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Thanks, Ken!
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Challenge: In The Style Of: Art Roflmao (Expert Editing*)
Collection: Challenges 2012
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Home, MB pier
Date: Feb 26, 2012
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2012

You really are the heart of DPC. :-)

I would not have entered this challenge - I'm sure the entries are going to be spectacular - and this in comparison is going to be childlike. But I had to do it for Ken. So I do hope he likes it. :-)

I took the base shot this morning at the Manhattan Beach pier. Stuck the camera out through the railing and used on board flash.

The label was handwritten (poorly, I might add - should have redone that part) on a piece of paper, which was then taped to the window and photographed. I tried to "spherize" the label to make it sorta fit the railing - not sure it worked quite like I wanted it to but I tried! Then used either soft light or overlay blending mode to blend it in to the railing a bit more.

The godzilla head came from Ken's source file. I erased a bit on the neck to fade it into the pigeon's feathers, and took the eye from the pigeon and replaced the godzilla eye.

The overlay is a texture from my texture folder, something I shot in 2006.

For someone who is not an expert editor, I am really kinda pleased with this monstrosity!



[Mar. 3rd, 2012 01:14:52 AM]

Ha! I had to add this because, well, it never has happened to me and never will again! The early results:

Votes: 7
Views: 24
Avg Vote: 7.8571
Comments: 2

Ha!!

[Mar. 4th, 2012 11:39:41 PM]

Here's the basic shot:

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Statistics
Place: 13 out of 67
Avg (all users): 6.6894
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 6.7021
Avg (non-participants): 6.6824
Views since voting: 1047
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 132
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/04/2012 10:38:19 PM
Shame on me. I did not vote in this challenge. This is hilarious! Love it.
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03/09/2012 08:04:09 PM
Of course this was yours!! Very nice entry and a very nice score!
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03/09/2012 04:37:06 PM
Lucky 13! It just had to be you Debs and well done for leaving your comfort zone in the digital darkroom :)
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03/09/2012 01:20:33 PM
Look at you photo-shopping it up!!

I should have guessed this was yours from the Pigeon in it :-)

Gotta say I like it, and not a bad placing either.
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03/09/2012 01:09:56 PM
I really enjoyed this one - you did a great job with the zilla and the grit, tones and perspective/distortion are absolutely perfect.
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03/09/2012 11:42:23 AM
Oh my! What BIG TEETH he has! That pigeon-zilla must have a terrific dentist...;-) I like his rumpled feathers.
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03/09/2012 08:17:44 AM
A post apocalyptic pigeon. Beautiful job.
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03/09/2012 07:20:52 AM
oh my, so close to a top ten, this is such a nice tribute and wonderful entry
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03/09/2012 07:08:13 AM
whooo hoooo!!! I knew this would do well! Awesome finish, and congrats on the prize!
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03/09/2012 06:42:27 AM
Yay Deb! You won a membership for a change!
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03/09/2012 02:44:16 AM
Knew it was you, got the wrong pier! Outstanding entry, Deb. Congrats on your favorite position :-)
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03/09/2012 12:29:54 AM
this was so up there.
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03/09/2012 12:04:15 AM
Go Pigeons! LOL!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/08/2012 06:06:54 PM
Roflmao!
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03/05/2012 09:14:44 AM
Great shot! You manage to get so close to bird.
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03/04/2012 10:17:58 PM
Love all the details in this one .. worth spending time on - pretty sure I know who the photog is and that even makes it better .. 8
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03/03/2012 03:24:51 PM
Love it! I think my favourite of the challenge.
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03/02/2012 06:06:21 PM
Birdzilla? Like the shot. It's almost like a postcard. A very creepy postcard.
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03/02/2012 02:37:47 PM
HA! Well done. Could use a bit of fire and destruction... :)
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03/02/2012 12:08:45 PM
Ah, my favorite pier makes an a-pier-ance.... Deb, is this you??? LOVE the Godzigeon.
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03/02/2012 11:51:29 AM
That is a great message. Glad you did this.
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03/02/2012 09:34:34 AM
great processing. the railing is killer.
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03/02/2012 08:52:11 AM
What a great tribute!!!! This is wonderful. I wish we had more "throw caution to the wind" type challenges. Great way to start the weekend.
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03/02/2012 02:10:53 AM
GODPIGEON!!! ;-) LOVE it!!
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03/02/2012 01:59:39 AM
Hey, I know this pier, and I'd recognize that arse anywhere!
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03/02/2012 12:31:46 AM
exciting and freaky at the same time. very well done.
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03/02/2012 12:19:55 AM
Ooohh, Pigeonzilla! Love it!
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