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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

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Challenge: Peek-a-Boo (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Mar 6, 2008
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2008

Just for fun. No ribbon aspirations here. And I'm not Irish at all, actually.


This was a lot of fun. The comments were great. I had no hopes of a high score for this one (in fact it's a new personal worst!). It was hastily prepared, as I couldn't sleep and decided at the last minute to have some fun and enter this.

Lit by only the computer screen (DPC blue, of course), I shot several ten second exposures, turning my head slightly and holding for about two to three seconds at a time. That was it. The camera was resting on my keyboard.

This was a "study" for Blurry Mess, and it probably would have done better there than my "serious" entry. Oh well.

About the noise -- I added it! It wasn't the effect I wanted though (again, I didn't have much time; see the outtakes where I finally got it right). I should have added the noise before resizing. It was too much. Also I added blur, which probably wasn't necessary.

The comments were mostly favorable. A few folks weren't amused, to which I can only say... Lighten up! Give me a one if you will, but laugh a little! Life's too short. Someone also said they didn't see what this had to do with peek-a-boo. Peek-a-boo is all about the element of surprise (and I think this surprised at least a few people). And the challenge description instructed me to let my imagination run wild, which I did.

I think I'll make this my new profile picture.

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Place: 126 out of 131
Avg (all users): 4.1768
Avg (commenters): 4.8889
Avg (participants): 3.7593
Avg (non-participants): 4.3818
Views since voting: 891
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 164
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/24/2010 09:33:27 PM
you could make a really fun RGB triptych out of these
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01/24/2010 09:25:38 PM
Wicked shot.
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01/24/2010 06:57:30 PM
So liberated.
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05/16/2008 10:23:07 AM
This is funny, creative, and well worth entering! :)
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04/18/2008 07:04:55 AM
hahaha im not irish at all either, this looks like that bit from the movie...hill house?? house on haunted hill?? idk, the one with Jeffery Rush in it. out of the blue and red, i do like the green one the best. =]
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2008 10:25:18 PM
Very funny.
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03/16/2008 08:48:33 PM
This is a scary shot. Very noisy. Is it multiple strobes of a rotating head?
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03/16/2008 06:39:45 PM
interesting effect though I don't really see the peek a boo here.
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03/15/2008 05:43:37 PM
Creepy, nice use of time lapse.
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03/15/2008 09:55:07 AM
Crazy image. More like a horror show intro.
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03/14/2008 05:31:30 PM
LOL! And, I thought a few others were "eerie"! *grin* BTW..try downloading a program called "Noiseware Community Edition". It'll fremove a lot of that "grain"/noise. It's free. Would make this a much better shot. Unless of course, you're going intentionally for the "Brown Ribbon". *wink* (hey, some people DO!)
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03/13/2008 04:58:14 PM
Yikes is my first reaction..I think I would like this better if there was less noise.
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03/12/2008 09:57:59 PM
Freaky and over-editted. Probably what you wanted, but not so wonderful for me.
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03/11/2008 10:56:41 PM
This seems like it's in the wrong challenge...maybe a blurry mess? Probably a good high score in the Blurry Mess challenge. Just because there are eyes (and a lot of them) doesn't make it fit the peek-a-boo challenge. Creative and interesting...I'll give you that!
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03/11/2008 04:48:10 PM
I'm going to have nightmares after viewing this...would have been great for the Halloween challenge :-)
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03/11/2008 08:52:50 AM
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03/10/2008 11:16:05 PM
Far out!! Great effect
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03/10/2008 07:31:53 PM
Just not my shtick.
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03/10/2008 04:27:49 PM
Jeepers !! they've got to stop pumping Radio-Active waste into the Irish Sea . . .
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03/10/2008 04:05:14 PM
its a shame you didnt submit this one to the blurry mess challenge, it would win that one for sure
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03/10/2008 03:41:20 PM
now here's a guy you don't want to meet in the iddle of the night. I love the imagination that went into this picture
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03/10/2008 02:52:19 PM
LMAO! Hope you survived that "head banging".
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03/10/2008 12:41:17 PM
insane..... poor focus and grainy, very interesting concept though
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03/10/2008 09:49:14 AM
Wow, freaky...
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03/10/2008 01:33:12 AM
Yikes. I am sitting here at my computer, it's 1:30 at night. The room is dark, I vote on a photo and then this comes up on my screen. Well, I'll admit it. I jumped. LOL

Photo wise, yeah, it's a bit grainy. But I think it goes well with the subject. Nicely done.
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