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Cylon Raider
Cylon Raider

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Challenge: Automotive Detail II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Stuff
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Date: Mar 16, 2016
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Abstract, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Mar 17, 2016

A photograph of a 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet "Xenia" Coupe taken at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) in Houston, Texas, USA.

As soon as this challenge was announced I knew exactly where I was going to take the photograph. I had already submitted two photographs taken a MFAH and was planning on visiting the "Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929-1940" exhibit, this challenge prompted me to spend the $30 see it. Needless to say the exhibit was just amazing, especially if you are into Art Deco and/or automobiles. I came away with lots of photographs but something about this one just spoke to me.

As I was looking thru the viewfinder all I could think of was a Cyclon Raider from the remake of Battlestar Galactica, which were much smoother in their design with beautiful flowing lines compared to the raiders from the original. I also knew this was the shot I would be entering. I am worried that because it is actually a large part of the car (looking over the front fender at the grill) that people may think it is "Detail" enough. I took lots of real close-up detail shots but I just had to enter this one. Guess we will know in a week how well it does.

Place: 7 out of 47
Avg (all users): 6.0400
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 5.4615
Views since voting: 603
Views during voting: 123
Votes: 50
Comments: 6
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03/28/2016 09:31:26 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Congrats on the top ten finish, for one! At first I was a little dubious about this pic with the vast amount of oof stuff in the foreground, but it does help to sell the nicely tack-sharp focus on the Raider. Good detail and going from the comments more than a few other people appreciated the sci-fi element you saw and ran with here. Good work, keep it up!

Hope this helps

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/24/2016 11:59:44 PM
Simple, elegant, with a strange hint of Darth Vaderish malevolence. Top 3.
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03/24/2016 11:09:13 PM
Fascinating shapes and lines. Looks like a hovering flying saucer. But I bet its a car :) Voted earlier.
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03/24/2016 08:55:45 PM
Cool...like good smooth jazz
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03/24/2016 08:37:11 PM
Otherworldly, like an ancient Flash Gordon serial.
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03/24/2016 06:01:17 PM
COOL! Nice focus! Can't wait to find out what car this is. Almost looks like an old Cord.
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