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Dude, Where's My Car
Dude, Where's My Car
ShaneBlake


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Challenge: Where In The World Is stdavidson? (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Date: Aug 22, 2006
Aperture: F/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2006

yes... this is last minute...

RAW conversion in RSE
red/blue channel swap
hue/sat
usm
levels
clone in some mountains
crop
borders

post challenge: to answer steve, yes, i wish i had not cut off my foot. didn't notice until i got home... it was still the best pose of the series of self portraits.

living in west tennessee, there arn't any deserts near by, but they're clearing off land for a new subdivision next to ours, so i waited until sundown on the last day to take these.

the fuzzy horizon is just a quick clone job to cover the trees with some fake mountains. i finally figured out how to get them right, but ran out of time to try again. this was submitted with about 2 seconds to spare...

thanks again to everyone for all the nice comments...

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 107
Avg (all users): 6.4152
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.1475
Avg (non-participants): 6.5636
Views since voting: 1001
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 171
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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08/31/2006 10:08:58 AM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish. Great shot!
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08/30/2006 05:39:47 AM
I thought this was brilliant, congratulations also on actually doing well with a last minute entry. mine usually don't work out so well.
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08/30/2006 12:30:16 AM
Great sense of humor and penetrating presentation. Congratulations on your 12th place finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 11:05:00 PM
Funny and very well presented. Bump.
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08/29/2006 08:56:38 AM
dude, where IS your car?
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08/28/2006 03:58:51 PM
Boy, you got that one right! Very funny! Actually, the car was there with one broken side window, but the camera equipment was gone. Major bummer! It felt the same as if the car were gone, though. :(
Like the image and the concept... fits the challenge topic well, at least for me. The background horizon looks a little strange with all those fuzzy spots. Did you do something to the image or is that the way the horizon was? Being the nitpicker that I am, I'd either cut off more of the legs and highlight the upper body or include the whole right shoe in the composition. Having minor elements only partially within the frame without a specific reason acts as a viewer distraction.
Bottom line... I like sunsets, the image is funny even though it reminds me of one of the lower moments of my trek and it shows how desolate I felt at times. Nice job getting all that in one image. - Steve
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08/26/2006 10:06:23 AM
Great title! I like this a lot (the picture, not just the title :-)
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08/26/2006 09:45:41 AM
Nice composition. I like the play of colors as well, kind of wish there was a bit more of the yellowy orange in it though. The title is cute, never saw that movie.. wonder if its worth it. Anyway, a few nitpicks: Cutting off part of the feet, slight softness in the horizon.. and that's about it. I gave a 6
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08/26/2006 06:03:27 AM
Rut Roh....the cars gone...great landscape.
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08/26/2006 04:38:49 AM
LOL, 7 for the title, nice image
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08/25/2006 11:21:45 PM
very nice, I like the lighting setup.
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08/25/2006 05:19:31 PM
The title makes it all work. 7
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08/24/2006 09:47:31 PM
too bad your horizon line got blurry, though funny concept
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08/24/2006 09:23:31 PM
Another photo that takes you into what Steve might have been feeling. Nice Job
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08/24/2006 04:33:57 AM
i think you hit the spot. great photo, very clever and well executed.
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08/23/2006 11:03:35 PM
Another shot that made me laugh-- Looks like Steve from behind too.. 9
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08/23/2006 01:18:10 PM
Hahaha! GREAT idea for a shot! I love the sunset colors and like the composition. And that guy TOTALLY looks like he could be Steve!
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08/23/2006 10:28:58 AM
Nicely done, fits good with the real story. Colors are great. Good luck
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08/23/2006 03:38:53 AM
Several of the photos I've seen so far in this challenge seem like they took a picture and then titled it to fit the challenge even though the photo has nothing to do with Steve. Your's on the otherhand is perfect!
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08/23/2006 01:53:11 AM
great title, LOL! well done and good luck
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08/23/2006 12:22:16 AM
LOL - Great title! *laughing*
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