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Challenge: Image Grain II (Basic Editing)
Collection: What Was I Thinking?
Camera: Canon PowerShot A95
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Mar 13, 2007
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Mar 13, 2007

Natural grain... I took this with a little Powershot camera in 2MP mode at ISO 400. If it were any noisier, it would wake the neighbors. :-/

The eyes were made with a fluorescent strip light placed in a long tripod box under the bed with shapes cut out of the cardboard. I was getting a few decent shots... riiiiiiight up until my son actually saw the eyes. Then he totally freaked out (even when I showed him that it was just a box). Kids REALLY hate having monsters under the bed!

I had a single monolight (just the modeling lamp) high up on the left to throw a shadow under the bed. Processing consisted of Channel Mixer conversion to B&W, slight Shadow/Highlight, Curves, HSL for color tone, and USM.

Statistics
Place: 135 out of 399
Avg (all users): 5.5674
Avg (commenters): 7.6923
Avg (participants): 5.3301
Avg (non-participants): 5.8933
Views since voting: 1052
Views during voting: 287
Votes: 178
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/08/2008 10:23:40 AM
Fantastic shot! This one deserves more than 5,5 score.
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03/28/2007 12:31:51 AM
totally underrated
:D

great job bud
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03/22/2007 10:23:57 AM
That's funny! You always have the best ideas (even when they don't score well!)

Now start saving for the psychologist bills.

Message edited by author 2007-03-22 10:24:29.
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03/22/2007 12:46:26 AM
I'm sure you've scarred him for life. ;-) It's sooooo cute though.
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03/22/2007 12:34:59 AM
Oh, the memories! I had a wooden closet door, and the wood pattern of course consisted of MONSTERS. Well conceived and executed, as usual. Your poor son!
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03/22/2007 12:30:39 AM
I think your kids are going to tell funny/traumatic stories of thier father the photographer and his stunts!
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03/22/2007 12:24:09 AM
adorable idea!!
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03/21/2007 03:07:07 AM
2.13 - that says it all, doesn't it ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/18/2007 11:08:39 PM
Cool
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03/18/2007 06:43:20 AM
it works for me, can't imagine why it's connecting with everyone else. maybe you picked the wrong tone.
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03/17/2007 03:13:46 PM
Good one!!!! Funny, evocative and well executed .... You could send that monster round to my daughters room though if he keeps it that tidy ;-)
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03/17/2007 02:33:16 PM
cute
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03/17/2007 01:52:10 PM
nice idea.
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03/17/2007 09:24:43 AM
Awwwwww, poor little guy! This monster used to live under my bed, I know how he feels! Great photo! The grain adds to the mood perfectly and I especially love the way the little guy is gripping the edge of the bed. Hope he got a chocolate after this!
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03/16/2007 10:52:34 PM
AWESOME! I opened this and did a little jump out of my seat! So very clever. 10.
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03/16/2007 07:06:19 AM
Great Idea.
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03/15/2007 02:45:22 PM
we remember
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03/14/2007 10:20:17 PM
Believe it or not, this one gave me a bit of a creepy feel! That's a good thing because it really drove home the entire idea of your shot. The grain works really well with it too! I love this shot!!! I guess our childhood fears still lurk somewhere, don't they? REALLY NICE!
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03/14/2007 02:04:02 PM
LOL, got to love this humor! Great noise usage as well.
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03/14/2007 01:51:45 PM
Made me smile!
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03/14/2007 01:41:18 PM
Oh, man... that's hilarious! I'm gonna have bad dreams tonight...
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