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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Los Angeles
Date: Aug 6, 2006
Aperture: f11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

Thanks to everyone for the comments and support. I hope that no one finds the fact that the ice cream is not actually in motion disingenuous. Anyone who has worked with a three year old knows that stop motion is always necessary. Anyway, the ice cream is Crisco and corn syrup smeared on Styrofoam balls suspended on fishing line. They were actually swinging back and forth laterally because it was hard to keep them still. The biggest problem was the depth of field i.e. getting the girl and the strawberry ice cream in focus. Unfortunately I don’t have fancy studio strobes yet, so I had a hard time getting enough light for the corresponding small aperture that would have allowed me to get the whole picture in focus. If I was doing this for another application, I probably would have shot the ice cream and girl separately and put them together in photoshop. I also blew out a lot of the highlights on the strawberry and vanilla ice cream and did a sloppy job trying to fix it. Many of you commented on some of the dark areas around those flavors. I have to say DPCers are really good and seldom let anything slip by. I am really amazed at the quality of work across this sight. If you look back at the stuff that was being submitted 3 or 4 years ago, it is obvious that the quantity of quality work has just gotten better and better. It is a testament to everyone’s hard work and the power of the internet to bring people from around the world together. Thanks for the yellow ribbon!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 212
Avg (all users): 7.2273
Avg (commenters): 8.4333
Avg (participants): 6.9625
Avg (non-participants): 7.4068
Views since voting: 13824
Views during voting: 567
Votes: 198
Comments: 71
Favorites: 40 (view)


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08/11/2008 03:49:58 PM
Postgram
08/28/2006 10:10:06 AM
What a good idea. Adding to my faves. Plus, did I say what a great little actress.

Message edited by author 2006-08-28 10:10:36.
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08/18/2006 06:37:59 PM
Great shot. Congratulations!
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08/16/2006 01:35:33 PM
sorry these congratulations are late, but well done!
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08/16/2006 01:00:57 PM
Congrats on your ribbon - well-deserved. My favorite aspect of this is the way she appears to be doing ice-cream martial arts - they should incorporate this move into the next Matrix flick ;-)
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08/15/2006 10:52:57 PM
I do not care what you sayl this is all ice cream. An outstanding study! Congratulations on your Yellow.
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08/15/2006 10:39:18 PM
Great shot Bvoi. I love the way you catch the litle girl. That expression is perfect and she is so cute. Congratulations.
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08/15/2006 04:15:45 PM
wow good composition! very animated model. It's the best I've seen. I wonder if she is related to you.
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08/15/2006 11:56:19 AM
Loooooove it :)
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08/15/2006 06:51:53 AM
haha... I love it. amazing picture. well done. i hate to say the following comment, but i have to :p
i wish the background looked more white :\
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08/15/2006 04:44:48 AM
nice shot with amateur manipulation!
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08/15/2006 01:51:17 AM
Congrats! This is so cute. I saw it in my e-mail and went 'Hey, I know her!'
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08/14/2006 06:55:36 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon. This was my choice for the blue.
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08/14/2006 02:16:56 PM
Brilliant idea and execution. Glad it paid off for you!
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08/14/2006 10:44:50 AM
Ohmygosh! If this isn't the cutest CUTEST photo ever I don't know what is! Challenge or no. . .this is just an amazing keepsake photo, that will be a treasure long after the challenge is forgotten! But the ribbon -- topping on the ice cream :) CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

This is going straight to my favorites :)

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08/14/2006 10:13:14 AM
congrats on the ribbon! and fantastic job getting your model to cooperate so well. I know thats no easy task with the little ones. her expression is perfect for this. and such a cutie! great job.
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08/14/2006 10:04:44 AM
Very cool idea, I think you did a great job!!!
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08/14/2006 09:29:24 AM
I think you did an excellent job here. Very believable. I thought the ice cream was smeared on glass - good thinking with the styrofoam balls!
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08/14/2006 07:12:06 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon... Great shot... Thanks for sharing the details about how you did it... What an imagination you have :o) Great job.
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08/14/2006 03:55:09 AM
Love the pastel colors, congratulations! Well done..
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08/14/2006 02:23:32 AM
love this, happy to see it ribbon. congrats!
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08/14/2006 01:58:54 AM
I'm going to assume those 36 people that voted this a 10 never deduct any points for DNMC. However, I can see why people would like this as it's very professional. Congrats on your ribbon.

Edited for spelling.

Message edited by author 2006-08-14 01:59:40.
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08/14/2006 01:25:44 AM
great job on this ... a lot of work went into this... very nice.
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08/14/2006 01:04:56 AM
way to go james... go team, go!

as for how it was done, i assumed it was icing on a sheet of glass... guess i was close... :)
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08/14/2006 12:51:15 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and a job well done. Go Team Underexposed!!!
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08/14/2006 12:45:25 AM
Fantastic shot, congrats on the yellow. It's great reading how you did it.
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08/14/2006 12:37:52 AM
Nice shot! Really interesting vote distribution, double peaks at the high end.
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08/14/2006 12:26:08 AM
very clever! excellent effort pays off. w2g!!
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08/14/2006 12:24:03 AM
I am so glad to see this on the front page!!! Congrats on the yellow!!
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08/14/2006 12:16:39 AM
You did it! I love your explanation and thanks for taking the time to share it...I thought this would win a ribbon...well done
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08/14/2006 12:14:17 AM
congrats on top 3!!
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08/14/2006 12:13:06 AM
Congrats! I think this deserved the blue! Please post how you did it! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2006 11:13:20 PM
Priceless! How'd ya do it? These colors, focus and her expression are perfection! I hope this ribbons.....it's a 10+ in my book!
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08/13/2006 10:35:02 PM
Imagination gone wild!! Brainpower to execute ... still in place.
Only in my dreams could I think of a way to improve this fantasy.
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08/13/2006 06:18:54 PM
Looks too plastic.
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08/13/2006 03:01:20 AM
WOW!
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08/12/2006 11:19:29 PM
Charming capture. All the editing is spot on except the strawberry and vanilla scoops have darkened edges (from the burning tool perhaps?), the chocolate scoop looks great though.
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08/12/2006 12:04:36 PM
kind of a matilda / roald dahl vibe going here, great punchy colors, nicely done
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08/12/2006 11:53:47 AM
this is a great portrait. the composition, light, her expression, everything looks perfect. 10.
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08/12/2006 10:49:15 AM
Nice photograph! Well list, sharp. Although I don't believe it.
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08/11/2006 07:06:14 PM
The ice cream doesn't seem natural to me. I would not expect perfect scoops if it had been dropped from a cone. Also, none of the flavors have mixed where they they should have been touching. This just leaves me with a feeling that this is a little TOO staged.
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08/11/2006 05:10:20 PM
looks way to much like it's been done on purpose...
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08/11/2006 04:41:19 PM
this has GOT to win. it must. it's by far the best. I LOVE it!
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08/11/2006 03:04:08 AM
im interested to know how you did this, i can tell she isnt actually throwing the ice cream (the strawberry is too flat, and the lighting seems a little off... wouldnt there be some shadows?) however great attempt.. 7
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08/11/2006 12:24:45 AM
thats really really cool! 10
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08/10/2006 10:51:40 PM
Great idea.
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08/10/2006 09:57:22 PM
What a cutie with a priceless expression. Great job. I'll check back to see how you set it up. ;)
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08/10/2006 02:37:30 AM
This is just perfect! A WOW factor shot. I gave this a 10 while voting, I expect to see this in the top 5 for sure, well done!
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08/09/2006 09:26:16 PM
What a fun pic! The first one that I viewed in this challenge, picking it out of the thumbnails to come in here and give you it's praise. Nothing NOT to like about this one, everything about it is great, including the sense of humor! "Great Job" from the "Great Job Baggie"!
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08/09/2006 03:25:06 PM
Very clever. I hope there's not some major trickery going on here or I'll be disappointed. ;^) However you did it, it works. Fun to look at. Motion is certainly stopped. Overall very clear and sharp (pink ice cream is on the edge). Good luck in the challenge.
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08/09/2006 10:01:44 AM
Quite possibly a ribbon winner -- very well executed!
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08/09/2006 09:03:01 AM
great model, very cute and creative. good luck, should score high!
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08/09/2006 08:52:24 AM
This one is great! :)
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08/08/2006 09:35:14 PM
Love it... Although the background is a little dull IMHO, the look on the girls face and the ice-balls... Good one :o)
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08/08/2006 09:15:47 PM
Oh my goodness what a fun shot. Love the DOF in it. How many tries to get it right? Or was the ice cream added separately?
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08/08/2006 07:54:38 PM
Great colors and composition. The best of a generally impressive challenge.
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08/08/2006 06:34:15 PM
Color focus everything. This is what it is supposed to be.
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08/08/2006 04:29:13 PM
Great shot!!!! Her face is really sweet ~ I also really like the bright green dress - it adds a little 'extra' to the shot. I hope she got another ice cream cone!! 10
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08/08/2006 04:24:10 PM
super fun! i love the expression on her face.
-paige.
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08/07/2006 09:52:59 PM
gl very sweet..great capture 10
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08/07/2006 05:18:03 PM
Great take on the challenge! I hope you post details for this shot. But I'm going to guess you either used cake frosting or colored Crisco for your icecream. 10
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08/07/2006 11:33:38 AM
This will do amazing, i dont know how you did it, her expression is great, although a bit fake, its a great shot.
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08/07/2006 11:09:39 AM
i admire your stamina/patience
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08/07/2006 10:27:11 AM
So cute! And a great idea and shot
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08/07/2006 09:24:28 AM
This is just adorable..... I love it, and hope it ends up on the front page, hopwefully with a ribbon..... I give you top votes, with a "10" from me.....
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08/07/2006 07:29:42 AM
Wow, very good. Everything is perfect! I hope this does well.
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08/07/2006 07:12:24 AM
background is a bit dull, strawberry and vanille somehow look cut and pasted. otherwise nice.
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08/07/2006 06:13:55 AM
Excellent!! lol I love the composition, the colors, and the 'in your face' ice cream. This one ought to ribbon for sure!
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08/07/2006 01:45:11 AM
I am not sure if this is legal...it looks to me like you copied the ice cream in...I might be wrong...I would suggest you get your shot validated as soon as possible because you may have people vote you down with this in mind...now, I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt and pretend like you obeyed the rules...a super shot, a gorgeous model, an excellent comp, lighting is great, love the pose 9
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08/07/2006 01:27:43 AM
OH my! love it!
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08/07/2006 01:07:50 AM
awesome beyond belief! you get a 10!!
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