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He Knew Too Much
1st PlaceHe Knew Too Much

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Challenge: Book Smarts (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus SP-350
Location: St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York
Date: Nov 20, 2007
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 20, 2007


Place: 1 out of 63
Avg (all users): 6.8118
Avg (commenters): 7.6774
Avg (participants): 6.2121
Avg (non-participants): 6.9009
Views since voting: 9747
Views during voting: 469
Votes: 255
Comments: 56
Favorites: 5 (view)

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12/03/2007 11:50:13 PM
I have to disagree with many of the comments, I find this to be poorly composed. There are many better photos in this challenge in my opinion. But thats only my opinion.
12/02/2007 11:57:22 AM
Originally posted by mpeters:

Is your title a play on 'The Man Who Knew Too Little'? No one can take a way your blue! congrats.

I think this movie one was a twist, inspired on "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956) from Alfred Hitchcok, with James Stewart and Doris Day.
(edit: typo)

Message edited by author 2007-12-02 11:58:15.
12/02/2007 11:52:59 AM
It is really a very well composed image, and right on with the challenge. No doubt, a well deserved blue!
BTW, I think you broke a record here, a BLUE on a very first challenge entry! Congratulations.
12/01/2007 02:33:59 AM
Is your title a play on 'The Man Who Knew Too Little'? No one can take a way your blue! congrats.
11/30/2007 04:11:09 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
11/30/2007 09:11:48 AM
"Books", They should not be touched by foot and don't throw them like that. nice photo,
11/29/2007 10:23:59 PM
This one I had to stare at for awhile when voting. Was wondering why all those books got dumped in there. Excellent capture and congrats on the blue!
11/29/2007 11:09:48 AM
As we say in Yiddish, it's a Shanda. (sin)
I hate when people throw away books.


Message edited by author 2007-11-29 11:15:45.
11/28/2007 11:50:43 AM
Well i am paying my dues... then again, i didn't stumble over something like this on my first one :)

Congrats, let's see the next entry :)
11/28/2007 10:55:45 AM
What a way to start DPC!! Congrats on the ribbon and the wildly creative shot.
11/28/2007 08:37:26 AM
Gave this one a 9...knew it would be up there based on the idea. Made me laugh. Congrats, and your first challenge...Im jealous. Just Kidding
11/28/2007 07:40:04 AM
Congrats, great shot, and it was taken at Fisher, my alma mater. I should have known by the brick. Behind Kearney?
11/28/2007 04:19:06 AM
Congrats on your first entry and first ribbon. What a way to start.
11/28/2007 03:41:01 AM
LOL excellent one. missed it during the voting. Great idea. congratulation on blue
11/28/2007 03:30:39 AM
congrats, man, on a very well deserved blue. but beware, it might not be the last!
11/28/2007 03:24:09 AM
WTG, Boris! Love this, congrats on the blue.
11/28/2007 02:21:23 AM
sweet shot,different, love it, congrats on blue.
11/28/2007 02:05:27 AM
gave an 8, obviously overwhelmingly more for the idea/creativity rather than the photo quality. Congrats on blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/28/2007 02:04:04 AM
Thanks for your votes and comments, everybody!

I agree that I should have included the entire container in this shot.

While walking on the balcony surrounding my college's library, I leaned over the handrail and saw the book-filled dumpster from pretty much the same point of view you see in my photo.
This was on the last day of the submission period for this challenge and by the time my model showed up, the sun was already beginning to set (stupid daylight wastings time). The pressure kept me from concentrating, so this was the best shot I ended up with. Still work though, I think.

I'm happy to give those books some final appreciation. Seems like such a waste to toss them, doesn't it? They were mostly outdated physics textbooks, but still.

I know what you guys mean about me winning with my very first entry. Sorry!

Message edited by author 2007-11-28 02:47:27.
11/28/2007 01:29:35 AM
I hate it too (when newcomers win ribbons without 'paying their dues'). Actually, I don't, but even if I did there's a glimmer of justice in the world because this is far and away the best entry in the challenge and the ribbon is properly merited.
Congratulations and thanks for entering.
11/28/2007 01:00:57 AM
man nothing personal but i hate when people win a ribbon on their first try and its a blue even!
11/28/2007 12:17:44 AM
im glad this one won.
its just so funny.
11/28/2007 12:01:58 AM
Thats great, congrats on your blue!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/27/2007 02:28:14 PM
11/26/2007 06:07:55 PM
11/26/2007 05:45:26 PM
Great concept and dof
11/26/2007 03:38:30 PM
Rare instance of a title improving the feel & meaning of the picture
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/26/2007 10:56:07 AM
Clever. Where did you get all these books?
11/25/2007 09:47:37 PM
Fantastic idea and execution (pun intended)!
11/25/2007 07:34:34 PM
This is genius. I'm a little sad about all the paper that was ruined to make this shot, but the composition and thought behind this makes it worth it.

Well done!
11/25/2007 11:30:28 AM
how did you realize it?! original entry..good job!
11/25/2007 10:00:58 AM
OK, bumping this from a 7 to an 8, would of like to see a better BW conversion, but its a good idea & where the hell did you find a dumpster full of books like that?
11/24/2007 10:00:05 AM
I'd been hoping to find something in this challenge to keep me awake and your little ditty did the job. Like it. Amazing to spot a dead person in a skip full of books like that. Amazing.
11/23/2007 09:58:51 PM
Funny & works well in B/W.
11/23/2007 09:28:04 AM
Technicals: 2/2
Composition: 1/2 - crop is loose at top, tight at bottom; higher POV would have been better (difficult, I can imagine)
Challenge Relation: 2/2
Originality/Creativity: 2/2 - outstanding idea!
Overall Impact: 1/2
8 - one of my top picks in this challenge
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/23/2007 01:03:57 AM
That's cool. I think if you cropped away the sides and left the container only, it would be a little more perfect.
11/22/2007 11:32:28 AM
I like this a lot. Very appropriate in all the wrong ways.
11/22/2007 11:08:46 AM
Like it
11/21/2007 06:47:39 PM
This made me laugh right out loud--love it--10
11/21/2007 06:39:15 PM
haha this is great.
where did you get all those books from!?!?!
i cant imagine someone throwing away that many books...if so, this picture is tragic.
cute though.
11/21/2007 06:06:21 PM
I love this one! What an image. Fave!
11/21/2007 05:25:27 PM
Wow, that's quite some effort! Funny at the same time. 10
11/21/2007 05:12:30 PM
That is very cute, great imagination.
11/21/2007 04:05:13 PM
How did you do that?!? Impressive!
11/21/2007 02:28:01 PM
that's funny. at least i hope it's funny. you did set this up didn't you? ;)
11/21/2007 01:08:40 PM
11/21/2007 11:31:04 AM
Creative, nicely done.
11/21/2007 09:24:47 AM
I first saw this and laughed. Very creative.
11/21/2007 09:16:14 AM
great idea 9
11/21/2007 05:37:57 AM
LOL...extra points for the humour...
11/21/2007 05:04:07 AM
very creative, nice pov and sharpness and good bw conversion. would like to see the whole container in the shot.
11/21/2007 02:01:43 AM
Great shot! Good fun = big score!
11/21/2007 01:20:42 AM
This is very original, I hope it places 9
11/21/2007 12:45:16 AM
Good fitting title.
11/21/2007 12:33:39 AM
LOVE Love love this!
11/21/2007 12:33:32 AM
It's not a great photo but it is creative and probably took u some time to make -8

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