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 This image was disqualified from the What is this Pencil? challenge.
Pencil: Gateway to the Mind
Pencil: Gateway to the Mind

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Challenge: What is this Pencil? (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Date: Oct 16, 2007
Aperture: 9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2007

I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw this challenge. Much thanks to timj351 for the guide on liquify filters!!!

By far the hardest part was getting the damn pencil tip to perfectly line up with the end of the books.

I like the composition (unlike my macro submission!), so lets hope this is the image to break a 6.
Disqualification Details
You may use a cloning tool or small healing brush for the sole purpose of removing sensor dust or hot pixels. No other spot-editing is allowed.

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10/24/2007 12:20:28 AM
For those of you who asked, this is my original:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/80000-84999/84520/120/604153.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/80000-84999/84520/120/604153.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

And if you'd like to do something similar, check out this tutorial:


Thanks for the votes and comments!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/17/2007 05:39:53 PM
one of my favorites, great idea just wish it were a little brighter
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10/17/2007 04:35:51 PM
I'm wondering how you did that, and looks to me that it does not comply with basic rules. Nice idea anyway.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/17/2007 03:37:09 PM
Very nice photoshop skills. Hope a ribbon comes out of this.
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10/17/2007 01:50:10 PM
lighting seems a bit drab and flat, focus could be a bit sharper, creative idea though
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10/17/2007 01:39:12 PM
interesting idea and I'm curious how you set this up. I think it would be improved if you were background were white instead of grey. It makes the image look dull.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/17/2007 09:52:15 AM
Basic editing??????
10/17/2007 09:40:16 AM
Nice creative idea. My only change would be to boost the levels to make the background white, not grey. Perhaps opening up a stop would work better.
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10/17/2007 09:09:40 AM
Neat point of view
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10/17/2007 07:25:50 AM
Great idea and great composition. A bit more contrast would make this pop a bit more (if whites were more white). I also kinda wonder how in the world this was done.
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10/17/2007 12:24:54 AM
you'll have to explain afterwards how you did it. could do with being a bit brighter...
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