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  #63 Song Lyrics / Song Titles
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No Milk Today       ©2009 Franz07
Panasonic DMC-LX3       11th place, 76 points
1/1000s, f6.3, ISO 80, 72mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Cropped and resized       Extra Info: Herman's Hermits - "No Milk Today"
The cat got there first...

Here is a link to the video clip:
Enjoy, have fun and don't forget to have a look into the other clips, shown right hand.
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Aug 26, 2009
    Hi everyone,
thank you very much for your votes and your nice comments.

Thanks Linda. I'm happy you liked it so much. This challenge was tough - and a big fun!

Aug 25, 2009
    Franz, I thought this would get a TT place for sure! Your 'confession' about the bottles made me laugh! Knowing they were so small only serves to make me even more impressed with your shot :)

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Aug 24, 2009
    It's getting late here and I would like to answer on some comments before the voting ends:
Jade O., thanks for your nice comment. I'm always happy and eased to get an appreciative comment from you.
ThingFish, Lo, Mepo, slieb25, thank you very much for your nice words.

Leanne, wow! Thanks a lot. Great to hear from you!
Una, thanks. Yes, I was on my knees for this shot ;-)

Rafael, oh many thanks! The picture was supposed to be funny. As a non native English speaker I was always sure that this was a funny song. Your explanations here and in the forum made me brooding about that... :-)

And finally Linda, your question discloses my whole cheating! ;-)
These are no milk bottles. And the delivery service is not common here in Germany - sadly. The bottles are actually spice glasses (found no other translation), only 10 centimeter tall. Had to find a good angle to make them look like big bottles. Sorry but I had no other equipment...

Aug 24, 2009
    Hi Billy, yes you are right. I felt exactly the same. Comparing it to the other pictures in the "all entries" list, made me think it was too dark (again), or not colorful enough...
And these awful cement blocks in the background. Yes Mepo, another loss.
But believe me, I tried brightening, saturation and boosting the contrast. This always made it look "strange" and unnatural.
Using another background (posing the bottles before the blue sky) took away the authentic look...
Finally I decided to enter it as is! It still fits the song, I believe. The song was in my mind from the first moment I read the challenges theme. I just searched for a way to bring this great childhood memory to the challenge.

Aug 24, 2009
    Didn't knew the song, but I happen to like it :-) very original song and pic for the theme, a nice idea!
Perhaps the pic needs a little more "punch", don't know how, maybe an extra contrast touch... but that is not a great fault and your pic goes to my T5, due to originality and nice composition and setting up, well done!

Aug 24, 2009
    OMG..I had a Herman's Hermits album when I was a kid that was played to death....Loved this song. Great pic, nice and sharp . Well exposed. My #1

Aug 23, 2009
    and the cat made a mess, LOL. The look of the spilled milk on the rock reminds me of rocks in a stream, nicely done.

Aug 23, 2009
    Good shot. I love the milk bottles and I especially like the milky footprints. Nice interpretation of the song. I don't like the cement blocks but am guessing you had no choice.

Aug 23, 2009
    A wonderful picture, a great match to the song, in my TT! (Did you lie on the floor?)

Aug 22, 2009
    The funniest shot in the challenge. Funny in a clever/interesting way. I have not looked up the lyrics but my memory of the song is that "there is no milk today because my lover has gone away (?)". This deconstructs that young man angst and turns it into a bit of middle aged whimsy. Love it. Technically the shot is also very well executed and composed. High TT for me.

Aug 22, 2009
    I remember the song well! I like this shot. It's nicely composed and very clear, with good detail, sharpness and exposure, and it fits the song title very well.

BTW, I've never seen milk bottles like those. Where was it taken?

Aug 22, 2009
    Love the paw marks leaving the scene of the crime - Nice take on the song title

Aug 22, 2009
    Clever idea to illustrate the song title and nicely executed.

Jade O.
Aug 21, 2009
    A nice study in contract and textures, nicely matched to a song, and a decent composition.
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