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3rd Place
Breeee123


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Challenge: Far Side: Gary Larson Tribute (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Date: Sep 12, 2006
Aperture: 2.7
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2006

A big thanks to Chris for the use of his Far Side books, and for being such an animated model. =)

A lot of post processing: Neat Image, cropped, levels, selective color, unsharp mask, cloned out the big toe and adjusted the levels to the top of it, cloned over some of the face & shoulder skin tone to make it more even and cartoonish, deleted the back wall and added a blue to white gradation (love these amended rules!), blurred the edges of Chris's head and shoulders to make him blend in more naturally, painted over the words on the sign to make them more readable, painted in Gary Larson's tribute signature to the upper left hand corner, added the traditional Far Side border, more Neat Image, and resize.

After Challenge: Wow, thank you all so much for all the votes & wonderful comments! I'm extremely happy about my second ribbon - especially for this challenge, being such a big Larson fan.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 80
Avg (all users): 7.2397
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.9153
Avg (non-participants): 7.3219
Views since voting: 15861
Views during voting: 979
Votes: 292
Comments: 45
Favorites: 5 (view)


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09/30/2006 03:39:46 AM
this sure is funny!!!=)
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09/28/2006 06:15:28 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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09/27/2006 08:33:23 PM
Greets from the Critique Club

Congrats on your yellow. Seems that I'm usually lucky (or unlucky) enough to critique a lot of ribbon winners.

This is a great take on Larson. Done superbly. The colors in this are great. Amazing expression on his face.

My only suggestion would be to use less Neat Image. The skin looks a bit plasticy. I think what saved that part is the fact that this is a cartoon repro.

I really enjoyed this photo.

Congrats again.

Mike
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09/27/2006 12:24:29 AM
Congrats on this, one of my absolute favorites in the challenge!
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09/24/2006 01:30:55 AM
Congrats!
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09/23/2006 03:41:27 AM
yup, new this would do well, congrats, excellent take
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09/22/2006 11:59:56 AM
Congrats on your second ribbon in only 15 tries. Terrific image and very Larsonesque! You are a tremendous photographer that will do very well at DPC. Look forward to seeing more of your images.
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09/22/2006 11:51:28 AM
Congratulations on this fine entry! Made me laugh real hard. Being a Larson fan, It's a bit like seeing an old friend. Good job!
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09/22/2006 09:23:45 AM
very nicely done shot.. Love the PP and expression!
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09/22/2006 09:14:37 AM
Just too funny. Ribbon worthy for sure!!! Congratulations.
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09/22/2006 07:53:54 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Well done.
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09/22/2006 12:39:26 AM
Nicely done. Congrats on your ribbon!
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09/22/2006 12:33:06 AM
For once my top three pics all ribboned :D Congrats!
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09/22/2006 12:26:15 AM
Excellent work. Congrats on the ribbon!!!
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09/22/2006 12:24:07 AM
Terrific cartoonish feel, just like his color calendars. This got one of my two 10s, congrats on the ribbon!
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09/22/2006 12:23:13 AM
His expression is awesome! :) Congrats.
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09/22/2006 12:13:03 AM
Congratulations on your Yellow with this super neat and wonderful presentation exuding that ironic and insane humor.
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09/22/2006 12:12:39 AM
Yippee! Another one of 10s ribboned. Congrats!
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09/22/2006 12:08:19 AM
Another ribbon Briana! Woo Hoo! This is excellent
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2006 05:02:12 PM
eww :)
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09/21/2006 03:00:07 PM
Fantastic! 10
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09/21/2006 02:01:27 PM
LOL!!!
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09/21/2006 10:10:53 AM
Hilarious! This one really looks like a Far Side cartoon in thumbnail version! Good work.
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09/20/2006 04:28:01 AM
Nice execution!
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09/19/2006 08:35:08 AM
I've picked you as a ribbon winner...good luck on a good photo and good idea.
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09/18/2006 11:12:38 PM
I love it. Great take on the theme and had me laughing as soon as I saw it. Nicely done!
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09/18/2006 01:36:47 AM
LOL very creative!
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09/17/2006 04:14:11 PM
Gross. Funny. Original. - 7
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09/17/2006 02:50:24 PM
This is a wonderful photo :) I love the expression on his face.
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09/17/2006 09:40:25 AM
Ouch! Hope it came back! Well done!
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09/16/2006 10:21:25 PM
Normally I wouldn't care for this much neat image / noise reduction, but since we're talking about cartoons it works. It looks like you had fun with the major element clause negated, but didn't go overboard, which is pretty cool. I think this shot is done well, in addition to being quite funny.
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09/16/2006 05:13:40 PM
Back to comment. Very nicely done. Great colors and I especially love the blue gradient in the background. One of my top picks. 8
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09/16/2006 11:18:21 AM
ROFL That's pretty ingenious! TEN for sure. ha ha ha
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09/16/2006 12:16:40 AM
This is really excellent, perfectly executed!
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09/15/2006 07:38:41 PM
Maybe this is the scalvert?? Great concept and execution. This also has a cartoon feel like one of the others in the challenge :) 10
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09/15/2006 04:47:31 PM
Accuracy being a major strength of this photo you earn an 8.
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09/15/2006 03:09:16 PM
Eeek! Very funny and disturbing! This is one of the best.
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09/15/2006 12:34:07 PM
PERFECT 10!
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09/15/2006 12:21:41 PM
Great job! Made me laugh.
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09/15/2006 11:56:42 AM
LOL! Ouch! That's great. Great expression, well done.
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09/15/2006 09:22:29 AM
I don't get the joke. Nice u used the "Larson" typeface
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09/15/2006 12:26:11 AM
Love the editing. Way to go on picking this classic. Well done. 8
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09/15/2006 12:25:15 AM
I think I'll be laughing for days at this one. Brilliantly shot, too.
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09/15/2006 12:22:58 AM
AHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHAHAAHAH
wow
here is your ribbon
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09/15/2006 12:07:31 AM
lol hehee great work 8
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