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2nd PlaceCastle on the Hill
KarenNfld


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: S-Curve (Basic Editing)
Collection: 7's
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC for Canon
Location: Signal Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Sep 20, 2007
Aperture: 5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 25s
Galleries: Black and White, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2007

Cars going up and down Signal Hill, a cliche but thought I'd enter it anyway.

-crop
-rotate
-mirror
-convert to B&W
-sharpen
-clarify
-noise ninja

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Post Challenge:

Thank you everyone! It was fun watching this throughout the week. I had hoped for a ribbon but with all the beautiful shots in this challenge I was doubtful.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 143
Avg (all users): 7.0422
Avg (commenters): 7.8276
Avg (participants): 6.9828
Avg (non-participants): 7.0615
Views since voting: 7679
Views during voting: 399
Votes: 237
Comments: 75
Favorites: 8 (view)


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10/30/2007 04:44:45 AM
yes, this is really cool photo, nice work ! congratulations
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10/08/2007 06:07:15 PM
Congratulations on a wonderful image and your ribbon.
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10/08/2007 05:11:22 PM
Way to go Karen, beautiful shot! Congratulations!
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10/07/2007 11:33:40 AM
congrats on such a well deserved red ribbon, also cant beleive what ColemanGariety said, maybe once he matures into a man he will be able to tell a good shot from a bad one. this is definatly a good shot, well done.
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10/06/2007 02:03:42 PM
I can't belive you got second place on such a bad setup...
10/05/2007 10:00:07 PM
hey!! i just noticed this! congrats on a lovely shot!
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10/05/2007 10:53:07 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/04/2007 07:34:25 PM
well done/congrats
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10/04/2007 03:12:35 PM
wow thats a very nice picure...
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10/04/2007 03:06:38 PM
I really love how the picture is dark and everything that looks like it had color is a neon white. I like the figure to the left of the castle because that is the first thing i looked at when i opened this picture.
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10/04/2007 12:01:46 PM
WTG Karen!!!
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10/03/2007 10:48:18 PM
Congrats karen! beautiful shot, beautiful place!!
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10/03/2007 12:03:54 PM
Way to go!!! :D
(told ya so :P)
And now you can clone out that pesky sign and put it in DPCPrints!
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10/03/2007 11:53:50 AM
Karen, really great shot, and congrats on the Ribbon.
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10/03/2007 11:36:19 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon, Karen! Fantastic image!!
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10/03/2007 09:29:25 AM
CONGRATS Karen! This is beautiful!
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10/03/2007 09:24:34 AM
Wow Karen. Congrats. I didn't vote on this challenge - fantastic. Well done and the ribbon is well deserved.
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10/03/2007 09:14:12 AM
Karen, WOW!!!! Oh no, not cliche at all, this is most definitely the most deserving ribbon winner ever!

I'm so happy this won a ribbon! And your 2nd highest rated score. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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10/03/2007 09:11:14 AM
Congrats, karen ! This shot is great for Halloween- scary looking, haunting...
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10/03/2007 09:10:59 AM
Excellent Karen...a second personal best and a red ribbon...congrats!
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10/03/2007 08:54:50 AM
Congrats, nice work.
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10/03/2007 08:15:44 AM
WOO HOO!!!! Great, Karen......a well-deserved ribbon! Creative, lovely, and well executed!
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10/03/2007 08:14:20 AM
congrats on the ribbon Karen
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10/03/2007 08:02:33 AM
Congrats on a beautiful shot. Well done with the B&W. Keep up the great work.
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10/03/2007 07:53:04 AM
Nice shot. It took about 3 seconds to look at the picture and realize it had been flipped (no, it wasn't the sign). The first thing I thought was that Cabot Tower was on the wrong side of the hill.

Nicely done though.
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10/03/2007 07:28:10 AM
So proud to see a ribbon for a hometown shot! Congrats!! I love all your pics :)

Donna
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10/03/2007 05:28:38 AM
Originally posted by jonfrommk:

....I appreciate that you had to do the flip to get the s curve but I reckon that that may be what stops a fantastic shot being a ribbon winner in this challenge


Oh and by the way other than the happy dance also blushing slightly at having made this comment!!! Ha shows what I know!!!!
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10/03/2007 05:01:00 AM
=) Congrats on your ribbon!!!
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10/03/2007 03:47:52 AM
Wow! Wonderful shot, Karen. Perfect for the challenge. Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon.
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10/03/2007 03:24:58 AM
Karen....Doing a happy dance for you here. Glad I was not the only person that noticed the reverse sign but also delighted that people recognised this for the wonderful image that it is. Brilliant!!!!
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10/03/2007 02:10:27 AM
Great work Karen, deserved a ribbon.
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10/03/2007 01:11:15 AM
beautiful, congrats.
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10/03/2007 12:49:56 AM
Whooohooo, you're on a roll! Congratulations, Karen!
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10/03/2007 12:35:21 AM
congrats on an image well done :)
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10/03/2007 12:35:00 AM
Congrats Karen! Awesome shot!
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10/03/2007 12:29:16 AM
Congrats Karen! Yours was one of my favorites. I had a feeling I'd see it on the front page
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10/03/2007 12:21:57 AM
Congratulations! A red ribbon! That is great. Your image is beautiful. Well done!
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10/03/2007 12:17:39 AM
Grats Karen on a wonderful shot, really enjoyed it!
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10/03/2007 12:15:39 AM
Great shot Karen!
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10/03/2007 12:11:28 AM
Karen, you do such lovely work on a continuing basis, it's nice to see you rewarded! Nice idea to shoot this at night.
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10/03/2007 12:09:07 AM
Way to GO girl, and this is such a GREAT result, that you so deserve.....
Yes, a ribbon as well, and what a great image.....
I am so very pleased for you.....
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10/03/2007 12:06:43 AM
Congrats, Karen! A great take on the challenge and finely shot!
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10/03/2007 12:03:15 AM
Congrats, Karen! A ribbon and your new second-best ever. Cool shot, well seen. :)
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10/03/2007 12:02:58 AM
What's black and white and RED all over? ;) gratz!
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10/03/2007 12:02:20 AM
Karen, CONGRATULATIONS - beautiful image - great B&W conversion.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2007 05:28:54 PM
Beautiful and dramatic "S" in this photo.
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10/02/2007 11:54:38 AM
How life can play cruel tricks on occasion. I love this shot, it not only meets the challenge perfectly but it has been wonderfully executed. It would have got a perfect 10 from me but the speed sign (which unfortunately hits right along a line of third that has been reversed when you flipped the picture is quite distracting to me. I appreciate that you had to do the flip to get the s curve but I reckon that that may be what stops a fantastic shot being a ribbon winner in this challenge
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10/02/2007 10:04:49 AM
Very nice photo. I think the B/W works very well. How did the color image turn out?
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10/02/2007 07:26:40 AM
great image
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10/01/2007 10:16:54 PM
Nice reverse copy!
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10/01/2007 09:52:01 AM
good work
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09/30/2007 10:04:15 PM
Great shot! like the contrast. 8
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09/30/2007 09:00:12 PM
Excellent night capture!
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09/30/2007 12:14:38 PM
thats cool how the headlights light up the road
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09/30/2007 04:36:13 AM
this is really cool, i like the black and white and the s is really defined
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09/29/2007 08:57:27 PM
pERFECT 'S'............... 9
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09/29/2007 06:15:37 PM
very cool = 9
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09/29/2007 02:27:47 PM
Great! Love the composition and light. Perfect use of the leading s-curve. 10
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09/29/2007 02:00:47 PM
Good job on exposure. psart 7
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09/28/2007 10:41:43 PM
This is really cool looking!
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09/28/2007 09:49:27 PM
cool! 30 seconds?
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09/28/2007 02:53:20 PM
I like your image, but Im curious if it was flipped horizontally. The road sign appears to be backwards. Good composition and meets the challenge well in my opinion. Good luck.
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09/28/2007 07:50:18 AM
Interesting shot. There is somethign about it that I cant quite put my finger on that needs to be different. Cant say exactly what yet but I feel something is missing from this. I will try and come back and finsih out my thought - when I figure it out myself. Til then 7
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09/27/2007 09:37:18 PM
Cabot Tower. Last time I was in St. John's we taxied up to the tower to watch the sun rise after pulling an all-nighter at the Swiler's Club. Great shot.
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09/27/2007 04:14:16 PM
Good looking shot, shame you couldn't clone out the road sign showing you have flipped the image. Spot on s-curve with a good bit of background interest.
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09/27/2007 04:10:48 PM
Nice image the tail and head lights leading to the castle which is correctly exposed, there is a definite s curve in this. Very good composition.
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09/27/2007 02:48:45 PM
It's almost like someone plastered a 'S' right out there for you! :) Great idea getting this shot at night. Much better than anything this could have done in daylight, although twilight may have been pretty strong as well. Good luck in the challenge.
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09/27/2007 04:45:30 AM
Excellent "S", bravo
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09/26/2007 11:47:28 PM
O.k. at first I wondered why the road was lit, I see now. Great idea, nice quality. 8
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09/26/2007 10:41:07 PM
excellent shot,i always like shooting lights in motion, nicly done
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09/26/2007 08:58:19 PM
Like that you created a more interesting shot with the castle. The b/w here is also great.
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09/26/2007 07:51:55 PM
Oh, if you could just see car lights going all the way up to the castle. As it is, the car lights compete with the castle for my attention.
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09/26/2007 07:18:07 PM
OOh very cool. Beautiful shot!

Did you invert the photo? I see the miliage sign is backwards! Great idea to get more of an "S" feel!
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09/26/2007 01:36:56 PM
Perfect for this challenge! Great job!
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09/26/2007 09:41:12 AM
Nice!
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