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Challenge: Sci-Fi Celebration (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D
Date: Jun 27, 2007
Aperture: 4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2007

This is just me taking silly photos. Artistic, no. One of the few times I actually staged a photo. Though it was staged in the lightest sense. I just told my wife (who is in the mask) to run around and do whatever.

This is just one image capture.
Slight crop.
Bunch of editing in Capture NX
SB-600 flash using commander mode off on the left.
This is just advanced editing.

Stuff in the top left is actually limb and "sensor" noise from a tree which I accentuated with contrast/brightness/cuvers adjustmnets.

Post Challenge Comments:
It was a joy to shoot this with my wife. Generally she shys away from the camera. Wish I would have had a couple of more takes, but my wife gets a little antsy, plus my flash batteries were on their last leg (recycle time was very long).

Place: 47 out of 93
Avg (all users): 5.7333
Avg (commenters): 6.1000
Avg (participants): 5.7213
Avg (non-participants): 5.7371
Views since voting: 786
Views during voting: 470
Votes: 255
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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07/06/2007 11:56:51 AM
OMG who knew that Aliens liked to camp out? Did you catch it during a potty break - so sly. Lol I love the pic! Looks like you guys had a great time. The dark tones and lighting really set the right mood. Fun photo!
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07/06/2007 08:59:21 AM
Nice score Jayson! Love the contrasts in this - agree with xtian about the terrific B-movie feel - nicely done!
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07/06/2007 08:40:41 AM
fantastinc, jayson. i really like this. it's dark and brooding, very 50s b-movie. the grain really helps here. well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2007 07:23:30 AM
What's the thing at the top left?
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07/04/2007 11:41:50 AM
Reminds me of childhood nightmares... Or was it real?
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07/03/2007 07:42:58 AM
Very cool photo. It may be the lighting but the tent looks a little crooked to me. The lighting in the photo is superb. Hope to see it in the top 10
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07/02/2007 06:01:03 PM
Simple yet effective. The title could be better.
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07/02/2007 10:59:35 AM
I hate the campers, too. Good job.
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07/01/2007 04:12:58 PM
This is a fun type of image, I think a bit of body would be nice, even if just a slight outline to show shoulder and hip.
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06/30/2007 06:03:10 AM
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06/29/2007 11:58:06 AM
HEE HEE - I like the contrast and story. Maybe a bit busy compositionally. With shots like yours and mine, the really SUPERB ones shine even brighter. 6
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06/29/2007 06:16:00 AM
What is in the upper left hand corner? Such a distraction on an otherwise well done photo.
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06/29/2007 01:01:47 AM
Creepy. I love the high key B&W.
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