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Challenge: Complexity (Advanced Editing II)
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Camera: Canon PowerShot S40
Location: Duxford, UK
Date: Sep 25, 2004
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/60th
Galleries: Transportation, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2004

Believe it or not, this is the pipework surrounding one of the engines of a SR-71 Blackbird, the semi-retired Mach3 spyplane, which was on display (along with the aircraft itself) in one of the hangers at RAF Duxford, part of the Imperial War Museum.

Post processing work included: rotating 89 degrees, cropping, inverting, cloning out a few lines in the top corners (nothing major), and playing with the levels. The shot itself was taken with flash, so inverted from a golden brown to these great shades of blue, so I didn't need to use any hue-shifting.

Place: 19 out of 148
Avg (all users): 6.1550
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1340
Avg (non-participants): 6.1748
Views since voting: 1419
Views during voting: 432
Votes: 200
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/04/2004 01:25:47 AM
Congratulations! Thanks for demonstrating that negative/inverted images can score well when it's used appropriately. Hope you're not violating the Patriot Act.
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10/04/2004 01:21:51 AM
Congratulations on your 19th placing with this scy fi entry. When I first saw this image I wondered from what source? Well, it blew my mind. This is a real cool(lol} image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2004 09:17:13 PM
Very nice, looks like a X-ray

EDIT: just testing

Message edited by Manic - test edit.
10/03/2004 02:58:13 AM
Interesting colors, it makes for a unique photo.
10/03/2004 01:41:04 AM
That's pretty wicked. Awesome colors.

My eyes wander all over the photo, though. So I think a clear focal point would help out, but regardless, this is awesome. 9.
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10/02/2004 04:47:17 PM
Fascinating and certainly very complex. Too complicated to follow the veins of these pipes. Bumping up.
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10/02/2004 03:24:59 PM
THis is truly an amazing picture! WoW!
10/02/2004 02:26:19 PM
What is this thing?
10/02/2004 01:35:00 PM
cool it is
10/02/2004 10:42:13 AM
No idea what it is but i like :). Good toning in white and blue.
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10/01/2004 07:40:24 PM
I like the effect
09/30/2004 10:08:44 AM
Very Imaginative shot. The feeling is there, nice effect.
09/29/2004 07:08:55 PM
OK, this looks like the brain of a rocket scientist! Very Complex subject, nice job finding it even more impressed if you actually understand it! Anyway, well presented and executed with nice detail.
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09/28/2004 08:13:35 PM
this should score very high. you have my 10 =). its just what the challenge was asking for. good job
09/28/2004 04:24:13 PM
what on earth are you coolling down? can I get one for my PC? Please :)
09/28/2004 02:49:39 PM
I gave this a 5. Wasn't keen on the negative effect. Content seems vaguely interesting and certainly complex but not overly aesthetically grabbing.
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09/27/2004 09:26:30 PM
Brrrr... this one makes me cold. Love the colors you chose.
09/27/2004 07:45:21 PM
Very high tech, sci-fi and very complex indeed.
09/27/2004 05:14:01 PM
neat use of blue!
09/27/2004 09:42:05 AM
Bizzare looking. Nicely done
09/27/2004 07:31:51 AM
good idea, but inverting takes alot away I find.
09/27/2004 01:06:43 AM
"Cool" photo! But seriously, this is just wonderful, one of my favorites.

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