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How Many Everyday Objects Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?
1st PlaceHow Many Everyday Objects Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?
Samantha_T


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Challenge: Unusual Uses For Everyday Objects (Expert Editing)
Camera: Sony Alpha A77
Lens: Sony DT 1855mm f/3.55.6 SAM AF
Location: Austin, TX
Date: Aug 15, 2012
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/20
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2012

After trying to think about what unusual uses I could come up with for ONE "everyday object" I had the idea to use LOTS of everyday objects instead...

I always fall back on cartoons for creativity. :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 33
Avg (all users): 8.3212
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 8.0952
Avg (non-participants): 8.3621
Views since voting: 6827
Views during voting: 510
Votes: 137
Comments: 78
Favorites: 24 (view)


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04/02/2016 08:46:08 PM
this showed up in a meme at https://www.facebook.com/socialworktutor/ i thought you might like to know, especially if permissions were not given.
08/03/2013 02:25:56 AM
This is right up the alley of Rube Goldberg! Love him, his ideas, his contraptions and those spawned by him; and so this very imaginative one too!

Message edited by author 2013-08-03 02:26:41.
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10/26/2012 03:55:31 AM
would have given this a 10 in basic editing
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08/30/2012 10:56:28 AM
Little late in my congrats, but huge congrats on the idea, the execution and the score!! Way to go!!
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08/26/2012 07:49:05 PM
12th highest rated! Congrats, Samantha!
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08/26/2012 07:29:38 PM
Whoa!!! A whopping (and deserving) 8.3212!!!!! I'm trembling in awe.... WOW!
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08/26/2012 06:44:31 PM
This is outstanding!! Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon!
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08/25/2012 09:52:31 AM
Just looked, for official standings, this is the 12th highest photo per overall rating on this site.
Congratulations Samantha! Fantastic work!
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08/25/2012 01:29:28 AM
This is amazing. Great work. Love it. Soooo deserving of the blue.
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08/25/2012 12:33:47 AM
Congrats on the blue. I very much enjoyed this shot. Very whimsical.
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08/24/2012 09:34:48 PM
I keep meaning to comment, this is really great. Love the creativity you show in your work.
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08/24/2012 08:35:14 PM
So very clever; love your artistic creativity. Congrats!
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08/24/2012 01:45:34 PM
Haha, James...there is nothing to understand. :) It's a completely made up image. ;) I just knew I didn't want NOTHING to be in my hand...so I chose a serving fork. Just because. :)
08/24/2012 01:05:48 PM
so very well done!!! would love to see the series of photos that went into this...
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08/24/2012 01:04:01 PM
Great image. I still don't understand the fork.
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08/24/2012 01:00:00 PM
Definitely my very favorite of the challenge.

Congrats on your BLUE! And that SCORE!! Fabulous image!
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08/24/2012 12:40:39 PM
What a fantastic creation! Without a doubt the winner in this challenge. I am also a Samantha fan, so congrats on the PB and the blue!
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08/24/2012 12:29:44 PM
What an amazing image.
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08/24/2012 11:29:09 AM
Congrats. This is an epic photo. You've got into the top ten of all times with this score!!!!
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08/24/2012 11:02:48 AM
Truly a work of art! Sell this baby!
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08/24/2012 10:18:57 AM
Thank you everyone!! I was so happy to see my score remain in the 8s the whole time! I am glad everyone liked this so much. I had a lot of fun doing it and coming up with more things to add to the pile.... including my kitty Ivy. She is always such a good listener.
08/24/2012 09:43:15 AM
WOW WOW WOW - LOOK AT YOUR SCORE SUPER WOW... LOVED IT.....

I AM GIVING YOU MY ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SHERPET BLUE STAR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AND ALSO MY ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SHERPET JEWEL AWARD A DOUBLE AND THE FIRST TIME I EVER DONE THIS RE A DOUBLE WITH A STAR AND A JEWEL TOGETHER BUT THIS IMAGE TOPS ALL I EVER SEEN FOR SOME TIME FROM SHEZ

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AND A ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SHERPET JEWEL AWARD DUE TO THE EXCELLENCE OF THIS AMAZING IMAGE...

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CONGRATULATIONS SAMANTHA

Message edited by author 2012-08-24 09:54:51.
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08/24/2012 07:44:08 AM
Congratulations on the blue, wonderful work !
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08/24/2012 07:22:07 AM
This is amazingly well done, one of the best shot's I've seen here in a long time, both in terms of idea and execution!
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08/24/2012 07:19:40 AM
Congratulations on this amazing score (I helped with one of the 10s). The image is wonderfully balanced, and I love the sense of humor you put in this. Reminiscent of something Dr. Seuss might have concocted. I love all the objects you used, but the cat, in that purr-fect pose, is brilliant.
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08/24/2012 07:13:25 AM
As predicted,Great stuff. Congratulations.
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08/24/2012 05:56:12 AM
Very clever and creative! Congrats!!!
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08/24/2012 03:30:12 AM
congratulations sam wonderful score and a great image
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08/24/2012 03:05:16 AM
I'm officially starting ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Samantha_T fan club if anyone wants to be a charter member.
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08/24/2012 01:41:55 AM
I'm in awe.
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08/24/2012 01:39:40 AM
Congratulations Samantha on both your win and PB! I always like your work, you really have a great sense of composition and harmony. This one is also very fun, it was my favorite of the challenge.
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08/24/2012 01:32:03 AM
A great score and result, congrats.
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08/24/2012 01:29:52 AM
I'm your newest fan. Awesome work. Congrats on the blue, PB, and killer score!
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08/24/2012 12:50:29 AM
The hot beautiful girl got it! Big fan

... Ah congrats!

Edit: and you beat ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' gyaban Hihi hihi

Message edited by author 2012-08-24 00:52:52.
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08/24/2012 12:08:04 AM
Wonderful, Samantha! Fabulous score!
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08/24/2012 12:06:15 AM
Simply put, a fantastic composition - no surprises in the result or score (only that, how on earth would someone rate it a 3). Congratulations!!!
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08/24/2012 12:02:08 AM
Wow, awesome shot and congrats on the blue and new PB!
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08/24/2012 12:01:47 AM
Whoaaaaaaa you beat Gyaban, too cool, well done this had to win. And look at the score, woot woot~

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/23/2012 10:35:15 PM
Cool image - very imaginative and creative. Top 3
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08/23/2012 10:18:18 PM
expertise for sure:) really quite amazing.
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08/23/2012 10:10:57 PM
Don't know which is more impressive -- conception or execution. No matter. Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/23/2012 09:52:42 PM
Oh! SO well done!


I'm interested to see how many people think that the description (epict an unusual use for an everyday object with your entry) means ONE object.

Voters are so... anal sometimes. *sigh*

I'm not voting... but I'm hoping this does well, Samantha. It's SO very well done!

(commenting only)
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08/23/2012 09:30:08 PM
Whoa! Impossible sense of balance but nicely constructed. 7
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08/23/2012 08:03:31 PM
Cute
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08/23/2012 12:09:29 PM
:)
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08/23/2012 10:44:58 AM
and still to short 10
should be blue
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08/22/2012 08:26:49 PM
Nice.
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08/22/2012 06:24:25 PM
so creative - wonderful...

but i just can't figure out how you got the cat to sit there so long....
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08/22/2012 05:41:53 PM
Well I guess you won :) 10 - awesome!
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08/22/2012 05:01:55 PM
I just realized how much I missed being on this site, when I see incredible work like this. Very creative... one of those, "How'd they do that?" Gotta go 10
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08/22/2012 01:52:40 PM
So after looking over this challenge a few times, I have to say this is my number one pick. It certainly takes an idea and runs with it, using the full scope of the expert editing rules. It's also a classic image, done technically well, with a bit of whimsical emotion about it.

I like the inclusion of the cat, master of balance, in juxtaposition with this girl who is also a master of balance apparently.

Good stuff.
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08/21/2012 11:20:26 PM
Marvellous concept and expertly put together. And hilarious to boot!
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08/21/2012 02:38:17 PM
This is terrific and by rights should win or at least be in the Top Five.
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08/21/2012 10:19:08 AM
Haha, lovely entry. I especially like the cat somehow balancing the fulcrum.
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08/21/2012 01:30:58 AM
Great imagination. Well done.
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08/20/2012 05:43:24 PM
You are practically the female Gyaban, or maybe he is the male SamanthaT!
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08/20/2012 11:57:01 AM
Wow, great composition.
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08/20/2012 08:33:30 AM
I could do that(not) nice use of expert. The next time you should try using one of those guaranteed 10 year bulbs, save you a lot of hassle. Expect to see this up near or at the top, well done.
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08/19/2012 10:50:12 PM
wonderful concept and execution, killer PS....I just wish that there were an indentation in top of the hassock, where the basketball is, to just give that little extra sense of realism. Otherwise a solid 10.
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08/19/2012 04:29:46 PM
Pretty spectacular. Marvelously conceived, and pp'd. Your attention to detail is impressive, such as the cat looking up at the same area. Beautiful light as well. My pick for the blue
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08/19/2012 12:51:05 PM
One of the best.
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08/19/2012 09:03:25 AM
You have very good ideas and the resulting images are always excellent,Top five for me.As there are only 33 entries I will place them for my own fun 1st
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08/18/2012 11:16:38 AM
Top 3
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08/17/2012 10:01:39 PM
Very nice!
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08/17/2012 04:26:32 PM
Samantha T, i'm assuming. It's got an interesting Alice in Wonderland feel.


I will be surprised if this doesn't ribbon. Great job!
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08/17/2012 01:38:07 PM
17? but the fork might fry you. Oh wait the basketball is rubber and won't conduct electricity, nor will the wood. Nice "balance" Samantha...
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08/17/2012 11:19:06 AM
oh my..you took this too far..10!
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08/17/2012 10:43:17 AM
Amazing processing skills. That combined with a clever well executed idea makes this one of my top picks. Nice work.
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08/17/2012 10:35:04 AM
Love this photo - expecting it to ribbon (thinking likely yellow based on some others, but could go higher)!
I love the balancing act here, the transition on most of the items is seemless, great job on the editing!
One of my favorite parts is the cat with one leg raised, as if that alone would change the balance and send you toppling!
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08/17/2012 08:23:42 AM
I like the concept. You're getting quite good at the expert editing! Up there at gyaban levels. The cat really makes the shot. Great pose by you, but what's with the fork in your hand?
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08/17/2012 08:22:56 AM
Extraordinary editing, my favorite for the blue
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08/17/2012 05:57:53 AM
Now this is just awesome. Good luck!
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08/17/2012 03:35:49 AM
You are freaking brilliant, Samantha. :)
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08/17/2012 02:50:52 AM
I always love your images ;)
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08/17/2012 12:50:28 AM
I think Christophe has finally some real competition! Fantastic idea, very well executed. Nice to see such creativity.
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08/17/2012 12:31:45 AM
Lol, one day I'm going to have to work out how to do all this stuff, wonderful and elaborate, hope it ribbons for you., ..oh yeah got to love that kitties pose and how shes looking up at you. 10
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08/17/2012 12:07:36 AM
Ha!
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08/17/2012 12:07:02 AM
Very nicely done! You may be able to compete with Gyaban in this challenge...
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