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Wally World Death Star
Wally World Death Star

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Challenge: Harsh Environments (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Wal-Mart South Lincoln
Date: Dec 25, 2006
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2006

Taking over the world!!

I thought I would take advantage of the empty parking lot on Christmas night.

This is a 360 degree polar panoramic.

I stitched 15 vertical images to a 360 degrees and then I flipped the image upside down in PSCS and then I ran it through the polar filter. I stretched the image from an oval globe to a round globe using the free transform in photoshop. Then I cloned some of the concrete from one of the original 15 images into the center of the photo to fix the polar filter marks.
I did some color balance and levels and cloaning to clean up. I sharpened and burned some spots.

Place: 76 out of 116
Avg (all users): 5.5023
Avg (commenters): 6.1053
Avg (participants): 5.3934
Avg (non-participants): 5.5438
Views since voting: 669
Views during voting: 485
Votes: 221
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2007 11:17:08 PM
Nice work!
01/04/2007 05:23:27 PM
Well sort of nicely done, I would have added some stars in the sky though since you are going this far with the editing but well, saw a couple of shots like this in the last expert editing challenge that finished well and it kindof takes away the wow factor and makes it a bit redundant and I liked the two top 10 finishers in that challenge better than this, voted a 6.
01/04/2007 05:12:43 PM
Sweet shot, love the planet effect. Well done.
01/03/2007 08:45:54 PM
funny! How'd you find one that actually closes at night?
01/03/2007 01:06:26 PM
ah! my living hell!
01/02/2007 01:46:29 PM
too funny...I love the effect of the lights looking like stars in this round-a-bout setup.
01/01/2007 06:01:02 PM
Creative...and political.
01/01/2007 09:41:26 AM
Very creative interpretation!
12/31/2006 07:59:15 PM
Don't know what this is supposed to represent. Don't know how you did it. Don't think it fits within the spirit of the rules.
12/31/2006 07:20:54 PM
Nice photoshop work... not much as a photograph itself.
12/30/2006 07:11:46 PM
I don't think I will ever tire of looking at shots like these. "8"
12/29/2006 11:30:32 PM
i would love to now how to the that.
12/29/2006 09:43:35 PM
Well, I guess it's suppossed to be funny...? Great use of the expert rules but not that 'harsh' to me - I don't think an empty parking lot is harsh.
12/29/2006 04:06:32 PM
12/29/2006 03:51:49 PM
12/29/2006 09:21:44 AM
nice idea, well processed. would be even more harsh at opening times
12/29/2006 06:16:30 AM
hmm, I believe I'm experiencing deja vu...hmm, I believe I'm experiencing deja vu.
12/29/2006 05:22:17 AM
12/29/2006 04:41:38 AM
It shows great technique and a good idea but i'd have liked something abit more interesting, there isn't much subject matter really.
12/29/2006 12:40:12 AM
Good work on the planet idea. Having been done in the last challenge does take something away though as the idea doesn't have that "new" value anymore - still good work though!

I also wonder if the title "Wally World" refers to the store name somehow? I can't read the name of the shop so I am left confused about that.
12/29/2006 12:14:25 AM
woah.. trippy! i dont know why this is a "harsh enviroment" but it sure is cool! 7

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