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Survival Kit Signal Mirror
Survival Kit Signal Mirror

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Challenge: Green* II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Apr 28, 2009
Aperture: 3.51
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/1003
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2009

An idea actually implimented several years ago by (I think) the Coast Guard in Florida. People sent them CD-Rs which had failed to burn properly (a high percentage in the early days) or the ubiquitous AOL installer discs. The CG would print survival instructions on the CDs and put them into the pockets of all the life-jackets in the area.

I printed up some mock instructions onto some laser transparency material and glued it to an old CD, then waited for a plane to fly over.

-Handheld, TV mode
-Burned-in a little on the hand and plane
-RGB Curve
-USM at 88%/0.8 dia/TH = 5
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 9/10 = 164KB

Place: 53 out of 65
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/05/2009 12:10:36 PM
may be you can try bit tighter crop!! the hair on the hand are distracting.. atleast for me
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05/03/2009 11:43:51 AM
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05/01/2009 04:39:59 PM
only a couple of people will get this, 8 from me
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05/01/2009 12:15:19 PM
Hmm...? not sure how this fits the green challenge...
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04/29/2009 03:20:30 PM
Survival of the world and Green. It's a stretch. Not glaringly obvious. ) The hand obscures the message on the near side of the CD. Focus could have been more on the CD and less on the hand.
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04/29/2009 10:14:45 AM
Interesting thought.
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04/29/2009 03:50:09 AM
don't see how this fits the challenge?
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04/29/2009 03:09:27 AM
What a clever idea! :)

I wish I could read more of the text, but this is a good capture nonetheless.
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