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The Red Planet
The Red Planet
Brad


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Harsh Environments (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: Dec 25, 2006
Aperture: Various
ISO: Various
Shutter: Various
Galleries: Digital Art, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2006

Parts of 8 images from my recent trip to Las Vegas.
The landscape here is all from Red Rocks, just outside of Vegas. The large moon & smaller blue planet - a huge christmas ball ornament inverted and resized. The stars are just that - stars I shot during my drive out there, and the meteor is from the Treasure Island (TI) fireworks display.

To all those that made this a favorite and left supportive and positive comments, Thank You!

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 116
Avg (all users): 6.8478
Avg (commenters): 7.5484
Avg (participants): 6.6290
Avg (non-participants): 6.9286
Views since voting: 3733
Views during voting: 571
Votes: 230
Comments: 62
Favorites: 17 (view)


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04/26/2007 04:51:21 PM
Wow! How'd I miss this? Love it!
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02/05/2007 12:39:35 PM
Holy cow! I missed this one. Fantastic, in both the sense of wonderful and of fantasy. :)
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01/08/2007 08:31:14 PM
Wow, great image, well done!
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01/05/2007 07:10:42 PM
i love it Brad... great job!
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01/05/2007 05:55:02 PM
#7! Excellent! I'm glad the purisits didn't bring you down. I think this is great work!
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01/05/2007 03:16:20 PM
Way cool, Brad! I absolutely love this. Phantastical Photorealism :-)
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01/05/2007 01:23:08 PM
Originally posted by ursula:

What in the world are "koki pens"?


They are felt tipped pens.
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01/05/2007 12:39:43 PM
Unbelievable that there were five votes of one on this magnificnt image. Tr---s, no doubt.
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01/05/2007 11:31:00 AM
Brad, congratulations! I'm sad you didn't make it to 7.0, or to the front page, but glad for your very good finish. Congratulations! What in the world are "koki pens"?
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01/05/2007 08:50:53 AM
Brad, this is effing magnificent! I didn't score this challenge, so too bad for you. :-( The firework meteorite is brilliant!
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01/05/2007 08:02:59 AM
Congratulations! Such creativity and talent!! Your out-of-this-world imagination and editing skills are inspiring.
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01/05/2007 07:30:59 AM
This is absolutely fantastistic! I'm in awe!!!

5 ones!!!! Their insecurity and jealousy are showing! How ridiculous!

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01/05/2007 05:41:56 AM
Nice work, Brad. I think this expert editing lark is a lot of fun and a good way to learn some tricks of the trade.
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01/05/2007 05:01:58 AM
Whoooot!! WTG Brad! This is cool!
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01/05/2007 03:03:28 AM
Congratulations on a great finish Brad!!!
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01/05/2007 01:41:51 AM
Those 1s are probably from the displaced Martians who you neglected and didn't include in the shot. :P Btw, great results!
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01/05/2007 01:17:50 AM
playing with your koki pens again i see :)
nice one cuz.
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01/05/2007 01:14:59 AM
Beautiful composite and very creative. Congratulations.
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01/05/2007 01:00:33 AM
this is a fun pic, B! congrats on top 10. it's sad that it got so many low scores and comments about it not being photography. if Expert Editing was the only type of challenge here i could understand their comments. but, it's just a small part, meant to be fun. it's too bad that they feel the need to punish people who participate in the challenges because everyone doesn't agree with their definition of photographic art.
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01/05/2007 12:21:47 AM
WOW!! I did not see this before as I did not get a chance to go through all the entries. This would have been my top pic. I love it! Congrats on 7th place, although you deserved first. jmho

Added to my favs :)
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01/05/2007 12:13:53 AM
How this got FIVE 1's and didn't ribbon I'll never understand! Excellent work, you got blue ribbon in my book!
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01/05/2007 12:13:35 AM
Congrats on 7th place. Hehehehehe....!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2007 11:21:48 PM
Outstanding! My kind of image!! Hope you'll share your secrets! Love the fine detail and tones. The moon and the asteroid really make it special and move your eye around the image. Making it a fav.
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01/04/2007 10:34:56 PM
Very, very clever, and it looks like something from another planet.....
I really love this one..... A "10" from me.....
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01/04/2007 10:15:46 PM
Congrat you got a winner!!!!!
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01/04/2007 06:56:35 PM
Excellent work! (no vote)
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01/04/2007 06:20:48 PM
Well this is good, nice job with the processing. Two things though that bother me. First is the lighting on the foreground, it comes from a wrong direction on the red rocks that are in the front part of the photo and I would suggest darkening them. The other is the very slight movement of the stars, I either want them stationary or with very definitive startrails and this is somewhere in between but that´s just my personal preference. I like this outcome though and gave it a 7.
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01/04/2007 05:29:27 PM
Sweet editing. Love this shot, this is like a perfect desktop background. Nice work.
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01/04/2007 03:38:34 PM
Hey, where's the howling wolf?
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01/04/2007 12:51:55 AM
BEAUTIFUL!!!
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01/03/2007 11:22:30 PM
wow! how many photos did you use here? this is expert editing!
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01/03/2007 05:54:59 PM
No doubt some are going to vote this down as digital art but I LOVE it.
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01/03/2007 05:38:05 PM
Wow...this is perfection.
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01/03/2007 05:04:54 PM
Looks like the cover of a 50's sci-fi comic and not much to do with a photograph
01/02/2007 09:30:58 PM
Good effect. 7
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01/02/2007 02:59:23 PM
holy cow! tremendous shot.
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01/02/2007 11:11:51 AM
Wonderful PS skills, it looks very real, with good lighting and blending. 10
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01/01/2007 04:53:23 AM
Good imagination and compositing.
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12/31/2006 11:32:49 PM
ooooooh i love this
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12/31/2006 07:24:26 PM
This scene looks harsh, but I don't care for the composites to create the effect.
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12/31/2006 06:49:07 PM
This is my vote against the overprocessing rules set... Sorry...
TC
12/30/2006 11:28:04 PM
Very nice editing, this is the king of stuff I expect in an 'expert editing' challenge. no one can tell you it is not 'photographic appearing' (10)
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12/30/2006 10:03:26 PM
Nice. Should ribbon.
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12/30/2006 07:12:16 PM
I can't wait to see the editing steps on this one. "8"
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12/30/2006 10:13:16 AM
Although I would never try this type of Photo-art, I enjoy looking at it. Now for the critique. The only thing I notice that could be improved is the light source actual, differs from the light source suggested. Possibility some creative dodge and burn could have redirected the suggested light.8
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12/30/2006 06:28:29 AM
Interesting image - like the use of light and shadow to add depth. Definitely a fun one.
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12/29/2006 10:21:11 PM
Somebody has GOT to be from Utah or at least visited it recently...hmm? Anyway, your 'photos' rock...literally! I think of all the photos in the challenge (though yours does have some flaws [like mine does too - it's very similar in ways]), your photo is the total essence of the challenge and the best presented imho. I don't (or rarely) vote in challenges I enter but if I did, you'd get a fat honkin' 10 from me. I think a little blur along the hard edges would have blended the layers together a little more realistically...that is all. Love it...nice work!
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12/29/2006 09:55:43 PM
Very cool perspective & processing! <9>
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12/29/2006 07:53:38 PM
This is just amazing--good job.
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12/29/2006 04:51:56 PM
very cool... makes me think its not on earth
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12/29/2006 02:58:02 PM
The PP is one of a kind! I will give you a 10 for that. As for harsh? I don't know, I have never been to Mars but I bet it is. :D
Good luck! :)
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12/29/2006 02:18:14 PM
Back to bump up to an 8. The meteor makes the shot. It looks like a poster in a "head-shop" :) Cool.
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12/29/2006 01:56:51 PM
Happy New Year! - 10
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12/29/2006 01:25:37 PM
Lots going on here. I love the coloring of the rocks.
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12/29/2006 11:37:43 AM
This image is a bit too busy for my taste. This seems to be more about the editing than the subject. However, the editing is well done.
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12/29/2006 07:57:41 AM
Excellent creation. Overall I am glad these types of images dont heavily populate these challenges but it is nice to see one that is done so well. A creative idea executed well with excellent editing. Bumpin gup.
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12/29/2006 04:58:49 AM
Wow, it certainly has the impact.
It's not to my tastes but Im sure it will do very well.
How much of it is photography and how much digital art though? (That old arguement).
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12/29/2006 03:02:42 AM
oh the photo purists are gonna hate this one!
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12/29/2006 01:31:00 AM
I am more than halfway through my voting and this is the best editing I have seen. It is looks real and not super photoshopie (i dont think thats a word, sorry) Good job.
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12/29/2006 12:34:14 AM
That is fabulous!!!! Excellent digital work. Totally believable too.
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12/29/2006 12:31:42 AM
not to get too technical but the position of the plannets isn't right, and the direction of sun would be incorrect i believe. I am of course just jokeing lol this is a great picture! faved
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12/29/2006 12:10:54 AM
Awesome... the first shot in this challenge that caught my eye as somebody actually taking advantage of the "almost no limits" rule. Hope it does well, hopefully there's a list of how you got here. Very cool
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