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LevT


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Stationary (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Landscapes
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Bay area, CA
Date: Jul 1, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3000
Galleries: Landscape, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2006

Wind turbines at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area near Livermore, in the Silicon Valley.

Damned sensor dust...

Post challenge:
We were driving up to Berkeley for a wedding when this idea struck. I'd seen these turbines several times before, and they usually were not spinning much. Of course when we got to Livermore, they _were_ spinning, not fast, but some... Just my luck :) Still, I thought an illusion of calm would be okay, too, besides sun was about to set into a nice sunset...

Had very little time for edits on my laptop, just adjusted color temperature, saturation and contrast in RAW conversion, sharpened, cropped, and neatimaged. Thanks to basic editing rules did not even have to clean up sensor dust :)
After I came home I noticed that the shot is slightly tilted to the left, but it was too late, the voting had begun. I thought I would be punished by voters, but nobody commented on that, so perhaps it is my imagination?

Anyway, thanks so much for nice comments and high grades!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 284
Avg (all users): 7.0435
Avg (commenters): 7.7407
Avg (participants): 6.6897
Avg (non-participants): 7.2289
Views since voting: 7659
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 253
Comments: 47
Favorites: 10 (view)


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07/17/2006 10:31:48 PM
Both delicate and lovely with its warm colors. There is a desire to sympathize with these energy producers as they are left standing so still. Great image. Congratulations on your RED.
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07/14/2006 10:55:46 PM
it's beautiful I love the rich dense color. great job! congrats!
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07/12/2006 07:13:43 PM
Beautiful shot, congrats on your red ribbon!
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07/12/2006 01:18:06 PM
Congrats on your ribbon, excellent shot!
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07/12/2006 08:52:38 AM
Great take on the challenge! Beautiful! Congrats on the red ribbon!
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07/12/2006 07:47:21 AM
this shot is superb Lev...congratulations on your ribbon
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07/12/2006 05:24:02 AM
Nice take on the challenge, I don´t care about the shutterspeed and regardless, definately met it on my account :) Congrats!
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07/12/2006 04:48:18 AM
congtats
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07/12/2006 02:12:09 AM
10 out of 10. Best photo of a wind farm I have seen.
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07/12/2006 02:03:03 AM
Originally posted by Qiki:

Lovely shot Lev. Someone has to ask though....conisering the 1/3000 shutter speed, were the turbines actually stationary ('No Wind')? :)


Adrian,
to tell you the truth, a few turbines were spinning, not fast, but some... :). I hope it is not a reasan for DQ :). 1/3000 was not because of that, even 1/30 would've been sufficient to stop the motion, simply it was still pretty early and light, and I was shooting right into the sunset.

Message edited by author 2006-07-12 02:03:36.
07/12/2006 01:58:08 AM
Stunning shot, Lev! Well deserved ribbon, Congratulations!
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07/12/2006 01:31:31 AM
Lovely shot Lev. Someone has to ask though....conisering the 1/3000 shutter speed, were the turbines actually stationary ('No Wind')? :)
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07/12/2006 12:30:23 AM
Congrats Lev! Looks like you were in my neck of the woods! You did a nice job of bringing some order and rhythm to these guys. Your colors are excellent.
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07/12/2006 12:22:16 AM
Congrats! This was one of my favorites during the voting.
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07/12/2006 12:18:43 AM
Well done!
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07/12/2006 12:16:56 AM
I liked this one. It was a good illustration of the topic. Congrats on the Red.
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07/12/2006 12:12:39 AM
Loved the colors. Congrats!
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07/12/2006 12:11:11 AM
Congratulations! I voted this a 10!! Wonderful color. Didn't even see the dust til now....no worries.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2006 11:45:17 PM
Very nice colors and silhouettes. Bumping up.
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07/11/2006 06:51:44 PM
perfect capture for this challenge...
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07/11/2006 11:03:10 AM
Excellent..... I love this one..... a "10" from me.....
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07/11/2006 09:01:48 AM
beautiful shot! Stationary!
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07/10/2006 11:11:39 PM
gteat...
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07/10/2006 12:12:18 PM
I'll be interested to see where this was taken. I haven't seen bent tips on the blades around here. A really lovely capture of the colors in the sky - even if they've been enhanced in post processing.
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07/10/2006 10:18:14 AM
I find it very good idea... beautiful sky just pitty they stand so chaotic.
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07/09/2006 05:17:53 PM
What is that blur above the windmill to the left and forefront of the image?
It spoils what is otherwise a damn fine shot, and very nearly would have walked away with a definite 10 from me.
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07/09/2006 06:01:06 AM
Back to bump. This is a great idea, executed well. Wonderful colors and interesting silhouettes.
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07/08/2006 10:23:17 PM
great shot - colors are vibrant.
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07/08/2006 08:42:51 PM
this is showing great thought
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07/08/2006 07:08:52 PM
great colors but think it would be a stronger image with less turbines
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07/08/2006 11:11:08 AM
Great sky.
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07/08/2006 07:14:40 AM
WOW!!! Big fan here for sun and sky touching with such vibrant colors. The silhouette of the 'No wind" mill action just pulls this all together. Unfortunate for that big blob over the left mill.
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07/07/2006 02:53:33 PM
nice image here. Another stationary being moved by the non-stationary photo. Great choice for the time of exposure.
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07/07/2006 12:51:54 PM
Nice sunset shot, interesting composition. great silouette.
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07/07/2006 11:17:29 AM
spectacular colors and everything else!
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07/06/2006 10:26:29 PM
Fantastic sky and cool looking silohuettes. Very nice!
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07/06/2006 09:34:48 PM
Beautiful sky, great composition, fits the challenge perfectly, this should be in the top!
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07/06/2006 09:32:53 PM
very nice photo... one thing though, i think u made a mistake in editing or something, there is a smudge, or half circle above the windmill on the left side.
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07/06/2006 08:46:07 PM
nice shot
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07/06/2006 07:37:29 PM
i love the composition in this one, it looks like the machines are rising. 10.
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07/06/2006 06:37:17 AM
Your shot stood out to me head and shoulders above the group. Good theme and composition. Nice work.
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07/05/2006 10:11:27 PM
WOW!!! Gorgeous!
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07/05/2006 09:01:31 PM
Nice capture of the theme. I like the colors
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07/05/2006 08:56:12 PM
WOW...no doubt my favorite thus far, great composition, framing, and the colors are amazing
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07/05/2006 10:19:41 AM
good shot, but sensor dust is distracting
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07/05/2006 10:18:11 AM
wow...that's brilliant! what a sky...
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07/05/2006 04:49:08 AM
well silloueted good color
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