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Fixing A Hole (where the rain gets in)
Fixing A Hole (where the rain gets in)
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus C-8080
Location: Florida
Date: May 30, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

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This was the second day of shooting. I found the light for the white background was better at 11:30 a.m.

Thanks to my husband for being a patient model.

When I saw the challenge I zeroed in on Fixing A Hole with the idea of putting a nod to "the sea of holes" from the movie Yellow Submarine and a bit of Magritte tossed in.

Set up and prep time took about 1.5 hours - ironing the white tablecloth, cutting out the black holes from black paper plates (which are a tad uneven), glueing a mop handle to the bottom of an open umbrella, taping the cloth to the house wall outdoors and taping the holes to the cloth...very sweaty work in the tropical sun.

The hat was a lucky find at Party City - it was exactly what I was looking for AND the last one.

Cheers.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.7358
Avg (commenters): 8.1200
Avg (participants): 6.5455
Avg (non-participants): 6.8300
Views since voting: 3650
Views during voting: 563
Votes: 299
Comments: 37
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/17/2008 10:26:27 AM
This is fantastic! Great setup and composition.
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08/24/2006 05:04:41 PM
A very off-the-wall Beatle'ish image. The iron was a great touch. Well done!
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08/23/2006 03:04:07 PM
interesting...
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06/07/2006 11:45:46 PM
Great use of black and white to create a great effect. The presentation is complete. Congratulations on your top 11th place finish.
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06/07/2006 03:03:22 PM
Super concept and execution, congrats on the 11th place!
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06/07/2006 08:32:53 AM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish. Great idea and outcome!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 07:50:28 PM
very clever
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06/06/2006 06:02:38 AM
Great interpretation !! I think you really captured the whimsy of the song.
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06/05/2006 10:55:34 AM
This is a very interesting photo... but I'm sure you are hearing that a lot :-) I like how the man and the back wall seem to almost be in different dimensions in terms of color - very intense. Why the choice to make the umbrella be turned inside out? Anyway, I really like this photo - nicely done, great placing and use of rule of thirds - 10 -
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06/05/2006 03:38:19 AM
great idea and well done...really suits that Beatles style
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06/04/2006 11:19:49 PM
nice props, well composed, clear and well focused
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06/03/2006 10:24:16 PM
Very well done sleek presentation. Bump.
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06/03/2006 08:06:01 PM
Now THIS looks like something from a Beatles song. I'd like to see the man with just a little more contrast.
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06/03/2006 06:41:07 PM
To me out of all the photos I have seen so far this one reminds me of The Beatles. It seems like something they might have thought up.
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06/03/2006 01:43:06 PM
nice humour here
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06/03/2006 01:03:53 AM
Wow excellent work, this is an extremely clean shot!
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06/02/2006 03:32:22 PM
This is such an awesome photo! Clean, crisp, creative. . .and so much fun! I love it! 10
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06/02/2006 09:10:21 AM
Hahaha, very funny idea.
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06/02/2006 03:45:46 AM
I gave this one a 9, but haven't commented yet. Awesome shot, I really like the clean look of it. Excellent idea and well performed. Good luck in the challenge, I hope you'll get a good score for this one.
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06/02/2006 02:03:34 AM
I think the Beatles would have liked this as much as I do :-)
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06/01/2006 10:14:31 PM
Nice interpretation
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06/01/2006 08:53:15 PM
Very nice idea and decent execution. Your model appears to be a touch soft and your exposure looks a little off hence the lack of detail in his jacket hair and hat. I would have tried a jacket of different color than the holes though to give more definition or in other words so he doesn't blend into the holes.
TC
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06/01/2006 05:07:27 PM
Spot on, my friend! A 10.
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06/01/2006 03:54:00 PM
Bravo> I had to look at all the images before I commented on this one so here I go finally... This is the only image in the challenge, I feel, that captures the lyrics of a Beatles song extreamly well AND also captures the Beatles style as well. The top hat, the upside down umbrella, the black coat -- very well thought out. The only thing that caught my eye with was that the handle of the unbrella is a bit distracting but only because I'm realy anylizing hte images.
Great image - a much deserved 10.
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06/01/2006 12:02:59 PM
very yellow submarine! 8
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06/01/2006 09:07:18 AM
very clever idea.
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06/01/2006 07:50:42 AM
Very creative and unique!
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06/01/2006 01:39:45 AM
Very creative...Love it!
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05/31/2006 05:24:49 PM
I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
and stops my mind from wandering
where it will go
I'm filling the cracks that ran though the door
and kept my mind from wandering
where it will go

...6
05/31/2006 04:09:16 PM
9- great shot, like the white background
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05/31/2006 01:53:13 PM
great
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05/31/2006 10:43:26 AM
How'd you do the dots? A very creative photo - good work.
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05/31/2006 10:03:28 AM
clean, fun
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05/31/2006 07:08:24 AM
Nothing like a bit of surrealism, eh.
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05/31/2006 05:27:37 AM
NOTE.... I'm looking at the image first and tyrying to guess the title. If I can't guess, I can't give high marks :-(

best yet

thought it may be "4000 holes in Blackburn Lancashire", but the brolly gave it away

10 - fantastic
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05/31/2006 03:59:14 AM
Fantastic rendition of the title. Very well done!
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05/31/2006 01:30:55 AM
Clever.....
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