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Kidnapped by a giant woody
Kidnapped by a giant woody
justamistere


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Where In The World Is Art Roflmao? (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: OH
Date: Nov 18, 2008
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous, Horror
Date Uploaded: Nov 18, 2008

Luckily, Art-Rolfmao, had a photo of himself sitting in a van, in his "Self Indulgent" collection:
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I printed a photo of "Art Rolfmao"and added duct tape, then taped it to slightly curve backwards to add more of a 3d effect. I put a large pillow inside a Winter Jacket.

Then took all the equipment outside in the Cold and slight Snow-Flurries. Took 19 shots, including 2-Setup ones, using 2 to 3 SB-800 Flash units on PocketWizard Wireless remotes. After about 8-Trips in-n-out I brought all the props and equipment back inside, getting back to my PC by 11:11 PM. I have not adjusted my camera to our local Daylight-Savings-Time change. Luckily I took the shots early enough.

I set all the usual controls on Adobe Bridge's Raw Import screen. I used only the ones on the first tabbed page: White Balance, Temperature, Tint, Exposure, Recovery, Fill Light, Blacks, Brightness, Contrast, Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation. The only one I didn't vary is Tint.

Save to a .TIF, opened in PS-CS3 where I cropped it closer to 640px x 480px size. Used the burn tool to burn the right wooden hand. USM-Sharpened and "Save-To-Web". Usually I convert the colorspace before this last step. I don't recall using any adjustment layers since timing was very close to deadline.
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Handheld @38mm

Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments!

Improvements: I would've done the lighting a little different. Increase/Decrease, add a backlight behind the cutout. Wiped the window of the snow flurries.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 91
Avg (all users): 6.7254
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6563
Avg (non-participants): 6.7391
Views since voting: 2926
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 193
Comments: 28
Favorites: 2 (view)


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AuthorThread
12/16/2008 05:14:56 AM
Coming back and reading your notes, I gotta say you really did a kick-butt job given the proximity to the entry deadline! And no - definitely don't remove the snow from the windshield - that part is great!
11/30/2008 01:41:11 PM
Great, creative idea. Congrats on your (now) 4th place.
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11/26/2008 10:47:58 AM
Brilliant! This is so cute. Congratulations on a very deserving honorable mention.

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11/26/2008 09:04:45 AM
Congrats on top 5!!!
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11/26/2008 12:07:21 AM
LOL! Perfect! Very well done, too.
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11/26/2008 12:03:26 AM
5th place - congrats! I thought this was pretty funny. Very creative.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/25/2008 02:34:37 PM
Hahahahaha! This is great.
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11/24/2008 09:10:15 PM
Nice Idea. Not a fan of the water on the windscreen as it casts the dotted shaddows on the overall scene. Also, I thing its a little dark as well
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11/23/2008 11:25:39 PM
Haha, great idea.
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11/23/2008 06:43:40 PM
Brilliant!!!
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11/23/2008 01:50:41 PM
Serves him darn well right.... ;-)
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11/23/2008 01:28:05 PM
SO funny! It's perfectly hilarious and so great for the challenge! 8
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11/23/2008 12:09:12 AM
Looks a little too real!
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11/22/2008 06:17:48 AM
Nice setup
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11/20/2008 09:55:02 PM
Neat creative idea, looks real (nice job) absolutly fantastic..I wish I were voting.
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11/20/2008 08:33:14 PM
Nice idea, a little dark. It took me a moment to realize it was in a car.
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11/20/2008 06:02:51 PM
Either that's a model car or it really is a giant woody!!!! Run!!!

Very funny photo, great job.
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11/20/2008 10:44:48 AM
Very nice ! 8.
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11/19/2008 05:41:49 PM
great job !!!!!! love it!! 10
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11/19/2008 04:49:09 PM
excellent depiction of sheer frustration on a woody's face! Love the chain too, hope others notice it. Great comp, very funny, looks very realistic. 9
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11/19/2008 04:23:48 PM
Brilliant! Makes me think of some of the scarier movies i have seen , nice!
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11/19/2008 12:19:17 PM
The winner!!
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11/19/2008 08:22:27 AM
He's looking a little purple from the strain of his imprisonment.
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11/19/2008 04:14:27 AM
This is what this challenge is all about. Fantastic job.
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11/19/2008 04:09:24 AM
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11/19/2008 02:47:50 AM
LOL - how'd you do that in Advanced Editing? Do you really have a giant woody??? (That's what she said.)
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11/19/2008 12:29:52 AM
Great concept.
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11/19/2008 12:14:05 AM
Literally LOL - very funny I wish the woody head wasn't so much bigger but still a phenomenal photo
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