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 I MISSED The Great Pumpkin Carving Challenge !
I MISSED The Great Pumpkin Carving Challenge !

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Challenge: Too Late (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 3800
Location: Florida
Date: Dec 2, 2005
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 2, 2005

The very minute entire-image post processing done was a crop, a clarify, small amount of contrast, and I added a small frame.

I had a good size pumpkin left over from my Thanksgiving Day decor. It was preserved from being outside, and was in great condition for carving, so I had this idea.

I freehanded the "too late" carving using the double "o" for eyes to give it a "boo!" effect. (Probably should have entilted it "Boo Late" instead of "Too Late" but then some wouldn't have "gotten it", I don't think.)

I took the pumpkin outside and perched it between two large branches in my backyard after it got dark. I happened to have a yellow flashlight, which matched the inside color so it is barely visible in the shot. I positioned the flashlight so it shined up mostly through the eyes to emphasize them. I took about 65 shots, and finally got my "mediocre" camera to get a decent shot that I liked and where basic editing was able to be followed, whereas it was advanced editing in the original pumpkin challenge this past October.

It took me quite a while to get this shot because my camera has 3 dead pixels in the lense, and normally night-shots bring them out quite distinctly. Thankfully, I found maybe 3 shots where the dead pixels were found to be somewhere within the light of the pumpkin carving and didn't show. WHEW!

As a side note - I had done an actual carving of a pumpkin for Halloween and took many shots of it, but found this site after the fact and took photos of it outside of the time frame for the great pumpkin carving challenge. So this challenge of "too late" was one I was greatful for. It allowed me to enter a carving anyway! :)

Thank you ahead of time for those that liked it - voted and commented. This was an all day event between carving and shooting. Then again, I do enjoy a challenge! :)


Place: 22 out of 168
Avg (all users): 5.7419
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
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Avg (non-participants): 5.8889
Views since voting: 849
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 217
Comments: 13
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/13/2005 11:05:23 AM
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12/13/2005 12:57:15 AM
very original!!!! i like it!
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12/12/2005 03:37:16 AM
one of my favorites and a very strong image that suits the challenge
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12/10/2005 09:49:16 PM
Great effort here. your carving talents are matched by your photographic talents
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12/10/2005 12:58:09 AM
But not too late for this one!
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12/09/2005 07:15:22 PM
Cute! Nice one, good carving and border really pulls it together.
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12/08/2005 10:55:23 PM
fantastic! nice carving and clever idea. I like this.
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12/08/2005 05:08:47 PM
the frame isn;t the best but the pic is great. 9
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12/08/2005 01:40:36 PM
good original thought IMO
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12/07/2005 11:52:35 PM
I love this ... great idea .. and nicely taken
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12/07/2005 08:51:16 PM
Shame cos you might have won.
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12/07/2005 04:34:38 PM
yeah! 10!!!!!
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12/07/2005 01:57:11 PM
haha good one but its gonna be DQ, you can't add letters haha ;)

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