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Arbiter (by ElDave)

According to Wikipedia, the Arbiter is:
The position of Arbiter is a fictional ceremonial and political rank bestowed upon special Covenant Elites in the Halo video game universe. In Halo 2, the rank is bestowed upon a disgraced Elite commander, as a way to atone for his failures. Although the Arbiter is intended to die serving the High Prophets, he survives both his missions and subsequent betrayal by the Covenant leadership. Learning the Prophets' plans would doom all life in the galaxy to extinction, the Arbiter allies with the Covenant's enemies—humanity—and stops the ringworld Halo from being activated. The character is one of the main protagonists of the Halo universe and a playable character in Halo 2 and its 2007 sequel Halo 3.

Until today I honestly believed that the Arbiter was cursed. I have taken so many pictures of him and every time I get one that I like, something horrible happens. The first was a photo taken at the Chicago Botanic Garden where the Arbiter was wading through a stream, and I loved it. His reflection in the water, the motion of the stream, the way I got him to hold onto a rock, it was perfect. Naturally, the memory card pooped out and I lost it.

This shot is the only other Arbiter photo that I'm happy with and it was one of the pictures I thought were lost when my hard drive failed. Somehow I found a copy on April's computer and the curse was listed!

Unfortunately, due to this photo having been taken and processed over a month ago, I don't remember the details about how I did it. Oh well. I got the shot and that's the most important thing!

Don the ancient armour, and assume the role of EXIF:

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: 0.1 sec (1/10)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 45 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off

File Size: 3.2 MB
File Type: JPEG
MIME Type: image/jpeg
Image Width: 3888
Image Height: 2592
Encoding Process: Baseline DCT, Huffman coding
Bits Per Sample: 8
Color Components: 3
X-Resolution: 72 dpi
Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Date and Time (Modified): 2008:12:29 08:59:12
YCbCr Positioning: Co-sited
Exposure Program: Aperture-priority AE
Date and Time (Original): 2008:12:28 16:00:51-06:00
Date and Time (Digitized): 2008:12:28 16:00:51
Metering Mode: Multi-segment
Color Space: sRGB
Focal Plane X-Resolution: 4433.29532497149 dpi
Focal Plane Y-Resolution: 4453.60824742268 dpi
Custom Rendered: Normal
Exposure Mode: Auto
White Balance: Auto
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Compression: JPEG (old-style)
Global Angle: 30
Global Altitude: 30
Copyright Flag: False
Photoshop Quality: 12
Photoshop Format: Optimised
Progressive Scans: 3 Scans
XMPToolkit: Adobe XMP Core 4.1-c036 46.276720, Mon Feb 19 2007 22:40:08
Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
Metadata Date: 2008:12:29 08:59:12-06:00
Creator Tool: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Format: image/jpeg
Color Mode: 3
ICCProfile Name: sRGB IEC61966-2.1
Document ID: uuid:0BB6072EB9D5DD1182C1A442B2A7B235
Viewing Conditions Illuminant Type: D50
Measurement Observer: CIE 1931
Measurement Flare: 0.999%
Measurement Illuminant: D65
Color Transform: YCbCr
Flash Return: No return detection
Flash Mode: Off
Flash Function: False
Flash Red Eye Mode: False

Be good,
-Dave



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