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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.

POST-
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.

Statistics
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,

Susan
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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.

LOL!
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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
Ha!
02/06/2012 03:42:16 PM
Too funny!
02/04/2012 10:08:09 PM
EWWWW
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
ROFL
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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