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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2019-01 (Extended Editing)
Collection: 2019
Camera: Olympus OM D E-M10
Lens: Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III
Location: California, Dallas & Tampa
Date: Feb 1, 2019
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2019

My first effort at doing a composite image like this. The main scene is Vasquez rocks in California, location of many westerns and S/F flicks. The metal towers are a sculpture in D/FW international airport's temrminal D. When I saw it, I thought it might be cool to place it on top of some mountains. The Russian looking tower is from Tampa, Florida. I think it is part of a university building. The bird came from another shot at Vasquez rocks.

The most difficulty I had with this was getting the base of the metal tower to merge with the rocks underneath in a reasonable manner. Took a fair amount of cloning some smaller rocks and shrubs around the base to get a decent look.

I didn't think I was skilled enough to try pulling this off in color.

Place: 10 out of 42
Avg (all users): 6.2000
Avg (participants): 6.2353
Avg (non-participants): 6.1667
Views since voting: 278
Views during voting: 82
Votes: 35
Comments: 5
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02/23/2019 06:39:06 AM
Great effort. Outstanding for your first try. This was one of my favorites of the challenge.
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02/22/2019 04:37:08 PM
Really "spiffy", Spiffy!

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02/22/2019 02:26:40 AM
Good Job Steve, love the tones you used, and I can't believe you haven't tried a composite before, are you sure :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2019 07:02:30 PM
That surely is different :-)
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02/18/2019 04:00:44 PM
This could be a fantasy book cover or film still. I wonder how this would look when the buildings styles would be more matching each other. They are so totally different now. Also, the central building seems to be too small or too close; size and distance seem not to match...

The longer I look at it, the more I think I would have liked it even more without the central building.
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