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Ok, But It Makes the Matting All Soggy!
3rd PlaceOk, But It Makes the Matting All Soggy!
EBJones


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fill the Frame II (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Date: Jan 21, 2007
Aperture: f/4.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2007

A composite of three different shots. Levels, Color Balance and healing on each shot, then resized and fit into frame. Finally, I used the clone tool to expand the water level outside of the matting and darkened the matting below the water line.

Details for each shot:

Frame:
-Aperture f/4.2
-Shutter 1/60
-ISO 200
-Focal Length 31mm

Faucet:
-Aperture f/5.6
-Shutter 1/400
-ISO 400
-Focal Length 200mm

The Splash:
-Aperture f/7.1
-Shutter 1/200
-ISO 100
-Focal Length 40mm

Post challenge:
Well, I finally got around to looking up this ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/17203.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/17203.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Scalvert guy and all I can say is "wow!" Thanks for the comparisons!

The comments on this were wonderful, thank you all so much! (I'm using a lot of exclamation marks here. . . !)

I knew when I entered this that it was going to be a love it or hate it image, and it seems that y'all loved it as much as I did! Thanks again for the votes and comments.

Wooooooooo Hoooooooooo! My first ribbon! :)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 211
Avg (all users): 7.0180
Avg (commenters): 8.4412
Avg (participants): 6.7765
Avg (non-participants): 7.2683
Views since voting: 10785
Views during voting: 362
Votes: 167
Comments: 83
Favorites: 56 (view)


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04/26/2010 02:40:49 PM
That's funny!
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12/30/2007 03:04:58 AM
I have looked at this image no less than a half dozen times before and just now got that the title is in response to the challenge name. What a flat freakin' HOWL!!!!!
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12/19/2007 11:02:59 PM
I actually thought this was an awesome idea. I don't know how in h you thought about it but when the idea hit you I'm sure it was like a ton of bricks. Anyway Congats on your first ribbon, It's been alomst a year and no other ribbons means it your turn again buddy.
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08/26/2007 11:40:34 PM
wow, the bottom photo of the splash would be a great shot by itself!
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05/28/2007 05:35:09 PM
This is amazing
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04/11/2007 08:23:45 PM
haha...This shot is brilliant!
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02/11/2007 02:10:22 PM
this is such a great shot! allready added it to my faves, but just wanted to compliment you here, and to say congratulations with your first ribbon! :D
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02/07/2007 06:39:03 PM
LOL! Excellent and very good concept for the challenge. Should have been 1st place! Love your sense of humor with the title!
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02/05/2007 10:50:15 PM
This is so cool, I wish I had thought of it!
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02/05/2007 02:18:38 PM
Very fun and imaginative photograph, congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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02/05/2007 09:00:37 AM
Congrats on the 1st ribbon, its a great feeling and this is a great shot too.
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02/04/2007 05:54:54 PM
I love this photograph--it has a lot of eye appeal & isn't cliche. It's inspired me to push ahead my plans to buy a DSLR. I'm going to try a shot like this. Congratulations.
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02/04/2007 04:58:15 PM
Clever and perfectly executed Eric...congrats on the ribbon...I love the foreground water
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02/03/2007 08:53:29 PM
Congrats Eric on a beautiful image and a great finish. Nice job!
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02/03/2007 12:20:53 PM
Creative work, excellent for stock use as well, go with it.
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02/03/2007 09:28:53 AM
Now why didn't I think of that? ;-)

Absolutely brilliant!
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02/03/2007 06:38:12 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!!!!!!! This is awesome - great job!!!! :)
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02/03/2007 06:16:19 AM
Congratulations on your Ribbon!! Fantastic idea, very well executed and processed!! Very Cool work!!
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02/03/2007 12:21:28 AM
Incredible! I loved this shot and what a great creative idea!
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02/02/2007 06:36:36 PM
Ok, so I was wrong about this being a Scalvert shot. Congrats on the ribbon... well deserved! I loved this one! :)
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02/02/2007 06:22:14 PM
I've been in the mountains of North Carolina for a week and just got back today, so I've missed everything that has been going on around DPC world.
Anyway, I saw this shot on the front page and thought "Cool, that's great photo/composite/image type thing".
And I only just now saw that it was "you" who did it!
Congratulations on your ribbon man, very well deserved.
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02/02/2007 05:26:24 PM
Aw! You shoulda got the blue!! I was so hoping that you would. Very clever and wonderful photography and after processing! Just great!
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02/02/2007 05:12:36 PM
This is so cool! It's my new desktop background, and it looks awesome!
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02/02/2007 04:47:00 PM
wooo...this is cool!!!
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02/02/2007 04:35:06 PM
LOL! This is so awesome.
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02/02/2007 12:18:00 PM
Wow! Excellent! Congrats on the yellow!

edit: Just looked at your profile. You just blew through a bunch of your goals, including a new PB. Congrats!!!

Message edited by author 2007-02-02 13:33:01.
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02/02/2007 09:47:32 AM
I love this one!! Very creative - congrats on the yellow!!
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02/02/2007 09:42:04 AM
WONDERFULLY creative! Love it! :)
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02/02/2007 09:11:29 AM
What a clever idea i vote 10 for the idea..i never could thought this
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02/02/2007 08:31:59 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! This is an excellent shot. Extremely creative and fun. ;) ~Magen
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02/02/2007 07:46:21 AM
Ohmy! What a creative GENIUS shot! This is so amazing! Congratulations on your first ribbon!! With many many more to follow I have a feeling!

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02/02/2007 06:38:44 AM
Ingenious! Congrats.
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02/02/2007 06:07:14 AM
fantastic!
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02/02/2007 03:09:56 AM
Congrats on your first and very well deserved ribbon. brilliant idea, well executed
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02/02/2007 03:01:09 AM
Congratulations for you first ribon
Great shot
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02/02/2007 02:23:30 AM
very clever indeed, and well executed.
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02/02/2007 02:16:11 AM
Congratulations on your first (and most surely not last) ribbon! Great imagination with exellent execution!
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02/02/2007 01:44:31 AM
Great stuff. Well done. Quite different.
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02/02/2007 12:47:45 AM
Very original,Excellent. Congratulations!!
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02/02/2007 12:43:43 AM
this was one of my top picks. Clever, funny, and well executed! Congrats on your first ribbon!!!
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02/02/2007 12:33:27 AM
Very creative...good work. BTW, thanks for the dance. Let's do it again sometime.

Message edited by author 2007-02-02 00:49:43.
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02/02/2007 12:31:55 AM
Very cool image, definately deserving of a ribbon, congratulations!
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02/02/2007 12:12:49 AM
Good take to the challenge. Congrats!
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02/02/2007 12:06:12 AM
Congrat on Ribbon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2007 09:41:58 PM
I'm not a fan of this sort of set-up shot, but this one is particularly clever. 7
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02/01/2007 08:34:14 PM
what a great idea - literal interpretationl. Very nice
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02/01/2007 05:45:44 PM
Brilliant! Great concept and flawless execution that shows what a truly creative mind can do with the Expert rule set.
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02/01/2007 02:00:46 PM
No one can possibly say this does not meet challenge... well, knowing DPC voters, a few will, but this is great!
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02/01/2007 03:12:00 AM
Very elaborate.
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02/01/2007 12:00:29 AM
Absolutely outstanding interpretation and execution! And LOL at that title. *10*
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01/31/2007 12:31:07 PM
Nice idea and effect. Nice take on the title too! Creative!
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01/30/2007 09:58:11 PM
This awesome I would rate this a ten if i could vote. I just wanted to let you know that this is awesome. I would buy a print of this!!!!
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01/30/2007 01:53:39 PM
This is quite the literal interpretation of the challenge - eh? :D Very clever and fun to look at too! Job well done. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/28/2007 04:29:58 PM
So clever.. love the out of the box (or is that in the box?) thinking here. And, to top it off, it's well done too! Reminds me of something scalvert would whip up!
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01/28/2007 10:53:12 AM
I like this idea! Great Job!
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01/28/2007 10:19:26 AM
Great idea! I think it might have been stronger if it didn't appear that the entire frame held a water level, but I understand (I think) why you did that. Very creative.
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01/28/2007 08:08:55 AM
Clever......
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01/28/2007 02:01:00 AM
Freakin' brilliant. Pure genius. Damn. << 11 >>
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01/27/2007 10:41:04 PM
Very creative.
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01/27/2007 05:28:06 PM
Very cool, very innovative. For some reason it makes me smile too. Great job.
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01/27/2007 02:41:11 PM
so cool
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01/27/2007 07:28:47 AM
Oh thats an awesome concept
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01/27/2007 04:34:46 AM
LOL, you didn't have to take it literally. Great idea. Minor nitpick is the blue reflection (or whatever) above the tap. 9
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01/26/2007 11:08:06 PM
this is such a cool idea and setup! i love it. 10
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01/26/2007 08:04:49 PM
Now...of all the "Fill the Frames" taken literally in past challenges this one is the best! Very creative use of literal interpretation. Even though it doesn't fit the "actual" meaning of the challenge I am definitely going to give it a 10. The lighting is exquisite! It's just so expertly done! Bravo!
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01/26/2007 05:32:50 PM
This is really cool! 8
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01/26/2007 04:02:08 PM
Very interesting photo. It is nice to see something so artistic in which you took full advantage of expert editing rules!
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01/26/2007 03:45:37 PM
This looks like a Scalvert-like stunt.
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01/26/2007 01:23:57 PM
interesting take
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01/26/2007 10:48:24 AM
Oh I love this interpretation. Very nicely done!
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01/26/2007 10:14:51 AM
really clever idea!
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01/26/2007 09:15:24 AM
excellent .. love this graphic and different photograph .. great processing ... really out of the box ..... absolutely love this sort of 'wrongness' ... (sorry, cant think of the word, so i'll just say wrongness and hope you understand that its a compliment and not a slur!!) .. =9
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01/26/2007 08:49:31 AM
very creative..how'd ya do that? 10
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01/26/2007 08:23:41 AM
Great take on the challenge. Briliiant idea and execution. Well done. Bumpin gup to 9 for now.
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01/26/2007 08:04:32 AM
Wonderful work!
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01/26/2007 07:06:21 AM
well executed...great work
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01/26/2007 02:34:12 AM
That is a pretty interesting idea! Great shot...8
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01/26/2007 02:09:31 AM
clever concept.
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01/26/2007 01:26:52 AM
I give this a "B" ......for "BRILLIANT!" :D Wish I'd thought of it. It is somewhat scalvert-esque, but I am guessing not. Well done anyway!
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01/26/2007 01:21:00 AM
Genius idea! , if not for jaggies would have been a 10, as is 9.
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01/26/2007 01:15:28 AM
cool image and concept, nicely executed. Title is a bit weak tho
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01/26/2007 12:39:36 AM
hahaha! Nice take on the topic!
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01/26/2007 12:35:41 AM
Oh wow. This is a brilliant concept. A FANTASTIC way to "think outside the box" while still respecting the challenge description.
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