DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
Consumed by Homework
Consumed by Homework
scalvert


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Education (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Mar 14, 2006
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2006

It's been too long since I submitted, so I threw this entry together quickly. Nothing fancy- just a bunch of books stacked on a table with black fabric behind it. I should have made the "mouth" interior more shadowed and the "teeth" whiter, but that's what I get for waiting until the last minute. :-/

Shot in RAW. Levels, curves, USM, converted to B&W with Channel Mixer and then colorized the whole thing slightly toward sepia.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 145
Avg (all users): 6.6347
Avg (commenters): 7.6552
Avg (participants): 6.4444
Avg (non-participants): 6.6923
Views since voting: 2755
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 271
Comments: 39
Favorites: 3 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
03/23/2006 11:21:36 PM
Hah! Contacts of Lasik? Didn't recognize her without the glasses. ;-)
Nice work...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/23/2006 09:42:52 PM
A masterful execution which curls my lips each time I look at it. A Scalvert special! Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/22/2006 04:40:52 PM
Your models expression is priceless! As always, a great entry, congrats on a top ten!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/22/2006 01:32:16 PM
congrats on a great shot and a top 6 finish :)
you sure beat my "consumed" with your "consumed"
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/22/2006 01:32:24 AM
Well, *I* gave you as much help as I could! Still love it :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/22/2006 01:07:33 AM
Originally posted by goodman:

...thought this would ribbon for sure


It would have if there weren't better photographers ahead of me. I STILL don't have a 5th place finish (ahem). ;-P
03/22/2006 12:57:14 AM
beautiful shot, thought this would ribbon for sure
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/22/2006 12:52:42 AM
That's a vicious overbite :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2006 11:58:36 PM
Scalvert!?!?!?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/21/2006 11:00:43 PM
hehe, that must have taken a while to set up
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/21/2006 07:27:53 PM
LOL.... Thats alot of homework for a little kid.... She must be smarter than me. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/21/2006 11:18:33 AM
This is probably how my daughter feels right now, even though it is at a college level. Sharp, clean and right on the point.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/20/2006 10:41:49 PM
Nice concept image, creative and it gets the point across. I would have liked a bit more and softer light on the subject and perhaps a touch more contrast. Regardless it's a keeper.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/20/2006 04:21:08 PM
Great job! Love the figure lurking in the background.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/20/2006 04:06:43 PM
Very creative ... really illustrates the dilemma. 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/19/2006 07:15:56 PM
Brilliant concept and execution. The eyes are the key.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/19/2006 01:43:23 PM
love this shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/19/2006 09:27:10 AM
Very very cool! great composition - so far my favorite!!! I love her pose, the background and her expression!!! The use of black adn white only adds to the apprehension, and her eyes are perfect! Good texture, lighting, cropping, and idea! KUDOS!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/18/2006 06:14:16 PM
Evil. I like it! Very creative interpretation of the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/17/2006 04:49:11 AM
Awesomely clever! Brought a good smile to my face. I am sometimes slightly disapointed by very clever, cute, humorous ideas, that get translated into poorly executed photos. You, however, have managed to execute this delightfully whimsical and engaging concept rather nicely, IMO. Technicals are fine, and the composition works well. I love the expression on her face, really helps to make the shot, I think. And your treatment of the image works to set the perfect feel for the image. Very nice job! Well done :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2006 09:23:10 PM
Lol, I love it! I always thought that homework bites and now you've documented the fact.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2006 09:05:58 PM
LOL - I didn't get it at first. She looks very familiar - I know I've seen her before - she is a great model and always does a great job :) Cute idea - must have taken some time setting up that Homework Monster. Crop seems a bit tight, especially on the right where the book is cut off but I don't know - probably the best way to make the monster appear - guess that's why you had to go black and white also - which does work really well. A great idea and certainly meets the challenge - good job :)
(I just remembered - I think this is Scalvert's model - she's a cutie!)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2006 04:34:55 PM
Very nice. The "beast" is perfect.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2006 11:30:31 AM
Love it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2006 06:43:03 AM
Very expressive moment. Nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2006 05:57:41 AM
ahhh shame! cool photo though!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2006 05:31:39 PM
10! Fun, creative and well-done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2006 03:53:49 PM
OH I like it so much! It's really well done: her look is fantastic, i like her holding the pencil and the books behind her.. it's wonderful
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2006 02:50:34 PM
Cute compostion and subject. Sharper focus and a little more illumination on face would be better.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2006 01:50:18 PM
Cute shot to illustrate the theme. Very well exposed and executed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2006 12:37:24 PM
A great charmer! 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2006 10:54:19 AM
Could this be Scalvert? Only he would go through that much trouble to meticulously (sp?) stack each book like that! In any case, I love her expression and the looming pile behind her. I can certainly relate to that feeling from my school days!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2006 10:09:47 AM
Wow talk about being overwhelmed :). Great capture and very creative. Good luck!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2006 05:41:01 AM
nice shot...she looks worried
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2006 02:41:47 AM
I love teh look and the girl's face...priceless. Great concept with the monster made of books!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2006 02:30:18 AM
Ha! I found you Shannon ;) Your poor little girl amongst all those books. Young Einstein ;) I do like the fact that the "monster" is quite subtle but the image demands time and attention for the "beast" to reveal itself ;) Great job my friend ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2006 12:55:41 AM
Very nice!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2006 12:35:19 AM
NicEEE!!!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2006 12:09:38 AM
how sweet! great photo too
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2018 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 11/17/2018 10:37:57 PM EST.