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Challenge: Paranoia (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Dentistry
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Location: My Office
Date: May 22, 2013
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2013

Not to make light of a serious problem. Dental fear is an unfortunate epidemic that can lead to serious consequences. In today's modern dental office most patients can be treated pain free and in comfort. Most dental phobia arises from childhood. A feeling of lack of control over the treatment builds up over years. Many parents who have fears pass these on to their children with comments made like "if you don't behave the doctor will give you a shot" or "Be good or the dentist is going to pull all your teeth". This ingrained fear can lead to years of dental neglect, poor self esteem and serious health problems.
I thank Phyllis for letting me put my knee on her chest, Lori for helping me set up the shot and being a great dental assistant, and Sharon for helping to snap the shutter. They were all great sports who humored me during our lunch break.

[May. 30th, 2013 10:11:50 PM]

Surprised by the high score. I thought I was going to be run out of town for this one!

Wow! 2nd Place. Thanks everyone so much for your votes.

One more thing about dental paranoia. If you do not feel comfortable with your doctor, find someone you trust. A doctor patient relationship is of the utmost importance in creating a successful experience:)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 49
Avg (all users): 7.1368
Avg (commenters): 8.1538
Avg (participants): 6.8261
Avg (non-participants): 7.2361
Views since voting: 2706
Views during voting: 302
Votes: 95
Comments: 26
Favorites: 4 (view)


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10/29/2015 09:05:14 PM
Damn, you're right. I think I'm going to finally go get that extraction done, after a handful of abscesses ...:( Great shot BTW!

Message edited by author 2015-10-29 21:05:48.
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06/01/2013 09:51:04 PM
Very deserving of the ribbon. I've got a dentist appointment in two weeks and, for better or worse, I'll be seeing this image in my mind as the Doctor begins his work.
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06/01/2013 10:07:36 AM
I just have to ask...is an enlarged print of this going to be on the ceiling of your office, where all your vict err, patients - can see it while you're working on them? ;-)
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05/31/2013 06:50:54 PM
Congrats on a great and funny image.
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05/31/2013 12:28:49 PM
Congratulations,now I know why I haven't been for about 25 years.
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05/31/2013 09:13:27 AM
wooo...I am scared now! I will not be visiting this particular doctor next time ;)

very nicely done. all expressions and environment is making this one really awesome!
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05/31/2013 08:52:39 AM
Glad to see this win a ribbon! Her screaming face is priceless. Now I'm calling my dentist... umm weekend is coming, I'll do it first thing on Monday.
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05/31/2013 06:05:25 AM
I love this! Exactly how I feel at the Dentist.
Congratulations
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05/31/2013 05:36:47 AM
My top vote - Has great ingredients.
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05/31/2013 02:22:19 AM
Fabulous, what a set up. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/31/2013 12:23:16 AM
The dentist scares me. I'd rather give birth again rather than have any extensive dental work done :) This sums it up pretty well.

Congrats on the red!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/30/2013 11:29:57 PM
Lydia Too? What a way to spend your birthday.
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05/30/2013 10:01:58 AM
Freaky and scarey, not a fan of the processing, but should do well anyway.
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05/30/2013 09:45:10 AM
Jesus. 10, I can't help myself.
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05/29/2013 03:10:01 AM
Ouch! I have to go to the dentist soon. Now you've gone and set of my paranoia!
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05/27/2013 05:38:26 PM
Paranoia - "thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion"

This image definitely DNMC ... those dentists are DEFINTELY out to get you :-) looks like you had a heck of a lot of fun taking this image ... really good image.
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05/27/2013 01:26:59 PM
nice tone mapping, not over the top. composition includes too much clutter which may be resolved with some cropping right and bottom.
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05/26/2013 11:49:26 PM
This is so funny and so true... My choice for the blue...
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05/25/2013 10:43:11 AM
Great stuff,works well for me.
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05/25/2013 09:09:59 AM
Best in show award, congrats
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05/25/2013 01:05:55 AM
great sceen, you got some good players :) love it. just one issue:the light, i think using one or 2 strobes could made this a 10.
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05/24/2013 09:29:02 PM
You went through a lot of work to pull this off and,guess what, it worked!
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05/24/2013 04:15:40 PM
Boy, I bet your dentist had fun...
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05/24/2013 12:00:09 PM
Everyone's nightmare!! 10
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05/24/2013 12:44:40 AM
Oh Dear Lord, I know that dentist... Perfection!!!!!!
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05/24/2013 12:06:54 AM
Nope... No nightmare.

This is the truth of dentists.

Run.
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