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Challenge: Car/Automobile (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Nov 3, 2015
Aperture: 14.0
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Nov 3, 2015

I found a toad in the pool. In November. I think this is the warmest it's been in years in November. 70 degrees at 5:30 pm. Oh! I digress.

The toad was swimming and swimming... I guess he'd been doing it all night. I put him on a mesh covered pool float so he didn't have to swim if he didn't want to, and all of the bugs who didn't want to swim either would show up for him to eat. Apparently, frogs and toads think our pool is a smorgasbord of insects since the flood light attracts them all night long.

And... I went inside and ordered this VW beetle from Amazon with overnight shipping (only cost $3.99 more) so he could ride in it in a race against a turtle.

I had the racetrack all made and setup on the kitchen table.

When UPS brought his ride, I went out and found that he'd stayed on the float! I was so happy!

Opened the box. and... The car was way TOO SMALL for him to fit into! Dang. Some might have smushed him in... but I don't treat my models that way.

Anyway, here's my "hurry up and make a background, there's a toad in the sink" photo. :D

I hope it's a humorous respite from all of the "real car" images in the challenge.

Although... I'm the very first entrant after a day and a half! Come ON, folks! Get to your cars!

P.S. Yes, I know that the engine is in the rear on a VW... but that doesn't open on my little model.
Yes, I also know that the sign is way too large. Deal with it. :D


POST: Wow! Top Ten with a 5.74!? WHOdathunkit?? :D

Place: 10 out of 27
Avg (all users): 5.7465
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 5.3333
Avg (non-participants): 5.9200
Views since voting: 500
Views during voting: 154
Votes: 71
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/18/2015 04:34:41 PM
You are just so creative; I love your humor. Great job.
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11/17/2015 01:41:49 AM
This setup is great. It really should have scored higher.
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11/16/2015 02:26:46 PM
I just thought this was so cute, one of my top picks. Congratulations on your top 10.
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11/16/2015 10:18:24 AM
Gave this an 8. Certainly a classic DPC sorta image - apparently though too many DNMCs? Stuffy folks.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2015 09:09:28 PM
Top shot, hands down!
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11/15/2015 01:41:52 PM
Very creative. Give 8
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11/13/2015 12:35:19 PM
Fun and creative and well shot. I like it.
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11/11/2015 03:35:29 PM
I don't have much to offer in the way of comments. A toy car and a frog just don't work for me. To each his own. :)
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11/11/2015 08:35:25 AM
so creative, love this
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11/10/2015 11:24:02 PM
nice to see an attempt at humour - 5
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11/10/2015 11:16:09 PM
"I found the problem sir... Your engine is in the trunk."
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11/09/2015 09:17:27 AM
Looks like the last mechanic that worked on my car! Love the big round saw blade in the background - probably for transmission work... ;-p
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