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Challenge: Perspective VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-30
Lens: Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Zuiko
Location: the mall
Date: Feb 7, 2010
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Feb 7, 2010

"Air balloons"
Inspired by the German song "99 Luftballons"from the 1980's.

Obviously dual perspective: Geometric Conversion & Color Inversion

I realize I'm taking a risk here, as these images tend not to do very well outside of a negative-specific challenge, and probably appear too "Cartoon-like" for most people's tastes. Admittedly, it does look more art than photo. Prediction: 5.2

I did not set out to enter a photo with the colors inverted in post-processing, but it began when I had to overexpose the entire image to get decent exposure on the bottoms of these balloons, which blew out the back lit ceiling big time. Thinking that a black ceiling would look better than overblown white, it occurred to me to try inverting. Actually, I kind of like the color effect I got, particularly in the blue columns and the underside balcony gradients.

I also suspect that some will cry DQ, thinking I used an illegal effect in basic editing, but I fee quite certain the INVERT command is permitted. It is amazing how much that changes a colorful photo!

Credit to EricV ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/848/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_669418.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/848/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_669418.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' and all others who have successfully inverted the colors of their images previously on this site. Hopefully I have created something that a few of you will find interesting as well.

PP: Convert from Raw (recovering some highlights and boosting clarity, vibrance & saturation), Shadow/highlight, Hue, Noise reduction, Invert, Curves, Crop, Rotate, Re-size, USM.

Place: 20 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.2547
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.9028
Avg (non-participants): 6.4357
Views since voting: 911
Views during voting: 364
Votes: 212
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2010 11:45:47 PM
Well, it's not an illegal effect... but I don't think it improves your image much. I know this place from an image in a photo club, really cool place!
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02/16/2010 01:03:31 PM
Wonderful colors,shapes,lines and patterns in this eye catching perspective. 10
Yours is the only 10 I gave in this challenge by the way.
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02/15/2010 03:08:33 AM
Nena? Is that you! :) Lovely colours and perspective.
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02/13/2010 06:04:51 PM
interesting, would be nice as a poster, the border is a bit heavy handed for me and the processing leaves it looking more like digital art than a photograph
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02/12/2010 06:37:28 PM
Shouldn't their be 99 of them? Just kidding. Very nice image.
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02/12/2010 04:22:13 PM
Damn! I've got the song stuck in my head now... I really like the colours and composition in this!
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02/12/2010 03:14:53 PM
Cruise ship? Not a fan of the colors but it works well.
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02/12/2010 12:54:37 PM
love all the colors!
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02/11/2010 10:48:21 PM
This would make a great poster for kids.
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02/11/2010 09:02:37 PM
Excelent from below perspective is enhanced with the inverted color scheme. Typically this type of PP would be too much for DPC challenge material, but here with the pastel colors, it works great and only enhances the photo!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2010 11:30:09 AM
This kind of pp you like or dislike. You've done an amazing work on a great picture, but unfortunately the pp is not really my cup of tea. 9 for the photograph, 3 for the pp. Final vote *6* - Sorry.
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02/10/2010 05:50:07 PM
this is surreal
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02/10/2010 04:54:18 PM
wow love those negative colors, but I'm pretty sure the original was good as this one, 9
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02/10/2010 12:53:28 PM
fussy border sure not necessary with a stunning concept like this one. 8
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02/10/2010 12:47:42 PM
omg I love this shot, freaking awesome!!! 10!!!
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02/10/2010 12:18:15 PM
This is very unique image. The lighting must have been a big challenge. Lighting I can't control always seems like a crap shoot, even though I try to edit it or work with what I get, I always seem to find it's never what I expected when I shot the photo. I especially like the perspective and dimension of the balloons in relationship to the balconies. It not only meets your challenge but is pleasing to the artistic eye. Please accept my Bravo! Well thought out and great capture!
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02/10/2010 10:16:13 AM
This is not 100% symetrical...and i like it that way! great border to contain all of the great shapes and colors. Very nicely done.
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02/10/2010 06:12:26 AM
Wow this looks just like the Carousel Center in Syracuse NY.
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02/10/2010 04:14:32 AM
i think it looks better when not inverted. still a neat image
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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