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Pencil-vania
alanfreed


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Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: Aug 14, 2002
Aperture: 3.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2002

Assembled in my basement after painstakingly sharpening numerous pencils to the appropriate length, and then re-doing the whole thing after my wife pointed out that the state was originally too wide ("It's reaching well into New Jersey!")

Statistics
Place: 108 out of 185
Avg (all users): 5.1783
Avg (commenters): 6.3548
Avg (participants): 5.2045
Avg (non-participants): 5.1508
Views since voting: 2957
Votes: 258
Comments: 39
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/20/2002 07:09:00 PM
LOL, really cute =D
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08/28/2002 11:57:00 AM
Oops. Actually I thought that it was a wordplay on Transylvania and the pencils resemble lots of peg's (these things which are used to kill vampires). The framing by green wood somehow backed that up (in my weird mind).
I think a lot of people had problems recognizing this as the state Pennsylvania because they aren't from the US.
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08/26/2002 09:33:00 AM
To those who "didn't get it..." I live in Pennsylvania, so these are pencils shaped like our fine state. I didn't realize there were so many people who had no idea what the state looked like (or perhaps didn't take a moment to look at the title?). :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 05:25:00 PM
Took a lot of sharpening I bet.
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08/25/2002 01:50:00 AM
Obtuse, but very cool.. 5 sjgleah
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08/24/2002 04:26:00 PM
Very fun!
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08/23/2002 10:17:00 PM
pushhhhhhhh te esmachetaste
08/23/2002 06:17:00 AM
A really clever title! Nice shot as well.
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08/23/2002 02:21:00 AM
way too much time on your hands
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08/23/2002 12:41:00 AM
You really MUST have too much time on your hands! This is funny, but then it's also sharp focus, good color, and original. Nice work.
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08/22/2002 03:10:00 PM
Clever idea - nicely composed.
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08/21/2002 11:05:00 PM
You made me double check what the state looks like. Great geography lesson.
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08/21/2002 08:22:00 PM
Clever
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08/21/2002 04:54:00 PM
Very nice
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08/21/2002 11:15:00 AM
very cleverl. good black background, I wonder what kind of cloth it is. Nice to add the greenery and the sharpener, too! Well done.
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08/21/2002 05:03:00 AM
Ehhh are you referring to pennsilvania? how? is this a flag of some kind or... mmm i feel stupid for not getting this picture, maybe it's because i'm not american?
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08/20/2002 01:05:00 PM
I didn't know what shape Pennsylvania (sp?) is, but I am willing to take your word for it. I like the idea of a map made from pencils rather than drawn with pencils.
5, Kavey
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08/20/2002 10:19:00 AM
i LOVE pencil-tucky and i love this
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08/20/2002 09:34:00 AM
good color & focus but I'm not sure what you are trying to portray.
Ok, I just had it explained to me. Great idea sorry I was so dense. Up your score goes.
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08/20/2002 09:15:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing6,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 5,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
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08/19/2002 11:09:00 PM
Good idea. Extra points for creativity
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08/19/2002 07:03:00 PM
LOL Wonderful work. Amazing, clever. Score 7 ~Kee
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08/19/2002 05:49:00 PM
I like this one....good play on words.
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08/19/2002 04:47:00 PM
I keep looking at this - hoping to *get it*. Please fill me in later.
Not letting that fact get in the way of my technical vote - 7
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08/19/2002 02:52:00 PM
lol
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08/19/2002 02:30:00 PM
This cracked me up beyond belief. I wasn't sure exactly what "pencil-vania" looked like, so I looked it up and you are right on!! Couldn't have followed the states outline better. Never having been to Penn. I can only assume that the branches and leaves around the pencil state are something relating to Penn. Great imagination! definately creative and guess what? I see pencils!! Good luck in the challenge.
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08/19/2002 01:56:00 PM
Took me a moment but I get it now. Nice shot.
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08/19/2002 12:09:00 PM
HA! too funny, great idea.
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08/19/2002 11:36:00 AM
Made me chuckle and shake my head...good creativity.
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08/19/2002 10:26:00 AM
The challenge description said creativity was a must, and I think you've hit that right on the head! Funny picture :)
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08/19/2002 10:10:00 AM
VERY funny! You deserve a 10 just for coming up with that!
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08/19/2002 09:23:00 AM
I'm from Pennsylvania, and I find this extremely creative and funny. Mind if I save this and use it as wallpaper on my PC?
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08/19/2002 08:54:00 AM
great humor and wonderful use of subject! crisa58 8
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08/19/2002 02:56:00 AM
Argh! PUNS! I'd give you a -5 for the horrible pun, but since I can't score negatively, i'll just give a regular 5. ;) -lennier
08/19/2002 01:18:00 AM
LOL. Points for originality. (Pun intended.)
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08/19/2002 01:00:00 AM
You get great marks for orginality. (8)
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08/19/2002 12:51:00 AM
very clever!
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08/19/2002 12:35:00 AM
cute idea.
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