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Go Ahead, Sleep Late
MaryO


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Challenge: De-Motivational Poster (Basic Editing*)
Collection: Silly Stuff
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: May 7, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: May 7, 2009

Oh, this was SUCH fun! Exceptionally silly, but fun.

Immediately thought of something rain-related for this challenge since it has been raining every day for weeks, and then thought of worms, and that was that. Dug up a bunch, rinsed them off in a puddle, put them in a cereal bowl with a spoon and took pictures in between efforts to herd them back into the bowl. Shot outside in a brief interval between rainstorms. Felt the focus on an escaping worm or two was most interesting, visually.

Used a nice, 3-dimensional worm-pink font.

Can't wait for all the well-deserved EWWWWW comments :-)

PP - converted from RAW, cropped, levels, white balance, increased saturation, shifted whole thing a little pinker, added border, resized, sharpened, added text.

***** Post-challenge

Note to self: allow for cultural differences and don't make people guess at what you're poking fun at! Not that this would have scored any higher (it's still icky to look at). The saying I was going for is "The early bird catches the worm." So that could be a person getting up early and having worms for breakfast (hence the bowl and spoon) or the worm getting up and out of the bowl before the others and promptly being eaten (hence the escaping worms). But clearly not subject to either interpretation for those unfamiliar with the saying ;-)

Statistics
Place: 70 out of 124
Avg (all users): 5.6756
Avg (commenters): 5.5833
Avg (participants): 5.8727
Avg (non-participants): 5.6232
Views since voting: 1338
Views during voting: 650
Votes: 262
Comments: 14
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/19/2009 12:35:35 PM
you should have put a hook through one to enhance your point:) nice capture though, i want to go find a few worms and take their portraits now 7
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05/17/2009 11:31:03 PM
not bad 10
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05/16/2009 07:51:57 PM
Effective message conveyed in the great pic. Well set out.
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05/16/2009 09:55:32 AM
are those real :(( really ugly
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05/16/2009 01:04:32 AM
Nasty. Title is not demotivating.

Back again...still nasty!
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05/15/2009 11:13:39 PM
yuck.....great idea...yuck
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05/15/2009 07:00:35 PM
This picture would have been perfect to go with the demotivational saying "The early worm gets eaten by the bird."
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05/15/2009 02:38:37 PM
Not sure what is the message in here ..
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05/14/2009 08:56:40 PM
This is just disgusting. Far more De-Motivating than the original image. Bravo.
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05/14/2009 06:27:09 PM
Yuck. Will plan on sleeping in... Compelling presentation.
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05/14/2009 03:07:00 PM
Not sure how the photo relates to the quote.
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05/14/2009 04:05:25 AM
Nice concept. 7
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05/13/2009 04:32:24 PM
I like the words and idea but the picture is just too disgusting for me!
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05/13/2009 12:09:45 PM
nice photo, nice caption. Don't really seem to relate though...
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