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Silent Spud
Silent Spud

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Challenge: Silence IV (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony Mavica FD-92
Location: Alaska
Date: Mar 1, 2004
Date Uploaded: Mar 2, 2004

Fun with a real "Mr. Potato Head".

Place: 286 out of 312
Avg (all users): 3.9208
Avg (commenters): 3.8333
Avg (participants): 3.9083
Avg (non-participants): 3.9333
Views since voting: 731
Votes: 240
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2004 12:05:19 PM
the idea is there, but the photo is too poorly executed .. sorry, looks like a snapshot.
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03/09/2004 07:27:40 AM
Har har. :-)
I find the lighting a little hardh, and shadow is distracting.
Also cropped too tightly at the bottom
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03/09/2004 05:00:05 AM
Very creative, Just i wish you could some how vounce your flash or use reflector to soften shadows
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03/07/2004 03:25:14 AM
A beautifully thought out picture, it really captures the fraustration we all must feel living in a world of silence and hopelessness. The stark contrast between the subject and the background is a parallel between the fight that we, as people, must undertake daily just to try and make it through our traumatic lives, this picture really touches me on many levels.. I think I am going to cry.. I have to give this a ten...

Actually, on second thoughts its a potato without a mouth.. have a three instead. marksimms
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03/05/2004 07:20:29 AM
Extra points for the great humor.
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03/05/2004 02:04:07 AM
I'm assuming you wanted to finish last? 1
03/04/2004 01:02:05 PM
you have a good idea going, but flash will ruin a photo every time. try this shot with a lamp set up beside it w/o the lampshade on, it's a cheap way to create diffused lighting and your image will look 110% better.
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03/04/2004 10:40:40 AM
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03/04/2004 05:37:55 AM
Perhaps you should dry the spud, looks like (s)he is crying
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03/03/2004 09:15:13 PM
I liked the idea behind the shot, better than seeing lots of photos of tape over people's mouths. A little extra time setting up the shot would have made for a stronger image (cut off shoe, background further away so as not to cast shadow directly behind spud, less light/more directional for more shadow and midtones on figure for improved modelling of shapes and details). Technical aspects can always be improved, it's the IDEAS that can't be taught...keep 'em comin'. :)
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03/03/2004 11:54:39 AM
Your going to have a cooked tatter with all that harsh lighting. Need to tone that down a bit.
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03/03/2004 03:50:34 AM
Grainy and overexposed.
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