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Holiday bokeh with shoehorn
Holiday bokeh with shoehorn
Yo_Spiff


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh V (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: The house down the street
Date: Dec 16, 2008
Aperture: F1.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Humorous, Snapshot
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2008

Picking up on a suggestion made by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' CharlieBaker in this thread.

Pre-challenge notes:
Probably a shoe-in (that's a shoehorn pun, btw) for the brown, unless Charlie decides to enter a black rectangle with a single white pixel in the middle.

I expect to get some interesting comments.

Post challenge notes:
Cleaned up on comments with this, and a bit surprised that I missed the brown by a fair margin. Here's the larger sized image, as some commenters suggested it would have been better without the huge border.
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Nope.

Statistics
Place: 210 out of 216
Avg (all users): 3.6552
Avg (commenters): 4.0909
Avg (participants): 3.3944
Avg (non-participants): 3.7955
Views since voting: 1407
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 203
Comments: 32
Favorites: 2 (view)


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AuthorThread
05/12/2010 04:26:43 AM
That has to be the biggest frame I've seen on DPC!
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05/03/2010 01:38:45 PM
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Location: "The house down the street"

What, the holiday bokeh is better there than your house? :-D

As a matter of fact, yes.
05/03/2010 12:48:11 PM
Do you always "travel" with your shoehorn?

Location: "The house down the street"

What, the holiday bokeh is better there than your house? :-D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/30/2009 08:22:16 PM
Gotta agree....the thin green border is just too much!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/24/2008 05:28:45 PM
Lol, I didn't have time to view the challenge but I KNEW you'd shoehorn something! I really look forward to seeing what you'll come up with :D
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12/24/2008 09:13:35 AM
Way to take one for the team to make a really good point about some of the crazy borders that have been popping up.

I think it is time for someone to start handing out "Border Lowered Your Score" Awards for those that ruin a good photo with a poor border.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/24/2008 04:49:24 AM
Great pic, but the thin green border kills it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/24/2008 02:51:31 AM
Thanks Steve for taking on the BORDER PATROL challenge. Love your sense of humor with this entry. Picking me another fav.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/24/2008 01:26:06 AM
there is so much to love about this photo....NOT :P
if you were aiming for the brown, you gotta learn how to get it, it's not easy, i've tried!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/24/2008 12:41:50 AM
And you cleaned up on the 10's too! (Maybe we should have a Big Border contest, or maybe a dedicated Big Borderer for each contest).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/23/2008 10:49:54 PM
full size wold have gotten a better score for me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/23/2008 04:26:23 AM
hehe... i was just reading the threads about the shoehorns and enormous borders...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2008 11:54:24 PM
Very funny :-P
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2008 06:44:53 PM
A great shoehorn entry it is and a wonderful border. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2008 06:31:33 PM
The border is too subtle. A one-by-one pixel window in the matte would have been more effective. No one likes a half-assed wise ass. :) 10 for effort, though.
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12/20/2008 04:42:54 PM
I'll be really curious to read your explanation of why you choose such a large black border. Neat way to frame the photo on your wall, but it does make it difficult to vote on the pic. Looks like a neat photo. Very hard to decide what to vote on this one...
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12/19/2008 06:52:40 PM
That's quite a border!
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12/19/2008 05:57:46 PM
wow but pic is a bit to small 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/19/2008 04:37:00 PM
a bit unfortunate - i know you are playing a joke and get your laughs from it - i would much rather see some of your good work rather than this
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/19/2008 06:22:37 AM
That is one impressive border! Good clarity, super cheerful colours, and made me laugh. Have to deduct a point or two for the lens flare on the shoe-horn, though!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/18/2008 04:35:57 PM
I really can't understand what you did there...the size of your photo is so small and what about this giant black hole? I think there may be bokeh there but i can't understand why you did this to your photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/18/2008 10:11:23 AM
You're obviously joking, but I think that is the best multicolour bokeh on here. Shame it's not bigger because that is great.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/18/2008 10:05:13 AM
lol looks like a cool image, i wish i could see it bigger!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/17/2008 04:53:50 PM
Too small hard to see but a good idea
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/17/2008 12:25:00 PM
what is this?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/17/2008 11:50:07 AM
I'm afraid this shot is just too small to see anything.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/17/2008 10:09:52 AM
Oh lord. Now I have to go vote on all the others so my vote will count!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/17/2008 09:18:33 AM
You need a higher resolution photo. I can't even see what i'm looking at. Your border is is way too large. I'm guessing you tried to shoehorn it in with the back border?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/17/2008 08:41:32 AM
Yes, indeedy, the title says it all. I do think the bokeh is rather pretty and it certainly makes the shoehorn stand out. And I see you are quite taken with the "wider is better" concept of borders. I suspect you are enjoying your comments on this one ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/17/2008 02:35:15 AM
Ummm, this is a photography challenge, not a frame, or even a thumbnail challenge... :/
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/17/2008 12:34:04 AM
that's waaay too much border.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/17/2008 12:22:52 AM
Lol @ the border!
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