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Challenge: Absurdity (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Lüneburg, Germany
Date: Feb 12, 2013
Galleries: Humorous, Travel
Date Uploaded: Feb 12, 2013

Almost everything is real here, only four images were used:
- cityscape; Lüneburg, of course, I live 20ft right from the willow tree in the background
- folded newspaper boat
- me
- foam under the boat from another watermill nearby

No filters or distortions involved except wave filter for the reflection of the boat and a pass of NikViveza on the final image.
Some details were cloned out from the background; the building behind the bridge is under construction and the scaffolding was too obvious. Also removed some road signs and a cyclist on the bridge.

I set great value upon making the subjects of my Expert Editing images not unreal (paper boats of that size are possible), but rather process them to an unreal look.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 47
Avg (all users): 7.2441
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 6.5667
Avg (non-participants): 7.4536
Views since voting: 2771
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 127
Comments: 36
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/27/2013 05:22:48 PM
Hmmmm...rather absurdly bland. You should have a hat to match your boat! ;-)

P.S. if someone already said that, please address me as "Admiral"...;-P

Message edited by author 2013-02-27 17:24:22.
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02/25/2013 10:56:39 AM
Congrats!! I love the tones of this. Nice work.
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02/24/2013 01:10:14 PM
Originally posted by h2:

Originally posted by yanko:


I can't speak for jaysonmc


You had to try regardless


Except I didn't. But nice try removing the major element from that sentence, which proves otherwise. That's better editing than the photo.

Originally posted by h2:


- but thanks for paraphrasing what Johanna and Lydia already wrote, Captain Obvious!


Perhaps. I don't make a habit of reading other's comments to formulate my own least of which comments from ribbon winning photos. The only reason I read jaysonmc's was because I saw your smug avatar in the comments. I'm glad that you now find it all obvious.
02/24/2013 08:57:04 AM
Originally posted by yanko:


I can't speak for jaysonmc


You had to try regardless - but thanks for paraphrasing what Johanna and Lydia already wrote, Captain Obvious!
02/23/2013 03:04:06 PM
Originally posted by h2:

Originally posted by jaysonmc:

It's a good concept but looks too fake/photoshopped to me. Now granted, I couldn't even do this is photoshop, so I respect the effort here. I like those birds and the poise of the man. But the boat is the oomph of the image. Giving you a 6, but this is 10 material for the DPC crowd if you master those PS skills.


Thanks for your comment on my entry. However, I don't understand what your saying; does it mean the boat is too absurd or did I make a bad photoshop job?


I can't speak for jaysonmc but the main thing that jumps out at me as "fake" is the boat's impact on the water. There's no trailing wake left behind. Now granted it's not a speed boat but there should still be some residual disturbance left behind by the boat. "As is" it looks as if the boat was dropped straight down on to the water.
02/23/2013 03:02:16 AM
My favorite Oliver. Isn't too cold in Germany now to do stuff like that? ^_^
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02/23/2013 01:30:58 AM
Excellent work my friend. Congrats
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02/22/2013 07:11:44 PM
Wow!! You really are pulling out all the stops!! Beating Christophe in expert editing challenges? Argh!!

Congrats! Now I'm really falling behind!
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02/22/2013 03:16:59 PM
well done; like this a lot.
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02/22/2013 03:06:27 PM
I love this one. I gave it a 9. Would have been a 10 if there had been waves/ripples following the boat and the stick as they would if this were real and making that much foam at the front.

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02/22/2013 02:39:36 PM
Congratulations! What a beautiful location. I really like your choice of color in this and, of course, how well yur idea met the challenge.
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02/22/2013 01:51:34 PM
What a trip, I really like the birds, well done.
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02/22/2013 11:36:34 AM
Congratulations Oliver, very nice image. I particularly like the tones you chose, they really help to create a soft and calm atmosphere.
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02/22/2013 08:42:57 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. My best one
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02/22/2013 08:28:47 AM
Your profile pic needs an update, I see :). Congrats on the red!
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02/22/2013 04:22:25 AM
MAN! you are on a serious roll... keep it up mate
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02/22/2013 04:02:48 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. Well deserved.
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02/22/2013 03:56:50 AM
You live in a beautiful town and you captured it beautifully as well. I like the paper boat, very clever. Congrats on the Red!
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02/22/2013 03:24:05 AM
Clearly a ribbon winner again! Oliver you're smacking them out of the park!
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02/22/2013 02:44:38 AM
Superb, once again. Congrats once again.
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02/22/2013 02:38:55 AM
Originally posted by jaysonmc:

It's a good concept but looks too fake/photoshopped to me. Now granted, I couldn't even do this is photoshop, so I respect the effort here. I like those birds and the poise of the man. But the boat is the oomph of the image. Giving you a 6, but this is 10 material for the DPC crowd if you master those PS skills.


Thanks for your comment on my entry. However, I don't understand what your saying; does it mean the boat is too absurd or did I make a bad photoshop job?
02/22/2013 12:06:31 AM
Good one Oliver, great to see this did well, lovely scene, you should do this more often ;)
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02/22/2013 12:02:10 AM
Nice work and one of my top picks. Congrats on the red!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2013 11:40:53 PM
Great idea! Nicely executed!
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02/21/2013 11:22:52 PM
My favorite. It's beautiful and whimsical at the same time. I love the quiet tones. Voted earlier.
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02/21/2013 09:37:51 PM
Nicely done expert editing and the tones are nice. (voted earlier)
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02/21/2013 12:38:20 PM
It's a good concept but looks too fake/photoshopped to me. Now granted, I couldn't even do this is photoshop, so I respect the effort here. I like those birds and the poise of the man. But the boat is the oomph of the image. Giving you a 6, but this is 10 material for the DPC crowd if you master those PS skills.
02/21/2013 05:52:13 AM
Quaint town, this is awesome, well done~

My fave for the challenge, love the vintage tones, and good job with the boat and water, bump!
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02/20/2013 11:21:20 AM
WOnderful! 9
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02/19/2013 12:47:12 PM
Excellent editing and pretty absurd!
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02/19/2013 08:09:48 AM
Great pic.. I personally think the water waves are over sharpen and distracting. It will be perfect if is peace clear water. 9.
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02/16/2013 04:02:35 AM
A simple but brilliant idea. I love the colour cast that gives it an unreal story book feel.
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02/15/2013 03:11:19 PM
niiice
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02/15/2013 11:14:34 AM
This is marvelous. I think the heavy pp'g gives it a storybook quality which works well here. Just some very minor observations: the splashes created by the pole and the boat are a little too dense and look more like thick foam, and the halo around his head is a bit odd. I realize its a reflection in the water, but its placement is unfortunate. It could easily have been darkened just a bit.
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02/15/2013 10:12:21 AM
Oh this is fun!!! I used to fold newspaper boats like that for my son when he was little. :)
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02/15/2013 06:54:22 AM
Very nice work here. 9
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