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Canadian Hot Tub
Canadian Hot Tub

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-01 (Advanced Editing VI ("Time Lapse"))
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Orillia Ontario Canada
Date: Jan 27, 2008
Aperture: f/4.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008

At the time of this photo we were renovating a house for a friend and he no longer wanted this beautiful vintage tub. We live in a Victorian house and I'm planing to renovate it and asked if we could have the tub, it would be just right for my renovation. Ian my friend that were doing the work for said yes and my employee Mark and I brought it home. When we off loaded the tub from the work trailer I got the idea for this shot. The image and title jumped into my head and I couldn't get rid of them.

Anyhow it's fun to have an idea pop into your head and follow it through to the final image. I had fun coming up with the idea (in fact I laughed my ass off when the idea popped into my head) setting it up and then carring it out. My wife had a blast watching me get in and out of the tub to load the images on to the computer to see how they turned out. So a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to my wife for pressing the remote shutter. She says she loves me because I'm nuts so why change.

The edit:

Exposure boost + 1.80
Shadows down 8
Brightnesslevel 81
Contrast boost +28
Saturation +5
Auto Sharpen
Resize for web

Place: 244 out of 428
Avg (all users): 5.4500
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4516
Avg (non-participants): 5.4468
Views since voting: 1220
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 140
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/26/2009 01:25:14 PM
This is such a great picture...
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06/26/2008 08:11:08 AM
Ah, man, you got robbed :-) This deserves a much better finish. But then, I doubt you expected one, and the reward was in the making, so it's all cool (pun intended).


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06/25/2008 12:35:28 AM
where's the beer? :)
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03/18/2008 06:33:53 AM
This is too funny. Would have been better if you were wearing women's lingerie though....
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03/02/2008 11:33:58 PM
this is great, hope you've recovered without losing any appendages.
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03/02/2008 11:10:13 PM
I'm grinnin' ! Good job of making something really fun out of what is available. This somehow reminds me of the old Red Green Show on TV.

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02/09/2008 05:41:43 PM
How did I miss this????? I like it and I think you are crazy!!! Love ya

Message edited by author 2008-02-09 17:44:06.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2008 02:00:03 PM
Love it! Extra point for the hummor. Thank you.
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02/06/2008 10:40:35 PM
Looks comfy! Not a fantastic shot, but its different and interesting. Might score higher if you had a naked woman in the tub instead, but then again, we all know what a naked woman looks like.
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02/05/2008 04:48:58 PM
Great atmosphere!
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02/05/2008 12:39:57 AM
LOL... That is just wrong on soooo many levels.
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02/04/2008 04:30:55 PM
Ok, a couple questions.
First of all wouldn't the heat conduction from the metal tub transfer upward and melt the snow off of the rim? That is unless you really are just sitting in an empty tub, in which case you are crazier than it first appeared.
Second, maybe the tub is fiberglass (the reason for the snow not melting from the edge of the tub so fast)? Or...maybe...you have ANOTHER hot water pot, sitting on the bottom of the tub, between your legs and the steam coming up from it appears to be the "hot water" in your bath.
Last but not least your bare arms. Even if you have hot water in the "tub", your arms are dry which would mean that they have not contacted the "hot" water so therefore are <98.6 degrees and uncovered in the winter air! Wow, what dedication for an entry at DPC. Keep up the great work. -BB

PS. Pardon my musings, this did get kinda long didn't it? lol.
PSS. Can't wait to see who this is.
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02/04/2008 12:54:13 PM
Bravo! Love this shot!
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02/03/2008 07:36:57 PM
Hahaha... Complete with hockey sticks for a clothes line. Not the greatest photogrpahy, but definitely a lot of fun.
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02/02/2008 02:29:18 PM
LOL! Excellent idea. Can't believe you did that for a challenge. But I'll bet it was fun! (Commenting only, no vote.)
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