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Challenge: Duct Tape (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: May 2, 2019
Aperture: 22.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2019

[May. 9th, 2019 09:00:33 PM]

So... This one really through me for a loop. It was the last couple of hours, I had absolutely no ideas. I kept bugging my husband: "What should I do for duct tape!?"

Yeah -- he was pretty useless.

But then again, so was I.

This wasn't supposed to have a cat in it.

This wasn't supposed to have a shadow in it!

It was just a wine bottle, covered with duct tape with some pussy willows. I was just going to go for the contrasty black and white shot.

But I couldn't get my background to go dark. I didn't seem to be able to adjust my flash low enough. So I put the vase up on a book case, so that the walls were a lot farther away in order to darken the background, and put the flash on the opposite bookcase.

Oh Cool! I like the shadow! but it was on just a sliver of a wall.

Ok, use the duct tape, and tape up some spare mat board. Hey cool shadow!

Moriarty, get down!!

Wait!! No!! Moriarty stay there!

Umm... turn around, all I see is your back.

No... turn around the other way!


Pretty please!

Whoot! One shot with hum looking towards the vase.

Am I going to get dinged because the duct tape isn't the real and total subject? I don't care -- I really like this shot!

hey cool -- the description of the challenge doesn't say that the duct tape has to be the subject. It just has to be a photo with duct tape!


By the way -- it's really difficult to get a good wrap (with duct tape) around a wine bottle!! And it's starting to unwrap now.

I don't recommend using duct tape in your decorating.

Thanks for the comments! (and a fav!!)

Sometimes the best things happen by accident. (actually, more often than not with me. :)

Place: 2 out of 15
Avg (all users): 6.6047
Avg (participants): 6.3333
Avg (non-participants): 6.6765
Views since voting: 885
Views during voting: 102
Votes: 43
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/13/2019 12:10:34 PM
Wow! Such artistry! Fabulous result for your hard work!
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05/12/2019 06:48:29 PM
This is so cool Wendy. Fine art!
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05/11/2019 06:26:13 PM
Congratulations Wendy. I'm so glad you included Moriarty!
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05/10/2019 12:01:09 PM
LOL @ your notes. You sound like me. (sorry!)

Well done!

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05/10/2019 12:19:56 AM
You have a great imagination Wendy! One of your better images with Moriarty included :)
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05/10/2019 12:17:44 AM
lol .. when i first saw this image i imagined that the cat was a photo bomber .. like who can get a cat to pose .. !! ..
how excellent that moriarty sensed that his presence might add to what you were trying to achieve ..
and yes .. things happening by accident .. often better than the best laid plans .. !! ... ;)
oh .. btw .. CONGRATS on the red .. was one of my favs .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2019 11:31:53 PM
beautiful contrasty image .. love the cat's eyes .. and the shadow .. and your imagination in thinking this up and then creating it .. i know how random cat's can be .. so getting this might have been quite difficult .. brilliant .. hope you do very well . :)
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05/05/2019 06:38:34 PM
Wonderful, Wendy.! I love those eyes...and that shadow. This would have been equally as good in the high contrast challenge. 10 and a fave.
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05/04/2019 06:16:05 AM
love the shadows!!!! And the cat's eyes and the white willow catkins on the black bg
A gorgeous shot which could easily win a ribbon - if only the duct tape was playing a more prominent role in this setup
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05/03/2019 08:07:05 PM
The black cat is a great addition to the composition, a subtle correlation to the pussy willows in the vase! I will not be asking you to wrap my gift boxes!
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05/03/2019 05:51:05 PM
Oh, gosh. Speechless. This is so divine.
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05/03/2019 05:18:13 PM
It works.. kind of. Love the cat's eyes!
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05/03/2019 12:49:04 AM
Wendy?? Love that shadow, good job with this one.
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05/03/2019 12:08:39 AM
And so do you, Wendy!

But, I love the entry!
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