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Prepare to be Squashed: Giant Dummy on Rampage!
Prepare to be Squashed: Giant Dummy on Rampage!
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: From the Ground Up (Classic Editing)
Collection: art/abstract
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: Van Gogh's Place
Date: Apr 28, 2002
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/250 s
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2002

A giant figure dummy went on a rampage in Holland and I was there to catch it.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 103
Avg (all users): 6.0567
Avg (commenters): 7.3778
Avg (participants): 6.1882
Avg (non-participants): 5.9541
Views since voting: 2217
Votes: 194
Comments: 53
Favorites: 14 (view)


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04/24/2004 01:16:28 PM
This is the BEST dummy picture I've seen so far!!! I love the concept, the background fits right in, wonderful.
05/07/2002 05:01:00 PM
LOVED the background. Good picture.
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05/06/2002 11:12:00 AM
Remie, you should have seen how many I took with no background but the wall. Then my brother suggested a big sky. Well, it was night on the last day (this always happens to me!), so I grabbed the Van Gogh print off the wall and held it above the dummy. On the wide angle it was hard to fill the frame with it, but I ended up getting a crop that seemed to work ok!
05/06/2002 09:37:00 AM
this was my favourite too - nice entry
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05/06/2002 09:24:00 AM
Dude I thought yours was the best. It was a great angle, composition, lighting and it was comical as well.
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05/06/2002 08:11:00 AM
Congratulations, your dummy realy squashd mine. Now can I have my van Gogh back please? :-)
Funny thing is, that I actually live in Holland.
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05/06/2002 06:31:00 AM
Thanks to everyone for the incredibly positive comments. I had a LOT of fun creating this picture. You should have seen how many versions I did.
05/06/2002 06:31:00 AM
believe me drew i was as surprised as you to see someone else with a wooden mannequin, lol.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/05/2002 10:36:00 PM
My favorite submission of the challenge. Just wonderful. Though I'm definitely wondering how there are two of you with the wooden mannequins...
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05/05/2002 11:45:00 AM
Very dramatic lighting effects makes the dummy come alive
Vincent van Goth as a backdropů..perfect !
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05/04/2002 09:48:00 PM
I do love a felow artist, van gogh rocks, bonus points just for the painting
05/04/2002 08:33:00 AM
Good lighting and background makes it an art form study. Well set up shot.
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05/03/2002 10:39:00 AM
I do get the feeling that I am about to be squashed. Great point of view to convey that feeling.
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05/03/2002 05:57:00 AM
Love the backgroung, but I would call that gilding the lilly. Good use of lighting. I will still score it high.
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05/02/2002 01:43:00 PM
Amusing photo. Nice use of "A Starry Night" as a background.
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05/02/2002 01:41:00 PM
very good lighting, nice cropping, nice back drop. more knee and less space at the top (a tighter crop around his hand) is the only thing i'd recommend.
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05/02/2002 01:09:00 AM
nice
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05/01/2002 07:29:00 PM
Great composition, love the painting in the background, I used to know what it was... Lighting may be a bit strong on the dummy
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05/01/2002 04:24:00 PM
Good compostion with the background. Adds emotion. For some reason I feel like a red light on the dummy would have really added to the feeling of anger or menace I get from this photo. Imagine half that model being red :-) I go to walmart for all kinds of cheap colored bulbs for light affects.
05/01/2002 03:38:00 PM
Pretty neat concept to this shot. I fear the dummy now. Nice use of light and great background. The perspective of the shot conveys the challenge topic quite well IMO.

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05/01/2002 02:29:00 PM
I like the angle and the lighting, background may be a little busy.
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05/01/2002 11:14:00 AM
Like the idea and use of the background. Light is a little too harsh though.
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05/01/2002 08:40:00 AM
I loved this! You got my highest vote...
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05/01/2002 08:33:00 AM
I'm all in my tuck and ready to roll out of the way at the last second, then clamber up that pole he's got in his butt and give him a kicking. Good choice for the bg. I think a little more light back there would give the image a better tonal balance, that or toning down the sidelighting on the figure. This could really pop.
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04/30/2002 04:14:00 PM
fantasticthe monet in the background really sets it apart
(at least I think its a monet!)
Shame you couldn't have hidden the pole going up his/her ass
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04/30/2002 03:30:00 PM
This is cool but it looks strangely just like another photo submitted.
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04/30/2002 02:14:00 PM
HEY!!! That's my Van Gogh. It was stolen last week, just before I was going to use it as a background for my dummy-picture. Now it get a lot of comments that my background is too plain. :-)
Anyhow, what else can I say then this is a brilliant idea!!
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04/30/2002 01:11:00 PM
Nice lighting, great bg!
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04/30/2002 08:16:00 AM
Oh my that is just wonderful.
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04/30/2002 06:42:00 AM
:)
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04/30/2002 01:18:00 AM
Hehe, it's funny, but I think those dummies are a little bit cliched these days.
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04/29/2002 09:38:00 PM
Killer!
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04/29/2002 09:23:00 PM
Good choice on the background. Good lighting too.
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04/29/2002 05:48:00 PM
Interesting background!
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04/29/2002 05:40:00 PM
are you kidding? another wooden mannaquin? what are the chances? this one is much better than the other one however
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04/29/2002 03:32:00 PM
Interesting......
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04/29/2002 03:09:00 PM
Nice lighting. Good use of an intersting backdrop. (Go Starry Night!) Parts of the dummy seem a little blown-out (overexposed?) and the backdrop could benefit from a bit more light on it to really bring out the colors.
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04/29/2002 03:05:00 PM
I like this mannequin shot a little better than the other one in this challenge. i also liek the van gogh in the background offering some decent contrast. The lighting coming from the side also enhances the dimension of the mannequin... good job!
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04/29/2002 02:12:00 PM
This is hilarious. Extra points too for thematic background. Great concept and execution.
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04/29/2002 02:07:00 PM
Ooooh, I love this photo! So cultured, with the inclusion of Starry Night.... You are an incredibly gifted, visionary photographer! You should win!
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04/29/2002 02:01:00 PM
beautiful lighting and great use of starry night in the background
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04/29/2002 01:37:00 PM
I had a feeling that there would be more pictures in this style, because it has such a fun appeal to it. There weren't, so that makes your stands out more, especially since it is so well done. The starry night background is fantastic and very fitting. The lighting on the subject is well-done, in that it fits the theme of the picture, but somehow it seems distracting. Maybe it's because the light is too intense on his right arm where it bleaches out the image. I would have given this picture another point if you had gotten the foot in stronger focus, and dropped the lighting just a notch. Aside from that, great job.
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04/29/2002 10:47:00 AM
very nice lighting, and background.
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04/29/2002 10:22:00 AM
Fantastic. I love this.
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04/29/2002 10:04:00 AM
ahhhh!! Gogh away!!!
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04/29/2002 09:44:00 AM
Evil dummies are funny.
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04/29/2002 09:32:00 AM
I like the dummy, and the background works well. It looks like window lighting? The highlights are a little overexposed, maybe you could have decreased the exposure a stop or so?
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04/29/2002 09:04:00 AM
cool! Great background really adds to the shot, well framed, dramatic!
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04/29/2002 03:25:00 AM
he he ... arrrrghhhh. I'm gonna have nightmares now :) Good pose. I liked the background too
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04/29/2002 01:17:00 AM
IKEA! Good use of background. WEll done.
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04/29/2002 01:13:00 AM
This is insanely cute!
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04/29/2002 12:14:00 AM
I don't care if I get squashed just don't stick one of those up my bung
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04/29/2002 12:12:00 AM
thats very cool. nice contrasts.
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