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Evolution: The Ascent of Woody
Evolution: The Ascent of Woody
KHolt


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Woody (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF for Canon
Location: Kitchen
Date: Oct 10, 2006
Aperture: F/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 88secs
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2006

Far too much effort for this picture! Only had two objects so had to set up the monkey and the woodie in one position, fire the flash, replace the lens cap, set up again and fire the flash again, hence no shadows. It didn't work exactly as planned but I quite like it all the same.

Adjusted in RAW, then in PS adjusted levels, dodged/burnt out some unwanted background, lighted the legs slightly and resized added border and SFW. A bit of USM along the way as well.


PS I know we didn't evolve from tailed monkeys, however, I didn't want to edit this out! :)

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Really happy this finished in the top 10. Plenty of effort!
1) Buy the woody
2) Wood stain the woody
3) Wacky setup
4) Run back and forth turning the lights on and off
5) Repeat 30-40 times
6) Post process with countless tweaks and indecisions on my part

Thanks for all the comments 41! in challenge.

I agree about the lighting, the effect was nearly what I was after, just not as 'blown out'!

The monkey has been in the family for ages, pretty sure it was my mothers from when she was a little girl living in Malaya (Malaysia now)

Well played Team Underexposed!!


Statistics
Place: 6 out of 106
Avg (all users): 6.9115
Avg (commenters): 7.1892
Avg (participants): 6.5833
Avg (non-participants): 6.9918
Views since voting: 2946
Views during voting: 532
Votes: 305
Comments: 48
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/20/2006 12:06:57 AM
Very clever and well thought out. The lighting worked wonders here.
I am just going to have to try something like this soon - thanks for the inspiration to get off my butt and just do it!
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10/20/2006 12:04:38 AM
go team! nice to know that i'm not the only one who struggled with a double exposure for this challenge. good work!
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10/19/2006 03:38:29 PM
Great shot, congrats on the 6th place!
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10/18/2006 01:04:23 PM
Congratulations on 6th place...this looked like a lot of work but the results were great.
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10/18/2006 08:09:52 AM
Well done. Congrats to you and your team. An amazing week for you all.
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10/18/2006 03:44:09 AM
what a great idea!
congrats too on your top 10 :)
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10/18/2006 01:38:12 AM
Very well put together. Great story. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/17/2006 09:30:10 AM
Love the creativity!!!!
You deserve a ribbon !!! well done.
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10/16/2006 08:24:02 PM
Neat!
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10/16/2006 07:00:21 PM
Very creative, great job.
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10/16/2006 05:09:32 PM
another good take on the evolution theme.
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10/16/2006 02:48:58 AM
I love it! Great idea.
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10/15/2006 08:17:20 PM
creative
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10/15/2006 06:41:36 PM
Excellent idea :)
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10/15/2006 02:32:53 PM
Love the idea, thought of it myself but couldn't execute anything as well as this!
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10/15/2006 10:25:31 AM
Lol, excellent. Nice idea and well executed.
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10/14/2006 11:28:25 PM
haha! Great. Wish it was clearer. The side lighting is too blown out too.
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10/14/2006 12:32:36 PM
Wonderful idea!
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10/14/2006 12:35:47 AM
Very clever idea and well executed. I like the decision of the cross lighting, but it may be a little too bright, IMO. Good job.
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10/13/2006 10:44:54 AM
ROTFLOL... great! Where did you find the monkeys?? Very creative.
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10/13/2006 07:46:43 AM
Great idea!
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10/12/2006 10:36:14 PM
Very fun image, and great poses. Only the light does not work for this, too blown out on the front sides. and the figures themselves feel out of focus.. this would have done well very crisp.
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10/12/2006 04:30:59 PM
There are some blown-out areas where the lighting was too harsh on the face and chest areas. Softer lighting would have earned a higher vote.
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10/12/2006 01:04:37 PM
excellent 10
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10/12/2006 12:44:34 PM
GREAT! 10
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10/12/2006 11:02:15 AM
I like the idea, but I think the lighting spoils the shot in that it's too contrasty.
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10/12/2006 08:57:47 AM
that's hillarious, well done
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10/12/2006 05:46:38 AM
Woody monkeys! Those are awesome. The lighting's a little harsh but very creative- 7
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10/12/2006 12:25:15 AM
From prehistoric through to the Wood Age... ;-) Good thinking.
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10/11/2006 10:00:10 PM
Funny! The one thing I would change is the bright highlights are a little too bright for me. A little overblown.
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10/11/2006 07:48:47 PM
Really well done. Great concept. Great executiuon. The strong light from the right really works with this idea.
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10/11/2006 05:54:50 PM
Good idea, use, and posing of monkies and woodies. Effective lighting.
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10/11/2006 04:49:09 PM
The light is a bit too harsh on the left of woodies. Nice idea though
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10/11/2006 02:22:36 PM
lol!
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10/11/2006 01:58:34 PM
Excellent idea. It seems the erect woody is not as crisp as the previous 3, maybe too much dodge/burn to get him into the picture or just slightly oof?
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10/11/2006 01:12:56 PM
Now that's a good composition: very clever..I like the fact that the picture looks untampered with and honest.Pity the evolved woody is out of focus.
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10/11/2006 01:00:42 PM
LOL, nice! Bit tightly cropped at the right which gives man-woody no place to walk into.
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10/11/2006 12:54:48 PM
Heh! Cute and clever! Light is just a bit bright but placement of the light is good.
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10/11/2006 11:50:04 AM
Nice idea and execution, but for me the image is missing that little something. I think it might be that it could do with a little more saturation to bring out the colour. Also the burned out areas are a little distracting.

Good effort all the same, good luck
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10/11/2006 11:20:31 AM
I love it.....
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10/11/2006 10:27:56 AM
i did an evolution also and we had similar ideas on lighing! yours is better!
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10/11/2006 09:00:14 AM
OI really like this one.....
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10/11/2006 04:13:09 AM
monkey woody???? i want one!!
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10/11/2006 03:29:31 AM
Very creative
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10/11/2006 01:50:58 AM
WONDERFUL concept!!!
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10/11/2006 12:49:24 AM
Funny, what a collection
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10/11/2006 12:40:58 AM
Heh, nice and the idea setup is great! but the lighting/contrast was a bit much.
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10/11/2006 12:19:21 AM
HAHHAHAHAH that's so funny...and very creative! 10
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