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Challenge: Geology (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Netherlands
Date: Jul 13, 2009
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2009

This is my second picture, I retook the shot after critiques from other people.

I made the map myself, tea-stained the notebook and lit the scene with a golden glow. The glasses are my own, and the compass was just a keychain.

Anyways, my take on Geology is that these scientists search for the secrets of the world, much as a treasure hunter searches for the treasures of the world, hence why I combined them.

Place: 66 out of 86
Avg (all users): 5.0385
Avg (commenters): 4.7778
Avg (participants): 4.4706
Avg (non-participants): 5.1689
Views since voting: 621
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 182
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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07/22/2009 12:27:52 AM
I'm one of the dense voters that did not see the connection. Of course, now that I can see your notes, I understand what you were trying to convey. I'm afraid I gave it a neutral vote of a 5, because as wonderful an image as I think it is, I just failed to see the connection. Sometimes (frequently, in fact) thinking outside the box is not rewarded with a good score. Still a very well done entry, even if the relevance went over my head.

Message edited by author 2009-07-22 00:28:19.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2009 11:37:11 PM
Geology or Geography.......The Sepia style processing does work well for the subject you have chosen
07/21/2009 08:20:30 PM
07/19/2009 06:00:45 PM
nice composition
07/19/2009 07:26:23 AM
Interesting concept. I like the image. Not sure all voters will see the connection....7
07/17/2009 06:11:07 PM
Geology or cartography?!?! :) Interesting and unique take on the challenge.
07/17/2009 01:23:28 PM
I'm not seeing geology implied here. When I look at this, I see "exploration". It is well done, however. I like the warm sunset lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2009 10:54:45 PM
Good idea, but a bit hokey. Try this with a vintage map (minus the grease stains, sorry) and other nostalgic items
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/15/2009 10:49:45 PM
that, to me, is more like 'geography' than geology. i like it, though and it's one of the more unique photos in the challenge as it isn't a physical illustration (ie rocks, mountains, etc...) of the topic
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/15/2009 08:32:39 PM

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