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Prisoner of Technology
Prisoner of Technology
david_c


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Challenge: Technology II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
Date: Oct 1, 2007
Aperture: f/2.7
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2007

Taking less-than-full advantage of the Advanced ruleset. Added a second layer, dutoned in sepia-ish, and opacity to about 60% in normal blending mode. On the original layer, levels, curves, unsharp mask, some dodge/burn. Resize, border, save to DPC standards and voila!

I had about 30 ideas for this challenge, but this is the only one I had time to execute.

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A wee bit disappointed this didn't score above a 6. I guess the dust was too much for some voters. I had some shots after I blew the dust away, but I wasn't happy with the expressions. Anyway, I appreciate the comments...glad to know some DPCers have seen the early Superman films.

Statistics
Place: 43 out of 156
Avg (all users): 5.7906
Avg (commenters): 6.3889
Avg (participants): 5.2794
Avg (non-participants): 6.0732
Views since voting: 914
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 191
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2007 10:59:11 PM
nice idea
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10/09/2007 12:22:27 AM
Kinda like where Superman sent the bad Krypton guys in the 2nd (or was it the third movie?)... the Negative Zone, I think.

Beautiful shot! Imaginative subject and well done. (8)
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10/08/2007 02:56:25 PM
I'd like the picture better without the gimmickry.
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10/08/2007 02:43:00 PM
hehe, nice work here... 9
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10/06/2007 09:08:49 PM
cool idea...nice!
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10/06/2007 02:49:44 PM
clever 8
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10/05/2007 06:52:07 PM
Great idea nicely shot, those things really attract the dust
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10/05/2007 03:29:44 PM
Good shot, but i would have either cleaned up the HDD before taking the shot or done some PPing, taking into account those advanced editing rules. 7
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10/04/2007 06:56:46 AM
Very well done!
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10/03/2007 06:35:55 PM
Man, you could have wiped the dust off first ;)
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10/03/2007 05:46:15 PM
The disk could be cleaner but I like the concept.
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10/03/2007 05:33:11 PM
This very "General Zod"
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2007 04:31:54 PM
Many of us certainly are. Should have cleaned that disk first though, or cloned out all the dust. The idea behind this image could have made it a winner along with the very apt title, but the image lacks punch. Some interesting lighting and/or filters could be considered.
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10/03/2007 03:39:33 PM
have i seen this before
10/03/2007 10:46:02 AM
I almost overlooked the reflection stuck in the platter.
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10/03/2007 10:13:08 AM
I like the caption and the creativity. Some parts seem to be over-exposed. And the disc could have been cleaned. The dust/lint on the disc kind of ruined the photo for me. Afterall hard drives are made in a "clean room".
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2007 07:06:03 AM
Would like to see this with the "prisoner" in focus. Good idea; reminds me of Superman II!
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10/03/2007 05:55:48 AM
This is probably one of the better HDD shots i've seen in this comp, no disturbing background and it's a cool idea, I like it!
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10/03/2007 04:24:58 AM
Nice capture!
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