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Hello Dolly
Hello Dolly

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Challenge: Fool the Viewer II (Expert Editing)
Collection: challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-600D/T3 Rebel
Location: pin shop factories
Date: Aug 31, 2013
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2013

I would love to say that my back was on a stool, my head was thrown back, and my feet were up against the wall, but...

that wouldn't be true. My initial plan was to shoot all types of arms, heads and legs and piece together a front-facing arm with a back facing leg, etc.

This happened to look a lot better and fit into my "bizarre part human contraption idea." This is a composite of three photos, an addition of arms from different shots not a simple erasing of head and legs.

I am happy with the 50 mm 1.8 creating a nice feel and lighting, the flexing arm is a bit overexposed, and I can still see where I added the arms, but I like the plastic on the window, onto the floor, and the striped towel. I suppose the crop (or composition) could have been a bit better when it came to where my hand falls on the window on the door on the left. I have to give credit to Nikki(' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Nam a new teammate, for helping to select this image out of a few, and making wonderful suggestions to make the image better, that I was not able to implement(I tried!).

Oh yeah, and this was a personal best, with two faves, and great comments, especially from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Tanguera(who needs no description, but has some of the best and most photographic expert editing entries on DPC)(as well as ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' RKT, a superb black and whiter herself.) So thanks are in order. (Queue the Oscar theme music-speech over)

Place: 7 out of 43
Avg (all users): 6.7586
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 6.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.7619
Views since voting: 1439
Views during voting: 286
Votes: 87
Comments: 19
Favorites: 4 (view)

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09/16/2013 02:18:55 PM
Ten from me, super shot!
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09/15/2013 01:30:39 PM
Fantastic image and a great finish! Congrats teammate.
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09/15/2013 10:44:55 AM
Love this!!! Real and surreal.... wonderful mixture... so makes me smile. Sorry I wasn't around to vote but it gets a fave from me! Congrats on the PB.
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09/13/2013 02:56:25 PM
Great finish Paul, well done.
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09/13/2013 08:14:12 AM
Quirky image and wonderful finish - congratulations on the top ten, Paul. We want notes! We want notes!

ETA: Oh yeah, and I rescind my suggestion about the towel - the more I think about the challenge topic, the more I think the fold is perfect. It looks so real - probably because it's about the only thing that is LOL

Message edited by author 2013-09-13 09:54:04.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2013 10:24:28 PM
impressive illusion
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09/12/2013 09:11:59 PM
a beginning
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09/12/2013 05:08:36 PM
Digitally manufactured
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09/12/2013 04:24:42 PM
real and a 10
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09/11/2013 07:07:04 PM
a dolly that does all the work for you, I want one!!!
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09/09/2013 06:24:30 PM
real cory after the magician sawed him in half
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09/09/2013 02:17:53 PM
A 10 for you for making me laugh. A fav for showing me something I don't think I've ever seen before...and making my laugh.
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09/08/2013 04:37:41 PM
Another one for the bizarre category. Neat idea.
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09/07/2013 04:48:05 AM
Where is Dolly? Well shot
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09/06/2013 12:03:36 PM
love this. I will say imagined. If it is real I would love a picture of the side view
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09/06/2013 09:50:10 AM
Should be a top five. Perfectly in the spirit of the challenge :)

ETA: it could be real...
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09/06/2013 05:41:03 AM
One of just a few in my opinion.
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09/06/2013 01:31:44 AM
Dementedly brilliant. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this image. There is both a simplicity and a profundity, combined with a quirkiness of pose and striped towel, that is superlative.
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09/06/2013 12:58:55 AM
Nice setup
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