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The Offering
sherpet


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Challenge: Woody II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challengers
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: My home.
Date: Aug 11, 2008
Aperture: 16.00
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Performance, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Aug 12, 2008

I actually brought a 'Woody' about 6 months ago, in case we had a 'Woody' challenge. He is quite tall, and I had an idea straight away. Yes, I used some of the 'pencil wood shavings' that I used in the challenge, that I won my first ribbon.

I also sharpened some more colored pencils, to get enough for this challenge, as I needed quite a lot, to place around a lying down 'Woody', to get the effect. I arranged his arms and hands in this position, to make him look like he is offering something to someone, hence my title, "The Offering".

Enjoy.....

Thanks for the comments, votes, and favorites. I have never had a 'wish list', before so that was nice.....

My score was so close to getting on the front page of my portfolio, but my score went down today, in the last few hours.

Ken 21.gif Art Roflmao said below in his comment..... Shoulda know'd twas you, Shez! The lack of square crop threw me. Congrats on top ten!! And it is on your front page if you have your prefs to show 6 or more top spots like I do. :) GREAT job!

Well I did what he suggested, and now it is on the front page of my portfolio, where I want it to be. Thank Ken, as I forgot one could do that.

Did anyone notice that it was not my usual 'square crop' for this challenge.


Statistics
Place: 9 out of 130
Avg (all users): 6.6802
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 6.8519
Avg (non-participants): 6.6154
Views since voting: 2816
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 197
Comments: 55
Favorites: 6 (view)


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12/08/2012 07:28:58 AM
A SHOT I ALWAYS THINK ABOUT WHEN I THINK OF YOUR WORK.
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03/16/2011 09:59:07 AM
Brilliant, this remindes me of the American Beauty poster with the rose.
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12/14/2008 05:27:33 PM
Hiya Shez! I love this image and think it's beautiful and very creative. I must admit that, based on the comments you received, I am in the minority in how I interpreted your shot. I thought it was meant to sweetly depict the special gift that a new bride saved for her soul mate on their wedding night. I suppose that was silly since Woody is a boy! : ) Oh well. Very well done sweet sister!
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10/25/2008 03:28:34 AM
Ha ha ha, you should have put 'adult content' on this, lol. Love the textures and colours, and very amusing offering! You must have been sharpening pencils for days!
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09/21/2008 11:21:01 AM
How'd I miss this? That's terrific, Shez. Brilliant composition.
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09/03/2008 05:56:30 PM
cool

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08/25/2008 01:33:30 PM
So simple, yet showing deft coordination between eye, mind and spirit. (Colored pencil shavings genius touch).
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08/24/2008 07:31:00 AM
Great shot. Congrats on your high finish!
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08/23/2008 08:15:48 AM
I should have known this was you! Perfect! And has "Shez" written all over it. Very well executed, from all the crisp, perfect pencil shavings to just the right light. And yes, I did notice it wasn't square - that's the one thing that made me stop and wonder if it was yours! But the crop is just right the way you have. Huge congrats on another top ten for your collection and an excellent score!
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08/21/2008 07:53:43 AM
Wow Shez this is amazing and soooo you.
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08/20/2008 08:57:40 PM
I wondered during voting if this were yours, Shez. It has your signature on it even without the square crop! Well done!
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08/20/2008 11:51:23 AM
Reminded me a bit of the American Beauty cover shot.
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08/20/2008 11:09:35 AM
Oh Shez, this is so YOU and so cute!! Congratulations on front page honors! A spot on your fine profile page :) And ver deserving I might add!
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08/20/2008 10:09:23 AM
This is lovely, Shez!
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08/20/2008 09:28:45 AM
Wonderful! Congrats on a great pic and a great score!
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08/20/2008 08:50:15 AM
Thank you Don for your comment.

What you said, is exactly the way I was thinking about this image, when setting it up, and that is how the title came to me, "The Offering".

Originally posted by posthumous:

This is beautiful. I see it as someone who has been laid to rest in a heavenly bed of flowers.
08/20/2008 08:15:48 AM
Way to go Shez! Grats on top ten
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08/20/2008 08:11:37 AM
ps .. i thought you said it didnt get on your front page .. lol ..
its lookin' real good there .. your style is truly unique .. :)
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08/20/2008 08:10:03 AM
and HUGE congratulations shez .. a great place in the challenge .. there was some stiff competition .. its a fantastic image .. your creative imagination is inspiring .. lots of love .. :):)xx
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08/20/2008 07:58:45 AM
This is beautiful. I see it as someone who has been laid to rest in a heavenly bed of flowers.
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08/20/2008 03:39:25 AM
Your lack of square crop probably threw a lot of people but I think you took exactly the right crop for this. It's VERY well done and I love the lighting. Congrats on 9th place, my dear Shez.
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08/20/2008 03:28:26 AM
WTG Shez!!! Congrats on your top 10 finish!!!
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08/20/2008 02:56:16 AM
Shoulda know'd twas you, Shez! The lack of square crop threw me. Congrats on top ten!! And it is on your front page if you have your prefs to show 6 or more top spots like I do. :) GREAT job!
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08/20/2008 02:53:32 AM
Beautifully photographed Shez - lovely lighting and great pose.
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08/20/2008 02:51:27 AM
Congrats on your top ten finish, Shez, very very appealing shot!
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08/20/2008 02:49:30 AM
WOOHOO Shez Top 10!! Great composition and clever idea :o) ((HUGS)) to you my friend xx
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08/20/2008 02:01:34 AM
This is still my favorite image out of the challenge. I think it should have made top 3. Top 10 is good though.
1st place in my book though. lol great job and congrats.
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08/20/2008 01:24:12 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish Shez.
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08/20/2008 12:59:15 AM
Hooray, Shez! Congrats on top 10! :)
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08/20/2008 12:25:29 AM
Congratulations on top ten finish! Interesting POV & concept.
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08/20/2008 12:23:12 AM
Very nice Shez, very artfully done.
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08/20/2008 12:11:13 AM
Shez what a great arrangement! It's almost like woody is lying in a floral garden. Congrats on the top 10!
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08/20/2008 12:08:41 AM
Well done on the top 10 Shez.
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08/20/2008 12:07:26 AM
Way to go - Top Ten!
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08/20/2008 12:02:50 AM
top 10!! congrants
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/19/2008 06:06:40 PM
Good idea... well executed... BTW, is it 21_F.gif Sherpet?
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08/19/2008 04:46:04 PM
Very creative! Nicely done.
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08/19/2008 09:10:41 AM
wow thats alot of wood chip, nice composition, simple and well done
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08/19/2008 04:22:14 AM
This is so nice.. I like it!!
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08/18/2008 05:15:02 AM
Beautifully executed.
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08/16/2008 04:21:12 PM
lovely shot.....reminds me of 21_F.gif sherpet's work......I like the gently look about it.
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08/16/2008 03:15:18 PM
Very nice. 10
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08/16/2008 12:40:52 PM
great concept, well executed. 10
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08/15/2008 10:22:20 PM
I would never have thought pencil shavings would make an interesting background. Quite creative.
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08/15/2008 07:44:16 PM
Sherpet? It must be! I really like this.
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08/15/2008 05:55:22 AM
Good idea but I'd like to see stronger colours.
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08/14/2008 06:53:02 PM
Very cute - one of my favorites of the challenge. 8
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08/14/2008 06:27:23 PM
Very cool. Must of taken a while to get all those pencil shavings. 10
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08/14/2008 11:01:09 AM
Fantastic, I love this so much!
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08/14/2008 03:06:01 AM
my favorite image for this challenge! Best of luck. I Love it. Great idea. Great execution.
I wish there was a little more contrast and I think the lighting could be a tad better. I really want to give it a 10 but I gotta go with a 9. Still my favorite of the challenge so far.
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08/13/2008 11:41:44 PM
Haha very cool 8
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08/13/2008 07:16:36 PM
This is brilliant, nice colours. 9 from me.
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08/13/2008 10:13:36 AM
CLEVER!!!
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08/13/2008 07:00:40 AM
I see, Ken, that this is your tribute to 21_F.gif Sherpet. Nice one.
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08/13/2008 06:14:36 AM
I really like this. The pencil sharpening must have taken quite a while!
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