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Un-Forbidden Fruit
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autool

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Challenge: Humor (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: Tracy, CA
Date: Jan 11, 2003
Aperture: f-11
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Humorous, Nude
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2003

I just couldn't resist. Taken indoors with one photoflood.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 53
Avg (all users): 7.5327
Avg (commenters): 8.4474
Avg (participants): 7.4186
Avg (non-participants): 7.6094
Views since voting: 18396
Votes: 107
Comments: 77
Favorites: 26 (view)


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05/03/2006 09:25:30 AM
hahaha ...nice
06/02/2005 08:15:23 PM
LMAO, my husband and I love this!!!
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09/10/2004 06:41:51 PM
hahaha omg thats awesome!
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07/19/2003 10:56:10 PM
Very Funny!

I wish I had found DPChallenge in time to vote on this one, definately a 10 :) Even if it has flaws.

By the way where did you find the boots?

I looked at your photo in your profile and I had to do a double take! I thought it was Dave from all the "Wendys'" commercials or Tim Allens' shop teacher from "Tool Time". (LOL!).

I love the 643adjusted.jpg photograph in your portfolio, great work.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work. It reflects your happy and cheerful outlook.

Great work Richard.


Calvus
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07/07/2003 10:51:30 AM
my god... haha. did you have to shave your fingers for this?? excellent!
01/27/2003 09:06:35 AM
Thanks for the extra time you spent with my critique. You have pointed out some interesting points. I wasn't completely satisfied with the picture but I was getting tired and impatient. I am still working with making my files the right size and am not comfortable with PS, I hope time and practice will get me past this. The junk in the background, I didn't even notice it until after I submitted it to DPC, and I decided it was too late to do over because my model had left, so I went with it. I appreciate you and others for bringing these improvements to my attention, I will only hope I remember to take them into consideration on my future photographs. I sure will try.
Thanks again,
Dick
01/26/2003 09:15:37 AM
Critique Club comment :o)

Composition:

Very cleverly thought out, and nicely positioned. The crop is slightly odd, since there's very little space between the lower boot and the bottom of the frame, yet plenty above, so perhaps a slightly lower angle/crop would help balance this a bit more... but then again, the space above helps add to the illusion of someone lying there, so perhaps you made the right choice here.

Background:

The background is good - a very empty black, as per the shot its a parody of, but there's a patch of something just above the upper knuckle that's a bit distracting. I find that it always pays to make sure your background is completely spotless if possible.

Camera Work:

The lighting picks up all the details, and the DoF and focus are both pretty much spot on, apart from the upper finger which feels a bit less clear than the rest of the subject.

Post Processing:

Since you've not provided any details, I can only guess as to the post processing you've done, if any. One important thing to mention is that this shot is only 124Kb, out of a maximum 150Kb, therefore you may have lost a bit of detail by compressing the image down to that size - I always recommend that you try to get as close to the 150Kb line as possible, so that as little detail as possible is lost.

My Opinion:

Does this meet the "Humor" challenge? It made me laff, which is more than most did, and it wasn't a huge surprise to me that it did so well... BTW, where did you get the tiny apple & boots from?! :o)

If you have any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via the PM system.
01/21/2003 11:01:29 PM
Congratulations on 1st place, keep laughing every time I see it!
01/20/2003 06:51:12 PM
Could not be more pleased, Dick, to see that blue ribbon for your photograph. It is such a good spoof of JS's picture, and your granddaughter really put the frosting on the cake with the boots.
John
01/20/2003 03:13:58 PM
LOL!! Congrats!! I wasn't around last week to vote unfortunatley, i would have given this a 10. Very Creative.
01/20/2003 10:56:22 AM
What a hoot! So funny and so well done..the skin tones rival Setzes...and the boots LOL.
01/20/2003 09:21:24 AM
Congrats on a really funny entry. Nicely done and well deserved.
01/20/2003 07:57:33 AM
Great entry. Very funny. Does those boots come in a 8 1/2?
01/20/2003 03:16:01 AM
Congrats on your win :) Very funny photo! One of each colour ribbon now, nice work!
01/20/2003 01:22:09 AM
Congrats, autool!!!!
You deserve 1st place. Great story behind the picture too. Thank you for the good laugh.
01/20/2003 12:55:54 AM
Congrats autool, very creative and well done shot!
01/20/2003 12:32:05 AM
WOW!
Like I always say "let's have fun". I truly think that "fun" is what it is all about. This picture is the result of one of those times when you wake up at 3 o'clock in the morning and have a great idea and you can't wait till morning to do it, so you just lay there knowing that if you go back to sleep you won't remember in the morning what the great idea was.

I first tried to recruit my wife to do a "nude" for the humor challenge and for some reason she wouldn't talk to me for qutie a while. After we started communicating again I explained what I had in mind and we tried it, but both her and my fingers were too old! My 19 year old grandaughter stopped by and caught us, and volunteered to allow me to use her younger hands. It was her idea to add the boots which really made the picture, at least in my opinion. Another of her concerns were that her "thighs" would look too fat. It was really quite strange how we immediately started referring to parts of her hand as those other parts of the body that we were trying to represent.

It was a whole lot of fun to make this picture, and I thank all of you that voted and gave me such wonderful comments. Most of all I thank John and Kim for giving me the inspiration and such a great picture to spoof. Last but not least I thank the person that gave me the "1" for taking time to evaluate "Un-Forbidden Fruit" and to keep me humble.

Keep Shootin' and have fun.
Dick
01/20/2003 12:29:39 AM
well done-CONGRATS
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01/20/2003 12:27:10 AM
This is why we love this site!

Creative thinking!

Perfect!
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01/20/2003 12:21:44 AM
LOL
too funny!
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01/20/2003 12:09:53 AM
Congratulations Autool! What a concept! Very funny!
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01/20/2003 12:07:57 AM
Autool,

Congrats ... A wonderful idea ... You really pulled this one off !!!

Bob
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01/20/2003 12:07:36 AM
I'm so glad you didn't resist this funny shot.
Great job.CONGRATS

Message edited by author 2003-01-20 00:08:06.
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01/20/2003 12:04:22 AM
Congrats Autool, I laughed harder at this one than any other. Well deserved win!
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01/20/2003 12:01:04 AM
Awsome Autool...congrats, this was hysterical!!! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2003 07:49:22 PM
Very cute -- got a chuckle out of this one!
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01/18/2003 04:03:18 PM
Very resourceful.
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01/18/2003 11:19:10 AM
Setzler's lawyer will be in touch. 8
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01/17/2003 01:10:35 PM
This is such a perfect spoof!! Well done!!
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01/17/2003 10:24:52 AM
I'm sure glad you added the little booties, they make all the difference to the composition! This made my husband and I both laugh, as I'm sure it did a lot of peeps. Great lighting on this shot, and good composition.
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01/17/2003 01:53:53 AM
We were both lucky enough that this was the first pic in the challenge to pop up on my page -- helped to get me in the right frame of mind right away!
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01/16/2003 04:47:14 PM
funny - nice details, good lighting, good composition. I hope this is up near the top
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01/16/2003 09:27:31 AM
If those aren't about the sexiest shaped legs I've ever seen. You did a good job of turning this from porn into art. This is too funny and well photographed at the same time. Gret job both ways. Way to go.
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01/15/2003 05:25:18 PM
This is definitely my favourite this week. I love spoofs and this one is the biggest spoof of them all. Congratulations. a well deserved 10.
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01/15/2003 01:51:04 PM
Very funny and well done. We chose the same photo to make fun with, only I guess I complicated myself a little bit more, and I'm most probably getting the same results as yours anyway. What makes me laugh more, is that tiny apple you found...
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01/15/2003 01:28:26 PM
Is this the latest version of the forbidden fruit? This is the funniest of them all, perfect 10! Good Job!
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01/15/2003 09:42:25 AM
this is just too funny!!
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01/15/2003 09:35:56 AM
The 2nd play off of John's shot I have seen. This one is just as funny, in the fact that it's finger wearing plastic boots, and the size of that apple! A very funny shot... 10
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01/15/2003 12:11:55 AM
Cute boots, tiny apple, mocking the original photo in a good way. Funny in it own way.
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01/14/2003 09:37:45 PM
This is great...I wasn't sure what the legs were until I looked at the big picture. If I could vote I would have given it an 10. Just a note (that wouldn't affect my vote, if I could vote) the background has a little brown stain
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01/14/2003 07:26:59 PM
Very good humour. and realisation. Passing on the distracting 'stuff' in the background. Good luck
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01/14/2003 06:57:51 PM
This is hilarious. I never get over the creativity on this site. Great shot, the lighting and focus are superb. Only nit is the brown whatever on the background above the knuckle. One of the weeks best!
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01/14/2003 05:29:44 PM
the only shot that actually got a laugh out of us.
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01/14/2003 04:58:15 PM
ROFL, very original!
Nice natural colors as well.
Background is a bit dirty.
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01/14/2003 04:27:53 PM
This so far is my favorite one. Hillarious!!! Good luck!!
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01/14/2003 02:40:45 PM
PORN!

So uh, what's this filley's number? She's kinda hot! Legs for days. heh
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01/14/2003 02:14:01 PM
This is funny. great shot. 9
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01/14/2003 01:23:17 PM
This photo I lol . Nice crop .but the back ground is a bit messy
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01/14/2003 12:02:29 PM
LOL.. took me a bit to realize they're fingers. My only complaint is the background isn't completely blacked out and the brown color in the top left "third" area. Otherwise it's a great humor photo.
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01/14/2003 11:23:22 AM
This an awesome shot! Very nice play on previous winner.
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01/14/2003 10:19:59 AM
This is pretty darn funny. Probably only to those that saw the "original" though. There is a funny shadow on the top of the finger towards the far left. Otherwise, the angle and framing/cropping are good, lighting is good, and the focus and clarity are also good. Made me laugh out loud. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/14/2003 08:08:34 AM
Great fun, and a very creative poke at John. Great lighting, set design, make-up, etc. I could not laugh more.....
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01/14/2003 04:08:33 AM
Hah, from the thumbnail this looked very bad indeed, but it's just a play on that sad old setzler thing that's been beat dead over and over again ... but anyway it deserves a chuckle or two. :-)
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01/13/2003 11:09:50 PM
A great pun on some past submissions and incredibly funny!!!
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01/13/2003 10:50:55 PM
Very , very funny. Good cropping, lighting and composition.
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01/13/2003 08:29:52 PM
HAAAHAHAHAHAAA!!!! So funny!
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01/13/2003 05:14:32 PM
ROFLMAO
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01/13/2003 04:59:55 PM
Har, har! Nice take! Cute and very funny! Where did you find such a small apple?
9 Swash
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01/13/2003 03:32:19 PM
...Like it !
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01/13/2003 11:22:38 AM
Excellent parody!!! Love it!!
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01/13/2003 10:47:47 AM
This is one of four that made me laugh. Good job! One of two 10's for the challenge.
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01/13/2003 10:06:51 AM
I was ready to jump all over this one until I put my glasses on. This is one of the few pictures that made me smile, most depended on the title to make it work...Great job! 9
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01/13/2003 08:13:17 AM
Okay, you made me laugh!! So silly!
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01/13/2003 07:16:16 AM
Your boots are too big! The background isn't as black as it could be - and in a photo like this it needs to be as black as possible. There's some sort of mark above your "knee" that I find a bit distracting. Nice idea though.
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01/13/2003 05:16:49 AM
Funny :-)
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01/13/2003 04:18:20 AM
LOL! :)
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01/13/2003 02:23:19 AM
The background is a bit dirty, which is a shame, but great idea lol!
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01/13/2003 01:21:57 AM
LOL!
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01/13/2003 01:15:47 AM
touche! = 10 - setzler
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01/13/2003 01:11:14 AM
OMG ! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!
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01/13/2003 12:48:09 AM
I can't stop laughing! Amazing humor!
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01/13/2003 12:45:00 AM
Ok this one deserves to win. Excellent idea and it certainly is funny..Great work and a very clever idea. 10 :)
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01/13/2003 12:35:05 AM
hehehehehhehehe... very, very funny :)
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01/13/2003 12:31:13 AM
When I can stop crying from laughing so hard I'll vote!!!!!
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01/13/2003 12:26:54 AM
Oh I love this, if only I could vote...darn. Well if I could you would get a ten great job...I am still smirking!
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01/13/2003 12:19:18 AM
lmao very clever 10
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01/13/2003 12:14:12 AM
LOLROTF...............too funny and a dang good shot. Nice light, color, focus.....
O' please this is soooooooooooooooooooooo funny.
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