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You would not... WOULD NOT !
2nd PlaceYou would not... WOULD NOT !
roba


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Dr. Seuss (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: May 6, 2007
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160th sec
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2007

Had fun shooting this one! My wife & I knew the concept of what we wanted, and went shopping (PetSmart & a hobby shop) for supplies.

We were quick to get the setup right, and then it was simply a matter of coaxing the fish into the right area of the bowl (my wife fed it with the other hand, and moved around to gets it's attention).

Setup - "half" of a bishbowl (yes, you can buy them with one flat side) mounted on pegboard that i covered with the blue background (thick construction-paper). It's sitting in my light tent (which you can unfortunately see in the reflection of the bowl). Lit with 3 constants & 1 remote flash.

pp: CS2

convert from RAW (+1,0,-1)
crop
cloned out 3 small pegboard hooks
hue/sat
selective color
cloned out some bubbles & reflections in the bottom of the fishbowl
curves
resize
usm
ni
sfw

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Post Challenge:

Wooooohooooooooooo !!!

It's funny - you just never can tell what will strike a chord with the voters. 850 views... wow.

As for the weird lighting at the top of the bowl (which several people commented on) - It's simply the reflected light from the top of the bowl - no processing at all there. :O)

Wish I'd had more time for post - it was a VERY rushed job, and I really wasn't pleased with it (until the votes started coming in)! Given more time, I'd have blurred the reflections on the top half of the bowl.

I had LOTS of choices from this shoot - glad I chose this one!!!

Thanks to everyone who voted, and for all of the awesome comments.

Special props to 21_F.gif kteach - certainly never had a comment in the form of a poem before (...and a GOOD one at that!) ;o)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 74
Avg (all users): 7.8677
Avg (commenters): 8.6750
Avg (participants): 7.5319
Avg (non-participants): 7.9429
Views since voting: 12389
Views during voting: 848
Votes: 257
Comments: 75
Favorites: 21 (view)


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10/11/2008 05:01:47 AM
I can watch this for hours...
great idea.
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07/12/2008 09:51:42 AM
Excellent image and idea here, and done very very well.....
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12/15/2007 08:13:18 AM
dang near perfect. What a treat for the eyes.
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05/17/2007 09:42:48 AM
Awesome Work!! Congratulations on the Ribbon!!
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05/15/2007 07:16:12 AM
Very creative and expertly captured..
Many Congrats!!
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05/14/2007 11:53:03 PM
Ah, like the tip of perfection. Very well composed and expertly captured. Congratulations on your RED!
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05/14/2007 10:42:23 PM
wonderful ! Congrats!
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05/14/2007 09:08:49 PM
I gave this a 10..I love it. Great job!
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05/14/2007 08:47:47 PM
Congrats! I gave this a "10" due to set-up and execution, color/clarity and originality/creativity....it's awesome!
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05/14/2007 07:17:18 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! Glad you shared the setup with us in your photographers notes... it's always fun to read about the efforts that have gone into these creative shots! As for my poem comment... I figured it would make voting less monotonous :)
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05/14/2007 02:41:31 PM
Congratulation on winning the red ribbon in this very tough crowd!
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05/14/2007 02:24:13 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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05/14/2007 12:43:02 PM
can't believe you ahve two 7.8 shots and both finished second place. nice shot.
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05/14/2007 12:19:51 PM
Awesome! Fantastic! Huge congrats on the Red, Robert (love that snazzy glove;-)
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05/14/2007 12:14:05 PM
Awesome set up, congrats on the red ;)
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05/14/2007 12:01:10 PM
classy shot, congrats.
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05/14/2007 11:23:47 AM
Fantastic! Congrats on the ribbon and the great photo!
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05/14/2007 10:04:25 AM
OMG. . this photo is Dr. Seuss Genius!!! A no-brainer for a ribbon! Congratulations! This photo is AWESOME!!!

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05/14/2007 06:17:24 AM
Fantastic creative set up. Congratulations on your Red.

Jack
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05/14/2007 05:37:49 AM
genius
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05/14/2007 04:21:20 AM
Excllent set up and a well deserved ribbon...thanks for sharing how you did this. It was one I gave 10 to and expected to ribbon. I just love the lighting and that deep blue background. The fish is awesome as well
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05/14/2007 03:46:25 AM
Excellent shot, congrats on your ribbon!
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05/14/2007 12:45:30 AM
I gave out 4 10's in this challenge and They went to the top four
So I did well in voting
Congrats and I am pleased this ribboned
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05/14/2007 12:15:54 AM
Congrats!!!!
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05/14/2007 12:11:53 AM
Glad to see this ribbon. Very nice shot. Congrats on your second ribbon. It is a great image! :-)
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05/14/2007 12:10:52 AM
Congrats! This was the second best in the challenge for me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2007 10:34:40 PM
All the entry's are so good but your's gets my highest. Nice work!
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05/13/2007 09:40:07 PM
A slightly higher crop on bottom would have given the image a much higher impact. Outside of this the presentation is superb and the colors are splendid. 7
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05/13/2007 09:01:55 PM
Really neat "cartoonish" feel. One of my top picks as I feel it is really neat and professional looking while still retaining a lot of the "fun" aspect.
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05/13/2007 07:56:07 AM
lurvvvvv it.......! 9 and a fav
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05/12/2007 02:05:10 PM
Execellent comp and a great idea. Glove seems a bit over exposed on my monitor. Bubble in the bowl is a perfect touch.
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05/12/2007 01:48:57 PM
very well done!
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05/12/2007 01:19:26 PM
Wonderfull shot
9
Good luck

Kev
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05/11/2007 06:58:41 PM
Nice clean colors and a fun set up. Back to bump you up to 8.
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05/11/2007 06:31:11 PM
Nice. My choice for the blue ribbon.
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05/11/2007 04:22:37 PM
Well set up. Nicely composed. Good photo.
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05/11/2007 02:56:21 PM
Awesome pic. I love the color scheme.
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05/11/2007 09:34:07 AM
Nice setup! Good color and great choice of background for the orange fish; I like the lighting for the most part (particularly on the lower left of the bowl) but find myself trying to figure out what the reflections are. Very nice job overall.
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05/10/2007 11:31:39 PM
i love the color contrast in this...this is well done
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05/10/2007 02:17:18 PM
Nice lighting on the glove & background.
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05/10/2007 11:51:54 AM
Neat !
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05/10/2007 11:42:25 AM
The bright areas around the bowl make me wonder if there was alot of patch-tool usage. The picture is very bright and clear as well. The upper left corner in the background is a little noisy or something, but not horridly.
Overall this is a great image, and I wish you good luck.
=)
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05/10/2007 05:21:12 AM
Very slick looking image.
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05/09/2007 10:30:09 AM
this is a cool shot but there is something off at the top rim of the fish bowl and the thumb is a a bit too bright = 8
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05/09/2007 07:37:19 AM
Nicely done!
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05/09/2007 04:59:12 AM
well done
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05/09/2007 01:08:53 AM
Superb!
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05/09/2007 12:48:02 AM
Perfect! I give it a 10!
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05/08/2007 10:31:45 PM
great job.

great comp, great color, good story telling, excellent light, the reflection in the bowl takes away from the photo, I can see your set. Nice movement, overall a great attempt.
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05/08/2007 08:23:00 PM
This is a really awesome idea but it looks blurred at the top of the fish bowl and the light is reflecting off it too.
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05/08/2007 08:14:19 PM
Nice...
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05/08/2007 04:57:59 PM
Beautiful job with the PP, great staging: 9
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05/08/2007 01:29:08 PM
Excellent shot. Vivid fish in dark area. Cool
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05/08/2007 11:43:16 AM
Love the composition, it draws the eye to the center of the frame where everything happens. The blue background is great, but... if you'd controlled the reflections on the bowl a little better this would be my choice for one of the ribbons.
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05/08/2007 11:24:08 AM
I really like this picture, the colors are amazing. 7/10
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05/08/2007 08:28:01 AM
Very nice execution.
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05/08/2007 06:08:41 AM
This is definately a winner
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05/08/2007 01:19:07 AM
great shot
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05/07/2007 11:35:01 PM
That's pretty flippin' sweet.
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05/07/2007 08:25:39 PM
The fish is unhappy, his fishbowl's askew,
But will the thing fall, or is it held up with glue?
The white glove's a sure sign of the Cat in the Hat,
But if that hand tips, the poor fish will go SPLAT!

Nicely composed... has enough of the cartoon feel to it, yet still photographic. Clearly a Seuss shot too!
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05/07/2007 06:48:42 PM
Very good photography, and presentation..
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05/07/2007 05:01:49 PM
That is great timing, having the fish look like this.
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05/07/2007 05:00:24 PM
Very cool shot, just love it, so imaginative and it fits the challenge perfectly, I gave you a well deserved 10.
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05/07/2007 04:33:23 PM
Why, oh why are some people so good with these types of tricks and processing? :-) Very well done. A ribbon contender, no doubt.
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05/07/2007 04:06:16 PM
Beautifully composed, vivid color contrasts, wonderful details of focus, great job! -john
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05/07/2007 01:39:04 PM
10
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05/07/2007 12:17:06 PM
very nice.
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05/07/2007 11:25:04 AM
Magnificent!! I really like the glove the best...you can really "feel" the satin! Bravo! *10*
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05/07/2007 09:49:17 AM
WOW! very nice, and a great clarity. What a balancing act. 9
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05/07/2007 09:49:06 AM
great shot, good comp, good lighting.
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05/07/2007 07:43:14 AM
Beautiful!
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05/07/2007 07:22:18 AM
Impressive .. love how u did this the colors contrasting and blend..
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05/07/2007 03:41:15 AM
Nicely done! (How'd you do that?!?!)
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05/07/2007 03:07:36 AM
One of my top picks for a yellow ribbon well done
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05/07/2007 12:25:13 AM
this has to be a contender...good strong rich colours and a great composition 10 from me
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