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Into the Mist
karmat


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Challenge: Leading Lines (Classic Editing)
Collection: Black and White
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Linn Cove Viaduct, near Boone, NC
Date: Mar 1, 2003
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10/400
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 2, 2003

Taken "underneath" the Linn Cove Viaduct outside of Boone, NC. The weather was a lovely foggy gray, thus the black and white. I do have shots from the "top", but this seemed to have the most punch. Will definitely reshoot with blue sky/sunset/sunrise, etc this summer!

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Place: 10 out of 74
Avg (all users): 6.8163
Avg (commenters): 8.1176
Avg (participants): 6.4500
Avg (non-participants): 7.3947
Views since voting: 2345
Votes: 98
Comments: 24
Favorites: 5 (view)


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07/16/2007 01:52:34 AM
WOW! This is just awesome, should have ribboned IMO, fantastic subject for B&W! The fog is amazing! Great shot!
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06/27/2007 04:12:18 PM
Wow, is that a strong shot. I need to learn how to impart this kind of emotion and mood to inanimate objects. :)
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05/25/2006 12:42:49 AM
nice!
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11/18/2003 01:35:24 PM
I love the overbearing vibe of this shot - a real sense of scale and robust construction, as well as a powerful contrast with nature.

One small point would be the slight tilt off vertical of the central supporting column. I can't tell if it's the shape or skewed, so it looks slightly distracting.
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03/10/2003 08:10:20 PM
CRITIQUE CLUB

Challenge: Meets the challenge with the line leading to the fog, but the fog might not be a strong enough focal point.

Technique: Wonderful. I love your angle on this! It truly is gorgeous. Your perspective from underneith the bridge is interesting,and I really like the black and white finish.

Overall: A wonderful photo! Just needed a stronger focal point.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2003 03:44:39 AM
The J curve is interesting but I think there's too much bridge! A vertical take might have been in the offering.
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03/08/2003 09:46:01 PM
Clearly one of the best photos submitted.
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03/07/2003 08:16:23 AM
WOW! What a great bridge shot this would make! ;-P

It represents the theme well and the B&W works well... it gives it a sense of mystery with the mist. Your croping is spot on!
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03/07/2003 01:51:07 AM
Beautiful lines leading into the mist--well done
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03/06/2003 04:40:34 PM
Interesting composition. Altough I keep saying that it is a dull image that leads to nothing it still works. The perspective of the curved concrete that bends away and frames the foliage-texture at the left looks better and better _the more time_ I spend looking at it.
I'd say that only the upper line of the conrete is the leading line, the rest is a framer and subject on its own. Very nice, not dull at all. :)
Exposure is good, detail in the shadows and no visible highlight blowouts.
The image looks oversharpend though, a lot of diagonal jaggies. I have seen it only on oversharpened images and D1x 200% blowups. :)
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03/06/2003 02:26:42 PM
wow this is great.
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03/06/2003 07:54:14 AM
nice picture. seems to lead me off into the foggy unknown
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03/05/2003 09:38:03 PM
A very strong shot. It draws me into the fog. Exposure and tone are very good. Did you try the shot higher up - meaning have the bridge edge and the overhag be moe dominant in the right side? I think that would have added the WOW.
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03/05/2003 05:26:10 PM
Excellent shot. Great angle. Good leading lines photo. Perfect cropping & contrast. 10.
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03/04/2003 11:08:00 PM
not sure what it's leading to...but it's a good strong line! nice work!
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03/04/2003 09:35:49 PM
I love it! Fantastic composition, beautiful contrast and the fog just tops it off! Good Luck! 10
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03/04/2003 07:27:02 PM
Not leading to nowhere, like many in this challenge, but to the unknown. very oppressant image. 9
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03/04/2003 11:41:44 AM
From the concrete, particular into the abstract, mystical. Appealing photograph
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03/04/2003 07:10:05 AM
I've looked at this shot at least half a dozen times now, and it still has the same impact. The black and white is enormously effective, in conjunction with the slightly foggy atmosphere, in creating a very mysterious feel. Fits the challenge very well.
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03/03/2003 10:29:19 PM
This going to seem critical but... if you could have gotten a little higher so that the bottom part of the bridge was below the bottom-right corner, and possible showing a little more of the bridge out in the distance this would be awesome! But still very good. 8.
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03/03/2003 09:05:06 PM
Very good leading lines. The mist is wonderful too.
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03/03/2003 02:14:35 PM
Exellent shot...love it.
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03/03/2003 11:17:05 AM
Greetings from the Linn Cove Viaduct :) Karma, is that you? :) This photo has a nice curved 'line' for sure. The only issue I have with it is that it's not 'leading' to anything. Instead, it IS the subject of the photograph rather than being supportive of a subject or point of interest... - setzler
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03/03/2003 09:47:54 AM
My eyes are lead right to the foggy forrest. Maybe more of the forrest to look at would be better.
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