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Challenge: Stranger In A Strange Land II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: My Home, Dubai
Date: Aug 29, 2012
Aperture: F 3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/3s
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2012

In future, there shall be a research lab dedicated to revive the extinct flora to regain the lost paradise due to human greed. This photograph is my humble attempt to create the scenario in present times when a plant is generated artificially and the process of monitoring it's growth pattern in controlled environment with electronic aid for plant growth.

I have used DVD Player circuit board for electronic circuit, Mint leaves for plant and wet wheat dough for providing support to the plant and replicate plantation base. Tea dust is duplicated for soil.

Levels, color fill, Brightness/Contrast were adjusted, silver FX used for B/W effect.

Place: 16 out of 73
Avg (all users): 6.0435
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9459
Avg (non-participants): 6.0897
Views since voting: 535
Views during voting: 241
Votes: 115
Comments: 5
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09/07/2012 05:07:47 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club:

Three 10s and a good number of 7+ scores, you hit a number of people's sweet spots with this shot. It's executed pretty well and your selective desaturation is done with great precision. Is it necessary though? The scene may have worked better if you had allowed the plant to merge with the board through shared coloration.

Your depth of field and associated precise focus is highly effective and isolates the plant well. Well enough not to need the desat for emphasis.

Overall, this is effective and well executed but the desat is a polariser.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2012 02:56:04 PM
Oh awesome! Love this. I dont like the selective desaturation though. I think a green circuit board woudlve worked well looking like a plant in the wrong kind of jungle. Still, I give it a 9
09/01/2012 01:52:46 PM
10 - wonderfully creative
09/01/2012 07:50:01 AM
Nice idea - interesting that this actually justifies selective desat! Rare, that.
08/31/2012 12:33:37 AM
Plant City!

Fur sure. :D

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