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Challenge: Side by Side (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Successful Challenge Entries
Camera: Nikon D300
Date: Jul 14, 2015
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2015

So excited this finished well!

When I was shooting these dragon-flies in NC, I couldn't help but try to dream up a way to fit them into the latest challenge. It occurred to me that the reed or whatever they kept landing on could be combined with a light-pole.

So it was just a matter of finding a light-pole without any distractions behind it (not easy unless I headed toward th lake - fortunately the lake is less than a mile from my house. I did a bunch of goofy shots of myself but this was the only one that seemed realistic and made the insect look really large. Turned out the backgrounds were pretty different and I didn't want to mess around too much trying to make them the same - enter monochrome! =)) I added the texture to bring them together more and decided to keep it very obvious that they were 2 hastily combined images. The slight rotation was due to last minute editing but I just left it.

Thanks so much for the great votes and feedback ! And the SPLEEN award came as a great surprise!

Thanks as well to my team and their good advice as always. I've really been obsessing about this site again =D
Proud to see another win for ImageNation!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.5739
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.4386
Avg (non-participants): 6.7069
Views since voting: 961
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 115
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/28/2015 09:55:43 AM
Just wanted to say that I think this is/was brilliant. Well done!!!
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07/22/2015 10:11:41 AM
Love this one! Happy it placed high! Congrats on the HM.
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07/22/2015 10:11:17 AM
Originally posted by tate:

You got it =D
Originally posted by Neat:

now just waiting for the notes ;---)


Thanks, it's exactly almost like I imagined :-)

The things we do, gotta love your job.
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07/22/2015 08:47:24 AM
Such a credible picture in a realm on phantasy!
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07/22/2015 08:00:04 AM
Thanks so much! - you got it exactly =))

Originally posted by pointandshoot:

One of the best "B Movie" trailers I've ever seen.

Team Spleen is honored to present you with our highest award.

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*** Queen Spleen ***
07/22/2015 07:59:36 AM
You got it =D
Originally posted by Neat:

now just waiting for the notes ;---)
07/22/2015 07:17:47 AM
ha, this is so creative, congrats on top 5 finish
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07/22/2015 05:24:16 AM
Well done, congrats on the HM!
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07/22/2015 04:33:13 AM
Love the feel of this one. Congrats on the HM
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07/22/2015 03:33:39 AM
Love this. The B-Movie comment was spot on
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07/22/2015 02:12:04 AM
I just somehow thought this was yours, very well done, and thanks for the laugh, now just waiting for the notes ;---)
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07/22/2015 12:08:37 AM
Seriously. This is... Brilliant.
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07/22/2015 12:08:02 AM
Congratulations on another HM! :)
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07/22/2015 12:06:58 AM
Terrific finish, Tate. Both ways!
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07/22/2015 12:01:06 AM
Woot, queen spleen and 4th - great job Tate!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2015 11:01:29 PM
One of the best "B Movie" trailers I've ever seen.

Team Spleen is honored to present you with our highest award.

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*** Queen Spleen ***
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07/21/2015 08:22:51 PM
The persons body language is perfect. Very nice
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07/21/2015 09:06:03 AM
Great old movie feel
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07/20/2015 02:08:21 AM
This is excellent.
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07/19/2015 03:26:34 AM
Fantastic and humorous capture of the running man and the interaction with the giant dragonfly...how on earth did you work this one out, was the running man a candid or set up, it's almost too good to be true.

Up there with the best, if not the best!
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07/18/2015 10:37:10 PM
Very Hitchcockian. Great concept and executed pretty well, too.
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07/17/2015 09:12:57 PM
Brilliant.


TOTALLY brilliant. I hope this is doing well for you.
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07/15/2015 01:11:05 PM
very creative take, had preferred a straight edge and no overlay, though
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07/15/2015 08:54:35 AM
great :)
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