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Teddy Boy- 50's Throw-back
Teddy Boy- 50's Throw-back

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Challenge: Crayons & Colored Pencils (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Hull, Uk
Date: Apr 12, 2009
Aperture: F/14
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Abstract, Textures
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2009

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Place: 26 out of 110
Avg (all users): 5.9938
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8000
Avg (non-participants): 6.0804
Views since voting: 1443
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 162
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/23/2009 12:32:04 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Initial reaction: Got a chuckle from me as I watched it load and was thinking, 'OMG, that's very funny, very creative, and that took a lot of work'...especially as there are absolutely no stray shreds! I can only imagine how many #2 pencils you went through.

Technical: Compositionally a very centred, dead-on shot, but very clean and I do strongly believe in the KISS principle. Considering the medium you were working with, you could hardly be expected to do an extreme pov. The features made of pencil stubs, esp the blue eyes, make a great focal point. Not too much lighting, nor too little, just right :-) The natural variation in the shavings adds dof and interest and does create a patchwork effect. Black background helps keeps things simple and doesn't detract.

Artistic: Got a great response on that front, as can be seen from the comments and your final score, and small wonder! I'm always glad to see people appreciating a lot of work has gone into a shot. The yellow edging works beautifully to outline the bear and its body shape. There is a sense of liveliness and mischief to the bear, like he's about to run off and get into trouble.

Overall a very sweet, fun character and very strong execution. Good work!

Feel free to PM me with any questions.

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04/21/2009 09:20:05 AM
This is so creative - got a WOW from me when it opened on my screen.

Too bad you didn't land in the 6's with it - totally would have deserved it.

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04/20/2009 10:10:58 AM
Awww, this is awesome, Keith! Such a creative idea. I would have picked it to be on the front page!

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04/20/2009 12:08:39 AM
I thought this was one of the best "creative" entries
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2009 08:58:22 PM
Love it!
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04/17/2009 12:58:12 PM
great idea
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04/16/2009 08:15:22 PM
Great imagination and creativity.
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04/16/2009 09:24:33 AM
I like the idea. The fact that nobody came up with the same concept makes this great! Very creative and great job!
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04/15/2009 01:01:52 PM
very creative
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04/14/2009 03:17:07 PM
made me smile, awesome entry
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04/14/2009 10:59:08 AM
wow nice work. Must have taken work to do this. As a photo it's ok but the work you put in artistically is fantastic.
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04/14/2009 10:36:55 AM
this is a very cute, creative idea...it took some time to create this...good lighting, excellent focus
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04/14/2009 08:20:34 AM
Nicely done!
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04/13/2009 12:55:56 PM
fun:) nice eyes, i like the patchwork feel here
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04/13/2009 12:37:38 PM
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04/13/2009 12:04:00 PM
A very creative look at colored pencils - the image meets the subject matter dead on with subtle, yet detailed effect. A terrific demonstration of the creative process in meeting the challenge in a very unusual way. Should be a sure bet to win a ribbon or place high as a top twenty image. A couple of minor detail problems not worth mentioning because they don't appear until you really get a critical eye and examine the image closely. Well done.
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04/13/2009 06:43:15 AM
Ah excellent concept. Well done. Very original.
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04/13/2009 12:41:43 AM
wow 10/10
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04/13/2009 12:23:22 AM
great imagination.
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