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Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7
Location: Southampton, PA
Date: Aug 18, 2002
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2002

Just an idea that I had that amused me. As I mentioned in the forum I didn't get as much time as I would have liked to shoot it since I spent much of the weekend diagnosing a hard drive failure, but here it is.

Statistics
Place: 37 out of 185
Avg (all users): 5.8996
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.8841
Avg (non-participants): 5.9160
Views since voting: 3134
Votes: 269
Comments: 54
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/28/2007 02:01:52 PM
what a funny shot! I love it cuz its just too cute haha. I love the little touches u added like that pocket protector or the tape on the glasses. What an awesome shot!!!
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07/19/2004 08:56:51 PM
I love it. Into my favorites.
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08/26/2002 01:17:00 AM
Thank you all for your comments, I really appreciate it! I really didn't care about the score on this one as much as I did about making people laugh. If this brightened your day it was worth the time I spent on it.

-Terry
08/26/2002 12:34:00 AM
this should have scored much higher... great shot :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 10:35:00 PM
Shows a lot of thought and creativity. I love the detail in the clothing and the glasses..even the little pocket protector...this is a riot. Excellent idea!!! 9
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08/25/2002 07:35:00 PM
Wasn't there a song from Weird Al Yankovic (sp?) about pencil necked geek? Funny :-)
The photo is not very interesting though... E.g. a less busy background wouldn't distract so much from your subject.
-stephan
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08/25/2002 05:57:00 PM
having a family of this species i find this photo very funny. good job
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08/25/2002 05:22:00 PM
I know that guy...
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08/24/2002 10:33:00 PM
I know this guy too!
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08/24/2002 10:03:00 PM
Brilliant---I would have liked a plain background. This would have worked well in Corporate too. Good work.
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08/24/2002 04:19:00 PM
Clever.
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08/24/2002 07:56:00 AM
HA!
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08/23/2002 09:05:00 PM
This would have worked better on a less cluttered background.
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08/23/2002 09:05:00 PM
hilarious! very dilbertish. Lisa
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08/23/2002 05:09:00 PM
Takes one to know one! Funny concept.
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08/23/2002 03:58:00 PM
Where on earth did you get those tiny little glasses? lol. Definatly gotta give you credit for creativity and originality. At first, I was thinking you should have used a better background, that this was a bit cluttered. Then I was thinking about the "geek" and realized that this was the perfect background for him. lol. you did a great job putting him together. Lighting is good and focus is great. I would like to have seen a more straight on shot, however it looks like you did it this way on purpose and that is just fine as well. Great shot and good luck in the challenge.
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08/23/2002 06:27:00 AM
I have to admit, this is a humorous idea for the "pencil" challenge ! I'm not sure I like the "clutter" of everything in the background, but I guess he does belong in that atmosphere! lhall
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08/22/2002 08:16:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing9,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 8,
Total Averaged Rating9. Autool
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08/22/2002 03:06:00 PM
I want one!! I like the computer behind him, it fits. 6
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08/22/2002 02:08:00 AM
very, very silly. nice photo though. (5) ~mcmurma
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08/22/2002 01:23:00 AM
Whoever did this has a lot of creativity and a great sense of humor. Quite a bit of patience too, I think. Needless to say, this is a fun picture. My only nitpick is to do a bit tighter cropping on the right and the left to reduce the clutter. 8 Journey
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08/21/2002 11:03:00 PM
very clever..puting your pencil man off center to the left would enhance it.
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08/21/2002 10:28:00 PM
Composition - quite good
Technical Aspects - quite good
Meets Challenge - yes
Visual Impact / Originality good/high
Other suggestions perhaps a cleaner background

Jim msp
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08/21/2002 09:24:00 PM
Cool! There seems to be no end to the creativity in this challenge.
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08/21/2002 07:18:00 PM
I resemble that remark! (really, I do!) Great photo, very funny! The background is a tad bit busy, but viewable. (Too much time on your hands at work?) 8 Swash
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08/21/2002 06:28:00 PM
lol, that's funny!
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08/21/2002 05:01:00 PM
i knoe many...good work...
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08/21/2002 04:22:00 PM
I think this would have been a great picture of the pencil chap had you used a neutral background. The computer equipment is (I think) really distracting.
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08/21/2002 02:41:00 PM
One of my favorites this week.
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08/21/2002 12:45:00 PM
Wonderful idea! I like this photo very much -- wish the shirt color didn't blend so well with the computer monitor in the background though.
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08/21/2002 10:15:00 AM
Creative , Took time. Done with cam, not PC. Good imagination.
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08/20/2002 06:44:00 PM
wear did you find wardrobe for a pencil? great shot! ;-)
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08/20/2002 01:09:00 PM
Very cute but don't like the background, though I am sure it is deliberate... to show a bored day at the office or playing with office stationery or such perhaps? But I tend not to like busy and cluttered backgrounds.
5, Kavey
PS Does Barbie know you've stolen Ken's shoes? ;)
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08/20/2002 11:56:00 AM
This made me laugh, very funny!
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08/20/2002 11:35:00 AM
Very original. The background is a bit cluttered for me. 9
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08/20/2002 08:57:00 AM
you make me laugh. and well shot too! I love it that you have pencils in your pocket! I'd love to have one of these on MY desk!!
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08/20/2002 08:13:00 AM
that's a good laugh
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08/20/2002 08:09:00 AM
Awesome creativity! 10
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08/20/2002 07:49:00 AM
One of my favorite photos...
Where the heck did you get those tiny little shoes for Pencil Geek?
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08/20/2002 06:33:00 AM
great idea :) This scores very high on creativity.. I love it! = 9 - jmsetzler
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08/19/2002 09:14:00 PM
I thought someone would do this, very good job.
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08/19/2002 07:09:00 PM
;Reallllllllllllllly good work. Nice job. Score 8 ~Kee
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08/19/2002 05:59:00 PM
We loved this one....LOL!
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08/19/2002 02:37:00 PM
That's cute, actually quite funny. :) -Roger
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08/19/2002 01:00:00 PM
I like the guy a lot, creativity 8 but I think it would have deserved a less 'crowded ' background.
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08/19/2002 12:53:00 PM
lol! very cute! He's even got a pocket protector! Cute idea, I would have placed him a bit differently, but I'm assuming it may have been hard because well.. he's made of pencils.. 6
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08/19/2002 11:53:00 AM
The half cut off things in the background are distracting its a great idea, and I love how its free standing.and it shows you thought about what you were doing.
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08/19/2002 11:02:00 AM
I hope you don't think me too forward, but would you like to go out? I'm a very good dancer. If you're as leary of blind dates as I am, you can see a photo of me elsewhere in the challenge. Call me, No. 2, at 222-2222.
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08/19/2002 10:44:00 AM
i think he is great! the only problem i have with it is his eraser head is in front of a distracting computer monitor. but very original and creative.
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08/19/2002 09:53:00 AM
What's this?? Barbie/Ken doll clothes!!? LOL!
This is funny. Has that "funny college dorm room poster" feel. The background is necessary for the story of Mr. Pencil-neck, but the glass/vase in the background should be removed, and Mr. Pencil-neck placed a bit to the left to give him more room to look into the photo.
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08/19/2002 09:50:00 AM
Very creative.
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08/19/2002 09:13:00 AM
Very amusing. The cluttered desk may be a bit distracting.
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08/19/2002 05:55:00 AM
LOL - that's creativity!
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08/19/2002 12:37:00 AM
hahaha, this one is great
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