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A few loose screws
A few loose screws

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Self Portrait Without People (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: My middle bedroom
Date: Mar 3, 2009
Aperture: F9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 seconds
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 3, 2009

No surprise whose this is. My original idea was to have a USB or Ethernet cable coming off the shoehorn, to represent my geek side. It just didn't seem to work as well for the image as the this scoop of loose screws did.

I finally managed to get a shot of my shoehorn without glare. Flash was aimed to the right side and bounced off the wall.

Pre-challenge notes:
This will be doing well if it comes in with a low to mid 5. My shoehorns have a high "I don't get it" factor with voters, so they tend to get a lot of low votes.

[Mar. 4th, 2009 12:04:10 AM]

A last minute addition to my notes that didn't beat rollover.

Anticipated critiques are:
-Suggestions that it needs greater depth of field (Agree, but it's a last hour entry, so no time to reshoot)

-Too much negative space at the top. It was either that, or a wide panoramic crop, which didn't suit the subject.

In hindsight, I should have shot this with my Powershot S5, which has a better macro mode and depth of field at that range.

Post-challenge notes:
Scored higher than expected, came in the upper half of the challenge and made for my highest scoring shoehorn to date. I'm pleased.

One subtle detail that nobody seemed to notice is that these are all computer screws.

Place: 69 out of 157
Avg (all users): 5.3943
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.1042
Avg (non-participants): 5.5039
Views since voting: 842
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 175
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2009 11:35:28 PM
The Crazy Mr Spiff. :)
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03/09/2009 12:19:18 AM
and a shoehorn! I'm giving you the "shoehorn bump"!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/08/2009 10:48:18 AM
Yeah right, I feel the same about myself. Wonderful picture.
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03/07/2009 09:14:49 PM
Is that a shoehorn...!?!?!?! OMG...my hero...Love it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/06/2009 02:52:34 AM
I would've voted higher without the shoehorn and with more dof.
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03/05/2009 08:55:43 PM
but isn't that all dpcers? :-) nice effective shot, I can only guess that you're a man and little else at this stage. 7
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03/05/2009 04:55:59 AM
and a shoehorn - easy to guess. focus a tad more in front had perfected this image
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/04/2009 06:38:05 PM
with a shoe horn. the background works well, but i wish the screws were more in focus.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/04/2009 06:08:16 PM
Very cute and funny. Well photographed too. I think I know who took this, could it be 21.gif Yo_Spiff?
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03/04/2009 10:32:38 AM
Haha, I think I know who did this one and I also think it's very funny. Not a bad pic either, I dig the blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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