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Rough night for The Real Tooth Fairy
2nd PlaceRough night for The Real Tooth Fairy
timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Mug Shot (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Mar 19, 2008
Date Uploaded: Mar 19, 2008

Man – I have been thinking about this all week. Trying to come up with a story that worked for this image. I had a lot of fun with the story behind the first Tooth Fairy image, but this one I am struggling with. How about I throw this out to anyone who has any interest in writing a story line to this image. I am looking for the details as to what happened to The Real Tooth Fairy that would have him get a black eye and arrested. The only thing (and this is a hard thing) is that he can not come in contact with an adult human. He can be around adults, but adults can’t see him. The only ones who can see him are other fairy tale type characters and the occasional child. If you write and PM me a version of a story that works I will go ahead and place it in the details of this image so that it can be read forever and ever – and you will of course get full credit for it as well. I am just struggling right now to write something interesting.

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The Continuing Saga of The Real Tooth Fairy
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This shot was actually Aimees idea. I was considering taking a pic of Aidan with chocolate around his mouth like he had been stealing doughnuts or something. But when she said “Tooth Fairy” I was like “duhhhh!!!!”

Aimee gave me the black eye and helped me with the tattoo again. The belly was all me. Shot in our office room I had the 420ex bounced off a silver umbrella camera left and the 580exII on camera as the master and fill using the bounce card and ceiling. Camera on tripod I had Aimee hit the plunger for each of my poses. Some shocked, some angry, some non chalant, some very very happy. This was by far the best of the bunch.

Editing went on for a couple of days. The main edit was immediately after shooting and lasted about an hour. Pimping and tweaking went on a lot after that. I may post the original later on. As for the steps there was a lot of dodging, burning, spot blurring, color adjustments, some cloning and healing and other stuff. But nothing crazy. All pretty straightforward techniques.

I was at 7.45 or so at 75 votes, and then the dive began. The lowest I saw was a 7.11 and right now (as of 3pmon Sunday) I am back up to 7.23. Not sure if that will ribbon though. Could be some big scores out there. Though ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SJCarter’s image I hear is just making its way back up to 7 and I thought his was one of the better entries. Fingers crossed that there will be three Too images on the front page at rollover.

Also, on April 1st the original Tooth Fairy shot can be seen at Kodak.com as their picture of the day as well as on their jumbotron thing in NYC. How scary is that?

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 87
Avg (all users): 7.2689
Avg (commenters): 8.7667
Avg (participants): 7.1081
Avg (non-participants): 7.3029
Views since voting: 17618
Views during voting: 675
Votes: 212
Comments: 87
Favorites: 17 (view)


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04/05/2008 01:17:26 PM
Tim I was wondering, can you stop by my house...my daughter's tooth is about to fall out! After you make bail that is!! Love the Tooth Fairy!!

Message edited by author 2008-04-05 13:18:35.
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04/02/2008 09:30:00 PM
Scary... first time that I'm glad that I don't have any more tooth in my mounth ;-)
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04/02/2008 09:27:15 PM
Freak'n awesome...well done
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04/02/2008 12:45:28 AM
Contributor of this most glorious of portraits - thank you. This is probably one of the most amusing photos on the site.
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04/01/2008 02:29:42 PM
Congratulations! How nice you and Amy on the same page.
This tooth fairy probably took money instead of giving it away.
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04/01/2008 12:44:34 AM
Awesome job on the ribbon Tim, IMO if you took that cat off of your tummy it would have prob scored higher ;)

-dave
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04/01/2008 12:32:26 AM
I see your costume still fits.........well sort of!
Still, way too funny
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03/31/2008 06:04:18 PM
You DO realise, don't you, that if you keep up this way you'll have to change your nick to timfythetooth?
Love it, as always :D
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03/31/2008 05:35:42 PM
Makes me wanna get all my baby teeth back!
Congrats on the usual ...exceptional Creativity!
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03/31/2008 01:42:05 PM
I'm starting to get scared when I see the tummy, cigar and wings, lol...this is hysterical!
Great job and congrats on the ribbon!
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03/31/2008 12:53:54 PM
Congratulations on your red.
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03/31/2008 10:54:51 AM
LOL... loved it, glad it did so well, congrats on the Ribb bro.
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03/31/2008 10:32:09 AM
Tee hee. . .well at least this didn't make your highest rated photos on your profile page, you might start getting typecast as a real fairy :)

Congratulations on 2nd place!
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03/31/2008 10:12:52 AM
Congrats on your Red Ribbon!!! This is my favorite you did a great job love the outfit and expression. :-)
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03/31/2008 10:08:01 AM
Tim, You scare me.

:)
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03/31/2008 09:20:28 AM
lol out of all the self portraits you have done. This is the new King. Too bad the tatoo isn't on your other arm so more of it would be showing. I sure hope you keep your blinds closed when you do these shoots, or your neighbors will look at you funny in the morning when you are out to get your news paper.
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03/31/2008 09:01:16 AM
This is so funny. Of course we all knew it was yours, as you are the only cigar-smoking tooth fairy on DPC (as far as I know) but it's just so well done. Congrats on your ribbon!
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03/31/2008 08:52:10 AM
Another fun self-portrait. It's so you.
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03/31/2008 08:40:09 AM
You're such a fairy!! ;~p
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03/31/2008 08:26:47 AM
This is so funny! Congrats!
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03/31/2008 06:44:13 AM
very well done, Tim ... congrats
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03/31/2008 05:58:28 AM
you coulda sucked your tummy in for the shot :p
dont wear out your wings.
congrats on the ribbon, cool shot.
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03/31/2008 04:16:17 AM
pmsl...brilliant picture well done/congrats
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03/31/2008 03:47:47 AM
I am at a loss for words.... no, really I am.
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03/31/2008 03:26:38 AM
LMAO i love this one! :D great job
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03/31/2008 02:54:05 AM
Congrats, dude! The Tooth Fairy is already as famous as Fotomann's "Cheese"!
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03/31/2008 02:38:23 AM
Tim - that Tooth Fairy is going to stay with you forever, isnt it ? :-)

This puts a wonderfully dark, seedy edge to the tooth fairy - which amuses me enourmously.

Congrats on the Red.
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03/31/2008 02:34:41 AM
Hahahaha....what a story...the freakish Tooth Fairy flying over the city....damn...what a sight and especially if they follow up with this...someone got hold of the Tooth Fairy...lmao! Congrats Timmy and Aime....too!
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03/31/2008 01:55:49 AM
Tim...you finally caught me! Enzo :)
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03/31/2008 01:52:37 AM
Congrats, Tim! Great job!
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03/31/2008 01:27:55 AM
Way to Go! Knew this would be a ribbon!
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03/31/2008 01:21:41 AM
I think it was the hair that did him in.
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03/31/2008 01:11:31 AM
Yes, I know one would ribbon, and a RED one at rhat..... Way to Go Tim.....
You are not alone as Aimee got the BLUE as well in her challenge.....
What a pair and what wonderful and talanted photographers you both are.....
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03/31/2008 12:53:36 AM
I love this...but, didn't vote on it (I knew it was you!). Congrats on the ribbon! Well done...the tooth fairy always cracks me up!
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03/31/2008 12:32:27 AM
You know, my kid just lost a tooth. I wonder if we should withhold the $$$ and show him this as an explanation? hmmm

Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/31/2008 12:32:16 AM
Wow! Congratulations on the red ribbon and your Kodak moment. Awesome!
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03/31/2008 12:26:31 AM
Congratulations on a great shot. Made me chuckle.
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03/31/2008 12:23:36 AM
It appears gingivitis got the best of you. Great shot!
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03/31/2008 12:17:21 AM
You're going to have to quit DPC before you get lung cancer :P
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03/31/2008 12:12:56 AM
the family is at it again. very nighze!
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03/31/2008 12:10:09 AM
I recognized that big hairy belly! Glad I was one your 10s!
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03/31/2008 12:09:51 AM
Grats on the ribbon. This is a classic one.
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03/31/2008 12:07:58 AM
I didn't get around to voting in this challenge, but I knew this was a ribbon winner just by looking at the thumbnails. congratulations, again. ;-Þ
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03/31/2008 12:05:06 AM
Knew you were gonna ribbon with this one... Congrats dude! :-)
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03/31/2008 12:02:26 AM
Congrats buddy
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2008 11:57:15 PM
Funny one. Lots of detail! ;)
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03/30/2008 11:13:51 PM
Really cool shot and yet disturbing at the same time.
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03/30/2008 09:16:28 PM
I swear those wings get prettier and prettier every time I see them. This is great! It made me laugh out loud. Great pose and props and nice touch with the bruised and slightly swollen eye.
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03/30/2008 08:22:18 PM
Would fit well with the E. Bunny photo in the challenge. I could imaging this in a line up with some others in this challenge. Anyway, definitely one of my favorites I am scared to admit. 9
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03/29/2008 11:16:53 PM
What's with the date? That totally ruins it for me.
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03/29/2008 08:56:28 PM
Well done!
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03/29/2008 06:52:19 PM
Too funny! LOL. The classic mug shot look alright. Would be really authentic if you had those height markings in the background. Fun to seee the Tooth Fairy again. A series of these would be too funny. Always fun to see you and Aimee duke it out in the challenges. I'm rooting for both of your shots to make the top10. Maybe make the front page even. Good luck!
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03/29/2008 06:24:06 PM
classic
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03/29/2008 08:21:32 AM
ROFLMAO!!! Go Timfy!
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03/28/2008 09:28:55 AM
Love it.
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03/27/2008 08:46:21 PM
Very original. Love it
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03/27/2008 11:48:24 AM
Funny! Great shot too!
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03/26/2008 11:14:58 PM
where's the sack of teeth at? Always funny to see you dressed like this, man you have a hairy belly..lol!
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03/26/2008 12:47:49 PM
Love it.
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03/26/2008 12:23:19 AM
Ya know, you inspired me to shoot Peter Pan, with a title like "He finally grew up," but I never got the costume together. Glad you're getting so much use out of yours. :)
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03/25/2008 11:48:00 PM
Well Tim, the best one out of the bunch, IMO.

thank God you didn't include a coffee mug in this shot.

No detailed critique to give.

Good luck.
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03/25/2008 10:00:16 PM
"Do you solemnly swear to tell the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth?" :}
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03/25/2008 11:27:50 AM
Good gawd, Tim....
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03/25/2008 10:14:34 AM
I can imagine so many ways in which T.R. Tooth Fairy could have gotten himself in trouble ... but I'm trying to suppress those visions. This COMPLETELY unflattering mug shot is bad enough!
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03/25/2008 09:17:39 AM
Tim this rocks. Well done, great lighting and composition. Nice setup man.
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03/25/2008 08:46:05 AM
Look at that belly as it always makes me laugh.....
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03/25/2008 08:40:58 AM
You are incredible :)
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03/25/2008 08:34:09 AM
I see you and the Easter Bunny were in on the case together. You two should be ashamed...
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03/25/2008 01:45:24 AM
HAHAHAHHAHA

fabulous

did I mention I love you?

This is fantastic
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03/25/2008 01:34:31 AM
I am guessing this is Aimmee's image...he really needs to get off the cigars, and the Big Macs! LOL....great work, hope this is in the top 3 9
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03/24/2008 11:09:54 PM
Well when a cop sees you coming out of a childs window dressed like that...
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03/24/2008 09:11:39 PM
This is some character you've created. Can't wait to see the next installment, although I'm still trying to catch my breath from laughing at this one. Did you know that laughter cures all maladies? You could be considered a true healer with your brilliantly funny photos! And I should be cured any minute now...
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03/24/2008 07:04:50 PM
Funny and original. I predict a ribbon here :)
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03/24/2008 06:42:34 PM
You're supposed to wait till the tooth drops out - then just collect it . . not pull it out while they are awake.

Oh well back into therapy over this new version of the picture . . .
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03/24/2008 05:17:08 PM
Another ribbon winner and another nightmare for Aimee with that tutu! *grin*
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03/24/2008 04:30:02 PM
Poor tooth fairy! Love it!
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03/24/2008 03:12:10 PM
This one is just absolutely brilliant. I'm glad to see the Real Tooth Fairy again. :D
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03/24/2008 02:50:33 PM
That sign in your hand... it's not made of cheese, is it?
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03/24/2008 12:38:05 PM
tim, or aimee, you made me laugh aloud. very, very funny, and well done too.
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03/24/2008 12:08:33 PM
roflmao! top 10! and the hairy belly really does it for me! 10
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03/24/2008 10:23:35 AM
Excellent , I see you are smoking your cigar a lot these days
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03/24/2008 09:07:15 AM
oh, I have to laugh lout out!
one of the best in challenge, whish it in the top 3!
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03/24/2008 03:22:05 AM
i dont know how to score this
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03/24/2008 02:48:44 AM
Oh God! That's awful...... is this who I think it is? 10
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03/24/2008 01:11:04 AM
And the Fairy Police asked: " What is the matter, got into a fight with a child with the Teddy Bear and you Lost???"

Got me Laughing.....
Nice idea and picture!10...
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03/24/2008 12:46:06 AM
About time the toothfairy got nailed!! I mean...what a weirdo...a fetish for teeth!!
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03/24/2008 12:13:16 AM
This is a scary photo.
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