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Challenge: Stock Photos: The Business Person (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: My Office, Coquitlam, BC
Date: Jan 9, 2009
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80s
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2009

Some of you may dock me as this doesnít look very business like. Well, this is about as "dressed up" as we get in our office and sometimes you gotta make due with what you have. Some days in the summer I walk around barefoot.
I got this idea because a while back, my boss was planning on firing an employee who was a complete idiot. He called me in his office and threw his feet up on his desk and low and behold there were the sticky notes. I burst out laughing. The guy ended up getting fired, but not in this way.
Lighting was from a 420ex and a 430ex bounced off the corners in the office fired with an ST-E2 transmitter. I wanted that overexposed look that a lot of stock photos have, but it didnít seem right in this case as the blinds behind are a grey colour.. PP was the basics and mostly done in Lightroom with the resize, border, & USM done in CS3.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 36
Avg (all users): 6.7575
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.1200
Avg (non-participants): 6.8091
Views since voting: 2491
Views during voting: 685
Votes: 334
Comments: 35
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/26/2009 10:09:21 AM
This one made me laugh! Congratulations on top 10.
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01/21/2009 10:28:03 PM
I started this out at a 6, then I kept showing people around the office, then I bumped it to a 7, then I showed more people, then I bumped it up to an 8. Too bad I can't keep voting.

This is hilarious, and if I have to get canned, this is the way I would want to go!
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01/21/2009 03:14:59 PM
love the story :))
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2009 09:37:39 PM
Holy crap is this funny! No.....this is damn brilliant! 9
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01/20/2009 07:20:42 PM
Really a great one, my pick for a ribbon! One of those stock photos in this challenge which really use the environment as an important element of the subject. Great idea meets an impressive viewpoint here. I like the fired man composed on the left, it balances the composition very well. Take (9) from me!
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01/20/2009 02:24:47 PM
Ok, this works very well as a stock photo. That's more than I can say for many others in this one.
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01/19/2009 08:58:55 PM
Love it! Great idea, superb quality! 10 nice comp
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01/19/2009 06:05:54 PM
lol love the way the man is loughing
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01/19/2009 04:50:37 PM
it would be funny is someone actually fired someone in this way, or just played a practical joke on them, good job, 10 from me for making me lol
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01/18/2009 09:17:52 PM
That's awesome!
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01/18/2009 08:44:52 PM
Perfect! I wouldn't be surprised if this 'flew off the shelves' right now. Focus, colors, DOF all perfect for subject. 10
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01/18/2009 01:55:46 PM
I don't think this is exactly what the challenge was calling for. Like my entry is - NOT! But, it's very funny and creative and the focus is perfect.
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01/18/2009 09:47:56 AM
your humor knows no bounds...good idea
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01/18/2009 07:29:19 AM
love this shot.
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01/16/2009 06:11:34 PM
A+ for uniqueness and humor. My favorite of all the submissions for this challenge.
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01/16/2009 04:39:12 PM
Very funny shot. I like the pun.
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01/16/2009 08:04:38 AM
very funny
great use of the dof
great distracted look
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01/16/2009 07:59:16 AM
Great photo - and humor! 9
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01/15/2009 08:34:05 PM
Great idea! I really like the guys fac expression, it doesn't look fake... it looks real!
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01/15/2009 08:23:35 PM
hehe very good;)
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01/15/2009 06:23:35 PM
LOL
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01/14/2009 11:04:48 PM
I like the photo but you know with both feet up he could fall out of the chair and get hurt LOL
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01/14/2009 10:29:59 PM
This is pretty hysterical. DOF is perfect, just enough to see that the "boss" is an asshole. Technically sound, perfect crop, well balanced highs. nicely done! 9
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01/14/2009 09:12:57 PM
Very appropriate for the times. Well done.
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01/14/2009 08:15:09 PM
Love it! Very original... 10
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01/14/2009 06:29:50 PM
top 5
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01/14/2009 05:45:23 PM
Nasty! :)
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01/14/2009 04:49:49 PM
Hilarious. Don't know that I would call this "stock", however.
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01/14/2009 04:36:01 PM
Great stock shot... and funny. :)
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01/14/2009 12:21:00 PM
lol, that would be such a mean way to fire someone
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01/14/2009 09:30:56 AM
Cute, stock-worthy but limited application. Still one of the better photos this challenge. - 7
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01/14/2009 09:05:48 AM
I got a great laugh out of this.
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01/14/2009 08:50:18 AM
Oh man...that sucks, but what a great idea.
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01/14/2009 03:36:48 AM
Excellent! Both concept and execution.
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01/14/2009 12:36:47 AM
haha, that's great. nice shot.
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