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Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: My Front Yard
Date: May 30, 2006
Aperture: 4,0
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1/159
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

I took this picture for this contests purpose. I browsed online for Beatles song titles and found the "Everybody's Got something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey" and I thought it was interesting, plus, I love Monkeys.
So I went outside, to my front yard and took my little brother with me. the only lightning that I used was the sun.
When editing the picture, I changed the levels, the color balance and then I decided to put in on Grayscale. I changed the contrast and resized.

Place: 80 out of 273
Avg (all users): 5.8619
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 5.5052
Avg (non-participants): 6.0643
Views since voting: 1245
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 268
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/28/2007 08:41:08 AM
My daughter gave me a fluorescent green long-limbed monkey recently. I love it and can relate to your photo. Being a monkey (Chinese astrology) I can fully enjoy your photo.
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06/28/2006 10:00:18 AM
Very cute! I like what you did with the contrast on this, too!
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06/13/2006 05:46:25 AM
Aaww this is fantastic! I love the song too so it certainly appeals to me. This challenge certainly brought out the best in lots of people!
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06/12/2006 03:19:37 AM
Wow, this is a lovely shot. Very moody. Dig it. :-)
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06/09/2006 09:40:36 AM
Congratulations on your first entry.
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06/08/2006 02:38:47 PM
Hey there from the Critique Club

Wow, first challenge, and you did this well. I think that means I will finish one spot lower in upcoming challenges. I looked through you photosite work, and you have a terrific eye!

Camera Work/Technical: Wonderful, crisp focus with great depth of field use. You also did a very nice job with the BW conversion, not loosing any detail, as well as keeping a terrific tonal range.

Lighting: The lighting is just a touch harsh. The highlights on your brother's head are very nice, but you lost a little bit of detail on the monkey's nose.

Composition/Content: Great setup and I really, really like the tight crop. My only change would be to include his fingers at the bottom of the frame. Cropping them off tight there looks accidental, and it provides a leading line that takes the viewer's eye right out of the image. Great expressions on both the monkey's and your brother's face.

My Opinion: Very nice job meeting the challenge, and a great first entry. 5.86 and a top 100 are good places to start. I look forward to many, many more.

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06/07/2006 12:52:26 AM
Great first challenge entry!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 06:20:19 AM
nice composition.
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06/01/2006 12:37:15 AM
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05/31/2006 11:32:31 PM
This one has feeling to it.
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05/31/2006 03:39:19 PM
8- great shot, love the composition
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05/31/2006 03:30:59 PM
Nice. I like this a lot. Nice monkey. Nice hair.
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05/31/2006 03:08:44 AM
Come on is such a joy, come on and take it easy,the title is the next line, he could be happier....
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