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Creature Comforts of Home
Creature Comforts of Home

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Challenge: Comfort (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD450
Location: Atherton, Queensland, Australia
Date: Feb 24, 2006
Aperture: 2.6
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Macro, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2006

Let me just say finding a thumb model aint so easy. Mine walked off the job after only 5 minutes and went back to his pc game. So alas, my big Spielberg photo production, turned solo.
The title comes from the fact that all the male members of my household are such utter remote control freaks and are only comfortable in front of the TV when they are holding that device..ie "creature comforts of home"
Well ...I think I just have one of them point and shoot cameras ...so I can't fill in all the fancy stuff I did, because there is none.
Obviously the camera is on macro....I thought I had the focus set on the 'power' and thumb distance but it seems to of 'slid' but regardless, I thought it was cool then to have the focus towards the gnarly DVD button (which I had no idea looked like that till now).
I had to set the camera to shoot on 10 second delay timer so I could hold my thumb in place and with the other hand adjust the lighting to flash in the right place. The lighting is one of those el-cheapo flashing 'disco balls' teenagers wear in the dark.
Its a table shot. The other lighting is the TV in distance and reflection from TV is on the rarely cleaned off coffee table .
This is my first entry in any challenge.
editing:- resize, sharpen, slight clarify.

Place: 111 out of 253
Avg (all users): 5.1577
Avg (commenters): 5.1111
Avg (participants): 4.9494
Avg (non-participants): 5.2727
Views since voting: 747
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 222
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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03/08/2006 12:54:47 AM
Reading your comments made me nod and laugh. My son puts the remote in his pocket when he leaves the room so neither of the other two guys can grab it.
Congrats on your first challenge. 'Twas mine too, and I know how nervewracking it is!
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03/08/2006 12:38:41 AM
WOOOOO HOOOO! A 5.158 average! My first challenge.
I would like to thank the academy and who ever chewed my DVD button.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2006 07:35:05 PM
What happened to your DVD button?
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03/07/2006 05:47:14 PM
that's true. I see you use your DVD a lot :).
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03/05/2006 11:59:58 AM
dvd button chewed nasty!buyt still love the angle
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03/04/2006 05:56:11 PM
Somebody been chewing on the DVD button??? LOL
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03/04/2006 02:20:23 PM
Great idea and well done! Too bad about the broken button, it spoils the feeling of absolute power.
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03/03/2006 06:29:40 PM
This has GOT to be taken by a man! ;)
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03/02/2006 03:30:31 PM
Looks like someone ate your dvd button... :)
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03/01/2006 04:35:03 PM
I like it... maybe just a harir more of the thumb as I don't likne to see crops through joints. Hasas the cat been chewing on your remote?
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03/01/2006 07:12:33 AM
whatever happened to your DVD button???
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