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Dead Battery
2nd PlaceDead Battery
kyebosh


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: AA Battery (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Dec 22, 2006
Aperture: 4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Emotive, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 22, 2006

Stool took about 45 minutes to make, it's a cut up pog and toothpics cut up and hotglued together. The house is a cardboard box that i cut up, and the floor is a sheet of white printer paper.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 142
Avg (all users): 7.0819
Avg (commenters): 8.1081
Avg (participants): 6.7018
Avg (non-participants): 7.1786
Views since voting: 13506
Views during voting: 605
Votes: 281
Comments: 78
Favorites: 25 (view)


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01/11/2007 10:17:05 PM
I think the way you made this is absolutely wonderful. I like how there is a variety of tones, and that the scale is hardly noticeable. You have used a single light source very efficiently here. The composition of the battery and window is a bit tangled up though, I would have liked to see a more detached composition.
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01/09/2007 02:12:08 PM
I love it. Very creative. Shouldve been first by far!
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01/09/2007 08:26:08 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this wonderfully creative and humorous take on the challenge. Cool Idea, good work!
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01/08/2007 01:47:40 PM
A great idea, and a very nice execution.

Congratulations.
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01/07/2007 04:51:01 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/06/2007 03:23:24 AM
heh... love the picture. I used to collect pogs for a brief few months as a lil kid. Glad to see you found a good use for em.
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01/04/2007 08:38:16 PM
I love this! I like the chair and the battery hanging from the rope.

:-)
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01/04/2007 11:59:10 AM
HAHA!!! I knew it! I knew you'd win!!
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01/04/2007 09:02:11 AM
Humorous, congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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01/03/2007 02:51:27 PM
It looks so real! And sad. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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01/03/2007 02:06:52 PM
Very creative. Nice work and congrats!
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01/03/2007 01:28:12 PM
Very creative shot. I love the lighting (and the little stool ;-) Congrats on the red.
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01/03/2007 01:21:46 PM
really inventive

almost hate to ask, but: inspired by recent events?

either way..outisde of the latest historical context, that shot is really well put together. NICE!
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01/03/2007 12:33:41 PM
Great shot - very creative! Congrats on the red ribbon!
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01/03/2007 10:57:22 AM
Good idea.... Congrats on the ribbon :o)
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01/03/2007 10:40:54 AM
Clever
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01/03/2007 09:28:26 AM
great effort on this one... well deserved ribbon
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01/03/2007 08:36:49 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, great photo. Awesome idea..
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01/03/2007 07:20:02 AM
If only the batteries in some of my kid's loud anoying toys would do this ;P
What a great idea and great lighting setup with the window and backlighting. I also see that you have a siilar floor to my image ;) A well-desrved ribbon for sure.
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01/03/2007 07:13:58 AM
congrats on your first ribbon. i gave you a 10, mostly because the stool made me laugh. creative entry! well done.
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01/03/2007 07:13:28 AM
Tremendouse effort, to go to all that.
I admire your dedication and vision
Well Done.
Joe
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01/03/2007 05:13:15 AM
Brilliant! Congrats on the red!
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01/03/2007 04:18:59 AM
Congrats on your red, was about time you got one. Really nice shot!
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01/03/2007 03:38:24 AM
Very nice work! Congratulations!
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01/03/2007 02:41:45 AM
This was my favorite of the challenge. Congratulations!!!
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01/03/2007 02:12:16 AM
Congratulations! I was wondering wich picture was yours, during the whole scores topic. Now I know, well deserved!
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01/03/2007 01:41:25 AM
Congrats! i was always certain you were heading fora ribbon.
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01/03/2007 01:36:14 AM
Clever shot. Congrats on your first ribbon.
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01/03/2007 12:52:05 AM
Funny but very creative..Congratulations..

Message edited by author 2007-01-03 01:16:15.
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01/03/2007 12:42:30 AM
Good for you, Logan! Great job and big congrats on your first ribbon! Now get back to practicing....you ever play in Philly? Congrats again!
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01/03/2007 12:22:56 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! This is a very clever photo! Nicely done!
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01/03/2007 12:08:13 AM
Classic film lighting for this scene, well done! Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/03/2007 12:07:58 AM
still my favorite from the challenge... way to go!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2007 11:57:32 PM
<< 10 >>
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01/02/2007 09:01:41 PM
Cute!
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01/02/2007 08:45:45 PM
Very clever, if not a bit gruesome. The kicked-over stool adds the perfect touch!
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01/02/2007 03:24:17 PM
This is CLASSIC!!!! I love teh lighting, the shadows of the dead one, and the stool kicked over is just the final touch. 10 - I'd probably give this one 100 if I could.
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01/02/2007 11:22:09 AM
this is a nice shot! great concept there! oh, and i can see your effort to make this shot a good shot. cheers! ;)
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01/02/2007 05:51:36 AM
Ah ha, very topical...
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01/01/2007 10:14:37 AM
Funny!! Great take on dead battery. The setup is fantastic with the tiny stool rope and window. And the lighting is perfect for the subject matter.
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01/01/2007 08:47:20 AM
nice set
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12/31/2006 09:57:21 PM
clever ( especially in the light of events with Sadam Hussein)...well done...perhaps a little too much noise but that's minor
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12/31/2006 05:55:49 PM
I love it!!!!!
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12/31/2006 04:59:00 PM
great'dead battery' shot. good focus, good dof. like it.
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12/31/2006 01:27:04 PM
Too cool. Grat shot, love the idea. Nice work.
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12/31/2006 10:28:29 AM
Very cute idea and nicely composed and lit; sorry reality made this rather uncomfortable to see right about now.
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12/30/2006 09:40:20 PM
LOL
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12/30/2006 03:50:11 PM
Oh dear - oh the humanity. Nice shot. I love the light and the yellows - a very cut idea. Back to bump up to 8. ****** Back again. You talked me into. Bumping to 9. One of my top 3.
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12/30/2006 01:30:33 PM
A clever idea - so simple an idea and yet so strong. I want to say it's been well executed (a standard phrase of mine) but that's far too pun-ny for this one so I'll say instead that not only is the concept strong but it's been well realised too with lovely lighting (love the backlighting on the rope) and good composition.
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12/30/2006 01:19:39 PM
Really, really like the idea behind this one, but next time i suggest not to overlap the window.
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12/30/2006 06:50:25 AM
I think this one deserves the blue. By far my favorite. Good luck.
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12/29/2006 02:01:02 PM
Clever.
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12/29/2006 01:14:02 PM
Haha, it never fails to amuse me as I go through the submissions how many people personified these poor batteries =]
Very nicely done!
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12/29/2006 12:17:29 PM
Interesting concept. From a compositional standpoint I think the battery should be hanging farther to the right so it is more on a third and centered in the blank space of the wall.
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12/29/2006 08:32:13 AM
Good idea, i like it.
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12/28/2006 11:28:55 PM
I like this.
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12/28/2006 06:55:01 PM
Aww....poor thing....probably saw too many Energiser ads. Well lit and constructed
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12/28/2006 03:24:28 PM
Dark humor in very well executed. Great light. I like the duo-tone effect.
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12/28/2006 02:25:37 PM
Although it won't count because I don't have time to rate the necessary minimum, this is great! What a sense of humor and an inovative idea.
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12/28/2006 01:54:41 PM
What an imagination. This is awesome!!! Hope you win first!
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12/27/2006 10:45:16 PM
I find your photo very humerous...I hope others don't take offense. 10
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12/27/2006 05:08:52 PM
OMG how funny. Just made me laugh - thanks! Love it!
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12/27/2006 04:19:47 PM
Funny
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12/27/2006 01:40:25 PM
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
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12/27/2006 12:25:16 PM
outrageous
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12/27/2006 11:47:04 AM
Another fascinating perspective. I love it.
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12/27/2006 11:35:21 AM
Great idea, very creative. Wish i thought of it.
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12/27/2006 09:14:21 AM
Tremendous imagination!!! Excellent Execution!!! Love the Photo!!!
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12/27/2006 08:40:12 AM
WoW
great Idea
good compsition and ligntining
i like it soo much
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12/27/2006 08:24:03 AM
composition plutot intéressante, et vu l'inspiration qu'ont eu tous les participant, c'est pour l'instant la meilleure que j'ai vu, donc bonne note !!
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12/27/2006 05:35:54 AM
Great concept and execution.
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12/27/2006 03:01:55 AM
lol! great set up!
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12/27/2006 02:11:22 AM
HAHAHAHA this got a good laugh out of me! well done. The stool makes this photo, its perfect. 10
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12/27/2006 01:54:03 AM
clever as ... =10
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12/27/2006 01:24:21 AM
I enjoyed the idea and the lighting
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12/27/2006 01:17:57 AM
LOL!
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12/27/2006 01:05:45 AM
Very funny
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12/27/2006 12:35:00 AM
Lol, this is a great idea! Wish the focus was a bit sharper on the battery, and a bit more light on the battery too. 8
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