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Mean Mr. Mustard
Mean Mr. Mustard

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: My refrigerator
Date: May 30, 2006
Aperture: F/3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

This one kinda hit me right off the bat. I went and got some of the necessary tools (mouth, eyes, playdough-mustard stream) and set it up in my refrigerator. Took several different shots with different exposures and with the refrigerator light on and off and liked this one the best. Post processing includes heavy noise reduction to give kind of a cartoony look, toning down the background through slection to draw attention to the mustard and ketchup bottles, and a few little dodge and burn strokes on the bottles. Then it was resized and saved for web.

Place: 150 out of 273
Avg (all users): 5.3669
Avg (commenters): 6.2143
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.5635
Views since voting: 796
Views during voting: 419
Votes: 278
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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07/26/2006 06:15:16 PM
Thanks for the comment jerowe! All the comments I'm getting are really helping me out and I think I'm getting better, maybe before too long I'll have a top 10 finish! :)
06/12/2006 10:05:24 AM
hello, great image, bud. a lot of imagination and thought went into this, and it definitely fit the challenge. with this, i believe the only thing that really counted off for you was the blownout highlight points in the middle/right portion of the image. this was from the large aperture you used, letting in too much light. not that it's a bad thing. i absolutely loved the image, and gave it a 7. those pesky refrigerator lights are just bright, aren't they? but seriously, keep on shooting, you have some impressive work in your portfolio. you'll get better every challenge :)

-Jon Rowe
06/07/2006 12:11:53 AM
Thanks for all of the comments guys.....I do wish some of these people that voted me so low would tell me why though. Those 1's and 2's are uncalled for IMO.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 11:42:04 PM
Great use of imagination.
06/05/2006 03:15:29 AM
good work...you'd better drink your milk soon as it's about to go out of date!
06/05/2006 12:52:48 AM
creative but a bit over sharpened
06/04/2006 02:11:27 AM
Hahaha...very cute!
06/04/2006 01:04:49 AM
cute, but other items are distracting
06/03/2006 07:13:19 PM
Really funny setup. The highlights are a little bit blown out which makes it hard to look at the photo for a long time.
06/03/2006 12:41:01 PM
doesn't look very mean, but cute picture...
06/03/2006 09:54:01 AM
7 for humor
06/02/2006 01:03:49 AM
Using a new formula....
0-2 Meets the Challenge = 2
0-2 Technical Merit = 2
0-4 Interest/Creativity = 3
0-2 The "wow factor" = 0
Final score: 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2006 10:39:35 PM
Great shot. Love the humor! Getting the right lighting is TOUGH in a fridge!
05/31/2006 09:05:40 PM
I might have unscrewed the refrigerator light to try and get away from the harsh lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/31/2006 09:09:00 AM
that's not just mean, it's nasty! Thanks for the laugh.
05/31/2006 05:21:48 AM
Mean Mister Mustard sleeps in the park
Shaves in the dark trying to save paper
Sleeps in a hole in the road
Saving up to buy some clothes
Keeps a ten-bob note up his nose
Such a mean old man
Such a mean old man

Looks like a mean mustard man...7
05/31/2006 03:14:39 AM
hehe :)
05/31/2006 01:00:37 AM
Why does this make me think of Leroy?

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