Haha! I can see this challenge much clearer now!
Are mountains on other planets excluded from this challenge?
Two Hands: The host IS a Vogon!Why are my entries disqualified? They were the real thing.I can't take pictures from the earth in high orbit from inside a car, can't I?And does the host know how bluddy far it is to Cepheus?This challenge was "impossible". There are people though who say that the landing on the moon was fake, that the pictures and movie material was all done in a studio.....The challenge host must compare my two (disqualified) entries with the ones from NASA. Mine were better. Not because they were fake, but because I had a better camera. You cant prove that the picture from Cepheus was a fake, so rehabilitation is the least you can do!
The Vogons are a fictional alien race from the planet Vogsphere in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams, who are responsible for the destruction of the Earth, in order to facilitate an intergalactic highway construction project. Vogons are slug-like but vaguely humanoid, are bulkier than humans, and have green skin. Vogons are described as mindlessly bureaucratic, aggressive, having "as much sex appeal as a road accident" and the writers of "the third worst poetry in the universe". They are employed as the galactic government's bureaucrats......Read the Hitchhikers book Nigel! Maybe its not too late....
Host, now you did it! Earth will be destroyed by the Vogons....Again.
babalu: Pun aside, host : If you wanted this challenge to be really what the rules say, and ignoring your orthographic mistake of Plant instead of Planet, you should have addressed the challenge exclusively to real NASA Astronauts or Russian (or other nationality) Cosmonauts, i.e. people who have really been up there circling the earth , or even travelling to the moon and back . I do not count hyperbole flight to simulate zero gravity as space flights, nor military rocket planes with a flight ceiling of about 40-70 KM, and those would have been military (secret) missions. Orbit around the earth starts at around 350-400 KM distance.So , by excluding almost every human being from this challenge, you should not be surprised that you have zero entries, you deserved nothing more. This challenge was just a waste of server space. That said, I enjoyed the comments as long as they existed in the entries.
It was fun for me while it lasts. Due to this contest I have been informed of the existance of an hilarious old skool science fiction movie: Black Star. Which indeed is hilarious. Thanks Babalu!Host, please go and watch this movie, and buy yourself Some books of Douglas Adams.....
In 1978 I was on Sicilia to climb mt Etna. I was a student at that time. The Etna was very active that year with lots of smoke, fire and eruptions. We descended about 50 meters inside the active Etna. More would have been too dangerous. It was like entering the gates of hell. Smoke, lava and a very nasty smell. At that time the volcano was predictable enough to go in. We were guided by an geologist who spent years of study on mt Etna. He knew exactly how far we could descent. Two weeks later the Etna became too unstable and dangerous to go in. I wish I had the camera's I have nowedays!Only a little Ricoh 35ZF must do the job....
This is a modell cg2.....Very unreliable. Me personally will never use a spaceship with such an nasty exit door. It is semi intelligent and has a habit of closing at the moment youre halfway in or out your ship. Lots of astronauts lost their helmet or legs or whatever because of this type of door.Some died outside not beiing able to get back in, because cg2 says: "No..."I realy realy hate that type of door.
Are you even allowed to publice this photo? This is highly classified!
dmanthree: Damn. My entry was disqualified. I'm shocked!
This is really a mission impossible. Who is our host and what are his intensions? Is he entirely made of wood? Will he pass the famous challenge host examination? Many questions and no answers what so ever......
Challenge host, if you disqualify this picture, you must tell me what is wrong with it according to your rules. This picture is taken from a space ship in orbit around the planet Ekaf 2 in the solar system Cepheus. You asked me to do something impossible. So I did. It really took me a lot of trouble to even find a spaceship to bring me there....in time. Coming back here and now is very very complicated. We come in peace, but after all the trouble we had to bring you earthling this picture, we are tempted to construct an pangalactic highway, right here in your solarsystem which will lead ofcourse to the complete distruction of this planet Earth. So think earthling, think! And know your Hitchhikers guide....
The host IS a Vogon!Why are my entries disqualified? They were the real thing.I can't take pictures from the earth in high orbit from inside a car, can't I?And does the host know how bluddy far it is to Cepheus?This challenge was "impossible". There are people though who say that the landing on the moon was fake, that the pictures and movie material was all done in a studio.....The challenge host must compare my two (disqualified) entries with the ones from NASA. Mine were better. Not because they were fake, but because I had a better camera. You cant prove that the picture from Cepheus was a fake, so rehabilitation is the least you can do!
dmanthree: Yup, four entries, none that actually meet the mandate. Both "outer space" shots are fakes, and the other two are in museums.
That's the problem with humans. They won't accept the fact that travelling through space is quite easy when you have the right attributes. In my case a white towel and my book and camera.Juist go outside with a towel and stick your thumb up. You'll soon experience that impossible is, well impossible!
Two Hands: For those who can't handle the truth ( Intergalactic travelling with a towel and a copy of the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy) Here is how it also could be done:
Go to my galeries and look for the picture: Creating Cepheus. Its a sequence of pics
I took a sphere like ceramic object, a little orange, a black cloth, a metal ring (window of my spacecraft) and a flash light for the sunlight. I arranged al the objects in an artistic way. I took a macro picture with my Fuji xs1 through a metal ring.Done in 10 minutes. ( Collecting arranging etc.)
After that it took me less than one hour in Photoshop to create the right planetary mood.
This brief description is for anybody who think they can't leave this planet with a towel....
That is easier for those who are interested.
For those who can't handle the truth ( Intergalactic travelling with a towel and a copy of the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy) Here is how it also could be done:
Buzz Lightyear: Where's the plant "earth" in any of these images? I don't even see any good weeds!
I had a pic of an starwars spaceship in orbit around my plant ( Hortensia) But for some reason I was disquallified. I'm suspecting the challenge host to be a Vogon.....( Douglas Adams Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy)
Two Hands: Thank you for the link. My computer (Deep Thought) refuses to give me acces to the www its in a strange kind of loop.... I'll have to wait a little longer before I have acces to the Dark Star files.
And tháts were things went wrong! Kasparov shouldn't have listened to a computer telling him to go home! Nowadays too many people are staring at their very smart phones...I mean SMART phones telling people what is what and who is where!No need to remember or know things, just Google! Listen to your phone.....NOW! Most of mankind will be beaten in a game of chess against their own phone....The question is. Are the mice behind all this? I really need a lift to Ursa Major. Nice little planet constallation with very frendly people there....Where is my towel?
babalu: Here's also a good link for intergalactic travellers :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Star_(film)
I've managed to find a copy! "over the top" old skool sf! Those special effects.....Their mission, the bomb... This weekend I'll see the whole movie. Thanks again for the tip!
Thank you for the link. My computer (Deep Thought) refuses to give me acces to the www its in a strange kind of loop.... I'll have to wait a little longer before I have acces to the Dark Star files.
This one was under my radar the whole time. Thanks. Mmmm there is more goiing on in this galaxy. I pick up my old towel and check it out!
babalu: The White Mice again, looking with a mild frown at dates as a taken :-))
I found out the hard way it is not really drinkable, but youre an pan-dimensional, hyper-intelligent species, can't beat that. Is there any progress at 42?btw, Is it possible to borrow your spaceship? Because after consuming and surviving the Pangalactic gargleblaster, I couldn't find Zaphod and his spaceship anymore. And I really, really need a spaceship because I'm affraid to be disquallified again by mr Vogon. You know when a Vogon disquallifies someone, it usually ends with the distruction of that persons home planet......