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Archie's career as a javelin instructor was short!
Archie's career as a javelin instructor was short!

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Challenge: Unlucky (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Location: Sydney
Date: Jan 5, 2009
Aperture: f/3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Sports, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2009

This idea came to me a work. I was doing some mundane work and thinking of an idea for "Lucky" when I glanced down and saw 'Fred', my pen holder sitting on my desk. I decided straight away I was going to use him for "Unlucky" so I threw him in my bag and brought him home with me. The idea just formed from there.

The green mat is my roll up golf practise green and the number / line markings are paper cut out.

The lighting was 2 SB-R200 Speedlights sat on top of some jars and pointed down at Fred from equal distances diagonally behind to give the impression of stadium lighting, no front lighting was used to give the shadows.

I wasn't able to setup my tripod in a good position for this so I ended up down on my elbows to get the right angle.

Place: 30 out of 70
Avg (all users): 5.1875
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 4.8718
Avg (non-participants): 5.2604
Views since voting: 883
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 208
Comments: 4
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2009 06:55:45 PM
Good humor.
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01/07/2009 02:03:23 PM
Haha those pencil-holder guys are so groovy! This is funny, might've been a bit better if it wasn't so obvious that it's a pencil.
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01/07/2009 06:43:05 AM
Funny idea but I find the shallow DOF and shadows a bit distracting
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01/07/2009 05:46:41 AM
Funny! Poor little red man.
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