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The Missing Link
3rd PlaceThe Missing Link
Techo


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Challenge: Missing Link (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Jul 11, 2007
Aperture: f9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100sec
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2007

I had trouble making this shot fit under 150kb and look good resized. So the image quality of this bothers me. It has really great detail when viewed closer up. The idea was to create an indent of a missing link, so the chain there is not the main subject itself.
So sand was the obvious and very numerous material ;).

Not much work had to be done to enchance the sand indentation , some dodge N burn. I mean some , it wasn't to create the effect.
I like the optical illusion here most, so thought that would be the creative point. It can look like an indent or a link made of sand.

f9, 1/100sec, ISO400, Shutter Priority. No Flash. Handheld. July 11th,2007.

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Folks, big thanks for your comments and faves. I'm very thrilled and never would've thought this would be received so well but I did hope you'd find it appealing and interesting to look at. This was taken outside on a cloudy day. Quite good though, sunny skies would've given quite the harsh shadows.

I actually did want to initially use the challenge title for my photo title even before thinking of what to shoot, and for it to be simple as that. So the chain which I wanted to use as a prop before (the Chain challenge) came to mind first and I went with it, even though I expected lots of chain pics to be posted. Sometimes you just like an idea so much.

Edited to also add:
Here's a crop, but resize of the original JPG saved from RAW.
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_560703.jpg

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 119
Avg (all users): 6.8626
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.3696
Avg (non-participants): 7.1294
Views since voting: 8708
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 131
Comments: 33
Favorites: 14 (view)


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10/30/2007 05:02:31 AM
Wonderful.....so rich of textures! :)
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07/25/2007 06:51:51 AM
Congratulations on the yellow! A masterful piece indeed.
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07/25/2007 04:21:49 AM
nice and simple, great execution and details ! congratz
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07/24/2007 01:51:46 PM
Congrats on the ribbon - an excellent piece of pleasing artwork created here!
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07/24/2007 01:15:37 AM
Congrats. Really interesting trying to figure out your set up.
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07/23/2007 09:39:00 PM
very well done....congrats
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07/23/2007 06:38:00 PM
How you did this?
Pleasant the masses and winning a Posthumous Yellow Ribbon!
Congrats for both. Enjoy the double pleasure ;)
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07/23/2007 04:48:55 PM
great concept, you pulled it off well, congrats.
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07/23/2007 10:36:42 AM
Outstanding work on this...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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07/23/2007 07:59:00 AM
Amazing shot techo, great idea, well executed, and congrats on the ribbon.
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07/23/2007 07:10:45 AM
GGORGEOUS IMAGE-the colors & textures are so palpable (I love the beach!) this works so well, the smaller size didn't seem to hurt much from my viewing angle. Good for you! CONGRATS On the ribbon!
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07/23/2007 03:42:52 AM
Hey dude... nice to see you bang in a few ribbons before DPL2 starts up HEHEHE! what a cracking shot, congrats on your yellow with this CLASS shot.
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07/23/2007 02:52:43 AM
Congrats on your well deserved ribbon, This one may really be called "The Missing Link", can't think of a clearer visualisation.
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07/23/2007 01:37:07 AM
Great shot!! way to go!!!
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07/23/2007 12:32:47 AM
So glad you ribboned with this. Great work. Congrats on the yellow.
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07/23/2007 12:09:24 AM
congrats on 3rd, great image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2007 11:40:29 AM
Fantastic! Love the colours and the idea.
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07/22/2007 02:06:14 AM
This would have even more impact if, instead of the scallop shell, there was a human footprint. Nice concept and shot.
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07/21/2007 11:19:08 PM
I really like the feel of this one. Very nice.
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07/21/2007 02:01:17 PM
Interesting take on the challenge. The grainy look works well. The contrasts are maybe a bit to subtle...
TC
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07/20/2007 03:20:35 PM
Wonderful still life. This is like Man Ray meets Anne Lindbergh.

Posthumous Yellow Ribbon
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07/20/2007 02:17:00 AM
well if this isn't my favorite so far ---- WOW great take on what so many others have done in this challenge - 10
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07/18/2007 11:42:45 PM
love the textures in all of your subjects
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07/18/2007 09:29:19 PM
Very nice job. I love this. 10!!! 557389.jpg
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07/18/2007 07:26:11 PM
Nice job here.. 9
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07/17/2007 06:06:17 PM
This is sooooo yummy! Love the texture and composition! Excellent!
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07/17/2007 05:14:32 PM
nicely composed and creative - one of my ribbon picks
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07/17/2007 01:30:05 PM
Wow, nice textures! The editing and limited colours works really well.
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07/16/2007 03:15:43 PM
hmmm....an actually semi creative take on the most literal interpretation of the challenge possible, i like the texture in the sand alot
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07/16/2007 02:32:10 PM
A cool representation of a literal interpretation. Yours is the best idea I've seen of an actual split chain, and well-executed to boot. The grain carrying through it all helps, complete with choosing a rusty chain. Nice work!
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07/16/2007 01:39:32 PM
This shot really appeals to me...I really get a sense of the textures and colors...well done! *8*
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07/16/2007 01:33:55 PM
One of the better ones among the chain entries. Creative.
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07/16/2007 09:32:27 AM
Well I have seen a lot of chain links in this challenge but I have to say that for me this is the most visually appealing. Great colours and textures. the overall effect is of some weird creature emerging 8
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