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Challenge: Spam (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1000D Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Jun 29, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Humorous, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2009

I had a completely different idea for this challenge, but I was having difficulty getting it to work for me and I was running out of time, so this was my quick 'second' idea. I bought the SPAM and the mailbox at the store and set it up in my garage on top of a stand with a black pillow case on top. It was after dark so there was no ambient light and I had my one 'model' light pointed down from the top.

I don't often add borders since I usually have no idea what to do with them, but this time I decided to give it a go. I matched the red to the red of the mailbox flag. I am still not sure if I like the border or not.

Now - I don't know what to do with the SPAM I have. I don't eat meat - let alone SPAM. Maybe the dogs will like a treat!


Goodness - 6.6126 !?! That is a PB for me!!! Very excited! And 7th place twice in a row!!! And I have never been in the top 10 before these last two! I am very happy. Thank you everyone for your votes and your wonderful comments!

Place: 7 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.6126
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.6263
Views since voting: 2608
Views during voting: 392
Votes: 222
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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07/08/2009 12:07:32 PM
Well done! Congrats on top ten!
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07/08/2009 08:46:30 AM
congrats. One of the best for me...
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07/08/2009 12:28:47 AM
Congratulations on a VERY nice finish.
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07/08/2009 12:27:12 AM
This is very well done on all counts. Congrats to you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2009 11:51:58 PM
i was so gonna do that:)
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07/04/2009 11:17:50 PM
Great light and composition! I just miss some base to the mailbox,,, because it seems to be floating,,,
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07/02/2009 11:06:38 PM
This is a very nice shot. Hormel's new packaging? Nice lighting, nice use of DOF. Tying the border into the mailbox flag is a nice touch too.
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07/02/2009 10:37:31 PM
Challenge Relevance:8 Impact/Emotion/Mood:7 Technicals:7 Processing:6 Creativity:8
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07/02/2009 08:44:39 PM
nice lighting, good comp, the idea isn't that unusual, but this is good. 6.
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07/02/2009 05:59:25 PM
Nice exposure and good lighting. I'm not a fan of the border, but that is a personal taste. Overall very nice shot!
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07/02/2009 12:40:32 PM
Nice concept but somehow the lighting seems quite flat. Also, not such a big fan of the red border, although I'm ignoring that as far as the score is concerned.
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07/01/2009 06:04:37 PM
I like the lighting in this shot. Good concept and meets the challenge well. Question is, what are you having for dinner with all that spam around?
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07/01/2009 11:56:30 AM
I couldn't afford to buy that much spam, it was almost $4.00 a can here! A very good photo, good lighting, I like the black background.
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07/01/2009 05:38:41 AM
Excellent execution
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07/01/2009 01:42:28 AM
Nice lighting, clear concept but a fairly obvious one.
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