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Post-Apocalyptic Scavengers: Homage to "On the Beach"
Post-Apocalyptic Scavengers: Homage to "On the Beach"
Bear_Music


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: On the Beach (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Dennisport, MA
Date: Jul 17, 2006
Aperture: f/11.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2006

Shot in a foggy dawn at 200mm.

A lot less PP than it looks like; straight grayscale conversion, gradient map adjustment layer applied, crop from top a little; that's it.

I am sure this is doomed but I am very fond of it and I came up with nothing better. My idea was fixed in my mind; the challenge title is "On the Beach", and this made me think of the great Nevil Shute post-nuclear-war novel and the movie of the same title. I wanted this "post-apocalyptic" feel, and I think I got that :-)

Odd sidelight: the horizon of sea/sky is actually where the blue stops and the maroon starts. Look closely and see a large building op there on the left. The gardient flipped the values there for some reason :-)

Statistics
Place: 312 out of 326
Avg (all users): 3.9930
Avg (commenters): 4.6000
Avg (participants): 3.8218
Avg (non-participants): 4.0865
Views since voting: 1328
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 286
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/03/2011 10:23:57 PM
yEEOW, I like this.
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08/01/2006 06:24:31 PM
Good Grief! As as big fan of Nevil Shute's work, and even with the huge hint in your title, I never made the connection. Not how I thought of the setting for his Down Under, extremely compelling novel.

Glad to have another chance to look at this image.

Alice
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07/31/2006 11:07:28 PM
Love this, the homage works for me.
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07/26/2006 12:47:14 PM
I like how you're trying new things with different results. It's not a dpcfriendly photo but I think some people might like it.
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07/26/2006 05:22:24 AM
You owe me a beer! :-)
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07/26/2006 01:02:02 AM
Woot! Congrats on three-hundred-fifteenth place and sub-4 score, bear! ;-) Your comments should read "straight out of the camera" ;-)

gegege™ Long as you're happy with it - seriously. :)
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07/26/2006 12:55:43 AM
Oh good god - what happened, Bear? I didn't vote on "beach" by the way.
Hey, at least yours isn't DQ'ed like mine did, LOL.

Anyway, I won't say I like this shot because I'm not sure if I liked it, but after reading your description, I do agree that it has got that 70's hippy kinda colours and look. Cool effects - this one I'd give ya ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2006 11:10:41 AM
interesting treatment
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07/24/2006 10:28:54 PM
Brilliant colors, spooky effect. How did you manage it within the Basic Editing rules??
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07/24/2006 07:30:48 AM
Is it taken on Mars?
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07/23/2006 03:18:24 PM
Interesting effect!
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07/23/2006 11:29:07 AM
"Rubble-rummaging" Aftermath style... Very interesting.
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07/22/2006 02:33:32 AM
I dont like the negative effekt
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07/21/2006 12:41:17 AM
Creative.
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07/20/2006 07:05:12 PM
Great job
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07/20/2006 04:56:59 PM
I don't get it.
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07/20/2006 04:45:11 PM
Trippy man. I always wondered what a visit to the beach would look like on 'shrooms...
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07/20/2006 12:50:34 PM
Interesting take and definitely something different. Though the title does explain the post processing, I sometimes wonder how many viewers do get the references in images like this.
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07/19/2006 05:39:41 PM
Just not my kind of photo...I'm sure others may like it better then myself.
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07/19/2006 05:30:38 PM
I'm sure that this image is getting hammered much like mine, but I love it.

I love when fellow DPCers, take the more artistic approach with things. This is certainly interesting and stimulates my brain.

Congrats to you my friend.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/19/2006 12:22:24 PM
Damn, all that acid in college is finally coming back to haunt me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/19/2006 08:18:41 AM
The color shift and high density of hot-spots just doesn't work for me...
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07/19/2006 02:57:54 AM
Beautifully tricked up...and I'm a Neville Shute fan..8
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07/19/2006 02:23:56 AM
Interesting
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