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    When reading up on Carbon, I found that there is almost too much on the element! I mean Carbon is the fourth most abundant chemical element in the universe by mass after hydrogen, helium, and oxygen and it is the 15th most abundant element in the Earth's crust.

    Not to mention that Carbon is essential to all known living systems, and without it life as we know it could not exist... Carbon compounds form the basis of all known life on Earth, and the carbon-nitrogen cycle provides some of the energy produced by the Sun and other stars. There are several allotropes of carbon of which the best known are graphite, diamond, and amorphous carbon.

    I mean its everywhere!! There is Carbon Dating, the Carbon cycle, shoot there is even a carbon footprint now!... lol just start typing Carbon in a Google search and the auto-complete will show so many things... :-P

    I was having trouble choosing what to do for this element.... lol too many choices ;-) But i liked that how it is SO essential to all living things that i had to do something that would attest to that... I wanted to be holding the earth... examining the carbon molecules that make it up.... or something along those lines...

    I am not too happy with this edit..... i feel like its missing something... :-( maybe i approached it wrong... ugh

    So yeah... Photoshop-ness for the win...

    Make/Model: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
    Lens: EF 50mm 1/4f USM
    Shutter: 1/50sec
    f-stop: f/1.4
    ISO: 200

    1. Craig Sharp 75 months ago | reply

      Brilliant !

      And the edit looks fine.. nothing missing. :o)

    2. Apropos Photo 75 months ago | reply

      This is pretty darn cool, in my estimation!

    3. {{Paul - going, going, gone...}} [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      you are just too bloody good
      and too bloody gorgeous too lol

    4. icebot9 75 months ago | reply

      It seems that the image is trying to portray carbon being the basis of life, and in that you are in the heavens holding the element (life or carbon) in your hands. That being said, the largeness is good, but perhaps a DOF change for the clouds, like blurry in the very front and blurry on the rear ones. You could take that a step further and have the focus be only on your hands and the elemental ball.

      Please note: I am not putting down your image. I love this series, and I hope you continue. I am just trying to suggest what you may think is missing.

    5. tankgirlrs 75 months ago | reply

      Chris Ness actually I think that is exactly what it is missing :-) and I really appreciate the input!


    6. Poe Tatum 75 months ago | reply

      I like this the way it is. Organic chemistry was fun in school, you more or less just (generally) have to find things that bond to carbon. The thing with organic chemistry is almost everything just about blows up. LOL.

    7. timothystringer 75 months ago | reply

      For me the best one yet :-)

    8. tristand123 [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      Nice, I like the way this series is going.

    9. Daniella♡ [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      Love the concept !
      So prettyyyy.

    10. casualbrewery 75 months ago | reply

      Awesome processing.

    11. Alper Design 75 months ago | reply


      haven't seen this one before.. dunno why.. sooo awesome!
      love your way of editing!! :))
      and the shot. awesome as well...

    12. Red All Over 75 months ago | reply

      I can see how trying to visualise carbon would be so hard, it really is fundamental to everything. I think you went for the right approach, perhaps what icebot said would make it even better.

    13. gurana 75 months ago | reply

      One thing that came to mind was to include the borh model of carbon. Not sure that this really fits in with your concept of the periodic table, but might have worked in this specific example perhaps. Or a diamond. Diamonds are usually cool.

    14. izthistaken 75 months ago | reply

      You're my hero. Please teach me photoshop. :D

    15. Red All Over 75 months ago | reply

      [] "Nice orb". I bet that's what all the boys say.

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