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Love at first sight
1st PlaceLove at first sight

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Challenge: One Photo (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
Date: Dec 22, 2016
Date Uploaded: Dec 22, 2016

What a difficult challenge! Imagining how life could look like elsewhere is already a daunting task, but making it appealing and understandable to an hypothetical probe in just one image is incredibly hard. I confess I failed to find any decent idea. However, I didn't resist playing with the new lens Santa brought me (a few days early), and decided to enter with this silly/funny image anyway.

I had great fun experimenting with short focal lengths, and all I can say is that it is quite inspiring. I foresee loads of fun with this lens :) Here, I covered a large band of paper with wet clay and mud, and made it look like the ground of some hostile planet. Quite an easy trick, which is probably going to be so very handy to create various strange landscapes for future images, without the need for a spaceship!

Also, if a challenge is an excuse for some broken glass, it is an extra reason to enter! I found an old mirror in the basements of my house, and my trustworthy hammer made the rest ;)

Thank you so much for the very kind feedback; I cherish it a lot, as it brings me much motivation. You guys rock! Have fun with those last 2016 hours, and see you next year!

Place: 1 out of 35
Avg (all users): 7.4815
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 7.4348
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Views since voting: 1514
Views during voting: 149
Votes: 54
Comments: 14
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01/05/2017 03:57:16 AM
Superb work as always Christophe! Your imagination is out of this world. Thank you for the details of your set up and thank you for continuing to raise the bar on DPC. Looking forward to seeing your creations in 2017.
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01/01/2017 07:29:46 PM
....as always...wonderful story telling! Congrats Christophe! Well deserved!
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01/01/2017 06:12:24 PM
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01/01/2017 05:45:05 AM
Congratulations on the blue, Christophe. Awesome image - would have given you 10 if I'd been home to vote.
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12/30/2016 01:03:37 PM
Santa really spoiled you! :)
Nice to see you back
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12/30/2016 03:10:42 AM
I think it's a sin you scarcely get the recognition you deserve in way in comments. Bravo! Please keep it up in 2017!
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12/30/2016 02:27:46 AM
Awesome as always! Congratulations! A 10 from me.
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12/30/2016 02:15:37 AM
congrats! great concept and editing skills!
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12/30/2016 12:08:25 AM
Well done, Christophe!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/29/2016 11:07:56 PM
well done, should be in the top three.
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12/29/2016 10:11:58 PM
Best alien environment. bump
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12/29/2016 06:28:40 PM
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12/23/2016 11:08:05 PM
Good illustration for an old/new/future story.
Too me it's way too far from the use of a photographic medium but we are in the extended editing mode and it's a crafty image with beautiful tonality.
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12/23/2016 12:10:33 AM
Ah, Christophe. You conjure the most peculiar creatures. I like the (relative) simplicity of this one.
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