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2001: Art's Space Odyssey
1st Place2001: Art's Space Odyssey
gyaban


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Challenge: In The Style Of: Art Roflmao (Expert Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Mar 1, 2012
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Mar 1, 2012



[Mar. 5th, 2012 11:49:57 AM]

Kubrick's "2001" being one of my very favorite movies, this challenge and its special rules permitted me to create this little tribute. Of course, I had to involve Art and one of his friends in there! ;-)

Sources:
- Earth photo: Image courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.
- Dinosaur photo made by me at home, using a toy
- Ken's face from this photo (thanks Ken for letting us use your portfolio!)
- Baby photo from a free stock website
- The rest was created directly in Photoshop (stars, bubbles, light)

Since most of this picture is not coming from my own photos, I don't feel like putting it in DPCPrints. However, should you want the full-sized picture, just drop me a message and I'll send you a download link.

Thanks all for the great comments and votes, I'm glad some found it funny!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 67
Avg (all users): 7.8603
Avg (commenters): 9.0667
Avg (participants): 7.7021
Avg (non-participants): 7.9438
Views since voting: 6751
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 136
Comments: 51
Favorites: 0


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03/10/2012 10:31:25 PM
One of the best part, to me, is that the thumbnail looks like the part on the left is a face staring right at me.
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03/09/2012 05:58:21 PM
well put together, Christophe! Congrats on another Blue (very fitting color for this image) and another monster score. At this rate, pretty soon you'll reach average score 7. That would be something! :)
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03/09/2012 05:35:41 PM
Congrats, great image
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03/09/2012 03:57:50 PM
Originally posted by cutout:

holy mo
a whole pic done
without a camera in sight


Not really... cameras were in fact involved, even if *mine* only captured the dinosaur. That said, I agree with you, and I suppose we won't get other challenges that permit using others' photos anytime soon, which is for the best.
03/09/2012 03:41:33 PM
holy mo
a whole pic done
without a camera in sight
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03/09/2012 02:14:14 PM
Hmmmmm...I'm a little surprised to see this one with the blue. Somehow, this image leaves me somewhat chilled and mystified. I miss the hugely dramatic fire & brimstone and outrageous sense of humor that I always find so immensely satisfying in the work of 21.gif Art Roflmao. Oh well. But, of course, your processing is impeccable as usual. ;-)
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03/09/2012 11:40:22 AM
I got a great laugh out of this one. Great work, Christophe!
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03/09/2012 11:33:50 AM
Congratulations.
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03/09/2012 10:57:45 AM
I did like your entry very much though!!
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03/09/2012 10:56:27 AM
Your just a blue ribbon whore!!Have a rest....
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03/09/2012 10:43:51 AM
After seeing your work in your portfolio, I thought this might be yours. My absolute favorite in the bunch! Congrats on placing first! Well deserved!!!
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03/09/2012 10:34:36 AM
I've seen you go all out for a challenge - but to SPACE! You've outdone yourself ;)
So hilarious.
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03/09/2012 09:33:02 AM
great image!! the only one I gave a 10 to!!!! congrats!!!
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03/09/2012 09:32:07 AM
There is so much that is right about this shot - it looks real (like that makes sense) Congratulation!!
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03/09/2012 07:51:11 AM
congratulations on the ribbon, such a wonderful imagination you have
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03/09/2012 06:53:46 AM
Ha! I figured this was yours, but I wasn't quite sure. I was hoping, though! :)

Congrats!!!
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03/09/2012 05:42:49 AM
Originally posted by ytshuva:

where do you find the time for this??
great work.

I think that the site cuncil shouold consider to remove you from particpating challenges you can't be challenged..:)


Thanks a lot! I decided to not enter that much this year, only cherry picking the challenges that inspire me. This way, I can afford to spend more time than before on a single image.
03/09/2012 05:37:10 AM
where do you find the time for this??
great work.

I think that the site cuncil shouold consider to remove you from particpating challenges you can't be challenged..:)
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03/09/2012 04:09:39 AM
Not fair, this was supposed to be no.1 in your profile... you seem immune to the Art curse.
Another great movie poster, Christophe! The Artbaby looks mean :).
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03/09/2012 01:50:26 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

gyaban_congrats.png You're better at being me than me. ;-) Great work!


Yeah, THE stamp!!! Thanks a lot Ken :-)
03/09/2012 01:49:49 AM
Originally posted by adigitalromance:

Very nice, this clears up my mental dilemma about your Freedom picture!
Can you briefly explain how you made those stars? They are very realistic!


Thanks a lot!
The stars were essentially made out of noise:
- created a layer, filled with black
- added noise (about 10%, monochromatic)
- played with levels until most of the dots were gone
- duplicated the layer a couple of times: the copy were re-sized randomly (to create differently sized stars)
- then I painted randomly black on these layers masks, to create areas with less stars
- I also used the cloning tool to even obtain a higher density of stars at some locations
- Dodged the high density locations, to make them brighter
- Painted some dark blue "clouds" for a "spacey" effect

Message edited by author 2012-03-09 02:16:21.
03/09/2012 01:36:42 AM
Totally fooled me with your "loaned" image. I could have sworn this was you, then I saw Godzilla falling through your "fence"... Congrats on the ribbon for this splendid tribute :-)
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03/09/2012 01:19:23 AM
gyaban_congrats.png You're better at being me than me. ;-) Great work!
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03/09/2012 12:54:30 AM
I want to be where you are someday... where a 7.8 doesn't even make my profile.
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03/09/2012 12:38:25 AM
Congrats on the win, outstanding as usual!
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03/09/2012 12:31:03 AM
Congratulations! This entry is too powerful to be challenge by anyone at the moment:-)
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03/09/2012 12:27:11 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and fantastic placement! Wonderful image
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03/09/2012 12:24:32 AM
Congrats, Christophe!!
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03/09/2012 12:17:24 AM
Very nice, this clears up my mental dilemma about your Freedom picture!
Can you briefly explain how you made those stars? They are very realistic!
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03/09/2012 12:13:41 AM
Excellent job on the concept and editing! Very well earned blue ribbon! GRATS!
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03/09/2012 12:12:03 AM
Congratulations, Christophe, on another brilliant blue ribbon.
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03/09/2012 12:06:51 AM
Had to be you :-) You'll probably have it on your profile page forever!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/08/2012 11:19:42 PM
This is 'effing hilarious. Wonderful idea and execution. I hope this wins!
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03/08/2012 06:05:54 PM
Fantastic!
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03/08/2012 03:44:20 PM
Epic.
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03/07/2012 03:49:55 AM
Ohhhhh please tell me you will have a print available?! Top notch and brilliant! I would guess this is Art's entry, but since I am Art, I have to guess it's someone almost as good. :P In any case, you have clearly illustrated the story of my origins. Blue will look good on this. :)
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03/06/2012 10:28:02 PM
needs more cheese :(
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03/05/2012 05:05:48 PM
Brilliant!
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03/05/2012 06:31:23 AM
Amazing! This should be ribbon.
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03/03/2012 04:50:30 PM
Aaahh - so that's how he got to this planet - explains a lot :-)

Beautifully shot.
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03/03/2012 10:41:09 AM
In my top Five for sure.
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03/03/2012 01:15:53 AM
baby Ken is awesome, rotflmao
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03/02/2012 06:25:21 PM
Great shot. Very nice edit. Really well done! Bumping it to a 10.
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03/02/2012 04:29:36 PM
Interesting but NOT quite funny

Message edited by author 2012-03-09 00:23:41.
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03/02/2012 02:36:46 PM
Marvelous editing skills.
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03/02/2012 01:11:30 PM
yeah....this is the blue! So well done!
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03/02/2012 12:18:23 PM
Wow! Out of this world :-) If Christophe entered this challenge, this would be his entry.
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03/02/2012 11:48:18 AM
This is brilliant! Love it. The expression on his face is priceless.
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03/02/2012 08:47:57 AM
Good one. Aren't you loving everyone's adventurous side? Great stuff.
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03/02/2012 06:26:13 AM
By far the best one!
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03/02/2012 12:05:57 AM
LOL! Lovely.


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