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Challenge: Coin Slot (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Oct 11, 2011
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2011



[Oct. 18th, 2011 03:51:11 PM]

With all the financial problems submerging many countries across the world, coming up with this piggy bank idea was quite natural. Unfortunately.

For this setup, I hang myself to a structure that I built around the photo's frame (2 big metallic trestles on the sides, and a large wooden beam above). The cable was cloned out (only a small portion above my head was visible). As for the moneybox, similarly, fishing lines were holding it in place. Feather wings were simply glued to it.

Lighting was as follows:
- A softbox above the pig so that the coin slot was well visible
- A speedlite under the pig to make the snout shine :)
- Another softbox on me, from upper left
- A reflector on the other side, to fill the shadows in
- A strobe with bowl on the background

Simple processing, nothing fancy, mostly some dodge/burning and curves adjustments.

Thank you all for the kind votes and comments, I'm grateful and glad some liked this shot!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 57
Avg (all users): 6.8333
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.1481
Avg (non-participants): 6.9592
Views since voting: 5038
Views during voting: 509
Votes: 174
Comments: 34
Favorites: 6 (view)


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10/25/2011 11:52:16 AM
Great shot excellent job you definatly deserved it!!! I love the lighting and overall look of this photo!
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10/23/2011 09:38:36 PM
Congratulations on another Blue for this wonderfully conceived, executed and PPed image! It made me LOL! :-D
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10/20/2011 01:20:45 AM
Originally posted by LevT:

Christophe, congrats on another win (which to me was obvious from the start of the voting week). Oh, by the way, check out this, you'll be pleased.


Thanks for the link Lev! This is an extract from the upcoming 1X "tutorial" book I believe. I knew I was featured in both the "standard" and "tutorial" 2011 books, but didn't know which photo they chose. Happy indeed :)

Oh, and congratulations to you too, I see you are on the published photographers list as well! So are 21.gif Brin, 21.gif orvaratli and 21_F.gif ursula, at least (sorry if I missed any other DPC member). Congratulations guys!

Message edited by author 2011-10-20 02:09:50.
10/19/2011 07:45:07 PM
Christophe, congrats on another win (which to me was obvious from the start of the voting week). Oh, by the way, check out this, you'll be pleased.
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10/19/2011 05:54:25 PM
I was mean this time and gave you *only* an 8, cause I knew I'd see it on the homepage. Well done and once again the staggering amount of work you put into your setups and lighting just leave me flabbergasted. Where on earth do you find the time?!

btw all you need now is to get a red in a challenge ending this week and you'll have an 17203.gif scalvert trifecta :-)
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10/19/2011 05:29:14 PM
You definitely have a talent. I love your work.
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10/19/2011 01:46:11 PM
Congratulations Christophe!! Very well deserved blue.
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10/19/2011 01:24:41 PM
You're damned imaginative. Well done.
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10/19/2011 11:27:58 AM
I was right it was front page !!! Congratulations once more,excellent stuff..
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10/19/2011 09:21:19 AM
Well deserved blue for sure. Congrats.
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10/19/2011 09:12:37 AM
Love your creativity, as always its an inspiration. Congrats on the blue!
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10/19/2011 07:50:23 AM
Congrats on another blue for your collection, Christophe!
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10/19/2011 06:43:26 AM
Love the facial expression!

Congrats on the blue!
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10/19/2011 01:54:50 AM
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

<insert Ken's stamp here>

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As usual, well earned!
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10/19/2011 01:06:33 AM
By far the best of the challenge. Congrats!!!
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10/19/2011 12:41:00 AM
you are seriously friggin amazing, just so u know that
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10/19/2011 12:15:39 AM
Wow. Good. I'm so glad you've won this. Makes my week so much easier, being on your team. :D

CONGRATULATIONS!

<insert Ken's stamp here>
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10/19/2011 12:06:18 AM
Easily the best in the challenge, congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2011 11:31:27 PM
Ha! Just thought I would peek in this gallery before rollover and this gave me a good laugh. And of course the capture is stellar too. Enjoy your new ribbon Christophe ;)
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10/18/2011 07:25:58 PM
Truly the class of the field, very creative and nicely done.
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10/18/2011 02:34:05 PM
The standard one has come to expect from you. Stand out winner.
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10/15/2011 08:08:42 AM
Great photo. Not really about the coin slot, itself, though.
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10/14/2011 10:37:29 AM
Its funny, and really clear
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10/14/2011 04:09:18 AM
Great concept. Perfect execution. Really no flaws whatsoever or anything that I would think about changing. Great job!
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10/14/2011 01:09:44 AM
AWESOME! Love it!
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10/13/2011 05:12:14 PM
Jeez, Christophe, be careful with that hammer! Now how did you hide the fishing line?
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10/12/2011 12:35:59 PM
Hi Christophe. Nice shoes :-)
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10/12/2011 12:12:05 PM
Wonder whose this is ? Another creative and high quality image. Front page material.
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10/12/2011 11:22:26 AM
As usual, your shot is in a league all its own.
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10/12/2011 10:04:00 AM
I wonder who this could be ;-)
My only critique is it doesn't look like you are looking at the piggy bank. Otherwise great, as usual. (voting later)
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10/12/2011 09:31:46 AM
omg pink floyd didn't lie pigs can fly!!! this is awesome
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10/12/2011 08:55:16 AM
good hammer choice. excellent work.
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10/12/2011 06:08:55 AM
Pigs will fly if this doesn't end up on the front page.
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10/12/2011 12:48:49 AM
What can I say, I just love your work. Nicely done, as usual. 10
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