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Challenge: Granular (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Easton, CT
Date: May 24, 2005
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4/5
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2005

This isn't a very appealing shot, but I thought it was funny enough to share. Fairly simple... I wrapped sandpaper around a paper tube and lit it from the side to emphasize the texture.

Processing: Just the basics- crop, levels, USM.

FYI- my original (and probably better) title was "Roughing It"

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 327
Avg (all users): 6.0882
Avg (commenters): 7.0833
Avg (participants): 5.6963
Avg (non-participants): 6.3977
Views since voting: 3262
Views during voting: 509
Votes: 306
Comments: 78
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/06/2011 09:04:40 AM
Sharp! :)
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08/31/2011 07:08:26 AM
whoa!!! Is this what happens when you run out of toilet paper during a hurricane??? Ouch!!!
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01/11/2007 05:23:55 PM
hehe I thought it was like a new colored toilet paper roll at first or something...
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12/08/2006 10:21:24 PM
Haha! Awesome picture and idea. :)
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06/01/2005 09:55:48 AM
Don't know what everyone's laughing about. I did this for years to toughen my kids up. Congratulations on seeing your spark of inspiration generate so much response, which is one of the more fun rewards of good photography.
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06/01/2005 06:56:35 AM
Great! Was about as much fun reading the comments. 72 comments!! WOW!
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06/01/2005 06:35:52 AM
i'll bring my own, thanks for the heads up ;-)
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06/01/2005 12:48:35 AM
ROFL
Not at where it ended up, but for the shot itself.
John Wayne would be proud that you used his movie title.
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06/01/2005 12:43:39 AM
Thanks Dan, but I'm not surprised at all. Pretty much any shot taken in a bathroom will stink. ;-)
06/01/2005 12:35:13 AM
I do not understand how an image can cause so much stir and receive 68 comments and end up in 27th place. It is an anomaly. Yes, a conspiracy by the purist who did not want to see a ribbon on it, like no way, we will not allow a bathroom reel with grit to take first place. I loved it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/31/2005 11:11:30 PM
Ouch! Good clarity of the sandpaper, but the roll holder is a little dark. Overall a good pic, and very creative idea! :)
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05/31/2005 10:39:24 PM
Love the idea! Hope I never have to use your bathroom....
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05/31/2005 06:35:03 PM
LOL - Very creative and fits the challenge so well!! Good luck
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05/31/2005 06:15:06 PM
Outstanding idea. We laughed out loud. A 10 and I hope you win
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05/31/2005 03:48:46 PM
Hilarious. Creative subject for "granular"
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05/31/2005 01:52:57 PM
Where can I get a roll, my in-laws are coming.
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05/31/2005 01:44:42 PM
like the idea, wish the lighting had been stronger
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05/31/2005 12:34:02 PM
must be military toilet paper. Man you could refinish furnature with this stuff they give us. lol. Cool different idea, points for laugh factor but taken off for pain factor...just kidding.
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05/31/2005 06:12:24 AM
My eyes are watering!
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05/31/2005 05:37:46 AM
who is gonna use that .. 6
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05/30/2005 10:09:30 PM
YIKES! Good concept.
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05/30/2005 10:05:23 PM
Holy Moses.Bet that hurts!!! LoL
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05/30/2005 08:00:44 PM
Good stock shot !!!!!!
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05/30/2005 05:39:50 PM
lol nice use of challenge. Good lighting and the focus brings out the true grit.
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05/30/2005 07:24:19 AM
Ouch I felt that !.............. so it must be a good shot.
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05/30/2005 06:36:28 AM
I love this. how original. lighting is great. brilliant!
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05/29/2005 06:56:09 PM
hahaha...nice title for a rather unpleasant thought.
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05/29/2005 03:02:06 PM
Very clever! Love the title as well!
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05/29/2005 11:16:18 AM
hahahaha
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05/28/2005 07:58:24 PM
Good job! Got a chuckle when I saw this. Very creative!
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05/28/2005 07:37:14 PM
OUCH! Kudos for the creativity! A simple but really fun image.
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05/28/2005 05:03:02 PM
Ouch! Hehe Nice job!
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05/28/2005 03:32:03 PM
Very funny and very well done !
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05/28/2005 02:24:59 PM
nice real nice...can almost feel the burn..OUCH!!!...good job
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05/28/2005 09:06:55 AM
An inspired idea - truly the work of a cruel, cruel mind. I like the angle chosen for the shot, but the darkness at the top is a bit problematic.
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05/28/2005 06:36:24 AM
LOL!!!!! I really did laugh out loud! Technical stuff is all good, serious props for creativity!!! Solid 9!
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05/28/2005 04:18:36 AM
Points for humor.
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05/28/2005 01:09:14 AM
The shadow is a bit too pronounced
But the idea of the picture is really good...
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05/27/2005 11:39:27 AM
uhhh ouch.
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05/27/2005 08:20:39 AM
Can't help but laugh on this one. Good shot and imagination.
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05/27/2005 04:17:58 AM
Humorous!! Creative and well-coordinated colors. Nice.
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05/27/2005 01:55:10 AM
Very funny!
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05/27/2005 01:46:58 AM
Hahaha 10 hahaha
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05/27/2005 12:49:53 AM
ouch 9
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05/26/2005 10:40:34 PM
Now that I've stopped laughing... I can rate this one. So very funny!
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05/26/2005 08:29:51 PM
Ouch! What a great April Fools Day Joke. I want to try this one next year.
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05/26/2005 08:28:32 PM
hahahahahahaha /=
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05/26/2005 07:30:40 PM
LOL, nice bit of humor. Reminds me of a military curse. Extra special touch, your scoring the paper at the appropriate length.
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05/26/2005 05:12:36 PM
ouch! nice capture of texture and a very creative idea
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05/26/2005 03:59:42 PM
ouch! great idea, but i think your execution could have been better
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05/26/2005 03:44:08 PM
Definitely original! But ouch!
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05/26/2005 02:36:18 PM
ouch, nice creativity
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05/26/2005 01:18:38 PM
very imaginative made me wince!! nice to see something out of the ordinary
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05/26/2005 12:37:22 PM
Great humor! I think I might have used a little fill light at the back/left, just to cut the shadow a bit on the wall.
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05/26/2005 10:13:02 AM
This is so clever! Very nicely presented!
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05/26/2005 08:51:19 AM
That's gotta hurt!
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05/26/2005 07:42:41 AM
Well lit, perfect DOF, totally hilarious! This is the kind they put in our restrooms at work. 7 + 1 for being so clever. I can actaully feel the grit in your photo.
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05/26/2005 01:43:11 AM
ouch
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05/25/2005 06:52:12 PM
funny.....creative idea.....ouch!! nice texture too....
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05/25/2005 06:32:50 PM
ouch.
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05/25/2005 06:27:30 PM
did you steal that from my bathroom?
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05/25/2005 05:09:31 PM
LOL, what a great idea. Nice crisp shot, too.
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05/25/2005 05:03:09 PM
YES!!
10 for a great sense of humor..
Buzz
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05/25/2005 03:45:55 PM
I can see the danger here. certainly no long strokes. lol Very well done. Bumping again.
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05/25/2005 02:36:11 PM
Ow Ow owch
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05/25/2005 02:21:22 PM
Hehe....ouch! Cool picture!
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05/25/2005 02:11:40 PM
LOL - do not try this at home :) - 8
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05/25/2005 01:29:46 PM
ha ha ha love this pic for it's sense of humour (ouch!)
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05/25/2005 01:03:56 PM
Mama mia, Ouch. Very creative.
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05/25/2005 12:43:39 PM
Ouch!! It hurts just to look at it!
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05/25/2005 12:08:56 PM
Ouch! Funny shot
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05/25/2005 09:25:44 AM
Good photo and an even better name for it, ha! Nice.
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05/25/2005 04:08:32 AM
Ok. OUCH.
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05/25/2005 02:18:03 AM
That's fantastic! I love the idea and the shot is great.
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05/25/2005 12:48:45 AM
uhh. this is a good pic...I guess.
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05/25/2005 12:46:09 AM
What a hoot...paint job thin below holder..lol...nice job with texture and humor
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05/25/2005 12:42:42 AM
owwww!!!!!
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05/25/2005 12:38:28 AM
i actually had this same exact idea, and didnt use it! yours would have made mine look bad anyhow. nice job 8
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