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"Knock it off, I said! ... This is a still life!"
"Knock it off, I said! ... This is a still life!"
aimeethetoo


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Challenge: Far Side: Gary Larson Tribute (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Columbus
Date: Sep 14, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2006

I found this idea thumbing through one of our old Far Side books. The original had a painter trying to paint fruit that was jammin' to a banjo. I thought the camera would suit this audience better. Set up the shot outside since all we have for lighting are two $15 desk lamps! Lots of tooth picks and tape! Thank you to my gorgeous model - the Olympus 2020z! Hee hee - just kidding Sweetie! I wonder how many folks might think this is a Timfythetoo shot during voting. :)

Levels, dodge, burn, blur, clone, unsharp mask, saturation/desat, hue saturation, moved karate apple & my model slightly (love that "no major elements thing"), painted in an edge of background , border, save for web, neat image.

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Yay! Top ten! I had a 7+ score on this until vote 234 so I had high hopes for my first 7. That part was disappointing but....yay top ten! Thank you to the voters (especially those before 234 - hee hee!) and I really apreciate those comments.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 80
Avg (all users): 6.9658
Avg (commenters): 8.2963
Avg (participants): 6.6500
Avg (non-participants): 7.0474
Views since voting: 5726
Views during voting: 775
Votes: 292
Comments: 39
Favorites: 10 (view)


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09/26/2006 05:51:29 PM
Aimee - AWESOME score and great finish! I can only dream of scores in that range and you just sort of rack 'em up! Good job on beating the hubby, too.
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09/26/2006 11:10:10 AM
Congrats on your top 10 Aimee! This is a wonderful and humorous shot. I love the expressions and animation and especially appreciate how you did it in-camera. The white plate adds nice contrast to the dark BG. As always, your creativity and talent with fruit shines through!
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09/24/2006 01:33:44 AM
Congrats!
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09/22/2006 07:56:57 PM
I'm so glad this made the top 10! One of my fav during the challenge. Congratulations Aimee on your top 10!
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09/22/2006 07:25:48 AM
This was one of my 10s. Now I notice some patchy cloning-out stuff on the background. The facial expression is great, a mixture of consternation and exasperation. (and I still read that as Timmy-the-Foo...) ;>þ
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09/22/2006 05:40:34 AM
LoL! I had looked through these shots a few different times and never noticed this one. weird. SUPER CUTE and Perfect technically. Great job and a top tens not so bad! I just had one in scene it once you get over the "darn, i didnt ribbon" stage they are actaully very nice.
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09/22/2006 12:56:05 AM
haha very funny...I laughed...chalk up a nice score for thetoo clan.
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09/22/2006 12:42:16 AM
Hah! Beat the hubby! Go, GO!

R.
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09/22/2006 12:37:51 AM
Way to go Woman!!! It might not have hit 7 but you have a new personal best - and even better it looks as though I wont be leaving your profile page for quite some time. Excellent work (and one more win over me).
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09/22/2006 12:22:43 AM
One of my favorite recreations because of its sheer force of flight of fancy and then a super well prepared shot. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2006 03:06:43 PM
LOL.... GOOD JOB!
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09/21/2006 01:43:30 AM
Well done!
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09/20/2006 07:47:16 PM
Returning for comments:
By far the best presentation of this famous Larson gem. Very well done. Bump.
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09/20/2006 07:52:02 AM
I see that you weren´t the only one who got this idea, like this one best of the same idea in this challenge, nice job on making the eyes and limbs, very "believable".
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09/18/2006 11:30:29 PM
Don't you hate it when fruit doesn't cooporate? Well done.
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09/18/2006 06:18:39 PM
Very funny
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09/18/2006 06:32:54 AM
I think it was the banana's expression that sold this one a 10 for me.
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09/18/2006 03:05:02 AM
very creative
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09/17/2006 09:43:59 PM
A winner for sure! Love it!
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09/17/2006 04:16:40 PM
Good execution Tim. - 7
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09/17/2006 12:37:54 AM
Killjoy! ;)
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09/16/2006 11:17:13 AM
Classic, 10 ;-)
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09/16/2006 10:43:58 AM
Wow, this is great, goodluck! 10
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09/16/2006 10:05:57 AM
What kind of camera do you have? Looks almost like mine but you have a lens on there. Just trying to find out if I can add one to mine.

Gave you an 8 this is a very funny idea.
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09/16/2006 03:29:23 AM
great title! good luck
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09/15/2006 12:34:47 PM
PERFECT 10!
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09/15/2006 10:52:25 AM
What a GREAT idea! :) Perfectly composed and executed as well. Should have submitted this for Stopped Motion. ;) 9
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09/15/2006 09:32:08 AM
Love the pipe cleaners and eyes you added to the fruit. Love how some of them are really active - one is doing a cartwheel while another seems to be doing a karate mid-air leap! Presentation of the concept is simple, clean, and very effective. I think the photographer/model could have furrowed his brow in anger more so the emotion is conveyed stronger by his facial expression without the help of the caption. One last observation, (and perhaps this is just my monitor)but the lens of the camera and the hair of the photographer blends in too much with the background. I think it is intrigal to the concept that the camera's shape be very visible to the eye and in this composition most of the lens body disappears into the background. Gamma correction, Brightness & Contrast or even a slightly less dark background would make the camera more distictive from the background.
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09/15/2006 09:00:49 AM
LOL!! Love it!
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09/15/2006 07:09:39 AM
WELL DONE!!! -- That's the back-up camera i assume.
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09/15/2006 06:27:30 AM
great work on the eyes. The banana is pretty hilarious too..
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09/15/2006 03:04:05 AM
I [blove[/b] all the guys.. the sad pear, the romantic bananas and especially the ninja guy.. sweet.
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09/15/2006 02:00:40 AM
I like how you DPCified the challenge, replacing the painter with the photographer. And you made your own fruit models. Actually I was going to give you a seven, but Im bumping you to an 8 considering that fact now.
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09/15/2006 12:59:52 AM
excellent photo! love the colors too.
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09/15/2006 12:27:02 AM
Oh man is that one hunky looking guy!
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09/15/2006 12:26:42 AM
This is great! Very well shot!
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09/15/2006 12:23:13 AM
haha the jumping apple is classic!!
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09/15/2006 12:18:39 AM
Terrific setup, clean and eyecatching
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09/15/2006 12:18:01 AM
LOL LOL! Perfect. Just... everything is so perfect.
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