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Across The Universe
Across The Universe

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Challenge: Cardboard Box (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Location: Oshawa
Date: Jul 24, 2008
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/25
Date Uploaded: Jul 24, 2008

This was a fun one to come up with. I used a fog machine in the box along with a desk lamp with a red light bulb facing upwards or as close to up as it would turn, a little to much on the back but I still liked the way it looked and the lamp just wouldn't bend up anymore. The background is a black sheet with stars on it that was taped to the wall and under the box. I used indirect lighting so it wasn't very bright.
Darkened the shadows around the box and lightened the highlights. Increased the saturation and contrast, soft light and a little neat image.

Place: 30 out of 95
Avg (all users): 6.0260
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.0893
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 1061
Views during voting: 404
Votes: 192
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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08/30/2008 11:38:54 PM
This is unique, and very creative to get it to look so believable with such simple editing steps. Your technique description reminds me very much of the days of silver and chemistry photography. The image is a very nice reality bender.
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08/05/2008 10:58:27 AM
Great shot, Susan. VERY creative.
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08/04/2008 12:04:27 AM
This was my favorite of the challenge, so creative, really like it
and thx for posting details
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2008 08:56:41 AM
Great creativity and nice image!
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08/02/2008 02:39:00 PM
hope you get through 8
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08/02/2008 02:19:19 PM
Pretty cool idea. The light on the front corner of the box takes away from the outer space feel of the composition.
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08/01/2008 03:45:09 PM
Remarkable simulacrum. Posthumous Yellow for you.

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08/01/2008 12:27:52 PM
Strange & bizarre! Cool! 6
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08/01/2008 10:59:08 AM
It's kind of a cut and paste-ish looking photo and not very realistic looking. However - it's a wonderful effort of trying to make it look real and very creative. I can't believe that somebody would have asked for validation. For the hassle of having to go through that, I'll give you a 10. Plus, I love that Beatles song...!
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07/30/2008 04:33:47 AM
great shot, I would have cropped a little more off the left, but what do I know ;-)
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07/29/2008 05:57:03 PM
Very funny! A bit of green for the "strawberry" top would add the extra oomph!
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07/28/2008 06:34:00 PM
Really cool!!! Love the red. (and that movie - it was awesome)
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07/28/2008 01:30:42 PM
woah. Crazy. Cool.
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07/28/2008 11:23:17 AM
Simply beautiful. I never tought to see a flying box across the universe. Great work. -8
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