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Challenge: Sky (Expert Editing)
Collection: Photo Illustration
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Date: Dec 13, 2006
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2006

I learned this technique from some research an in the forums. I really have no idea how it will go over but I like it so that' what matters I suppose.
I used 5 wide images to create a panorama - I had seen this done with a fish-eye but I didn't realize that the lens distortion makes it important to be very accurate when framing photos - this wasn't so in my case - so i had to merge them by distorting the images and blending carefully. I then skewed the anorama- added canvas to make the art a square box, then used Distort/polar coordinates to create the planet. That was good but I needed more clouds - another image used for those - birds, 1 more image. I wrote the iamge names somewhere - hopefully I can find them :) all new and all mine ... hiopefully this isn't too out there for DPC voters.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 123
Avg (all users): 7.5709
Avg (commenters): 9.0714
Avg (participants): 7.4091
Avg (non-participants): 7.6238
Views since voting: 10197
Views during voting: 815
Votes: 268
Comments: 89
Favorites: 121 (view)


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03/16/2008 11:55:18 AM
WOW amazing!!!!!!!!!!! love it!
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12/29/2006 03:09:01 AM
wow! thanks for starting this. i had second thoughts if "planets" will be eceived well here. Been enjoying polarizing my panos for sometime. Congrats on a high score. I was hoping it to ribbon.

443898.jpg my take.
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12/26/2006 10:15:01 PM
Perfect. One of the coolest pictures I've ever seen! Great creativity.
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12/24/2006 04:49:49 PM
Just blew me away - I'm speachless!
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12/22/2006 09:23:28 PM
awesome job here. gave it a 10. I was just in love with this once I saw it. The title really adds to it as well.
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12/22/2006 02:52:34 PM
Beautiful work, I'm glad it passed muster with the voters. Congrats on top 5 :-)
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12/22/2006 10:41:02 AM
Amazing photo Tate. Nice finish, though I really hoped that this will ribbon.
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12/22/2006 10:36:39 AM
You can't do that!
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12/22/2006 10:18:32 AM
that's unbelievably cool
great technique, and execution!
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12/22/2006 10:12:25 AM
Genius!!!!! Who would have ever thought that someone with a 7.5 score would not be a ribbon winner! With 51 10's (one of which was mine).

What an incredible flawless creation! Congratulations! ! ! ! !

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12/22/2006 03:50:47 AM
Aw man, sucks getting a 4th place, looks like me and you are the 4th place kings this year, I got five of them too :) Anyway, congrat´s on a new personal best anyway, keep it up!
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12/22/2006 03:35:08 AM
Congrats on your high score... this is really amazing. I have seen this effect before but you have made an excellent example here.

I find it difficult to through the shackles of DPC off for a challenge... but you have obviously not had that problem. Excellent work and fav (so I can find the photo again to show colleagues and friends who will love this!)
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12/22/2006 02:37:05 AM
First class work here, Tate. Congratulations on your excellent 4th place finish.
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12/22/2006 02:31:21 AM
Got a 10 from me - I loved this one and timfy's roundy one also. Great work!
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12/22/2006 02:12:04 AM
Congrats on 4th place. I really liked this one. I liked how you used this rule set to the max with a great idea/composition.
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12/22/2006 01:44:22 AM
cool piece of photo art.
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12/22/2006 01:34:04 AM
this photo's my desktop wall paper right now. :D
very nicely done!
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12/22/2006 01:04:49 AM
Congrats on a great image and great finish.
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12/22/2006 12:52:35 AM
I just love the composition on this, photo "art". Glad the voters liked it too. Congrats.
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12/22/2006 12:31:36 AM
Congrats, Tate, on the placement and your new personal best. You've certainly had a great autumn!

I guess you nailed the interpretation better than I did, so now I know for the future. :)
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12/22/2006 12:17:20 AM
I pegged this for a ribbon. Just outstanding post editing. Bravo and congratulations.
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12/22/2006 12:16:21 AM
Oh, my! THAT one was yours. Fantastic. Congratulations on a super image and a super score.

So, Tate, when are you gonna start getting serious about scoring...
:-) Wow.
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12/22/2006 12:11:07 AM
Congrats. Now maybe you can take a break from DPC and don't worry about the WPL. :P
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12/22/2006 12:04:31 AM
LOL - definitely something in the water. Got us thinking the same way too huh. Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2006 11:05:45 PM
Very nice as a piece of artwork. But I'm not sure about it as "photo." One of the things the SC encouraged us to do was to vote down things that didn't retain a photographic feel. So I've struggled all week with this one and the other entry that uses a round motif.

This one feels less like a photo to me than the other one, but the sky plays a much more important role here. I was originally voting a 5, but I'll bump up a point to 6. I realize that's not much, but maybe it'll make a difference in the final ranking.

I'd definitely suggest selling this as a really nice piece of art, though! That's why I'm adding it to my favorites.
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12/21/2006 03:02:56 PM
One of my top picks. Nicely done.
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12/21/2006 12:58:58 PM
heck yes!
thank god someone got thsi challenge right.
great job! and good luck!
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12/21/2006 12:42:38 AM
Very cool, I love it !
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12/20/2006 10:22:23 PM
Great concept, but the radial banding in the sky distracts from the effect
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12/20/2006 08:59:24 PM
love this picture!
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12/20/2006 05:19:58 PM
That's a really cool picture. The birds bring it to life.
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12/20/2006 02:24:02 PM
OMG stunning image - hope you will post the editing :o) Good luck
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12/20/2006 06:48:02 AM
Great effect.
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12/19/2006 10:45:45 PM
Amazing! :)
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12/19/2006 06:48:54 PM
Superb example of this technique, with a stunning outcome. Love it!
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12/19/2006 04:15:42 PM
Lovely idea and nicely executed. 9.
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12/19/2006 03:17:55 PM
awesome idea... it took me a while to understand the picture...lol.. good job!
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12/19/2006 12:14:48 PM
Very nice effect and properly titled too. I wonder how the original image is...
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12/19/2006 10:11:57 AM
Yay! I thought about doing this, but you have pulled it off spectacularly. 9 bump to 10
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12/18/2006 09:35:42 PM
Wow! Kudos to such beautiful creativity and perfect processing!
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12/18/2006 04:18:25 PM
I have always been intreged by this effect, but have never been able to figure out how it's done. Would you be willing to share some secrets? Since I am not a member, I cannot vote on this image - if I could - 10 for sure!
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12/18/2006 01:32:50 AM
if i could pick the winner, this would be mine. AMAZING, i sure hope you tell us how you did this. 10
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12/18/2006 12:53:56 AM
Way too cool...one of my tops picks
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12/17/2006 10:03:39 PM
Very clever image processing...8
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12/17/2006 07:42:23 PM
Great idea. It almost has the image of like an eye. Really like your thoughts and work here. You took the expert editing to a whole new level. Nice work.
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12/17/2006 04:13:59 PM
This is unbelieveably weird and effective...My favourite for this challenge. 10. What a clever one you are. Reminds me of the illustrations frm "The LIttle Prince". Have GOT To try this tool for effect one day..after I've learnt how to do everything else :-)
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12/17/2006 01:08:55 AM
High praise for doing something that is so risky. It's lovely and worthy of high marks but I fear you will get hit hard by some. Nonetheless, beautifully done.
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12/16/2006 11:47:50 PM
Yes....9
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12/16/2006 09:03:23 PM
All I keep thinking is "The Little Prince," one of my favorite books. I even have a quote in my sig line. I'm not looking at this as a photograph, but rather a piece of art - of what its made is of no consequence. I'd love to see the original image, if only to see the inspiration for a wonderful piece - you've done excellent work here. Good luck in the challenge. 10 and a fav and a wish list. you are making a print, yes?
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12/16/2006 08:14:35 PM
Though this may very well be may favorite in the challenge I keep wanting to look at it in a portrait orientation with a 90³ CCW rotation. Just seems to me to make more sense that way....still like it very much.
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12/16/2006 07:10:01 PM
Beautiful
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12/16/2006 05:26:35 PM
Fantastic picture one of the best in this challenge. Best of luck
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12/16/2006 03:23:23 PM
AWESOME!!! I love it! 10 adding to faves!
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12/16/2006 11:39:24 AM
This reminds me a lof of The Little Prince by St. Exupery!
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12/16/2006 10:36:55 AM
Great job. Love this.
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12/15/2006 10:53:57 PM
VERY cool effect!
12/15/2006 10:41:03 PM
Nice visual - love to learn how you did this.
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12/15/2006 10:30:15 PM
Now we're talking!

This is the kinda work I expected with this challenge & I just love this one!

<< 10 >>
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12/15/2006 10:11:10 PM
Very nice. I particularly like the birds.
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12/15/2006 09:52:03 PM
great job - 9
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12/15/2006 09:37:00 PM
This is nice work with this process. I love the image. Whether the voters will accept it... who knows?
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12/15/2006 09:31:34 PM
I can't vote because my membership expired, but this is the first image I've seen to effectively use the new expert rules without a tacky feel.
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12/15/2006 06:51:41 PM
To me, this is more digital art than photography. While I love it and would give it a 10 in a digital art contest, I think the intent of the rules is to have the result still look like a photo. For that reason, my final score is an 8.
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12/15/2006 05:44:57 PM
this would be my choice for a blue ribbon...I cannot fault this image in any way...it's sheer perfection so it has to get a 15...oops, we don't go up that far...10!
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12/15/2006 05:22:46 PM
well THIS is a ribbon. I was getting sceptical of the use of the new expert editing...until I saw this. I've seen you do this before, in a thread I think, but I can't remember your name. I honestly can't find much wrong with this, maybe make the sky a little bluer, but that would take away from the "world", but all in all the tonality is perfect. Fav + 10.
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12/15/2006 05:07:06 PM
Wow ... interesting composition. I think that I might have liked a closer crop though ... otherwise I love it
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12/15/2006 05:02:41 PM
VERY cool and creative. I like your composition. How on earth did you do that?
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12/15/2006 12:40:35 PM
ok,this is the second shot i see like this. how do you guys do it? It's great
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12/15/2006 12:24:44 PM
Really love this. Very creative and eloquently beautiful.
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12/15/2006 11:39:13 AM
wow!!!! now this is very nice!!! The birds are so cool! 10
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12/15/2006 11:08:51 AM
Cool! I saw similar ones on another website, you've got the technique down-pat! 10 from me.
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12/15/2006 10:49:17 AM
incredible!
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12/15/2006 10:04:05 AM
Great work . really good . 10
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12/15/2006 09:53:37 AM
I hope to see this one on the frist page! You got to know your good-
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12/15/2006 09:53:25 AM
hows that for something different!
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12/15/2006 08:34:10 AM
lush. really like the feel of this image.
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12/15/2006 07:10:35 AM
Very nice work indeed. The tall tree and birdsflying out are what make this shot sing for me. Processed very nice (autotstitch is an amazing program isnt it?). The offcentered globe is great as well. I expected to see some of these in this challenge but not as nice as this one. Well done and bumpingup to 9.
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12/15/2006 05:39:44 AM
this is absolutely stunning, would love to know how you did it! amazing, and the idea, not just dramatic but ordinary sunsets.
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12/15/2006 02:46:07 AM
Very nice application of this rule set. Hope to see the steps used on this. 8
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12/15/2006 02:28:09 AM
2nd shot of this type I see! Hope at least one of you will say how, because this is just toooooo nice!
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12/15/2006 02:19:29 AM
One of the two best pictures of the lot, I actually prefer this one over the other "polar coordinates" image since you included some birds :) a 10 !
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12/15/2006 01:20:17 AM
Sweet. Loved the concept but I feel the trees seems to be little over sharpened.8.
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12/15/2006 12:52:50 AM
this is great! Very good imagination. Could be an album cover for the 70s group - Yes. 10+
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12/15/2006 12:41:27 AM
I adore this!! Surreal and VERY dreamlike. The birds, the tree - wow 10
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12/15/2006 12:38:29 AM
Perfect, just perfect.....
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12/15/2006 12:32:29 AM
Wow! I love it! really, nice composite(that for this rules of editing is more than adecuate in my opinion)... I really hope you do well, and that the purism of the site doesnt afect your score.
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12/15/2006 12:24:20 AM
My jaw just hit the floor. (10) (Fav)
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12/15/2006 12:24:17 AM
Very nice. I really like the choice of putting this off-centered.
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12/15/2006 12:20:53 AM
Fantastic! My favorite. 10
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