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For the world is hollow and I have touched the sky
2nd PlaceFor the world is hollow and I have touched the sky
hihosilver


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Spheres (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Malibu, California
Date: Jul 10, 2010
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2010

::BEAMS at DPC::

Oh my!!!! Thank you to all the voters and especially the commentors (Star Trek Fans...you never let me down!)

Okay...everyone turn your iPad upside down...Voila! A crystal ball sitting on the edge of a cliff with a refraction image of the mountains! (I know...I know...not very original, but still tons of fun!)

Gosh...the only way to get rid of my own reflection in this image is to...lie down flat out on my belly on the edge of this cliff! So, I put a towel down to rest my camera on the rocks and lay down carefully along the ledge of this rocky cliff so my camera and I are actually slightly lower than the ball (the ledge tilts at an angle). YIKES...don't look down!

Waiting for the sun position to move so the star will look right in the globe...it's getting hot up here now as I'm lying in the dirt ::carefully looks around for ticks and bugs...ugh!::

At last, the sunstar beams at me through the globe and the shot is done! (' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Gringo will be so proud of me that I finally listened to him and used a prop and also that I did not turn his beloved mountains...PURPLE! Hope he likes...BLUE...;-D...)

If I could take this ribbon and wrap it around my team mates with a BIG HUG to Capt. Bear Music, Penny, Jason, Jeb, Judi, Wendy, Robert, and Barbara...I would thank you all for inspiring me with your incredible hard work and dedication.

A special thank you to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ursula whose photography beams me to places I never thought anyone's imagination could boldly go...but brilliantly, hers always does!

Ah ha! So this is what happens when you wish upon a star...

::BEAMS...BEAMS...BEAMS::

-Mae

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 113
Avg (all users): 6.9272
Avg (commenters): 9.0769
Avg (participants): 6.7358
Avg (non-participants): 6.9935
Views since voting: 4065
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 206
Comments: 49
Favorites: 12 (view)


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05/11/2012 01:06:31 PM
Fooled me. Genius springs from simple ideas.
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08/17/2010 02:13:02 AM
yeah Mae! Congrats friend.--so sorry i didn't take the time to comment until now.
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07/28/2010 06:31:21 PM
Great shot Mae. Congratulations.
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07/28/2010 09:04:54 AM
Congratulations Mae on your ribbon. Very cool love this wonderful work.
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07/27/2010 02:33:04 PM
WOW this so cool!!! Congrats on your Red Ribbon Mae.
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07/26/2010 11:05:33 PM
Oh my gosh! You're in Malibu and we haven't had coffee yet?? No way! We must fix that! And way cool on the ribbon thingie! (No, I don't speak Klingon. I'm so ashamed. Must I turn in my geek card now?)
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07/26/2010 05:13:40 PM
wow this looks amazing! congrats on the ribbon!
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07/26/2010 08:08:47 AM
Fantastic!! well done on your ribbon, very well deserved
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07/24/2010 12:33:31 AM
Congrats Mae!
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07/23/2010 07:59:52 AM
Gazing into the crystal ball I see a blue... make that red ribbon in your future. Congrats Mae! :)
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07/22/2010 11:59:28 PM
OMG, This is fantastic!!! REALLLLLLLLY great photograph. Congratulations, well deserved!
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07/22/2010 09:24:51 PM
Beautiful, beautiful. Congrats.
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07/22/2010 07:50:17 PM
Incredibly good. Glad you retained your perch on the edge of the cliff and so you are still with us to enjoy your ribbon!
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07/22/2010 03:20:28 AM
WooHoo! Congrats, Mae!
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07/22/2010 01:07:46 AM
Congratulations! Brilliantly executed. This looks fantastic - and so very beautiful.
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07/21/2010 06:17:04 PM
Love it when hard work pays off. Congrats!
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07/21/2010 04:46:44 PM
really cool! congrats!
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07/21/2010 02:24:45 PM
Spectacular! As one who is deathly afraid of heights, and cliffs, you get all the more credit for braving them just to get this image. Absolutely beautiful.
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07/21/2010 11:10:36 AM
Way to go!! and wow I didnt think to flip my screen!! had me fooled!
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07/21/2010 10:11:30 AM
Congrats, Love the title Mae! :-)
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07/21/2010 10:11:09 AM
Cool shot!
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07/21/2010 10:01:18 AM
Congratulations Mae on the red with this very awesome shot!
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07/21/2010 09:45:08 AM
This shot is amazing. Congrats on the ribbon
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07/21/2010 08:49:59 AM
Fantastic shot and my fav color - I gave it an 8 and am so happy for you to see it landed where it did - congratulations!
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07/21/2010 03:32:40 AM
Wow, Stunning shot! Your hard work paid off, Mae (lying on the edge of a cliff ???!!:-) Many congrats on your ribbon.
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07/21/2010 02:41:07 AM
Congrats, Mae! This is spectacular!
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07/21/2010 12:37:31 AM
I am so glad that this did so well! It is truly awesome! Congrats! (and you had a funnier comment -- I mean, you can't beat the bones quote :)
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07/21/2010 12:35:05 AM
Oh Mae!! What an amazing photo! I'm so happy this photo won -- and even more happy that YOU won it! :) CONGRATULATIONS! Sooooo, how DID you do it???
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07/21/2010 12:15:30 AM
Woo hoo! Go Mae! Go Mae! It's your birthday! It's your birthday!
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07/21/2010 12:10:37 AM
Wow you beat me! hihihoho. Congratulations on your red!
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07/21/2010 12:06:55 AM
Mae - I don't know how you did this but it is so spectacular! Love it. Congrats on the red ribbon!!
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07/21/2010 12:05:44 AM
Mae! Congratulations on this spectacular image! It's beautiful.
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07/21/2010 12:03:33 AM
Nice, Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/20/2010 11:41:10 PM
Wow I really like this picture. Very beautiful, good job.
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07/20/2010 11:16:53 PM
I had this sitting at a 6... i went back thru the images tonight before roll over... and Im glad I did... I bumped this to an 8! nice job!
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07/20/2010 10:26:43 PM
Very creative! But it doesn't really matter what I think, 'cause I'm not voting this challenge. :)
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07/19/2010 08:47:12 PM
Gorgeous capture. Love it! The hues are so pretty. And the star effect works well in this (normally I hate seeing them). Nicely done.
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07/16/2010 09:58:15 PM
Wonderful image. I studied this for sometime.
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07/16/2010 01:35:50 PM
Dammit, Jim! I'm a doctor not a photography critic!

Sweet shot, extra pointage for the Trek reference.
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07/15/2010 01:21:09 PM
Great title, picture and message!
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07/15/2010 11:02:01 AM
Stunning. Gorgeous colors, clarity (I know, I tried getting this out of MY glass sphere...). Front page.
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07/15/2010 02:40:17 AM
This pic really pops out. Unbelievably sharp in image in the globe. Love the star effect of the sun and the sun(?) at the 5 o'clock position on the edge of the globe. I wonder if this is mycelium; he had a cool image like this previously. definitely meets the challenge using a sphere and has a great image in it.
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07/14/2010 10:02:17 PM
Inverting the shot may cause one to believe this is the eye at the base of a celestial being looking down on the ocean with the hills in the background. Either that or I have to cut down on my Sci Fi and alchohol intake! Great shot, should score well.
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07/14/2010 07:06:53 PM
This is really cool.
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07/14/2010 07:05:47 PM
Is that a star trek title?

This shot's superb. Turning it upside down was a very nice idea. It totally gives the illusion of the sphere clinging to the sky.
Very nice indeed.
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07/14/2010 05:15:24 PM
Great sharp focus on the reflection.
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07/14/2010 03:19:05 PM
Awesome land reflection.
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07/14/2010 04:35:24 AM
Bravo - The best photo I've seen so far and I will bet that this may get a ribbon to match your colour scheme. Well done! 10 & fav.
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07/14/2010 01:23:50 AM
Got my vote for top 10! Great pic..
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