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Ever Feel the Odds Are Against You?
Ever Feel the Odds Are Against You?
DrAchoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Aug 27, 2006
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2006

Couldn't travel this month due to a busy schedule. I always like to use a Free Study as an excuse to travel to the coast, but it was not to be.

I've wanted to do this shot for a while. Finally managed to do it. Quite simple really. Dorothy, Caden's goldfish, was a willing participant and unharmed.

Statistics
Place: 193 out of 684
Avg (all users): 5.9416
Avg (commenters): 6.5161
Avg (participants): 5.8732
Avg (non-participants): 6.2115
Views since voting: 1319
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 257
Comments: 36
Favorites: 0


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11/28/2006 09:49:49 PM
This was a very good shot, and IMO, it should have reached the sixes.....
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09/08/2006 04:49:13 PM
Very nice concept and very well done but the votes escape me: 5.94? Oh, well.
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09/08/2006 02:40:58 AM
this should have scored higher
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09/08/2006 12:15:32 AM
I've been DYING to see your "unconventional" entry! I only voted 30% in the challenge and didn't do yours :( Dorothy's expression adds a lot...hehe
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 11:55:34 PM
Well set up. The fish makes a nice curve through the image.
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09/07/2006 11:24:10 PM
Great idea and concept, not sure about the execution, the shadowing and reflections take away from the overall effect.
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09/07/2006 08:35:58 PM
Great idea! and well done!
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09/07/2006 08:23:36 PM
Excellent shot. Nice concept, composition, lighting and colors.
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09/07/2006 04:59:11 PM
Excellent idea for a photo and well executed.
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09/07/2006 04:11:25 PM
Cute image. have a couple spects that might should have been taken care of. But eveyrthing seems to work here... Except maybe the right and left open edges. To me it cuts the image off short and makes me feel cheated.
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09/07/2006 02:58:47 PM
Yikes..what a commentary on life
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09/07/2006 02:38:15 PM
HAHA...great concept. this photo really made me laugh. Love it.
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09/07/2006 01:59:19 PM
Like a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs!

I don't like the border, and it seems to be outside of the actual edge of the image by quite a bit. The way it is presented almost makes it look like a picture of a page in a book, though I suspect it is caused by a slightly dirty glass or tube or whatever the fish is in. It would be improved by cropping to the edge of the container or slightly inside it.
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09/06/2006 11:12:31 PM
great interesting shot! 10
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09/06/2006 09:16:39 PM
Hopefully the hooks are on the outside of the glass.
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09/04/2006 01:31:38 AM
very cool photo - I likey very much!
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09/03/2006 09:01:30 PM
lol
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09/03/2006 06:58:34 PM
-VERY VERY CREATIVE
-Love the positioning and the expression of the fish
-cool border
-Score: 9
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09/03/2006 12:25:53 PM
The exposure isn't bad but this don't work for quite a few reasons. People don't fish for goldfish. If they did they would use bait. A fisherman wouldn't put the splitshot so close to the hook.
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09/03/2006 08:08:22 AM
excellent title and a quirky shot...looks like the fish is looking at us while he is talking...you mean this fish talks??? ;-)
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09/02/2006 07:18:14 PM
clever work...
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09/02/2006 06:54:44 PM
nicely done! if that bright goldfish doesnt capture your attention, the hooks will
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09/02/2006 10:49:38 AM
Clever, very clever.....
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09/02/2006 08:14:47 AM
Clever idea and fairly well executed.
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09/02/2006 07:34:56 AM
yikes! poor guy. that must be scary. very creative shot though. 7
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09/02/2006 03:30:13 AM
A good angle on the fish, and I like the idea, but some of the hooks just look odd.
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09/02/2006 12:12:14 AM
A clever and a very marketable photograph that I could see as a poster or greeting card. Well done on the creativity!
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09/01/2006 11:18:45 PM
Love the shot and the idea...the little black spots though made me clean my monitor...good job though but would have cloned those out (7)
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09/01/2006 05:45:00 PM
only every time i look at my silhouette score...

great idea, well executed. 8
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09/01/2006 03:13:40 PM
This is so cute. That fish is captured in the perfect position for this photo.
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09/01/2006 02:00:12 PM
AHhhhhhh poor fishy!!
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09/01/2006 12:09:39 PM
Great title and creativity!!!! Love the set-up of the elements that make up this humorous photo. While the lighting on the fish and creativity are excellent the composition and execution of the shot needs improvement. I really think you could pull back and show us the glass so that it creates a greater impact to the title. It will show just another way that the odds are stacked against you. Next the water in the glass and the background could be clearer and brighter. The background white could be whiter and that can be accomplished through selective editing to bump up the contrast. Hmmm, maybe even play with the Brightness/Contrast tools to see if you could get the whites looking whiter rather than dingy and dull. I think just one fishing hook perfectly poised so that you can see the curve of the hook would be much better than the numerous ones you have in the composition. The reason? Simplicity sometimes is the best presentation. In my honest opinion, too many hooks is overkill on presenting your idea.
I really hope that you go back and reshoot or touch up this one for it really is a great concept.
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09/01/2006 11:19:11 AM
Great image, would have liked the left edge cleaned up to remove the dark line but te concept is awesome!
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09/01/2006 10:21:34 AM
Good idea. I wish the entire fish had been included, and I think it would have been better to crop the sides to the edge of the glass.
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09/01/2006 10:13:03 AM
poor fish
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09/01/2006 08:47:55 AM
LOL
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