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Who forgot to put the seat down?
Who forgot to put the seat down?
floydrowe


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Alameda, CA
Date: Mar 4, 2006
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Snapshot
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 364 out of 369
Avg (all users): 3.3399
Avg (commenters): 2.8571
Avg (participants): 3.2519
Avg (non-participants): 3.5000
Views since voting: 921
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 203
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0


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03/13/2006 02:10:35 AM
Um Floyd. Are you trying to get a DPC record of having the most browns? :P

At least capture the whole bowl man! LOL!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 04:52:46 PM
Come on, if you are going to shoot a toilet, and have a bunch of empty wall above the thing, you can't lop off the front of the bowl by sloppy framing.
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03/12/2006 09:58:08 AM
too small picture, but not sure i want this larger.
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03/12/2006 01:34:27 AM
Well, you're probably getting hammered in the voting on this one. Not necessarily a bad thing in this case, depending on what you were going for. If this is just a lame attempt at pre-pubescent humor...try growing up. But...if you actually thought this one out, and were trying to invoke a reaction from the viewer, than a gleaming success. You caught my attention. An extremely negative gut reaction, but a strong reaction none the less. A bowl full of stale piss, very high on my list of disgusting things :-) On the technical side, perhaps the presentation could be a little stronger. The point of view not to bad, a bit mundane, but it is relatable. I don't like how the front of the bowl is cut off though. And there does seem to be just a bit of a clockwise skew to the image. It is very slight, but I think to play on the symmetry in the shot, care should be taken to be dead on, especially for a square crop. Lighting seems to be a tad harsh, like maybe you used on board flash? If so, perhaps diffusing it some could help. The whites of the bowl just come across a little too harsh, on the verge of being blown out, and heavy shadows at the top of the image from the acute angle. Focus does seem like it could be a little sharper. And maybe a smaller aperture to increase dof could make a little difference.
Overall, not very appealing to me personally, subject matter wise, but it does invoke a strong reaction. Like 'Ewww!!!' And technically, not horrible, but could definitely be stronger. And like I said, if a shot at the brown, or 'potty' humor, then I'm just not diggin' it. Might be different without the stale piss. Best of luck.
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03/11/2006 11:54:07 PM
Ewww. I take it you got this comment before?
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03/11/2006 02:43:37 AM
yuck!
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03/10/2006 10:01:59 PM
boy..dpc has sure moved to a new level lately...
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03/09/2006 08:19:54 PM
Who forgot to flush is the question! Not sure about this one. I like the humor factor so I'll give you that. I think you should have framed the whole bowl in the shot, yea that would help this out a lot. Good luck.
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03/09/2006 06:11:01 PM
Pretty gross. At least the colors are, um, interesting.
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03/09/2006 10:08:27 AM
I think what might help this image's aPEEal is to perhaps center it a bit and include the entire toilet. Stand on a chair or something and shoot downward. The colors are nice.
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03/08/2006 10:35:31 PM
you should be asking, who forgot to flush the loo! lol.
Good for laughs :)

update: I find the darkened areas on the top portion very nice, making this toilet seemingly artsy. The bowl's whites appears a tiny bit over exposed, but hey, it works in this high-contrasty shot.

Message edited by author 2006-05-17 23:57:49.
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03/08/2006 08:18:12 PM
BLEECH. This is just disgusting. Nicely focused. But disgusting.
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03/07/2006 09:38:46 PM
Gross. Disgusting. Humor? And on a technical note, the falloff of lighting on the top 1/4 of the photo leaves much to be desired.
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03/07/2006 05:45:32 PM
cropping the bottom off the toilet doesn't work, the lighting isn't very good either - I take it you used the flash? Flashes don't tend to look good in confined spaces.
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03/07/2006 01:55:48 PM
this is just gross, and it doesn't work
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03/06/2006 10:55:52 PM
you could have flushed it first. lol
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03/06/2006 02:42:57 PM
Um, ew? Seriously could have done without the 'yellow water'.
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03/06/2006 12:34:28 PM
That's just wrong, plus it's off-centre.
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03/06/2006 06:52:59 AM
this is gross...I was going to say, this shot is crap, but that would be too good...please, did we need to see this?
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03/06/2006 02:34:36 AM
Another entry which the subject matter doesn't appeal to me, being such a wide choices for a "free" study, why this.....
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03/06/2006 02:27:59 AM
... not only to put the seat down, but also to flush !
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03/06/2006 12:34:52 AM
Who cares about the seat? Looks like a sanitation concern to me. It may add color to the image, but it doesn't make me want it on my wall.
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