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Challenge: April Foolishness (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Apr 6, 2016
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2016

[Apr. 14th, 2016 10:51:09 PM]

Seriously?!? Seriously?!?

Only ONE of each? I mean, I do know it that said that. I do know that someone was DQd for multiple rubber duckies or something like that.

But when you have less than 45 minutes to do this because you're going out of town.

When you try to burn down your house because you want the frying pan on the stove. And obviously, when it's on the stove, the airplane would catch on fire.

And when the shot is so boring you try adding another paper umbrella to give it more help the composition.

AND THEN you realize that you can't have two umbrellas...


Ok. So I opened all the windows, trying to clean up all the flaming paper, cursed that the dumb flames didn't even show up in the boring picture, hoped that my house didn't explode from simmering embers hidden where I couldn't see it when I went out of town...

Umm... where was I going with this?

Oh yeah, I should stop complaining because quickly redone shot was so much better than the original. But...

I lit a paper airplane on fire! I didn't want to redo it.

And my house stunk.

Thanks to my son for being my model and blowing out the paper airplane fire. (although... that really did scatter the burning embers around the house...)

The tshirt is from a funky podcast. If you haven't listened to Welcome to Nightvale, you should give it a shot. It's quite bizarre. I agree that it's distracting, but I liked the strangeness of it. :)

Thanks for the comments!

Place: 3 out of 15
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04/15/2016 10:18:52 PM
I forgot to say this was my top pick. I loved that the scene seems almost logically real. And then there is an airplane crashing into breakfast. A very Nightvale event. (So obviously I am a fan, a t-shirt added to the shot for me.)
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04/15/2016 04:32:21 PM
You crack me up. :D

This was my favorite of the challenge... including my own.
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04/15/2016 01:22:48 PM
Congrats Wendy; a great entry.
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04/15/2016 08:58:17 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon!
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04/15/2016 01:25:24 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2016 08:37:19 PM
This looks like a Wendy shot ;)

The lighting is just superb definitely nailed that. However the T-shirt is very distracting I would've gone for a plain black T-shirt instead, abstracts logos and prints on T-shirts always distract the eye to what's really going on, especially in a busy composition like this one. Ditto also for the aeroplane, plain paper next time, yeah yeah I can hear you saying, but I didn't have any plain paper. Nearly everyone has a photocopier :-) editing is awesome though.

I hope he still got to eat his egg :-) already voted.
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04/14/2016 07:37:06 PM
Nicely done. Looks like a school prank gone wrong :)
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04/14/2016 01:27:16 PM
food is fun! And your good lighting helps show it.
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04/13/2016 10:59:01 PM
Surely this the "top of the heap". I hope so. It's wonderful
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04/12/2016 09:27:05 PM
I need that t-shirt!
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04/09/2016 12:33:04 PM
Well executed and to me it does have impression!
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