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Way out of Here
Way out of Here
CorySmith


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-10 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye for Canon
Location: somewhere over Iraq
Date: Oct 17, 2007
Aperture: 13
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Military, Fish Eye
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2007

Title is a Porcupine Tree song from the album "Fear of a Blank Planet"

I got to ride in a ch-53e the other day. pretty cool

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Post Voting:
Wow thank you all so much, I had no idea this would do so well. Took this the day after i got my new camera so its good to see the old 20D go out with a bang.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 521
Avg (all users): 6.8843
Avg (commenters): 7.7222
Avg (participants): 6.8571
Avg (non-participants): 6.9667
Views since voting: 4046
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 121
Comments: 36
Favorites: 12 (view)


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03/15/2009 02:29:55 PM
awesome shot man... that barren landscape looks most un-hospitable. The image makes me think of a space ship flying over an alien planet, which I imagine might not be too far from the truth of a soldier's experience out there.
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10/16/2008 07:46:32 PM
Wow, someone else knows about Porcupine Tree. Great picture, BTW.
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06/11/2008 02:02:45 PM
This is absolutely phenomenal, I love the fisheye effect, as well as the insane detail on the ground, great shot man.
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03/20/2008 01:59:25 PM
This is a stunning photo and a brilliant capture. The look of the fish is wicked on this!
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03/18/2008 10:37:06 AM
What a cool shot.... not one many people have access to get! Nice to know the ol' 20D has that in her! :P
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12/25/2007 02:05:06 AM
Awesome image!!! How did you meet all those members, I am jealous! :)
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11/09/2007 03:13:54 PM
This is truly amazing - a big congrats!
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11/09/2007 09:44:30 AM
Congrats on your top 10! Awesome shot!
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11/09/2007 06:22:33 AM
Fabulous, unique. Great Shot! Congrats on top 10.
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11/08/2007 07:18:34 PM
Very cool, grats on the new cam too!
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11/08/2007 04:12:31 PM
Nice shot and congrats on top 10. Wondered if this was yours...knowing you spend time in a sandbox. ;)
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11/08/2007 10:23:56 AM
Not too shabby!! Congrats.
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11/08/2007 10:20:26 AM
Oh Cory!!!!!! Carerul now, you're going to have photographers flocking to get over there and try to capture some of the awesome photos you are getting.

CONGRATULATIONS on a top 10. . .but even more. . .such an incredible photo to have in your portfolio. That's a reward in itself.
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11/08/2007 02:36:13 AM
Way to go Cory. Congrats on the top 10th finish. Quite a ride i guess.
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11/08/2007 01:51:32 AM
Wow - 10th in a Free Study!!! Way to go! (And way to show me that just because we're stuck in a not-so-photo-friendly place, good pictures are still out there to be found.)
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11/08/2007 01:02:27 AM
Big congrats on your Top Ten finish, Cory! Great shot. Marvelous perspective and patterns.
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11/08/2007 12:17:23 AM
WHOAH. THAT is a very cool, unique image. Congrats on top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2007 09:39:05 PM
wild!
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11/07/2007 08:09:10 PM
Cool capture! Sexy lens!
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11/06/2007 05:47:09 PM
a 9, excellant!!!!!!!!
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11/06/2007 04:15:29 PM
What a fabulous picture.

It took me a while to figure out what I was looking at as it was like looking into some sort of eye. But in a sense it is almost looking out of an 'eye' into a world beyond.

There's a whole dynamic tension here generated between the technology surrounding the viewer and the timeless face of the earth below. This could be a spacecraft taking pictures of Mars or any other distant arrid world.

This gives the viewer a portal to a quite different place.

Great shot - completely different.
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11/05/2007 09:10:51 PM
Most awesome fisheye view ever!
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11/05/2007 07:58:58 AM
CH-53? Fetor? Excellent.
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11/05/2007 05:59:51 AM
8 - Unique, that's for sure. If not for the blue, could be over another planet. Minor, but my eye keeps looking at the symmetry. Really like that landscape color and formation.
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11/04/2007 07:43:04 PM
That is VERY cool!!!!
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11/04/2007 03:50:02 PM
Fettor?
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11/04/2007 04:25:21 AM
Very cool view. Fisheye? C-130? Has more relief in it than I would expect from Iraq, though. Nice editing, too.
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11/03/2007 03:36:30 AM
What the frick, Pavelow or? Sweet shot nonetheless, 8.
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11/02/2007 01:24:02 PM
Crazy composition
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11/02/2007 12:49:56 PM
Great symmetry and colors. Love the point of view and colors.
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11/02/2007 12:21:15 AM
fascinating! 8
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11/01/2007 08:12:16 PM
Nice fisheye; the land looks a little barren!
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11/01/2007 03:03:05 PM
You have yourself one hell of a view there! I'd say it must be nice to have that kind of access, but at the same time, I get the feeling you might be military and not be home.

Anyway, great image here. My only nits are the obvious PS work which is evidenced by the "halo" around the upper doors (not sure what they really are so calling them doors).
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11/01/2007 12:50:56 PM
Great use for a fish.
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11/01/2007 09:45:54 AM
Very nice perspective, use of wide angle and crisp. Reminds me of when I have flown over the Sahara desert. This has a nice dramatic feel to it for me. Good luck. 8
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11/01/2007 03:26:05 AM
wow...scary! great image 8
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