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Scowl-Vert  (scalvert)
Scowl-Vert (scalvert)

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Challenge: Visual Puns (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Dec 18, 2005
Aperture: f/ 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6 sec.
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2005

Well I do hope you get it...if you do thanks, if you don't, well sorry I'm just not a head basher. Just sound it out a few times...I'm not one to make the title Scowl Vert (Site Council Member Shannon Calvert AKA scalvert). Hate those long titles with explanations in it. Well I better put the scalvert in parenthesis...it might help a little....nah...fuh get about it...yeah...I better...epecially after the candlelight fiasco....

Post: Serious blow out led to serious cropping...Got rid of as much as I could without losing the facial expression. Did some layer adjustments for levels, brightness contrast, black and white points, channel mixer, New hue and saturation to colorize green and then to saturate it some more. Blemishes...not many, just a few clones here and there and some healing of remaining hot spots. Oh and nasal hygene was done as well.

POST CHALLENGE: PRINT AVAILABLE!!! LOL! Just kidding....call me psychic!

Vert is French for Green and is a form of the english word verdant...also green...but Oh well...I just thought too much again.

Now as to those HULK remarks...come on...get up to date....It's Shrek! LOL.

Place: 97 out of 144
Avg (all users): 5.2489
Avg (commenters): 6.0667
Avg (participants): 4.9167
Avg (non-participants): 5.4362
Views since voting: 1154
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 233
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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12/28/2005 11:09:04 PM

Greetings from the Critique Club

Don't cha just hate it when you have ta explain your puns?

Seriously, you have a good pun going here and good photography to go with it. It must have been difficult to keep a straight face (scowl) while the timer clicked away. I like the green / vert cast to the image and overall I like the composition. Perhaps it could have been just a touch stronger with more of the eyebrows in the frame.

I suppose this was the victim of those of our more hurried voters who didn't take the time to find the story and joke in this good image. But I expect you are pleased with the image and that is what counts.

Not bad, banmorn, not bad.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/25/2005 03:46:30 AM
this is my favourite in this series
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12/24/2005 09:55:39 PM
My immediate thought upon viewing this photo was the incredible hulk is alive and well here at DPC. :-) I wonder if this is an inside DPC joke? Technically looks well done, just kind of creeps me out. Bumping up after second look.
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12/24/2005 02:16:39 PM
reminds me of the incredible hulk ! good focus, framing
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12/23/2005 04:05:28 PM
Tee hee. . .cute! I wonder what the significance of the green is? But I like it a lot, green or not.
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12/22/2005 11:33:19 PM
Looks like the hulk.
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12/22/2005 06:44:48 PM
Scowl-Vert - the Grinch that stole Christmas!
Good one. The eyes are great. Pores are a little clogged. ;)
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12/21/2005 11:37:16 PM
A challenge too early, but really fun with the pun!
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12/20/2005 03:46:57 AM
Doesn't move me.................
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12/19/2005 02:26:19 PM
Not sure how this is a pun. Not even a very good scowl. However, since you used the word 'vert' in your title, perhaps it would have been better to have the supposed scowl verticle and not horizontal.
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12/19/2005 10:52:38 AM
This would be great in the Usernames challenge! Sod's law eh? :)
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12/19/2005 09:57:54 AM
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12/19/2005 09:33:49 AM
Very nice, Interesting color too!
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12/19/2005 03:33:35 AM
Bummer - I can't believe they announced the Username Challenge right after you submitted this. I get the "green with envy". Funny pic.
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12/19/2005 01:33:58 AM
One challenge too early. ;-)
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12/19/2005 01:07:26 AM
hahahah, that would have been good for the new challenge...crazy
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12/19/2005 01:01:56 AM
Would have been perfect for the new username challenge.
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12/19/2005 12:57:51 AM
ROFL I bet people don't all know "vert" is green in French. So clever. hee hee Love the mug!!!
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