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Shunned
Shunned
EddyG


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Personification (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Basement
Date: Oct 7, 2005
Aperture: /5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10 sec
Galleries: Advertisement, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2005

shunned tr.v. To avoid deliberately; to keep away from.

I had lots of alternate titles for this shot... "Odd Man Out", "Outcast", "Rejection", "Sad"... hope I picked the right one.

Post-processing was pretty simple... cropped, then used 3 hue/saturation adjustment layers to reduce some blue and yellow in the photo. Resize, add 1-pixel black border.

ImageID: 15019

After-challenge edit: Thanks to the voters and commenters who "got it" and understood what this challenge was really about. I personally thought this entry nailed the "spirit" of this challenge.

Here are a couple out-takes. I went with the shot I did because I thought it was the strongest in "evoking a human feeling" (per the challenge description).

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 204
Avg (all users): 6.5119
Avg (commenters): 8.0690
Avg (participants): 6.0455
Avg (non-participants): 6.7122
Views since voting: 3511
Views during voting: 474
Votes: 293
Comments: 43
Favorites: 9 (view)


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10/24/2005 10:04:36 PM
Goodness-even the outtakes were great!
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10/23/2005 01:28:12 AM
I saw an animation with a lamp like this, but forget where, great image, really provokes sympathy ! Congrats!
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10/20/2005 09:26:31 PM
As usual: outstanding work with technique and creativity that is just superb. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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10/19/2005 07:32:55 AM
wonderfully arranged, love the subtle shadow near the outcast. great work!
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10/19/2005 02:47:04 AM
It was my top pick, too. Great idea and excellent execution. Now, are all these lamps going back to the store? :)
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10/19/2005 01:21:24 AM
As I said in my comment, this was my pick for the blue...well congrats on #6. It was the best and clearest interpretation of the challenge. Completely inanimate, completely unhuman.
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10/19/2005 12:59:45 AM
I agree with bear. My highest rated shot. it took on immediate human qualities to me. Good job.
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10/19/2005 12:38:47 AM
I was surprised this didn't ribbon. Deceptively clean and simple, yet reeking of the tile emotion. Well done, Eddy!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2005 11:53:04 PM
Brilliant how your lighting choice supports your concept. One of my top 5.
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10/18/2005 11:52:14 PM
Great story being told here!
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10/18/2005 04:31:00 PM
awwwwww...poor little black sheep desk lamp...nice lighting! ...oh...and a perfect fit for the challenge...nicely done.
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10/18/2005 02:19:01 PM
Excellent, the black sheep...er lamp.
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10/18/2005 01:46:16 PM
Clever, clever, clever!!! This one should get a lot of votes~ :D
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10/18/2005 09:02:23 AM
seems to be a common theme
10/18/2005 05:05:44 AM
Wow. I actually feel bad for the little guy! Great concept!
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10/17/2005 11:29:54 PM
Well composed, exposed and thought out. Impressive theme shot.
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10/17/2005 10:13:01 PM
I actually felt sorry for that poor guy. Nice one.
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10/17/2005 05:29:07 PM
Great Shot ... really encapsulates the title of this challenge ... reminds me of the dreamworks cartoon lamp!
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10/17/2005 02:48:49 PM
One of my favorites. Definitely a top 10. Not only do you convey through the seperation, but you used different colors. Great job and good luck! :)
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10/17/2005 09:42:28 AM
Nicely done can say nothing more really maby not helpful but just my veiw
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10/16/2005 10:59:33 PM
Nicely done, although I find the desk a little distracting, I would have cropped more out, none the less a great shot.
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10/16/2005 05:13:08 PM
Great idea - I love the lighting on this. Really nicely done.
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10/16/2005 05:10:43 PM
Aww, poor little guy. Good shot.
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10/15/2005 10:46:19 PM
Looks great...Good job..!!
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10/14/2005 01:39:01 PM
I wonder what are they talking about... And what did the litle guy do wrong?
Congratulations! Great idea.
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10/14/2005 12:56:28 PM
one of my top 4 favourites!! really well conceived and shot!!
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10/14/2005 04:16:51 AM
I like this shot. Looking at it gives the feeling of the lamp being excluded. Well done.
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10/13/2005 10:45:16 PM
My first reaction was - this guy must work for IKEA!!! I like the theme and crisp set. Great job.
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10/13/2005 06:08:21 PM
Creative! Nice.
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10/13/2005 05:27:57 PM
Good personification, definitely evokes the feeling. Sympathy with the little fellow.
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10/13/2005 11:48:23 AM
Very nicely composed and taken. You make good decisions - The lamp selections were perfect. I love the blue lightbulb in the little guy. I was wondering how to make it less stark. Perhaps a softer background or a table cloth? *shrug*
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10/12/2005 11:09:58 PM
great idea, one of my highest votes, good job!
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10/12/2005 10:11:52 PM
I like it, non human looking and yet so human feeling when looking at this pic. Great idea and self explanatory without the title even.
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10/12/2005 05:54:56 PM
Nice body language. Well done!
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10/12/2005 05:06:46 PM
clever idea!
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10/12/2005 03:08:34 PM
A very moving capture... :)
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10/12/2005 01:46:16 PM
great example of personification and well done
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10/12/2005 01:45:03 PM
Yes! I love it! This is my ribbon winner. I hate to say it, but I did a desk lamp entry as well and I think your's is superior. The entries have been low quality, so even though I'm only 1/3rd way thorugh, I bet this may be my only 10.
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10/12/2005 10:35:06 AM
I love it, very well done.
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10/12/2005 10:04:41 AM
HEE HEE. I think this would be great in black and white with high contrast. Nice composition and the idea is VERY clever. 7
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10/12/2005 01:21:51 AM
hehe, nice slumped 'posture', clever idea, 8
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10/12/2005 01:05:32 AM
I love this photo, so simple yet so strong. great idea
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10/12/2005 12:22:51 AM
Superb!!!!!! Brilliant grasp of the challenge concept. You truly got some emotion across here, well done!
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