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The Day of the Triffids
The Day of the Triffids

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Challenge: Technically Flawed (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Lens: Canon 12x IS USM (S3 IS built-in Lens) -- 36-432mm (35mm EQ)
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Mar 30, 2016
Aperture: 2.71
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2016

File: Triff_IMG_9492-DPC9

FL: 36mm (35mm EQ) in Macro mode.

For those unfamiliar with the original movie: The Day of the Triffids, from a book by John Wyndham.

[quote=Book Synopsis]In 1951 John Wyndham published his novelThe Day of the Triffidsto moderate acclaim. Fifty-two years later, this horrifying story is a science fiction classic, touted byThe Times(London) as having "all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare." Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere twenty-four hours before is gone forever. But to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, one must survive the Triffids, strange plants that years before began appearing all over the world. The Triffids can grow to over seven feet tall, pull their roots from the ground to walk, and kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers. With society in shambles, they are now poised to prey on humankind. Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years before their realization, in this prescient account of Cold War paranoia., The classic scifi alien invasion novel tells the suspenseful tale of the Triffid attack on Earth, which wreaks havoc across the planet as a grotesque form of plant life, harmful to humankind, terrorizes human civilization.[quote]

IMO one of the few movies of its type which stayed relatively faithful to the book.

Place: 52 out of 56
Avg (all users): 5.0189
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.0556
Views since voting: 655
Views during voting: 94
Votes: 53
Comments: 9
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04/11/2016 10:55:43 PM
Fabulous. One of two 9's I gave :-)
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04/11/2016 12:15:11 PM
I'm not sure how I didn't bump this or comment as it really does fit both the theme and the movie (never read the book)!
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04/11/2016 01:01:39 AM
never mind the trifids. this is beautiful graphic uber de top.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2016 10:34:35 PM
Can't put my finger on it but this reminds me of something. Love the result here - again, not sure why. 8
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04/10/2016 10:26:29 PM
wild, unreal

I'm hanging this in my fantasy gallery
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04/08/2016 09:31:18 PM
White out! They seem neonic, these triffids. Ready to attack, they are....
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04/08/2016 03:42:59 PM
Love the colour contrasts but, personally, find the overall picture a bit harsh.
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04/07/2016 07:13:31 PM
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04/04/2016 02:40:01 PM
Not sure what to do with this one. Didn't care for it the first or second time through the challenge, but the more I look, the more I like the colors. And the feel. Something doesn't quite work with the main flower. But the rest has grown on me more. First voting pass: 6 for changing my mind.
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