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WE HAVE HIM NOW... MHUHAHAHHAHAHA!!
1st PlaceWE HAVE HIM NOW... MHUHAHAHHAHAHA!!
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Where In The World Is Art Roflmao? (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Nov 16, 2008
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2008

WOW!! Man, how cool is this? For more than a year i've wondered what it would feel like to win a Blue ribbon, and it kinda feels like a first kiss. (Without all the awkwardness and tongue squishing and wetness and stuff)

A quick look at the setup as some wondered about the background:

The image in the background is an inverted shot of ART ROFLMAO (as in the marble) on my computer screen. Upside down might show it to you better:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/40000-44999/42601/120/742171.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/40000-44999/42601/120/742171.jpg', '/') + 1) . '



The woody was placed in front of it, and then with the magical 50mm I managed to get a nice DOF to blur him out as much as I could.

It took a lot of tries to get him in focus and in position without distorting him as well as keep the woody in a nice composition.

Processing includes half a draganizer, half Acidifier and then some random dodging and burning, NI and USM.

Thanks for all the votes and comments!




Statistics
Place: 1 out of 91
Avg (all users): 7.1500
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 6.8750
Avg (non-participants): 7.2024
Views since voting: 6715
Views during voting: 424
Votes: 200
Comments: 42
Favorites: 6 (view)


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11/28/2008 01:31:39 PM
Congrats!! wow, first ribbon? Feels good doesn't it!!?! Nice job!
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11/28/2008 05:29:09 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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11/28/2008 02:05:57 AM
oh wow, congrats to your ribbon! very cool picture!!!
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11/27/2008 02:23:18 AM
Perfect!! Congrats on the ribbon, too!
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11/26/2008 11:11:14 AM
Awesomeness! Well thought out and executed. Congrats on your first (but not last, I expect) ribbon.
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11/26/2008 11:06:52 AM
Big congrats on your first ribbon!! Thanks for sharing your setup. The idea was nicely original and very effective.
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11/26/2008 10:43:20 AM
THIS is SO AWESOME!! Yes. A no-brainer for the blue ribbon! Congratulations!!

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11/26/2008 08:37:49 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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11/26/2008 03:31:34 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

...and my little dog, too??


We had to let your dog go... he messed up the marble, and Johnson lost an eye.

Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

eta: sorry your first ribbon photo had to have my face in it. ;-)


Hey, your face makes my ribbon even more legendary :)!!
11/26/2008 03:20:29 AM
Brilliant! Congrats on your Blue, it's very well deserved.
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11/26/2008 03:15:20 AM
...and my little dog, too?? :) CONGRATS on your ribbon - one of my top picks in the challenge!

eta: sorry your first ribbon photo had to have my face in it. ;-)

Message edited by author 2008-11-26 03:16:43.
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11/26/2008 02:29:52 AM
far out krige .. killer shot & fantastic processing .. love your write up about the first kiss and the squishiness and stuff .. you made me laugh not once but twice .. firstly for the shot and your title, and then for how winning the blue felt for you .. must say you express yourself extremely well .. lol ..
CONGRATS ON THE BLUE .. CONGRATS ON A PB .. CONGRATS ON A BRILLIANT SHOT .. :)
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11/26/2008 02:18:52 AM
Originally posted by Moose408:

Congrats! And to think you were worried all week about my score. See wasn't I right and it's more exciting if you don't know. :)


LOL! Thats why I kept asking in the forums - my nerves were on edge! Besides, your well-deserved red isnt far behind me in score, well done!
11/26/2008 02:04:19 AM
Congrats! And to think you were worried all week about my score. See wasn't I right and it's more exciting if you don't know. :)

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11/26/2008 01:59:03 AM
Congrats on your very well deserved blue!!!
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11/26/2008 01:16:03 AM
Fantastic execution of this challenge. Your idea came through crystal clear. Very funny too, and fitting. Congrats.
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11/26/2008 12:43:40 AM
Brilliant! A perfect tribute to Art. Congrats on your 'first kiss' of blue! :)
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11/26/2008 12:43:16 AM
Man, your blue-ribbon comment cracked me up (and so did your entry, btw). Congrats!! :D
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11/26/2008 12:21:13 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon, was great to see the woody's revenge theme.
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11/26/2008 12:13:16 AM
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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11/26/2008 12:06:39 AM
congrats on your PB, first ribbon, and 7+ score, this is a phenomenally executed image, awesome work
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11/26/2008 12:04:45 AM
I thought this was awesome. Glad to see it ribboned. Congrats on the blue!
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11/26/2008 12:04:05 AM
Congratulations!! Great job
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/25/2008 09:56:16 PM
ha.. i like this image.
love the coloring and the light/dark background/foreground.
very smooth.
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11/25/2008 08:31:45 PM
Nice idea and you achieved the intent well. Perhaps the brightest area fromt he backdrop being centred around the hands would draw completeattention to it rather than the area beteen the head and the hands
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11/25/2008 02:37:24 PM
Way cool pic, love the colors and the concept :)
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11/25/2008 11:56:24 AM
I like how you've achieved this ... great imagination!
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11/24/2008 05:39:09 PM
that cool. really like it.
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11/24/2008 03:59:25 PM
LOL.....really nicely done! Love the background as a "frame" to the ball!
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11/23/2008 06:39:00 PM
Fantastic work!!
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11/23/2008 01:51:21 PM
Brilliant! Hope for top 3 for you.
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11/23/2008 01:27:22 PM
THIS is hilarious! So clever and well done. 9
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11/21/2008 08:07:35 PM
it was bound to happen sooner or later! good colour and sat, fun concept, well shot, interesting bg. looks like a top 10 to me.9
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11/20/2008 05:39:57 PM
Very cool.
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11/20/2008 10:31:02 AM
Wonderfully done! Striking image! 9.
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11/19/2008 11:00:59 PM
lol awesome (10)
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11/19/2008 02:15:20 PM
Creative!!
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11/19/2008 07:48:22 AM
love the blue tones, it really gives this an evil feel.
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11/19/2008 07:30:14 AM
Nicely done! Foreground part of the illusion works very well. Not so sure about the bright shape in the background because I can't quite figure out what it is or what it adds to the tale.
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11/19/2008 04:58:15 AM
brillant idea well executed. really like the acidic color
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11/19/2008 04:27:03 AM
Nice job!
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11/19/2008 04:21:29 AM
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