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brettsixtysix January 25, 2017
Love no.2 in this amazing series!, you have out done yourself with this incredible work, your creativity and photo manipulation skills are 2nd to none, very proud of you my T.L.! :*
Bastetamon January 25, 2017
Thanks a billion, my B.F.G.! I'm so touched and moved by that! :*
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Forrest_Imagery January 26, 2017
Outstanding work !
Excellent lighting, creativity and masterful digital manipulation skills. The alien looks incredibly real.
Not much meat on that sucker, mostly exoskeleton I would think. With all the protein and vitamins I guess it doesn't much matter.

Your side story is way funny, keep 'em coming.
Bastetamon January 27, 2017
Thanks a million! That's very nice of you! Have a wonderful weekend!
 
soulfulmystery January 28, 2017
Magnificent!
Bastetamon January 28, 2017
Thanks a million! That's very nice of you! Have a wonderful weekend!
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daveseye January 29, 2017
Very cool!
Bastetamon January 30, 2017
Thanks a million!
 
Caustin17 January 31, 2017
So Cool!
Bastetamon February 01, 2017
Thank you so much!
 
kikobuenafe3 February 02, 2017
Awesome concept !
Bastetamon February 03, 2017
Thanks a million!
 
Deb-Deb February 02, 2017
Just Brilliant!! :D
Bastetamon February 03, 2017
Thank you so very much! That's very kind of you!
 
agvancouver February 03, 2017
well, seems like everything else has been said already.
i really do love this though, it looks like it was made for a movie. well done !
Bastetamon February 03, 2017
Thanks a million! That's very nice of you! Have a wonderful weekend!
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danshachar February 12, 2017
Need time to digest this. I always over analyze the Alien franchise as an ecologist, archaeologist, and a veteran. Never thought of a facehugger in a reversed position of being a prey, especially on a serial line.
I was always relieved with the idea that the facehuggers, zenomorphs, and the queen have the last say over our Industrial-Military complex, as biology would ordain it.
Brilliant nonetheless.
Bastetamon February 13, 2017
Thank you so much for your comment and opinion!
 
JoBairdPhotography February 16, 2017
I will have to show my daughter. She's a massive fan of Aliens
Bastetamon February 16, 2017
Thank you so much! It is the beginning of my concept photography with aliens!
 
conniehumphreys_3889 March 10, 2017
Geez!!this stuff looks real!!!Holy cow!!! I mean Egg!!!
Bastetamon March 11, 2017
Thanks you so much! So happy about that! I have two more from that series, going to post it in 1 month ))
 
Ivo_Geukens April 25, 2017
I so want to buy those eggs! :p
Nicely done
Bastetamon April 26, 2017
Thanks a million!
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Forfarlass May 23, 2017
Man. So realistic a fantastic piece of work. xx
Bastetamon May 24, 2017
Thank you so much!
 
Scotty6097 June 01, 2017
Love this, great imagination..
Bastetamon June 02, 2017
Thanks a million!
 
tomhealan June 26, 2017
massive alien fan and these pictures are incredible great work!!!
Bastetamon June 27, 2017
Thanks a lot! So happy you like!

Let the alien invasion begin



No.2 in my Alien series. Weyland Yutani, building better foods for better worlds.

"Each and every day the biologists and engineers at Weyland ...
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No.2 in my Alien series. Weyland Yutani, building better foods for better worlds.

"Each and every day the biologists and engineers at Weyland Yutani Corporation apply science, technology and an unparalleled global network of resources for the benefit of all humanity.
Here at Weyland Yutani we are dedicated to Building Better Worlds free from hunger and disease. Today we are proud to present to you a new product from our range of healthy foods. We are all aware of the health benefits the humble chicken egg provides us but they have their shortcomings. Our scientists have improved the humble egg by placing alien DNA inside the egg. Each egg is free from cholesterol, low in fat, rich in vitamins and minerals and provide five times more protein than the common egg. And of course 'foodys' will truly appreciate the unique taste of our chicken-alien hybrid egg! Weyland Yutani,building better worlds through better food."

The idea for this concept came from the statement, If humanity knew of the health benefits available to us from the alien species then the aliens would go from being predators to prey.

All shots for that image were taken on SONY Alpha NEX-6 and a retro lens KMZ Industar-61 50mm F2.8 L/Z from 1991.
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Behind The Lens

Location
All photos for that manipulation were taken in my apartment in Magnitogork, Russia. I got the idea and I thought that the perfect place for that photo series would be my windowsill in the kitchen.
Time
It was daytime, from 14:30 to 15:30, I took lots of shots that day, because I'd like to capture all details I need to use them in the future and continue my photo series.
Lighting
The light was perfect that day, it was cloudy, so I've got very good natural light and the white surface of the windowsill was an amazing reflector, which drew out the texture of the eggs very well.
Equipment
This was shot on SONY Alpha NEX-6 with a retro lens KMZ Industar-61 50mm F2.8 L/Z from 1991, which is perfect to create amazing sharp shots of objects. all settings for that shot I made manually and I used f/4.5, 1/15 and ISO 200. Also I used GIOTTOS GT 390 photo tripod with RM-DSLR2 infrared remote control, because I like to create clean, sharp shots.
Inspiration
I'm a big fan of Alien Universe, but I disagree with the statement that if aliens ever came to Earth, all humankind would be dead, because the most powerful and perfect species would totally destroy us, no way, if one woman could totally destroy the colony of those perfect species, what would happen if the big corporation used all its resources for that, especially if they only knew about something they can use, so the idea for this concept came from the statement, If humanity knew of the health benefits available to us from the alien species then the aliens would go from being predators to prey.
Editing
I took three shots for this image: one of the eggs and an alien inside a broken egg, another of water on the windowsill surface and the third one was a shot of a broken transparent plastic ball to create pieces of glass. Then I used Photoshop to combine shots and drew a transparent egg over the real one with an alien inside, cracks on pieces of a plastic ball, shadows and texture on the water surface.
In my camera bag
I'm a huge fan of vintage lens, I love that each vintage lens has its own signature and the fact that lots of greatest photographers of the past used, perhaps, the same kind of lenses to take shots like I use today. The first thing I pack is my Jupiter-37A 135mm f/3.5, it is a great lens, very sharp, ergonomic with nice bokeh, definitely my favorite lens. The second thing is my camera SONY Alpha Nex-6, love how tiny it is and it is so easy and pleasant to use. Also I pack Zenitar-M 50mm f/1.7 from 1982, an amazing lens, very similar to ultron lenses, and Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 200mm f4, very serious piece of glass and metal from the 1970's, beautiful and sharp, like the sword of a samurai. Toys are alive when someone plays with them, the same with lenses, they come alive when someone takes shots, so I hope that my lenses will live for a long time.
Feedback
The photo manipulation takes lots of time, if you haven't prepared for it properly, so think about the place you will use and resources you have to achieve the effect you need and create the idea you have. Take as many shoots of the objects as you need, sometimes the idea can head in a different direction and you'd need additional shots with the same direction of light. Be patient, staying inspired and enjoying the process is also very important.

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