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Bit of a silly one, this! May need a little explanation...

I was doing a photo shoot with my friend's band this weekend. They're called Alto 45 - a sort of quirky-yet-slightly-melancholic electro-indie-pop band (if you know Hot Chip, particularly their first album, then you're in the right ballpark) - the sort that wear lab coats on stage and count a stylophone and a theramin on their equipment list.

Their bassist Steve (on the right) had bought this toy robot (their unofficial mascot) off ebay and customised it with stickers and random glued-on electronic components. While we had it with us, I thought we could do a quick comp of the band running away from the robot (a la virtually every distaster / sci-fi B-movie you've ever seen). I'll upload the component shots as before/after versions.

I've added quite a few filters and overlays to try and make this gel together. The backgrounds are a couple of random shots of flats in Norwich that I had from a while back. The fire and smoke, I have to admit, are not mine - might have been a little hazardous getting them myself - I got a random pic of some firefighters in action off t'internet (apologies to whoever may own the copyright).

Anyway, thanks for looking - hope you like it!

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm DC HSM Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Robot Rampage!
Username:Blinky Blinky
Uploaded:18 Feb 2008 - 8:50 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Humour / fun, Robot, Run!!, Scientists
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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2008 - 9:32 PM

You have done this very well. Great bit of fun

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Blinky
Blinky  6 England
18 Feb 2008 - 9:43 PM

Thanks very much John
Ian

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Steve-T
Steve-T  751 forum posts England66 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2008 - 10:04 PM

Nicely put together. Like it.
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Blinky
Blinky  6 England
18 Feb 2008 - 10:26 PM

Thanks Steve, much appreciated.
Ian

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luxaeternam
19 Feb 2008 - 8:07 AM

This must have been great fun to make
Smile Lucy

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Blinky
Blinky  6 England
19 Feb 2008 - 8:16 AM

Thanks Lucy. It was a lot of fun, though it was bloomin' cold on Saturday morning when we were out shooting!
Ian

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2008 - 3:23 PM

Oh my, this is nicely done - I've never even thought of trying this kind of image merging - yet.
Very nice work, down to the glowing red of the robot's "eyes". Leaving the orange peel on the ground was a nice touch too.
Anne

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Blinky
Blinky  6 England
19 Feb 2008 - 6:08 PM

Thanks very much Anne. I'd forgotten about the orange peel - I certainly hadn't made a conscious decision to leave it in! Fans of discarded foodstuffs may also be interested to know that's a loaf of bread in the white plastic bag at the far end of the wall. Not ours, I hasten to add - I think someone had a (rather un-glamorous) picnic the previous evening!
Ian

Last Modified By Blinky at 19 Feb 2008 - 6:08 PM

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TanyaBright
22 Feb 2008 - 9:04 AM

You have done an excellent job with the blending of these images. Very impressive.
Tanya

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Blinky
Blinky  6 England
23 Feb 2008 - 12:08 AM

Thank you very much Tanya
Ian

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EmmaG_M
EmmaG_M  6136 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2008 - 10:49 AM

Thats ace! It reminds me of that video the beastie boys did, intergalatic! I'm well into electro at the moment, so I may just check out your mates band! Serioisly well done I love this!

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Blinky
Blinky  6 England
24 Feb 2008 - 12:41 PM

Thanks Emma! I certainly had "Intergalactic" somewhere in the back of my mind when we thought this up. You can find alto45 on myspace if you're having a look (you'll find this pic there already).
Ian

Last Modified By Blinky at 24 Feb 2008 - 12:43 PM

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meekie
meekie  10 Scotland
1 Mar 2008 - 5:47 AM

Yeah, great work Ian. Really cool pic!

Graham

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Blinky
Blinky  6 England
1 Mar 2008 - 9:10 AM

Thanks very much Graham!
Ian

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leedsgh
leedsgh  10496 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 - 3:13 PM

Awesome work mate.

Must try something similar soon.

inspiring stuff!

Gav

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Blinky
Blinky  6 England
28 Mar 2008 - 3:54 PM

Thanks very much Gav
Ian

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crabbo_1
crabbo_1  6 England
30 Apr 2008 - 9:47 PM

Classic B-Movie artwork...great work!!!

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