Challenge: Fish (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Date: Apr 20, 2015
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2015
|I'm not a big fan of these literal challenges, so I knew I wasn't going to go looking for an actual fish. I LOVE how this turned out, and how actually fish-like it looks. So it doesn't really matter that this will finish in the bottom half of the challenge :)
Of course, I'm the model. It's how I get my exercise, pretending to float, while simultaneously tossing cloth and pressing the remote. Then getting up to view the images. Then doing it again about 100 times until the right cloth shape is caught on camera. This particular shot had the right fluidity, and is also the only one where my legs show through it, instead of under it.
Originally I had intended to rotate it to vertical, to give the impression of swimming up. But decided that the lines demanded a diagonal rotation.
[Apr. 25th, 2015 12:23:42 PM]
Yes, I did start this thread because of this image. //www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=1290407&page=1#7345197
It was a perfect opportunity to discuss a topic I've often thought about. So many challenge suggestions are about objects (i.e. socks, nails, glasses, etc.) that the prospect of looking at 50 or more pictures of the same thing from different angles is just too depressing.
This is my "protest" image, and Anita's response was exactly what I'd hoped for. I spent considerable time trying to create something as fish like as possible without it being an actual fish. To be clear, I fully expected this to be punished for lack of literalness. And that is what the thread is about.
[Apr. 28th, 2015 02:44:15 PM]
Re the "dirty sensor"... yup, that was part of the pp'g :)
I'm thrilled with the response to this image. I never expected it to finish this high, much less on the front page. But the comments and fave were a delightful prize.
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