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Challenge: Ray Bradbury (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD for Canon
Location: Dallas, Texas
Date: Jun 13, 2012
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2012

Ray Bradbury does not seem to have a lot of stories involving robots, but the ones he did do seem to involve ones that look and act very human. Close enough. I can see this as an illustration on the cover of a book or a pulp magazine like "Amazing Stories".

I've entered this sculpture (or it's sibling down the street) in challenges before, so I expect some people will identify it as mine. Seems kind of like that Disney concert hall in L.A. in some ways: The light on it is always interesting.
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I went out shooting with 21.gif dswann one evening when he was in Dallas on a business trip. Since he wanted to find something interesting to shoot and we had this science fiction themed challenge running, the subject to visit was a no-brainer. I got very lucky with the dramatic sky just after a mild rain.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 60
Avg (all users): 7.1939
Avg (commenters): 8.2143
Avg (participants): 6.6757
Avg (non-participants): 7.5082
Views since voting: 2910
Views during voting: 275
Votes: 98
Comments: 74
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/05/2013 01:15:51 PM
Perhaps my most favorite of all your shots - it is perfect. And that brilliant sky, perfectly pp'd. The color contrasts (blues and greens on the statue, reds and yellows in the sky) are just extraordinary. You really made this come alive in a most dramatic fashion.
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06/26/2012 10:17:31 PM
OMG I gotta get back here more.... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! You n Anita 1 n 2nd... whoooo hooooooo..... Sorry I'm late to the party been a long trying 2 months!!

SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!
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06/25/2012 08:47:57 AM
Congratulations on taking top spot with this exceptional image.
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06/24/2012 06:17:24 PM
Congrats on the ribbon. That sky is amazing!
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06/24/2012 01:36:10 PM
Many congrats on the blue, Steve. A spectacular shot, excellent work.
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06/24/2012 08:11:52 AM
The Neanderthal of the future. Killer image with ribbon written all over, congrats.
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06/24/2012 03:31:58 AM
Had winner written all over it Steve what a great shot.

Congrats on the blue!
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06/23/2012 05:38:11 PM
Knew this would be a winner when I was voting - congrats on the blue, great photo!!
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06/22/2012 09:55:55 PM
Yaaaaaay!!! Awesome shot, Steve. Seriously kick-butt. Congrats on the sensational image and well-earned blue
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06/22/2012 09:30:50 PM
Nice photo
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06/22/2012 08:07:53 PM
The pathos! Well done.
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06/22/2012 06:40:52 PM
Congratulations on the blue!
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06/22/2012 06:25:41 PM
Very cool, congratulations!
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06/22/2012 06:24:08 PM
Congrats on the blue Steve. Well done.

Dave
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06/22/2012 03:50:40 PM
Great result Steve! Congrats on the score . Fitting image for the challenge!
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06/22/2012 03:04:53 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! I wish this guy lived at Disney Hall! ;-)
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06/22/2012 02:21:18 PM
Congrats on the blue, Steve...such a great sky!
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06/22/2012 01:46:24 PM
The perfect answer to the challenge and my only 10 in awhile (as I slowly regain the voting habit). Congrats.
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06/22/2012 01:11:41 PM
Had to be you! your best shot of this guy and what a time to deliver! Fab!
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06/22/2012 11:09:58 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/22/2012 11:07:38 AM
He's BAAACK! Awesome metaldude, spiffy.
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06/22/2012 10:47:27 AM
Brilliant!
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06/22/2012 10:16:54 AM
Wow..congrats...that is one sick shot!
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06/22/2012 10:10:11 AM
You know, I was thinking.. thats not Ray bradbury its... someone else - bu heck i haven't read much of Ray so i must've missed something.

Regardless, The image and the title match perfectly, and i do like that image a lot.
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06/22/2012 09:33:42 AM
Wow, Walt Whitman wins the Ray Bradbury challenge. He's a remarkable fellow.
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06/22/2012 09:28:43 AM
snarfles proud of Grog. Grog good pickshur taker. Grog is grayt.

;-)
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06/22/2012 08:54:06 AM
Congrats on the blue! Awesome image.
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06/22/2012 08:51:56 AM
This is just fabulous, congrats on the ribbon!!
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06/22/2012 08:46:18 AM
WTG YO!!
That's a grand image, and a stroke of good luck to have the superb sky for the shoot.
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06/22/2012 08:29:21 AM
The towering figure above the dramatic sky makes an excellent image and well suited to the challenge. Congratulations on the blue.
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06/22/2012 08:04:05 AM
Fun times... look at that sky! Congrats!
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06/22/2012 07:52:10 AM
It's easy to see why your shot won, it is amazing.
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06/22/2012 07:43:16 AM
Great shot Steve! Congrats on the Blue!
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06/22/2012 06:49:50 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! The only thing missing is some lightning! ;D
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06/22/2012 03:57:13 AM
I knew that sky would trump everything else in this challenge.
Congrats Steve on the blue!
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06/22/2012 03:35:34 AM
Congrats on a very well deserved result Steve. Very happy for you. Especially in basic edit. In camera! Kudo's to your skills and one up for the Tamron too... screw what the noobs on Flickr say about our 3rd party UWA's.
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06/22/2012 03:12:44 AM
great image spiff! congrats on another blue!
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06/22/2012 02:50:59 AM
woop woop way to go :) grog kill extra mammoth tonight for slap up feast :)
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06/22/2012 01:50:06 AM
The sky; The reflections; The DOF; The winner!
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06/22/2012 01:49:58 AM
Another blue to the collection. Well done and congrats Steve!
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06/22/2012 01:36:01 AM
Good grief. I havent been following DPC closely as of late and upon seeing the winning image I was not so much impressed by the small icon as I don't normally have interest in expert editing challenges... Normally on Fridays. Checking the image however now and seeing this is basic!! And there is nothing digital about that sky painted in some computer software program, I am absolutely blown away. What a blessing to must have witnessed this and just savour the light.... And camera in hand. Brilliantly done and so fitting title. Congrats on the Blue. :)
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06/22/2012 01:22:49 AM
Congratulations, Steve! Fantastic shot, magnificent sky!
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06/22/2012 12:57:36 AM
Excellent image. You're right that it looks like a commercial shot for a publication or even a film poster. Well done.
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06/22/2012 12:43:50 AM
AWESOME DESERVED THE BLUE FROM SHEZ
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06/22/2012 12:31:34 AM
Alright Steve! I told you this was the blue! Congrats on a great image and the ribbon.
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06/22/2012 12:28:24 AM
whooooo hoooo!!! Majorly awesome and perfect for the challenge. Huge congrats!
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06/22/2012 12:23:23 AM
Could you have asked for a more perfect sky for this? So awesome. Congrats on the blue!
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06/22/2012 12:15:01 AM
"Spiffy" indeed!! Congrats!
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06/22/2012 12:13:11 AM
COngrats! Nicely done!
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06/22/2012 12:12:13 AM
Way to go Steve! Awesome picture, love the perspective and the sky.
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06/22/2012 12:09:08 AM
WTG Steve, nice to see you up here, great pic.
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06/22/2012 12:07:48 AM
Nice going Spiff - what a sky.... Congrats!
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06/22/2012 12:07:43 AM
Superb image. This was a no brainner... Congratulations on a much deserved blue!
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06/22/2012 12:06:56 AM
Congrats SPiffy knew this would do well for you.
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06/22/2012 12:04:36 AM
A fantastic image Steve! Congrats on a well deserved Blue.
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06/22/2012 12:04:22 AM
Congrats! Well done!
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06/22/2012 12:02:28 AM
Awesome sky! That's something we don't get a lot of here. Congrats on the ribbon!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2012 11:50:06 PM
Dramatic
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06/21/2012 11:36:15 PM
Awesome statue and timing on the shot... the glow is amazing...
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06/21/2012 08:46:39 PM
cool :)
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06/21/2012 12:35:50 PM
Terrific sky and perspective to make the most of it - don't know the work but it's a perfect title fit: it sings and the look is electric. One of my top five.
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06/20/2012 11:17:05 PM
Well done whatzit. 7
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06/19/2012 08:32:02 PM
LOVE the pov. Terrific light, seemless editing
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06/19/2012 04:37:01 PM
Me thinks I've just seen this, spectacular sky.
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06/19/2012 03:15:01 PM
Very nicely done, especially within the basic editing ruleset.
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06/16/2012 03:41:42 PM
What a glorious shot! My pick for blue!
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06/16/2012 11:46:38 AM
Best in show award, congrats
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06/16/2012 08:19:24 AM
Ding ding ding...we have a winner.
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06/16/2012 07:52:08 AM
Great impact.
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06/15/2012 01:51:26 PM
And the sky is there right with you.
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06/15/2012 12:08:17 PM
exclamation mark makes it so much better
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06/15/2012 10:54:33 AM
WOW That is some kinda sky!!!
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06/15/2012 12:44:10 AM
Whicked Great shot!!!
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06/15/2012 12:06:56 AM
wonderful...should do well... sky is amazing and colours great 8
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