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a single light source to dramatically light up a mudpuddle under a hemlock tree branch in my drivewa
a single light source to dramatically light up a mudpuddle under a hemlock tree branch in my drivewa
charliebaker


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Single Light Source II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Sony Mavica FD-95
Location: driveway
Date: May 25, 2006
Galleries: Humorous, Nature
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2006

A tribute to "Hann", to his entry 'My Hand' in the first 'Light Source' Challenge in October 2002. Hann has only entered one challenge and yet takes the basement cake for the lowest score in DPC history! Truly inspired!

'Mudpuddle'is a photo of an actual mudpuddle in our gravel driveway with a reflection of a Hemlock tree branch in the photo. I P/S'ed this photo until the thing was nearly unrecognizable. Why one might ask? Weird sense of humor I suppose. I also have strange hopes of returning to the Bottom Ten List of DPC, taking up residence in the cellar of cellars, with one of the ten lowest DPC scores of all time.

In advance, I extend my thanks to everyone who gave this a 1.
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(brown ribbon icon by raish)

Statistics
Place: 232 out of 238
Avg (all users): 2.0827
Avg (commenters): 2.0000
Avg (participants): 2.0395
Avg (non-participants): 2.1011
Views since voting: 2649
Views during voting: 525
Votes: 254
Comments: 60
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/03/2010 10:40:27 PM
If it was any larger than it is, the page would probably explode. : )
The cool thing about this image is that there is almost nothing in it to latch on to, but I tend to keep looking, expecting something to be there. That's a connection, and an interesting one because it is so different from the ordinary "subject in your face" shots.
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10/03/2010 01:32:30 PM
Genius is often misunderstood :-)
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07/30/2006 07:15:44 AM
Originally posted by Kronus:

Only 5 others found this a masterpiece an gave you a 10

i was one of them. :-)
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06/10/2006 12:26:45 PM
that is funny
and a truly bad picture

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06/09/2006 09:18:41 PM
LOL. Well, your image made me look at your profile and see your other photographs, so that's a good thing - especially as you have some wonderful pics in your portfolio. :-D
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06/09/2006 06:37:18 PM
Spectacular goal setting and execution of the goal. Congrats on your ribbon and on further review, i should have given a 1 instead of a 2 because your title was not punctuated and it was incomplete. :)
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06/07/2006 11:01:36 AM
Only 5 others found this a masterpiece an gave you a 10
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06/07/2006 09:41:16 AM
It seems like that you have got a great eye.

Your work speaks for itself.

Unfortunetly, I also think that you have given up with DPC, as it is easy to do, and now are just looking for a good laugh.

Good luck.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 06:25:26 PM
You've probably received these types of comments already, but just in case:

Smaller pictures don't do well here - your max size is 640 pixels, and it is helpful to use all of that so that people can see the details of your image. Also, your photo looks very bright, and it is hard to tell what is what.
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06/06/2006 06:09:17 PM
I can't really make out anything in this image.
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06/06/2006 11:27:04 AM
This isn't quite working...What happened?
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06/06/2006 06:31:39 AM
I guess the best approach is not to vote at all.
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06/06/2006 01:36:53 AM
Maybe a little too dramatically lit.
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06/06/2006 01:24:44 AM
trying for the brown? sorry if you're not.
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06/06/2006 12:18:10 AM
After the challenge, would you explain this shot? I see no effort to produce a shot that would be able to compete in a topic designed for an artificial light source.
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06/05/2006 08:37:38 PM
This is almost perfect, but the size is too small, the title too big, and the image too dark. :)
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06/05/2006 08:02:46 PM
you should try to use the full size available to you, as it makes the image more eye-friendly. that being said, there isn't much to see here, as most of the image is overexposed.
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06/05/2006 07:11:05 PM
okkkkkkkkkkkk...
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06/05/2006 04:34:17 PM
I think you've got the brown - and I'm guessing that's what you are aiming for.
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06/05/2006 03:46:53 PM
The photo looks over exposed as opposed to dramatically lit. You can't tell what it is you are photography nor where the light is coming from.
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06/05/2006 01:49:34 PM
I can't see a thing in this photo, other than the odd spec of colour.
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06/05/2006 10:20:08 AM
Were you shooting for a brown ribbon???? :))
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06/04/2006 10:23:00 PM
:(
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06/04/2006 09:01:55 PM
I basically can't see anything here. I could comment on the size, but it's almost not relevant given the image, which is almost completely white. Maybe I'm missing something profound. I'm looking forward to reading your comments after the challenge finishes.
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06/04/2006 08:30:18 PM
huh
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06/04/2006 08:05:25 PM
Seems just a touch overexposed! ;) 1

edit to bump vote to "2" for good title.
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06/04/2006 07:12:15 PM
Chasing the brown?
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06/04/2006 07:07:25 PM
Looks like my out take of a polar bear in a blizzard.
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06/03/2006 01:10:17 PM
Going for brown? Not from me, sorry
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06/03/2006 09:03:05 AM
I DONT GET IT? ONE SPOT OF GREEN?
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06/03/2006 01:43:32 AM
No way is this worth more than a 2, as it has nothing of interest to see.....
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06/02/2006 09:55:57 PM
Why would you submit something like this? 1
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06/02/2006 08:56:10 PM
Can't see this one........
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06/02/2006 06:19:20 PM
Trying for the brown, I guess. I'd say you'll make it.
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06/02/2006 04:08:17 PM
ok i will give you your 1. lol.
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06/02/2006 11:30:35 AM
way too overexposed. cant see anything. the picture size is also too small.
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06/02/2006 09:54:41 AM
Congratulations, I think you'll win the Brown Ribbon with this. One of the things you might like to study up on is how to adjust the compression of a JPEG file so that you can make the longest side of your image 640pixels and still be under the 150 maqximum file size. At 240x180 pixels any image is just too small to be viewed
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06/02/2006 06:18:52 AM
There is no identifiable subject.
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06/01/2006 11:48:24 PM
Way over exposed - you cannot even tell there was a mud puddle in existence here.
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06/01/2006 10:45:04 PM
you should use the max number of pixels allowed. and i have absolutly nothing here on this i had to check the brightness meter at the bottom my screen to make sure my monitor was displaying correctly.
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06/01/2006 09:42:02 PM
dude, it's all white....
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06/01/2006 09:29:46 PM
Can't really tell what is there
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06/01/2006 09:36:41 AM
i'm not sure what i'm looking at here, watch out for overexposed highlights
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06/01/2006 06:50:16 AM
Yeah... well, can't see anything really. Too washed out.
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06/01/2006 06:17:53 AM
I'm sorry, but I don't see anything.
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06/01/2006 12:32:51 AM
OK, so you desparately want the "brown ribbon".
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05/31/2006 11:18:46 PM
i cant tell what it is
too bright
too small

the long caption shouldnt be needed
to tell what it is
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05/31/2006 08:12:52 PM
What is it?
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05/31/2006 07:41:26 PM
I can't really see anything in the image apart from the image being really small.
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05/31/2006 06:58:02 PM
sorry,doesn't do it for me.
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05/31/2006 06:37:01 PM
I am disappointed when I feel that the submitter isn't participating in the challenge in good faith, which is how I feel about this photo.
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05/31/2006 04:45:18 PM
I'm still rather confused as to what this is. No offense since I didnt even bother entering.
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05/31/2006 04:04:56 PM
Came back too bump this up but I already gave you a 10
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05/31/2006 02:53:29 PM
Slightly overexposed...only a tad though ;)
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05/31/2006 10:06:49 AM
cant see a thing. the photo size is far too small.
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05/31/2006 09:10:53 AM
Without the novel, errr.. essay, ummm.. title, I'd have no clue what I was looking at. After reading it, I'd say this photo fails to meet the challenge as well as be a successful photograph in general.
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05/31/2006 07:31:52 AM
you want a browny, but i wouldn't let it happen. Here comes my 10
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05/31/2006 12:54:07 AM
Hmmm...this photo is very small maybe a larger image size would have helped. It also appears blown out almost completly.
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05/31/2006 12:37:35 AM
I sincerly hope that this wins the lowest score ever on DPChallenge. Good luck on getting the ultimate brown, this is one of the best attempts I've ever seen. You must have absorbed charliebaker's How to Win the Brown. The best 1 I've ever given.
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05/31/2006 12:22:58 AM
Huh??
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