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Challenge: Headlines (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Chateau Snaffles
Date: Nov 11, 2012
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Nov 13, 2012

Now this was a fun shoot, and I got a lot of kindling chopped in the process!

Yes, I did chop all the kindling you see there, though not all at the same time, as is insinuated in the headline. That's about 3 sessions worth of kindling of about a dozen cedar logs, at roughly an hour per batch.

For whatever reason, neither of my remotes would work consistently in the damp weather, so I got Ryan, aka ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Magnumphotography to hit the shutter for me. Only problem was, towards the end it was really tough to keep going as I was running out of logs to chop! That and making eye contact with the camera while chopping, without losing control of the axe on the downswing. You don't want to be sitting in an ER on a Sunday morning.

pp: altered RAW, crop, brightness/contrast, vibrance/ saturation, dodge and burn, minor cloning, desaturate, resize, sharpen, save for web
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Post challenge: Woohoo, 6th place! Thanks all for the nice comments! As usual my mouth is semi-clenched so I look like I have no lips, but ah well :-)

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 78
Avg (all users): 6.2824
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.1628
Avg (non-participants): 6.3409
Views since voting: 1442
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 131
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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11/23/2012 11:49:35 AM
Time for a little roof work now, snaffs? Anyway, congrats on the high finish!
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11/23/2012 09:25:03 AM
Love this - congrats on the high finish!
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11/22/2012 01:22:00 AM
I really like this one. Congrats on TT.
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11/21/2012 10:23:37 PM
What a fun idea and photo! :)
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11/21/2012 07:29:33 AM
keep going, there's a lot more to split. Great finish.
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11/21/2012 04:45:42 AM
Great stuff,this was my number one.
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11/21/2012 02:03:28 AM
Cool image, I wouldn't mess with you.
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11/21/2012 01:25:10 AM
Can't fake this kind of chopping. This is a seriously good image. Interest everywhere, action, and a pretty girl to boot. Very well done.
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11/21/2012 12:42:38 AM
You're doing it wrong. :P :P
Congrats on numero sixo!
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11/21/2012 12:06:05 AM
I love the eye contact. Congrats on a great shot and high finish.
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11/21/2012 12:04:34 AM
front page queen.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/20/2012 11:45:09 PM
Gotta love a woman who knows how to handle an ax. Nice shot.
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11/20/2012 10:03:44 PM
Busy queen
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11/20/2012 08:02:06 PM
Well now. I must try the backkick, Susan.
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11/20/2012 10:26:06 AM
Who's that girl.
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11/18/2012 04:07:10 PM
Great tong in cheek picture, love it.
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11/14/2012 02:29:14 PM
Haha, that's great. Definitely a story that would appear front page in the small town papers.
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11/14/2012 12:04:33 PM
OMG I love the log heading for the camera... Thank goodness it's gonna hit a cannon instead of a nikon, ( I hope )
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11/14/2012 12:51:22 AM
Clever title. Well done.
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11/14/2012 12:20:16 AM
Lookin' tuff, snaffles :-)
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