santamonica812: I love the shot, but it's an painfully obvious violation of the rules. Dreadful job by the challenge host. Since that host fell down on the job, I will apologize to the 3rd Place finisher (#2 also was hugely in violation), since you are the deserving winner. Sorry that 2 people didn't care about submitting images within the rules, and sorry the host was incompetent (or indifferent).
The 2nd place is by the same submitter as the first place...
More than 10% ceiling
How is that a hdr? (Or a "hot" photo, as you entered it in that challenge, too)
Thank you!I am a little unsatisfied with it, as I didn't bend the grating properly, so the pattern isn't parallel to the borders.On the other hand it shows that it isn't a cgi, but created with "real stuff" (from a "do it yourself" shop).
Great!Have you "shaved" off the lens hood of the samyang to get more out of it with your D700?
You should made your self made rectification program available, at least this photo is a great endorsement of it (and you as a photographer, of course, as it is the composition which make this so great)
FNG303: The Imperial Sardaukars are the equivalent of the Imperial troopers.
Yes, I guess you're right.Afair the progression was: nearly nobody used shields because nobody used lasguns because that could blow oneself up.(and cheap remote operated kamikaze lasguns were forbidden...)
And weren't the sardaukar rather quickly dispatched? As they were a reference to later days janitshars and mameluks: once invincible, but at "the present" just living on their former fame.
But the Sardaukar didn't shoot, because, as how the shields in the dune setting work, this would kill both the target and the shooter.It was hand to hand combat, if i remember the books correctly (20 years past...)
Nice, i don't know if I want to spend that much time there, but as motiv for a photo it is great, as is how you shot it.
Slynky: Congrats on you finish. Very imaginative. It should be framed and hanging in a room with contemporary/modern design.
Thank you!I don't know if one should hang it on the wall, if you look at it too long, something may look back ;-)
LeeStar: Awesome photo, and very imaginative how you created the shot. Thanks for sharing your method with us!
Thank you! I learned that, with this and similar photos, it is important to show that they aren't cgi, to get not that much 0.5 votes (well, one couldn't resist ;-) ); they just should look like cgi at first glance.
It is a build it yourself paper lamp? I have a construction kit for one, and the shapes look rather similar.
This was my favourite; nice distribution of moving vs still standing people.
madeinlisboa: Great work! I wonder, how did you get the color inverted?
Thank you.The water acts as a lens, the inversion is simple optics.
photo nuts: Brilliant conception. Love the ingenuity!
Thank you, too!Not so sure about the ingenuity, as I am not the first to shoot this kind of motive, and I was 1 glass short, so I couldn't quite achieve the, uh, "interlocking steps" of the water levels.
barb_s: I had a feeling... very nice, I loved it when I saw it. Congratulations!!
Thank you!I am always seeing the mistakes and clumys corrections I made, so I am not quit happy with it.My favourite finished on 5th place, and I thought the 3rd placed would win.