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Challenge: Dirt (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: waycross, ga.
Date: Dec 9, 2006
Aperture: 14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Studio, Children
Date Uploaded: Dec 9, 2006

This is one of those pictures that looked a WHOLE lot better in my head. But he wasn't happy so I only got about 4 shots out of him. none of them where he looked happy. but I have 50 shots of him out of the pot standing there all messy and complaining about being dirty. :P. My daughter loved it and I have some great shots of her but I've used her alot lately and I wanted Odin for this one. hope it does ok anyway. :)

dont worry guys there was no torture involved. he was just a little nervous to be in a pot full of dirt. not his usual saturday thing. but he didnt cry and he was only in there for seconds. and he loves the shot. thanks for the comments and score! :)

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 144
Avg (all users): 6.8041
Avg (commenters): 7.8667
Avg (participants): 6.4789
Avg (non-participants): 6.9919
Views since voting: 2897
Views during voting: 475
Votes: 194
Comments: 52
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/19/2006 06:42:59 PM
WELL YOU DID TOP 5 AGAIN. GOOD JOB
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12/19/2006 10:28:36 AM
top 5 - look at you go!

I'll be one of those who can say "I knew her when..." :-)

It's fun to watch YOU grow!
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12/18/2006 04:42:28 PM
Great job on this Crystal! Congratulations on the 5th place!

Edit: spelling

Message edited by author 2006-12-18 16:43:03.
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12/18/2006 12:03:27 PM
Who the hell would give this a 3-4 or 5???? That's insane! Stoopid voters. I love it! Just a wonderful image that should have won a ribbon! Your work is really kicking ass!
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12/18/2006 11:58:05 AM
congrats on top 5, such a creative idea!
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12/18/2006 11:30:58 AM
Gave it a ten. This was my fave in the challenge!
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12/18/2006 08:36:03 AM
Congratulations girl! That is a fantastic shot! Yay for 5th place! :)
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12/18/2006 06:33:12 AM
Sweet!!! Awesome shot!! Congrats on 5th place!!
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12/18/2006 06:26:17 AM
awesome Crystal...move over Ann Geddes, you have a competitor! congrats on a great finish...I can understand why he wasn't happy, but why else do we have kids? we need models don't we???
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12/18/2006 05:13:54 AM
Great idea, excuted so very well by you Crystal.....
I am very pleased this did so well for you, re a great finish here, in 5th position.
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12/18/2006 02:56:45 AM
Congrats on your 5th place, nice shot!
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12/18/2006 01:28:59 AM
I think his expression couldn't have been better. Good work!
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12/18/2006 01:28:10 AM
Congratulations on your fifth place!
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12/18/2006 12:48:34 AM
Frickin' fanTAStic again, Crystal. :) Congrats on the top 5!
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12/18/2006 12:27:12 AM
Growth can be found anywhere. lol Congratulations on your 5th place.
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12/18/2006 12:25:28 AM
Nicely done! Congrats on top 5!
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12/18/2006 12:18:53 AM
Poor guy. The things you do to him. :P Congrats on the honorable mention.

Edited for spelling.

Message edited by author 2006-12-18 00:19:10.
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12/18/2006 12:12:55 AM
Very nice...congrats on your Top 5 finish!
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12/18/2006 12:10:40 AM
Well done Crystal. Excellent work (as usual) and at least you get that honorable mention acknowledgement on your profile page - almost as good as a ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/17/2006 06:04:11 PM
Very cute and creative. What a fine patient model you have. I assume it's your kid - who else would let you put dirt in their hair?! I love to use my kids too - let's them be part of my photgraphy world and gives us a fun connection while we "play" together. Not to mention we get some fun shots out of the deal! Nicely done - back to bump you to 8.
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12/17/2006 11:28:02 AM
Ha, just too funny and too cute, reminiscent of Anne Geddes, but a little more mature. Made me smile, love it.
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12/17/2006 12:23:11 AM
Great idea and my favorite of the challenge. My only nitpick is that it appears a bit oversharpened, especially the dirt specs on white.
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12/15/2006 05:58:30 PM
Lovely photo, like the idea and colour! Very nice!
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12/14/2006 09:55:36 AM
This is fantastic. I hope to see it on the front page soon!
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12/14/2006 03:23:31 AM
Very nice!
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12/14/2006 02:30:11 AM
Funny concept, looks like it took a lot of work and a patient model. I feel as though it is missing something however. Perhaps a lighter expression? I think the flowers look a little washed out or something too.
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12/13/2006 11:27:12 PM
I see dirt. good concept and bright. maybe crop bottom up to the pot. Mothers, don't let'em grow up 2b potheads!. For wilderness survival I once had a scout dig a hole and sleep in the dirt (in a sleeping bag). It's not so bad. - 10
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12/13/2006 01:40:21 PM
Nice execution of a very creative idea! - 7
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12/12/2006 11:56:24 PM
Tricky, and great use of the techy stuff.
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12/12/2006 08:44:56 PM
And not looking too thrilled about the photo op ;-)
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12/12/2006 02:21:57 PM
One of my favourites in the challenge :)
Excellent idea, well executed and a perfect model (love the pose).
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12/12/2006 09:28:23 AM
Cute concept. Small kid, but that still has to be a humongous pot. Well done!
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12/12/2006 07:05:18 AM
It must have been interesting to decide what expression the model would have - perhaps there was only one choice. I like the clean background and specks of dirt - The hair is sorta funny because it seems so perfect under that dirt :] I'm trying to figure out what would bring this together more for me I need to feel more connection between humanity and the plant - like maybe his fingers become roots - at this point is just seems like a cruel Anne Geddes satire - if that's the idea, it's GROWing on me as I write this.
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12/11/2006 11:55:05 PM
Anne Geddy's moving to older models??? Very clever....odd...but clever!
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12/11/2006 09:23:07 PM
This one's great! Would make a fantastic birthday card. It's really well done. ~10
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12/11/2006 08:56:37 PM
Great idea and perfect execution!
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12/11/2006 08:45:23 PM
Very Anne Geddes like - a bit oversharpened and could do with rotating a bit
8
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12/11/2006 08:18:51 PM
Excellent..... love this one.....
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12/11/2006 07:06:24 PM
How DPC does Dirt. Only here would the model have their skin so creamy white in a dirt challenge. It's a well done shot, but I'm saving my 8-10 scores for true grime. 7 This looks like Cindi's work.
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12/11/2006 05:51:35 PM
Nice picture, good idea. Thats either a really really big pot, or tom thumb.
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12/11/2006 04:57:13 PM
Boy do you owe somebody big for this! Very Cute and stands apart from the others. Maybe a little over-sharpened as can be seen on the bottom curved edge of the pot (jaggies) and a little on the model's right upper arm fingers, etc.
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12/11/2006 04:00:28 PM
I predict a high score for this one.
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12/11/2006 03:50:08 PM
Charming!
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12/11/2006 01:17:28 PM
very creative! great expression!
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12/11/2006 10:38:03 AM
10 !
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12/11/2006 10:06:50 AM
GREAT title!
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12/11/2006 09:12:46 AM
Boy, you really gotta give that kid a great present after this. That is hilarious and the expresison is GREAT!! 7
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12/11/2006 09:06:10 AM
This has been a rather dull challenge to vote on, at least up until this shot! I love it -- a 10 all the way. Congrats in advance on the ribbon :)
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12/11/2006 05:33:29 AM
very funny :-)
my only suggestion for an improbvement would be to have more dirt on the floor.
Apart from that, excellent attempt.
Good luck.
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12/11/2006 04:09:56 AM
very clever
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12/11/2006 01:47:07 AM
Fun idea! This shot made me smile.
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12/11/2006 12:26:16 AM
very anne geddes...well done
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