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Fallen Vases, Breaking News!

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Challenge: Personification III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Misc
Camera: Olympus E-410
Lens: Olympus 18-180mm f/3.5-6.3 Zuiko ED Digitial Zoom
Location: Home
Date: Dec 16, 2008
Aperture: 4.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2008

As you see it really - three vases, a couple of forks, a nightlight, a luggage tab strap, parts of an AMEX statement, a laptop and OJ Simpson.

Editing - a crop, desaturation to B&W, some curves manipulation for optimum contrast, Neat Image and Smart Sharpen.

I deliberately tried to keep all of the individual elements as discreet objects without any attempt to hide what they actually are.

I have to say, it makes me laugh every time I look at it!

Place: 16 out of 75
Avg (all users): 6.0596
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 6.4286
Avg (non-participants): 6.0203
Views since voting: 1789
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 218
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/17/2009 04:16:08 PM
this is so clever and so excellent .. wot an imagination .. !!!
brilliant image .. :)
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12/25/2008 10:21:51 AM
Critique Club

Congratulations on the high finish and a fantastic set up photograph. I loved this shot during the voting. I commented during voting as well.

Composition: Beautiful concept and staging. I still feel it is a bit tight superiorly and on the right. Mostly because I'm imagining a broadcast!

DOF and focous: I suspect manipulating the distance between your anchor and the TV would have allowed geater DOF to pull in the forks, but keep the monitor blurred. However, as is, it works quite well.

Color: Always a fan of black and white. Works very well here to give an old feeling.

Lighting: This is the one area that I think kept this from scoring higher. IMO, it needs a second strobe to light from camera right. Even lighting across the face would have gone a long way to improving the photo.

Overall: Very good, love the humor, particularly since I'm in SoCal and remember that day like it was yesterday.

Cheers and happy holidays,

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12/24/2008 01:29:54 PM
Made me chuckle - the expression you've so ingeniously created with the reflections is hilarious! ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/23/2008 03:42:09 AM
Is that OJ's truck?
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12/20/2008 06:54:56 PM
brilliant, simply brilliant
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12/20/2008 04:27:28 PM
back for comment and bumping up :) nice b/w and great take on the challenge just one small disappointment is the close crop at the top, it would have been better composition wise with a bit more space at the top.
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12/19/2008 10:20:52 PM
Dude, I'm scoring an 8 just for the O.J. reference in the background...LOL... Seriously though, very creative shot and idea...
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12/19/2008 09:02:35 PM
nice shot, love it
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12/19/2008 01:37:02 PM
nice job of creating a cool face - and the image of the white Bronco is priceless
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12/18/2008 07:29:32 PM
Great personification. 9
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12/18/2008 11:46:57 AM
Love the white bronco in the back! Too funny! Very creative idea and well executed!
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12/17/2008 10:13:56 PM
Very funny and creative. I don't like the bright highlights, but overall very good.
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12/17/2008 04:56:16 PM
This is quite ridiculous! Is that OJ???
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12/17/2008 01:27:17 PM
you're right, the dark vase looks like a face with the mouth wide open.
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12/17/2008 01:20:15 PM
This made me laugh!
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12/17/2008 09:06:22 AM
I am not voting in this challenge, but I *love* the concept that was created here, and the innovative use of everyday things.
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