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Challenge: Miniature (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Studio (kitchen table)
Date: Aug 3, 2004
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2004

Thought of this at the last minute. Printed out an old road panorama that I had shot a while ago. As you can see, I couldn't really get the seams to blend physically. I was using coins to force scale until my girlfriend suggested using batteries.

Shot RAW with my 28-135 @ 41mm.

* RAW adjustments (mostly white balance)
* crop
* shadow/highlight
* hue/saturation
* levels
* USM, resize, USM

Here is an edited shot with no seams:
97137.jpg

Here is a shot showing the setup:
95733.jpg

Here is the original panorama used for the backdrop:
96323.jpg

Here is an alternate entry:
95735.jpg

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 240
Avg (all users): 6.1222
Avg (commenters): 7.2581
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.1976
Views since voting: 2245
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 270
Comments: 38
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/08/2004 11:18:00 PM
just too funny
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08/12/2004 04:58:12 PM
Great idea! Well thought out. I love this kind of thinking outside of the box. Congratulations!
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08/11/2004 12:57:17 PM
Very nice idea and a damn cute truck! It's flawed but very nearly went the distance.
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08/11/2004 03:39:40 AM
Ahhhh, that's how you did it! Thanks for sharing .... neat idea.
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08/11/2004 12:41:13 AM
Congratulations on your 18th place finish. Had that crease been absent this may have taken a ribbon. nevertheless, you certainly outdid yourself. I was floored when I saw the little truck with those razor sharp batteries. Very good work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/10/2004 11:33:30 PM
nicely done
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08/10/2004 10:50:45 PM
What a cool and well done shot. Your camera may need to go in the shop though. : (
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08/10/2004 08:09:01 PM
Nice thing....looks like you have a photograph in front and under the car but maby you could to " How did you do that" one that one
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08/10/2004 06:55:02 AM
love it. everything looks so good. Well done!!!
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08/09/2004 11:59:05 AM
Nice viewpoint. Wrong side of the road? Great idea, the scrtaches and beatup condition of the truck is ideal for the composition.
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08/09/2004 03:51:30 AM
LOL, I really like this!!

I think seeing the obvious join in the paper etc adds to the shot. Looking at it from afar really makes the shot look real, but when you study it more you can see what it actually is! Well done, full marks!
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08/07/2004 03:22:34 PM
Very creative and original. Don't know how you created the minature road - but it works great. The white line just to the right of the truck - going into the sky is unfortunate.
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08/07/2004 03:58:40 AM
wow, the scenary there is amazingly realistic! Nice capture.
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08/07/2004 03:49:03 AM
Clever idea. Quite effective too. The composition works well. It looks like you used two copies of the same picture for your background (one for the floor and one for the background). The point where they touch can be seen. This detracts a little from the impact of the image. Fun image though. Good luck.
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08/07/2004 03:35:10 AM
eyecatching well photograhed
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08/06/2004 07:21:26 PM
something strange when i see this picture, not quite sure what it is
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08/06/2004 01:25:51 PM
Very nice setup but the image lacks a litle contrast for my opinon.
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08/06/2004 07:37:47 AM
Cool idea. What is this white line on the right side?
Looks like it´s holding some wire up.
Part from that... Really well done. Would like to know what you did to get it like that.
7

Message edited by author 2004-08-11 06:08:03.
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08/06/2004 02:25:24 AM
you risked your life? ha ha - nice colors
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08/05/2004 02:27:30 PM
Really convincing . Nice work. This satisfies the challenge parameters more than any I've seen.
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08/05/2004 01:02:28 PM
Not a bad shot but maybe if you cropped out some of the shoulder it would look better.
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08/05/2004 12:58:49 PM
Is this on a picture? I guess it would have to be to make the truck look that big. Too bad this wasn't an advance challenge. Then you would have been able to blend lines where you can see that it is not a real backgroun. Great idea though. Good composition.
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08/05/2004 09:58:55 AM
Voted earlier, returning for comments.

Very nice concept. Would have been much better without the obvious vertical line which appears as a crease line. Bumping from 5 to 6.
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08/04/2004 10:01:30 PM
Great use of photographs as your background, very well done! This one took me a moment...
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08/04/2004 09:38:54 PM
Love the idea of the dump truck carrying the batteries. Original. Nice job!
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08/04/2004 08:05:11 PM
Wow, you got the perspective right in this! Great job!! Very crisp and colorful, too. 9.
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08/04/2004 08:00:29 PM
Great concept for this challenge. Interesting perspective. 10
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08/04/2004 06:09:39 PM
Doesn't look so tiny on the road but the batteries prove the point very well. 7.
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08/04/2004 04:45:20 PM
Clever and has a nice 60's feel to it. What do you use for background?
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08/04/2004 11:28:12 AM
Great picture! I like how vibrant the colors are.
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08/04/2004 11:11:15 AM
Nice shot! great idea!
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08/04/2004 08:56:14 AM
Great perspective. Just something not quite right with the background...
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08/04/2004 08:47:48 AM
good shot I cna see some seams and creases in the background, but this is a basic editing challenge... would love to see it photoshopped! - 8
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08/04/2004 03:42:35 AM
This is Excellent.. I think top 3 material.
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08/04/2004 02:45:26 AM
How was this done? Pretty neat.
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08/04/2004 02:36:15 AM
Power truck!
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08/04/2004 01:20:19 AM
i dont know how you did this, but it is freaking hilarious. 8
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08/04/2004 01:16:07 AM
Nice idea, I can see the paper though :)

(8) Good luck...
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