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City of the Sea Goats
City of the Sea Goats
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Challenge: Zodiac II (Expert Editing)
Collection: Expert Challenges
Camera: Sony Alpha A55
Lens: Sony SAL 30M28 AF Macro
Location: Botanical Garden
Date: Sep 14, 2012
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2012

Reality is only a starting point. Using PhotoShop as my transport, I travel to the farthest reaches of my imagination & return with a memento of my journey, which I share with you.

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My starting point, captured using an ND filter so I could get the blur.

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Version #1 created with a Bear_Music Variation of the classic flip'n'blend.

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Version #2 created from #1 by adding 3 layers of Transform/Warp.

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Version #3 the result of changing the blending choices.

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Version #4 created from #3 by several layers of copy, Transform/Warp.

Final version created in SEP2. I have never tried to use the title to influence the viewer's experience before. I'm curious to see if it works out.

[Sep. 24th, 2012 09:15:36 AM]

It seems obvious to me. The symbol for Capricorn is a goat with a fish tail. I can see 4 sea-goats in this, swimming above an undersea city. I thought the title explained it all. I was wrong.

Thanks for the comments, the BLING, and the favs! I thought people would complain of the border. Oh, dear!

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 39
Avg (all users): 5.4454
Avg (commenters): 7.5455
Avg (participants): 6.1071
Avg (non-participants): 5.2418
Views since voting: 555
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 119
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/28/2012 01:02:26 PM
what a caprice, your sea goats! total abandon and energy, and congratulations to the dispensers of bling for blinging this up.
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09/28/2012 08:48:40 AM
Way to carry off most of the bling!
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09/28/2012 07:15:43 AM
I almost gave this my eye, too bad it would have gone nicely with all the other bling :) Great job.
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09/28/2012 02:28:38 AM
Art
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2012 11:55:04 PM
excellent... well framed.
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09/27/2012 11:41:00 PM
A visual treat

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09/27/2012 10:26:40 PM
haunted by goats. really great cubism.

Posthumous Blue Ribbon

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09/27/2012 08:02:30 PM
OUT OF THE BOX... DIFFERENT BUT SO DAM GOOD ... FROM SHEZ - NOW A FAVOURITE...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT...................

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21_F.gif SHERPET STAR AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE IN THIS BANANA CHALLENGE... FROM SHEZ

TWO YELLOWS THIS CHALLENGE AS I LOVED THEM BOTH EQUALLY.....

CONGRATULATIONS.............FROM SHEZ

Message edited by author 2012-09-28 01:30:57.
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09/27/2012 08:01:20 PM
wild cubism.
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09/27/2012 05:21:14 PM
Excellent abstract. Perhaps I have seen too much. Marijuana Joints and demonic faces and super beams of light.
You get one of these. Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_984308.jpg
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09/26/2012 11:28:12 AM
Regardless of what this scores, I think this would be one hell of a print. Such a cool abstract! Really is something that I can look at for a long time and not get bored of the image.

Well done. *fav'd*
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09/22/2012 04:40:12 PM
This is an excellent abstract. Doesn't fit the challenge very well, but it's an engaging photo.
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09/22/2012 01:47:31 PM
I can't tell what zodiac that is....
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09/21/2012 09:01:24 AM
Great abstract
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09/21/2012 03:50:54 AM
Definitely an interesting abstract image. Can't link it to the challenge, though.
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09/21/2012 12:48:00 AM
The title doesn't help as I don't know such a zodiac sign. It would have been better in colour. ;-)
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