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Quantum Uncertainty
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Yes or No? (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: New Jersey
Date: Sep 4, 2012
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/5
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2012

Is the cat alive?

Yes AND No according to quantum uncertainty theory, if applied to macroscopic reality. The cat's state will not be settled until an observer looks inside.

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single capture; lettering not added in pp

initial processing using Capture NX2
-straighten
-brightness/contrast
-unsharp mask
-crop

additional adjustments using Color Efex Pro
-Film Effects: Vintage
-Classic Soft Focus

final touch up in Capture NX2
-spot edit/blur to remove scratches in background, soften corner shadows, and minimize reflection of text
-adjust brightness, contrast, color balance/saturation
-crop, size, and save for DPC

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 78
Avg (all users): 6.0648
Avg (commenters): 8.1500
Avg (participants): 6.2121
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 574
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 108
Comments: 23
Favorites: 2 (view)


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AuthorThread
09/12/2012 11:14:26 PM
Originally posted by posthumous:

Q: Is the cat in the box?
A: Yes


I thought you were removing the uncertainty by showing the claw marks.
09/12/2012 03:35:02 AM
This should have easily ribboned (or are we on dpc?))
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2012 09:41:31 PM
yup 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2012 08:19:03 AM
Q: Is the cat in the box?
A: Yes
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2012 06:06:16 PM
Yes, the cat is dead because it's been in the box since 1935.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2012 01:10:42 PM
+2 for a great reference :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/09/2012 03:09:53 PM
great concept elegantly exucuted

ribbon from me

my guess at 50% wont get it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/08/2012 10:53:01 AM
Question: is my cat still alive? Answer: yes and no, 50-50.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/07/2012 04:05:38 PM
I like the contrast.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/07/2012 02:14:36 AM
Q: Is the cat alive or dead? A: Both - the box is still sealed.
Excellent, thoughtful interpretation of the challenge... however, in it's current state, it does not have a yes or no answer :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/06/2012 09:10:55 PM
I LOVE this! Top 3 hopefully?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/06/2012 05:55:24 PM
Gibt es ein Katz? Ja wohl.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/06/2012 05:32:20 PM
Kudos to sticking to theme. Its so simple yet brilliant. It has perspective, prefect color palette, tells a fair amount of story. Thanks for not mentioning/showing the cat :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/06/2012 03:50:02 PM
A: Yes
Q: Is the cat alive?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/06/2012 12:55:24 PM
Is there a cat in that box? Nice lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/06/2012 10:23:15 AM
#1.
I probably would have left out the claw marks, but you have to lead others fairly strongly or they'll miss the obvious reference. This was the best idea in the challenge, and to be frank, I'm kind of disappointed I didn't think of it having a PhD in physics.

Answering the question we'd have to peek inside, but we'll only see one of the superpositions.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2012 05:50:57 PM
Should be the winner as it is perfectly reflects the challenge. Also, it is so far beyond the average contribution in this challenge, it should win by default.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2012 05:42:28 PM
We will never know ..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2012 04:37:43 PM
As a scientist, I like it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2012 04:27:05 PM
Answer: No
Question: Would Erwin bother to cut air holes in the side of the box if there wasn't something alive inside?

Really like the simplicity of the shot, in addition to the curiosity it arouses.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2012 04:23:27 PM
Q: Did you steal Schroedinger's Cat?
A: No, It' might be in the box, or not..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2012 10:44:06 AM
HAHAHAHAHAH, LOVE THIS! Hope to see it on the front page.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2012 08:15:06 AM
Q: Is it a cat inside?
A: Why do you want to know?
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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