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Salvador's Kite
Salvador's Kite

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Tokina AF 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X 107 DX Fisheye for Canon
Location: washington, dc
Date: Mar 27, 2010
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Infrared, Fish Eye
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2010

Taken at the Kite Festival in DC with a tokina fisheye on my infra-red 300D. These are the natural colors that appear.
I did darken out the refraction caused by the lens aimed at the sun. There were a couple of spots, but nothing too nasty - I have no editing patience for that kind of stuff. In fact, probably could edit this more for a higher score, but what is the fun in that? I like taking pictures more than fixing them... BTW - this is how the world looks through my eyes. No, seriously.

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Here is a blue one, as Paul mentioned, though this is a 'natural' blue rather than the 70's chroma I think he was looking for.
Most people like to convert infrared to more natural hues. In some cases, I agree with them. In some cases, infrared is better in black and white. I like my choice in this case - it adds to the surrealness of it.

Place: 122 out of 350
Avg (all users): 5.8582
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
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Views since voting: 706
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 141
Comments: 11
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04/08/2010 12:29:23 AM
I've never been able to take a good kite photo. You make it look easy.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2010 06:21:27 PM
This goes into my fantasy art show.
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04/07/2010 01:26:34 PM
Looks like it was taken on another planet.
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04/07/2010 07:02:02 AM
interesting image, plenty to look at here
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04/04/2010 07:23:35 PM
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04/03/2010 09:07:32 PM
Perfect use on the fisheye! : )
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04/02/2010 06:39:23 PM
Hey, that's DC!!! Looking a bit apocalyptic =:-O
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04/02/2010 02:09:34 PM
hehe 3 from left ??? 6
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04/02/2010 12:39:24 AM
Woah, that's some serious chromatic aberration, unless this is from a fish eye (which it most possibly is)... 5
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04/01/2010 03:59:49 PM
Looks like a world in turmoil after a nuclear holocaust (or a new settlement on Mars).
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04/01/2010 09:45:41 AM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: This is a really striking image - so full of interest that I'm sure you had a whole host of editing options / choices of look here. I think your chosen treatment works well enough but it is the scene itself and the POV that carries it.

Critical stuff: Although the colour scheme works - I'm still not sure you're getting the best out of this image; something that is in colour with a blue / green 70s kind of coloration with a vignette would probably have been my choice - but hey, it's your choice and I do like it.

Overall: Interesting work - one that keeps a viewer's interest for a goodly while.
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