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Floating in a Sea of Pea
Floating in a Sea of Pea
timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: PEAS! (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Columbus
Date: Aug 8, 2006
Aperture: 4.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2006

So what makes us come up with the ideas that we do? I took my homemade light box and attached a piece of poster board with a hole cut out for my face. I wrapped the poster board in saran wrap so it wouldnt get wet and soggy. I thawed out 5 pounds of frozen peas. Set up the camera outside on my back porch (our neighbors think we are nuts)and aligned it up to take the shot with me lying on my back. Aimee poured the peas on to the board around my face and then hit the plunger for me. I had been thinking of funny faces all day long to try out. While I was lying there I closed my eyes and relaxed. I then realized that this was probably the expression I needed. Calm and composed amongst a composition of silliness. And so you have "Floating in a Sea of Pea". That sounds pleasant doesnt it?

And this will also become my new profile pic when the challenge is over with.

Post process - crop, levels on whole shot as well as on peas and face separately, color hue and saturation adjustments, minor cloning on face and on peas to hide any small white spots, burning on face and some on peas, USM, border, resize for web.

Statistics
Place: 58 out of 209
Avg (all users): 5.8554
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.3875
Avg (non-participants): 6.0864
Views since voting: 1465
Views during voting: 688
Votes: 242
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/04/2006 05:28:53 PM
The things we do for a photograph. Great color and detail. I agree that the peaceful approach works well. I can't think of anything to improve on this, but I sure look forward to your entry when and if DPC gets around to using "grease" as a topic.
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08/25/2006 11:05:10 PM
Trading post...
Green is your color! Hahaha! Too cute. I didn't vote in this challenge, but you would have gotten at least a 7 out of me.
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08/24/2006 05:23:34 PM
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Expected this to be in the top 20
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08/23/2006 09:56:44 AM
Wow - that there is a LOT of peas. Very creative approach to the challenge and have to admit I wouldn't have gone to all that work for a shot of peas. :-) Seems to have been well-received. Nice work with the 50mm, by the way - good choice there. And I have to say I didn't know there was an aperture of 4.3 - is there? Technicals are good - nice use of ambient light (you do that so well). Maybe a bit too green on the peas, but not by much,
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08/22/2006 05:24:24 PM
I love your idea :) Pretty nice. I like his "sleeping" expression. It's like he has too much peas around his head and has fallen asleep because of that. I don't know why he would do that but It looks like he did that.
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08/22/2006 09:36:42 AM
HEE HEE - love the stories of how people set up their shots. I'm sure my neighbors think I'm nuts too!! I think what may have helped you is if it maybe was less saturated. It sounds weird, but I think if maybe just the peas had been green (and a bit less so), it might have had more impact. Still, a funny and interesting shot! Keep up the imaginative work.
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08/22/2006 08:43:22 AM
Awesome shot. I had a feeling that face was yours!!
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08/22/2006 08:32:59 AM
Great concept. I'd like to see a shot with this expression but with eyes open, too.
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08/22/2006 03:35:37 AM
Very clever Tim, and I would loved to have been a fly on the wall, for this shoot..... I also think you deserved a better score.....

Also thank for you support, as it means the world to me, and you are a true DPC friend.....
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08/22/2006 02:09:03 AM
no way should this have such a low finish. cant see a thing wrong with it.
grrrrrrr
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2006 06:38:38 AM
you did good! ha i fink this is timmy!
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08/20/2006 06:47:48 PM
Funny idea. I would like it even better, if the peas were a bit desaturated. The extreme green works distracting, the face should be the central element. 7
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08/20/2006 03:58:16 PM
intersting take on the challenge. But Tim why would you shove your face in peas?
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08/20/2006 03:43:36 PM
Tim Too funny brother!
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08/20/2006 07:44:54 AM
Very clever, and should do well.....
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08/17/2006 11:22:38 PM
thoses are some healthy looking peas, such a bright green, almost neon...
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08/16/2006 03:19:54 PM
I like it a lot...

But is this edited
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08/16/2006 02:20:10 PM
Good heavens! How many packets did you buy? And have eaten them all? You must eat your greens you know!
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08/16/2006 12:37:44 PM
Different photo. It would have been better if the peas had been in focus also.
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08/15/2006 04:47:55 PM
that's pretty creepy, original but creepy :)
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08/15/2006 03:43:54 PM
Clever idea and I bet it was really weird to do! Personally I think open eyes would be more striking and provide a great focal point but I accept that the closed eyes gives a different feel to it.
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08/15/2006 11:36:15 AM
clever!
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08/15/2006 09:27:45 AM
Nice picture, Tim? I think center would have worked better though...
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08/15/2006 08:37:08 AM
creative and you obviously went through a lot of trouble...I like it, well done
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08/15/2006 08:29:42 AM
Amazing
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08/15/2006 12:46:37 AM
Haha. This one is superb. Way to go. A ribbon?
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08/15/2006 12:20:17 AM
That's a lot of peas.
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