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Challenge: The Color Purple (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Date: Jul 4, 2004
Aperture: 3.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Family, Humorous
Date Uploaded: Jul 4, 2004

Isaac insinuated himself among the monkeys in this sculpture outside a Chinatown art shop. While we were browsing the pictures he informed me that the wooden monkeys had a purplish cast to them, so ...

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05/04/2007 02:24:06 AM
Before I look more closely at this image, and saw the young boy covering his eyes, I thought of the three monkeys, and to my surprise look what I see. A great candid shot that works.....
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07/19/2004 01:18:05 AM
Originally posted by OneSweetSin:

Thank you for the amusing look at see no evil...my question is...is he a monkey Dad? Again I like it cause its one of those photos that is just to cute and amusing for most of the votes around here but thanks for the orginality.

Thank you ... sometimes he does seem like a little monkey boy ... I have to admit this motif isn't entirely original, even for me:

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We don't have that many Concord grapes out here (even in Concord!), but that same dusty bluish-purple is also found on the elderberries which grow wild all over.
07/18/2004 09:32:14 PM
Critique Club

LOL...oh Paul this would have worked so much better in a humorous challenge or the portrait challenge...I can see this being titled...My Little Monkey....but seriously yes Isaac was right there is a purple hue to the monkeys...its very mild but it is there...I would say more of a purple undertone to them, however, they are about the same color as concord grapes in the fall....that deep dark purplish blue, so with that said they would fit the challenge.

The backround is a bit busy but I'm sure in this instance you had no control over that....as for the bench being slanted I tend to agree with you it wouldn't look right if it weren't.

Thank you for the amusing look at see no evil...my question is...is he a monkey Dad? Again I like it cause its one of those photos that is just to cute and amusing for most of the votes around here but thanks for the orginality.



Message edited by author 2004-07-18 21:34:38.
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07/18/2004 01:43:07 PM
Originally posted by Bran-O-Rama:

Didn't mean any offense about the slanted bench but I thought the subjects in the foreground were the focus of the image. Isn't it much more natural to see a "slanted" or angled roof than an unleveled bench? :/

Sorry, I was tired when I wrote that. I'll have to try it and see how it looks. To me, it was obvious that the far rooflines are part of entranceways, and as such would look odd if slanted. But others might not notice.

The other factor is that, although the bench slants, Isaac is somewhat compensating and sitting up pretty straight. There's also a vertical seam in the window right behind his shoulder.

I appreciate the suggestions! My mom was visiting, and I know she'll like it regardless of the roofline :)

Now if I could only have made it purple ...
07/18/2004 06:02:28 AM
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Bran-O-Rama:

Bench is slanted and does not benefit from this abstract angle, even though shrine/wall in back is horizontally level.

The bench is slanted -- it would look far stupider (IMO) to have the bench level and the reflected rooflines slanted ...

Maybe I should re-title this "Now I Feel So Blue" :)


Didn't mean any offense about the slanted bench but I thought the subjects in the foreground were the focus of the image. Isn't it much more natural to see a "slanted" or angled roof than an unleveled bench? :/
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07/12/2004 12:17:35 AM
Originally posted by Bran-O-Rama:

Bench is slanted and does not benefit from this abstract angle, even though shrine/wall in back is horizontally level.

The bench is slanted -- it would look far stupider (IMO) to have the bench level and the reflected rooflines slanted ...

Maybe I should re-title this "Now I Feel So Blue" :)
07/12/2004 12:14:06 AM
Well, since I am red-green color-blind, I always have trouble with blues and purples. In this case, I was relying on Isaac's opinion that the monkeys themselves had a dusky purple color to them, somewhat like elderberries ... I can't really argue the case either way from Photoshop's densitometry info, as the borderline between blues and purples is so nebulous.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2004 11:54:27 PM
Sorry, don't see the purple...
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07/11/2004 08:44:29 PM
...and one shot short of the color purple.
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07/10/2004 05:20:15 PM
purple?
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07/10/2004 11:14:04 AM
Maybe is my monitor but I see no purple. Would be nice with another background. Is to much stuff in there and disturbs me. But I like the ideea. 6
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07/08/2004 02:38:59 PM
Cute idea, but I don't see the purple.
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07/08/2004 11:10:48 AM
Cute shot, but the framing seems unbalanced, and it looks oversharpened. Also, I'm not getting much of a hint of purple here.
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07/07/2004 09:32:59 AM
Great picture why bother wit a purple challenge???? 4
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07/06/2004 08:57:42 PM
Cute...but where's the purple?
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07/06/2004 10:13:56 AM
Where's the purple??
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07/05/2004 10:10:03 PM
dunno. been staring, trying to interpret, see or get some hint of a suggestion on the colour purple. I can;t. but there's no need to get penalise for my daftness. if there is some hint, please pm, otherwise I'm gonna have to score this one low. Totally off subject, it is an adorable shot tho!
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07/05/2004 07:53:14 PM
ack, i guess this may have seemed purple but to me it just looks blue-tinged.
maybe its a monitor clash or something
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07/05/2004 03:48:09 PM
The idea is origional but i really can't see the purpel theme here. Think you should try this as a B&W maybe.
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07/05/2004 02:10:13 PM
I'm not seeing any suggestion of purple. I see bronze, aqua, blue, yellow, gold,cream, beige even a bit of red in the background but absolutely no purple.

It's a nice snap shot but the background is a bit distracting.
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07/05/2004 10:15:56 AM
The only thing resembling "purple" I see is the pole in back of the Hear No Evil monkey next to the red pole. Other than that, this photo does not depict nor suggest purple. Bench is slanted and does not benefit from this abstract angle, even though shrine/wall in back is horizontally level.
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07/05/2004 07:07:28 AM
I think this is funny, good execution, but where's the purple?
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07/05/2004 06:45:45 AM
I'm not seeing any purple here. Sorry, I just don't get it.
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