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Wonderfully Tacky
2nd PlaceWonderfully Tacky
rich


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Tacky Holiday Decorations (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: Dec 26, 2003
Aperture: F/8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 Seconds
Galleries: Humorous, Rural
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2003

One of the tackiest displays of holiday lighting in Richmond, VA, and wonderfully so.

I had to crop this a little tighter than I would have liked due to (you guessed it) lots of other extraneous lights around the subject that detracted much more than they would have added.

Canon 17-40mm lens, F/8.0 at 2 seconds. Rotate, crop, USM (mild), resize, added borders.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 118
Avg (all users): 7.0000
Avg (commenters): 8.2759
Avg (participants): 7.0984
Avg (non-participants): 6.9528
Views since voting: 6332
Votes: 188
Comments: 45
Favorites: 0


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01/13/2004 08:21:34 AM
This is definitly tacky! I can't believe how much folks will spend on for decorations. congrats!
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01/11/2004 10:09:06 AM
Excellent shot! I toured Chicago looking for one like this, but to no avail. "May all your dreams come true"? Well I guess yours did. Now, some of us have a dream about global warming not wrecking the planet for our kids... ;-)
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01/11/2004 02:59:19 AM
wow alot of tim and effort went into that house, i wounder if they finished it before christmas? an when they had to start putting it up? bet they dont get it all down till easter :) but great shot, imaginative and good use of your resources
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01/08/2004 10:38:17 PM
i've never seen so many little light up snowmen...
these people are insane. don't any of these people have energy bills?!? i'm scared.
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01/08/2004 09:42:40 AM
NIce work, Rich! I especially like the line of reindeer on top; that's ultimately where my eyes end up. congratulations on the ribbon!
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01/07/2004 08:18:03 PM
Originally posted by ellamay:

The object in front left corner is disappointing and a distraction to an otherwise nice shot.


It is the beginning of the neighbor's driveway. Unfortunately there was no way to really exclude it; it was the best angle available.
01/07/2004 07:37:50 PM
Thanks very much to everyone for all of the great comments. This ribbon is certainly encouraging; so much so that I will try submitting photos more frequently than 22 months apart :-)
01/07/2004 02:02:06 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! :-) You sholud submit more often. :-)
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01/07/2004 11:22:51 AM
Way to go! Like I said in my earlier comment, our shots are very similar! :) Maybe our neighbors are related?
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01/07/2004 10:57:34 AM
Well, I like the roof... great job photographing this one. Congrats on your 1st ribbon! :-)

Message edited by author 2004-01-07 11:00:04.
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01/07/2004 03:18:56 AM
Woow!
Way to go! You are a shooting star with getting a ribbon to the second entry!
Keep up the good work.
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01/07/2004 03:05:52 AM
:-) Well done Rich!!
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01/07/2004 01:34:35 AM
tacky even to the names on the roof, quite amazing. congratulations on the red ribbon
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01/07/2004 12:16:23 AM
2nd place on your 2nd challenge. Not bad at all.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2004 11:57:37 PM
The object in front left corner is disappointing and a distraction to an otherwise nice shot.
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01/06/2004 11:18:10 PM
Way too much and tacky. Nice photo.
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01/06/2004 10:32:33 PM
Perfect exposure...great colors withougt being overblown anywhere within reason....this is an amazing amount of lights of different brightness and color and it is as if I can see every single bulb. Great detail....what puts it over the top for me are the names on the roof and the reindeer and sled atop same. Great work!
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01/06/2004 10:10:28 PM
Wow. I think you found a winner. Good capture as well.
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01/06/2004 01:02:37 PM
ZOIKS!!
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01/06/2004 11:51:53 AM
Somebody had a lot of free time on their hands... and some money too.
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01/05/2004 10:17:10 PM
The cause for the great blackout of 2003. LOL! Unbelieveable! I bet there was enough light to handhold this shot and get at least 1/100 sec. exposure time. Absolutely amazing!
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01/05/2004 02:44:03 PM
You did a good job of keeping the individual lights from being overexposed. I know how difficult that is.
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01/04/2004 07:07:14 PM
My husband and I agree on this - ding,ding,ding; we have a winner!!! This is the tackiest thing we have ever seen! We have a guy near us that we thought was tacky, but this takes the ribbon! Great job shooting this too - very crisp and clear and you can see darned near every single light. I never could get one this sharp. Good Luck!
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01/04/2004 02:45:33 PM
Wonderfully tacky deco! Your neighbor's? 10!
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01/03/2004 11:50:19 PM
They even seem to have extra reindeer ...
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01/03/2004 10:00:07 PM
i love the names on the roof
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01/02/2004 06:23:49 PM
Very tacky decorations but well shot photo
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01/02/2004 06:01:12 PM
There you go. Like the dark that sort of frames the image. 9
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01/02/2004 02:20:45 PM
That's awesome!
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01/01/2004 11:08:12 PM
you aint kidding! 8
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01/01/2004 01:33:34 AM
this is got to be the winner, 10! it is absolutely wonderful, you are correct.
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12/31/2003 09:12:12 PM
The snowmen are a little overexposed, but this is a good photo of a difficult subject. Yes, it is tacky but in a good way! 8
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12/31/2003 08:29:29 PM
Grizwalds?
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12/31/2003 05:22:29 PM
Could they use a few more decorations? :)
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12/31/2003 03:38:36 PM
YUCK, YUCK, YUCK, YUCK, YUCK, YUCK, YUCK, YUCK, YUCK, YUCK...

Imagine how long it would take them to remove the decorations! Just think of their electricity bill?!?

Your picture isn't yuck though. The angle of the roof in your picture is good, makes it look as if the raindeer are getting ready to fly off.

A little overexposed with the snowmen in the front, however it kind of works making us think that they are really bright and 'tacky' Full marks from me!
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12/31/2003 02:58:18 PM
oh my...I would hate to have the job of taking all that down.....you are right it is wonderfully tacky
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12/31/2003 12:23:19 PM
Very nice nite shot, the best I've seen so far, also wonderfully tacky indeed! 10!
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12/31/2003 11:19:28 AM
Oh, yeah. Perfect.
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12/31/2003 11:04:34 AM
Awesome, tackiest of them all but very beautiful...great job!
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12/31/2003 09:58:21 AM
Technical: Bang on the challenge! Exposure composition focus lighting all excellent!

Personal: Perfect for the theme!

My vote: 10
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12/31/2003 09:54:30 AM
Yeesh! Your shot and my shot are quite eerily similar! :)
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12/31/2003 09:02:39 AM
Now that's decorated! One of the better night shot. These type of houses get me to stop and stare in awe. Well done
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12/31/2003 07:06:54 AM
Very Tacky. 10. Morgan
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12/31/2003 04:47:48 AM
Very ugly style and a good pic.
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12/31/2003 04:14:28 AM
Good lord, that's quite a house- very good photo
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