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A Frog and His Maker
A Frog and His Maker
timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color Studio Portrait II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Columbus Oh
Date: Apr 12, 2006
Aperture: 4.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2006

Figured I would get my money out of this doll. Didn't really have a live model (no more kid shots from me for a while) and I don't really know anythign about portraits. So you get Kermie. Maybe the voters will be generous.

Crop
levels
burn & dodge
minor cloning on Jim
hue and sat adjustments
border

Post Challenge -
Thank you all for your generous votes. I have to hope that the 1s, 2s and 3s were all that low for dnmc rather than the technical aspects of the shot. Which I may have argued since Jim is in the shot. Still - very pleased with my placement. Hopefully Kermit is not the only way I can place high.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 199
Avg (all users): 6.5451
Avg (commenters): 8.2424
Avg (participants): 6.0862
Avg (non-participants): 6.8758
Views since voting: 3183
Views during voting: 589
Votes: 277
Comments: 53
Favorites: 13 (view)


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07/06/2006 06:22:21 PM
Tim I like this as much now as when I first saw it in the challenge.
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04/29/2006 07:21:46 PM
Makes me laugh! Well done!
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04/28/2006 07:20:13 AM
Originally posted by Cooz:

Gonna start calling you Kermit...

Great lighting and nicely composed...


That's my nickname...! Apparently I look like Kermit when I sing! *sings* It's not easy being greeen...
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04/26/2006 08:32:02 PM
Not exactly your usual "color portait" but very well done. The lighting is fantastic, really seems like he is on a stage somewhere, with the pic of Jim in the background really adding to the feeling. Even the border is a benifit in my opinion. Really nicely done, composition, lighting, and creativity.
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04/25/2006 07:00:29 AM
I have a book on Jim Henson (back in Australia). This photo would not look amiss in it (well, apart from the fact that it's not the "real" Kermit).
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04/24/2006 07:25:08 PM
Sweet Shot buddy! Way to go on the top 20!
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04/24/2006 07:18:17 PM
Gonna start calling you Kermit...

Great lighting and nicely composed...
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04/24/2006 05:00:08 PM
I would have hoped this placed higher, should have been 1st page. It is very well done.

Message edited by author 2006-04-24 17:01:06.
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04/24/2006 02:00:17 PM
Hey it didn't say it had to be person's portrait :)
One of my top 10 from the challenge. A wonderful tribute to Henson, and an overall great photo.
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04/24/2006 12:17:17 PM
I personally think its great. I love the way you set this up and lit it. Good job.
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04/24/2006 12:14:03 PM
This is clever and well executed. It has charm, humour and proves you don't need a gorgoeus female model to create a great portrait. Yours Sincerely, Miss Piggy;)

Message edited by author 2006-04-24 12:14:49.
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04/24/2006 11:52:29 AM
This is the highest scoring non-human entry. I gave it a 7. Just lovely.
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04/24/2006 09:10:20 AM
There is more charm and humor than what meets the eye with this image.
Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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04/24/2006 09:06:19 AM
Well done on an excellent portrait!
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04/24/2006 03:31:28 AM
One of my few tens. Well done, Tim.
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04/24/2006 03:20:13 AM
There was no DNMC .. this is a great portrait .. nothing said it had to be human :)
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04/24/2006 12:48:14 AM
WTG dude! Excellent! Love it.
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04/24/2006 12:19:39 AM
Yay! You DID do what I thought you did! Most excellent!
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04/24/2006 12:08:28 AM
Great shot Tim! Top 20! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/23/2006 11:08:42 PM
What a great picture! The light and detail are awesome. 9 from me

bumping up 10! Great picture!
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04/23/2006 06:17:45 PM
Now this is something different from what I've seen so far. Very creative and I like it! Nice lighting and composition. 9.
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04/23/2006 03:53:48 PM
I bet it's easier being green when you're rolling in green from a new endorsement deal ... : )
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04/23/2006 12:14:44 PM
gorgeous! Hopefully the DPC copmmunity sees it as a portrait of Kermit and gives it the votes it deserves! 9
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04/21/2006 07:09:51 PM
Nice lighting and good composition. Cool subject. :)
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04/20/2006 07:59:10 PM
Really good focus and lighting :)9
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04/20/2006 06:32:04 AM
Normally I would not vote very high on these types of photos, but you did a great job on this one. Lighting is just right. 9
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04/19/2006 09:08:33 AM
NICE!
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04/19/2006 09:01:32 AM
I like Kermit. This is a well done shot. I like the lighting on Kermit and the Jim Hensen picture in the back. Well done.
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04/19/2006 07:20:17 AM
I voted this a 9.
I loved the exposure as it seems perfect, even on the frog's green body.
The execution is really good as Kermit Frog looks so alive.
The composition includes his creator's potrait in the back, and I like that, except it would be better if it's a little sharper? Just my opinion. cheers.

Message edited by author 2006-05-17 23:50:55.
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04/19/2006 06:49:27 AM
One of the very few times a toy actually works. Well done. I like this image very much. Nice and simple.
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04/18/2006 09:15:44 PM
Very cool! Nice work.
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04/18/2006 07:55:53 PM
haha! both amusing and good looking.
kermit rocks.
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04/18/2006 06:03:42 PM
I really love this, great setup, but I'm tugged by the fact that it DNMC. :-(
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04/18/2006 05:32:56 PM
Wow this was a great idea and very well excuted.
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04/18/2006 10:25:59 AM
Nice, not a person shot in a portrait challenge and you know what, I still think it perfectly fits :) Nice job on the lighting, good idea and well executed. 7 from me.
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04/18/2006 10:18:57 AM
I took a quick look at all the thumb nails for this challenge and this is the one that stopped me, I had to view it in the larger size. I am not a fan of toy cars, stuffed animals, or woody doll pictures but this one is different. I don't even like Kermit and if I have to see another pizza commercial with Ms Piggy I am going to break the TV set, but again this is different.
I can't tell you how much I like this photo, very well done. I really hope this is scoring well and I will do my part, 10
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04/18/2006 08:13:57 AM
Cute.....
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04/18/2006 06:12:22 AM
Go Kermit
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04/17/2006 11:57:04 PM
awww - I always loved Kermit. You have done a wonderful tribute portrait here. I hope others appreciate it as well. Excellent lighting
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04/17/2006 11:55:50 PM
Very cute :-)
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04/17/2006 11:46:27 PM
Love it! Beautiful mood lighting and nice placement of the photo in the background.
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04/17/2006 08:57:06 PM
What a well set up shot. Very imaginative, and a nice tribute to Jim henson. 10
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04/17/2006 07:39:25 PM
Wonderful mood set up by your lighting - well done...
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04/17/2006 06:09:49 PM
Incredibly creative idea!! Even though it's not a "person," this shot totally works for me. The lighting is great and I love the pose of Kermit. Really nicely done!
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04/17/2006 06:02:25 PM
This is absolutely my favourite of the challenge. Definitely "out of the box" but it is so well done. It would not have been as good without Jim Henson's picture in the background. Hope to see it take a ribbon.
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04/17/2006 04:30:09 PM
lighting is great, subject is great, compo is great, hell, I even like the border!! 9
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04/17/2006 01:55:39 PM
as a huge muppet fan myself I have to give this one a 10!
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04/17/2006 11:24:48 AM
Great use of size and angle!
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04/17/2006 11:18:35 AM
I love it, it's a diffrent kind of portrait!!
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04/17/2006 10:01:28 AM
OK, get back in box with the rest of us. Perfection freeks me out!! 10
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04/17/2006 07:24:59 AM
Clever! Great tones!
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04/17/2006 05:37:17 AM
That's a pretty good image, has a real professional feel to it
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04/17/2006 01:31:23 AM
What a nice tribute. It's not that easy being green. 8
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