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Challenge: Asia (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: My middle bedroom
Date: Dec 28, 2008
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2 Sec.
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2008

I would have liked to get a little more DOF on this so that the newspaper was in clearer focus. After this shot, I changed my aperture to something a little narrower, and did get better DOF, but this shot had the look I was after, as if Godzilla was reading the paper and looking up over it at the viewer. Not sure if it will be obvious or too subtle that the photo on the front page is of Godzilla battling Mechagodzilla.

Wasn't happy with the low DOF of the first effort, so I re-shot the entry. The first one had an angle I liked just a touch better, though, but the shallow DOF was a problem. It's amazing how hard it can be to duplicate an exact scene, even with a staged shot on a tabletop.

Still working on my lighting. I'm getting better, but this one has a slight unevenness to the background. 430EX flash mounted on camera, pointed to my right and bounced off a white posterboard. It could have probably benefited from a white card on the left side to fill it in a little. Some graduated masks could probably adjust for it in PP, and that is something on my list of things to learn in the near future.

Here's my discarded first effort:
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I think this outtake also has a little bit of a halo framing Godzilla that would have hurt it.

Too bad I didn't have a little coffee cup to put in his hand claw. That would have been a nice touch.

Pre-challenge notes:
Probably going to get killed in voting again. My humorous entries tend to place poorly. This is another one that I am pleased with, but will probably bomb in voting. Hoping for something in the 5's for this, but not counting on it. Hoping it will be able to rake in a few fun comments, though.

Post-challenge notes:
Placed a lot better than I expected. This makes my highest scoring humorous entry to date. Raked in a lot of great comments. I'm pleased.

Statistics
Place: 48 out of 106
Avg (all users): 5.6038
Avg (commenters): 7.0625
Avg (participants): 5.3171
Avg (non-participants): 5.7034
Views since voting: 1356
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 159
Comments: 23
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/13/2009 11:49:49 AM
Originally posted by Pug-H:

Ah, the thing is, he didn't make the front page, as his page (i.e. the one on the right) would be one of the last pages. There's no newspaper logo on the front page (i.e. the one on the left) - it's the Culture section (!), which means the coversheet has been taken away. (Back page usually has the day's TV schedule on it.) ;-Þ
And, oh dear, 16000 Sony employees to be stood down...

Obviously I don't read Japanese like you do, and I did not ask my manager's cultural input for a Godzilla pic!

I expected someone who reads Japanese would eventually point out some problems!
09/13/2009 07:47:07 AM
Ah, the thing is, he didn't make the front page, as his page (i.e. the one on the right) would be one of the last pages. There's no newspaper logo on the front page (i.e. the one on the left) - it's the Culture section (!), which means the coversheet has been taken away. (Back page usually has the day's TV schedule on it.) ;-Þ
And, oh dear, 16000 Sony employees to be stood down...
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04/18/2009 01:09:36 AM
Wonderful! A nice break from the usual entry. :)
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01/05/2009 07:46:25 AM
Too funny!! And really quite appropriate for a sense of humor entry in this particular challenge. Well done with the setup and lighting.
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01/05/2009 12:13:00 AM
works for me! not a bad score for a haha!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2009 08:12:28 PM
Cool. Really like it.
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01/04/2009 06:42:43 PM
Hilarious
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01/03/2009 04:18:35 AM
I really love the subject haha. The only problem I can see with this picture is that the empty space in the upper left hand corner kind of pulls my out of the scene. I think the backround color was a good choice though.
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01/03/2009 12:15:03 AM
lol...Art?
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01/01/2009 10:18:16 PM
"Oh no! They say he's got to go. Oh no! Godzilla!" BOC....Great photo that fits theme very well.
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12/31/2008 05:00:43 PM
Funny! Very cute. Good job.
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12/31/2008 04:44:38 PM
Funny....good idea
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12/31/2008 02:57:12 PM
funny
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12/31/2008 07:56:20 AM
Hehe, funny idea :-)
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12/31/2008 12:35:54 AM
fun!
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12/29/2008 06:49:27 PM
:)
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12/29/2008 06:47:24 PM
Excellent setup, well done. 10
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12/29/2008 02:49:38 PM
Very funny!
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12/29/2008 11:33:07 AM
Too funny!
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12/29/2008 08:21:07 AM
That is so awesome!!!!
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12/29/2008 05:04:35 AM
Hilarious!
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12/29/2008 02:52:18 AM
Yeah, baby!! :)
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12/29/2008 12:54:08 AM
He seems happy to have made the news :)
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