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Challenge: After The Party (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: So Cal
Date: Jan 29, 2012
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2012

SB800 with 6x8 Fototix Softbox camera right on counter.
Shooting straight up to spread the light to have shadows fall directly below.

ACR adjustments on layer two, blended
Tonemapping on layer 3 with opacity adjusted.
Into LR3 for Exp, Detail, and Vignette adjustments before output

Thanks for looking and any detailed critiques.

Place: 2 out of 61
Avg (all users): 6.8344
Avg (commenters): 8.5625
Avg (participants): 6.9310
Avg (non-participants): 6.8125
Views since voting: 4506
Views during voting: 464
Votes: 157
Comments: 40
Favorites: 4 (view)

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02/12/2012 12:24:08 PM
great detail, the kicked open door/crime scene photo feeling is super, even from the low perspective. congrats.
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02/09/2012 10:04:12 AM
Congrats, Paul! Fabulous attention to detail
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02/09/2012 06:34:09 AM
Been there too many times. Urrgh.. Awesome image; a much deserved ribbon.
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02/09/2012 12:41:55 AM
thanks everyone for the nice words and commentary.
This is such an inspiring group of photographers and digital artists here.
As a relative new-comer, I'm glad this talented group enjoyed the image.
Thankyou again!
02/08/2012 09:04:26 PM
I'm sure this is a bit TOO reminiscent for some. It's quite hilarious.
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02/08/2012 08:56:05 PM
This one is hilarious - I just love what is in the shower
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02/08/2012 05:43:24 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

It's really tough to critique a ribbon wnner but I'll try :-)

I love this shot, and not just because I also shoot Nikon! It's funny, I think most of us can relate to this on some plane or another. The use of red/black/silver items scattered throughout the frame in a fairly plain setting, the tight vertical crop, the facelessness of the model (not to mention fearlessness too), the figure in the shower stall, the lighting...all just adds to a perfect storm imho.

And clearly the voters and commenters enjoyed it too. Keep up the creativity and good work!

Feel free to PM me,

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02/08/2012 11:58:48 AM
Great job, this is so deja vu. Oh God lol
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02/08/2012 11:55:13 AM
great composition, Paul, congratulations on your first ribbon! (should've been blue if not for those 1s and 2s, but red is fitting well :)).
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02/08/2012 11:45:32 AM
Congratulations to you.
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02/08/2012 10:24:31 AM
Love the tones and the weird thing in the shower. And the shamelessness of it all as well. =)

alternate title: "Here's to the red, white and blue".
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02/08/2012 07:57:12 AM
Originally posted by posthumous:

7 for sheer balz (luckily hidden from camera)

Congratulations on your ribbon. Fabulous shot. Above comment cracks me up.
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02/08/2012 03:51:49 AM
Congrats! Very well executed.
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02/08/2012 02:29:52 AM
great bit...
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02/08/2012 02:26:45 AM
WD on the Red :) Hope you've recovered enough to celebrate your victory with a scotch hehe.

Message edited by author 2012-02-24 01:29:14.
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02/08/2012 01:46:26 AM
LOL, brilliant. What the hell is with 5 1s and 5 2s from "voters" Sorry the trolls robbed you of the Blue Ribbon.
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02/08/2012 12:39:32 AM
i like that the clown mask is the only face visible and i can imagine the clown thinking "what a fool". nice one, congratulations.
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02/08/2012 12:20:01 AM
You need to seek help.

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02/08/2012 12:12:35 AM
Wow, Paul, look at you! Way to introduce yourself on DPC, my dgrin.com friend! Big congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2012 11:42:13 PM
Beautiful (not)...and brave entry. 10.
02/07/2012 09:07:31 PM
7 for sheer balz (luckily hidden from camera)
02/07/2012 10:38:24 AM
Interesting photo, lots of detail, appropriate color editing. I think I might have gotten rid of a few of the red cups, but it does add a lot to the insanity of the image.
02/07/2012 07:06:56 AM
Awesome! Had to bump it to a 9.
02/07/2012 04:16:27 AM
My Red... 9
02/06/2012 11:41:32 PM
02/06/2012 03:42:16 PM
Too funny!
02/04/2012 10:08:09 PM
02/04/2012 04:25:46 PM
Nice... I'm guessing folks are either loving it, or hating it. I would think you're getting tons of comments. Bumping to a 10.
(Actually, first thing I thought of was "Red SOLO Cup" by Toby Keith.)
02/03/2012 11:10:59 PM
OH my gosh, this is hilarious! The toilet paper really makes it!! Perfect!
02/03/2012 09:11:41 AM
02/02/2012 07:53:54 PM
1st Place, front pager for me in this competition... Hilarious... and the Nikon hat seals the deal... to you sir I give a hearty LOL... and a 10.
02/02/2012 02:49:50 PM
crazy! lol!
02/02/2012 12:48:59 PM
Good stuff,certainly fits the challenge.
02/01/2012 04:13:25 PM
This is classic.
02/01/2012 01:49:04 PM
My favorite in the challenge. Made me laugh!
02/01/2012 12:24:24 PM
And you chose Nikon for a product placement in this image because...?

And why was everyone drinking in the bathroom...
02/01/2012 06:23:31 AM
This actually happened to me once (not proud of it lol).
02/01/2012 01:42:34 AM
I can not stop staring at this, this is amazing. I'll probably come back to make more comments. It's just tooooo good. I don't remember the last time I laughed out loud at a photo on this site!
02/01/2012 01:12:27 AM
hahahahaha love it. this is hilarious. and all too familiar (not me, my husband... haha)
02/01/2012 12:53:00 AM
Oh Dear Lord, I give YOU ARE THE MASTER!!! ROFLMAO and crying from laughter

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