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Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Kitchen
Date: Aug 18, 2002
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/30 sec.
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2002


Place: 68 out of 185
Avg (all users): 5.6231
Avg (commenters): 6.3514
Avg (participants): 5.4552
Avg (non-participants): 5.7910
Views since voting: 881
Votes: 268
Comments: 40
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 11:39:00 PM
I almost did something like this myself, but I couldn't make the pencil look like it was added in photoshop. I had a photo up on my computer screen and placed the pencil in front of my screen and tried to take the photo. however, mine came out looking like a really bad dub job in an old cartoon movie. Ever seen Labyrinth? That's how mine looked. Anyway, great job in making this look presentable. I like it very much and it shows creativity and originality. lighting and focus are great. good luck in the challenge.
08/24/2002 06:41:00 PM
Awesome idea, very strange lighting. Improve the lighting for a ten.
08/24/2002 06:15:00 PM
Great idea. I'd like it even better if the "erasures" didn't overlap the two bills and if there were only one bill. 5 sjgleah
08/23/2002 09:09:00 PM
I see how this was done and is very clever for this shot.
I think the focus could have been better on the bills...
08/23/2002 02:14:00 AM
i really like this photo, first because it has a nice effect, and secondly because i really like how the pencil looks vibrant and really sticks out.
08/22/2002 11:22:00 PM
I love shots like this and can't wait to hear how you did it.
OH, I THINK I HAVE IT----great idea!!!!!!
08/22/2002 08:58:00 PM
Good idea. If done in camera as stated took lots of work. Well done.
08/22/2002 05:54:00 PM
Looking forward to the how to... can I guess a cut-out piece of paper? (Seems to be an extra cut in the lower right.
08/22/2002 05:02:00 PM
Now THIS is interesting photography. I not only want to know how this was done, I want to know how you come up with such a fabulous and unique idea! Good job.
08/22/2002 04:23:00 PM
Nicely done. I have no freaking idea how you pulled this off, but it's GREAT!
08/22/2002 04:18:00 PM
Very clever, creative idea!
08/22/2002 12:04:00 AM

Technically interesting. Aside from the novelty...
08/21/2002 10:59:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background5,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing2,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 3,
Total Averaged Rating5. Autool
08/21/2002 08:55:00 PM
OK, just *how* did you do that?
08/21/2002 07:35:00 PM
From my perspective:
Meets challenge:Yes
Comments: Very origianal....congratulations! Good luck in the challenge.
08/21/2002 07:12:00 PM
Wow, this is a great trick! Since you have the admin's note, would you be so kind as to "explain" your trick after the challenge? (Is it in your photo comments?) The pencil is sooo much sharper than the bills (is that part of how this trick was done?) (I think I may have figured this one out!) 8 Swash
08/21/2002 03:55:00 PM
that's a very cool idea, and i can definitely see how you do this w/out cheating. i just wish the money was a little more in focus and didn't have quite such a yellow tint to it. other than that, that's exactly what my money usually does, it disappears w/out a trace and i wish i could figure out how to stop that ;) -- gr8photos (6)
08/21/2002 03:52:00 PM
Great effect, but somehow I wished there wouldn't be so much difference in contrast between the pencil and the banknotes. Still one of the best photos in the challenge though.
08/21/2002 02:26:00 PM
New as soon as i saw this someone would think it was PS'd or something. I like it. Good idea. karmat
08/21/2002 02:22:00 PM
=7 and I hope you will share how you did this in a tutorial. I am going to make a guess and say you did an overlay and then took the photo. I find thelighting and distortion on the pencil to be a little distracting and a bit grainy. It is really a good analogy of what is happening to our money these days....syamjonimi ;'-D
08/21/2002 11:47:00 AM
Very nicely done. Lighting looks good. Focus is a bit soft on the money. It makes the erasure marks look just a bit funny because they are very sharp. The focus on the pencil is good. 7
08/20/2002 09:13:00 PM
Love the photo, but I would have liked it better if the money was sharper
08/20/2002 08:42:00 PM
origional has to score high
08/20/2002 03:33:00 PM
Seems like that's what happens to my paycheck! Great concept and well executed
08/20/2002 03:08:00 PM
I'm curious how you did this legally... Overall a nice picture. 6 -lennier
08/20/2002 02:57:00 PM
The idea is clever. I'd remove the slice of table visible at the top. I can't believe that people thought this was an illegal edit! I guess you should take that as a compliment.
08/20/2002 07:05:00 AM
Interesting idea and the pencil looks so vibrant. Did you also try this with any other images as the ones being erased?
08/19/2002 09:47:00 PM
nice cut-out. Good effect overall. Seems to have quite a yellowish colour cast
08/19/2002 07:41:00 PM
Clever, creative work. Score 7 ~Kee
08/19/2002 06:08:00 PM
Veryu interesting effect...I wanna know how it was done when this is over!
08/19/2002 05:34:00 PM
I can't believe someone would try to dq this. huh.
anyway.. very imaginative. clear and done well.
08/19/2002 03:12:00 PM
photo of spot edited photo?
08/19/2002 02:19:00 PM
Cute concept. Some eraser shavings and an older looking pencil would make this much more effective.
08/19/2002 02:03:00 PM
Very Creative!
08/19/2002 01:46:00 PM
how was this done?? nice.
08/19/2002 11:10:00 AM
Very creative.
08/19/2002 11:08:00 AM
now i am curious as to how u did this..very intersting technique
08/19/2002 08:51:00 AM
I think you have worked with rubber of photoshop, i think this is not ok for this challenge
08/19/2002 01:37:00 AM
looks like SPOT editing anyways, if you did this with 2,or 3, photos, send me an email with the 2 photos... jjuroch@miami.edu
08/19/2002 01:05:00 AM
This is one of my favorites, I am still trying to figure out how you did this. From looking at the shadows I think that the pencil is close to the camera. That is all I can come up with though. Great photo. (9)

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