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Mother, do you think they'll drop the bomb?
Mother, do you think they'll drop the bomb?
timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pink Floyd (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Date: Dec 16, 2006
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2006

I had planned on entering brown after attempting to get a good hsot of some pigs and sheep failed. Had an ok entry but nothing tha twould really stand out - and on a week against Team 5D in the WPL i knew I needed a bit more. Broke out a couple of PF cds and listened through. This lyric gave me the idea of a couple of goofballs running around with a bomb. Since I didnt have another goofball on hand, teh one we call "the Character" was revived. I wasnt sure how to go about making a bomb and Aimee suggested using one of the bowling balls that we use in our juggling show. I used some clay and a piece of sparkler for the wick. We walked down to a side street in our neighborhood because the shadowed area was better (and now more neighbors to think we are nuts) and I set up in the middle of the road. Aimee hit the plunger for me after I lit the "fuse".

I might get ragged on for using a similar setup again to a previous imageof mine and Aimees, but I like to consider it a new chapter in the continuing saga of "the Character". I like him and I find him entertaining. Hopefully the DPC crowd likes him enough to throw him a 6 average overall.

PP - RAW conversion and then the usual stuff using 2 stauration adjustment layers for the b&w conversion along with a selective color layer in the mix, USM, NI, border resize for web.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 151
Avg (all users): 7.0921
Avg (commenters): 8.3462
Avg (participants): 6.9344
Avg (non-participants): 7.1497
Views since voting: 5667
Views during voting: 530
Votes: 228
Comments: 61
Favorites: 9 (view)


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09/13/2007 09:47:27 PM
This guy somehow reminds me of Toulouse-Lautrec.
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12/29/2006 06:26:25 PM
I really love the absurdity of this shot (if you'll forgive me). The way that the bench almost looks too small and the way that it seems to be giving way under your (?) weight appeal to my sense of humour. The symmetry is quite striking, too.
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12/29/2006 10:42:20 AM
fantastic shot.
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12/29/2006 10:26:00 AM
hmm. I thought I added this as a favorite during the challenge...sorry bout that. Added now. Oh, and where is the other photo with "The Character?"
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12/29/2006 10:08:31 AM
I'm catching up looking at pictures I've missed over the stupid christmas period and I must say this is great!!!!
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12/29/2006 08:30:52 AM
So very cool...awesome work!
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12/27/2006 08:56:57 PM
Charlie Chaplin does Magritte. Stunning.
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12/27/2006 04:30:26 PM
This is great!! Congrats on 4th place!
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12/27/2006 11:29:25 AM
This is hillarious. You're really knockin' 'em dead must be something in the air too! :]
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12/27/2006 09:23:26 AM
i thot i recognized the character!!!! haha great job
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12/27/2006 07:59:54 AM
KILLER!!! You're gett'n' to be pretty good at this eh? ;~p Congrats, man.
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12/27/2006 06:50:36 AM
Awesome Tim!! Keep those top 10, top 5 ribbons coming! You are on a roll! Congratulations on a wonderful picture and finish.
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12/27/2006 05:34:56 AM
Awesome finish here mate, and once again so very proud of you, and your amazing ideas/talant.....

Top shot IMO, and you must soon be running out of ideas.....
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12/27/2006 05:13:11 AM
My favorite... and still is. Congrats on your 4th place!
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12/27/2006 04:58:03 AM
Wow so close Sweetie!! I thought maybe we'd be on the home page together all week...not just our images but US! : ) Great finish - congratulations but more than anything CONGRATS for beating that team of ringers!! The earth shook and all the peasants roared and there was dancing in the steets when the immortal oppressors fell to the ground! ; ) Goliath is slain!!!
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12/27/2006 04:34:55 AM
Congrats on your 4th, Tim. See, after all, you didn't need my 8 points ;-)
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12/27/2006 02:39:46 AM
Flying high lately Tim! You did really well here with an excellent b and w with a real quirkiness about it. I love the setting and the use of wide angle
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12/27/2006 02:16:42 AM
Really nice shot - well done.
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12/27/2006 02:08:08 AM
You've been on fire, really nice work on this one, congrats on fourth!
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12/27/2006 02:06:43 AM
Wow - would have been three Toole ribbons in a row! Nice finish, what a week or two, huh?
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12/27/2006 01:55:37 AM
haha! Nicely done, reminds me of something Chaplinesque.
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12/27/2006 01:34:56 AM
Congrats on the Green Tim. I gave it an 8
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12/27/2006 01:15:04 AM
Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. This is so great! Congratulations on this well deserved honorable mention! And another 7 score! Wow!

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12/27/2006 12:41:04 AM
Great finish Tim! One out man so close! Untouchables do rule!
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12/27/2006 12:38:47 AM
This was such a great take to the challenge. One of my top picks.
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12/27/2006 12:38:14 AM
You juggle with bowling balls? ;-))) Great shot Tim, really great. Congrats on top 5.
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12/27/2006 12:32:12 AM
Tim - I had this pegged for the blue. So close indeed! The shot is both clever and beautiful.
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12/27/2006 12:25:16 AM
Tim I couldn't be more pleased for your run lately. Great job as always. Keep up the good work. For the next few weeks anyway... :)
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12/27/2006 12:23:51 AM
So close dude-- congrats on the 4th
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/26/2006 10:30:15 PM
8
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12/26/2006 10:17:57 PM
how did you make that bomb? Or what is that bomb made out of? Great picture
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12/26/2006 06:03:52 PM
Yo Tim, what´s up :)
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12/26/2006 05:35:57 PM
This is a great entry. The composition works very well, and it has a true Pink Floyd feel. The only thing that bothers me a bit is the lightness of the road toward the top of photo- it draws the eye away from the subject. 8.
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12/26/2006 03:28:38 PM
So....Did your neighbors call the cops on this one?

Nice B&W treatment. I'am guessing bowling ball, sparkler and cork for the "bomb" We executed, great expression.
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12/26/2006 04:33:54 AM
This is on target in terms of the challenge and image itself is well done. It has some black humour which I believe Pink Floyd would like.
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12/25/2006 08:24:53 PM
too litteral for my taste, but quality is all the way up
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12/24/2006 10:14:06 PM
Simple but perfect. A ribbon winner if its up to me
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12/24/2006 09:31:59 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon! Best here, love it.
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12/23/2006 06:50:17 PM
You and Dr. No. ha ha ha This is just fab!! Love the expression, or lack therof. Makes me think of a Charlie Chaplin flick.
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12/23/2006 02:08:21 PM
hahahahah funny stuff. well done. 7
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12/23/2006 12:40:37 PM
Awesome capture. I think the BW works well. Love how the hands and face stand out well.
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12/23/2006 11:00:57 AM
Nice shot. I like seeing the edges of the road in this. It gives kind of a leading line feeling to it. Interesting use for a bowling ball.
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12/23/2006 07:42:44 AM
Nice image! Has a cool retro feel to it and that's not just the choice to present it in black and white. Something about it reminds of the old silent movies! Central composition and slight distortion of perspective both work well.
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12/23/2006 04:48:11 AM
8
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12/23/2006 12:52:47 AM
Wow Mr. Toole, you are really coming up with some wonderful pictures. Your expressions are so memorable. I really love the composition.
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12/22/2006 10:36:25 PM
priceless expression - love that models hands
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12/22/2006 03:43:09 PM
very nice
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12/22/2006 01:37:14 PM
hehe, this is funny. hes expression is very convincing! :-o
great idea.
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12/22/2006 10:15:41 AM
Mother do you think they'll like this song? I mean photo. LOL. Brilliant photo, great job.
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12/20/2006 09:13:47 PM
lol...think i know that hat...that bench...that street????LOL gl 9
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12/20/2006 07:56:31 PM
In America it is illegal to make something that looks like a bomb.
12/20/2006 07:30:10 PM
Crisp black and white - funny idea, very well executed - the road, the big bomb, the expression, the lonely bench, the bowler hat... wonderful! 9
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12/20/2006 06:17:01 PM
This is quite funny actually. The B&W works well and I really like the "bomb"!
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12/20/2006 04:04:25 PM
expression is just hilarious.
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12/20/2006 07:47:44 AM
Just watched The Wall and now I'm humming this song. :) Really well thought-out image. Good job on the bomb. I don't see a thing wrong with this, so 10.
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12/20/2006 07:34:42 AM
super job Tim (or Aimee)
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12/20/2006 07:31:49 AM
LOL...hillarious man!
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12/20/2006 04:26:31 AM
You are getting quite good with these quirky shots. Now is that a bowling ball or balloon?
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12/20/2006 03:50:47 AM
Haven't we already seen this picture on DPC?
12/20/2006 03:42:05 AM
nice shot Tim, but you should look for a different model, can't vote for you
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12/20/2006 12:44:54 AM
You really do astound me, with your determination, strenght, convictions, and sheer guts, with the amazing entries that you come up with.
You are definately on a roll, and I for one, am enjoying the ride.....
Great idea here, and it looks so good.....
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