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The invasion of the flying saucers
The invasion of the flying saucers
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sci-Fi Celebration (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Treviso, Italy
Date: Jun 25, 2007
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 6s
Galleries: Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2007

My idea was to create an image that looked like the B-movie of the 50s and 60s.
I used 2 pics.
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A simple dish to create the flying saucers.

Steps:
Convert from raw, levels saturation and curves.
Layer with the dish paste into the main pic to create the fleet of invaders.
Smudge tool for the laser rays and lens flare for the light effects.
Resize and USM.

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 93
Avg (all users): 6.1591
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 6.0492
Avg (non-participants): 6.1921
Views since voting: 1963
Views during voting: 548
Votes: 264
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2007 07:22:20 AM
I like the idea and the editing (cool lens flare). The colours are a little off though. Try experimenting with the colour balance to reduce the orange on the buildings (although it works well for the the sucked up beams)
07/04/2007 06:07:55 AM
Tongue in cheek here, nicely handled. Deserves to do well I think.
07/04/2007 01:17:33 AM
Attack of the ceiling lamps!! The sky was their ceiling... and Earth was their carpet!!
07/03/2007 01:10:06 PM
This is awsome!!
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07/02/2007 10:31:49 PM
That one building must have been important. :P
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07/02/2007 08:13:19 PM
Very well done, I really enjoy the post processing on the buildings, it makes the shot!
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07/02/2007 03:27:31 PM
Very good use of plates and color. The lasers look very realistic.
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07/02/2007 12:40:44 PM
Nicely done, great detail.
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07/01/2007 04:35:39 PM
Needs Explosions, everything is better with explosions, but also need to get rid of those lighting effect rings, that really distract from the image I believe.
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07/01/2007 04:05:41 PM
nice work.. and at last, someone has found a decent use for the lens flare filter.. 8
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07/01/2007 08:03:18 AM
OMG!! the dishes are coming!! LOL! good one!
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07/01/2007 06:53:11 AM
I like to use of the lens flare, altogether a nice image
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06/30/2007 11:46:15 PM
Argh, not the saucers! I like this, the 'laser' thingies are well done :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2007 10:47:35 PM
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hmmmmmmmmmm.....interesting similarity.

SAJ?????
06/29/2007 06:09:26 PM
Giant saucers visit planet earth and take all the honey? :)
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06/29/2007 04:56:09 PM
Nicely done!
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06/29/2007 07:51:28 AM
The lens flare was a nice touch!!
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06/29/2007 05:48:17 AM
This really is well done. I think you will score high with the photo. But the point of using our sattelites was so that all of the saucers could attack at the same time!
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06/29/2007 01:03:05 AM
Cool idea! There's something about the laser beams I don't like, but I love the saucers and location.
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