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Challenge: Passing Time (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Feb 27, 2005
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2005

Whee! I got to play with my kids' sidewalk chalk. Yep, that's a drawing on my driveway. Like my hat? ;-)

Processing: Lots of it! Cropped, rotated, cloned out a water stain on the driveway, colored some rocks in the upper right corner to match, then straightened out the tree's shadow a bit. Levels, USM, lots of work with dodging/burning and selective saturation, colorized the "water" a little towards blue, then cloned out some stray chalk spots.

Now let's see if those turn out to be ribbonfish or flounder. ;-)

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 183
Avg (all users): 6.4265
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.3402
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 2998
Views during voting: 418
Votes: 211
Comments: 45
Favorites: 20 (view)


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01/14/2008 11:59:13 PM
I thought I'd seen everything you had to offer, but I was wrong. Again. What fun!
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08/18/2006 09:02:12 AM
I had to look 2 or 3 times until I figured this out! This is just awesome! I can't believe I have never seen this! :)
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11/11/2005 11:15:15 AM
Wow that looks so three dimensional...
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07/25/2005 03:12:01 PM
Oh this is so cool. Amazing Idea.
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03/12/2005 01:16:47 PM
hehe - neat.
seems quite a few didn't think it was a chalk sketch.

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03/07/2005 06:45:44 PM
You're neighbors must think you're pretty nutty, eh? cool shot :-)
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03/07/2005 06:26:50 PM
Shannon - you simply have way too much time on your hands. Congrats BTW!

As was heard in the Barber shop scene in Coming to America:

"Now who's gonna' clean up this mess?"

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03/07/2005 05:23:21 PM
I had this as top 3 nice effort .. cool idea
BTW can you pan fry flounder ?? :D

Message edited by author 2005-03-07 17:25:53.
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03/07/2005 04:48:03 PM
Amazing work as usual Shannon! Thought this would place a bit higher.
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03/07/2005 10:24:07 AM
FWIW, my score on this shot started at 7.000, then plunged to 4.000 after the first few votes. Ouch!

Message edited by author 2005-03-07 10:24:39.
03/07/2005 01:18:40 AM
lol, very funny idea!
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03/07/2005 01:05:44 AM
Shannon - you never cease to amaze me with your ideas!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2005 12:02:39 PM
Love the humour, and the blackboard sketch quality.
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03/06/2005 11:33:40 AM
really great concept! nie illustration aswell.
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03/05/2005 11:32:05 AM
I love your hat! This is different. I like it, but I'm not sure what the heck you did to it.
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03/05/2005 09:08:44 AM
That is just too cool. Creativity soar, very surreal... hmmm wrong challenge ;-) Just kidding... now if you tell me that you drew this it's going for the full 10 .... WOW awsome work
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03/04/2005 10:19:47 PM
Very creative indeed.

Excellent drawing ability, fun, good colors. The natural lighting works well, helps give a bit of a nature feel too it, I can almost imaging a tree further up the 'bank' offering the shading. Focus is great, just love the uniqueness of your approach. Image is crisp and clear. Well done. 7.
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03/03/2005 11:10:50 PM
Unbelievable creativity. I bow before your imagination.
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03/03/2005 09:56:20 PM
This is SO COOL! WOW!
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03/03/2005 07:19:15 PM
This is awesome!
Have you seen these before? //users.skynet.be/J.Beever/pave.htm Your drawings reminded me of them.
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03/03/2005 07:18:37 PM
There's something slightly staged about this photograph. Aha! I see what's wrong ...you don't have any bait! Bet you just bought those two fish at a fish shop. Seriously ... a very creative idea, nicely photographed. 8.
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03/03/2005 08:41:00 AM
Brilliant idea--reminds me of the movies where animation and real life meet. The face is a bit hidden but the style is definitely Scalvert. Congratulations on your ribbon ;) Love the hat too. Did I miss the buy the logo hat opportunity?

One constructive comment--the photograph is execptionally well laid out, but I do think it loses a bit of impact with the centric nature of your placement. Perhaps the fish could have been on your left and that way you could be a bit more out of the horz center extending the grass a bit. I do like the way the diagonal is used though. If I imagine the fish to your left and then cover the left with my hand, it's much stronger with both you and the bobber on the diagonal. Just my two cents.
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03/02/2005 07:21:22 AM
what i wouldn't give to have that much time on my hands...it sure would be cool to see an incremental of drawing being done ;-)
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03/02/2005 06:07:36 AM
This one is confusing :) But after a while staring i got it... nice done.
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03/01/2005 11:22:46 PM
Did you draw this too? Very clever.
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03/01/2005 09:51:15 PM
WOW, I am lost. How'd ya accomplish this? I want that hat too! 8 for creativity!
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03/01/2005 01:21:32 PM
If thats what I think it is top marks for the effort in setting it up - end result a unique image - well done
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03/01/2005 11:40:56 AM
Thank goodness he wasn't thinking about tuna…Fabulous
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03/01/2005 06:36:02 AM
Very creative. Nicely done. Your unique and talented approach to this challenge has made it my favorite. 10
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03/01/2005 01:23:08 AM
SOMEbody is an amazing trompe l'oeille artist! Nicely done!
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03/01/2005 12:09:35 AM
nice DPC hat !!!! I want one
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02/28/2005 09:26:41 PM
Made me laugh. I like it. What an orginal idea. 10. One of my top three. Nice hat by the way.
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02/28/2005 07:47:19 PM
Great idea. No one would of thought of this one. Good luck!
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02/28/2005 07:17:07 PM
Like the "pencil drawn" effect!
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02/28/2005 05:42:52 PM
I really like the effect here and I love the logo on the hat, too.
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02/28/2005 04:50:55 PM
Very good work.
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02/28/2005 03:20:44 PM
If this one is not altered in PS it is really grate work .. ir
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02/28/2005 01:40:38 PM
Ooh, I've been wrong before when predicting blue ribbon winners, I realize that, but how can I go wrong here? 10, the only one so far.
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02/28/2005 10:02:15 AM
Interesting set of effects you got there. Might work for the new Ansel Adams challenge.
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02/28/2005 09:01:18 AM
This is a really neat idea and photo
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02/28/2005 08:58:43 AM
I love the creativity here ....
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02/28/2005 06:55:27 AM
Brilliant, both the idea and the capture.
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02/28/2005 02:10:48 AM
whoa. That's quite the illusion :D
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02/28/2005 01:55:54 AM
How creative! Looks like you have been passing time playing with chalk as well! Good job.
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02/28/2005 12:38:17 AM
Damn! How do you do it!? This is fantastic. Where do I get a hat like that? :)
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