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Chain Smoker
Chain Smoker

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Challenge: Visual Puns (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8800
Location: house
Date: Dec 17, 2005
Aperture: F/5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/212.5 sec
Date Uploaded: Dec 17, 2005

very last minute

***after voting***

i never would have guessed a picture of myself would have made it into the top ten. i got the idea while i was at work then had 15 minutes to do it when i got home. if i had spent more time on it i think it would have been a little better and maybe a top 5 or better. i thought the chain was clearly recognizable and i didnt see any distracting blur, but some people had a problem with it. i probably could have left more light on the chain but im not sure i could have focused it any better(the MF on my camera sucks...it isnt an slr). i love the tie with the 8th place person. thanks to everyone who voted for me.

update...i just got to see this picture on another(higher resolution) computer screen and the burn tool is very obvious, from now on i'll definetly check that out before voting starts.

Place: 9 out of 144
Avg (all users): 6.5307
Avg (commenters): 6.7273
Avg (participants): 6.2073
Avg (non-participants): 6.7123
Views since voting: 6316
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 228
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/31/2005 03:07:33 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Congratulations on a spectacular entry. Excellent lighting and composition make this a treat to look at. And certainly the pun was funny and obvious enough so that voters 'got it' on the first take.

You make the point, beautifully, that sophisticated equipment is not necessary to get a good image.

Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing more of your images on DPC.

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12/30/2005 05:45:03 PM
Congratulations on the top ten finish.
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12/26/2005 08:37:43 AM
Wild and grizzly and great pun. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/25/2005 11:59:05 PM
If the spot editing wasn't so visible I would have given you a 10. Great photo
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12/25/2005 10:33:55 AM
Great idea, shame its so dark - a bit more light along the chain would've made it.
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12/23/2005 03:59:25 AM
I like the idea but the lighting bothers me. I might be wrong but the light seems like it's supposed to come from the match but the light from the match is orange and the light on your models face is white. Just a thought.
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12/23/2005 01:57:14 AM
Wow, cool concept so it really disappoints me not to be able to see what it is he's 'smoking' ... is it a chain of some sort?
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12/20/2005 01:42:45 PM
Good idea. Almost used it myself. Your setup is just too dark and blurry. Keep entering your shots - you will get better.
12/20/2005 02:51:18 AM
Sometimes the thumbnail images that you can't see until we open them, just blow me away, with the super shots, and great subject matter, just like this one...... This is a treasure, and just so powerful................number one in my book........
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12/20/2005 01:28:29 AM
great creative! I really wish there were more light on this side of his face though
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12/19/2005 09:48:46 PM
nice lighting hahaha
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12/19/2005 08:06:15 PM
Fantastic, amazing, unique. When you see the title, you almost know what to expect. However, I did not xpect an effect quite as good as this. Fantastic.
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12/19/2005 09:29:41 AM
Very creative, good idea.
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12/19/2005 07:22:05 AM
Love the idea of this, just needs a touch more light imo
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12/19/2005 01:44:28 AM
This is one of my top three. Very well done. The little bit of color in the beard makes a striking touch.
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12/19/2005 01:09:15 AM
my votes for you! 10
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12/19/2005 01:05:49 AM
OH WOW!!! So clever. Love the dim lighting. Great clarity on the silhouette!!!
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