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Challenge: Something New III (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Apr 15, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2006

Only time for one entry this week, so I tried to make it a good one. The "package" is a plotter print glued to posterboard and folded into a box, with cellophane gift wrap taped to the inside. I used a polarizer to control glare on the plastic, but a few more reflections might have helped show the plastic.

Processing: WB adjustment in RAW, crop, levels, hue/saturation, Noise Ninja, USM, and lots of dodge & burn and selective saturation. Also some minor cloning to clean up the box edges.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 247
Avg (all users): 6.7662
Avg (commenters): 8.1471
Avg (participants): 6.9277
Avg (non-participants): 6.6974
Views since voting: 3449
Views during voting: 443
Votes: 278
Comments: 55
Favorites: 11 (view)


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05/31/2012 09:31:49 PM
I'm only just now seeing this. It's... brilliant, Shannon!
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12/07/2006 02:00:41 AM
Wonderful!
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05/05/2006 01:12:02 PM
Wow, this is hilarious! Very well done (as usual)!
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05/02/2006 12:09:06 PM
Wonderful! This girl is going to love this photo when she's all grown up, love your ideas!
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05/02/2006 12:02:57 AM
Another wonderful creation by master scalvert. At it again with his plotter to creat yet another fine presentation. The magic carpet image still rings in my mind. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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05/01/2006 03:18:11 PM
Fantastic. I have to show this to my two little girls. They will love it. Great sense of humour and twist to a familiar scene (at least in my house).
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04/30/2006 08:19:35 PM
HaHa! This is such a creative shot! And the little girl is too cute!
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04/29/2006 07:18:01 PM
Great work. Your images have made me think more about set up and execution.
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04/29/2006 06:27:35 PM
You have a wonderful family... =)
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04/29/2006 11:16:58 AM
ha. awesome. you're outdoing yourself : )
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04/29/2006 02:59:40 AM
Great job here Shannon! You are the king of props ;)
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04/26/2006 11:39:21 AM
About ready to build a new wing on the house?
I can see the sign on it already:

SHANNON’s
PROP ROOM

KEEP OUT

(enter and ye may
just become one!)


Now to go off and search for plotter printers....
:D

Message edited by author 2006-04-26 11:39:37.
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04/26/2006 09:22:15 AM
my daughter's expression would have been different had she read the packaging before getting in the box ;-)

excellence, as always, shannon!
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04/26/2006 01:18:25 AM
Iknew this had to be you! Congrats on another fine finish!
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04/26/2006 12:56:55 AM
I didn't vote in this challenge, but you are clearly a mastermind at this sort of thing. You never cease to amaze me with your crafty ideas.

Your daughter looks perfect. You always seem to have the most unique ideas. Amazing.
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04/26/2006 12:18:35 AM
I nknew this was yours the moment I laid eyes on it :-) Great work man.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2006 10:07:45 PM
too much fun! Love it
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04/25/2006 09:20:36 PM
This is hilarious! Love the package graphics... Love the WHOLE package..!!
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04/25/2006 07:49:23 PM
Great job with this one, very creative.
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04/25/2006 06:03:59 PM
That is a great idea! Where or how did you get the box?
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04/25/2006 04:36:51 PM
Very funny and memorable. The colors of the doll are so bright that I would either desaturate the whole iamge a little bit or maybe try black and white.
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04/25/2006 08:56:18 AM
Cute idea. Great execution.
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04/25/2006 07:31:49 AM
HEHEHE....Very cute!
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04/25/2006 06:46:35 AM
Clever ain't ya :)
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04/25/2006 05:08:33 AM
Hey I didn't get a box with any of my 6!! Great idea, very nice picture.
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04/24/2006 07:32:22 PM
Can we do a boy version of this? Very cute.
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04/23/2006 04:53:26 PM
Good concept. Nicely done with good lighting and composition. Like how you've put the 2nd doll in to balance up the shot.
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04/23/2006 04:14:29 PM
HAha, excellent!
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04/23/2006 11:47:02 AM
Very creative got tired of all the plants and spring photos this was refreshing.
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04/23/2006 12:26:39 AM
LOL - great job!! (and humor - "whines and cries" - LOL)
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04/22/2006 11:41:59 PM
Cute idea, my wife and I have picked up a few these models over the years.
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04/22/2006 08:27:54 PM
Nice image... I like the concept.
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04/22/2006 02:08:14 PM
Wow - extra point for the sheer amount of work to set this up! Well executed, too.
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04/22/2006 11:17:19 AM
Awesome! I can sooo relate to the "won't turn off...ever"!
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04/22/2006 10:38:30 AM
I was sold, until I scanned to the bottom and saw "whines and cries". I'd like a similar model without that feature, please.
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04/21/2006 06:28:05 PM
Cruel humour. I'll sponsor a guardian angel for that one.
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04/21/2006 12:14:59 PM
I wonder if that's a small child or a large doll...
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04/21/2006 06:21:15 AM
Very clever.....
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04/21/2006 03:02:56 AM
Great Photo!
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04/20/2006 10:49:44 PM
lol, Too cute. I love it.
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04/20/2006 04:43:43 PM
And they look so cute in the box! That talking thing is soooooo true, are you sure there is'nt a button somewhere, anywhere, please! Great job on this :) 9
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04/20/2006 09:46:38 AM
this is really clever, and if it's legal, you should ribbon!!!
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04/20/2006 12:05:36 AM
FUNNY
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04/20/2006 12:03:32 AM
Very creative and unique to the challenge.

Edit for spelling.

Message edited by author 2006-04-28 10:52:16.
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04/19/2006 09:44:14 PM
great concept
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04/19/2006 03:58:56 PM
hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahaaha Very good. You have my vote. 10
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04/19/2006 02:26:33 PM
Great job!
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04/19/2006 12:21:21 PM
THIS IS AWESOME!!! Very funny! Is this the real box...??
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04/19/2006 09:52:10 AM
Cool concept! Great photo! Would love to see a tutorial on how you did this!
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04/19/2006 09:25:55 AM
I can only think of one person on the site who would go through this much trouble for a challenge entry... another excellent Scalvert entry, I'm guessing!
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04/19/2006 06:02:59 AM
Makes one wonder if you can take them back to the store and change them! Kudos for a great imagination and effort.
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04/19/2006 02:32:23 AM
Wow, you took outside the box thinking inside the box. Job well done. Hope to see you on the frontpage. 10!
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04/19/2006 02:12:17 AM
ROFL. Get that girl out of that box. ;~D
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04/19/2006 02:06:12 AM
Excellently done... and humourous. 10.
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04/19/2006 01:18:40 AM
Kinda creepy, but a really neat idea! Lighting and colors look great!
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