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My World
My World
timfythetoo

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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sky (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Columbus
Date: Dec 9, 2006
Aperture: various
ISO: 200
Shutter: various
Galleries: Cityscape, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Dec 9, 2006

This challenge came up and I remembered a thread that talked about this type of image. I tried a rough version out in front of our house just to see how hard it would be to create.

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Conclusion - easy as pie. Later on that day I drove downtown with the kids just as the sun was setting.

For the complete tutorial please visit this link - My World Tutorial

Hope people like this one - it was exciting to create and since it is only Saturday I have to wait til Thursday for any kind of validation. Arrrrgggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 123
Avg (all users): 7.3616
Avg (commenters): 8.3830
Avg (participants): 7.0149
Avg (non-participants): 7.4755
Views since voting: 9428
Views during voting: 879
Votes: 271
Comments: 80
Favorites: 84 (view)


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07/29/2010 10:25:27 AM
wow this is a great photo!
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10/08/2009 10:06:39 AM
Just reading your tutorial and saw the link to this. its so awesome!! Amazing work. now to give the tutorial a try...
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07/20/2008 03:57:05 PM
Oh I have to try this. This is amazing.
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04/21/2007 12:22:23 PM
This is an awesome shot. Great job and congrats on top 10.
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01/16/2007 07:11:03 PM
This definately suits the square crop best.....
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12/29/2006 03:13:33 AM
another gorgeous planet! looks like its anime. congrats on the very pleasing score and top 10!

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12/28/2006 08:38:43 PM
This is totally awesome. I am going to have to try something like this.
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12/28/2006 07:17:39 PM
:::Critique Club Here:::

First Impression: How on earth did he do that. Glad you had an explanation. Just a great photograph.

Technical: 10 The exposure looks good and so does the whole composition though they say never to place its directly in the center in this case it works very well because of the "world" "round" feeling.

Appeal: 10 Very nice image to look at. Each section or building makes me want to go round in circles twisting my head like a dog.

Challenge: 7 This is the one area that though there is sky its hard to tell that its the sky and not just a blue background. This I would not say is the photographers fault too bad there it was'nt blue sky cloudy day. This would have really changed the outcome of this photograph.

Title: 10 The title really compliments the overal subject that being the roundness of the world.

Overall: 9 What do they say "everyone is a critic" Hope this helped.

Hiral Patel
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12/24/2006 04:52:10 PM
I'm dumbfounded! Awesome image!
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12/23/2006 10:51:50 AM
Outstanding image, Tim, wonder why it didn't finish higher - i gave you my 10 pts.
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12/22/2006 09:21:54 PM
thank you for the instructions on how to do this. loved your shot...it is inspiring.
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12/22/2006 02:55:02 PM
Great finish, Sir Timfy :-) Congrats on top 10!
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12/22/2006 10:59:11 AM
lol this is really cool I see some one else did it too, we had a post about how to do this a couple of months ago

yours turned out really cool, awesome job
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12/22/2006 10:34:48 AM
i have never seen this technique before this challenge, and ive gotta say that it's awesome

im gonna try this!
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12/22/2006 10:12:33 AM
Great work - I love it!
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12/22/2006 09:58:26 AM
It's amazing the end result!!! It did pay off your hard work...
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12/22/2006 09:43:43 AM
OMG, COOL!!
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12/22/2006 07:48:47 AM
Tim, this is so awesome! It was also one of my favorites! Boy, it didn't miss your pet score that you thought you wouldn't top for a long long time by much, did it! CONGRATULATIONS on a top 10 score in this AMAZING challenge!

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12/22/2006 07:06:43 AM
Awesome job Tim! Great finish and another GREAT Score! Congratulations
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12/22/2006 06:51:11 AM
Nice result and thanks for the data.
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12/22/2006 02:39:53 AM
Great shot Tim, congrats on top 10.
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12/22/2006 02:19:39 AM
This was my favourite. Maybe too planetty for some but I really like it. Congrats on you high score and high placement.
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12/22/2006 01:45:47 AM
Columbus never looked so good. This is awesome!
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12/22/2006 01:08:42 AM
freaking gorgeous Tim!

to be honest, the Icelandic landscapes are getting a bit dull, this one should've ribbon if it was only up to me :) (no affence to the Icelanders ;-))
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12/22/2006 12:34:29 AM
Looks like I interpreted "photographic" differently from you, Tate, and most voters! Fair enough; now I'll know for the future. Congrats on your high score and finish! :)
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12/22/2006 12:17:42 AM
Holy moly, Tim. You are most definitely on a roll.
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12/22/2006 12:17:37 AM
Yep, it's definitely the Ohio water. NICE one.
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12/22/2006 12:16:41 AM
Way to go Tim this is awesome!
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12/22/2006 12:11:27 AM
Awesome... awesome... awesome.....
Definately top processing in this one your highness, Sir Tim.....
You are definately on a roll mate and I am so pleased for you.....
Hey....
Just noticed that you reached a milestone with a "6 average" as well...... Way to go mate.....

Message edited by author 2006-12-22 00:13:08.
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12/22/2006 12:09:48 AM
Congrats Timfy. You're on a roll man and congrats on your 6 average!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2006 10:57:34 PM
I really struggled with this one and the other "in the round" shot, trying to decide how I felt about keeping things "photographic." I really like both images, but this one still feels more like a photo, albeit a heavily distorted one. On the other hand, the sky here is merely a bland background, not really a "key" element. Balancing it all out, I'm giving this a 5. In a free study with expert rules, I'd probably give this a 7 or 8.
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12/21/2006 10:57:31 PM
That is unreal, so well done.

Amazing.
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12/21/2006 09:43:01 PM
wow, this is really cool! Earth with buildings! Great job 9
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12/21/2006 05:11:09 PM
It's a small world. :)
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12/21/2006 03:01:50 PM
What a blowout this shot is. Unreal,and well done.
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12/21/2006 12:57:03 PM
way way way cool, great job. god luck in the challenge.
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12/20/2006 10:20:38 PM
I love it!
Hope to see you in the top 3.
Good luck..
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12/20/2006 05:21:52 PM
Well done. It's amazing how your turned something simple into something special.
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12/20/2006 02:24:08 PM
I really like your world :o)and the lens
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12/19/2006 04:20:01 PM
It's an interesting effect and I find it entertaining to view. 9.
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12/19/2006 10:13:27 AM
there is another photo in this challenge with the same effect. your world is just as good, but their sky is better. So they get a 10, and you get a 9.
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12/18/2006 03:37:03 PM
WOW! What a great idea! Good Luck!
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12/18/2006 02:53:59 PM
I love this photo! The design is so creative and interesting! Way to go using these expert rules to create such an phenomenal photo! Perfectly done! 10
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12/18/2006 09:52:54 AM
Just love it! Very clever.
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12/18/2006 01:00:46 AM
Top of the heap...great
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12/17/2006 11:39:09 PM
Very creative and interesting to look, but definitelly the sky is not your focal point here. I don't mean this is a DNMC, though.
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12/17/2006 07:44:26 PM
Very creative. Really like the view you setup. Nice work.
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12/17/2006 03:18:58 AM
Now that's just cool.
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12/17/2006 01:16:36 AM
I think your world is very cool. Of course there's going to be some negative voting on this one but for me, it falls nicely within the spirit of the challenge. Nicelty executed.
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12/16/2006 11:32:37 PM
I don't think the main emphasis is the sky but I like it anyway. Well done
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12/16/2006 09:05:13 PM
Honestly, my second favorite in the challenge. Love your use of fisheye here. Excellent work in the post. You've chosen the subject well. I even like the inclusion of the truck. Pretty cool! 10
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12/16/2006 07:35:51 PM
I've been thinking about a fisheye. Sometimes things just turn out so cool.
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12/16/2006 07:33:18 PM
Returning for comments. I gave your photo a 7 but to be honest I would have probably scored it higher had it not been for the other one like this in the challenge. Your shot while perfectly executed doesn't have quite the impact the other had emotionally or compositionally. However, having said that I do expect you to either ribbon or come very close. Good luck.
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12/16/2006 03:21:46 PM
great sho...love the take on this!!! finally someone was able to try these shots!
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12/16/2006 03:05:56 PM
Great editing! My only problem with this is that the sky in not prominent in the photo. It seems more like a wonderful setup on a blank background. Some nice dramatic clouds would have been wonderful but I'm sure would have caused some editing problems.
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12/16/2006 11:39:27 AM
Very interesting picture, but the subject is not the sky.
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12/15/2006 11:12:26 PM
wow how was this done?
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12/15/2006 08:32:46 PM
I've seen this done before, but it is still cool. I'd like to know how to do it.
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12/15/2006 05:52:36 PM
oh man, how do you do that??? that's awesome...it's a 10 from me, because I couldn't say anything to improve it...wow, love the centre lines and the car 10
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12/15/2006 05:48:25 PM
I don't see the sky here as a key element. Instead it just seems to be negative space. Perhaps if there were more variation in the sky (clouds in different places) it would be a different story. Overall I do like this shot - I saw a thread a while back linking to examples of this, and I have to say yours ranks right up there with what I've seen.

edit: I was thinking about it a bit more... I think the main problem is not the negative space thing. A "key element" does not have to be a subject - I felt that way when I first wrote the comment but I have changed my mind on that. I do still think though that this image does not say "sky" to me. That is really probably a combination of two things: one, I am not used to seeing a sky presented in this way (surrounding the earth like that) and two, there are no clouds really, nothing to say sky except the colors of blue and white presented in what looks to be a vague "gradient" fashion. The first thing I cannot penalize you for, but the second I can. I think if you had chosen to shoot on a day where the clouds were throughout the sky instead of just low to the ground it would have helped a lot.

The main thing is, I am bumping your score a bit because of my revised thinking, but at the same time it is not the score I would give to this same image in a free study.
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12/15/2006 04:20:46 PM
Interesting but not really a sky picture.
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12/15/2006 03:34:06 PM
You did a great job here. Congrats.
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12/15/2006 12:29:44 PM
Awesome! Love the use of the parking lot marks.
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12/15/2006 11:52:20 AM
ribbon 10 +fav
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12/15/2006 11:48:06 AM
This is very cool - don't know how you did it, and can't wait to read about it when the challenge is over
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12/15/2006 10:44:37 AM
really cool photo ... would love to know how you achieved this ...
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12/15/2006 10:15:37 AM
10 great idea and work
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12/15/2006 10:08:07 AM
Sweet! Absolutely love it - Nicely done! Very creative.
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12/15/2006 09:55:32 AM
Wow- I hope for more of these Challenges! You rock!
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12/15/2006 09:50:23 AM
how do u do this?!?!?!?
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12/15/2006 07:48:33 AM
awesome shot, gotta fav. it :)
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12/15/2006 02:57:48 AM
This is a very inventive and enjoyable photo, well constructed and presented. My only issue is relevance to the topic. While the sky borders the world, if I didn't know the challenge was for "sky" I never would have guessed it. Still, I view my issue as one of interpretation and emphasis, and I never vote down another artist's work on that basis. I like the image. (7. When I finish voting I may come back and bump it to 8.)
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12/15/2006 02:19:47 AM
What kind of lens is this!!! Looking forward to the details of this shot
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12/15/2006 02:14:35 AM
Very interesting image :) the only thing that bothers me with it is the gradient in the corners isn't as smooth as it could be, a 9 though :p
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12/15/2006 01:30:14 AM
Just tell me how you did it. Its just "wow"! 9.
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12/15/2006 01:29:36 AM
Awesome.....just awesome and a "10" from me.....
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12/15/2006 01:18:37 AM
Awesome, I remember seeing a thread about this technique, this is great!
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12/15/2006 12:38:05 AM
Another great one... I am thinking that in this kind of challenges, images SHOULD be creative and good quality .. Yours is... And I hope you do well ;)
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12/15/2006 12:32:28 AM
Hah, another of these! Cool! Beautifully done, though I'm not completely satisfied with the dominance of the empty parking lot in this image. Still, that's a personal issue isn't it? :-) Good luck to you!
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12/15/2006 12:17:44 AM
Neat-O!!!!! I'm dizzy, let me get off. ;~D
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