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"Ew...what's that on the sidewalk?"
"Ew...what's that on the sidewalk?"
muckpond


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: From the Ground Up III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: DPC Entries
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX Diagonal Fisheye for Nikon
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: Aug 8, 2006
Aperture: 11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2006

this is not my first choice entry, as my real first choice has a BIG GIANT DUST BOOGER in the middle of it.

*sigh* i hate basic editing.

the story:
i laid on the sidewalk with a big piece of white posterboard on my stomach. i bounced a remote flash (visible in the magnifying glass -- thanks basic editing!) on the posterboard and asked the kids to act like they were looking at something gross.

originally i wanted it to look like they were frying ants on the sidewalk, but the cloud cover eliminated that possibility.

oh, and i got really weird looks from the garbagemen as they drove by. i've got to get a more secluded yard if i'm going to keep doing this.

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 361
Avg (all users): 6.3502
Avg (commenters): 7.9130
Avg (participants): 6.4490
Avg (non-participants): 6.2689
Views since voting: 2178
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 217
Comments: 40
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/29/2006 02:24:07 PM
Hahaha! Great shot, sir muckster! Happy birthday!
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08/16/2006 08:07:56 PM
This would have looked alot better if they were all wearing football uniforms
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08/16/2006 04:21:28 PM
Ups.... I loved this one... I was watching the thumbnails and it catch my attention so I voted it a 9... then I left the voting for "later" and never came back to vote for at least the 20%.. you lost my 9
:( ...But now in compensation, I`ll add it as a fav :D
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08/16/2006 03:57:08 PM
I had this one getting the blue. I thought it was great
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08/16/2006 11:57:26 AM
Congratulations! I was hoping you'd get higher :( I think it should have been front page.
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08/16/2006 11:07:09 AM
Robbed, I tell ya. This is top 10 stuff.
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08/16/2006 08:27:16 AM
Originally posted by rami:

hillarious... how do you get the kids to commit to a photo like that.. do you bribe them ?


wit. charm. candy.
08/16/2006 07:42:18 AM
hillarious... how do you get the kids to commit to a photo like that.. do you bribe them ?
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08/16/2006 07:33:30 AM
I really thought this one might ribbon. It's so cute and so perfect for this challenge. Congratulations on a great score and a strong finish, but I sure would have been happier to see this one higher!

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08/16/2006 07:14:04 AM
Very good stuff man!

Superb facial expressions. I don't care too much about the expressions on the kids faces. Particularly the girl and the guy on the right.

Not too keen on the softness on the boy in the top left.

You should fix the dust booger on the other one (if possible) and share!
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08/16/2006 01:07:41 AM
Hahaha no way man, this is hilarious! I love it, very well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/15/2006 09:54:43 PM
Brilliant picture. Great job the kids did there for you. Good luck.-8 One of my favorites... changed to 9
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08/15/2006 09:38:58 AM
Great minds think alike!
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08/15/2006 08:27:32 AM
Hilarious and very well done. The expressions are priceless and they are all positioned great. Well done and bumping up one for now.
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08/15/2006 06:41:09 AM
Their expressions really make the shot. Nice!
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08/14/2006 11:29:51 PM
Great idea and wonderful expressions - well done!
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08/14/2006 04:59:39 PM
7 for the hardworking models.
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08/13/2006 11:21:39 PM
This is fantastic! Fancy getting them to act "normal"! And a fresh approach instead of a tree or building.
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08/13/2006 09:06:01 PM
haha, this is an awesome picture...should do very well imo.
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08/12/2006 02:24:05 PM
great stock shot if you could get model releases for the kids. I'm sure you know yourself anyway, but freed from the basic editing restrictions in this challenge, you could clone out the wires (or whatever they are) on the bottom right of the pic. Nicely done, giving this one a deservedly high score.
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08/12/2006 12:39:00 PM
The same idea even down to the magnifying glass. lol
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08/11/2006 05:51:32 PM
lol, aren't they cute!! Great Shot!!!
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08/11/2006 11:20:57 AM
So incredibly cute!!!!!!! Those kids deserve a very special treat for being such great models! I love this one!
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08/11/2006 06:11:05 AM
Kids are almost certainly a cheap shot but it's certainly a nicely done photo...I'll bet it does well...very well.
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08/11/2006 04:54:57 AM
Very cool, love the expressions on the kids faces.
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08/10/2006 09:35:54 PM
Great concept...even better execution! 10
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08/10/2006 05:47:10 PM
Hilarious! and the lighting/tones look really good. I really love the the composition- especially in regards to the scarf. My only nit pick is that the boy in the upper left has is chin cut off a little.
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08/10/2006 05:37:28 PM
lol!
nice,
i like the girl with the magnifying glass
very humorus
8
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08/10/2006 11:02:28 AM
Back to comment - Great idea for the challenge! my pick for the blue.
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08/10/2006 10:20:17 AM
love all their expressions!
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08/09/2006 01:29:25 PM
I think you totally captured the theme of the constest and made a quirky twist. I honestly can not see how this photo could possibly be any better.
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08/09/2006 12:05:55 PM
very cute, if too obviously contrived.
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08/09/2006 11:58:20 AM
Very well done. Great facial expressions. I hope you paid your models well.
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08/09/2006 11:19:13 AM
Whatever it is, you (they) made me feel like it... This is beautifully done and it looks like everyone enjoyed it. 10
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08/09/2006 09:50:12 AM
Love the lighting and the looks on all the kids faces.
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08/09/2006 08:45:46 AM
fantastic! what great fun...my only criticism is the bland sky and trees and powerlines...perhaps moving them to another location without the distractions would have been better or something to think about in the future...I love the expressions 8
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08/09/2006 04:35:47 AM
Haha! this one is really funny, One of the best I`ve seen so far... 9
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08/09/2006 12:54:19 AM
ROFL Their faces are hilarious!!!!!
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08/09/2006 12:48:45 AM
LOL - Perfect!!
Not only are the expressions priceless, the magnifying glass is great!
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08/09/2006 12:48:09 AM
Cool image and I'll give you an extra point for getting 4 kids to cooperate with a DPC challenge!
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