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Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut...
Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut...

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Challenge: Brown (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Home
Date: Dec 17, 2006
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Dec 17, 2006

Looked around for something brown...tried holding them in my hand, but didn't like any of my one handed shots. I looked through for an appropriate newspaper article and thought this picture of Yao would look cute in the background.

I shot in my kitchen with poor lighting and used in-camera flash. I made adjustments to exposure, contrast and brightnes in raw conversion then adjusted levels, cropped and sharpened in photoshop elements.

In answer to the many who questioned the use of the newspaper, I see now it was an obvious mistake. However, I thought the expression on Yao's face was comical and fit with the Mounds/Almond Joy advertising slogan, "Sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don't." Oh well, there's always another challenge, right?

Place: 280 out of 306
Avg (all users): 4.3366
Avg (commenters): 2.8000
Avg (participants): 4.3571
Avg (non-participants): 4.3178
Views since voting: 613
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 205
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/25/2006 03:29:31 PM
Why are the nuts sitting on top of Yao Ming? I don't get it. The newspaper doesn't seem to add anything to the composition.
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12/21/2006 11:53:55 PM
Why the newspaper? What point are you trying to convey?
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12/21/2006 04:40:33 PM
nah man...nah...bad focus and I hope you learn from this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/20/2006 12:43:40 PM
I wish the photo wasnt in the background, although it goes with the title. IT definitely takes my attention away from the nuts, which is supposed to be the main focus, being brown.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/20/2006 01:57:14 AM
I feel a little dense at the moment. What does Yao Ming have to do with the almonds? I am so confused. (Not confused enough to allow it affect my vote however).
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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