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Kitchen Necessities of the 1800's
Kitchen Necessities of the 1800's
timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Anachronism (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Slate Run Historical Farms, Canal Winchester, Ohio
Date: Mar 29, 2007
Galleries: Vintage, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2007

Well let me just say that I dont much care for this challenge and I expect few strong entries. This is a tough one. Fortunatley for me there is a working 1800s historical farm just 20 minutes away that my kids love to hang out at. Chatting with DrAchoo about what I should bring with me to have someone pose with, he suggested a cell phone or Starbucks coffee cup. Grabbed a coffe on the way down and staretd asking some people to pose for me. While we were there I took close to 200 images. I was actually deleting images off the card just in case I wanted to get some pics of my kids on our way out since I was down to 1 shot left. I didnt think I had anything good for the challenge. The on eguy I was shooting was helpful but he also needed to get back to work (and I think he thought I was odd even though I had shot him for previous challenges in the past - maybe just scared to say no).

We decided to head into the farm house before leaving and this lady was there making clove bread. The light was coming inthe window nicely and the kitchen was arranged perfect. I asked her if I could take her pic and she said sure but that she didnt look great for pictures. I then asked her if I could put this coffee cup on the table to be in the picture. She looked at me with a smile and laughed pretty hard. I explained to her the challenge I was doing (couldnt remember the word anachronism to save my life) and she pleasantly obliged. She just went back to work and I shot a couple of images.

This was by far the best image I caught and one that I feel fits this challenge to a T. I dont think it feels posed, the noise adds a good effect, the color tones are right, and the green from the starbucks logo is not overwhelming and fits in well. I had the cup in my pocket so it got a little creased. I dont know how it will score but I will say that I have my hopes up for this one - which is never a good sign. Its not a WOW image but I really think its perfect for this challenge and technically well done. We shall see.

PP - RAW converted, levels, double saturation adjustment layers to convert to b&w, high pass, adjusted color to shift to sepia, masked out logo, selective color to tweak blacks, cloned out a door knob and some wood marks from behind, NI, crop, resize, border, USM.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 92
Avg (all users): 7.0913
Avg (commenters): 8.4783
Avg (participants): 6.4783
Avg (non-participants): 7.2654
Views since voting: 9447
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 208
Comments: 32
Favorites: 3 (view)


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04/11/2007 03:10:14 AM
The one 1 must be someone who hates Starbucks, but would you look at the curve on this? Pretty durn amazing. I'm favoriting on behalf of my mom, who thought this the best of the challenge.
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04/09/2007 01:31:23 PM
This works.
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04/09/2007 12:27:12 PM
This is perfect. Seeing old things in modern times isn't nearly as jarring as seeing modern things in old times. So your idea easily beats the ribbon winners in my book.

And then, of course, you have the typical timfythetoo image quality on top of the perfect idea. :)
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04/09/2007 12:20:54 PM
tim, this sould have ribboned. this is a true anachronistic image, and it's damn good. well done!
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04/09/2007 09:53:21 AM
The only thing I disagree with is that it's not a WOW image! To me, this is REALLY a Wow image -- especially for a challenge like this! It is AWESOME!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your creative genius coming thru for you in a big way!

Now. . .how 'bout posting some of your outtakes in the portrait challenge ????? I wanna see some more!

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04/09/2007 12:41:22 AM
Your shot was perfectly what I had in my mind's eye. Should have ribboned.
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04/09/2007 12:09:08 AM
Congratulations!! Excellent shot, great idea too.
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04/09/2007 12:05:21 AM
This is great. I didn't vote but this would have probably been in my top three.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/08/2007 02:28:04 PM
Wonderful set up. Excellent composition!
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04/07/2007 10:23:17 PM
I don't even enter the kitchen with out my triple venti expresso latte..... Very nice job and a truely good example of the theme.9
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04/07/2007 10:38:06 AM
very clever! 8
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04/05/2007 08:52:32 PM
Great picture, alot of setup, perfect depiction of an anachronism!
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04/05/2007 06:50:43 PM
Nice, natural sepia feel. Good use of color to draw attention.
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04/05/2007 05:53:16 AM
Great job! One of my favorites!
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04/04/2007 06:53:26 PM
lol awesome lol awesome - great use of grain and meeting the challenge! 9
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04/04/2007 02:58:16 PM
Great idea and well executed.
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04/04/2007 12:57:04 PM
Excellent. The green logo doesn't work for me (but I still give this a very high score). I suppose others will say that it's what makes the image for them :)
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04/03/2007 12:43:19 PM
This is it something from now in the past not the other way. Nice photo. 10
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04/03/2007 03:42:10 AM
Nice tones, composition and good idea.
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04/02/2007 10:42:24 PM
Very nice tones
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04/02/2007 07:47:43 PM
hehehe...great shot
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04/02/2007 04:01:40 PM
Absolutely, completely and utterly nails the challenge subject. Well staged and the use of the cup and the colour just brilliant. 10.
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04/02/2007 03:25:17 PM
A good example of the challenge description...although I almost missed the coffee cup.
Hope the voters are spending enough time looking at the image to see it...8
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04/02/2007 01:53:20 PM
nice work.
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04/02/2007 01:39:28 PM
Great idea and very well executed.
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04/02/2007 10:30:36 AM
clever shot, I like the starbucks cup with unchanged color
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04/02/2007 10:03:44 AM
Great colors and details! Exellent!
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04/02/2007 06:18:29 AM
Then the coffee is, misplaced in time...good thinking..
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04/02/2007 05:34:20 AM
Wow! You get it! Delighted to see such a good clear demonstration of anachronism, this says it perfectly. Nicely done!
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04/02/2007 04:35:00 AM
brilliant! the cup is decently placed but really stands out. very good composition, props and post-processing
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04/02/2007 12:41:56 AM
Awesome fits the challenge and is a very good shot! Like it allot!
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04/02/2007 12:20:45 AM
lol...product placement...
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