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Professor Plum, in the Dining Room, with the Rope
3rd PlaceProfessor Plum, in the Dining Room, with the Rope
JackRyan


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rope (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5200Z
Location: Woodburn, OR
Date: Aug 19, 2006
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 0.10 sec
Galleries: Interior, Vintage
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2006

Professor Plum is played by my Father-in-Law. My wife and Mother-in-Law helped with the setup. Credit also to my buddy Ian for suffering a few blisters in helping me tie the noose in this shot.

Lighting was three lamps, one with a tinfoil half-cone taped to it to guide the light around the curve in the noose.

Shot details:
Shot RAW
ISO level: 400
Sharpness: Normal
Exposure time: 0.10 sec
White balance: Tungsten
Aperture: f3.2

Post Processing: Cropped, Levels, Brightness/Contrast, Dust and Scratches (Noise Filter), Neat Image and then Saved it.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 203
Avg (all users): 6.4729
Avg (commenters): 8.1923
Avg (participants): 6.1341
Avg (non-participants): 6.6307
Views since voting: 8442
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 258
Comments: 50
Favorites: 4 (view)


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09/05/2006 02:13:54 PM
I think you’ll find its colonel mustard, so infact you’re all wrong!
Great shot, love the way Prof. Plum blends into the background. It also helps that I love this game!
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09/05/2006 10:02:20 AM
Excellent work, congrats on your yellow ribbon!
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09/01/2006 03:33:44 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this great shot!!! Congratulations also on winning the first ribbon for the S5200!! (I love this camera) ;-)
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08/31/2006 09:31:16 PM
Oh that's bull, it was totally Colonel Custard! The professor is an innocent man.

Very nice shot! Would've been better if you nabbed the right murderer though. Nice ribbon regardless.
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08/30/2006 05:45:01 PM
Love the setup...Great job, and congrats!
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08/30/2006 04:56:29 PM
Very creative - congrats.
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08/30/2006 02:35:36 PM
Congrats on the ribbon
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08/30/2006 02:18:11 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Excellent shot!
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08/30/2006 09:16:54 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. Glad to see this was recognzied as it should have been. Well done.
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08/30/2006 08:55:52 AM
Congrats on the yellow ribbon! This is such a brilliant and creative shot!
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08/30/2006 08:52:51 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon with this fun a creative take on the challenge! Very cool work!
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08/30/2006 06:32:36 AM
Great shot. This was just a wonderfully creative shot. You received a well deserved ribbon.
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08/30/2006 06:15:32 AM
congrats on your first ribbon and the highest score with your camera, good luck in future challenges.
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08/30/2006 04:14:46 AM
Well done. An excellent, inventive photo easily worthy of its placing.
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08/30/2006 03:52:34 AM
AND... a ribbon in your second challenge...man, that's amazing! Many more...
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08/30/2006 03:51:43 AM
Congratulations on the yellow ribbon David...awesome staging of a murder mystery event
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08/30/2006 02:51:40 AM
Congrats to the yellow, very good setup, it was worth the effort!
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08/30/2006 02:35:52 AM
David... Congratulations on your first ribbon and in only your second DPC submission! Great, creative idea... well deserved ribbon... may there be many more ribbons in your future. Btw, yours is the highest rated image at DPC using the Fujifilm FinePix S5200Z.

Message edited by author 2006-08-30 02:40:30.
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08/30/2006 01:09:42 AM
Thanks to everyone for their votes and comments. I look forward to returning the favor.
08/30/2006 01:08:29 AM
Originally posted by cryingdragon:

I also need to add, of all the nooses in this competition, yours was the only one tied right


My buddy and I looked that one up on the internet together and credit to him for doing it a good three or four times to get it just right.
08/30/2006 12:55:59 AM
I also need to add, of all the nooses in this competition, yours was the only one tied right
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08/30/2006 12:25:38 AM
Beautiful setup !! Congrats !!
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08/30/2006 12:23:00 AM
Love the setup, great idea, well executed (no pun intended). Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 10:30:17 PM
Ah, Clue. I'd almost forgotten that game. Good lighting for a spooky effect, and I think you did one of the best hangman's knots this challenge.
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08/29/2006 09:37:01 AM
Unique interpretation that strongly fits the challenge topic exceptionally well. Surprising that no one else thought of it. Given the theme, red tones work well here and the arrangement, particularly of the candles illuminating "Professor Plum" is fine.
Candlelight refections are a bit of a distraction. Perhaps curling the noose around more toward the middle of the frame could cover that up, or angling the shot slightly from the left closer for highlighting the rope more is worth consideration. There is a lot of empty space in the lower right foreground. Curling the top part of the noose around on that side rather than having it directly under the noose could fill that spot. A little more sharpness to bring out the fine detail would be nice. The table lighting is unbalanced where the right side is better illuminated than the left.
Overall this is a nice shot.
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08/28/2006 09:22:34 PM
ha ha - i love the reference to the BEST MOVIE EVER!!!
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08/28/2006 03:43:33 PM
great theme.
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08/28/2006 02:00:36 PM
cool , but i would've liked it more without Prof. Plum. It would be good with a panarama type cut to just include the tabletop and its contents
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08/27/2006 02:32:47 PM
i'm itching to play clue now
thabks for the smile...
just noticed the prfesser in the background haha i love this
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08/27/2006 11:08:38 AM
A nice rope shot. Deeper DOF would have been nice here to add crispness to the glasses and probably Prof. Plum in the back.
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08/27/2006 10:44:45 AM
nice photo, very funny, yay clue!
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08/26/2006 09:55:26 AM
Well done. I almost didn't see the professor! 10
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08/26/2006 08:02:46 AM
Excellent and creative reference (would the younger generation have a clue what you are referrencing). Nice set up and very nice shot. bumping up.
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08/26/2006 01:35:11 AM
Took me a while... I know .. I know.... it's... ..
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"CLUEDO" .. .haha.. good try.. 8 for the creativity :)
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08/26/2006 12:15:22 AM
I don't have a CLUE what this photo is all about!
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08/25/2006 08:43:28 PM
Awesome idea! I definatly had a hard time thinking of something creative for rope, I am glad to see this!!
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08/25/2006 04:42:49 PM
Great idea, very well executed. Nice job.
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08/25/2006 03:05:31 PM
What a great idea!! I loved that game. Good setup of the photo.
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08/24/2006 05:48:13 PM
Wow great idea.
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08/23/2006 11:21:22 PM
very creative ... well done!
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08/23/2006 11:12:02 PM
This is on my short list at the top. Well done!
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08/23/2006 10:58:54 PM
Freakin' Sah-wheat! Where's the 11?
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08/23/2006 09:21:58 PM
a serious professor!
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08/23/2006 08:09:36 PM
Very good idea for this challenge, your setup is great. Technically, I can't find anything wrong with this picture but just to be picky, I think that if we could see Professor Plum a bit better it would have been a perfect picture. Great job.
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08/23/2006 06:07:54 PM
Great title, nicely constructed!
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08/23/2006 12:54:55 PM
Clever, nice job!
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08/23/2006 10:18:21 AM
Excellent! Original! I like it! - 10
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08/23/2006 08:18:04 AM
LOL! good one!
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08/23/2006 07:39:01 AM
good setup, but the lighting lets me miss a touch of mystique. crop at top IMO is too tight to your (?) head
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08/23/2006 12:35:24 AM
very creative...has a murder mystery tone to it, well done
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