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A Match Made in Heaven
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Challenge: Match (Basic Editing)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Jan 16, 2007
Aperture: f.3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2007

Sometimes I can't resist. ;-)

I couldn't find small enough wings for good detail, so I made a bigger match out of a chopstick and play-doh. Problem solved. The wings are from a cheap craft store bird, and the halo is a pipe cleaner. The background is a piece of purple paper with mottled light filtered through a crystal vase. Originally, I was going to prop up the match and halo from behind with thin wire, but I put them on glass instead. I hate the dust & reflections, but that's what I get for waiting until two hours before the deadline to start!

The soft focus is a result of a Dust & Scratches filter attempt to minimize the dust specks. I also color shifted the red channel and desaturated a bit overall because the Play Doh was too bright.

Good idea, botched execution. :-/

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 248
Avg (all users): 6.6184
Avg (commenters): 8.1500
Avg (participants): 6.5647
Avg (non-participants): 6.6557
Views since voting: 2616
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 207
Comments: 35
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/26/2007 01:28:16 PM
You'd think heaven would be cleaner! ;)

Nice finish, Shannon, funny image.
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01/25/2007 03:59:35 PM
should have been a ribbon winner Shannon...this is perfect and you are the expert at these type of shots...congrats on a high finish but you were underrated
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01/24/2007 01:35:05 PM
only you, Shannon...only you. :)
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01/24/2007 01:30:02 PM
Darn, I thought this was the best of the challenge, even with the dust. Congrats on the 6th!
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01/24/2007 12:44:17 PM
Originally posted by smyk:

can't you clone out sensor dust etc in basic editing?


Sensor dust, yes. Real dust, no.
01/24/2007 12:33:26 PM
can't you clone out sensor dust etc in basic editing?

cool shot. i thought this would ribbon.
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01/24/2007 07:40:49 AM
Another creative genius photo that makes everyone smile! Congratulations once again :)

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01/24/2007 03:15:59 AM
This had scalvert written all over it. 6th place is hardly botched. Well done, Shannon! ...and what is this "heaven" you speak of? ;-P
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01/24/2007 01:09:16 AM
Very nice, Shannon!
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01/24/2007 12:49:47 AM
He, he, I sort of thought this was yours. A classic "scalvert". Even when you're in a hurry, you do amazing stuff.

Congrats on 6th place!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2007 11:49:15 AM
You need to clean that glass so that those specs don't show.
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01/23/2007 10:32:35 AM
Perfect!
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01/21/2007 09:17:24 PM
I had an idea similar to this but could not think of how to do it. Love it!
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01/20/2007 02:52:47 PM
good creativity
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01/19/2007 10:37:27 PM
It is such a shame about the dust (?) spots on the glass, it spoils the otherwise awesome effect. I still love it, though, and admire the imagination. Super idea!!!
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01/19/2007 02:07:51 PM
OMG I had the EXACT same idea for this challenge but ran out of time before I could submit! Well executed. 10 for using my idea.
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01/19/2007 01:01:50 PM
Very well executed
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01/19/2007 07:44:16 AM
Too cute and clever!!! 8
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01/18/2007 05:34:46 PM
Cute!
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01/18/2007 05:05:43 PM
okay this is probley the best "matchstick" use I've seen. good work!
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01/18/2007 01:22:50 PM
Beautiful - hope you win a ribbon.
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01/18/2007 03:06:17 AM
Just perfect..... and hope this one does well.....
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01/17/2007 01:46:10 PM
Cute!! Not fond of the blur though, but a neat setup
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01/17/2007 01:39:51 PM
excellent!!! one of the top photos in this challenge. good luck on ribboning!
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01/17/2007 01:31:21 PM
So creative and unique! 10
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01/17/2007 11:49:42 AM
A very funny picture :-)
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01/17/2007 10:54:56 AM
Easily the most creative take I've seen in this challenge on this phrase.
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01/17/2007 09:38:58 AM
Good creative take on the challenge. The littl ewhite specks all over are a bit distracting but a fun shot none the less. 7
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01/17/2007 09:10:14 AM
ROFL. You went to alot of trouble. That is a hoot. Too bad you couldn't remove the little specks in the background, but basic isn't very happy with that. ;~D
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01/17/2007 06:52:35 AM
Wonderfully imaginative!
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01/17/2007 05:24:12 AM
cute idea. lighting could be improved. clean the glass before the next shot!
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01/17/2007 03:31:38 AM
Great idea and excellent composition.
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01/17/2007 02:07:41 AM
Very unique!! I love it!
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01/17/2007 01:05:42 AM
Funny! I was thinking about the same topic/title. Nicely done, although the light looks a lot stronger on the left side.
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01/17/2007 12:54:31 AM
Very clever! Love the beautiful colour of the background!
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