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A Tight Squeeze
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Samantha_T


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Challenge: Absurdity (Expert Editing)
Camera: Sony Alpha A77
Lens: Sony DT 1855mm f/3.55.6 SAM AF
Location: Austin, TX
Date: Feb 10, 2013
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2013

I don't think I have ever struggled with an idea as much as I struggled with this challenge topic! This is the result of many, MANY hours of thinking about absurd things...

Thanks everyone! I am kind of proud of this one, as I basically had to shoot our body parts individually in many different positions and then piece together a puzzle that had yet to be created. It was interesting cutting and pasting parts! I had to make sure I never had two left hands or something.

For our faces I actually used a piece of glass and I had him mash his face against it as I took pictures. That was funny. :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 47
Avg (all users): 7.4331
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 6.6563
Avg (non-participants): 7.6947
Views since voting: 3650
Views during voting: 455
Votes: 127
Comments: 44
Favorites: 6 (view)


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05/09/2013 01:40:09 PM
Got the asigmatic for this'un!
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02/27/2013 07:52:34 PM
way late on congrats -- trying to catch up.

Awesome idea -- well done!! Congrats on the blue!!
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02/27/2013 07:49:15 AM
Congratulations, really excellently put together! :O)
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02/24/2013 02:41:23 AM
Congratulations, Samantha! Fantastic idea and brilliant execution.
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02/23/2013 03:19:39 PM
Interesting cell animation effect. I like that almost nothing is the correct proportion (the jar covers, the room as it relates to the people, etc). Editing wise, I think you did a better job on yourself than the guy. The way you laid out his body it doesn't seem like his face should be pressed up against the glass. The back of his head perhaps, but not the front of his face. Then again maybe that just makes it more absurd.
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02/23/2013 01:29:24 AM
You, Samantha, are one of the most creative photographers I know. Full Stop.
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02/22/2013 09:09:46 PM
So, so well executed! Congrats!
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02/22/2013 05:16:56 PM
everything about this shot is awesome!!!
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02/22/2013 03:03:05 PM
Frame this one! I love it! So glad it ribboned.
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02/22/2013 02:28:16 PM
An amazing effort. Congratulations on the blue - completely deserved!
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02/22/2013 12:55:09 PM
Outstanding idea and fantastic execution. Are you planning to turn into a pro?
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02/22/2013 11:39:12 AM
I'm so glad you won that one Samantha, the best one of that challenge by a mile or two! On top of that, very creative and funny: I bet this image will also be very successful outside of DPC :-)
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02/22/2013 11:02:07 AM
Incredibly clever! Congrats on the well deserved ribbon.
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02/22/2013 10:00:33 AM
Wonderful,Congrats on the idea and execution.
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02/22/2013 05:17:34 AM
WHAT THE HECK ARE THE VOTERS THINKING WHO SCORED 10 VOTES RE 4 AND BELOW SHAME SHAME SHAME.....
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02/22/2013 05:14:53 AM
WELL MY ONLY TEN AS THIS WAS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY CONGRATULATIONS AND WORTH ALL THE HOURS THINKING AND HAVING PAIN TO WORK OUT THIS IDEA AND THEN ACHIEVING IT THAT WAS AND IS A WINNER... XOX
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02/22/2013 04:25:21 AM
I cannot even begin to imagine how this was done, excellent. My PS skills are 0 so I avoid Expert.
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02/22/2013 04:01:01 AM
Perfect! Congratulations.
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02/22/2013 03:57:52 AM
Can't even imagine how you did this one. Brilliant. Congrats on the Blue!
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02/22/2013 03:22:51 AM
this is just the definition of absurb. perfectly executed and excellent idea.
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02/22/2013 02:41:42 AM
Congrats on the blue, Sam, very well deserved for a very creative image and probably endless hours of PP.
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02/22/2013 02:41:17 AM
Reading the other posts and I don't feel stupid to ask: How did you do it.
This was going to win all the way. Congrats on a well deserved blue.
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02/22/2013 12:42:22 AM
I would LOVE to hear how you came up with this and how you did it!! I knew it was the Blue, Probaly the best crazy edit I've ever seen!! I seriously believe you really people in jars!!
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02/22/2013 12:22:14 AM
Would love to see a tutorial on this. I didn't even know this could be done. Wow!
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02/22/2013 12:05:38 AM
No surprise, please tell us how you did this! Well done, and this could be your best entry so far, apart from the one of you on the chair!
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02/22/2013 12:01:48 AM
Congrats again. An 8 from me and glad to see you back in form. Love the way the skin touching the glass is different... nice detail.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2013 11:30:36 PM
I am sure this will be on the front page and probably a ribbon. Very well done - you don't look very comfortable. Voted earlier.
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02/21/2013 09:39:41 PM
Samantha, your creativity is just wonderful and I really love the expressions here. Great job, as always. (voted earlier)
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02/21/2013 08:31:24 PM
Fantastic! 10
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02/21/2013 05:48:52 AM
I have to admit this is pretty good, you did a great job, even with the shadows on your bodies, well done!
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02/20/2013 11:21:01 AM
My favorite by a mile, Samantha! 10
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02/20/2013 10:44:49 AM
I really like Jason's face...Priceless!
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02/20/2013 06:50:22 AM
She still managed to get a piece of jewellery in. Sheesh - Women!
The removal of blood from squashed heals and palms etc is particularly well done. Top5 Mr and Mrs T.
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02/19/2013 01:04:20 PM
Lot of great editing here!
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02/18/2013 10:11:09 PM
Amazing work! Easy 10 from me.
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02/16/2013 12:29:05 PM
Great stuff,love the idea and the editing,top 3 for me.
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02/16/2013 10:29:10 AM
Amazing work, Samantha! How do you get yourself into these tight spots I will never know :-)

PS love the tats on Stan, did you add them or they real
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02/16/2013 03:57:54 AM
Well thought out and executed. Only nitpicks are the tops of the IKEA jars look pasted in, since they aren't edited in the same painterly way and the ceiling is too low (wouldn't even have been necessary to include). Front page material in any case.
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02/15/2013 09:37:12 PM
Top 4
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02/15/2013 07:32:06 PM
Awesomeness. Great concept, perfectly pp'd in a caricature-esque fashion. Can't even imagine how you shot the parts. Congrats on your ribbon.
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02/15/2013 04:14:15 PM
This is so awesome.
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02/15/2013 08:09:48 AM
Fantastic! I love the concept, love the execution, love everything. I hope you win, this really deserves it.
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02/15/2013 06:52:09 AM
Amazing work! 10 from me.
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02/15/2013 12:37:01 AM
Total Genius, done to perfection! I am looking at the blue here!
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