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Never lose wonder and delight in life.
Never lose wonder and delight in life.
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Challenge: Motivational Poster II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF for Pentax
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Date: Aug 27, 2007
Galleries: Cityscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2007

It's the 40th annual Sony aquarium outside the Sony Building in Ginza. I Googled the phrase "never lose wonder" and got some Christian's blog, but this is good enough I hope. I took the photo from behind the fishtank - and while I was taking photos, I checked the time to see if it was past 1p.m. yet (DPC rollover time) - none of my first 50 or so aquarium shots would have been eligible - but I was hoping for a Fish themed challenge (about time we had one, eh) 13:05:57.

Cropped. Duplicate layer: the highlights/lowlights Light Overlay method with the gaussian blur. I desaturated the cyan colour as there was a blue film on the back of the tank. I also made another duplicate layer and adjusted Shadows and Highlights. Resized and stroked a 6 pixel border, then increased the canvas size for the text - Bilbo-hand-bold.

Statistics
Place: 135 out of 165
Avg (all users): 5.0263
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 4.8657
Avg (non-participants): 5.1138
Views since voting: 752
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 190
Comments: 12
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09/09/2007 11:25:10 PM
Nice image. Well done.
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09/09/2007 08:56:02 PM
Wonderful image, and it fits your motto.
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09/09/2007 06:20:35 PM
I like the surreal quality of this shot. Turns the everyday into something extraordinary.
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09/09/2007 02:29:48 PM
Nice concept. This would be stronger if the fish were more in focus.
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09/09/2007 03:06:28 AM
Cool perspective, nice poster.
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09/05/2007 07:19:02 PM
great perspective on this shot. I didn't score it any lower, but I don't know that it fits the motivational psoter.
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09/04/2007 05:15:40 PM
Great idea!! Love your type and the meaning behind it....I only wish your image were a bit stronger. Still...a nice job!
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09/04/2007 06:06:33 AM
Great idea.
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09/04/2007 01:52:15 AM
Ok, so the photo's not that technically great. Over-exposed, funky looking coloured fringing, and it looks like a slight lean to it as well... BUT!! - It's a perfect moment in time to have captured and is pure delight when put together with your message. Love it! 8
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09/04/2007 01:36:48 AM
I found Nemo! Excellent shot through an aquarium of a city scene.
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09/03/2007 07:56:26 PM
What a clever perspective! Good capture.
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09/03/2007 10:57:23 AM
Could have been a better one - the image looks very washed out
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