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Arrgh!... I hate this!
Arrgh!... I hate this!

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Challenge: Hate (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Minnesota
Date: Feb 18, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/6 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Action
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2007

Hope people are ok wiht a bit of a humerous take on this idea..

Thanks to my wife for the idea, the model, and the props! Typically processing, shot in raw, neat image, levels, curves, hue and sat, convert to B&W in channel mixer adjustment layer, border, resized, saved for web.


Place: 10 out of 132
Avg (all users): 6.3109
Avg (commenters): 7.8462
Avg (participants): 6.2200
Avg (non-participants): 6.3351
Views since voting: 1888
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 238
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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04/23/2007 06:52:07 AM
congratulations on a great shot and an excellent score .... MAD !!!!!!!!!
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03/05/2007 11:21:54 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Starting with a string idea like this you can't go too wrong and your score shows that's the case.

Composition: The composition is good and the way your wife is bending over the toilet like that helps all the lines in the image point towards the bowl. There is a "thing" poking into the frame on the left that you should have moved if it is something that can be moved.

Technical: The B&W conversion is good. The border works well. The lighting is a bit harsh, especially on the cleaning products above the loo. That's really the only major criticism I can find.

Feeling: Here's where the fun comes in. The expression on your wife's face is classic for the image. The duck, well who doesn't like a rubber duck - why he's in the loo I don't want to know! The paper is a good touch too!

PM me if you have any questions.
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03/04/2007 04:50:22 AM
Great job! Love your wife's expression! Congrats on a top ten!
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02/28/2007 09:41:07 AM
This is SO CUTE! I love the sweet little friendship plaque in the background to add such irony to the photo! Great job.

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02/28/2007 04:33:00 AM
:P Reminds me of my four months stay in the USA. Toilets are designed completely different there you know. (Seriously!) In general, I think the design is probably better -- especially those turbo-charged public versions. But it also leads to the inevitable need for that damned plunger at least once a month it seems -- or perhaps I just need more practice!

Here (New Zealand), unless a toddler tries to flush Mr. Teddy or something, blockages simply don't occur. I know no one who owns their own plunger! Yup -- a blocked toilet is a serious matter in these parts! :) Instead, what we get -- and, really only the numorous more poor versions of the design (like my mother's one for EG.) -- is stuff that just wont go down at all without a helping, umm, stick or brush! And *I* HATE that! *sigh* TMI? :P

Oh... nice photo. Love the pose. The harsh light and high contrast works well for the topic. Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/27/2007 12:11:20 AM
I tend to agree with this pic.
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02/26/2007 01:24:21 PM
lol nice shot
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02/25/2007 11:45:02 PM
great b and w with excellent light and clarity...hope this does well for you
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02/24/2007 02:31:01 PM
If you would leave the seat up, this wouldn't be necessary :)
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02/23/2007 01:33:21 PM
Great shot
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02/23/2007 11:57:46 AM
And I can see why! A little bit of fill flash to reduce the shadows may have helped a bit. Overall very nice.
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02/22/2007 09:41:51 PM
Oh, I so totally get this!! The worst possible chore EVER! :-) This is great, love the look, the tones and all the little details. Bumping up.
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02/22/2007 09:34:25 PM
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02/22/2007 08:39:51 PM
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02/22/2007 02:47:43 PM
This is great. Love the expression and the little details like the stitch sampler above the toilet.
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02/22/2007 08:06:19 AM
a 10 from me and HOPEFULLY a Ribbon for you!! Really captures the essence of hate in my world! Well done!
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02/22/2007 12:12:48 AM
Haha! a true mother! love the photo! Stupid love/hate relationship with the toilet. lol
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02/21/2007 04:03:35 PM
10. Here is the story of my life!!!! The rubber ducky really was a nice touch...haha!
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02/21/2007 10:37:08 AM
I feel your pain. ROFL
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