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Challenge: After Man (Expert Editing)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Dec 8, 2011
Galleries: Studio, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2011

I blame my relentless cold for this creation. I got the idea at the last moment, on my way out of my office: I saw the gorrilapod on the ground and decided it would make a cute "being". So, it's not quite an original creature, but something that might still be around "after man". The rest of the scene is pure hallucination...

Shot everything (the sphere, branch, smoke, stars, pod, and "dirt") in about 30 minutes, then edited for about 5 hours.

convert 9 images from raw
several filters including CEP
saturation/hue on some layers
brightness/contrast on some layers
duplicated branch and transformed two of the layers
shift color on the smoke
merge everything to run flood filter
copied flood layer
dodge and burn
save for web

Place: 11 out of 41
Avg (all users): 5.8281
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.8261
Avg (non-participants): 5.8286
Views since voting: 1088
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 128
Comments: 8
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12/16/2011 11:18:42 AM
good feel here. The teal bubble makes the shot and gives reference in my eyes. One of the best blendings of photography and graphic arts in the challenge.
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12/16/2011 08:27:56 AM
Amazing. Got a 9 from me.
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12/16/2011 12:27:49 AM
Your theatrical background pays off again. I can see heaps of work here, well done.
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12/16/2011 12:23:27 AM
What an unexpected image from you, Johanna. I like it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2011 11:36:06 PM
Clever use of textures to create this surreal scene.
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12/12/2011 05:14:43 PM
King Kong meets Mars Attack!! Way to go :)
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12/10/2011 05:10:01 PM
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12/09/2011 07:44:54 AM
seems very artificial
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