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Challenge: Road Signs IV (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Fillmore, CA
Date: Jan 30, 2005
Aperture: F/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Humorous, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2005

Hung a F-117 model with fishing line off the side of my car and parked next to the sign.

Levels, USM, Crop, Border, Save for web

Lens used: Canon 28-135 IS


Statistics
Place: 6 out of 292
Avg (all users): 6.6189
Avg (commenters): 7.2778
Avg (participants): 6.4683
Avg (non-participants): 6.7375
Views since voting: 3151
Views during voting: 459
Votes: 286
Comments: 48
Favorites: 7 (view)


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01/22/2013 05:15:45 PM
Clever!
02/04/2008 03:08:38 PM
Very clever! Great idea and execution. Well done.
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02/20/2007 06:16:17 PM
LMAO!!!
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08/05/2005 09:50:27 AM
That's very funny! Good job, couldnt tell it was a model.
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02/11/2005 04:59:11 PM
Congratulations on your 6th placing with this unique entry.
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02/10/2005 03:51:25 PM
Damn, I'm bummed! I thought it really WAS an F117... Great illusion! Hi-Five to you!

Robt.
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02/09/2005 02:44:32 AM
Congratulations...and thanks for the very nice explanation.
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02/09/2005 01:31:59 AM
Clever, well done!
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02/09/2005 12:54:11 AM
For those that wondered how I did it, here ya go:
It was a model of an F-117 that I hung with thin 2 pound fishing line from a board tied to the roof-rack of my car. The parabolic mirror helped with the illusion to make it look farther away than it really was, and made it impossible to see the fishing line. It really was only about 3 feet or so away from the mirror.

I used black electrical tape to tape the fishing line to the model so that it would blend in to the model and using 2 lines I was able to keep it from twirling around and keep it (sort of) parallel to the car.

The highway that this is on was busy that time of morning, so I had to park right next to the sign which didn't give me many composition options, and I had to hold the camera low inside the car and just shoot without being able to see in the viewfinder to get everything in view. A lot of trial and error.

Message edited by author 2005-12-12 12:45:19.
02/09/2005 12:34:52 AM
I gave you a nine. I thought the plane was real. I probably would of gave you a 7 anyways..great imagination and good composition.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/08/2005 11:19:33 PM
If that's real F117?
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02/08/2005 06:18:40 PM
Cool with the aircraft in the rear mirror! But I have no idea what the roadsign is supposed to mean?
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02/08/2005 03:54:43 PM
nice shot ...very good composition
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02/08/2005 03:29:33 PM
wow..a stealth fighter!! how in the world did you shoot this!! should score a top ten finish ! a 9
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02/08/2005 08:14:00 AM
is that a stealth?
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02/08/2005 02:56:14 AM
Nahhh. C'mon, 'fess up. This couldn't be the real thing. But it's an idea worth a 7 anyway.
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02/07/2005 06:37:43 PM
fine catch
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02/07/2005 05:02:48 PM
interesting!
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02/07/2005 03:55:42 PM
That's funny!
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02/07/2005 11:39:42 AM
great capture. is it real or pasted in?
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02/06/2005 03:56:29 PM
Nicely done.
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02/06/2005 09:51:43 AM
nice shot......funny! did you put a sticker on the mirror?
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02/06/2005 05:43:33 AM
like the idea of using the wing mirror
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02/06/2005 02:35:47 AM
I find this picuture suspect! Could someone really compose this type of picture with stealth fighter in the rearview mirror? Assuming could, a great story with a sign.
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02/05/2005 10:02:36 PM
what are the odds? Nice shot!!!
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02/05/2005 06:39:22 PM
Great shot!
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02/05/2005 11:32:27 AM
clever composition - I like this image
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02/05/2005 05:26:32 AM
Wonderfully bright. Is that really a stealth 'plane in the mirror or is it a set-up? If it's the former, then this is a brilliant capture. If it's the latter, it's a brilliant set-up.
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02/04/2005 08:18:34 AM
Oh I am gonna love reading the 'making of' for this one.. I assume that it is a legit shot... I wanna know where the f117-a came from...
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02/04/2005 07:25:25 AM
I'd slow down if I was you!
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02/03/2005 08:55:39 PM
Don't you just hate when that happens?
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02/03/2005 07:09:37 PM
That is one of the cooler pictures.
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02/03/2005 04:42:11 PM
HOW THE HELL DID YOU PUT THIS F117 ON YOUR MIRROR? REALLY NICE SHOT!
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02/03/2005 12:00:50 PM
Looks like a stealth bomber in the mirror.
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02/03/2005 10:13:51 AM
Very funny picture! Like your take on the challenge.
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02/03/2005 08:04:41 AM
Almost missed the stealth plane - did you really get this shot, or is there a trick? Regardless, I like it!
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02/03/2005 07:15:53 AM
LOL very funny, good pic too...I like the background a lot
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02/03/2005 02:21:04 AM
I hope you detail how you did this....truly amazing! I laughed hard when I saw this one. Great job.
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02/02/2005 11:25:59 PM
Clever
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02/02/2005 04:45:26 PM
Very creative capture. Nicely executed and a good quality image.
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02/02/2005 01:18:06 PM
ROFL
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02/02/2005 12:22:29 PM
Clever! and nice and sharp.
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02/02/2005 12:04:43 PM
I like this. I'm just curious what that thing is next to the plane in the mirror. The composition could have been a little better, but the capturing of the plane makes up for it.
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02/02/2005 11:18:46 AM
Nice catch.
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02/02/2005 09:46:22 AM
Cool shot, the only things that would make it better for me if there were no power lines and if the Stealth Bomber were in the main view instead of the mirror. Great timing though!
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02/02/2005 04:50:18 AM
Wonderful image as far as the sign and the mirror go, capturing a stealth plabe can't be asy, great "content", distracting damned wires and pole...
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02/02/2005 04:16:06 AM
WOW that is amazing!
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02/02/2005 03:45:58 AM
Good composition.
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