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3rd PlaceThe Hidden Glob!
Dirt_Diver


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Challenge: Hidden Treasures (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40X
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Nikon
Location: kitchen
Date: Oct 6, 2009
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Oct 6, 2009

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I am absolutely amazed that this got a ribbon with this score. I was sitting at a 6.5414 last night around 2 hours before rollover and I'm sad to see that a lot of my high votes dropped off.

As for the picture, I thought about shooting this shot all week but I couldn't bring myself to buy a $5 jar of PB and waste it by emptying it all out for one shot. So instead I used an old protein shake jar, cut the bottom off of it and lined it with PB. Then I started scraping it out like you normally would when the jar starts to get low and you really need that last little bit of PB for you kid's lunch.

I think I took around 20 actual shots to get this one. The first 15 or so was to get the lighting just right and the other ones was getting the focus on my face. I took this shot about an hour before rollover.

Lighting setup is, 2 SB-800's, one directly above the camera shooting through a 16" softbox and another to camera left about 1/2" away from the side of the jar. That way I was able to light my face and the jar at the same time.

Editing wasn't much. I adjusted the exposure to brighten it up some and I'm pretty sure that was it.

Thank you for all the comments.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 74
Avg (all users): 6.3889
Avg (commenters): 7.6190
Avg (participants): 6.7879
Avg (non-participants): 6.3091
Views since voting: 5705
Views during voting: 411
Votes: 198
Comments: 56
Favorites: 5 (view)


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10/20/2009 04:38:56 PM



Message edited by author 2009-10-20 20:11:20.
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10/18/2009 11:15:47 PM
This is great Well done with your Ribbon
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10/18/2009 05:00:10 AM
well done on the third place,
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10/17/2009 09:49:40 AM
Joe this is absolutely wonderful...such a great idea...congrats on the placement...great job
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10/17/2009 05:49:50 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon...now put your tongue away!!! LOL!
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10/17/2009 01:35:48 AM
Oh, what a glorious tribute to one of my favorite types of sandwiches. Congrats on ribboning with a creative, funny, unique entry! I also think it's cool you pulled off the rare trick of getting a higher score from participants than non-participants. Maybe photographers can better appreciate the humor and difficulty of coming up with a different idea.

Message edited by author 2009-10-17 01:40:05.
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10/16/2009 12:19:12 PM
Brilliant setup and shot. Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon.
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10/15/2009 11:52:55 PM
Well executed shot!! John Greengo would be proud!! Congrats on your ribbon!
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10/15/2009 08:14:36 PM
Congrats Joe! Well deserved!
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10/14/2009 10:09:13 PM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Brilliant, Joe! Congratulations!
...sup with the 4 peanut butter haters?


No clue! I don't think this should have got a 1 at all...
10/14/2009 07:51:12 PM
Very creative.
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10/14/2009 05:25:33 PM
Brilliant, Joe! Congratulations!
...sup with the 4 peanut butter haters?
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10/14/2009 01:23:51 PM
this is amazing...perfect job!
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10/14/2009 11:50:44 AM
Actually quite ingenious! It really looked like a peanut butter jar and what we all do to get the last bits out of it.

Love the concept and the execution of it! Congrats!!!
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10/14/2009 11:42:08 AM
Congrats Baby, I am so proud of you for adding another ribbon to your collection. You did great.
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10/14/2009 11:29:20 AM
I knew you were going to beat me from your scores posted in the forum... Glad to see it was a great shot like this one. It also appears you had one more hater than I did. I had three "1's" and 0 "2's" It's about time whoever is posting these "1's" explained themselves. You definitely didn't deserve them. Glad you did well.
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10/14/2009 11:28:44 AM
Great shot. Congrats.
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10/14/2009 10:07:02 AM
expected this to win
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10/14/2009 09:52:17 AM
I bet the setup shot would be funny too! Nice job!
Debbi
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10/14/2009 09:10:52 AM
Excellent work, Joe! Big congrats on your yellow!
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10/14/2009 09:02:42 AM
Congrats on the win!!! I'm happy to hear that you took this in the last hour of the challenge. Thanks for the story of how you got the lighting right. Just love it!
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10/14/2009 08:44:33 AM
Congrats! .. now I'm hungry ... Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/14/2009 07:28:09 AM
This should have won the blue!
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10/14/2009 04:09:24 AM
Congrats Joe !!!!! this is super & original !!! love it
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10/14/2009 02:56:44 AM
Love this. Congrats on your ribbon.
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10/14/2009 02:38:24 AM
A ribbon with this score?!... get outta' here. Congrats dude :P
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10/14/2009 02:23:11 AM
It's clever and creative - and it makes me smile every time I look at it ;-) Many congrats, Joe.
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10/14/2009 01:42:48 AM
Makes me chuckle every time i look at this. Congratulations on the ribbon and a tip of my hat to your creativity.
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10/14/2009 12:21:00 AM
Oh! I'm so glad this is yours, Joe! It really deserves the 8 I gave it ... and THE RIBBON! Congrats!
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10/14/2009 12:18:56 AM
congrats, and i know who took the rest of it!
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10/14/2009 12:08:43 AM
Congrats! This was a fun picture. :)
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10/14/2009 12:03:35 AM
I'm so glad you ribboned!! I thought this was incredibly clever and marvelously done!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/13/2009 11:52:20 PM
Hidden treasure indeed. Hope you enjoyed the peanut butter!
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10/13/2009 11:13:27 PM
Funny and well executed, heh.
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10/13/2009 10:57:45 PM
7 for funny
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10/11/2009 09:23:43 AM
nifty idea and well executed
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10/09/2009 01:35:33 PM
Truly creative. It's not my absolute favorite for this challenge, but it matches the topic well and I must say, I've never seen such a great photo of the inside of a peanut butter jar.
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10/09/2009 04:11:22 AM
I can only hope that you are searching for the last (hidden) 'glob' of crunchy peanut butter. Who in their right mind would eat smooth? Urgh!

;)
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10/08/2009 09:01:09 PM
FANTASTIC concept and great shot!!!
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10/08/2009 04:50:42 PM
Hehe, perfect expression. Well orchestrated and prepped!
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10/08/2009 03:35:40 PM
Love this
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10/08/2009 12:40:40 PM
Superb!
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10/08/2009 08:50:18 AM
ROFL That is a hoot.
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10/07/2009 10:48:54 PM
I'm not sure I'd stick my lens in this mess!
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10/07/2009 10:15:15 PM
Love this!!!!
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10/07/2009 10:10:49 PM
Very clever and well done! Love the perspective!
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10/07/2009 09:54:14 PM
I don't know how you got this shot, but it's very funny and creative. It illustrates the theme very well!
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10/07/2009 05:59:27 PM
This is awesome. Very convincing that this came from a peanut butter jar.
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10/07/2009 02:28:15 PM
=]
Very creative
And hilarious!

9
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10/07/2009 11:59:32 AM
hope this does well for you.
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10/07/2009 09:47:24 AM
great set up, hilarious shot, nicely lit. Is that a PVC tube? 8
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10/07/2009 06:30:54 AM
Creative concept. Points for creative POV.
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10/07/2009 03:08:59 AM
LOL great idea, well excuted!
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10/07/2009 02:36:12 AM
I love this!!
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10/07/2009 01:18:52 AM
omg.....so funny.....geat pov
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10/07/2009 12:07:11 AM
ok, I'm just looking through, I wasn't going to be voting. But this one is so clever and so different, I just had to give it a 10!!
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