po(r)t(r)a(i)to by ltodd

po(r)t(r)a(i)to

I can not decide if the sale of the original potato photo, or Rosie Kerr's take on it ( http://365project.org/rosiekerr/365/2016-01-29 ) is the more hilarious!!
http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/27141/the-million-dollar-challenge has the full discussion.

"Yes Mr Grocer, this is a large potato. Don't all your customers take ten minutes selecting a single potato to buy? Viewing it from every possible angle and carefully considering the light reflecting qualities of the attached dirt for each one?
Poor man, ...in the past I have asked to swap pears after he 'helpfully' pulled the stalks off the fruit for me, bought the 'broken' loaf of rustic bread he was throwing out, and even asked permission to take a photo of the row of tomato sauce bottles on the shelves. I wonder what he would make of this...

This is a scarf draped around the potato placed in front of a red pillowcase. The tiny bit of hair poking in is a little bit cloned in from Steve McCurry's iconic image http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photographers/afghan-girl-cover.html

Thanks @rosiekerr for giving me such a huge laugh this afternoon!!
January 30th, 2016  
very creative!
January 30th, 2016  
You nailed it!!!! Great idea.
January 30th, 2016  
Awesome!!
January 30th, 2016  
Tres elegant!
January 30th, 2016  
Cool!
January 30th, 2016  
You've made the potato look quite elegant!
January 30th, 2016  
Oh, this is great... hair, too! Your's is a much more elegant take on the challenge and I love the scarf. Very creative and fun result.
January 30th, 2016  
Very creative, and love the scarf!
January 30th, 2016  
Too funny...awesome!
January 30th, 2016  
Oh this is amazing - I just love this Lyn! You gave the potato such personality and I can see the nod from the Afghan Girl image... I never thought I'd fav a potato image but you nailed it, this is great!
January 30th, 2016  
@kerosene I did spend some time studying the positioning, lighting & colours in McCurrys shot. Anyone watching me 'pose' 'her , and then sculpt the light using an led torch, would have thought me crazy! :)
January 30th, 2016  
Absolutely brilliant :)
January 30th, 2016  
Lol!! A superb image! Definitely deserving of the million dollar price!!
January 30th, 2016  
Very very classy. I'd love to see the look on the green grocers face if he saw this photo.
Thanks for the giggle
January 31st, 2016  
Well you sure made me laugh
January 31st, 2016  
So Clever!
January 31st, 2016  
This is so brilliant! Most elegant potato ever.
January 31st, 2016  
I love this!! I love how your brain tries really hard to see a face in the potato
February 1st, 2016  
@carla42 :) yes know what you mean! I was initially going to edit in some human features, but it just did not look as good. thanks for the follow. :)
February 1st, 2016  
Brilliant, ROFLMAO!
February 4th, 2016  
shows the anonymity, or facelessness of the humble potato and made me laugh. i like it.
February 4th, 2016  
This is so realistic it's surreal!
February 6th, 2016  
Absolutely brilliant and FAV
February 6th, 2016  
Yes!brilliant!!!
February 11th, 2016  
Congratulations on the win! I knew it was a winner when I saw it!
February 11th, 2016  
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