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Frankenpeep
Frankenpeep
kteach


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Challenge: Marshmallow Peeps (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Date: Mar 23, 2008
Aperture: f/ 1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Mar 23, 2008

I didn't think it would be so hard to find peeps on Easter. I was wrong. 3rd store I tried finally had a few boxes of purple bunnies, and the 5th store finally had the rest. I didn't feel like hunting down blue bunnies to rally make a colorful Frankenpeep.

Anyway.. chopped up a bunch of peeps, put the head, body, ears and arms together (ate the leftover parts) and tried sewing the seams. HA! Gave up on that really quickly. Too sticky. Tried microwaving it so the marshmallow would stick better... the ears puffed up and got goopy and the rest kept falling apart. Tried sticking it together with toothpicks, and still fell apart.

I smooshed it together the best I could, laid some little pieces of thread on top of the seams and took a few shots (the thread kept falling in the crevices so that didn't last long).

Decided to make another Frankenpeep (no arms this time since that's what was falling off mostly) and this is it (then ate the extra pieces). Finally got it all together and took some shots, and decided it needed a scar and some bolts. The bolts are toothpicks and I desaturated them in PP.

Crop, resize, levels, soft light, burn, dodge, acidify, hue/sat, contrast, USM (in no particular order).

I'm not expecting much with this, but after all the effort, I figure I may as well enter the little guy.

Happy Easter! :)

Post Challenge-
Wow... what a week for that update button! Thanks to everyone for all of the comments and votes. I love that even with a 4th place shot, there were still some comments that were constructive, helping me to see where I could have improved. Though, honestly, with this shot I wouldn't have gone through the hassle of setting it all back up again! Those little black pieces of thread were a pain to deal with!

Now, I wonder how long it will take me to finally eat all the leftover peeps!

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.8223
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.8596
Avg (non-participants): 6.8071
Views since voting: 3202
Views during voting: 504
Votes: 197
Comments: 30
Favorites: 4 (view)


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04/01/2008 03:55:31 AM
Congratulations on the new PB Melanie! It's been great seeing some of the March Macro participants doing so well this month. My wife & I couldn't stop laughing when we saw your shot.
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03/31/2008 10:35:55 PM
The table you used looks the neck from a guitar. Great idea.
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03/31/2008 10:43:51 AM
Congrats on 4th place! This is such a creative photo.
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03/31/2008 04:15:08 AM
well done/congrats
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03/31/2008 12:44:47 AM
congrats kteach!
that was a close one!!!
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03/31/2008 12:38:46 AM
Big congrats on the "green ribbon." The color, composition and awesome creativity made this my pick for the blue. 10 from me. ;-)
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03/31/2008 12:24:03 AM
Congrats Mel on a top five, beating Hassan,(by a nose) and your personal best! Great idea and execution!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/29/2008 05:55:27 PM
haha great idea
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03/29/2008 04:27:23 PM
Great idea - love the stitches :- )
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03/28/2008 09:52:09 AM
ha ha ha, very good setup
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03/28/2008 12:12:54 AM
lol! great!
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03/27/2008 01:55:16 PM
ohhh YUCK! LOL! Love it, love it, love it! 9
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03/26/2008 10:43:19 PM
frankenpeep!!!!!! love it!!!
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03/26/2008 04:03:29 PM
Nice image, the focus seems a bit soft (imho).
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03/25/2008 08:32:41 PM
This one cracks me up!!!
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03/25/2008 07:48:44 PM
Too clever!
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03/25/2008 03:47:26 PM
CREATIVE!!!! Should have done a lil something with other peep.
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03/25/2008 11:16:33 AM
What a great idea! Very creative. Would like to see it a tad bit sharper, but it's well done.
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03/25/2008 10:21:29 AM
looks like he has been peep stitched. Very cool idea, lighting could have bee a little more even and the two lines are a distraction but overall one of my favorites on subject alone.
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03/25/2008 10:08:38 AM
Very creative :)
Nice shot.
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03/24/2008 07:55:17 PM
ROFLOL! Very good idea. Would like a little more DOF on the Frankenpeep but I love this :-)
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03/24/2008 05:01:49 PM
Clever idea but poor focus
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03/24/2008 04:37:54 PM
haha WOW This is a really original idea! Fantastic job!
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03/24/2008 04:03:04 PM
As a fan of the peep portrait genre, this one made me truly envious. This was genius.
Congratulations.
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03/24/2008 02:43:54 PM
LOL!! Great idea.
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03/24/2008 11:43:27 AM
great humorous shot. colors are great.
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03/24/2008 11:09:54 AM
Great creativity - an amazing mind! And well executed, to boot!
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03/24/2008 10:16:04 AM
Brilliant! Well done!
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03/24/2008 02:06:59 AM
Got a laugh
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03/24/2008 12:23:09 AM
hahahaha cool idea
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