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Martian Fighting Machines
Martian Fighting Machines
Ian-Andrew


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sci-Fi Celebration (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: Ellesmere, Shropshire
Date: Jun 28, 2007
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Sky, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2007

My tribute to the H G Wells classic 'The War of the Worlds'.
The landscape image was taken in the field behind my house just before a rain storm. The tripods were created from a mixture of farm silo's and girders nearby, lots of cutting and pasteing and layers and swearing later we have martian fighting machines!
Spent too much time on this but enjoyed it lots!

Post Challenge

Thanks for all the great comments. I was trying to give this a 'real' look but also wanted it to have the look of and old film or photograph. With this in mind I also wanted my fighting machines to look anything but high tech as War of the Worlds was witten in 1898, in the Victorian era after all!
For anyone interested this is my Martian Fighting Machine;
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Statistics
Place: 16 out of 93
Avg (all users): 6.5214
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.4576
Avg (non-participants): 6.5404
Views since voting: 5687
Views during voting: 523
Votes: 257
Comments: 26
Favorites: 4 (view)


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07/08/2007 12:16:43 PM
When I read The War of the Worlds as a young man this is what I saw in my minds eye. This and The Time Machine are two of my all time favorites. It is amazing how you brought those memories back with this wonderful creation.
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07/06/2007 09:13:24 AM
The low contrast works so well here, creating a dramatic, ominous mood. Awesome shot!
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07/06/2007 12:55:19 AM
Makes you want to duck under and hide!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2007 02:55:41 PM
Looks like it's straight from a 1950's sci-fi flick, very cool!
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07/04/2007 05:41:25 AM
I like this - I can't see if it's dropped on, models, or real - which is always the best possible combination !

Well done - Most effective. Personally, I would love to have seen it in colour, but who's picky, then!
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07/03/2007 01:08:54 AM
very good mono but not sure I would like to see those things!
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07/02/2007 11:59:19 AM
Very nicely done. Machines really stand out against the sky.
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07/02/2007 09:48:13 AM
I like this photo with the towers as space ships. I think I would have liked to see it a little brighter. It is hard to see all the great details of the photo when it is dark.
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07/02/2007 08:21:22 AM
Very believable image. Kind of reminds me of the harvest scene in the Matrix.
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07/01/2007 05:03:32 PM
This is very well done indeed.
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07/01/2007 04:06:48 PM
nice photoshop work here.. impressive. 10
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07/01/2007 02:53:50 PM
This one gets a high vote from me even though I am not resonating well with most of the "created artifacts" shots. There's a mood to this that's extremely well-accomplished. I like it very much.
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07/01/2007 01:48:06 PM
Very fun idea, nicely put together, but a tad flat with the wheat and machines. I would have enjoyed a bit more separation between everything, touch more contrasty maybe, curves? hmmm yet, one of the better images in my opinion.
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06/30/2007 04:33:16 PM
Very nice shot - wonderful clouds give a perfect backdrop.
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06/30/2007 10:55:47 AM
Overall a bit dark, but a very nice sense of realism.
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06/30/2007 05:42:23 AM
So bad it's almost good.
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06/30/2007 12:09:39 AM
VERY cool... well done, and looks quite real. Really evocative of the story for me, thanks. 7
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06/29/2007 03:30:18 PM
This is my 10 for the challenge. Nice homage to Wells.
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06/29/2007 01:25:05 PM
Haha, very nice. The image is a little dark overall but I like the simplicity of the subjects.
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06/29/2007 09:52:09 AM
good one. quite well done.
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06/29/2007 09:43:54 AM
Excellent set up (8)
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06/29/2007 09:42:37 AM
i think i wouldve liked to see this in color. it's a good image but i think you couldve made it better with some good editing.
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06/29/2007 05:36:56 AM
I would have liked this more if your flying machines were in focus (well at least one of them) and the gtrass was more out of focus. Nice textures in your sky though.
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06/29/2007 04:26:13 AM
creepy :
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06/29/2007 02:25:36 AM
Nice idea but looks a little flat.
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06/29/2007 12:43:27 AM
War of the Worlds with steel bins. Good picture.
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