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Ugh...down to the nasty cheap stuff...
Ugh...down to the nasty cheap stuff...
snaffles


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Affluence II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: la salle de baine de Chateau Snaffles
Date: Oct 20, 2008
Aperture: f3.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Interior, Urban
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2008

Well hey, they keep saying the rich are getting richer, s if they were to feel the pinch I imagine they'd downgrade, too...

American $$ are more universal than Cdn and easier to shoot as it doesn't look like Monopoly $$$. Usually have some around as I go cross-border shopping on occasion and like to have US $$ for the toll bridge at border. Carefully scotch taped to a roll of real TP. have some great outtakes from where Lily got into the act too!

Had extra lights strewn all over the place to try and knock out the shadows but could only minimize them, not eliminate them. Had one clamped to the door, another with a diffuser on the floor, the bathroom's own lights going...then I curved the crap (sorry bad pun) out of it. I'm the model, in elbow length gloves, rhinestone bracelet and cocktail dress. Had to lean over and press the shutter all by my little self. Thank gawd fer tripods! :-)

pp: RAW conversion, crop, curves, exposure, hue/sat, brightness/contrast, crop again, curves again, resize, usm, smart sharpen, save for web

Statistics
Place: 50 out of 115
Avg (all users): 5.4333
Avg (commenters): 5.8000
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.5449
Views since voting: 893
Views during voting: 415
Votes: 210
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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11/09/2008 11:13:19 PM
I always enjoy seeing your entries in these challenges, Susan - you often put so much effort and thought into the set up. Another funny take here, and I can appreciate your difficulties with minimizing those shadows - no you didn't beat them, but you put in a valiant effort. I wish I could give you a tip here to help for the future, but the issue has me a bit stumped too. :)
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11/05/2008 06:53:30 PM
Great idea! Sorry I missed it in voting. I like your location description as well.

Message edited by author 2008-11-05 18:54:26.
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10/29/2008 07:57:39 AM
Susan, I really liked this shot and gave it a high score. I haven't read the other comments, so I can't imaging why there were so many low ratings. Your idea is wonderful, and you executed it quite well, IMO. I'm just not quite sure about the shadow. I spent a bit of time trying to decide if they were good or not. So I guess that means they were distracting. I love the glove and bracelet, and the position of the hand is perfect. The roll of ones is convincing too. I think it is hilarious to be using TP with a fancy glove on. Oh, great title too.

eta: I have not read the other comments, and I disagree with the ones that said the contrast is too strong. I like High Key images, and I think that style fits your idea very well.

Message edited by author 2008-10-29 08:01:34.
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10/29/2008 03:30:24 AM
LOL! This is hilarious! I didn't make it through the challenge for voting so I missed this one. Very nice! Look forward to the outtakes, and love the write-up of how you did this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2008 06:38:42 PM
Too sharp. It's not solid enough. I like the idea though. I was thinking of doing it myself.
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10/28/2008 05:16:38 AM
I liked the sense of silliness. I wondered how the picture would have looked with less contrast and softer lighting. The title adds to the image
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10/27/2008 04:42:54 PM
LOL! A bit too contrasty for my taste, but wonderful idea.
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10/25/2008 11:10:22 AM
Like the idea, not crazy about the lighting.
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10/25/2008 07:44:09 AM
great idea, perhaps the black glove is to present
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10/24/2008 07:50:09 PM
I hate those One's. They're so scratchy! Love the lighting.
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10/24/2008 01:47:28 PM
He-he. Love the title!
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10/24/2008 01:41:04 PM
Haha, I like this idea a lot, but it seems a little overexposed. The shadows are also a bit distracting.
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10/24/2008 07:06:55 AM
Funny and creative out of the box thinking is what I like about this one. Also well presented from a technical point of view.
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10/23/2008 02:41:33 AM
haha. very creative. Just a little too overexposed. The dollars look a bit blown out. I love the idea though- and composed well too.
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10/22/2008 01:45:27 PM
Good take! 8 for creativity!
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