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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: High Contrast III (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: My backyard in Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Jun 7, 2008
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/800 sec.
Galleries: Humorous, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2008

I did this as a potential candidate for this month's side challenge of photos of an object. It struck me as looking similar to a Soviet or Chinese propaganda poster, so I looked up the translation of "shoehorn" into Russian for the title. Unfortunately, The title feature could not display the Russian characters, so I worked up a title that I hope helps in conveying the idea.

Pre-challenge notes:
Only 12 people viewed this in the side challenge before I decided to submit it for this challenge. Besides, I think most of the regulars here will recognize it as mine anyway. As with any of my shoehorn entries, I'll be surprised if this does better than a low 5, but you never know.

Post-challenge notes:
Scored what one of my shoehorns normally does. I was not so much disappointed in the score, but that this didn't generate more comments.

*sigh* My brilliance is just not appreciated...

Place: 220 out of 294
Avg (all users): 4.8266
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 4.6667
Avg (non-participants): 4.9406
Views since voting: 718
Views during voting: 240
Votes: 173
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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06/19/2008 01:29:16 AM
Strong entry! I love the humor. I wish I voted on this. I would have pushed you over the 4.9 mark! I wonder if it would have scored better without the clouds and a bit more symmetry in the position of the hand hand. Thanks for the laugh. Ben
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06/18/2008 04:44:50 PM
Strangely, your shoehorn is not shoehorned into this challenge. It is really quite high contrast. Now if only arm wasn't so hairy...

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06/18/2008 02:57:11 PM
The voters OBVIOUSLY did not understand the true meaning and story you've captured with this photograph. Stupid voters! And I certainly would have commented on it had I looked at it before today! :-)

(I try not to even look at the other entries until after voting, for whatever dumb reason! lol)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/16/2008 12:51:36 AM
Tee, hee, hee!
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06/12/2008 01:35:34 PM
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06/11/2008 12:00:26 PM
the olympic shoehorn? 7
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