DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Dirk Duckie - The Grapest Maverick in Texas
Dirk Duckie - The Grapest Maverick in Texas

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rubber Ducky (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Greenville TX
Date: Apr 1, 2005
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Humorous, Sports
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2005

Shot with a sheet of blue posterboard and a background from a tabletop basketball game, this Dirk Nowitski rubber duckie sits behind five green grapes. Dirk and the grapes are spritzed with water to create the appearance of sweat beads. The shot was taken at f/6.3 using a halogen shop light, ambient room light, and an on-camera Sunpak 433AF flash unit.

Place: 84 out of 125
Avg (all users): 5.0000
Avg (commenters): 5.4286
Avg (participants): 4.9014
Avg (non-participants): 5.0256
Views since voting: 1586
Views during voting: 576
Votes: 344
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

Please log in or register to add your comments!

06/24/2005 04:53:04 PM
A clever set up! But, I'm afraid, I was one of your 109 (impressive!) no. 5's. The two things that killed it for me were the blown highlights and the out of focus grapes--probably that and the fact that there were so many clever duckies...

I know you're a great people photographer! Studio is just another direction to stretch.

(and take heart, you could have a duckie sitting firmly in your top-scoring place...like me)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2005 07:55:50 PM
Unless this is a new game called Water-Basketball........... Oops, I guess he is sweating water.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/04/2005 10:11:03 PM
I love the "ducky" but think more imagination could have been used with the placement of the grapes 6
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/04/2005 01:42:53 PM
Interesting duck. Nice croud shot in background.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/03/2005 11:22:22 AM
The sweat was a nice touch.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 08:32:55 AM
DIRK!!!!! ducking for 21 tonight sorry thats bad
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 02:49:36 AM
My grapes! :-). Your water is a little subtle for the DPC crowd though I think...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 02:09:00 AM
quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack !quack ! quaaaaark
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 12:23:01 AM
LOL...where do you guys get these crazy rubber duckies??
  Photographer found comment helpful.

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 07/30/2021 12:50:26 PM EDT.