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Challenge: Cardboard Box (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Virginia
Date: Jul 27, 2008
Aperture: F/4.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Children
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2008

This is my son Jonathan in a box. He was a great model to work with on this shot. Sitting in that box isn't as easy as it might sound. I'm really hoping to get a 6+ on this one.

Place: 10 out of 95
Avg (all users): 6.5990
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.6397
Views since voting: 2194
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 192
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/23/2019 01:53:17 PM
Ok... I just realized that about 5 years ago this was among my selections in the "Pick your fav image from the person above you" side challenge. This week I had the realization that "picking a favorite" should have included a comment about why. So I've been back over the last 1600+ posts to make amends for my omission.

Although it looks like you've not be active for awhile, here's my belated comment:

This is funny and touching at the same time. Kids are certainly fragile animals and you have represented the idea so creatively. Kudos to you and your model. And... it holds up well to time. This exercise of mine (returning to view an image after several years) confirms my appreciation of your photo.
06/30/2009 02:38:13 PM
love the idea .. its a brilliant shot .. :)
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08/04/2008 06:29:38 PM
I really do like this photo, congrats on your top 10 finish!
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08/04/2008 09:47:35 AM
Congratulations on a top ten finish! One of my favourites of the challenge!
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08/04/2008 08:45:59 AM
Post Challenge comments:

Thanks for all the comments! I'm really happy to be in the top ten. My photography is like my golf game. 30 or 40 horrible shots with one great one that keeps me coming back!
08/04/2008 07:58:45 AM
Congrats on the top 10. I'm sorry that I had the police come talk to you about this. I didn't realize that you really don't make your kids live in boxes. It was an honest mistake. Still friends?
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08/04/2008 05:39:25 AM
WTG, Jeff! This was my favourite of the challenge. Great shot and congrats on top 10.
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08/04/2008 02:01:17 AM
Yo ho! Congrats on a top 10! WHat a great job you did on this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2008 06:35:34 PM
I love the sepia used to create a more monotone feel. I love this photo. 10 from me.
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08/03/2008 09:56:25 AM
Great concept. Love the eyes peeking out.
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08/02/2008 02:34:47 PM
cool 8
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08/01/2008 08:21:57 AM
Great idea. Loved the tone and the eyes really grab you.
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07/31/2008 11:52:02 PM
You've sent my mind off on several different tangents with this one, especially with the title. Very nicely conceived and executed.
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07/31/2008 12:24:47 PM
I like this. There is humor, interest, depth even a little thought required on my part. Well done.
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07/31/2008 09:41:47 AM
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07/29/2008 09:54:03 AM
I like the high key/contrasty thing. 6
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07/28/2008 11:33:39 PM
Very cute idea! I like the lighting!
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07/28/2008 09:22:21 PM
This picture is so... well, it's so... it has inspired me to write a Haiku for you...

Child of the Box by Todd Headington

child in a box
cold, lonely, and so confused
you should smack your dad
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07/28/2008 11:35:18 AM
And no refund! Nice picture. Excellent story. Should go high.
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07/28/2008 01:15:11 AM
Weird in a good way.
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07/28/2008 12:29:37 AM
Very cool, despite being another kid shot. Having obscured most of the child, and having done such a damn fine job with the rest of the image, I have no choice but to vote this into my 3rd place selection for the challenge.
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