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Little Red Riding Shoehorn
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Challenge: The Brothers Grimm (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: My kitchen table
Date: Oct 5, 2008
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13 sec.
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2008

My muse decided to visit a mere hour before rollover. Another rushed entry. the red cape and cap is from a screaming slingshot monkey I bought on Woot.com, the "Wolf" is a happy meal toy from the "Kung-Fu Panda" Promotion. The Wolf's night cap is made from a baby sock.

Pre-challenge notes:
I am going to get sooooo creamed in this challenge! Hoping to pull in a lot of good comments for the humor, and my continuing submission of shoehorns when I am at a loss for a genuine creative idea.

[Oct. 11th, 2008 05:33:15 PM]

This is interesting. As expected, the average is fairly low, with just a handful of people that appreciate my humorous entry. What I find interesting, is that I think my photography of this is actually pretty good, but I'm still getting hit with mostly 4's. This is averaging lower than other shoehorns I have done which were not nearly as good. I suppose gag entries, even when good, come in pretty low on the broad appeal scale. I'm having fun with this one, though. Getting some good comments.

Post-challenge notes:
Finally got that elusive brownie, and I wasn't even aiming for it this time! I knew this would score low, my shoehorns normally do. I'm a little perplexed by this one however, as I have had some of my shoehorns that were not nearly this good that scored way higher. Perhaps there was a larger percentage of people that didn't get the gag voting in this challenge, or it was more bizarre than I thought.

For the benefit of the people that left comments along the lines of "I don't get it..." here is the explanation:

As you may or may not already know, a contest entry that does not really meet the theme, but is forced to fit the subject (usually with the use of a clever title) is called a "shoehorn" entry.

I decided to literally do a series of shoehorn entries when I don't have any genuinely good ideas.

Thanks for playing!

Statistics
Place: 81 out of 82
Avg (all users): 4.0890
Avg (commenters): 4.6875
Avg (participants): 4.0556
Avg (non-participants): 4.0968
Views since voting: 1763
Views during voting: 401
Votes: 191
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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01/10/2011 02:31:56 PM
that's hilarious in an out-side of the box type of way :)

Message edited by author 2011-02-15 10:22:14.
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10/24/2008 05:03:06 PM
Originally posted by violinist123:

This isn't really a shoehorn, the subject of the photo is an obvious attempt to meet the challenge via little red cap/little red riding hood imagery. As one of your fifteen two votes, I can assure you that meeting the challenge is all that kept it from getting a 1 based purely on technical quality lol. Gag shots score well sometimes if they are well shot. I have proof.


I guess you just don't like "shoehorns" because I've seen other shots do so much better and have NO focus! Dancing Chicken Legs (Ballroom Blitz) was one....way back...gotta go look up that challenge again. It wasn't a shoehorn and it was not well shot. Yet, it did much better.

Message edited by author 2009-02-13 17:49:50.
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10/24/2008 05:00:28 PM
Ya know...this was excellently photographed! It made me laugh. I think that the Grimm's challenge was a low scoring challenge to begin with. This certainly didn't deserve The Brown....but, hey......a ribbon is a ribbon! Take it with pride!
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10/13/2008 07:27:08 PM
This isn't really a shoehorn, the subject of the photo is an obvious attempt to meet the challenge via little red cap/little red riding hood imagery. As one of your fifteen two votes, I can assure you that meeting the challenge is all that kept it from getting a 1 based purely on technical quality lol. Gag shots score well sometimes if they are well shot. I have proof.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/13/2008 05:18:55 PM
Grandma, what big pecs you have... Completely missed this in voting, not sure how, but would have given you kudos for the humor. Must be hard to carry her basket without arms, though. ;) You know, you might actually be the highest-scoring Brown in quite some time. I would not have thought a 4+ was brown-worthy.
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10/13/2008 09:01:15 AM
Nice win (I guess). Not sure how an nicely composed, well lit, and in focus photo finishes last. It wasn't even that much of a shoehorn, considering it had a shoehorn in it. I guess I need to start voting more.
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10/13/2008 08:02:29 AM
ok now I'm pissed because you stole my brown...
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10/13/2008 06:38:28 AM
Damn, some people just don't have a sense of humour. I loved it and it certainly didn't deserve the brown.
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10/13/2008 12:56:47 AM
Congrats on the brown! I thought it was pretty well photographed, for a shoehorn, and love the little cap on the wolf - cute!
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10/13/2008 12:43:55 AM
This wasn't what I pictured when I heard you won the brown. Made me laugh and kudos to you for not taking it too seriously!
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10/13/2008 12:18:51 AM
Lol, congrats! You now have your coveted brown :D
But *I* still like it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2008 10:52:12 PM
Huh? I don't get it??? OK Now I GET it!!! Great lighting and an very attractive shoehorn it is! Right on target for the subject of this challenge too.
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10/12/2008 07:34:07 PM
funny stuff - but i am afraid they didn't use steel shoehorns back in the days of the Brothers Grimm....
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10/12/2008 06:51:35 PM
Umm, er, well .. yes, it's a shoehorn in a red capeish object with a wolfie sort of action figure. More creative than anything I came up with (which was nothing at all!).
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10/12/2008 01:11:48 PM
Only your shoehorns are literal shoehorns! Funny.
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10/11/2008 06:16:05 PM
shoehorn???
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10/10/2008 02:45:04 PM
Looks like that shoehorn has been used as a screwdriver a time or two. :-) Yep, it's a shoehorned entry (kinda)...probably will score better than a handful out there. Good luck.
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10/08/2008 09:16:11 PM
You get my Shoehorn Ten.
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10/08/2008 07:48:40 PM
Someone's been eating at McDonalds...
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10/08/2008 10:00:56 AM
LOL that's cute.
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10/07/2008 07:40:13 PM
honesty earns you a higher score :)
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10/07/2008 07:10:45 PM
Hahaha. Good one.
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10/06/2008 09:03:46 PM
If you'd used a little doll instead, this'd actually be a really cute, funny shot. Or even if you'd just had the wolf in the old lady hat.
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10/06/2008 02:20:04 PM
nice sharpness and clarity, but i don't get the shoehorn tie in... a pun?
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10/06/2008 07:01:39 AM
I like the humour in this and its odd just how much a shoehorn can look like a small child
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10/06/2008 04:28:33 AM
Steve, the shoehorn king? :)
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10/06/2008 03:48:40 AM
at least this made me laugh
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10/06/2008 03:20:36 AM
Right on....
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