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Challenge: Feet (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Monroe, CT
Date: Aug 8, 2004
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Humorous, Sports
Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2004

My oldest daughter wanted to be in a challenge, so here she is (in a way). I painted her foot with water-based pastel crayons, then taped the shoelaces on in pieces. I posed her in front of a soccer goal at the local park and snapped away with a 70-200mm f/4 lens.

Processing: Cropped, rotated, USM, levels, shadow/highlight filter. Saturation boost overall, and shifted the yellow for a better grass color. I cloned out the tape edges and one stray blade of grass. Cloned in some missing paint on the bottom of two toes. A little burning and dodging on the "shoe."

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 134
Avg (all users): 7.3191
Avg (commenters): 8.7857
Avg (participants): 7.2289
Avg (non-participants): 7.3905
Views since voting: 13939
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 188
Comments: 55
Favorites: 29 (view)


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05/18/2006 11:12:29 PM
So very cool and well done.
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08/19/2004 02:26:46 PM
This is a really fun shot, Shannon. Congratulations!
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08/18/2004 07:19:08 PM
Great job, great idea, and congradulations on your ribbon
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08/17/2004 09:51:13 PM
Thats right! great job- Go Connecticut!
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08/17/2004 10:29:01 AM
cool photo
great creativity!!!!
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08/17/2004 06:12:30 AM
What a creation......full of originality. Congrats.......
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08/16/2004 08:42:52 PM
I do believe that red is your color, Shannon! Congrats! ;o)
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08/16/2004 08:00:21 PM
I love the originality here! Congrats!!
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08/16/2004 05:31:09 PM
Congratulations!!! Your amazing creativity, sense of humor and imagination are inspiring.
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08/16/2004 03:26:50 PM
Hey, if painting models is good enough for kiwiness, who am I to argue? Thanks for your comments everybody!

I must admit I'm a little embarrassed that this won. The light is really flat (overcast day), the foot position is awkward, and I could have done a more realistic job with painting seams, etc., but 6-year-old models aren't very patient. I suppose missing the blue by .002 is fair punishment. ;-)
08/16/2004 01:05:32 PM
What a clever idea!! Worked out well for you too, congratulations.
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08/16/2004 07:28:44 AM
You're having an awesome couple of months! Great job, Shannon! Keep it up.
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08/16/2004 05:16:38 AM
Good composition, alot of work went into it. Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/16/2004 03:17:32 AM
you only take red ones? ;)
Congrats Great picture :) Great job making this shoe!
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08/16/2004 12:53:20 AM
Scalvert: I am jumping for joy on your behalf. Man, are you good ! I am so proud of you and so very happy for you. A super idea and very well executed. Above all, a most interesting image with multi-level rings of nuances. A smashing and oustanding accomplishment back to back with your Home, Sweet Hole.

You see, when you have talent it just has to come out.

Congratulations on your blue and open the champagne and now your wife will say, "Honey, I thought you were crazy... but hey, you are my genius"
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08/16/2004 12:26:13 AM
Excellent! Congrats!
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08/16/2004 12:23:36 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! I laughed out loud when I saw this one. Great creative endeavor!!
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08/16/2004 12:14:32 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Clever, and well carried out!
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08/16/2004 12:08:25 AM
Very well done. Congratulatons on your ribbon.

ALice
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08/16/2004 12:05:03 AM
Oh this one was an effort.
Had to look at it a bit see what all took place.
Well Done Shannon!
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08/16/2004 12:04:47 AM
Creativity plus!!!!!!!!!!
Awesome image. You have a lot to be proud of!
Congratulations on your ribbon!
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08/16/2004 12:02:56 AM
Another ribbon! congrats :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/14/2004 01:27:50 AM
Cool. I love this. I would love to see a "How did they do that" on this photo.
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08/13/2004 12:41:46 PM
Dang, That's funny!
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08/13/2004 09:56:21 AM
Extremely clever. Had to look hard, and noticed the creativity. Nice shot.
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08/13/2004 01:08:32 AM
This one is awesome, nice DOF. Looks like you went through a lot of trouble getting the foot to look so much like a shoe! 10
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08/12/2004 07:37:30 PM
10. My favorite pic in this challenge. Good luck!
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08/12/2004 11:44:48 AM
Easily the best of the bunch ... great job! ... 10
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08/11/2004 08:24:00 PM
wow .. great idea (10)
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08/11/2004 06:21:31 PM
Very creative,10
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08/11/2004 06:02:26 AM
Didn't catch it was just a foot the first time I saw this, had to look at it again. Without a doubt the most original and creative photo in the challenge. imo

Good luck in the challenge.
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08/10/2004 04:00:30 PM
I liked this photo when I thought it was shoe on the thumbnail, but my thoughts went up on it when i saw that the shoe was painted on.
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08/10/2004 10:49:51 AM
great shot, worthy of the double-take.
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08/10/2004 08:57:22 AM
Can't get better then this…10
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08/10/2004 05:42:46 AM
Clearly some effort has gone into this one. It's well shot with good DOF, but you're suffering only from a lack of strong directional light to lift the shot out of blandness. Probably nothing you could do though
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08/10/2004 01:31:53 AM
Interesting...not sure if it's painted or what? But it works.
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08/09/2004 09:14:21 PM
Oh so clever, oh so kool! 10
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08/09/2004 09:05:12 PM
Strangest foot/shoe I've ever seen! Hope you go places with this one.
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08/09/2004 08:49:32 PM
Well done, interesting, and unique. One of the top 3.
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08/09/2004 07:24:08 PM
Amazing !! Did you glue the laces ?
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08/09/2004 07:00:50 PM
really original, well done (9)
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08/09/2004 06:53:53 PM
great shot , good composition, great colors
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08/09/2004 06:32:57 PM
nice imagination. very cool.
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08/09/2004 05:38:08 PM
This is extremely creative. I love tis photo. This is one of my favorites. Great job.
dc
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08/09/2004 04:06:37 PM
This one is really clever - but I wonder how many people won't notice the paint and just click by too quickly?
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08/09/2004 12:08:57 PM
This is a Great idea. I really like how you put the strings straight onto the feet. The ball is very scintillating, and the image is very colorful. Your title completes it; very cleaver.
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08/09/2004 12:07:56 PM
winner - for sure '10'
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08/09/2004 10:58:51 AM
Cool use of bodypaint. I hope those laces aren't glued on...
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08/09/2004 03:49:16 AM
Really cool idea. I like the painting and the laces. I guess you forgot to paint a sock ;)

(8) Good luck...
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08/09/2004 01:11:04 AM
Wow. That's an awesome idea. I wish the photograph itself was a little more powerful. It could use a levels and curves adjustment or something to give it more impact. I think it will do quite well nonetheless.9
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08/09/2004 01:09:44 AM
Almost missed the truth of this shot. Good job! Hats off to the artist as well
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08/09/2004 12:54:12 AM
Awesome! Extremely creative, made me take a double... no, triple take! Witty title, too. Probably would've been cool if there's some motion involved, such as the ball being kicked by the foot. But still, this is a very good shot!
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08/09/2004 12:36:07 AM
You rock... this is so creative. Can't wait to read how the laces were attached. A 10 in my book. Great job!
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08/09/2004 12:33:04 AM
very cool
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08/09/2004 12:31:48 AM
Very oringinal.
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