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Challenge: I Bought It On eBay (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Melbourne Australia
Date: Dec 17, 2007
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 280
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2007

THE IMAGE: I had this idea when I woke up in the morning of the deadline. Having my Mondays off, I went to the office supplies, picked up the box and bits and pieces I needed, set up the shot in natural light in my daughter's room, plonked the dog in the box, filled it with filler, and took heaps of shots ranging from the dog looking into the camera, to ones like this. I felt this was the best of the bunch as it was cute.

THE EDIT: Levels, colour balance, did a bit of dodge, burn, blur, noise ninja, USM...not in that order. Decided to go selective desat at the end...not sure if it was the right move.

PREDICTION: I am hoping the 'cute factor' will win the hearts of the animal lovers on dpc. Perhaps some will see it as cruel to send a dog in a box, so I might lose their vote. Some might prefer if the dog was looking into the camera. Perhaps a 6.2???

POST: Well I don't know what happened as I was 6.9359 within the last minute...anyhow, this did better than I expected in the end, although I was hoping for a ribbon...I have had 5 top 10's in the last 7 challenges including two fourth placements...so close.

This is a colour version:

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Probably should have gone for this.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.8616
Avg (commenters): 8.1364
Avg (participants): 6.6111
Avg (non-participants): 6.9350
Views since voting: 3643
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 159
Comments: 44
Favorites: 6 (view)


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03/02/2013 10:02:52 PM
Hahahaha! I totally adore this image! So cute and perfect for "I bought it on eBay!"

Thanks for this.
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01/06/2008 10:50:16 PM
So cute. Just ran into this one. Didn't vote on that challenge.
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01/06/2008 10:43:44 PM
that would have been mean if you entered this in the "stupid gifts" challenge, but luckily you didnt! haha great picture as usual! :)
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12/30/2007 07:48:07 AM
Congrats on your 4th place with this beautiful shot!
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12/28/2007 01:09:20 PM
better in psuedo-BW - and congrats - but your dog is WAY too small....

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Message edited by author 2007-12-28 13:09:43.
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12/27/2007 12:26:50 AM
Aww..now that is just way to cute!
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12/24/2007 02:42:55 PM
Lovely, one of my favourites. Congrats for HM Enzo.
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12/24/2007 01:50:14 PM
This is much better than the color version
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12/24/2007 10:16:38 AM
Awwwwww. . . how CUTE! He's looking at you like, "What in the world are you doing to me???" I hope he got lots of treats after his excellent modelling assignment :)

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12/24/2007 09:46:38 AM
Great idea and photo....I love it and love the humor! You must have gotten a lot of votes from voters who did vote the 20%. Merry Christmas
PS. I love the label on the box....nice touch!
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12/24/2007 09:19:11 AM
Fabulous stuff Enzo! Great work and another winner in my book.

I am just concerned that PETA will be looking for you as it is probably not a good idea to be sending a dog in the mail...;-)
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12/24/2007 09:10:22 AM
Postcard Perfect. The feel of the photo is just surreel. Great editing choices.
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12/24/2007 09:06:35 AM
I was in no doubt that this image would get the Ribbon. Nice idea perfect moment and just so lovely model. Sharp and 100% Colors. Well done.
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12/24/2007 05:36:35 AM
Definitely prefer the desat version. Lovely image, Enzo. What a cutie (and the dog's pretty nice too ;-))
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12/24/2007 05:34:38 AM
Nicely done Enzo!
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12/24/2007 04:16:48 AM
Excellent ribbon worthy shot, Enzo, couldn't think of any better idea - except maybe use a cat :)
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12/24/2007 01:06:35 AM
I like that you chose the desaturated version, well done.
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12/24/2007 12:49:07 AM
Poor thing, all this effort. You should have won in my mind, this fits the challenge best.
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12/24/2007 12:09:37 AM
Congrats on another 4th, Enzo! I prefer the B&W. In fact, I didn't even realize it WAS B&W during voting. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/23/2007 05:39:05 PM
OMGosh, the door is adorable, I love this shot!
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12/22/2007 10:54:45 PM
Fantastic image, cute idea, adorable dog, nicely post-processed.
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12/22/2007 09:12:20 PM
Like the selective desat, good work, 6.
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12/21/2007 02:21:57 PM
wonderful model.......the eyes say it all.
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12/21/2007 08:04:00 AM
What a sweet picture. I love the selective desat. This would make a great card picture. Good luck!
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12/20/2007 06:40:10 PM
lol awwwww
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12/20/2007 11:03:12 AM
awwwwwwwww nice lighting and like the B/W with bow in colour..gl 9 bump to 10 gl
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12/20/2007 08:38:39 AM
Awwwwwwwwwww
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12/19/2007 03:47:04 PM
Soo adorable!
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12/19/2007 11:10:21 AM
Did it come with assembly instructions? Cute and nicely done. The single splash of color is effective.
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12/19/2007 09:00:22 AM
Some seller is in BIG trouble if you bought that cutie on eBay! Nice idea, though, and very cooperative model.
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12/18/2007 07:22:24 AM
Excellent shot - greeting card worthy!
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12/18/2007 01:45:41 AM
Adorable!
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12/18/2007 01:18:20 AM
This is so cute I can't stand it. Nice job on all that white too.
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12/18/2007 12:09:51 AM
so cute! 9
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12/17/2007 10:46:10 PM
Cute factor maxed out on this one! Not to mention just a great idea. 10/10
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12/17/2007 02:01:09 PM
aaawwwwwww....
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12/17/2007 12:16:24 PM
brilliant -10
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12/17/2007 09:48:59 AM
how cute I like the touch of red
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12/17/2007 09:38:22 AM
Forgetting the fact that your model is ridiculously cute, this is a glorious photo. I love the monochrome and red colour palette but the perspective and context (relevant but not too cluttered) make it a simple but incredibly effective shot. The only thing stopping me from rating it 10 is that it doesn't pass the "i'd hang it on my wall test" - but that's personal taste and not your photo or interpretation. No doubt there's some miserable and clueless voters who will vote this 4 or less...but it's an outstanding shot both in composition and technically. Well done.
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12/17/2007 09:31:39 AM
Awww, I love this picture it is too cute,. The technicals are good too. I like the comp and lighting. and of course the subject. 10 from me
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12/17/2007 05:25:10 AM
Aww cute. The highlights are blown, and the desat makes the dog look a little unnatural, and he/she blends into the packing a little. I'd like to see just a little colour left in the fur. I like the composition
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12/17/2007 05:15:56 AM
Haha, very cute. Great shot for this challenge. Even have the info on the side of the box (nice detail). How'd you get her to sit so still? Well done.
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12/17/2007 03:13:44 AM
Enzo, this is at least as good as mine :)
Good luck!
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12/17/2007 12:29:35 AM
Wow... this is a very cute pic. Normally I don't like "cute" pics, but this one rocks!
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