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Martian Landscapes (yes, it's a mars bar!)
Martian Landscapes (yes, it's a mars bar!)
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Challenge: Textures II (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S50
Location: little bedroom at home, Erith, Kent Uk
Date: Feb 14, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 0.4
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2004

Okay. It's a close up picture of a Mars Bar (King Size - only the best for DPC) made to look faintly Martianesque. Here's how I did it.

Got back of Punch drunk Love poster sellotaped against door.

Got shoebox as base.

put mars bar on top.

took pictures.

Editted as follows:

crop.
unsharp mask.
desatuate.
change hue to red.
go through variations and make "more yellow". slight gausian blur.
increase canvas height to give the widescreen type bordery finish.
quick whank with NeatImage

Hopefully, this all comes under the basic editing rules...


Statistics
Place: 132 out of 406
Avg (all users): 5.4586
Avg (commenters): 6.0667
Avg (participants): 5.3054
Avg (non-participants): 5.7172
Views since voting: 1123
Votes: 266
Comments: 33
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02/26/2004 04:07:40 AM
Well, even though this shot was a rush job and I wasn't very pleased with it, I am pleasantly surprised with how well it did and even more pleased with the encouraging and constructively critical comments left by the following lovely people. And I learnt stuff, like:

simplicity in titles is normally appreciated
borders are generally not a good idea, especially when they're a bit imposing like mine
NeatImage totally destroys any texturey feel (though necessary because there was so much noise - still, hopefully extra practice will remedy this)
and apparently, I'm not very original, dammit ;) ! (I'll have to find the other chocolate one)

Still, if anyone who left comments happens to find this, thanks! I'm now very much inspired to perservere with this hobby / project.

cheers
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2004 03:58:45 PM
Very funny! and really very well done. 10
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02/24/2004 02:04:44 PM
very cool idea..good thing you put in that title!
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02/24/2004 11:34:34 AM
Topical.
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02/23/2004 10:39:24 PM
Nice, but I wish the black borders werent at the top and bottom
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02/23/2004 06:51:26 PM
love this! Beautifully done
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02/23/2004 06:31:58 PM
Both the idea and the implementation are pure genius.
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02/23/2004 02:46:56 PM
I would have never known it was a mars bar. big points for creativity.
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02/23/2004 08:24:20 AM
looks like a movie still
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02/22/2004 09:56:49 PM
Very inventive and well executed. Nice use of chocolate. However, I don't care much for the aspect ratio, or the borders at top and bottom.
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02/22/2004 02:30:37 PM
Really clever, but the title oversells the idae, I think...
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02/22/2004 10:39:41 AM
Black bars on the top and bottom are distracting.
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02/22/2004 05:48:19 AM
Where's the texture?
02/22/2004 02:49:44 AM
I really like this picture, it has a surreal quality to it. I also like the bold top and bottom border...
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02/20/2004 11:33:37 PM
hahaha. very creative idea.
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02/20/2004 08:22:15 AM
clever idea, need a bigger dof to give me a strong sense of texture
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02/19/2004 10:40:35 PM
Clever idea and good job making it look like mars.
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02/19/2004 03:59:13 PM
best concept in the comp
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02/19/2004 09:39:29 AM
There was another one of these recently, was there not? Was that you too? Intriguing view, though doesn't have a great deal to do with texture to me, ertainly not as in feel. An interesting perspective though.
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02/19/2004 06:09:01 AM
Good work. Nice simulaction.
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02/19/2004 12:50:35 AM
This is a good one very nice great idea
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02/19/2004 12:21:07 AM
Since I haven't seen any of the Mars rover photos, it's hard to judge if you were trying to actually mimic them. I think this is a wonderful idea and pretty well done. I would have liked more focus, DOF to strengthen the presentation of texture.
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02/18/2004 11:53:13 PM
very cool shot
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02/18/2004 08:55:23 PM
lol......very creative..just needs better focus. :)
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02/18/2004 05:13:06 PM
great idea!
02/18/2004 02:56:21 PM
It's an attractive shot but I don't feel the texture
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02/18/2004 01:08:52 PM
Very nice mixture of textures. Lighting and focus is great. 7
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02/18/2004 12:52:07 PM
Pretty cool! Sometimes I wonder how people come up with some of these ideas! This is very unique. The lighting is real nice. :-)
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02/18/2004 04:14:48 AM
excelent!!! I LOVE IT !!!
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02/18/2004 03:45:44 AM
This concept is brilliant. More than just nifty camera work. Very well done.
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02/18/2004 01:57:26 AM
Wow, neat thats a mars bar? would not have guessed it. nice work.
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02/18/2004 01:22:18 AM
Fantastic idea! I never would have known.
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02/18/2004 12:39:52 AM
I like the idea and would have been perfect if you could have gotten the entire bar in focus. (7)
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