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Monday Morning
Purple_Girl


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Immovable (Basic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd
Location: My bedroom
Date: Sep 9, 2008
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/45 secs
Galleries: Family, Humorous
Date Uploaded: Sep 9, 2008

In my experience, nothing is more immovable than someone in a warm bed, first thing on a Monday! My mother and sister obligingly posed for this shot.

I'm really not very pleased with this for two reasons; firstly, the light coming in from 2 opposing windows seemed to clash and focus mainly in the one place. That annoying glare on her arm and on the wall right above the headboard is going to cost me but without the use of selective editing, I just couldn't seem to fix it.
Secondly, the whole job was rushed and I think that shows. My struggle throughout the week to find a willing model failed and today, deadline day, my sister showed up but had only 10 minutes free to pose for me. I do like the idea though, as much as I'm dissatisfied with the result.

Editing: noise removal, sharpening, some contrast and brightness tweaking, cropping and resizing.


Post challenge edit

I never expected to rank this high for a moment, thanks to everyone who voted and commented :)

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 53
Avg (all users): 5.8931
Avg (commenters): 6.5789
Avg (participants): 5.6364
Avg (non-participants): 5.9228
Views since voting: 1972
Views during voting: 584
Votes: 318
Comments: 46
Favorites: 0


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09/26/2008 08:28:00 PM
I understand this scene. You are pretty harsh on yourself about the technical aspect of this. That's a good way to begin learning how to get exactly what you want. If you know what you don't like, then you begin to notice it more when you are composing or setting up for a shot.
This is not bad at all for a 10 minute shoot.
It's a good take on the challenge subject.
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09/22/2008 08:20:36 PM
Too funny, reminds me of my son. A fire wouldn't wake him up....Lol....Contgrats on a Great Finish & image.
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09/18/2008 05:43:37 PM
i have been keeping an eye in your portfolio, you're scores are continuing to rise, keep it up! this place is great to learn in.
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09/17/2008 06:35:19 PM
HILARIOUS! Love this shot!
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09/17/2008 10:13:26 AM
Next time, bend a notecard over your flash (so it makes a tent) -- this gets rid of the random shadows and gives the whole pic a better feel. (I used to have your camera, so I know ;) )

Great job tho -- congrats on top 10!!
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09/17/2008 08:36:05 AM
Congrats on 8th -- great job!!!
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09/17/2008 12:28:29 AM
Congratulations on Top 10!!! (Top 8 actually)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/15/2008 09:56:37 PM
Good concept!!! I was laughing at this one!!!
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09/15/2008 03:11:40 AM
yep, can understand that. The colours are great, lighting works, not sure about the crop on the left though, for some reason it doesn't work for me. Not sure if I would prefer to see more or less of this person (probably more). The leg on the bed might be the distracting thing.....
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09/14/2008 11:00:48 PM
:) Something everyone can relate to. Great idea and shot.
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09/14/2008 07:58:10 PM
I can relate to that!
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09/14/2008 07:14:35 AM
Haha reminds me of my mom and I in the morning. :).
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09/13/2008 07:10:51 PM
Good creative thinking. it struck a chord with me,i gave this another top mark
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09/13/2008 05:31:13 PM
Hah! Very cute take on the challenge. Nice work.
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09/13/2008 01:40:38 PM
I can relate.
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09/13/2008 12:29:19 PM
white balance seems to be off a bit, funny idea for immovable
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09/12/2008 08:57:35 PM
LoL
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09/12/2008 06:15:19 PM
Nice.
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09/12/2008 02:07:12 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Color: 1/2
Composition: 1/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
My Subjective Affinity: 0/2

The idea here is great but the setup is lacking. I feel that the crop is a bit too tight. The apparent use of the on-camera flash is always distracting. The colors feel a bit flat, and the photo is too smooth, lacking the necessary sharpness.
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09/12/2008 12:47:35 PM
Is she a teen?
09/12/2008 02:14:41 AM
LOL
I understand it's really immovable sometimes :D
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09/11/2008 05:09:09 PM
Ha ha good Idea. I wanted to do the same but my missus wouldn't let me.
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09/11/2008 02:00:55 PM
This made me chuckle, looks just like me and my daughter in the mornings!
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09/11/2008 02:00:18 PM
so true!
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09/11/2008 11:47:23 AM
Who cannot relate to this one. Very effective colour and lighting. I like the composition.
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09/11/2008 05:58:21 AM
Very funny idea. Nice shot.
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09/10/2008 08:03:43 PM
This reminds me of trying to get the kids up for school - cute idea!
CJ
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09/10/2008 07:48:05 PM
You must know my sister! Haha. Color is not too overdone, good. The lighting is a bit weird, maybe warm light coming in from the side like sunlight.
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09/10/2008 01:47:59 PM
Great idea.
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09/10/2008 01:07:38 PM
This is perfect. Great shot, awesome idea.
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09/10/2008 12:59:43 PM
Great idea. Good execution. Good crop. 7
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09/10/2008 12:27:11 PM
funny
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09/10/2008 12:10:59 PM
im like that to lol
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09/10/2008 12:03:41 PM
Great...I didn't get around to shoot this, but THIS is exactly what I was going to try to do!!
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09/10/2008 11:56:52 AM
I love the colors! Its like the kid is immovable of getting out the bed ! Good Idea 2 me!
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09/10/2008 10:53:59 AM
I know this feeling so well, although it's usually me who can't get up...
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09/10/2008 09:35:21 AM
Very funny! I see this every morning at my house!!! lol
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09/10/2008 09:17:53 AM
dont ya just hate em!
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09/10/2008 08:49:56 AM
I can relate to that!
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09/10/2008 07:38:25 AM
ahah funny one.
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09/10/2008 05:54:24 AM
hihihi funny shot!
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09/10/2008 04:29:23 AM
we've all felt like this eh.. lol.. especially after a weekend on the old al-ke-hol.. nice idea
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09/10/2008 02:13:10 AM
That is such an original idea. You make up with the originality what you lack in technical strength.
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09/10/2008 01:14:47 AM
nice thought.
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09/10/2008 12:12:07 AM
looks like a doll!
09/10/2008 12:08:37 AM
great interpretation of the challenge
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