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Neil


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Challenge: Tacks! (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Shots
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Niskayuna, NY
Date: Apr 15, 2005
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005

Thanks everyone for your kind words and votes. Here's how this was done, if you didn't figure it out:

I took a screen shot of DPC, logged out first to remove my name, and overlayed an image of a broken windshield. Then I displayed this on one of my CRT based computers, full screen. Rolled up some sticky tack to hold the tack, then added the note. Lighting was the toughest thing--I had to balance the light of the CRT with the external lights on the note. I did this real late (started at 10:30, though I had the screen capture from earlier in the day), and I tried lots of lighting positions and angles. Unfortunately, when you start so late as I did, I didn't have enough time to go through all the shots carefully to pick the best one, and perhaps this straight on shot was not dramatic enough. But I'm relatively happy with score and placement--except it was over 6 until the last 30 minutes or when the vote scrubber took over!

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.9908
Avg (commenters): 7.7368
Avg (participants): 5.5732
Avg (non-participants): 6.2426
Views since voting: 1508
Views during voting: 406
Votes: 218
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/20/2005 07:09:22 PM
That is absolutely hilarious! I missed this one while I was in Italy, but it's one of the mostest more clever images I've seen here. ;-)
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04/23/2005 01:22:38 PM
Neil: what unique funny concept. Very well done. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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04/23/2005 09:08:17 AM
Neil, This is awsome! I was thinking of trying to enter this one but couldn't come up with any ideas even a fraction as creative as yours. Great planning and good work!!!
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04/23/2005 01:25:42 AM
Very creative Neil! Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2005 03:06:24 PM
Haha! What a cute concept!
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04/22/2005 01:45:33 PM
very funny ... good job
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04/22/2005 11:30:17 AM
10
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04/21/2005 11:18:51 PM
HaHaHa
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04/21/2005 01:01:12 PM
Oh that's bad! 9
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04/21/2005 12:16:31 PM
Hey. . . . . .I LOVE this. . . .there's my one and only ribbon winning stork forever memorialized on the front page in this picture :) :) I think I better give this one a 10 and choose it as a favorite :) That, and it really is creative and cute :)
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04/20/2005 07:48:59 PM
Glad none of my ribbon shots were up there - lol
This is a clever and well done shot!
(nice job on logging out so we didn't know who you were too)
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04/18/2005 10:14:25 PM
Clever, but not real interesting in terms of composition, lighting and all the other things we normally look for in a photo.
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04/18/2005 01:56:27 PM
VERY UNIQUE
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04/17/2005 11:18:03 AM
Looks just like my computer . . . FireFox with a million tabs open!
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04/16/2005 05:52:02 PM
I think I'd kill you. <g> Nice concept though. Just a little dark though.
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04/16/2005 01:29:19 PM
Very clever!
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04/16/2005 01:15:43 PM
pretty funny entry.
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04/16/2005 12:59:16 PM
That is absolutely hilarious! Good job.
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04/16/2005 12:51:55 PM
Good effort and I gave it a 7 for overall effect.
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04/16/2005 09:33:47 AM
Love the image but there are no tacks in it. ;) Wish the DOF was a little larger to get the push pin in focus better. But - I love the idea/concept so much I am giving you a 10.
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04/16/2005 07:40:58 AM
I like this! Very creative.... how'd ya do it?
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04/16/2005 05:45:47 AM
Woohoo! My shot is in there =). Firefox, good stuff. Lots of tabs! MSN, Gmail, Ebay, Amazon, Dell, and many others, wow. Awsome idea, I'd like to see how you did it (my guess is it is a normal piece of glass over the monitor).
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04/16/2005 02:28:58 AM
lol
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04/16/2005 01:45:07 AM
very clever. this one is painful to look at!
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04/16/2005 01:28:26 AM
lol, This is a great image, although I view the challenge as Plural, more than one tack.
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04/16/2005 12:06:43 AM
How funny.
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