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Challenge: 7 Deadly Sins III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Jun 20, 2008
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2008

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 89
Avg (all users): 6.2925
Avg (commenters): 7.5429
Avg (participants): 6.7000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2575
Views since voting: 3995
Views during voting: 701
Votes: 253
Comments: 53
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/20/2011 01:01:54 PM
Hi Tim,

I know it's been awhile since this challenge has ended but I wasn't around back then when this masterpiece was created! Since the version 4 of this challenge just got announced, I figured this would be the perfect time for me to make a comment on this image by saying how much I love your attitude, your outlook on life, and the kind of photos you take. I also wanted to ask you to please enter in the 4th version of this challenge that just got announced and totally disregard how it would finish. Can't wait to see what you'll come up with next. Don't worry where it will rank because some people will hate it no matter what, but one thing they cannot deny is the fact that whether they love it or hate it, they WILL remember it and that is what it's all about! Good luck!
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01/15/2009 12:16:03 PM
I want to be just like you when i grow up
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07/04/2008 11:40:34 AM
I just wish I had your creativity, Tim. But, as a photo, well, clearly it deserved a 1. I mean:
- there's a visible hot spot on your forehead
- one of the beer cans isn't crushed
- the ketchup smear should've been tilted 2.8 degrees further to the right for maximum effect
- your mouth is closed; what a wasted opportunity
- the chair's shadow greatly distracts me
- there's a mark on the wall on the right side
- your shirt is blown out
- you're not a sexy, scantily clad, young woman

So although we're friends, had I been voting, I woulda nailed ya.

(Note to the humor-impaired: this is a JOKE)
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07/03/2008 04:43:55 PM
Have you gone to weight watchers yet buddy?

(Just wanted to lighten up the discussion. Just a joke people!)

Tim, I love your photography and I love you! Enzo
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07/02/2008 05:09:46 PM
Hah, wasn't sure if it was you or the missus who took this. Either way, I thought it was a fun idea well worth entering for the chuckles. Thanks for making voting a pleasure and congrats for the top 10 finish!
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07/02/2008 03:26:31 PM
This is seriously gross. I almost want to gag. Can you please shave your belly next time...and PLEASE tell us that you have more manners in everyday real life ;-)

Also, please tell me you don't drink that nasty canned beer...at least drink something in a bottle!!

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07/02/2008 09:38:07 AM
Well done mate, "bravo" and if I had done this, I think DPC would have folded for sure, as the system would have completely broken down..... I am so pleased you are yourself, and this is awesome, and so suits the challenge. Thank you for being you.....
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07/02/2008 09:08:03 AM
Just a quick comment on others comments. Everyone is free to say what they want. I doubt I would have gone as far as some have but it really is no big deal to me. This site is a game and everyone learns how to play the way they want to play. Commenting is just part of that game. It's a bummer that some people dislike what I do, but you cant please everyone.

A quick comment on friend voting - Look at my score histogram. Did this shot deserve the 1s, 2s, and 3s? How many non "friend" 1 votes does it take to counteract the "friend" votes? I know people know me here and I know many people recognize my images but I do not intentionally try to appeal to my "freinds" for higher votes. And if I was then I have been failing hard because alot of my past "recognizable" entries have not even come close to ribboning.

And a quick comment on what I shoot. I shoot what I like. I shoot what I am good at. I shoot what I want to. I dont shoot macros, I rarely shoot landscapes, I dont shoot wine glasses. I like shooting people, I like shooting my kids, I like shooting humourous images. Many of the images that I shoot for challenges end up on my walls. Aimee and I want to start a portrait business so DPChallenge offers us that playground to experiment and try out new ideas. So I shoot people. And I enter people. I also enter these images on other sites. And guess what - they score high and ribbon. And considering I rarely vote or comment on those sites you would think the scores and awards would be lower since I dont have any "friends" over there. But yet they do very well. Not sure why.

Overall though this site is a game. Relax and play. Use it to improve what you do. Dont stress over what others are doing. Have fun, play, learn, experiment, make friends. Dont let yourself get caught up in frustration and anger. It's a game!

And just a side note. What I found particularly amusing was that some comments that were left on this entry may have fit this particular challenge better than many of the top 10 entries.
07/02/2008 09:06:06 AM
Originally posted by jonfrommk:


Finally – and this may be crossing the border between what is acceptable in a comment, which if it does then I do apologise for – This sort of picture suggests that you may have some fairly significant self esteem issues. If you ask a proper doctor about this sort of behaviour then they will tell you that it does not display self confidence in ones appearance but rather indicates a need for validation by trying to turn deficiencies into a joke and thus trying to deflect themselves from real issues of concern. This can have, in some cases, long term psychological impacts on a person and if this is the case with you then I would genuinely recommend trying to get some therapy or counselling to help you through this


I'm certain you have just lost any respect that people had for you beforehand.

This is a purposely hurtful comment, and you know that.

Whether this photographer has self confidence issues or not is 1. Absolutelly nothing to do with you, and is certainly not for you to pass comment on, and 2. Announcing your "feeling" towards his confidence levels in front of 100s of people is very childish.

You need to grow up and stop being a bitter, jealous person.
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07/02/2008 06:37:08 AM
Nice finish Tim - You are completely disgusting....
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07/02/2008 05:25:28 AM
Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

Originally posted by jonfrommk:

Ah yes, how predictable. The photographic equivalent of a three year old girl pulling her dress over her head at a party or a three year old boy learning the word ‘poopie’ and repeating it ad nauseum...attention seeking and not funny.


To be honest with you Jon it seems you are the 3 year old girl throwing a tantrum. So here it is the comment you were waiting for to validate your sour grapes. Tim is my boy and I am in a sense defending him at the same time flaming you. If only you would have commented on the concept and photography and not the man, it just smacks of jealousy and I can't believe Tim checked your comment as helpful. I would have checked it "childish". :-/

@ Tim I will deleted this comment if you want. Just PM me and it will be done. You have a thicker skin than I. It is a real bummer about the haters and I have never in my almost 3 years here seen a comment like that BS.


ROFLMAO about the photo and about the arguing. Calm down folks!! This is just a game :-). Tim, how about waxing your abs for your next entry ? Your wife should put you in jail man!!

Message edited by author 2008-07-02 05:27:07.
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07/02/2008 03:30:00 AM
Well of course it is childish, most artfully childish, and one of the less than 10 entries that aren't overworked or simply lacking in true engagement.
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07/02/2008 02:15:27 AM
First reaction was how perfectly this shot fitted the challenge, both for sloth and gluttony. It also made me laugh out loud!! Kudos Tim!!

Message edited by author 2008-07-02 02:15:56.
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07/02/2008 01:53:22 AM
Originally posted by jonfrommk:

Ah yes, how predictable. The photographic equivalent of a three year old girl pulling her dress over her head at a party or a three year old boy learning the word ‘poopie’ and repeating it ad nauseum...attention seeking and not funny.


To be honest with you Jon it seems you are the 3 year old girl throwing a tantrum. So here it is the comment you were waiting for to validate your sour grapes. Tim is my boy and I am in a sense defending him at the same time flaming you. If only you would have commented on the concept and photography and not the man, it just smacks of jealousy and I can't believe Tim checked your comment as helpful. I would have checked it "childish". :-/

@ Tim I will deleted this comment if you want. Just PM me and it will be done. You have a thicker skin than I. It is a real bummer about the haters and I have never in my almost 3 years here seen a comment like that BS.
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07/02/2008 01:19:50 AM
Men Behaving Badly, so true. Is this one Sloth or Greed? I am certainly entertained, and entertained as well by your score-histogram. The angle of the shot, from above, particularly works well. When I read the title, I first thought you had misspelled "Pilates", which is also funny.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/01/2008 10:57:32 PM
You always have entertaining photographs. I think if you would've put the chair in a more common location, such as a living room, the shot would've been better.
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07/01/2008 04:48:47 PM
Well executed modern interpretation of a classic sin…
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07/01/2008 02:25:09 PM
I like where you're going with this, I just wish you would have taken it further. Show more empty beer cans and food wrappers and food crumbs.. maybe even show him passed out in the chair holding half a hamburger...with a little sloppier face...
The surroundings look like a house under construction, more of an environmental shot would perhaps be more appropriate shot.
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07/01/2008 02:08:39 PM
This is hilarious!! No doubt we will be seeing this on the front page!! 9
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06/30/2008 11:59:35 PM
Timfythetoo You really know how to make a great statement!! I dont think anyone got nailed Gluttony like you did right here... Good Luck!!
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06/30/2008 05:22:38 PM
You look fat to comfortable and practised at this, Tim. That said the vest is a little too Daz white to be completely believable... A really good take on the theme, ver funny, and well presented.
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06/30/2008 05:18:46 PM
you scare me. :)
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06/29/2008 01:30:33 AM
Top ten shot!!!!!Good luck
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06/27/2008 12:45:46 PM
lol... :))) very funny... timfythetoo... people would have easily identified you even if the face was hidden ;)
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06/27/2008 11:22:37 AM
I'm seeing you in a whole other light! :) Cool pic!
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06/27/2008 07:34:50 AM
Your wife must be a very patient woman ...
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06/27/2008 03:34:16 AM
lol
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06/26/2008 08:14:30 PM
Mr. Too, what you have here is another contender for the podium. brilliant 10
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06/26/2008 06:49:51 PM
Hehehe. Well done. The angle works nicely. Like the PP also. In my top 2 picks.
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06/26/2008 04:30:50 PM
LOL, Now I know what bellybuttons are for!
Debbi
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06/26/2008 08:15:05 AM
You know Tim, a lot of women are going to show this picture to thier husbands and say "don't be like him". You could be the poster child for the show "Men behaving badly". Nice job.
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06/26/2008 02:01:27 AM
LOL
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06/26/2008 01:02:37 AM
Yuck lol.
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06/25/2008 10:46:56 PM
EUWW!! hahah love how the color of the chair just pops!
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06/25/2008 06:23:17 PM
Arghhhh.......But is Perfect!
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06/25/2008 04:39:09 PM
Well, you've succeeded in disgusting me, which I'm guessing is the point here :)

No vote as I recognize you and think that it's wrong to vote when I do recognize the photographer and/or his/her work.
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06/25/2008 02:45:08 PM
that.. is.. disgusting..
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06/25/2008 02:12:58 PM
Ugh! Sloth and greed well depicted, but ultimately not nice to look at!

;-)
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06/25/2008 01:47:36 PM
i feel sick....You got your point across! Good job! 8/10
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06/25/2008 11:15:08 AM
Tim tsk tsk tsk
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06/25/2008 09:28:04 AM
:)
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06/25/2008 07:38:13 AM
Tim! you are getting a little large there! Weight Watchers 1800 eatless :)

LOL, this is gross and disgusting, and I love it! Homer Simpson in the flesh!
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06/25/2008 07:35:44 AM
It took my brain about two full seconds to realize that you were dipping that fry with the intention of eating it! I don't know why that's so gross, as it's your stomach after all... But it's GROSS. Excellent shot!
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06/25/2008 06:36:31 AM
holy crap. now that's eeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww and yet funny haha
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06/25/2008 06:15:02 AM
One of the best in an overall rather disappointing challenge. Made me laugh, I hope it does well!
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06/25/2008 03:30:46 AM
Ah yes, how predictable. The photographic equivalent of a three year old girl pulling her dress over her head at a party or a three year old boy learning the word ‘poopie’ and repeating it ad nauseum...attention seeking and not funny.

To be honest I wish this was my only issue with this photo but it isn’t. My big problem is the fact that this encourages friends voting and therefore means that others who are not quite as active on the forums as you are will finish lower down in a challenge than they should. Any regular on DPC will recognise this as you and because there is – as with many clubs – a clique then you will get higher votes from your friends than this image deserves. Ultimately I believe that this sort of thing is one of the main reasons that some photographers choose not to enter competitions or to leave DPC entirely (I would also point out that you are not the only person who does this but in my opinion are by far the worst offender)

The funny thing is that when the last image of you didn’t garner high votes from everyone you indulged in some ‘soul searching’ in the forums. Were you surprised when your friends told you that it was a great photograph and very funny? Hmmmm I think the vast majority of people who thought it wasn’t probably kept quiet possibly for fear that they would incur the wrath of the in-crowd

I really don’t know what is sadder

1. That you are actually a photographer with a lot of talent (certainly more technical skill than me) and if you expanded your boundaries rather than restricted yourself by them then you could GENUINELY (and not just through friend voting) be one of the exemplars on this site

2. That this was so utterly predictable. As soon as I saw the challenge last week I knew exactly what kind of photo you would post (although I am a little surprised that you failed to don your ‘hilarious’ tooth fairy outfit)

I have no doubt that this comment will bring about both a wave of ‘Timmy’ sympathy and a lot of flaming for me. Given this and the fact that this shot will score well for the reasons stated before you may well feel vindicated by this shot. Please don’t kid yourself this image is as good as it scores and do us (or at least me) a favour and vary your subject matter in the future. I am sure that if you do the results will be way way more impressive -as they have been in the past when you have avoided taking photos of subjects that can be immediately associated with you (and sorry I refute the argument that you don’t have many ‘models’ to choose from, because not every picture has to be of a person)

Finally – and this may be crossing the border between what is acceptable in a comment, which if it does then I do apologise for – This sort of picture suggests that you may have some fairly significant self esteem issues. If you ask a proper doctor about this sort of behaviour then they will tell you that it does not display self confidence in ones appearance but rather indicates a need for validation by trying to turn deficiencies into a joke and thus trying to deflect themselves from real issues of concern. This can have, in some cases, long term psychological impacts on a person and if this is the case with you then I would genuinely recommend trying to get some therapy or counselling to help you through this
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06/25/2008 01:56:58 AM
Tim...What a Glutton you are!
Nice shot
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06/25/2008 01:55:20 AM
Ya know, they make those singlets in bigger sizes these days... I'm starting to recognise this hunky model belly first ;P Great set up. Apart from the sauce spill, he looks too neat. In need of a few crumbs in the beard and around the collar for extra ick factor maybe? lol. Actually, on second thought, nah it's fine.
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06/25/2008 01:37:38 AM
funny shot. made me laugh, I love the concept. good job.
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06/25/2008 01:27:26 AM
Dude good thinking! When shot plug the hole with a fry! :-P
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06/25/2008 01:13:15 AM
I thought I was the only one that does that, but i use my bellybutton, its easier for scooping
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06/25/2008 01:08:10 AM
Perfect, definately top 3
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06/25/2008 12:54:58 AM
Something tells me I won't be see this one up on the Kodak board in times square. You have real courage my friend.
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