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HarveyG

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Challenge: Triptych III (Basic Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG for Nikon
Location: At home, South Africa
Date: Oct 16, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2.5s to 1/3s
Galleries: Humorous, Nude
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2009

I'm chewing my nails...Must have read the confusing Triptych III forum thread 100 times. Also the Triptych III Rule Change Admin Announcements.

I've had this idea in my head for a long time, at least since the birth of my son in 2003. Probably a bit risqué but no visible nudity so let's see if the humour is appreciated. If it wasn't for DPC it might never have seen the light of day.

1 hour setup, 2 hour shoot with my patient wife and son (he was only called in for the last shot of the three of us together). 3 hours PP.
40 odd shots under a single 100w Halogen above our feet, (I used no hotshoe flash(es), no studio lights, no softboxes, no backdrops etc for this). 25 useful shots, chose 3. The 2nd (middle) pic was the hardest to pull off, showing motion...hehe.
Shot in RAW, B+W
For each image:
1. Output each NEF (RAW) file from Nikon ViewNX.
2. Cropped and Resized.
3. Curves (to remove white bedsheet creases in background) which created horrible blown toes, dreadful hot spots and may cause the entry to bomb.
4. Canvas Resize to create borders.
5. USM.
6. Drag and dropped images onto new rear black background and aligned, left a slightly larger left and right border than top and bottom to "appear" less square.
7. SFW in new 720x720 size and <200kb for this challenge.
8. Pray I did it right and don't get DQ'd!

This image is © copyrighted 2009 by Harvey Grohmann. Publication is strictly forbidden and protected by law. To obtain pricing and consent contact me via Photocommission.com

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 149
Avg (all users): 6.8238
Avg (commenters): 7.6486
Avg (participants): 6.7600
Avg (non-participants): 6.8495
Views since voting: 11331
Views during voting: 630
Votes: 261
Comments: 70
Favorites: 37 (view)


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10/18/2011 09:25:55 AM
Best thing about that image is the motion blur in the second image ;-)
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08/14/2011 07:41:34 AM
Ha, pragtig!
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05/03/2011 12:26:36 AM
hey harvey .. long time no talk .. !!
i saw this in pick your fav pic and opened it up to have another look .. mainly to see the title coz i couldnt rememnber it .. i thought i'd made a comment for sure when i saw it ages ago but apparently i hadnt ..
anyway .. it is a brilliant imaginative and humorous triptych .. i particularly love the motion blur in the middle one .. reckon the toes on the outer feet should'v been curled over tho .. !! .. :)
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11/29/2009 06:35:35 PM
This is hilarious! It reminds me of a water color my wife and I have on the wall entitled "Menage a Trois." The artist painted a bed from the same perspective as this photo with two pairs of feet pointing up as in the third of your three photos and the face of a Labrador Retriever peeking out from under the sheets between the two pairs of feet and facing the artist/viewer. I've wanted to submit a photo version of that painting for years but have never done it. Really nice. I will comment, however, that it is unfortunate that in picture #2, only one set of feet are moving!
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11/25/2009 01:11:15 PM
Great idea and an excellent result! Good choice of b/w and fun to look at. Well deserved honorable mention!
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11/08/2009 07:17:43 PM
I love this! Wonderful creativity!
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11/01/2009 03:51:22 PM
Congrats, This image was my absolute favorite, Keep up the creatively fun work.
Dale
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11/01/2009 11:27:49 AM
This is a terrific image, from concept to execution.
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10/31/2009 04:33:26 AM
Thank you again to all the recent comments and faves. I sincerely appreciate your effort and trouble to respond to my entry. I have checked all your profiles and have discovered some absolutely wonderful photographers and photo's from your profiles.
10/30/2009 08:50:01 PM
Congrats on the HM! Great concept.
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10/30/2009 01:31:06 PM
Excellent!
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10/29/2009 10:46:52 PM
Glorious/1 Congrats on top 5!
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10/29/2009 07:07:41 AM
I love it!!!
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10/28/2009 09:45:17 PM
WOW - how friggin creative is that??? LOVE this!!
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10/28/2009 02:40:52 PM
One of my top pics on the challenge. I gave you 9 simply because I didn’t realize that motion blur was intentional. I should’ve spent a bit more time to study the image. Sorry for that.

Nevertheless, congrats with a great score and well deserved placement.
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10/28/2009 12:18:58 PM
Love the "motion" - I did indeed notice that during voting and appreciated that it was probably intentional! Nicely done and I'm very glad your efforts were rewarded with a great score and honorable mention!
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10/28/2009 10:08:26 AM
Very fun and creative. Funny that some didn't undestand the blur on the feet in the 2nd pic!!! LOL
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10/28/2009 07:31:37 AM
LOL! Love the "motion" part of the story ;-)) Very creative idea and well done. Many congrats on your HM, Harvey.
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10/28/2009 06:58:09 AM
My favourite in this challenge for its creativity. Congrats on the HM.
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10/28/2009 05:47:01 AM
great humor here - made me smile
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10/28/2009 05:04:12 AM
Congrats on the 5th. This shot stood out for me. It really had me laughing.
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10/28/2009 04:31:27 AM
brillant idea, congrats on the HM. If you had cared a little more for the lighting this probably would have won...
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10/28/2009 03:56:38 AM
very very very cute idea!
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10/28/2009 02:19:35 AM
Great job! Congrats on 5th!
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10/28/2009 12:45:05 AM
Just BRILLIANT!!! Had a great laugh with this one & CONGRATS on the Top 5
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10/28/2009 12:39:34 AM
Good stuff! The motion blur of the male foot is very disturbing! ;)
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10/28/2009 12:38:06 AM
Great shot Harvey. Congrats on the high score and placement. I really love this pic. Oh and Sara gave a good hearty chuckle when she saw it.
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10/28/2009 12:29:04 AM
Thx all for your votes 21 x 10's! , 43! much appreciated during voting comments, Faves and Wish List. I was hoping to trounce Eyewave but alas my score dwindled in the last 3 days from a 6.9338 to 6.7940. Quite a lot of voters got the motion blur but a lot didn't, I guess they must still be virgins ;) Hehe! The fact that I got more views, comments during voting than the top four and more 10's than 2nd, 3rd, 4th tells me a lot! So do the 1's, 3's and 4's, probably for the blur, hot feet.

Message edited by author 2009-11-02 03:54:49.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2009 05:20:02 PM
excellent
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10/25/2009 11:21:58 PM
lol...love it!
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10/25/2009 07:21:03 PM
ROFL I wish the two feet in the middle weren't so blurred, oh wait, they are moving. HAHAHAHAHA
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10/25/2009 06:10:30 PM
love the shots, but I really wish the middle ones weren't moving. 7 anyway, but might have been up to a 9 without the blur.
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10/25/2009 02:51:25 PM
Extremely funny - this gets a 10 from me!
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10/25/2009 01:27:12 PM
I love it! Very creative and well done!
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10/25/2009 07:08:42 AM
Close to disturbing details on that central image. Tee hee. Points a-plenty.
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10/24/2009 09:30:21 PM
Points for the laugh!
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10/24/2009 11:14:30 AM
Hilarious! At first I thought the blur on the toes in the middle frame was accidental.... then I remembered what that 1+1 thing is... very good!
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10/24/2009 03:34:19 AM
Awesome! I like the humour very much - cheers! Shame about the reflections off the "top" pair of feet in the second frame, but the action blur is nicely suggestive! Expect 9s-10s from the foot-fetish crowd ;-)
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10/23/2009 06:34:37 PM
Fantastic idea. The middle shot's feet are a little to washed out, but I like that it gets the notion of movement across. I'm giving this a 9, my highest score so far.
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10/23/2009 02:37:16 PM
LOL, this is great. Too bad about the blur in th middle frame. Maybe its what you were going for, but I think it stands out too much.
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10/23/2009 12:12:41 PM
Smart! - i like the bit of blur on the middle picture - nice touch!
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10/22/2009 04:02:24 PM
Good thought here but the feet in the center pic are blurred
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10/22/2009 10:45:58 AM
Great series. Funny too!
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10/22/2009 10:18:48 AM
BRILLIANT!
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10/22/2009 09:45:38 AM
lol
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10/21/2009 09:54:36 PM
Cute. Nicely done. A bit hot on the middle feed in the middle pane.
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10/21/2009 09:39:32 PM
Very funny and inventive. I don't know if it's intentional but I especially like the blur in the second picture.
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10/21/2009 08:46:45 PM
Great idea and execution.. Made me laugh too!
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10/21/2009 07:54:05 PM
This is an awesome photo.... made me howl out laughing. An instant classic.
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10/21/2009 07:21:17 PM
GREAT idea!! I also like the BW choice!! Congratulations! The best until now, IMO!
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10/21/2009 05:54:02 PM
this is one of the most creative ideas in the challenge so far.. reminds me of this blog post //niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/ - 8
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10/21/2009 05:52:28 PM
very creative and entertaining! just wish the feet on the middle photo were not overexposed.
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10/21/2009 02:01:00 PM
Ha....great image and 'story'.
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10/21/2009 01:19:56 PM
ADORABLE story!
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10/21/2009 12:23:19 PM
This is an exceptional set of images. Perfect title for this submission, it cracked me up.
Keep up the awesome work and creativity.

Tech
Creativity 3 of 3
Composition 3 of 3
Lighting and Contrast = Perfect.
Overall Project 3 of 3
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10/21/2009 12:06:43 PM
wonderful story!!
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10/21/2009 12:05:27 PM
Haha! This is hilarious. I really like the motion blur in the second one, hehe. (no vote)
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10/21/2009 09:59:26 AM
Love this! Very funny, simple, and well-done.
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10/21/2009 08:14:56 AM
Oh I saw this (or something like it) somewhere before, very cute.
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10/21/2009 08:14:18 AM
LOL! Great effort.
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10/21/2009 08:11:29 AM
Hilarious !!
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10/21/2009 07:55:27 AM
That's funny
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10/21/2009 07:23:39 AM
HAHAHAHA LOVE IT!
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10/21/2009 07:18:09 AM
Great 'concept' ! Well this made me smile this morning - thanks! Just has to be a ribbon winner.
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10/21/2009 06:18:45 AM
I think you'll get plenty of comments on the middle picture being over-exposed. Still a wonderful idea. 7
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10/21/2009 05:52:10 AM
great idea and funny. However the execution is holding this back. The lighting on the 2nd picture is blown, sharpness could be better overall. would have liked to see the whole bed frame in the picture and more picture overall.
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10/21/2009 03:08:57 AM
gotta knock a point off for the blur on the middle pic. ...hey, those arent't the same feet as in the last pic. uh oh. :P
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10/21/2009 01:14:34 AM
That is really story-telling triptych and very funny. I only wish the feet on the middle image were in focus. 9
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10/21/2009 12:36:46 AM
tee hee. cute!
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10/21/2009 12:32:47 AM
What happened to the middle shot?
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