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Challenge: Spam (Basic Editing)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Jun 26, 2009
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/180
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2009

It's been a while since I put together a decent setup shot, huh? Yes, it's really coming out of the computer, although real spam doesn't mold very well, so I used corned beef instead. Even so, the material is smelly, messy and tends to crumble (fine sculpture detail was not an option).

I took the LCD screen out of an obsolete laptop and cut out the back of the case with a jigsaw. The "LCD" background is black fabric, and the eyes were taken from an old teddy bear. I actually shot the whole laptop, with and without hands, but decided to zoom in on the subject for impact (640px was a limiting factor here).

Lit with brolly boxes right and left, and a black fabric tent in the background for falloff. Nothing special on the editing (crop, USM, levels, curves, saturation, shifted the red channel and lightness/saturation for a better match to spam color).

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 53
Avg (all users): 7.1300
Avg (commenters): 8.5556
Avg (participants): 6.7500
Avg (non-participants): 7.1759
Views since voting: 5628
Views during voting: 482
Votes: 223
Comments: 63
Favorites: 16 (view)


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01/02/2011 12:33:45 AM
If you EVER decide to give up photography, you could be a sculptor!!! Outrageously hilarious.
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09/10/2009 10:41:47 AM
Archive Collection - Food Faces & Edible Effigy
07/19/2009 06:56:44 AM
Congratz on your well deserved blue. Really clever conceptual image. Browsed your portfolio and i must say i am impressed by some of the really amazing work you have in there.
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07/11/2009 08:33:29 PM
Well, what confirmation that what goes around comes around ! :) Soooo fitting that top honors goes to the top PERSON ! !

What a CUTE deserving award-winning photo!!
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07/11/2009 06:11:02 PM
Originally posted by MAK:

she wants to see it every day just like that dreaded plug-hole thing.

Awesome! A laptop well-sacrificed. ;-)
07/11/2009 06:06:43 PM
LOL, you got my daughter again with this, she wants to see it every day just like that dreaded plug-hole thing.

congrats
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07/11/2009 07:59:56 AM
LOL seeing it's coming out of an old Mac I should have guessed it'd be yours! Congrats and very well done!
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07/10/2009 12:39:19 AM
Very creative. Congrats on the well deserved blue!
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07/08/2009 08:41:40 PM
OMG! Very well deserved ribbon after such a hard work! (and poor laptop!)
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07/08/2009 02:52:54 PM
Wonderfully creative image. Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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07/08/2009 02:28:38 PM
LOL. It even has catchlights. I'm wondering was a makeup artist used? :P
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07/08/2009 01:19:41 PM
Congrats! Really creative!!
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07/08/2009 12:00:17 PM
Shoulda guessed! Got a 10 from me. Congratulations, Shannon!
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07/08/2009 11:37:51 AM
Very creative shot. Congratz.

Message edited by author 2009-07-08 11:37:59.
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07/08/2009 11:13:53 AM
old Scalvert is back! congrats!
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07/08/2009 11:05:26 AM
This should be sold to Microsloth as a background.. Glad to see you back in the game and making us smile...
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07/08/2009 11:02:11 AM
I bet you're REALLY delighted to have this particular image in your list of 7+ scores and blue ribbons :-) Fortunately, you have so many 7+ it doesn't have a home on your front page, jejeje™

Still, on basic principles I'm gonna lead a movement to have this DQ'd on the grounds iof misleading the voters, since that's actually corned beef. Enjoy your triumph while you "can", mwah-haaa-haa!
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07/08/2009 10:33:23 AM
really a fun shot, well done!!
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07/08/2009 10:00:29 AM
This is a photo you can smell!
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07/08/2009 09:03:45 AM
LOL!! congrats on the well deserved BR (again!) Your creativity floors me!
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07/08/2009 08:57:45 AM
I loved it!
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07/08/2009 08:36:06 AM
Excellent Shannon - you captured the essence of spam, both as a 'food-like substance' and as an intrusion.
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07/08/2009 08:21:30 AM
this is awesome lol! congrats scalvert!!
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07/08/2009 07:16:06 AM
I just love this shot.. Congrats on a great concept and execution... !
Andy
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07/08/2009 06:58:25 AM
I should have known this was yours!!! Congrats on the well deserved 1st place.
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07/08/2009 04:41:37 AM
magnificent congrats on yoyre blue so well deserved
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07/08/2009 03:23:56 AM
Congrats on the blue, brillant concept and another of your perfect setups. I can imagine how bad a modeling material Spam is, for that, the outcome is excellen!
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07/08/2009 03:21:48 AM
Huge congrats !!! Just brilliant.
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07/08/2009 02:49:18 AM
Brilliantly conceived and executed!! It's so good seeing you on the front page again Shannon.
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07/08/2009 02:26:05 AM
hahaha well done, well done.
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07/08/2009 02:13:56 AM
Ewww, gross!! (Especially the smell part...) And very good. And very "scalvert". :-)
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07/08/2009 01:19:29 AM
Classical Scalvert; creative and technically perfect. Congratulations.
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07/08/2009 01:10:46 AM
Nice to see your extraordinary work again, congrats!
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07/08/2009 01:04:47 AM
Excellent concept, and well executed............ Cool!
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07/08/2009 12:48:54 AM
This just HAD to win. What a fantastically creative shot. Congrats on your well deserved blue, Shannon.
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07/08/2009 12:46:30 AM
You are such a creative nut Shannon...loving seeing you on the front page...glad it's not a self portrait :)

CONGRATS!
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07/08/2009 12:26:32 AM
Nicely done. Very imaginative as most of your shots always are. Congrats.
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07/08/2009 12:24:05 AM
Evil little fellow isn't he. Well done. Congratulations on the Blue.
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07/08/2009 12:20:58 AM
Creative and gross. Congrats! :)
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07/08/2009 12:16:04 AM
Nasty!
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07/08/2009 12:07:23 AM
Wonderful photo! Great job on the ribbon! Well deserved!
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07/08/2009 12:05:57 AM
i wonder if SPAM would be interested to use this photo for their next advertisement? lol
congrats!
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07/08/2009 12:05:23 AM
Nice!! Congrats!
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07/08/2009 12:04:38 AM
I figured you had me beat! Congrats--very well deserved and very creative!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2009 03:58:15 PM
Wonderfully done!! Spectacular! drat... :)
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07/06/2009 02:58:30 AM
this really makes me wanna stop eating luncheon meat!
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07/05/2009 02:30:21 PM
Well Done!!! The execution is brilliant. This should win.
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07/04/2009 11:44:09 PM
dont eat me ILL EAT YOU
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07/04/2009 11:08:57 PM
Very creative! The exposure was very well done!
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07/02/2009 11:04:23 PM
Challenge Relevance:7 Impact/Emotion/Mood:6 Technicals:6 Processing:5 Creativity:7
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07/02/2009 10:04:47 PM
Very creative idea, and nicely done.
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07/02/2009 09:20:31 PM
OMG! CREATIVITY! This has got to be my favorite one! Nice work, the quality and lighting are great!! Who's the mind behind this?? ..can't wait to see. 10

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07/02/2009 05:59:18 PM
Holy Crap that freakin hilarious!!! awesome shot8
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07/01/2009 08:35:48 PM
Love it! Just wayyyy too funny.
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07/01/2009 07:15:13 PM
ahhh! spam monster! awesome!
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07/01/2009 07:11:14 PM
Oh wow! Who had the guts to touch it?!? :) Great concept and execution. So far, best of the lot. Conveys the idea of spam perfectly.
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07/01/2009 04:18:51 PM
Oh boy this is creative! I am regretting entering now because of all of the excellent photos I am seeing! Fantastic job.

I've voted on them all and this is my top pick.....I am sure you will win a ribbon for this!
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07/01/2009 02:21:40 PM
this is so funny and creative, hope you didn't sacrifice the iBook for the shot! 8
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07/01/2009 12:00:23 PM
The up close view of the texture confirms for me that I never want to eat spam. Ever. Very original idea though =)
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07/01/2009 10:22:38 AM
Very cool idea!
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07/01/2009 05:34:39 AM
Brilliant, god i bet your hands were stinky after this excersise lol
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07/01/2009 02:59:18 AM
Well I'll be disappointed if this aint on the front page. Well done!
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07/01/2009 02:08:42 AM
Well done, Is this a photographic trick witha screen image with some spam in front of it as well or an old Mac that has the screen removed? Excellent job! 10
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