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.
Discovering the "Wooly Ducketh"
Discovering the "Wooly Ducketh"
2Shay


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rubber Ducky (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Kitchen
Date: Apr 1, 2005
Aperture: f/10
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2005

I got the idea of the frozen duck soon after the challenge. I suspended the duck in a large tupperware, filled it with water and stuck it in the freezer. (All those frozen steaks I threw out were probably old anyway!) The next day on my way home from work I stoppend and picked up some blue semi-transparent paper, grapes, extra small googly eyes, and saw the little tools and had to get them. First step, select the proper grapes, give them eyes. Try to get both eyes pointing in the same direction. Make a couple of extra grapes as stand in's just in case one of the grapes gets an attitude and has an accident. I put a piece of white fabric on the table and covered the foreground with cotton. Prop up the ice block and pose the grapes. I put the blue paper behind the ice, and then an OTT lamp behind the paper. I wanted the ice to look glacial. Light source #1. An overhead lamp was setup to the upper right to provide light for the shot. Light source #2. I wanted to highlight the duck so a flashlight was propped on a handy plant stand shining on the duck. Lightsource #3.

After shooting was over and glacier had melted, found camera had white balance set for flash and all colors looked wrong. I don't really know my way around PS so this was the best I could make the picture look in the hour I had left to submit.

I had lots of fun with this one, just wish my technical skills were better so it looked how I wanted it to.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 125
Avg (all users): 6.1548
Avg (commenters): 8.3125
Avg (participants): 5.9865
Avg (non-participants): 6.2023
Views since voting: 1787
Views during voting: 562
Votes: 336
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
07/26/2005 07:00:30 PM
Pure genius :-)
Those eyes really manage to tell a story, in their own way.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/11/2005 12:55:49 AM
Wow, very creative and very well done! Congratulations on the 12th place finish!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/09/2005 09:41:18 AM
This was a great idea! I still laugh at those grape eyes and little shovels. Congratulations on 12th.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/09/2005 01:12:41 AM
Very nice and funny. Congratulations on your 12th finish.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/09/2005 12:10:24 AM
EVerytime I look at those little wiggle eyes I just end up laughing again! Great photo!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2005 08:31:53 PM
Very original. Gives me giggles the longer I look at it. Love the way you used ice as your water element, and I keep wondering how you made all the grapes look surprised and worried at the same time.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/05/2005 07:08:12 AM
interesting.... good use of grapes
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/05/2005 05:23:26 AM
Having fun, were you? I like your idea. Did you actually freeze the ducky or is it some kind of plastic or glue? Ohm those little tools are great. The grapes look as if they didn't really know what to do with the duck :) 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/03/2005 06:47:26 PM
Very Very Creative. I like the fact that I can actually see the eyes on the duck. However, blending the duck with the background is hard to see. It looks like the background is farther away and not connected with the duck. Perhaps some more detail or reflection in the ice. This could be a bit brighter as well. 5
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/03/2005 04:23:06 PM
This takoff of the wooly mammoth, (I think), is so darn funny...I love the little shovels and eyes on those grapes...my husband was looking at it and it was his favorite, good work on short notice!...9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/03/2005 09:39:51 AM
OMG, I love it --10--
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 06:17:50 PM
you must have one hell of a freezer. too funny...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 04:57:38 PM
Very original. The brightness around the duck detracts a little from those great looking grapes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 02:56:21 PM
great.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 12:31:50 PM
I just love this photo, everytime I see it it cracks me up! This one is very creatve. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 09:32:14 AM
the technical aspects of the picture could be better but this is a very clever idea. I love the little gooly eyes on the grapes. congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 07:33:41 AM
very creative
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 03:26:10 AM
he he he nice idea
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 03:07:14 AM
Sometimes it scares me to think what goes on in the minds of some dpcers. ;)

Very inventive.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 01:55:47 AM
haha, googly eyes are awesome, nice work!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 01:20:08 AM
Sooo Funny
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 12:20:57 AM
Brilliant concept. Works really well with the elements.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 12:11:21 AM
Cute little eyes on those Grapesters.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 12:08:38 AM
HAHAHAHAHHA.. now *this* is creative.. bahaha
  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 © 2001-2020 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: 05/27/2020 09:48:56 AM EDT.