Challenge: Michael Jackson Song/Lyrics (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX DG HSM for Nikon
Location: Melbourne Zoo
Date: Jul 6, 2009
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2009
|The Images: It's not an idea that's original with me, and I can't find out who the photographer is, but I saw an image like this in a UK photographic magazine and thought of the song immediately. I went to the zoo early, got the shot, came home and edited. I wish there was less sun as some of my highlights blew out and I didn't check my histogram.
The Edit: This is made up of a picture of a bar code and the zebra. I masked off the background and worked on levels and massaged the image with sharpening, dodge and burn and some contrast etc. Glad this is EXPERT.
The Prediction: I am happy with the image overall, but reckon there will be some exceptional stuff out there. Probably a 6.1???
[Jul. 7th, 2009 07:57:41 PM]
This started slowly in the low sixes and like an old Jumbo jet willing itself to take off it slowly rose where in day 2 it is at 6.9909. The more I look at it the more I love it. As I mentioned, the idea was not original with me, I was inspired by a small thumbnail size image in a UK photography magazine. I feel it works so well on many levels.
I hope it climbs over the 7 and gets a ribbon actually. And if the photographer that had the original idea happens to see it, I take my hat off to you for your inspiring image.
[Jul. 9th, 2009 03:55:41 AM]
It's now moving towards 7.1000 which is awesome! That's a full 1.0000 over what I predicted...thanks everyone :)
[Jul. 10th, 2009 07:32:51 PM]
Now halfway between 7.1 and 7.2
[Jul. 11th, 2009 05:31:48 PM]
OK...this is ridiculous...
Avg Vote: 7.1830
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 07/11/09 05:31 pm
[Jul. 12th, 2009 02:00:48 AM]
Lost a whole 0.1 in a few hours...what gives on the weekend? Seems to always happen
[Jul. 12th, 2009 11:15:09 PM]
After dipping below 7.1, it's nice to be back there with 45 minutes remaining:
Avg Vote: 7.1138
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