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Terminator IV: Rise of the Caps
Terminator IV: Rise of the Caps
alienhelix


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lenscap (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: home
Date: May 16, 2006
Aperture: f13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Abstract, Humorous
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2006

Inspired by Scalvert "Terminated"
Used epoxy for the metal, and painted it with silver spray paint.

Edit:
Levels and contrast I wish it was advanced editing. Dust specks on the top right bugs me. Oh well, had fun so that is what counts.

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Thank you all the votes and comments a personal best. I really wish I had more time on this challenge. The "metal" is epoxy that I put on a sheet of paper; unfortunately I forgot to tape the sheet down. So during the drying process it curled up. The bubbles are because it was not fully dried before it was painted. I did try paint, silicon, but all had their problems. The epoxy was the best. It was strong and easy to move around. I just wish I had thought of it earlier, and not spent so much time on the other two ideas. Had lots of fun, and yes I could not bring myself to hurt one of my Canon caps.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 183
Avg (all users): 6.5106
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.3014
Avg (non-participants): 6.5698
Views since voting: 2324
Views during voting: 669
Votes: 331
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/24/2006 08:31:20 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/23/2006 11:49:16 PM
Run! Run for your lives!!!
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05/23/2006 11:14:43 PM
Heh... now where have I seen this before? Looks like you were working with something too rigid to create a smooth transition. Something like Play Doh or molasses might have provided cleaner joints. Still, a clever take on the challenge.
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05/23/2006 07:24:10 PM
very awesome idea!
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05/23/2006 06:58:48 PM
Nice idea and execution! And it's nice to see something except for Nikon and Canon for a change.
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05/23/2006 05:43:21 PM
Awesome!
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05/23/2006 02:27:45 AM
creative idea
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05/21/2006 11:20:20 PM
Veru clever and well done. You have captured the feel of the melting terminator perfectly. Good job.
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05/21/2006 08:42:18 PM
This is pretty cool, but the shadow under some areas is distracting IMO. It takes away from the mercury fluidity of the Terminator concept. 6.
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05/21/2006 12:13:08 PM
excellent idea and realisation !
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05/21/2006 02:21:42 AM
Neat idea - and good composition. Something looks a bit off though - I think it's the shadow under the 'liquid' chrome or whatever which makes it look solid rather than fluid. A creative treatment though and worthy of a decent score.
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05/18/2006 11:36:44 PM
One of my favorites :)
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05/18/2006 11:29:02 PM
I like it! Very well done!
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05/18/2006 10:06:30 PM
I'm assuming a lens cap was harmed in the making of this picture... Very nice picture, so it appears to be worth the sacrifice.
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05/18/2006 07:31:59 PM
Neat effect. Good color and texture.
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05/18/2006 01:06:02 PM
Clever idea and clearly you spent some time in making the "puddle" of "liquid" metal but the illusion is let down for me by the shadows between the bottom of the silver and the white surface. The holey surface (presumably where bubbles popped) is kind of odd too. BUT it's a great idea and fun too.
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05/18/2006 02:52:08 AM
wow, I'm gonna have to find out what you used for the silver, nice job! bumping this up to a 9. hope you don't get dinged for the mark in the top right, I think the focus is spot on and the composition is great, (wish there were more negative space at top, actually also a little more all around) but this is awesome, nice job
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05/18/2006 01:32:01 AM
If this is "real," it's awesome. Great work.
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05/17/2006 06:36:10 AM
Have seen the idea before, but what's new here... I like it, even with the (mean-to-be) fluid metal does not fit the surface. The sensor dust on the upper right is a bit distracting, being this a basic challenge your only choice would have been taking the photo again after cleaning the sensor.
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05/17/2006 05:48:05 AM
Haha, very clever and convincing. Know this is basic editing so I am not going to mark you down for it but that hair in the upper right corner is kindof bugging me, I know you would have taken it out in advanced editing... Gave this a 7, clever idea :)
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