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Challenge: Rubber Band (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Nikon
Location: Phildelphia, PA
Date: Oct 29, 2013
Aperture: 16.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.4
Galleries: Abstract, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2013

The sun is from my desk at work. It has taken a couple of years of USPS Rubber Bands to get that big. I added the red and yellow and white. I bought 5 rubber band balls and made the Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune out of them. I made Mercury, Venus, the Earth and Mars by hand.
Well it certainly has been a while. I did not think it would ribbon when it was at 6.25 late yesterday afternoon. But a 6.09? Wow! Later!
The smaller balls were hung around the large one using black thread in front of a black velvet background. The large ball was set on top of a box covered by another piece of black velvet.
Processed in Photoshop CS4
Changed White Balance from K2700 +2 to K2700 +10
Exposure + 0.4
Contrast +50
Clarity + 55
Vibrance and Saturation +7
Smart Sharpen
Cloned out black threads and small background distractions.

Place: 3 out of 66
Avg (all users): 6.0957
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7568
Avg (non-participants): 6.3158
Views since voting: 2305
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 94
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/06/2013 10:46:46 PM
Well done! Congrats on the ribbon!
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11/06/2013 01:24:25 PM
Very cool shot, congrats on the ribbon!
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11/06/2013 12:20:53 PM
A terrific idea that was rewarded. Congrats on the ribbon
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11/06/2013 11:26:53 AM
Centuries?? Wow... had I known... :)

Congrats on the yellow! I had to go BUY rubber bands for a shot. You good have loaned me some... geessh... ;P
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11/06/2013 08:17:46 AM
Congrats are your placing…you really thought this out and executed flawlessly…nice photo and very creative.
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11/06/2013 12:57:44 AM
Glad this ribboned! WD!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2013 07:12:49 PM
Nice idea worth exploring more. I find the planets too evenly lighted and the execution is a little schematic
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11/05/2013 01:30:13 AM
Awesome!!!! Very original use of the rubber band balls.
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11/04/2013 07:26:23 PM
Great idea, nice color and contrast
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11/03/2013 11:37:58 PM
Front page, very unique. How long did it take to make? :)
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11/01/2013 07:51:34 AM
this is great
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10/31/2013 10:48:11 PM
Creative. I see you are current with today's interpretation leaving Pluto out. I personally think we should still call it a planet. Anyway, nice lighting and arrangement.
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10/30/2013 03:06:53 AM
Good one
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