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Oh, no! Rain?!
Oh, no! Rain?!
IreneM


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Challenge: Woody II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Aug 11, 2008
Aperture: f14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250 s
Galleries: Still Life, Textures
Date Uploaded: Aug 12, 2008

I had no intention of entering this challenge till I read this
so if I bomb, I can hold Leo 21.gif FocusPoint personally responsible for goading me into it and will belt him with my dpc hat!
Apart from that, I don't mind if 21.gif Art Roflmao wins all three ribbons ;-) Go, Ken, go!


Thanks so much for the helpful comments and the great score.

This isnít a semi-desat (definitely not allowed in basic). I printed out a b/w cloudy sky pic and taped it to the kitchen wall. Placed the Woody in front of it and dripped water from a syringe onto his hand.
I wanted to get a really good splash on his hand but have the rest of him dry. This was more difficult than I thought it would be. The water sprayed from his hand all over the rest of him and the hand and arm becoming more and more saturated with water, which looked terrible.
Finally on the third evening I had a brain wave. I cut out a piece of cellotape and stuck it onto the flat part of his hand. This stopped the water from seeping into the wood so quickly and gave a much better splash. Also the hand/arm didnít darken.
I blow dryed him with my hairdryer between each shot (canít believe Iím
writing this (in fact, I canít believe I did it ;-D
21.gif Mark-A commented that a mocked up newspaper in the hand over his head would have been better. Great idea, Iíll keep it in mind for any future Woody challenges.
For 21.gif fir3bird: I do the splashes by hand. Always.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 130
Avg (all users): 6.9320
Avg (commenters): 7.8125
Avg (participants): 6.8929
Avg (non-participants): 6.9467
Views since voting: 4748
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 206
Comments: 34
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06/10/2011 09:20:08 PM
LOL...how did I not see this one before now?
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09/12/2008 09:04:42 AM
as I have said a billion times, you never cease to amaze me Irene! Enzo
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09/03/2008 10:17:59 AM
4th! What were you thinking of?
Well done - another great shot
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08/24/2008 09:30:29 AM
Excellent shot, congrats on the 4th place!
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08/22/2008 08:12:50 PM
YEAH !! - if only it were a budweiser splash ;}

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08/22/2008 01:16:35 PM
If you keep this up, drachoo is going to start stalking you. ;) We're all seeing what happens when imagination meets technical ability.
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08/22/2008 12:57:57 PM
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Does this lens ever come off your camera? lol
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08/20/2008 08:50:34 PM
You amaze me, Irene.
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08/20/2008 07:44:45 PM
Clever! LOL @ Leo. :P
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08/20/2008 08:26:59 AM
If you look at the drip below his hand and invert it, you can see it has a sort of humanoid shape - a head and two arms with the elbows held to the sides. I think you've found something we could call a "Waterie". ;-Þ ;-Þ

Great shot, by the way, and congrats on 4th place.
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08/20/2008 02:44:56 AM
LOL - a classic Irene shot meets the Woody challenge and kicks ass as usual! Well not mine or Rina's or William's, but everyone elses dammit. :) Congrats on fourth and THANKS to Leo for goading you and THANKS to you for dumbing it down just enough to allow some of us others to win a ribbon.

I like Mark's suggestion about the newspaper, but I think you should also curl up the edges and light it just right as well - curled paper AND water - nobody will even notice the woody. :)
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08/20/2008 01:16:27 AM
Congrats on Top 5 Irene, Creative as always.
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08/20/2008 01:00:42 AM
I have a spare brolly to keep the water off, your amazing mind, to come up with these ideas is astounding, I kept my camera, Congratulation on your high finish...
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08/20/2008 12:58:23 AM
Great smart design and well executed. Congratulations on top 4!
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08/20/2008 12:52:02 AM
Haha! Should have known this would belong to you! Excellent work Irene, congratulations on 4th place!
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08/20/2008 12:39:12 AM
LOL- in your face, Leo!
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08/20/2008 12:11:14 AM
Great idea here Irene..... I really like it..... You are just so dam clever.....

I do not mind when you win ribbons, or are on the front page, as I always LOVE what you do.....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/19/2008 04:47:03 PM
LOL! WOnderful!
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08/19/2008 04:39:00 PM
great timimg, wondeful exposure and light my 2nd fav of the challenge
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08/19/2008 02:34:37 AM
nice background, think its time to head indoors
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08/17/2008 09:38:14 AM
It's ok, woodies float.
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08/15/2008 10:22:01 PM
Very nicely done! The desat on the sky works well and the timing on the drops of water is perfect.
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08/15/2008 07:44:12 PM
This is my favourite. I don't care how cliche some people think waterdrops are, this is great!
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08/15/2008 07:28:17 AM
The pose looks a little strange although I suspect the right hand is covering the head from the onslaught of rain? a mocked up newspaper or similar would have emphasised this if so.

I would have liked to see more realistic rain drops (ie not one stream of water maybe the use of a spray head from a watering can would have allowed accurate enough positioning without the single line of water drops.
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08/14/2008 05:23:17 PM
Very good capture and nice background. Great shot. 10
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08/14/2008 02:03:06 PM
Perfect job catching the splash! Funny shot but the water is what does it for me!
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08/14/2008 12:38:21 PM
Nice freeze.
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08/13/2008 08:47:15 PM
nice shot, bet it took some work to get this one!
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08/13/2008 02:51:19 PM
Good
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08/13/2008 10:50:14 AM
Ol NOES, Irene has a Wooddy!!!!! OL NOES.
Nice capture of the splash. You do this by hand or electronic assist. This is good for an 8!
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08/13/2008 09:56:16 AM
well, you did successfully what I tried to do :)
great lighting and great splash. well done
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08/13/2008 07:26:38 AM
How did you manage this? Top ten for sure! 10
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08/13/2008 12:54:57 AM
my only 10
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08/13/2008 12:39:04 AM
Great combination of different elements!
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