Thank you. About the way I processed it: This picture is from my Pentax K5 jpg settings in K5 "Natural" and ev -0.3 In Photoshop very little processing was needed.Only slightly cropped. 10% shadow lift. And +10 "colour saturation. That's all.Picture taken in Fayance ( Southern France )
Thank you! Yes it is a composite of a spectacular sunset ( No need for photoshop there, taken with 750 mm lens) and a sailingboat sailing towards an island.....
Well thank you for your nice comment !
titina: Such a beautiful shot! But is this a cityscape? Pity that I cannot vote for it!
Thank you! It is a cityscape from my small hometown in Friesland in the Netherlands. Because of the 8mm lens it looks even smaller.....
LOL! Maybe I survive the central scrutinizer. If not, well I always can enter the challenge: Boys in the city, or boys in the gutter! :)
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.
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)