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Challenge: Personification (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Home Studio
Date: Oct 10, 2005
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 125
Galleries: Humorous, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2005

Personification was an interesting challenge idea, as it was something i never though of doing directly. Took me about 2hours (10 minutes here, 10 minutes there...) to find an idea i felt confortable with. My criterias were to have fun, and to make a funny picture.

Kidnapped the teddy from my neighbours young daughter (middle) who has an impressive Teddybear collection, 'bought' a flower pot from my very kind and devoted girlfriend and broke it with a hammer under a sheet, and gently handled the flower from another pot. Used some new flowerpot earth to create the effect of a small spread, used a paint brush (big one) to clean all the mess on the white.

The tricky part was to have the teddy stand up. At first, it was sitting but it wasn't very interesting to see, so i used a brick (House), wraped in white paper, with a long plastic straw taped onto it to make the Teddy stand (its legs actually hold the whole 'body' up as well) and sew the hands to the face gently. Shot with a single 30x60 SoftBox source at 800watt power (F/11, 1/125 on Iso100).

Adjustments are the classics: Level, Curve, HUE and USM. Final perfect squary crop and a small inviting frame. I checked to see which colour match would be more interesting, and settled for Green as its not as intrusive and more interesting then black.

This time... no DQ from overdoing adjustments... i'm good :D I'm hoping for a top20 on this one.

Thanks for voting!!

Place: 49 out of 204
Avg (all users): 5.4469
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 4.9639
Avg (non-participants): 5.6579
Views since voting: 1416
Views during voting: 370
Votes: 273
Comments: 18
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10/21/2005 03:46:21 PM
I love the composition of this. Would make a wonderful card.
10/19/2005 11:00:26 PM
Personally I still think this is a "9" and deserved a much better finish compared to some of the images I see in the top 20. You were robbed!! Don't get discouraged, eventually people will actually notice your excellent talents and start giving you the votes you so well deserve.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2005 06:22:40 PM
Toooooo precious, adorable
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10/17/2005 11:50:13 PM
this is very cute..
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10/17/2005 07:26:58 PM
Very Nicely Done. Well Balanced Shot.
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10/16/2005 07:18:21 PM
Very nice...good job...!
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10/16/2005 06:37:26 PM
I like the idea behind this photo can see exactly what your trying to get at nice sharp photo well done hope you do well
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10/16/2005 05:37:58 PM
It's hard for me to decide if a stuffed animal is a good subject for an inanimate object. At first I had decided no and had this as a 2, but I think in the end, it does qualify. The composition and lighting are very nice. I'm going to bump this to a 6.
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10/15/2005 04:23:18 PM
Too cute!!
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10/15/2005 06:53:58 AM
Very cute!! Me thinks this would have won in the greeting cards challenge. Should score quite high here too. Congrats nice photo
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10/15/2005 02:40:47 AM
Clever. It's maybe just a little too centred.
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10/14/2005 02:19:43 AM
awwwww....this is so freakin' cute
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10/13/2005 04:48:06 PM
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10/13/2005 01:10:26 PM
Cute composition. The sharpness and detail are impressive.
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10/13/2005 01:09:59 AM
It's ok, it was an accident! Nice shot.
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10/12/2005 03:19:29 PM
Outstanding. Cute. Well taken. Could have been for the greeting card challenge: 'sorry'. I hope he had to clean up afterwards.
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10/12/2005 11:39:18 AM
Technically flawless! Composition a bit too9 static, could use more shift off center,
a different choice of backdrop would also bring all elements of the picture together.
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10/12/2005 12:23:16 AM
I love it, I don't know why ;)
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