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Disciples of the Python Lord
Disciples of the Python Lord

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Challenge: DPL Album Cover (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Silly Stuff
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: May 6, 2007
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/20
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2007

I have no idea how this will do, but it was fun to put together. Snake courtesy of the animal shelter, and I don't actually know if it's a boa or python. Focus is sharpest on top of the snake's head and I know I'll get dinged for that, but I liked this pose much better than the sharper pictures I had for an album cover. This was shot without a flash through glass; I got inspired when I saw the red/yellow cast to it and decided to play that up. Hoping to at least get a 5 out of it!

PP - NeatImage, cropped, levels, white balance (obviously not corrected for reality since I wanted the red/yellow to match the text effect), increased contrast, dodged/burned eye, expanded top to make more room for the text, burned/blurred to blend added pixels, added border, USM, resized, USM, added text, applied fire effect to text, dodged/burned eye some more, blurred some hotspots, decreased gamma

Place: 76 out of 153
Avg (all users): 5.7177
Avg (commenters): 6.3750
Avg (participants): 5.5385
Avg (non-participants): 5.8244
Views since voting: 586
Views during voting: 345
Votes: 209
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2007 07:47:48 AM
Good idea, great use of text to enhance the overall impression. Technically very well done.
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05/16/2007 04:27:35 PM
I like the how the flaming text echos the golden glow of the snake.
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05/15/2007 04:08:04 PM
The flames are a little much, but nice photo!
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05/15/2007 11:51:04 AM
OK, so i bet you get slammed for the o and t but I like the picture and the subject is cool.
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05/15/2007 11:13:37 AM
nice snake 8
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05/14/2007 10:06:43 PM
The snakes head needs a bit more focus and some better lighting. Its really the focus of the photo. Nice DOF.
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05/14/2007 03:01:22 PM
Heavy Metal band I guess...? Could have been an old Alice Cooper cover :)
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05/14/2007 12:32:37 AM
Looks just like a cheesy 8 track cover. Great job. So 70's.
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