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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Date: Nov 23, 2005
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2005

I know I'm going to have to validate this one, lol.

It looks really complicated, but it was actually really easy. All I did was buy a clip art cd and use an image of the earth from it. I put it in photoshop and used the smudge tool to make it look like the glass part of a lightbulb. Then I broke a real lightbulb so I just had the metal base. Then I put the Earth image on my computer screen and held the metal base in front of it. Had my camera on a tripod, and a single light coming from above the computer screen.

Post processing...I know some people are going to complain about the ammount of dodging and burning on the hand. But I really wanted it to look like the bulb was luminous, so to do that I made the hand look like it was being lit by the lightbulb. Other than the dodging and burning on the hand and around the edges of the bulb...the other PP were:

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Neat Image
A lil bit of USM
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Statistics
Place: 173 out of 519
Avg (all users): 5.8077
Avg (commenters): 6.5500
Avg (participants): 5.6980
Avg (non-participants): 6.0714
Views since voting: 2541
Views during voting: 574
Votes: 286
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/08/2005 10:38:13 AM
craetive caleb ala scalvert :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 11:00:12 PM
Creative! Well done
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12/07/2005 09:36:05 PM
new take on the idea, but original as well. Like it a lot 8,
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12/07/2005 09:22:09 PM
Hmm... now where have I seen this before? ;-)

The hand lacks detail and seems a little too blue for the bulb, but the illusion is effective and well-composed. Good job.
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12/06/2005 09:17:04 AM
very nice, but too blatant a copy of scalverts image!good luck!
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12/05/2005 03:33:15 PM
Nice scalvert tribute study. Like the blue glow. Good luck
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12/05/2005 02:59:06 PM
Looks like something that was already done, but with the moon.
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12/05/2005 07:55:18 AM
Have seen dozens of light bulb photos, none quite this clever. Great lighting on the hand. A nice added bonus that really helps the overall image. Good work!
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12/04/2005 07:18:54 PM
I think this is technically well done but loses a good deal of impact for me because it's so similar to Scalvert's entry.
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12/04/2005 05:56:17 PM
Well done. Must have been fun to shoot.
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12/03/2005 01:56:40 PM
this is different and unique...I am giving you a 10
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12/03/2005 09:18:47 AM
Very nice picture. Love the clean shot of the light bulb and the blue glow on the hand.
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12/03/2005 01:24:43 AM
déjà-vu from a surrealism challenge, no ? it woudl be cool had you had start or meteroites or whatno somewhere around, but that were illuminated by the lightbulb...
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12/02/2005 02:20:07 AM
NEAT! Great for stock
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12/01/2005 11:51:30 PM
hrmm haven't I seen this before... but with the moon....
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12/01/2005 07:55:55 PM
I like this, though it looks an awful lot like Shannon's Surrealism blue ribbon entry.
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12/01/2005 04:59:35 PM
This picture has been done before...sorry...
12/01/2005 04:41:25 PM
Very creative and very well executed!!
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12/01/2005 12:12:46 PM
Good dupe of: //www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=154133

I don't like the color on the hand as much but the Earth inside is great!
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12/01/2005 11:28:54 AM
A different take on Shannon's work, huh? Nice job! Very convincing. Can't wait to read how you did it! Great work!
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12/01/2005 06:23:39 AM
7 - Good. Criticism; not sure on the blue hand, works, but may be competing too much with the bulb in my opinion, but perhaps that is what you were going for. Also, not sure on the grain effect on the hand, again, works, and is unusual, but 'softer' 'feel' may have complemented the 'feel' of the bulb/globe better, not sure. Also, given the 'composition', I think that perhaps utilizing 640 in height too, perhaps with more 'empty space' around the globe, may also have helped this shot even more.
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12/01/2005 03:24:03 AM
looks cool with the earth instead of the original with the moon in. Good matching of the lighting with the hand. But its all a bit soft and lacks some detail.
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12/01/2005 02:03:01 AM
amazing!!!!
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12/01/2005 01:40:26 AM
Nice
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12/01/2005 01:13:35 AM
Ah, deja vu! Nice attempt to emulate scalvert's ribbon. I'd love to see the hand in a more natural color than this one, whic is too cold.
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12/01/2005 12:24:43 AM
sorry not nearly as good as the original


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