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Mr. Grumpy Hits the Sack
2nd PlaceMr. Grumpy Hits the Sack
dafletchr


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Personification III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Dec 16, 2008
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2008

He may have went to bed :( but he woke up :):):):):)!!!!!

Talk about luck! What a nice Xmas present - a ribbon! Obviously my PB! I didn't know if he would make it to the top or not, but the score was exciting! Gotta feeling Grump's going to be on my profile page forever. Punched, photographed & processed him 2 hours before the deadline. Maybe that's the secret! Inspired by pillows I saw awhile back shaped into human forms. Thanks for the nice comments and making my week!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 75
Avg (all users): 6.9237
Avg (commenters): 8.1538
Avg (participants): 7.0800
Avg (non-participants): 6.9052
Views since voting: 9295
Views during voting: 542
Votes: 236
Comments: 56
Favorites: 13 (view)


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09/03/2009 12:41:58 AM
Its funny how I could see the face right away, this shot is awesome.
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06/05/2009 03:09:03 PM
this really cracks me up, its so good
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12/27/2008 10:29:04 AM
How clever to see this in the everyday! Congratulations on your red ribbon.
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12/24/2008 09:46:12 PM
Really ingenious! Congrats.
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12/24/2008 08:28:44 PM
What a fun shot, wish I'd done it! Congrats on the ribbon!
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12/24/2008 05:35:14 PM
This is hilarious! I normally am quite uninspired by personification type shots but this is just awesome. Very quirky and fun and well shot.
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12/24/2008 05:28:09 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon and PB, Deborah! Nice shot, I loved it immediately when I first saw it. Great character study :)
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12/24/2008 05:05:38 PM
Nice One!!!

I love that this shot was done in BW Great work Congrats on the PB and the Ribby
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12/24/2008 03:46:21 PM
Great shot and idea, Deborah. Huge congrats on your first ribbon!
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12/24/2008 02:55:05 PM
Very well done on your first ribbon! :)
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12/24/2008 11:38:09 AM
:)! Perfect! Congratulations. This is a fine choice for top honors :)

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12/24/2008 11:32:11 AM
Thought I left a comment during the challenge on this but I don't see it so I guess I didn't do it right. Anyway I looked through all the entrys in this challenge by thumbnail only except for yours was the only one I clicked on and the comment I left was that I wasn't voting but that this was my pick for the blue. So I was one off. Way to go on a great image and pb!!
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12/24/2008 10:39:48 AM
Deborah, this is awesome! I didn't get a chance to vote this challenge but this one not only caught my eye, it made me laugh. Very novel and unique (to me anyway) and beautifully photographed. Light is just right. Even without the challenge being "personification", I'd have seen the face there. Congratulations on the ribbon and the new PB!!
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12/24/2008 09:40:21 AM
Wow! Congratulations on your first of many to come ribbons!!!
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12/24/2008 06:52:28 AM
Deborah, congrats on the second place and your first ribbon!
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12/24/2008 06:52:21 AM
I absolutely love it!
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12/24/2008 04:58:39 AM
Well done! Congrats on your first ribbon Deborah.
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12/24/2008 01:30:06 AM
Fantastic! Congratulations!
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12/24/2008 12:54:57 AM
I loved Bernard's comment, too - cause I love Tim Burton movies. That's when I knew my photo was OK!
12/24/2008 12:47:59 AM
@Bernard_Marx - "A pillow tim burton could love". LOL!!!

Deborah, congrats. I just love this shot. My PB so far was also a last minute, hastily conceived picture. Maybe that IS the secret :-)
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12/24/2008 12:24:07 AM
This is great. I hope it is on your profile page forever!
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12/24/2008 12:24:01 AM
Deborah!!!!!!!!! I'm thrilled for you!!! Congrats on your first ribbon (but certainly not your last)! Woooo Hoooo!!!
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12/24/2008 12:16:12 AM
Nice work and vision.
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12/24/2008 12:03:52 AM
This is very GOOD :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/23/2008 03:18:55 PM
How cute! This looks good in B&W.
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12/23/2008 03:35:32 AM
That is a little scarry - Great job
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12/22/2008 11:50:40 PM
love the idea here and that no additional elements were needed to complete the thought. Very creative eye.
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12/22/2008 01:51:33 PM
Shouldn't he be happy about getting to sleep in late, while you go to work?
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12/21/2008 10:16:59 PM
Funny!
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12/21/2008 05:49:58 PM
No wonder he can't sleep. It's mid afternoon! Close the blinds!

Well shot. Good tonal range. Fits challenge.
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12/21/2008 04:03:53 PM
Oh... so grumpy! :) 8
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12/21/2008 12:42:03 PM
Super! Hope for top 10 for you.
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12/20/2008 06:57:21 PM
simple but effective
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12/20/2008 04:30:56 PM
back to comment and bumping up :) This is a really nice image and great take on the challenge. I love how you have used an everyday item to display personification and the b/w works a treat in conveying the mood.(10)
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12/20/2008 06:21:28 AM
Very funny and beautiful b/w, among my favorites of the contest!
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12/19/2008 09:05:47 PM
lol nice shot
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12/19/2008 04:31:53 PM
LOL this is great! beautiful window lighting.

ETA: my pick for 1st!
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12/18/2008 10:21:49 PM
Very clever! Brought a smile to my face immediately. :o)
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12/18/2008 08:10:58 PM
I like that!
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12/18/2008 07:03:43 PM
What a face! Great personification.9
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12/18/2008 10:09:37 AM
Great light! You got a good expression on his face! Nice one! Just feel the left part is kind of unecessary.
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12/18/2008 02:24:30 AM
Ahh, there it is...
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12/17/2008 10:11:06 PM
Great idea. Did you happen upon this scene.
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12/17/2008 09:20:50 PM
my favorite of the lot! 10+
hope hope hope this wins!
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12/17/2008 08:07:24 PM
I love it!!!
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12/17/2008 07:22:45 PM
That's an angry looking pillow... No wonder, if Mr. Grumpy is only getting to bet at 2:17 p.m.
Really cool concept. Perhaps the lighting on the left side was a bit too much?
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12/17/2008 01:58:53 PM
Mr. Grumpy wins a ribbon
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12/17/2008 01:51:25 PM
funny stuff- no wonder he is grumpy - it's 2 am....
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12/17/2008 01:38:38 PM
Oh, this is just fantastic. A portrait of me in the morning :-) Fantastic lighting, love the blown out light source on the left fading to darkness on the right. The right edge of the pillow stands out perfectly as an edge. Great textures on the blankets, and the smooth back pillow makes a great foil. Wonderful.
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12/17/2008 01:32:40 PM
almost looks like me when I get up in the morning ;)
Luckily I don't have to get up at 2:17 am (?)
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12/17/2008 08:46:56 AM
cool concept!
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12/17/2008 08:20:10 AM
A pillow tim burton could love.
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12/17/2008 03:33:05 AM
I love the BW tones - good lighting.
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12/17/2008 12:28:24 AM
I like it alot...reminds me of something that should be in a childrens book
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12/17/2008 12:16:12 AM
10/10. Perfectly meets the challenge.
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12/17/2008 12:14:08 AM
Nice idea and lighting tones...good comp.
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