the idea and the comp, well heck just a fine work of art!
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01/11/2012 02:55:22 PM
Like the use of the shadow, gives this a whole extra dimension.
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01/11/2012 02:00:02 PM
nice setup
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01/11/2012 12:46:19 PM
Top ten in my opinion.
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01/11/2012 12:04:39 PM
Very cute!
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01/11/2012 11:30:47 AM
This came out awesome Dennis!!
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01/11/2012 12:16:45 AM
Yep. This is wonderful.
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01/11/2012 12:14:39 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
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