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Spam Fans
Spam Fans

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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Spam (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Jun 30, 2009
Aperture: 3.19
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2009

Photo of fan-dancers in the park, printed large on a color laser, overlayed with Saran Wrap, and pieces of Spam ("Lite" version) placed over it.

-Handheld, Tv mode
-Custom White-Balance under CF lighting
-Noise-Reduction with PictureCooler
-RGB Curve
-Blue/Yellow Curve
-USM at 12%/48 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 7/10 = 143

File: SpamDance_IMG_2887-DPC7.jpg

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Disqualification Details
You may include existing images or artwork as part of your composition as long as the entry does not appear to consist entirely of a pre-existing photograph in order to circumvent date or editing rules or fool the voters into thinking you actually captured the original photograph.

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01/11/2020 01:38:38 AM
I see the second shooter back there below the grassy knoll. Also... you can fasten a couple of those fans together and make a Spambrella. They're very popular in Romania.
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11/16/2009 01:52:12 PM
LOL Good one E. Only after reading your comment did I notice the spam.
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07/09/2009 11:46:28 AM
I will be perfectly honest, I looked at this shot and had no idea that there was spam in it. I really thought it was just a fan. So kudos to you for some amazing cutting of spam!
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07/08/2009 12:29:43 PM
Fool the voters, will ya! ;-)
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07/08/2009 01:06:49 AM
This is a supremely creative (and delightfully twisted) take on the challenge, I really appreciate your efforts.
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07/08/2009 12:54:44 AM
Ouch. I was wondering how you did this, because it looked a little artificial. I thought the dancers were real and the Spam fans may have been the artificial part. This was not Kosher Spam, apparently.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2009 10:55:43 PM
Challenge Relevance:4 Impact/Emotion/Mood:5 Technicals:5 Processing:5.5 Creativity:5
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07/02/2009 10:30:57 PM
Is that the SPAM bodyguard in the background? Or a member of the SPCS (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Spam)? Not sure the fan blades are obviously spam, but they are close enough.
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07/02/2009 09:08:45 PM
Is that REALLY?? if so, WOW! What's the lines that cross the photo? Comp is good, 5.
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07/02/2009 06:02:21 PM
This shot appears a tad grainy to me. The guy in the background is a tad distracting too. Good capture of the action though
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07/01/2009 10:06:57 PM
Wow, the fans do look like they're made of spam.
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07/01/2009 03:49:51 PM
Not sure how this meets the challenge. Not sure what kind of post processing you did, but it made it look as if it was folded several times and photo copied. IMO, not very appealing.
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07/01/2009 12:02:49 PM
Really? How bizarre!!
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07/01/2009 05:37:58 AM
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07/01/2009 02:27:18 AM
Um...Yuck! Why would anyone make a spam fan? Is this a photograph? Looks unnatural.
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07/01/2009 12:51:24 AM
There is something just disgusting about wafting spam smell around with a fan.
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