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. . . between the sheets
. . . between the sheets

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Challenge: Literalisms (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Home, Ohio
Date: Nov 13, 2003
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Nov 13, 2003

Was sitting at the computer looking for a pencil. Saw one between a couple of sheets of paper. My mind began to race. Began to wonder what pencils did between the sheets when I left the office for the night. Fixed up a bed out of a ream of paper. Found another pencil. Nothing to write home about. Just an ordinary one that could be found in any gin joint along the way. Tucked them in together and left for the night. From the smiles on their faces the next morning, you could tell they had a story to write. Was going to ask but realized. . . what they did between the sheets was none of my business! I'm not a detective. I'm a photographer. I took my best shot!
Used a variety of light placements to create shadows trying to create some depth perception on the white background. Deliberately did not iron the sheets or the ream cover to give the appearance of a rumpled bed. Also, compared the screen image of the cover with the actual cover to check color sync. Appeared right on. Thought of any number of titles that might have worked: "Sorry # 2" (ala Maxwell Smart"); "Let's cuddle"; "Will you write me off in the morning?"; etc., etc. Stuck with the original thought. Thought it fit the theme very nicely. Tried to keep the shot simple and sharp.
No matter the results. . .I had a lot fun with it!
Auto adjusted, cropped for size, and sharpened the edges for final submission.

Place: 31 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.1908
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9565
Avg (non-participants): 6.4516
Views since voting: 1633
Votes: 131
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/11/2008 08:38:32 PM
I like this shot. Well done and executed.
11/21/2005 07:35:48 PM
this is really cute. very fun and creative image. I like this a lot. :)
11/28/2003 06:42:29 PM
Cute idea, well executed. Just the right amount of context without being too uninvolved in the composition.
11/27/2003 10:07:59 PM
Critique Club

What can I say it should have been higher! It really is a fantastic idea, very clever and exceptionally amusing. The envelopes work well as a blanket.

Excellent entry for the challenge. Only thing that might have made it stronger was if you were able to get rid of the shadows. The do take the attention from the pencils themself. Overall I really like your refreshing approach at this challenge. Well done.

11/24/2003 11:42:05 PM
I don't understand your 31th position... I was figuring your pic to make the top 5 honestly. Clever idea and crisp shot.

Message edited by author 2003-11-24 23:42:34.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2003 11:31:01 PM
The most unique idea of the contest...and very well executed I might add. I got a chuckle out of it. :)
11/22/2003 03:12:40 AM
Very funny. Extra points for creativity.
11/17/2003 10:00:31 PM
Cute idea!
11/17/2003 09:21:57 PM
very funny and cute shot..I Love it!!
11/17/2003 01:06:20 PM
Very cute idea, I love how you have the "blanket" tucked back like that! haha
I would like to see a tighter crop in on the pencils, and more dramatic shadows
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/17/2003 10:17:35 AM
great interpretation.
11/17/2003 10:09:39 AM
Great picture for a Monday morning...
11/17/2003 07:01:26 AM
Too funny! Naughty, naughty pencils. I hope they didn't leave any... er... um... "stains" on your paper :P There does seem to be some noise on their "pillow".
11/17/2003 03:59:39 AM
hehe, very funny! :)
11/17/2003 02:21:04 AM
*laugh* Lot of fun. Composition is excellent.

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