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Bringing Books To Life!!
Bringing Books To Life!!
super-dave


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Personification II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: my house, seoul, korea
Date: Feb 4, 2007
Aperture: f10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 0.6
Galleries: Abstract, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Feb 4, 2007

Talk about a last minute idea ... I'd been dwelling on this for days and I hated the concepts I'd come up with. I was quite despondent about it.

I came up with this concept a few hours before the challenge closed. My wife helped me with the figure and we fiddled around with it for an hour. I got a bunch of shots, found one that I liked and edited it.

I cropped the shot, high pass, cloned out a couple of small blemishes, contrast and saturation.

The book that I used was Kurt Vonnegut's 'Cats in the Cradle" ... sorry Craig! :)

POST CHALLENGE:

thanks for the wonderful result. 5th is my best ever finish ... i'm a little disappointed that 3 hours before the challenge i was 6.89 and dropped to 6.7 (would have earned me 4th place).

however i'm still pleased with the result. watch out scalvert!!! i'm after you mate! ;)

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.7841
Avg (commenters): 8.5500
Avg (participants): 6.3636
Avg (non-participants): 7.1111
Views since voting: 6168
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 176
Comments: 37
Favorites: 6 (view)


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AuthorThread
03/11/2007 11:13:35 PM
awesome! original and a creative idea.
great execution too.
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02/16/2007 08:25:51 AM
Awesome job! I love this shot!
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02/13/2007 06:57:38 PM
Ooooh look at you jumping up to 4th!!! You clever boy!! Nice one Dave,one mans sorrow is another mans joy....now to get the new 3rd place DQ'd ;o)
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02/13/2007 02:57:59 PM
This shot is great...wonderully creative
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02/13/2007 11:14:25 AM
Congratulations! as a librarian, I really approve of bringing books to life - great concept :)
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02/12/2007 08:14:47 PM
Why oh whyyyy did you have to use Cat's Cradle? If you want to rip up a book - even for art's sake - please pick something worth ripping up :(.

Putting my prejudice aside, wonderfully executed and imaginative photo.
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02/12/2007 07:01:18 PM
woohoo!! congrats on your new PB and 5th place Dave!! Excellent idea nicely executed! :o)
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02/12/2007 04:32:56 PM
Go dave!

Go dave!

*does happy dance*
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02/12/2007 02:49:25 PM
This is not the work of a cheerleader. You need to be on the team. Nice job.
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02/12/2007 08:44:50 AM
Very Creative Idea!! Congrats on 5th Place!!
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02/12/2007 01:03:53 AM
Great finish! Clever, so so clever!
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02/12/2007 12:59:01 AM
Wooow what a result! Great idea Dave :) Congratulation on your Honorable Mention and PB.
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02/12/2007 12:49:46 AM
congrats on the PB and honorable mention. It is a sweet shot.
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02/12/2007 12:06:04 AM
I knew I would be looking up at you...... congrats.... :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/11/2007 08:02:03 PM
Wow !!! What an amazing idea and very well done. Where did you get the idea from ?
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02/11/2007 05:58:55 PM
great shot....high score from me.....
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02/11/2007 04:25:50 PM
Excellent! 10
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02/11/2007 01:12:44 PM
I love the concept here. The execution is so/so IMO, but this does not lessen my enjoyment of the image one bit. Well-conceived and decently delivered to us :-)
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02/10/2007 02:58:11 PM
Creative shot.
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02/09/2007 07:12:01 PM
Woah...
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02/08/2007 08:17:13 PM
Very, very cool.
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02/08/2007 08:06:41 AM
This is great. :-)
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02/06/2007 08:00:28 PM
this is one of the most creative images i've seen in a while! i could see this being used in a public service campaign promoting reading. (btw, cat's cradle?)
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02/05/2007 11:04:57 PM
This image just screams...SCALVERT!!! and if it isn't then I truly must commend you on submitting an image that is so representative of his style. Fantastic job, as you have provided a quality image in an upbeat and thought provoking manner.
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02/05/2007 10:47:12 PM
Very cute idea! Hope that wasn't a good book ;-)
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02/05/2007 10:12:22 PM
OMG, Great concept. Very unique. I don't know what it needs, but it needs something else.

Maybe more seperation between the man and book. Rotating camera left a bit might make it better and allow the man to pop out.

I am giving this shot top honors.
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02/05/2007 06:08:02 PM
Great job!
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02/05/2007 06:06:49 PM
great! very creative!
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02/05/2007 02:15:45 PM
Very nicely done!
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02/05/2007 01:47:58 PM
wow .. absolutely fantastic ... great idea ... great photography ... great result ..... excellent ... =10
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02/05/2007 01:24:52 PM
well ain't you clever!? this is a great idea! the setup and technical stuff is spot on - but it's the idea that soars! i'm impressed :) i hope you do well in the challenge! 9
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02/05/2007 12:24:09 PM
Interesting idea well done!
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02/05/2007 10:52:20 AM
Very clever take on the challenge! <8>
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02/05/2007 08:14:24 AM
Love this one. It needs no title to save it. Awesome outside the box photo ! +10
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02/05/2007 05:46:28 AM
Awesome 10!
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02/05/2007 04:14:38 AM
this is nice! great work and originality! well lit too
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02/05/2007 01:43:53 AM
wow, that must have taken alot of work, im curious as to how you did this. the lighting is nice, the dark background works nice here and the concept + title work nicely together. 8
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