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"The man on the grassy knoll is about to shoot the President! Alright Lee, it's hero time...
"The man on the grassy knoll is about to shoot the President! Alright Lee, it's hero time...
LanndonKane


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Famous Last Words (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-W1
Location: Ontario
Date: Nov 28, 2006
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4 sec
Galleries: Macro, History
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2006

This entry is based on a quote from the television show "Family Guy", in which Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to save the president Kennedy from the man on the grassy knoll. The actual quote is "The man on the grassy knoll is about to shoot the president! Alright, Lee, time to become an American hero..." but I couldn't fit the word "American" in :-(

This is a last minute entry on the due date. I must have read it wrong because for some reason I thought the deadline was Dec. 5th.

I'm getting my Nikon D80 soon! But until then you'll have to suffer through the poor image quality of a sony handheld without any special equipment.

Post-processing through Gimp:

Sharpen
Unsharp Mask
Desaturate
Despeckle
Gaussian Blur filter to get blend the spots left by Despeckle.

Oh yes and cropped, rotated, and resized.

I have a feeling a lot of people won't understand the connection to the challenge, if so i'll explain it after the voting is over.

Statistics
Place: 93 out of 112
Avg (all users): 4.9864
Avg (commenters): 5.2000
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 4.9829
Views since voting: 2117
Views during voting: 511
Votes: 294
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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01/13/2008 05:59:37 PM
Well, I don't always see eye to eye with your taste in photos ;-) but I do get inspiration from your portfolio. You always seem to add some creative element to the challenge entry you're undertaking. Nice work.
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12/06/2006 03:27:41 PM
Noo, i was sure this one would do well!



Message edited by author 2007-01-30 14:36:30.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/04/2006 10:39:12 AM
The tip of the barrel feels out of focus or shaky. I would have used a slightly bigger dof.
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12/03/2006 07:13:35 PM
I wish a little more of thei image was in focus.
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12/01/2006 01:12:03 AM
Lee Harvey Oswald used a musket?? Nice shot
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11/30/2006 08:56:19 PM
He's going to save the president with a piece of plumbing tied to a hunk of wood?
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11/30/2006 07:25:56 PM
Heh heh heh. Where's the quote from?
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11/30/2006 01:14:41 PM
So good.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/30/2006 11:09:12 AM
Very wonderful concept!!
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11/29/2006 11:37:28 PM
Hilarious show, great picture, I love the DoF
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11/29/2006 08:19:27 PM
I guess I don't get it. I don't see a grassy knoll, I see a what appears to be a girl holding a gun in a room balanced on a table. I don't see the historical significance. Your subject is holding what appears to be a very old shotgun (If it's even a real gun) that doesn't even have a forward sight. I just don't get it...
TC
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11/29/2006 01:32:48 PM
Doesn't really fit the challenge at all. What is that thing, anyway? It's not a gun.
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11/29/2006 11:02:10 AM
I loved the concept on this picture. I also like the placement of the rifle and its shooter in the picture, very graphic savvy.
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