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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Home OH
Date: Oct 23, 2008
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2008

Found a potato that was a candidate for e-bay.
Any bids?

Needed some way to present the heart-shaped potato. Tried a color shot with Mr. Potato Head but colors were too cartoonish and there was too much free space. Was going to do American Gothic for our historical society with a couple of members. Then, I thought it was a better way to mimic thetoos. And after all, it was TIm that showed me how to set up a still life and light it with a cord and flash. I applied the technique here.
Also, got to try out the bells and whistles of the new D50. (I am loving it more and more every day.)


Very little post processing.
In Photoshop:
Cropped,
sized,
slightly adjusted levels,
usm:108%, .8, 1,
border,
adjust brighness
saved for web

Statistics
Place: 346 out of 394
Avg (all users): 4.9769
Avg (commenters): 6.3846
Avg (participants): 4.9670
Avg (non-participants): 5.0000
Views since voting: 768
Views during voting: 245
Votes: 130
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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03/01/2009 09:47:06 PM
Love your sense of humor. This is great (and deserved a way better score).
12/06/2008 12:57:15 AM
Archive Collection - The Posthumous Masters
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12/04/2008 10:54:00 PM
Mister is entirely too pleased with himself, I think, but I suppose Playskool didn't have a grim-set mouth :) Very entertaining - this truly didn't deserve such a poor score.
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12/04/2008 11:51:14 AM
If I had realized he was holding a potato peeler, I'd have given you a much higher score!
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11/08/2008 04:03:01 AM
Very scary. I think I liked you better when you just went around and decorated the Hostas with your magic marker. (Didn't your doctor take away all your sharp instruments?) It is, however, a very nice exposure.

Oh shucks, you got one of the first yohorns. I'm just jealous. T

Message edited by author 2008-11-08 04:07:03.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2008 10:16:23 PM
Not going to vote on this, since it's not fair for me to "cherry pick" (or is that "potato peel"?) this late in the voting but this is great! I hope this does well. In fact, I think this will be the first recipient of my new "shoehorn award" for humorous and slightly off kilter entries.
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Collect the whole set! Put it on your profile page! Trade em' with your friends! (Hey, everyone else has their own special award, why not me?)
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11/07/2008 08:22:04 PM
Good idea and lovely composition although I would have preferred the colour version but that may be because Mr Potato Head is such a colourful guy. ;] I have something to say about his wife but I rather not here. PM me if you want to know what it is.
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11/07/2008 01:39:18 PM
Excellent! I laughed out loud. Thanks!
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11/07/2008 01:21:59 PM
Does this mean that Mr. Potatohead is planning to peel the skin off of Mrs. Potato?
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11/05/2008 10:06:16 PM
You just made me laugh.
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11/05/2008 01:27:50 AM
Your frame has cropped your photograph too much.
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11/04/2008 11:45:11 PM
Hahaha. Clever.
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11/01/2008 09:39:31 PM
funny ! well nicely converted to B&W too.
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11/01/2008 06:18:47 PM
Sooo... Mr Potato Head, you planning on peeling your heart-shaped wife, you little devil? >:) Funny! Peeler is a nice touch! Photo is nicely done.
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11/01/2008 02:17:27 PM
The heart shaped potato is hysterical
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11/01/2008 02:00:34 PM
LOL this made me laugh!!! I think the peeler is a great touch.
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11/01/2008 01:02:42 PM
Nice that will make you smile :)
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11/01/2008 11:49:31 AM
lol funny
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11/01/2008 11:13:59 AM
That's funny...
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11/01/2008 09:19:19 AM
Aw; she's heart-shaped LOL :-) Cute idea though it's a little crowded.
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11/01/2008 12:29:34 AM
This is so awesome, no words can describe!
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