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When the Cat's Away...
When the Cat's Away...
missykim


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Challenge: What is this Pencil? (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A530
Date: Oct 16, 2007
Aperture: F/2.6
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2007

It was fun building all these things with pencils. However, I had to chop them up with a carpet knife. I used tin foil to make the slide. Swing set was made with thin wires and cardboard. Merry-go-round is cardboard, and colored with pencil crayons. And the sandbox is just cardboard lined with pencils and a little sand in the middle. Everything was glued together with hot glue.

Mice prefer to hide rather than take center stage, so this wasn't easy. These were a few of my boy mice. Left to Right: Samurai, Osaka, and Kabuki.

I don't expect to get much for this, but I had fun making it.

Statistics
Place: 65 out of 112
Avg (all users): 5.2837
Avg (commenters): 5.6071
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Views since voting: 804
Views during voting: 486
Votes: 289
Comments: 30
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10/23/2007 08:08:28 PM
I was expecting 'pencil land'! Cute.
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10/23/2007 06:52:04 PM
Technically, this may not be the best photo of the bunch, but it gets extra points for creativity and patience in the setup! Very cute!
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10/23/2007 06:53:03 AM
Hilarious
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10/22/2007 06:33:20 PM
this is priceless lol my kids also love it.
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10/22/2007 03:04:36 PM
Very cute idea!
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10/22/2007 08:37:29 AM
lol. Props for the setup, that must have taken ages.
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10/21/2007 08:55:06 PM
now that has taken some thought and work...nicely done...contrast is bit off though
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10/21/2007 09:39:01 AM
Top marks for effort but the lighting is very harsh and I feel a better perspective would have helped (Down low from the mouse's height?)
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10/20/2007 02:00:18 PM
Creative, and you sure spent some time putting this together. Did the mice appreciate it? Photo is a little overexposed in the highlights.
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10/20/2007 04:26:17 AM
hehe cute. Where is the mouse trap? ;P
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10/20/2007 03:49:55 AM
The rats have all the great toys. Cute.
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10/20/2007 01:59:12 AM
perhaps not the best lighting but cute setup!
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10/19/2007 10:39:31 PM
crative
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10/19/2007 10:38:22 AM
this is one of my favorites! It's fun, and super creative! I can tell that a lot of thought and time went into this photograph! And the mice are so cute!
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10/18/2007 09:01:49 PM
you obviously spent some time on making this little playground but the picture quality isnt too great
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10/18/2007 05:41:17 PM
Creative idea! Lacks a little finesse, however...
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10/18/2007 05:18:09 PM
This made me Laugh, love the idea, you went to great lenghts...short and long with this one :)
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10/18/2007 03:27:24 PM
Funny.
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10/18/2007 10:28:38 AM
Wow, major set up. The lighting comes off a bit flat.
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10/18/2007 12:41:01 AM
looks like you worked hard to make this little play set for the mice. I would have picked one thing (maybe the swing) and did a close up on it. If I didn't know the theme I would have no idea what you were trying to portray.
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10/17/2007 09:46:18 PM
Oh my gosh! Lol - ha, ha, hah!!! Somebody has a good, fun imagination and loves those little mice. The flash is a bit too strong, but wow - so creative.
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10/17/2007 03:32:47 PM
Wish the backdrop would have been a bit more solid, but still a valid cute photo.
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10/17/2007 02:32:56 PM
I think there is a lot of creativity and work behind this picture. But this is not a creativity contest. It is all about the picture.

The composition is not bad, but the lighting is extremely flat. From the shadows in the picture, I suspect the use of flash. If this had been done with a softer flash, a fill light and a reflector or two, the quality of the picture would have been lifted dramatically.

Also, the background in this picture could have been made a bit more interesting. It is a shame to put so much work in a part of the picture and not go the whole distance.
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10/17/2007 11:25:23 AM
aah! Here are some happy mouses!
Very creative idea and looks like a hard work. Like the composition too.
But I miss some more clarity and sharpness.
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10/17/2007 09:19:34 AM
Great set!
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10/17/2007 07:16:58 AM
I love the level of effort put into this! I would imagine it is tough to get the critters to cooperate. I think a large detailed composition like this needs a larger canvas than 640 pixels.
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10/17/2007 04:54:05 AM
You must have spent lot of time preparing this. The lighting is insufficient and some ugly shadows were created. I think a lower angle could have been better.
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10/17/2007 03:38:01 AM
aww this is so cute !! great idea
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10/17/2007 01:49:30 AM
Looks fun!
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10/17/2007 12:44:59 AM
Awww, how adorable!!!!! I had pet mice and I just love little rodent pets.. so cute! The picture is good although it might have been better to have the walls be the same color. Thanks for making me smile!!
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