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Challenge: Money II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: La Studio des Snaffles
Date: Oct 28, 2008
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Emotive, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2008

Thanks Team Loonie Bin teammate 21.gif VitaminB for suggesting the title and use of financial pages as bg!

Setup is home studio, new lightbox. New lights took a tumble, though, cause I'm clumsy. So had to use my ol' faithfuls which left a little bit of glare on syringe but so what. It's a 35cc horse syringe with an 18 gauge needle, and a page from Financial section of Globe & Mail as bg.

pp: RAW conversion, crop, curves, brightness/contrast, shadow/highlight, cooling filter, exposure, resize, usm, sharpen edges, contrast again, save for web

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WOW! A top 10% finish...I am truly amazed that this pic did so well. Thanks to all for the comments and faves. Again, thanks Brad for the title idea (my original title was going to be Money is a Hit, from the Pink Floyd song). Woohoo! :-)

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 119
Avg (all users): 6.1979
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.8696
Avg (non-participants): 6.3050
Views since voting: 1561
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 187
Comments: 29
Favorites: 4 (view)


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07/15/2009 02:30:07 PM
GREAT idea!
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11/07/2008 11:11:10 PM
Great idea, Susan, and well-executed!
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11/06/2008 12:26:13 PM
Congrats on your super placement, Susan. Your image is really creative with great execution. You and your 50mm f/1.8D did each other proud.
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11/05/2008 12:40:03 PM
Excellent, Susan! Great score, great placement, and a really good idea with good execution for this challenge!
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11/05/2008 10:36:41 AM
Congrats on the super score Susan. You deserve it.
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11/05/2008 07:52:06 AM
Originally posted by colorcarnival:

You are on a roll! I liked this idea and also great choice of a background. Congrats on one of your new high scores!


You know... your right... that background rocks ;D

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11/05/2008 05:56:24 AM
ROFLMAO!!! Terrific idea!!! Congrats on your 6+ and Top 5!
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11/05/2008 12:11:14 AM
You are on a roll! I liked this idea and also great choice of a background. Congrats on one of your new high scores!
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11/05/2008 12:08:53 AM
Congrats on a great finish!
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11/05/2008 12:04:19 AM
Good showing!! I really like this one.
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11/05/2008 12:03:36 AM
Susan, congrats on the amazing finish.... your best placing yet i believe. Should have been top 10 IMO.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2008 10:01:28 PM
There's a lot of great euphemisms for the economy coming from this challenge. Another one I like.
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11/04/2008 07:20:27 AM
Fantastic image! Really effective.
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11/02/2008 09:41:31 AM
I found this to be a very creative image, even more in the context of the current economic circunstances. It caught my attention right away and made me laugh too, as it was right on target.
The title, apparently obvious, works very well with it, providing the double meaning you certainly wanted to bring to the viewer. The oof newspaper as the background properly conveys such idea, and it's nice being in perspective.
I think it would give more dynamics to the image having the seringe not so vertical and central, maybe just tilting a bit in diagonal opposite to the bg.
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11/02/2008 01:01:22 AM
8 for thinking this out!
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11/01/2008 10:51:48 PM
Awesome idea and awesome implementation. Very nice job!
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10/31/2008 09:29:23 PM
Meets Challenge:2
Technical:2
Interestingness:1
Creativity:
TOTAL: 5
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10/31/2008 06:06:11 PM
Excellent photo. No vote though... im on your team. Good luck with this one.
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10/30/2008 02:12:28 PM
Very nice set-up, superb lighting and focus. Well done.
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10/30/2008 11:20:46 AM
brilliant idea. 10
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10/29/2008 10:05:19 PM
not sure about the choice of background
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10/29/2008 04:58:13 PM
Very creative and timely. OOF financial page as background works great. Very good job! 8
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10/29/2008 02:33:46 PM
That's cool and a unique take on the challenge. I just wish it weren't so centered. Did you try a diagonal composition? I always find that makes a stronger image.
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10/29/2008 12:41:12 PM
I don't like needles :(( so scary...
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10/29/2008 10:49:29 AM
Having something coming from the needle end could be a nice touch, a drop of thick, green liquid or something, but I like it.
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10/29/2008 10:17:37 AM
"Stimulus package" =)
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10/29/2008 09:56:49 AM
Clever setup - like the theme.
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10/29/2008 05:09:57 AM
kool idea...
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10/29/2008 12:20:57 AM
Fantastic idea and well executed, the sharpness is great, especially on the needle (no pun intended.)
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