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Challenge: Motivational/Demotivational Poster (Expert Editing*)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Yarrow Point, Washington USA
Date: Sep 24, 2011
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 241 Seconds
Galleries: Humorous, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2011

Photographer’s Notes
This is fun. I love these poster challenges. And sometimes I get savaged in them.

My concept here is that as a gifted amateur, with a modicum of Photoshop experience, I impress my friends as a gifted photographer. It’s not that I’m that good, but rather, that their standards are that low. Hence the concept implemented here.

We see threads here from time to time; … I want to turn my photography hobby into a business. Well, I’ve actually done that, and it’s hard! But it’s paying for my kit.

So here is a photo that violates many of DPC’s unwritten rules: 1) Tilted horizon; 2) Poor focus; 3) Noise; … well you get the idea. I created all these sins on purpose for this photo … and yet I find myself liking the resulting image. Shit! It does at least have an awesome ‘rule of thirds’ composition.

I hope you, dear voter, voted early, and often, and HIGH!

Post Processing
• Convert From RAW (PSCS5 Camera Raw)
• Tilt (PSCS5)
• Crop (PSCS5)
• Blur (PSCS5)
• Noise (PSCS5)
• Expand Canvas (PSCS5 Canvas)
• Outline Image (PSCS5 Stroke Layer)
• Add Text (PSCS5 Multiple Text Layers)
• Resize (onOne Perfect Resize – formally Genuine Fractals)
• Save for Web (PSCS5)

Camera Data
• Date: 2011.09.24
• Camera: Nikon D3
• Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED
• ISO: 200
• Aperture: f/7.1
• Shutter: 241 Seconds

Statistics
Place: 37 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.1745
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2766
Views since voting: 2068
Views during voting: 470
Votes: 149
Comments: 31
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/23/2011 09:55:19 PM
Love it...I didn't get a chance to vote of this challenge....belated 10...Lol
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10/09/2011 09:37:35 AM
hilarious. deserved higher placement.
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10/07/2011 02:33:04 PM
I love that a photograph like this got a 6+ !!! I wonder if it has ever happened before...

Great idea, it was a 7 from me. :)
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10/07/2011 07:46:04 AM
Oh - so good!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2011 11:49:04 PM
7 for the funny
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10/06/2011 08:46:25 PM
ROFL!
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10/06/2011 12:09:08 PM
so wait......this looks like my daughter's boyfriend's picture........hahahah he's an accountant who stares at the computer all day...maybe that's why people who do FB think photos are great too......
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10/05/2011 09:18:40 PM
Love it!
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10/04/2011 06:17:37 PM
Love it!
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10/03/2011 08:54:58 AM
I LOVE IT!!
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10/03/2011 03:49:17 AM
Whahahah brilliant. Faved for future use as reference material :)
This is a risky entry, I see exactly what you've done here. No less powerful than some smarmy quote or eye-candy shot. Kudo's
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10/02/2011 06:54:28 PM
Ha ha ha, so true!
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10/02/2011 08:22:01 AM
wait- my friends are lying about my shots!??@!
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10/01/2011 11:35:30 PM
ha!
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10/01/2011 11:09:17 PM
Hehe. Best use of a blurry crappy pic I've ever seen. For this is works.
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10/01/2011 02:26:58 PM
Oh but this is awesome. 10!
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10/01/2011 02:10:14 PM
This one made me laugh!
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10/01/2011 01:19:58 PM
Hahahaha.
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10/01/2011 01:05:07 AM
Hahaha! Awesome!
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10/01/2011 12:51:36 AM
Ha! You're getting a 7. Love the sentiment!
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09/30/2011 09:15:02 PM
What a riot!
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09/30/2011 12:08:13 PM
classic.
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09/30/2011 10:45:39 AM
Funny. Don't really know how to score this. I see what you are getting at, but how do you score an intentional bad image?
I think I'll skip this one.
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09/30/2011 10:41:23 AM
8 for public lol
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09/30/2011 09:39:01 AM
HAHA!! This made me laugh :)
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09/30/2011 06:32:57 AM
LOL very funny!
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09/30/2011 05:04:02 AM
lol
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09/30/2011 02:34:51 AM
This is the worst photo I've ever given 10 to :)
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09/30/2011 01:36:58 AM
lol! 8
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09/30/2011 12:27:51 AM
Your poster made me laugh! Enjoyed it and would actually like to have this poster.
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09/30/2011 12:09:15 AM
An extra point for making me laugh
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