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Met 4/31. Married 4/28. She's 44. He's 51.
Met 4/31. Married 4/28. She's 44. He's 51.
EddyG


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Challenge: Irony (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Canton, MI
Date: Sep 30, 2003
Aperture: 11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2003

My attempt at depicting something ''ironic''... I know that I've tried to pick winning lottery numbers by using dates and ages.

Wouldn't it be ironic to come so close to winning $150 million, wishing you'd met or been married a day later or been born a year earlier? Maybe it would just suck really bad and wouldn't be ironic at all, but this was the only thing I could come up with for this challenge.

The numbers on the TV screen are real; the lottery ticket was scanned, edited and then re-printed to get the numbers ''off by one''.

Statistics
Place: 50 out of 131
Avg (all users): 5.1423
Avg (commenters): 6.6429
Avg (participants): 4.4789
Avg (non-participants): 5.4011
Views since voting: 1138
Votes: 253
Comments: 30
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2003 10:40:31 PM
Now THAT is classic
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10/05/2003 09:23:26 PM
So close ...and yet so far!
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10/05/2003 09:01:23 PM
definately shows irony, (took me a minute to see it)
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10/05/2003 12:13:27 AM
Original!
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10/04/2003 12:44:42 AM
Of all the luck! that was a big jackpot too wasn't it? like 125mil? So Close! That's definitely a story to tell friends!
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10/03/2003 07:30:58 PM
All the signs point one way don't they?
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10/03/2003 03:53:37 PM
I love the concept, but it would've been better perhaps if you had a poster or whiteboard with the winning numbers, so you could get it in focus
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10/02/2003 09:15:22 PM
Sorry you missed it - better luck next time.
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10/02/2003 05:31:54 PM
IS THIS REAL?!?!? WOW! Incredible! If it is, you need to win this challenge just because of that ticket! I'd blow up this shot and hang it on my wall at home so everyone saw how close I was!!! As for the photo part, I'd have like to see the tv a little clearer, but I know how difficult it is to capture a electronic image so I'm not docking you any points. Wow, I'd be swearing up a storm!
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10/02/2003 02:17:40 PM
So you didn't even come close to winning. Oh well.. better luck next time.
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10/02/2003 11:14:04 AM
I don't know about ironic but it sure sucks. THere oughtta be a special prize for geting one higher of every number.
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10/02/2003 10:06:19 AM
where is the irony?
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10/02/2003 06:22:00 AM
I tell you, I'd scream if I got something like this. Is this for real? It's not only ironic, it's a tragedy, good find!
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10/01/2003 10:43:22 PM
Strange how they could get married before they met.
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10/01/2003 10:19:31 PM
Now thats Irony. I like the shot. IM sorry you did not win the millions I hope you win the contest
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10/01/2003 08:30:48 PM
This looks like what happens with my lottery numbers!
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10/01/2003 07:44:14 PM
I think I would cry.... Now there is some iorny 10
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10/01/2003 07:16:33 PM
Oh so close yet oh so far...
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10/01/2003 06:52:47 PM
LOL, irony luck!
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10/01/2003 06:40:03 PM
was that real? cos if it is it's cringeworthy. poor you. regarding the photo I only wish it had better depth of field or a different composition so that the winning numbers were focused too.
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10/01/2003 06:38:12 PM
base 1: 1/1; challenge: 3/3; technical: 2/3; aesthetics: 2/3; total: 8
OUCH! Man, I feel your pain. Is this REAL, or made up for Irony?
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10/01/2003 02:48:00 PM
Very ironic, don't feel bad, i didn't win either. Theres a very happy millionaire somwhere in GA tho.....damn!
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10/01/2003 01:10:27 PM
Good depth of field, good lighting, I like the color.
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10/01/2003 12:52:46 PM
Oh my thats funny!
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10/01/2003 12:20:50 PM
that was cool....
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10/01/2003 10:33:58 AM
wow! every number off by 1! that kind of bad luck must have killed you!
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10/01/2003 09:51:04 AM
OMG!!!!!! That would SO SUCK! It took me a minute to see what you were talking about. IS this for real?
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10/01/2003 08:50:13 AM
UGH! Thats gotta hurt! Great Shot
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10/01/2003 01:42:46 AM
i'm sorry..
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10/01/2003 01:34:04 AM
wow. was this real or doctored?
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