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Challenge: Lenscap (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: San Jose, CA
Date: May 15, 2006
Aperture: F9
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2006

Thank you all for your comments. This is my second highest scoring challenge I have entered to date.

I took this photo from the 16th floor balcony of the place that I work. The camera was held as far out over the balcony as I could reach without falling. The Lens Cap was approximately 16" from my lens. It was held in place by 4 strands of monofiliment fishing line taped to the Cap and Lens Hood. It was a windy day and the cap kept blowing out of the shot. I wanted it out farther from the building, but with my lens at 27mm, this was the best I could do. I have been out of the challenges for a while, but kept checking back to the site. I like the creative challenges, and this one seemed to call to me. I almost didn't make the deadline as I only remembered I needed to edit and submit 15 minutes before deadline. Due to time very few editing steps were taken: Opened with CS2, adjusted levels, might have tweaked color balance a bit, unsharp mask, save for web. No cropping, frame is how it came out of camera. My shot was accepted at 23:59:47 on the last day. Whew! 13 seconds to spare!

To answer some of the questions raised during voting:

1. No, this is not a picture of a Lenscap sitting on a monitor or printed picture. The cap is 16 floors above the ground, hanging in the air.

2. No, I didn't actually drop the cap.

3. Yes, it does follow basic editing guidelines.

4. Hmmm, I think I did fool quite a few! (Maybe even you!)

5. No pedestrians were killed in the taking of this photograph.

6. The shot is staged. I tried not to have the cap facing in a staged manner, but alas, I have failed. It was quite windy, I was lucky to get any pictures!

7. The cap was not trimmed in any manner. It is an actual LensCap suspended in the air. ;-)


Thanks again for all the great comments! I think this challenge has given me the inspiration to start entering challenges again.

Ken

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 183
Avg (all users): 6.4675
Avg (commenters): 7.4324
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Views since voting: 1214
Views during voting: 570
Votes: 323
Comments: 44
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05/24/2006 03:17:01 PM
I thought this building looked familiar. Great photo!! Very creative! It's still hard to believe this was with basic editing. I'm glad you submitted it in time and very happy to hear that it inspired you to enter more challenges.
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05/24/2006 07:25:34 AM
kudos to you on a clever technique. I was sure it was sitting on a printed image! congrats on a very creative entry!
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05/24/2006 12:43:58 AM
Shame on me. You did manage to fool me! Sure looks like a photograph of a lenscap on a print. Maybe if it had some motion blur or was tilted like it was spinning on its way down. It just appears too static. (Hope I'm helpful now.)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/23/2006 11:45:17 PM
Noooooooo!!! Hang on!!!!!!
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05/23/2006 10:36:24 PM
Did you really drop it?!!! Getting vertigo!!! Cool shot;)
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05/23/2006 07:10:25 PM
that's awesome! did you actually throw it over the edge?
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05/23/2006 04:20:30 PM
Very nicely done... but I'm not sure why you didn't trim the cap a little more closely
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05/23/2006 11:45:32 AM
Nice idea
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05/23/2006 11:11:28 AM
Cool picture and good imagination!
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05/23/2006 09:20:39 AM
ouffffff.. how did you do this....?
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05/23/2006 07:55:13 AM
very nice capture... Absolutely amoung the best :o)
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05/23/2006 03:00:51 AM
Interesting. I might like to see it not facing straight up, like this. It looks too staged.
05/22/2006 06:47:10 PM
Love it!!! Wonderful perspective, great idea! The diagonals and all the various lines work well.
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05/22/2006 01:04:47 AM
Great lines and perspective. The title falls down a little... lol Just kidding. Top 10 I predict. Well done!
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05/21/2006 11:18:31 PM
how did you do this? looks great...hope it's legal as it's a great shot
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05/21/2006 08:30:34 PM
I'm guessing this is a set up with a monitor? If not, nice job of suspending the cap! Interesting take on the challenge, too.
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05/21/2006 06:59:14 PM
Definitely one of my favorites. Great idea.
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05/20/2006 05:40:57 PM
Excellent shot! Great job. Good concept.
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05/20/2006 04:50:50 PM
Ingenious, Nice effect.
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05/20/2006 03:21:00 PM
Interesting shot...
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05/19/2006 10:59:14 AM
cool shot. how'd you do that?
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05/19/2006 09:05:52 AM
Well photographed and a great concept. Good work!
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05/18/2006 11:38:24 PM
Very neat.
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05/18/2006 07:50:20 PM
"No pedestrians were killed in the takinng of this photograph." I hope.
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05/18/2006 06:41:02 PM
cool, lens cap is like mine
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05/18/2006 06:15:03 PM
This is a great picture, great idea. Great timing and focus. It is a 10.
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05/18/2006 06:11:38 PM
An interesting idea, but I don't think you are going to fool anyone.
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05/18/2006 04:42:53 PM
Nice, but how?
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05/18/2006 10:28:03 AM
I'm not sure if this follows the basic editing guidelines, but still a good idea
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05/18/2006 10:14:00 AM
Super creative
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05/17/2006 10:45:24 PM
Beautiful angle.
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05/17/2006 09:14:14 PM
nice but it looks like you took a photograph and placed the lenscap on top.
05/17/2006 08:24:08 PM
Great illusion ;)
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05/17/2006 07:57:32 PM
I still cannot get it. How did you do it?
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05/17/2006 03:19:48 PM
Man. That makes me dizzy just looking at it! Cool trick. ;^)
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05/17/2006 02:12:17 PM
Wow. Did you really drop your cap off the roof? Virtigo. Nice.
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05/17/2006 01:37:01 PM
I hope it doesn't land on anybody's head! I hope you'll explain how you got this effect when the challenge is over.
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05/17/2006 11:50:54 AM
Let me bet your idea: You take a picture of this view, print it, or view it in your notebook screen. Then put the cap there and photographed it. I´m right?
I had this idea as my first, but I will did the real thing!!!
Great shot, elsewhere!
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05/17/2006 11:09:36 AM
Is that a real drop?
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05/17/2006 11:04:47 AM
Ouch! How many times did you have to do that?
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05/17/2006 06:37:36 AM
Aye! This image gives me vertigo, I feel like I am going in after that lenscap! Nice job being able to convey that feeling through a photograph.
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05/17/2006 05:28:54 AM
Wow.
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05/17/2006 03:08:37 AM
oh no! did you really? great shot btw... makes me nervous
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05/17/2006 12:58:58 AM
very clever, please share how this was done! 8
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