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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Personification II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
Location: River Heights, Utah USA
Date: Feb 4, 2007
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3/10
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 4, 2007

My shoe. It scares me.

PP: Mostly work with levels, but I converted to b/w with the channel mixer, then did a lot of burning; I hope not too much. I almost eliminated the shoe tongue with burning, for instance.

Post Challenge:

Wow! Thanks for the votes. There were a lot of fun entries for this challenge--what a privilege to be amongst so many good photos.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 218
Avg (all users): 7.2872
Avg (commenters): 8.3871
Avg (participants): 6.8864
Avg (non-participants): 7.6400
Views since voting: 20060
Views during voting: 421
Votes: 188
Comments: 85
Favorites: 63 (view)


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09/02/2008 04:24:56 PM
You saw what many cant. Marvelous!
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02/18/2007 02:19:19 AM
Munch's painting of the same title is my favorite one of all time. This is amazing and as soon as I saw it I fell in love with it.

It's so perfect. It's so gutteral. It's so perfectly put together. Thank you. :-D
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02/17/2007 04:20:38 PM
Brilliant idea!
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02/15/2007 09:41:36 AM
your imagination amaze me!!!
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02/15/2007 09:01:53 AM
That photo is so f*cking brilliant in every way! 10 all the way.
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02/13/2007 05:52:57 PM
What a great idea, definate blue ribbon winner, congrat's.
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02/13/2007 05:16:37 PM
Hi David... I'll never know how you came up with this idea but what an effort. Great job and congratulations!
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02/13/2007 04:17:34 PM
Now, had you put the hands the opposite way round as if in first person (thumbs away from us) then it would have been perfect!! Sorry, it's great but I couldn't help myself.

Actually, I view this as a creature screaming being helped by a second person holding their head still.

Nice one David
: o
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02/13/2007 03:40:16 PM
Wonderful job...love the B&W
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02/13/2007 10:21:11 AM
Great work. Congratulations!
"My shoe. It scares me." Just too funny!
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02/13/2007 12:01:57 AM
Brilliant. Congrats on the blue.
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02/12/2007 07:32:11 PM
How freaking original!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!
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02/12/2007 05:02:04 PM
wow , great shot
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02/12/2007 05:01:05 PM
I hoped this would get a ribbon of any sort. A Blue is a great result. Such a simple, yet so stunning photo. This will sell really well as a print. Well done David.

Message edited by author 2007-02-12 17:01:37.
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02/12/2007 01:56:32 PM
I didn't get to vote on this challenge, and I'm sorry that I didn't get the chance to give this a 10. It's pure brilliance. WOW. Whoever would have thought a shoe could evoke Munch so provocatively???

p.s. Please make a print available - I would LOVE to have this hanging in my office!

Message edited by author 2007-02-12 14:06:38.
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02/12/2007 01:41:45 PM
i am just so damn glad this won. congratulations! very deserving...praise praise praise, gush gush gush!
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02/12/2007 01:37:06 PM
simple and wonderful...congrats!
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02/12/2007 01:09:24 PM
awesome shot david, congratulaitons!
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02/12/2007 12:46:20 PM
Congrats on the blue! One of my picks for a ribbon. What an creative eye you have to foresee this and capture it. Nice work!

Edit: Oh yeah, congrats on S/C as well!

Message edited by author 2007-02-12 12:47:23.
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02/12/2007 12:02:13 PM
Not that you need any more ribbons, but congrats for the blue to a brand new member of the SC and one of the finest photographers I've had the pleasure of taking pictures with.
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02/12/2007 09:59:15 AM
very cool. i can actually see the tongue. my screen is bright so... congrats on the blue
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02/12/2007 08:42:52 AM
This is such a cool shot - Congrats on the Blue Ribbon!!
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02/12/2007 08:04:44 AM
Very nice David, congrats on the blue
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02/12/2007 07:57:43 AM
Yay! Congrats on your blue, David!
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02/12/2007 07:51:21 AM
excellent!
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02/12/2007 07:40:16 AM
Oh, this is so great! What a genius! And such creative lighting! Congratulations on a blue ribbon for this awesome photo!

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02/12/2007 06:39:05 AM
Congrats! This was very cool!
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02/12/2007 05:11:57 AM
What a start to WPL4. Fantastic job David, great idea and well executed!
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02/12/2007 03:52:09 AM
LOL... Great work David as ususally :o) If I had a hat, I would take it of for you (hm, Icelandic saying again hihi)... Love your imagination and the composition in the picture - well deserved blue - congrats and jibbi for our team :o)
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02/12/2007 03:19:20 AM
Clever and beautifully composed. Congrats on the blue. Well deserved.
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02/12/2007 02:53:13 AM
Congrats on your blue David, well done!
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02/12/2007 02:42:46 AM
Congrats, this is so cool!
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02/12/2007 02:28:26 AM
Well done...I gave this a 9 and it deserves it's ribbon.
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02/12/2007 02:10:12 AM
that is beyond cute!
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02/12/2007 01:38:06 AM
Simple, yet Brilliant!
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02/12/2007 01:28:05 AM
Congrats on your Blue Ribbon David
Great idea and a very clever image well done
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02/12/2007 01:22:43 AM
Whoooot! Dang that's a scary shoe.....very creative shot. Congrats on the blue David!
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02/12/2007 01:05:46 AM
Congratulations David! Incredible image, scary shoe!
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02/12/2007 01:02:18 AM
OMG... I had to look very closely to understand what is going on. Looks really scary. Incredible imagination. Congratulations on your well deserved Blue :)
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02/12/2007 12:44:07 AM
awesome
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02/12/2007 12:44:04 AM
This has been a good week for you man - SC and now Blue. Congrats!
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02/12/2007 12:41:50 AM
Great job David! I knew this was genius the moment I saw it. Congratulations.
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02/12/2007 12:31:30 AM
David, this is a fantastic shot. It really does look scary and it's only a shoe! ;-) Great creativity. Congrats on the blue.
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02/12/2007 12:17:36 AM
From a distance you can't tell its a shoe. Great job you have vision that exceeds myne!
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02/12/2007 12:17:32 AM
minimalistically superlative! Congrats, so well deserved.
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02/12/2007 12:15:14 AM
wow - great job, David !!
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02/12/2007 12:12:42 AM
Holy cow. How did you even notice that? Congrats!
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02/12/2007 12:10:04 AM
Wow! This is really cool. A shoe, and it really looks like The Scream. Weird. And in B/W. Wow.
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02/12/2007 12:09:33 AM
Fantastic!!!! Congrats.
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02/12/2007 12:08:59 AM
outstanding pic, david! congrats on the blue! :)
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02/12/2007 12:06:42 AM
WOW! i did not vote , but if i did that would be a 10! i am surprised you did not reach 8 with this one, anyway congrats on your blue!
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02/12/2007 12:04:34 AM
Congrats on the BLUE, this was very creative...your shoe scares me too!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/11/2007 08:52:09 PM
Great shot and very good imagination!
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02/11/2007 06:45:24 PM
Top Ten, if not ribbon, and I've only just started voting.
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02/11/2007 06:04:28 PM
great job...it does look like the scream......I also like how all around is black
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02/11/2007 05:57:06 PM
This is my red ribbon. I believe it is the essence of photography to transform a sneaker into a scream, and the excessive darkness is perfect for the mood. 10
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02/11/2007 03:50:29 PM
Imaginative
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02/11/2007 02:57:17 PM
You can almost hear the screaming ! great.
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02/11/2007 06:17:40 AM
this is a real nice found
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02/10/2007 11:07:15 PM
This one is so funny. Great work!
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02/10/2007 09:42:25 PM
Love this one. Simply loud and powerful. Well done.
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02/10/2007 06:24:38 PM
Nice originality and very well shot
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02/10/2007 07:20:09 AM
Why does this remind me of Pink Floyd?
It's brilliant in every way! 10
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02/09/2007 06:53:56 PM
Is it singing? I Love this picture!
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02/09/2007 01:55:39 PM
That is cool - love the use of light and dark.
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02/06/2007 12:55:03 PM
Fantastic, great mood, well lite, nice tones and contrast.
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02/06/2007 09:23:18 AM
Brilliant. My only 10 of the challenge. Its unique, and its simple, and its very memberable. Fantastic job. GL.
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02/06/2007 07:42:53 AM
This is fantastic: I absolutely love the capture of the face... Just a teeny bit of issue with the B+W conversion: seems a bit grey. I would have loved a tiny bit of a tighter crop and a bit more contrast to lessen the grey of the hands. I'm not a high contrast fan myself, but I think this could have done with a tweek more. Nevertheless 9!
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02/06/2007 04:25:54 AM
Excellent. My choice to win.
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02/06/2007 12:12:09 AM
Wow, I got this immediately... really cool. 7
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02/05/2007 09:56:36 PM
Very good. LOL.
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02/05/2007 06:09:30 PM
Wow, very well seen. Great processing.
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02/05/2007 03:37:56 PM
Simple yet effective. More than just a snap shot documenting a face you found.
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02/05/2007 01:11:27 PM
just excellent .... an amazing piece of photography and wonderfully imaginative ... love everything you've done with this ... excellent in b&w, great composition and your lighting is spot on ......... WOW ....... =10
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02/05/2007 11:40:16 AM
incredible photo! this is so very clever, and the technical nature of the photo (lighting, dramatic b/w) lends so well to the subject. pink floyd would be proud. it's dark, but also humorous. it's creepy, too, which adds so much! it's actually a very sophisticated photo and it caught my eye instantly. i hope you are given due praise for this. 10
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02/05/2007 11:08:52 AM
fantastic - 8
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02/05/2007 09:31:45 AM
WOW - that is so artful. I love it. Great personification.
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02/05/2007 09:31:14 AM
wow - this is an amazing picture, the Munch Shoe. Gets a 10 from me. The agony! A shoe-in.
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02/05/2007 08:21:05 AM
awesome photo! great idea and the lighting is perfect.
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02/05/2007 07:38:31 AM
Love this!
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02/05/2007 06:23:47 AM
Too some time before I saw the shoe, so If your getting low scores, that could be why, 8
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02/05/2007 05:14:50 AM
Wow awesome concept BW works well great lighting 9
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02/05/2007 04:26:08 AM
Great shot! - Best so far....9
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02/05/2007 01:01:38 AM
wow...well done...
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02/05/2007 01:00:47 AM
This has got to be the blue. 10!
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