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BrennanOB


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Challenge: The Great Pumpkin Carving Challenge II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Garage, WC,CA
Date: Oct 28, 2011
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2 second
Galleries: Still Life, Horror
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2011

First time I have figured out to get a HEAVY pumpkin, so the walls were thick enough to carve pretty deep. I took about 3 hours to carve it, got some leaves from the back yard (brown is fall foliage around here), and lit it with a clamp lamp with a bit of fabric over the front, the poor man's softbox.

[Nov. 7th, 2011 08:00:38 PM]

Well as others have noted I seem to have lifted the idea from Ray Villafane
which I saw a while ago and seems to have stuck in my head. I followed the tutorial from Pumpkingutter and was carving from an old photo of a 60's era crowd member shouting at the freedom riders as they got off the bus.

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_981118.jpgwith apples for a friend
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_982133.jpg and lit.

It looked this way for about a day.Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_982941.jpg
Then much worseCopyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_983161.jpg

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 66
Avg (all users): 7.4686
Avg (commenters): 8.3000
Avg (participants): 6.6111
Avg (non-participants): 7.6906
Views since voting: 4616
Views during voting: 562
Votes: 175
Comments: 63
Favorites: 5 (view)


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11/12/2011 10:02:55 AM
Absolutely phenominal!!!!!
You are talented in so many ways. Great great work.
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11/11/2011 06:20:51 PM
Awesome! Truly amazing! Congrats on the blue and the 7.47!
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11/10/2011 09:34:33 PM
Fantastic work - and kudos to you for the time and patience. Years ago I did a complex carving. I came out fantastic but I vowed never again. So again - hats off to your patience as well as the fabulous result and great composition - very worthy of the blue.
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11/10/2011 05:15:08 PM
Wow... loved this one from the first time I looked at it... amazing job you did here and congrats on the ribbon :o)
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11/10/2011 03:55:55 PM
Amazing! Congratulations on your win!
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11/09/2011 11:17:14 PM
Fantastic. Congrats on the blue!
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11/09/2011 09:02:38 PM
Dude !
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11/09/2011 08:33:36 PM
Three hours to do all that? Wow!

Fantastic pumpkin, and an excellent image! A very well deserved blue!
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11/09/2011 08:10:43 PM
Incredible job Brennan! A ribbon well deserved. Congrats!
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11/09/2011 06:51:39 PM
Amazing work. always wanted to do this type of sculpture carving, maybe next year. Congrats on the carving, the ribbon, and a new PB!
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11/09/2011 06:29:27 PM
This is the first picture that I voted on. It caught my eye first thing. Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/09/2011 05:00:53 PM
Zarking heck this is CARVED :-O .... sod the photo THIS IS CARVED? wow .... damn fine piece of photography too.

Hey if you can do this with a pumpkin have a go at carving a young face on a largish cooking apple and let it dry out over sometime ... I saw it on telly decades ago as a kid and the face grows old before your very eyes, rather like mine in the mirror.
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11/09/2011 11:20:34 AM
Congrats on the blue and a new PB
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11/09/2011 11:05:27 AM
That's just a hell of a job :-) 'Grats!
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11/09/2011 11:03:30 AM
Great work,Congratulations.
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11/09/2011 10:54:35 AM
Just to let you know that if you spray it with a bleachy substance like watered down bleach or a bathroom cleaner with bleach in it, it will last twice as long.

Great picture though
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11/09/2011 09:23:55 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon, Brennan. Wonderful carving and shot! Didn't vote on this challenge but this one truly stood out when I glanced through them
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11/09/2011 08:46:41 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon, Brennan. And the clown gets bumped down another spot! On the flip side another scary face is firmly planted on your profile page. ;D You can't win 'em all.
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11/09/2011 08:35:28 AM
Congrats! Great work and the final photo was very good.
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11/09/2011 08:22:06 AM
congratulations, Love it!!
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11/09/2011 07:14:29 AM
The photography and sculpture are both top notch, Brennan! Big congrats on your blue!
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11/09/2011 06:51:45 AM
Congrats Brennan on a gorgeously carved pumpkin, even of such an ugly-minded person. Well deserved blue.
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11/09/2011 06:14:55 AM
Maestro magnificente!
Beautiful work, Brennan, and well rewarded with that impressive score.
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11/09/2011 05:20:35 AM
WOW! seriously good
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11/09/2011 05:16:23 AM
Very nice! - Perhaps your true calling in life is as a sculptor? :)
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11/09/2011 04:36:13 AM
Great work! Congrats with your ribbon.
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11/09/2011 02:47:29 AM
"...then much worse" LOL!!!! Gorgeous carving. Congrats on the blue.
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11/09/2011 02:40:42 AM
Great carving work and good photograph. Congrats on your deserved blue!
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11/09/2011 01:21:15 AM
Way to go, Brennan! You gotz skillz! Fantastic.
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11/09/2011 01:18:09 AM
Congratulations on your blue! Outstanding carving!
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11/09/2011 01:08:37 AM
Fantastic carving and well photographed too - congrats on the Blue and a new Personal Best!
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11/09/2011 12:46:48 AM
Very cool work...Congrats on Blue!!!
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11/09/2011 12:42:11 AM
Congratulations Brennan! Pretty awesome carving job- truly!
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11/09/2011 12:38:15 AM
that is one awesomely scary face. I hope you photographed it in the days of its declension.
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11/09/2011 12:29:48 AM
Wow, fantastic job!
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11/09/2011 12:27:06 AM
Congrats on the win! This was one of my top two picks.
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11/09/2011 12:07:20 AM
Great carving Brennan. Congrats on the blue...but one thing... poor mans softbox-is there any other way?
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11/09/2011 12:06:39 AM
Congratulations! Awesome work - both the carving and the photography.
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11/09/2011 12:05:50 AM
wow...awesome finish.
this was carved so well. congrats on the blue!
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11/09/2011 12:05:19 AM
Congrats!
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11/09/2011 12:03:38 AM
Awesome carving job! Congrats on the well deserved blue!
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11/09/2011 12:02:02 AM
Congrats on the Ribbon!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/08/2011 07:53:57 AM
I am impressed with the 3D sculpture, congratulations
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11/08/2011 07:27:57 AM
Just great! Congrats!:) 10
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11/07/2011 07:06:57 PM
Remarkable carving job!
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11/07/2011 01:37:34 AM
Absolutely amazing carving. There's no end to some people's talents. Great photographers and artists alike! Well done.
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11/06/2011 08:58:24 PM
I'm going to score this on the assumption that it truly fits the the spirit of the challenge and is not a partial carving with a mask inside.
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11/06/2011 05:54:11 PM
Wow, amazing carving, much like the last one on this page:

http://villafanestudios.com/gallery/the-pumpkins-2/page/3#
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11/06/2011 03:58:54 PM
Whicked carving, great lighting!
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11/06/2011 01:35:13 PM
master carver :-)
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11/04/2011 10:27:07 PM
Love the 3D
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11/04/2011 01:42:22 PM
That,s a cracker.
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11/04/2011 07:20:27 AM
genius!
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11/03/2011 09:41:19 PM
Outstanding!! Amazing detail.
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11/03/2011 05:05:34 PM
Wow. Wonderfully done!
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11/03/2011 02:53:29 PM
Who's behind this :) Excellent work on the carving and good idea for the photo.
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11/03/2011 01:06:32 PM
Best in show, well done!
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11/02/2011 11:05:06 PM
wow
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11/02/2011 09:31:06 PM
Carving well done.
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11/02/2011 02:43:55 PM
Very creative use of the bits.
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11/02/2011 10:08:11 AM
That is some completely amazing carving. Puts the others to shame :)
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11/02/2011 08:40:02 AM
MAN!!!! That's really good. How long it take ya?
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11/02/2011 06:38:33 AM
fantastic job sculpting the face
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