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Saggy Baggy
2nd PlaceSaggy Baggy

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: West Valley City, Utah
Date: Jul 20, 2002
Aperture: NA
ISO: 100
Shutter: NA
Galleries: Abstract, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2002

Driving home from work, I noticed a little circus less than a block from my house. Hoped they'd have an elephant so that I could retake a photo I shot a couple of years ago at the zoo. They did, so I did. Didn't like any of the shots that much from the first day, so I went back the next afternoon.

This is cropped from the center of one of those pics. After doing the standard editing fixes -- cropping, levels adjustment, etc. I was playing around with the unsharp mask filter -- setting some of the choices to absurd levels. When I hit this, I loved it. I think the levels are something like 100%, 100 pixels, and 4 levels.

Place: 2 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.9344
Avg (commenters): 8.1579
Avg (participants): 6.9808
Avg (non-participants): 6.8641
Views since voting: 4017
Votes: 259
Comments: 49
Favorites: 18 (view)

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08/07/2002 02:17:00 AM
oops i spelled paintings wrong. damn myself. haha oh well you probably didn't even notice. i mean it's not like you majored in English or anything
08/07/2002 02:15:00 AM
it's a fake....ITS ALL A FRAUD! why must you take pics of paitings? charriot's right
07/29/2002 05:29:00 PM
Great work Jeff - cracking textures in this - congratulations.
07/29/2002 11:39:00 AM
Jeff, congrats on the ribbon :) You are way overdue for this... I look forward to seeing you back at the top again and I hope I can join you :)
07/29/2002 06:59:00 AM

the comment about it being a painting is priceless. great stuff
07/29/2002 06:13:00 AM
Congrats Jeff!! :) I knew this would do well. A 10 with me all the way. Very well deserved ribbon.
07/29/2002 12:28:00 AM
Congrats on second place.Great photo!!!
07/29/2002 12:26:00 AM
awesome shot. congratulations on a very well deserved ribbon!
07/29/2002 12:14:00 AM
Nice Going, Jeff!!!! Congrats on 2nd Place! Well deserved!!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 12:59:00 AM
excellent texture... I love the color cast on the elephant.. it's unique for sure.. good shot :) = 8 - jmsetzler
07/27/2002 11:12:00 PM
ohhhh my! I still haven't seen this color in person but this is stunning! Strong textural details, rich coloring, well exposed, well focused. Just what appears to be a sun spot or sumtin' near the eye bothers me. Of course that can be fixed up easily enough outside of the challenge. Would like to see some catch-light in the big baby's eye. But all that said I end with "very nice."
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/27/2002 01:45:00 AM
I like the colors and the "warts".... 6 sjgleah
07/26/2002 03:51:00 PM
What texture, what character, what is that bright spot on the right? you have done well at filling the frame with your subject. I like it. karmat
07/26/2002 03:02:00 PM
Elephants have a lot of texture, don't they. The hot spot slightly right and below the eye is a little distracting, otherwise a very good capture.
07/25/2002 11:36:00 PM
Great! Excellent composition, lighting.
07/25/2002 05:45:00 PM
Nice photo. Wow is he/she really that color(s)? So interesting and nice clear detail. I like the cropping and focus. Great work.
07/25/2002 09:07:00 AM
Very nice,,, a 10... I'm wondering if that is his/her actual color or was this Hued in editing? Either waym very nice!
07/25/2002 03:06:00 AM
Someone mentioned before looking for wrinkled skin -- I guess you found some!
07/24/2002 03:01:00 PM
My favorite subject this week, technically excellent, well composed and incredible variety of texture, excellent color saturation....10..hokie
07/24/2002 02:59:00 PM
Are you talking about this carbon based bag of water? One of my top ten.
07/24/2002 01:35:00 PM
wow. i wonder what is that yellow stuff. original. 10.
07/24/2002 12:51:00 PM
I love the detail and the colors in this shot. I think it's an interesting crop on this too, I'd hang it in my house. But then, I like elephants.. :) Excellent texture and excellent concept of the challenge. 10 KDJ
07/24/2002 10:47:00 AM
Your photoshopping has left odd colours in the eye.
07/23/2002 06:29:00 PM
Excellent texture and composition - the names cute too!
07/23/2002 05:33:00 PM
One word: Excellent!
07/23/2002 04:51:00 PM
WOW! what great texture and colors, too. then there's the composition and crispness, i really have nothing to suggest to do differently here. definitely in my top 5 this week, well done! :) -- gr8photos (10)
07/23/2002 01:33:00 PM
aftering reading the name and scrolling down to the picture, i thought how cute! the texture is exquisit! this picture, is soooo awesome. i really really really really like it. composition is greatr, excellent focus. great job!
07/23/2002 10:56:00 AM
Great texture. Almost looks fake.
07/23/2002 09:27:00 AM
Superb. I love this one! Great texture & color, and very sharp!
07/23/2002 09:24:00 AM
Technical Aspects7,
Meets Challenge9,
Average Score7,
07/23/2002 08:27:00 AM
This is a wonderful feeling of texture. Wish I had thought of it. I love the way you have cropped tightly and the lighting is perfect to show off the skin.
07/23/2002 01:34:00 AM
very good picture.. I like the color..
07/23/2002 12:50:00 AM
07/22/2002 11:35:00 PM
I like the unique composition of this shot. Good job.
07/22/2002 10:35:00 PM
good concept. I had thought to use portrait of older person. good colors add to this texture
07/22/2002 10:24:00 PM
What a crusty elephant! Kind of gross, but amazing detail and clarity. How' d you get so close? I really like this one!
07/22/2002 09:58:00 PM
this one really invokes emotion...you can feel the timeless years that have textured the skin...
07/22/2002 09:10:00 PM
interesting shot. I have never seen an elephant with tha kind of coloration before
07/22/2002 07:38:00 PM
Is this a rusted elephant? Not sure I like what you did to the saturation and that grey spot stands out so now.
07/22/2002 06:55:00 PM
nice crop. fits topic well
07/22/2002 05:37:00 PM
Looks like the levels have been jacked up way too much--the natural texture would have made this photograph more interesting to me. *5* -balynch
07/22/2002 04:54:00 PM
I like the colors in this photo..not to mention the elephant
07/22/2002 04:54:00 PM
lot of texture in this one.
07/22/2002 03:15:00 PM
Awesome! Very nice composition, exposure and great focus on the texture. Nice job!
07/22/2002 02:02:00 PM
great texture..i love it!
07/22/2002 01:59:00 PM
Excellent saturation I give you a 10 for this week and next week. Wall Street and the Republicans go hand and hand.
07/22/2002 12:26:00 PM
Excellent, much better than the more distant elaphant shot in this challenge.
07/22/2002 11:13:00 AM
This kinda looks like you just too a picture of a painting. If so, I really hate it. I can't stand it when people take pictures of a picture. I will give you credit that other than the flash its hard to tell if this was just a picture of a painting or not. Their appears to be a flash reflection on the right.
07/22/2002 04:19:00 AM
great shot, of a great animal

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