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Tacky but Tasty
3rd PlaceTacky but Tasty
Harz_Joerg


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Challenge: Tacky Holiday Decorations (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Living room
Date: Dec 28, 2003
Aperture: 4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2003

What a fun this was!
Again I used our dog Kaja as model, but this time (compared to my Clichés-entry) I had the right light: a Hot-shoe-flash bouncing the light to the ceiling, giving a bright, but pleasant light.
The "tree" was completely setup just for the shot: a single branch I picked up in the woods. Arranged everything with the dog on the leash, otherwise he would have eaten up everything too early. After Background, focus etc. was set up, Kaja was brought close to the branch and she should pose nicely while standing. But she wasn't cooperative at all: she was always laying down, felt somehow guilty. Kirsten finally managed to get her right and I was able to make some fine pictures and now Kaja was allowed to get some treads of the tree.
Fortunately I pressed the trigger once again and made the submitted image just at the right moment.
I'm pretty happy with it and hope you like it too.
Post processing: cropping, adjustment of the brightness, taking away all cyan and blue color, resizing, unsharpening and addition of the border.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 118
Avg (all users): 6.9556
Avg (commenters): 9.0455
Avg (participants): 6.8545
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 5178
Votes: 180
Comments: 48
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/13/2004 11:51:47 PM
I like very much the idea, composition and everything, but the top ten model is who took the credit without a doubt:))) I hope you gave Kaja a big raw meaty bone! :)
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01/13/2004 08:22:45 AM
This is to cute! I didn't notice the salami to now. Funny! Congrats on the win.
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01/11/2004 04:29:35 AM
congrats on the yellow ribbon i bet your dog liked the sausages LOL!!
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01/10/2004 04:30:53 PM
Congratulations Jörg, excellent work!!!
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01/09/2004 06:26:49 PM
The vidoe clip is great fun...and, again, what a great dog. Hopefully it won't give her delusions of grandeur. Anne
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01/09/2004 03:53:31 AM
Excellent shot Jörg.
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01/08/2004 10:45:04 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon! I just love the idea you used and reading about it in detail! Its a cute dog too!
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01/08/2004 09:59:28 AM
This was one of my ribbon picks. My dog is looking forward to a challenge where she gets treats ;-)

Great shot and what fun making it.
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01/08/2004 09:43:45 AM
Really fun shot Joerg! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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01/07/2004 11:14:30 PM
LOL, halarious! It really is BOTH tacky and tasty looking! :D :D :D
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01/07/2004 10:36:24 PM
great pic
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01/07/2004 03:15:32 PM
Originally posted by Bela45:

One of my 10's, great pic
Now, Harz, how can I send Kaja lots of swedish köttbullar???????
Congratulations:-)


Are those the same "Karllson on the roof" liked so much?
If so, please pass them to us the next time you drive from Sweden to Portugal, I live almost on the way.
However, I'm not sure if Kaja will get all of them ;)

Jörg

01/07/2004 03:04:22 PM
Sausage....of course....almost as tradtional as the pickle....ALMOST!LOL! Congrats.
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01/07/2004 01:55:11 PM
This is so funny, it was one of my 10s and my favourite for the challenge! :-) Congrats on the ribbon! :-)
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01/07/2004 01:15:20 PM
One of my 10's, great pic
Now, Harz, how can I send Kaja lots of swedish köttbullar???????
Congratulations:-)
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01/07/2004 11:25:47 AM
Congrats on the ribbon -- this was definitely one of my favorites! Great job of capturing the moment!
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01/07/2004 11:01:18 AM
What an awesome idea! I love the little treats attached to the 'tree'. Way to go, congrats on the well deserved ribbon. :-)
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01/07/2004 10:09:56 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi Harz...

Congratulations on the ribbon :) I can't really add anything that hasn't already been said. This photo meets the challenge well and is compositionally pleasing :)

John Setzler
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01/07/2004 08:20:28 AM
Congratulations on a great picture. My dog Zack loved it. He was a little jealous expecially since his picture in the Motivational challenge did not do as well!
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01/07/2004 07:09:51 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon! Great shot.

Message edited by author 2004-01-07 07:10:05.
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01/07/2004 05:42:36 AM
Great job! Impressively creative. This was genial! I like so much of the idea. It was nicely taked. I often say that great photographs starts with great ideas, but the execution is the trouble to solve.
I´m very happy by your ribbon. Continue to show to us your creative well done shots in DPC!
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01/07/2004 04:07:54 AM
Just quickly made up a small video-clip of the making of this shot.
Load Tacky Kaja here. Caution: 2 MB!

To view it, you need the free DIVX-codec.
Hope you like it.

Jörg

Message edited by author 2004-01-07 05:55:04.
01/07/2004 03:12:18 AM
Wuhu!
I'm very excited to get a ribbon on this on, especially because Kaja was pretty sad after her Clichés entry didn't work so well.
She will get a nice and tasty bone tonight.
She as well as I says thanks to all commenter and voters of course.

I'm also excited to get a ribbon in a challenge where I'm still not sure about the meaning of it: the phrase "tacky" isn't clear to me still.
I knew that the 1st and 2nd placed pictures are right on the intention of the challenge, but was mine?!
Anyhow, was a lot of fun to make the image and I was of course lucky that I pressed the shutter at this very moment shown in the image.

So thanx again to everybody on this great site,

Jörg
01/07/2004 01:36:01 AM
Charming and charmingly tacky...what a great face and what pretty teeth.
Congratulations on the ribbon and on the construction of the image.
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01/07/2004 01:28:11 AM
Gratuliere Jörg! Such a clever idea, this is so funny :)
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01/07/2004 12:08:48 AM
congrats, I wish you had got blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2004 10:52:19 PM
Beautiful, very nice idea. Yeah, meat on the tree.... that's tacky. Photo-wise, it's perfect. 10
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01/06/2004 09:55:16 PM
I'm not sure iit's tacky, but it's definitely very cute!!!!!!
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01/06/2004 08:26:06 PM
My favorite! A clever job, very well executed!
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01/06/2004 07:23:58 PM
After going through all of my votes a second time I still think this is the best one. Tacky? Sure... but in a really really good way! Makes me wish my dog was still alive. I\'m sure he would have enjoyed this photo as much as I. Of course I would have had to steal your idea on make a tree for him. Well done all around.
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01/05/2004 11:39:34 PM
I love this shot! Notonly cuz i like dogs but it is a well done shot also. Great composition, clear, well exposed, and creative.
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01/05/2004 02:36:19 PM
Tasty, but doesn't it start to smell after a few days?
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01/02/2004 06:15:28 AM
Nice doggy. 9
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01/01/2004 08:20:24 PM
Dog's cute - decorations are not in the least bit tacky, although the meat is a bit kitsch!

Good clean shot with a nice touch.
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01/01/2004 04:53:33 PM
should go close 10
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01/01/2004 11:50:33 AM
THE WINNER IS!
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01/01/2004 10:26:09 AM
Very bad taste but a nice dog and a good pic. 10
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01/01/2004 09:49:46 AM
Original idea. It must have been a real challenge setting up the shot.
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01/01/2004 04:42:06 AM
*laugh* Excellent action shot, my favourite so far.
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12/31/2003 09:10:47 PM
Very cute. 9
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12/31/2003 02:57:33 PM
too funny! 9
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12/31/2003 02:57:11 PM
I like this....very creative idea! A tree any dog would enjoy!
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12/31/2003 11:15:36 AM
This is great--it would make a cool holiday card. :)
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12/31/2003 09:57:39 AM
Technical: fits the challenge well! Exposure composition focus lighting all excellent!

Personal: What a great shot! Extremely creative!!

My vote: 10
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12/31/2003 09:39:32 AM
Wonderful composition and saturation of color. Good luck!
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12/31/2003 07:32:49 AM
Great shot!!!
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12/31/2003 07:28:38 AM
cool, i like it!
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12/31/2003 03:06:56 AM
Love it. Wonder how many snaps it took (no pun) to get this pose. Perfect pose, great background. I like the frame as well. And yes -- VERY tacky ornaments! We have a winner here!
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