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Challenge: The Beginning of the End II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Location: Bendigo, Vic. Australia
Date: Oct 5, 2013
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Oct 6, 2013

I don't expect anyone to decipher the title (well, maybe some of the Aussies might). The chunks of meat are 'wombaroo', an animal we ran over on an interstate road trip. (I think it was a wombat, my son, who was driving, thought it was a kangaroo - but it was very compact, no legs or tail apparent. Of course, as it was already dead, it might have lost those bits to whatever hit it first.)
The significance to 'beginning of the end' is really that it (probably) caused some tail shaft damage to the car which eventually made us have to stop and call up some back up.
When I shot this I was concentrating on the pieces of animal tissue, surprised that they had clung on for about 200 kilometres of traveling.(And generously distributed over the length of the car, the trailer behind and even the car being transported on the trailer.) Then I found that my son, inspecting the damage and trying to work out what was wrong with the car, was clearly visible. It makes for a totally different interpretation of the shot - that this could be the beginning of the end of a poor human victim.

Open PSCS3
Duplicate layer
Topaz Adjust
Topaz Detail
Duplicate layer
Topaz B&w effects
Blend mode about 80 %
Cut pixels and erase over the meaty bits.
Vignette and border
Image size, sfw.

Place: 54 out of 84
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/13/2013 10:38:35 PM
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10/13/2013 08:53:02 PM
This is interesting to say the least :) still need to Google Wombaroo though

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10/13/2013 09:04:37 AM
Just plain nasty.
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10/12/2013 06:46:27 PM
quite a drama
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10/11/2013 06:48:01 PM
I think this is really interesting! Nice job!
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10/10/2013 05:52:35 AM
Ugh! Road Kill :( Good use of desat technique to highlight the meat...
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10/10/2013 12:03:50 AM
I don't think that's the beginning of the end.... I think that's the end of the end!
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