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Cleaning Fish
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Challenge: Free Study XV (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: DPC Entries
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: indianapolis, in
Date: Nov 20, 2006
Aperture: 10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2006

ok, so, here's the story.

my friend (pictured) has a new boyfriend. a few weeks ago, while tipsy, he pointed to another friend's girl and said "that right there is the perfect woman because she knows how to clean a fish."

cut to me, squatting next to my friend's bathtub and shooting while she loofahs a fish from the asian market. this is going to make a nice christmas present for boyfriend...assuming he's around that long.

my favorite part is the shower cap on the fish. oh, how i hope you all notice it.

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post-processing: used alien skin's exposure filter to boost the colors (i was just playing around). it also has a "soft glow" dealie that i tried out. the rest is just a bit of dodging and burning and cloning out some distracting crap around the tub (faucet, candle, blinds).

i have a difficult time working with skin tones. it's even worse when they are reflecting pink stripes.

Statistics
Place: 260 out of 501
Avg (all users): 5.6604
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 5.6847
Avg (non-participants): 5.6042
Views since voting: 1206
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 159
Comments: 31
Favorites: 9 (view)


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08/17/2008 04:31:47 PM
Really funny image - even funnier when you read the story!
06/08/2007 12:36:30 PM
HA! Right into my faves. :)

So - did the boyfriend last until Christmas? Did he get get the joke?
06/07/2007 01:28:39 PM
HAHAHAHA the little shower cap is too funny.
05/07/2007 03:08:30 PM
This is sooooo cool! :)
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02/20/2007 12:57:15 AM
you were SOOOO robbed, rob.

this is awesome.
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02/19/2007 11:05:58 PM
Agree with Brad too .....totally hilarious! It's the gorgeously serious look on her face as she studies the fish, the gloves ..... and then there's that shower cap!! Brilliant!!!!
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02/19/2007 12:33:03 AM
got to agree with Brad on this one. I am still laughing..
Great shot Brillant idea, perfect for card..
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12/08/2006 12:58:19 PM
My face hurts once again from the huge grin - no - make that outburst laughter!
The longer I look at it, the funnier it gets. THANKS for this one!!
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12/08/2006 08:37:10 AM
Too Freakin' Funny!! I would love to see the look on his face when he opens that present. Hey, btw, did you paint the bathroom special for this? :)
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12/08/2006 08:01:07 AM
thanks everyone! i'm surprised you could find this shot way down in here. :)
12/08/2006 01:08:36 AM
*Laughing and snorting*

Thanks for taking the giant leap doing a humorous shot knowing how well they usually don't do.
This is hilarious!!!
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12/08/2006 12:47:15 AM
ROFL I love the story. I too, appreciate a good shower cap. ;~D

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12/08/2006 12:38:36 AM
I really liked this. Should have been heaps higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2006 11:22:13 PM
Cute. :D You've got WAY too much pink on your hands! Hope this did ok for you. Take care.
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12/07/2006 09:25:05 PM
This just made me smile, again, so I'll bump you. LOL! and Good luck!
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12/07/2006 09:37:08 AM
this is simple perfection. I hope you get the pink ribbon. 9
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12/06/2006 06:14:46 PM
Haaaa!! It is very important that fish be cleaned! Love the pinks and just so entertaining! Extra points for making me laugh. 8
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12/05/2006 05:11:47 PM
very quirky
12/04/2006 01:42:21 PM
This should ribbon for the unique idea alone ;-) Love the colours, expression AND those rubber gloves.....
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12/04/2006 02:25:14 AM
wierd...
12/03/2006 02:41:26 PM
HaHa. I don't have to understand it. I just need to give it a "10".
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12/02/2006 08:39:13 PM
:) 8
12/02/2006 05:37:37 PM
LOL! You are too much. Whatever gave you this idea?
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12/02/2006 03:05:30 PM
Very funny and well executed. I like the cap on the fish.
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12/01/2006 09:59:44 PM
Now this is definitely creative LOL!
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12/01/2006 09:58:39 PM
You've got to be kidding?!! This is so funny. What a clever photo and idea. I'm still chuckling.. I like your lighting, composition, the wallpaper and the color pink is perfect, but, the shower cap on the fish is priceless.

:)
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12/01/2006 08:43:44 PM
Nice use of color.
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12/01/2006 06:59:50 PM
holy this is probably the funniest pic i have seen in days! amazing!
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12/01/2006 10:55:37 AM
haha, cute.
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12/01/2006 09:36:38 AM
Great... love the humour - made me smile :)
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12/01/2006 12:59:56 AM
Wow.....


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