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For A Chance to Survive
For A Chance to Survive
HeiSch


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Green* II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Date: Apr 26, 2009
Aperture: f 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80 sec
Date Uploaded: Apr 25, 2009

At first I had the recycle logo with grass printed on a transparancy, cut a hole in the middle and hung the bulg with a fishing line through this hole.
After some discussion in our DPCO-4 Globetrotter groupd, the conclusion was that the grass looked too artificaial.
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So I needed to use real grass.
I cut the logo out of the clouds card board, lay it on some lawn, hang the bulb in the center of the logo.
I tried lighting the scene up with a flash bounced off a reflective umbrella, but the shadow was too harsh, making it look fake again. Oh, yeah, I also needed to difuse the sunlight with one of these big round difuser/reflector thingy.
The part I don't like too much: there is a small little brown grass in the left side arrow. I took it away and tried to reshoot - I could not make it look exactly like this one again- centered and straight. The wind outside was swinging the bulb too much. I will probaly hear much about this distracting feature. Oh well. I noticed, I tried. Did not work.
Here the result.
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Then I tried to reshot and add some water drop to it so I can call it Earth Air Water.
While I was setting up the final composition - trying to get the bulb into the middle and straight, the little ant walked right over the "sky". Couldn't help but pull the trigger regardless of where the bulb was.
I wish I could have gotten the bulb centered and straight, oh well.
I hope you like the set up.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 65
Avg (all users): 6.5443
Avg (commenters): 7.7857
Avg (participants): 7.1429
Avg (non-participants): 6.4641
Views since voting: 2041
Views during voting: 463
Votes: 237
Comments: 22
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05/07/2009 01:58:15 AM
Hey.. I just saw this score.
Congratulations on 4th!... Well done!
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05/06/2009 11:25:44 PM
Congrats on top 5 for this creative shot!
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05/06/2009 02:54:49 AM
heini congrats on a top finish i knew it would do well
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05/06/2009 01:00:51 AM
Originally posted by hydr:

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Ahh, he was one place off!

Good work, congratulations, Heini!
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05/06/2009 12:33:10 AM
Great shot and congrats on a well deserved 4th place.
The ant really brings this one to life
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05/06/2009 12:25:14 AM
WELL DONE, brilliant shot, well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/05/2009 12:43:21 AM
Very well done. My top rated shot.
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05/04/2009 08:07:18 PM
cool!
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05/02/2009 07:51:09 PM
3
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05/02/2009 01:05:06 PM
I like the idea and it's pretty well executed here. The colors are rather subtle, but I won't say that is a negative at this point.... is it just me or is the light bulb off center? I think in such a composition it would be better off being centered.
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05/01/2009 04:06:40 PM
now that is good, this has to win, this most of taken some time, 10 from me
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04/30/2009 04:57:45 PM
Score 9: Great idea so beautifully executed. That single ant really nails it.
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04/29/2009 11:34:48 PM
One of my top three. So clever, interesting, excellent entry.
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04/29/2009 09:26:00 PM
Wow, didn't even notice the ant until the 3rd time viewing this photo. Interesting shot, almost has a funky Pink Floyd album cover feel. Well done...
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04/29/2009 04:36:13 PM
A lot of CFI's in this challenge. Sure hope we know what we're going to do with the mercury.
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04/29/2009 03:21:43 PM
I rate this image as 10.. I can't image as you have do it(a paper with a painting of sky on the grass?).... if the post is legal congrats.....
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04/29/2009 02:59:15 PM
The ant makes this :-) Great concept, nicely executed.
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04/29/2009 12:51:03 PM
much much better, a fantastic job H, well done
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04/29/2009 07:20:47 AM
Very creative
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04/29/2009 03:46:35 AM
nice setup. the ant is a nice touch. Best image I've seen so far in the challenge ('cept mine of course :)
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04/29/2009 03:39:57 AM
Excellent use of props here.
I had to look twice before I saw what you'd done.
Great work...
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04/29/2009 03:29:37 AM
Nice setup, well captured.
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