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Lens Flare with her  Point & Shoot Firepower
Lens Flare with her Point & Shoot Firepower

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Superpowers II (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Outdoors on porch
Date: May 22, 2012
Aperture: 4.00
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Digital Art, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2012


Added 6/2/2012 :
Thanks for all the lovely comments and votes. I appreciate it.

Lens Flare is a character I created awhile back to be featured in a AE storyline in the online City of Heroes game. So of course her secret I.D. is a photographer:-)

Yes, that is me. That is my bow and my hair does not have that fire flowing goodness:-). I am wearing the same red wig I used for Merry Sunshine My shirt is a colorblock compression shirt that can be found at any sporting goods store....seriously some of these shirts look like superhero attire.

I had to make sure that I did not release the arrow and shoot out the top of our sliding glass door on our back porch where I was pointing it. I did not want to point the other way because that would have meant pointing at our neighbor's yards. I'm sure the neighbors really think I am nuts now.... It's not really good to draw the string of the bow the many times I did and not allow it full release. And yes, it does annoy me that I did not draw my bow properly, but bringing the draw back up to my cheek did not look good for the 'comic book action'. Argh I realized I did not use a proper 3 finger pull!

The fire aspect to the hair and arrow were created from fireball flames created with hairspray and a candle flame...something I would advocate doing EXTREMELY carefully because it almost got out of hand.

The backdrop...it is the casing on my excercise bike. . And here I thought I was going to have to scour the city for some 'futuristic' or Avenger's high tech looking building! I love thinking out of the box:-)

Lens Flare's Reticle was created from pictures I took of bolts & screws, one of my Cannon Lens Caps, a portion of the arrow blade for target sight, a portion of the decorative casing on the exercise bike and the bottom end of the a pilsner glass.

Place: 8 out of 48
Avg (all users): 6.5159
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.6207
Avg (non-participants): 6.4845
Views since voting: 1553
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 126
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/03/2012 07:27:44 AM
Great shot and well done on achieving a very futuristic feel to it. Love the detail in the bow and the flames are well done.

Red's your colour it suits you :)

Congrats on Top Ten.
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06/01/2012 01:46:19 PM
Beautifully done!! Congrats on the top ten. :)
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06/01/2012 01:57:21 AM
You're badass!
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06/01/2012 12:05:26 AM
Excellent vision and execution!
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06/01/2012 12:03:58 AM
Very underrated image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/31/2012 07:35:03 PM
Beautiful image; love the surreal animaation look. Good job. (voted earlier)
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05/31/2012 06:25:43 AM
This was in my top 5 - gave it a 9 - I think it's awesome!
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05/30/2012 12:44:25 PM
A very nice image. Deserving of high marks. If I had any criticism it would be the lighting, particularly on the face. I think if there was a little more light it would create a more visually striking image. Was on the fence between 7 and 8 on this, but comparing it to some of the other entries... 8 for sure lol
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05/27/2012 04:53:41 PM
This almost looks CGI and that's a compliment. Cool image.
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05/25/2012 07:40:48 PM
This is really well done. Reminds me of the movie "Brave" that my daughter is so excited to see. I bravely bestow a 10 upon thee.
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05/25/2012 09:14:58 AM
Totally cool idea. Love the hair.
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