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Blue sky research
Blue sky research

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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date: May 2, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500 s & 1/2000 s
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2009

Tonemapped/HDR from two raw images. + Cropping + levels etc + Noise Ninja + sharpening.

Place: 376 out of 531
Avg (all users): 5.3202
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3392
Avg (non-participants): 5.2632
Views since voting: 675
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 228
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 07:46:35 PM
This is an interesting thing photographed well. However, there is nothing special about it, nothing that makes me want to explore the image. 6
01/19/2009 07:54:25 AM
interesting leadign lines, nice overall of tonal blues, crisp adn clean
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01/17/2009 03:09:11 PM
really like the colors...a bit grainy on the poles.
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01/17/2009 07:00:34 AM
a very cool structure - it is very cool how we can see the world around us from this mirrored ball
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01/17/2009 12:49:20 AM
not bad, but there are some noise and artifacts issues in the metal that spoil it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/16/2009 09:36:01 PM
They had built the ball for another purpose. It was there to collect data. Radio waves. Interference. Celestial noise. It was there to monitor our universe for intelligent life, to help assure us that we were not alone.

We found out that we were not alone, but not from any of the data collected by the ball. No, they came in the form of mimicry. They came and they used our very atmosphere to create terrestrial shapes from the clouds. They came and they began to devastate us and our planet.

They had built it for another purpose, but in those days of the war to save humanity, the ball became a weapon. It became a focuser of light that was used to disintegrate the alien spirits that controlled those clouds so shaped like the animals of earth.

They had built it for another purpose, but it had become humanity's only hope.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/16/2009 09:05:41 PM
Really intriguing shot that definitely captures the eye, I like the lines in the structure and background. There is subtle details in the reflections that add additional context to the scene.
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01/16/2009 06:14:37 PM
fantastic catch!
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