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Show Me The Money! : 1983 Motorola DynaTAC Compact
Show Me The Money! : 1983 Motorola DynaTAC Compact
hotpasta


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Cell Phone Mania (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Melbourne Australia
Date: Mar 21, 2007
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 560
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2007

Thought I would have some fun here. Not expecting much out of this, maybe a high 5. Got the brick from the back yard, glued on the antenna.

PROCESSING: Crop, Grayscale, Duotone, Smart Sharpen, Curves and Levels, resize, Noise Ninja, border, save for web...all basic stuff

PREDICTION: 5.8XXX

POST: Well isn't that amazing?! 8th place. I thought this would bomb.

For those who didn't seem to understand, the Motorola phone in question was often referred to as a brick. That was my attempt at humour. To the person that said 'where is the mobile phone?', obviously my humour is beyond you :-)

It was fun to do and thanks for the votes and comments.


Statistics
Place: 8 out of 118
Avg (all users): 6.5106
Avg (commenters): 7.6190
Avg (participants): 6.4737
Avg (non-participants): 6.5225
Views since voting: 6115
Views during voting: 498
Votes: 235
Comments: 33
Favorites: 2 (view)


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AuthorThread
05/21/2007 06:53:50 AM
This is great FUN!

At any rate, Congratulations on your consistent showing on DPC. I will continue to watch you for pointers on how to improve. :)

Message edited by author 2007-05-24 10:40:34.
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03/31/2007 11:16:17 PM
Originally posted by TechnoShroom:

Or the more likely explanation is that the person who made the comment fully understood the reference, understood the humor, and still didn't think it met the very simple requirements of the challenge.

I feel bad for such a person.
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03/31/2007 11:10:05 PM
fun and original photo in an unfun and unoriginal challenge.
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03/28/2007 01:32:46 PM
Originally posted by hotpasta:

To the person that said 'where is the mobile phone?', obviously my humour is beyond you


Or the more likely explanation is that the person who made the comment fully understood the reference, understood the humor, and still didn't think it met the very simple requirements of the challenge.
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03/28/2007 10:52:11 AM
HA! Very clever, fun shot. ;-)
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03/28/2007 07:44:32 AM
Tee hee. . .this is really cute! I just love it when a score exceeds someone's expectations. It's so rare, isn't it? But this is a no-brainer for a great score. It's awesome :)
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03/28/2007 03:35:45 AM
Now it takes some real skill to not include an actual cell phone yet still place in the top ten. You know if you needed an archaic looking cell phone I could have probably mailed one to you. Come to think of it I'm wondering why I didn't even enter a shot in this challenge.

Message edited by author 2007-03-28 03:54:23.
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03/28/2007 02:08:46 AM
Congrats on your 8th place, I had this one at the top, and I still think it's the best one here
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03/28/2007 01:17:23 AM
hehehehe.... can't believe some folk didn't get it! Awesome idea, congrats on 8th place!
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03/28/2007 12:10:34 AM
This is just awesome, and you were robbed, along with Amy.....
This was my only "10" along with Amy's so you know I loved it.....

Message edited by author 2007-03-28 07:40:27.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2007 11:30:29 PM
Love the brick and the vest, very funny. Your lighting is good and so is your composition. Good luck.
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03/26/2007 10:06:14 PM
I love this pick,you should color that brick black :D
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03/25/2007 04:58:21 AM
Well! I'm not a grat fan of b&w, but I love every thing about this shot, from the title to the expression, even think the b&w works well, has to be top in my books, perfect 10
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03/24/2007 06:50:31 PM
great concept!
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03/24/2007 01:46:33 PM
I'm not sure - but I think I had one of those! Or maybe I had the upgrade which was plastic? lol
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03/24/2007 09:48:39 AM
Great idea, great shot! Love the tones! 10
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03/23/2007 06:40:11 PM
Great take on the challenge. A nice sharp focus and I can hear you shouting YOUR BREAKING UP.... The B&W adds nostalgia = 9
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03/23/2007 02:50:09 PM
What so funny - I still use one!! good job with backlighting - 8
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03/23/2007 02:35:14 PM
I hope people aren't saying to you - 'Hey, that's a brick, not a cell phone'. Too funny, I remember those AND had one. Well, not that one but your know...10
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03/23/2007 02:32:03 PM
Nice photo but where's the phone?
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03/22/2007 11:18:05 PM
Wonderful. I think the sweatervest makes this shot...and that would be a painfull dropped call.
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03/22/2007 01:13:07 PM
Thanks for my best laugh of the contest so far!
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03/22/2007 11:06:34 AM
haha hmm. it looks like the early stages of the cell! cool photo. i love your imagination and creativity here. good job.
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03/22/2007 07:57:45 AM
I don't consider this meeting the challenge.
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03/22/2007 01:04:54 AM
I remember the brick! Nice lighting.
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03/21/2007 10:14:36 PM
Great shot. I love how the choices (man, sweater, black-and-white, etc.) go so well together; funny, too.
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03/21/2007 09:00:01 PM
Very clever idea here, and taken very well also, so this gets top votes from me, with a "10".....
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03/21/2007 05:27:24 PM
funny, hand and antennae frames head
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03/21/2007 05:21:17 PM
very good image
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03/21/2007 01:49:17 PM
HAHA!
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03/21/2007 11:30:36 AM
heheh interesting
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03/21/2007 07:36:17 AM
You know I came across this image after reading some choice comments on previous entries. I have come to this conclusion - jealousy. You know you want em. You know you just gotta have em. Grow out those eyebrows man! That thing under your lip just doesnt count as anything. ;)

Oh yes - DNMC. You realize thats not a phone but a brick right?
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03/21/2007 01:31:26 AM
clever!!!
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