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Across the river Orb
Across the river Orb

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Challenge: Bridges (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE F300
Location: Béziers, France
Date: Mar 4, 2003
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: ?
Galleries: Cityscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2003

Bridge that leads to the old city of Béziers, France. Note how every arch is unique (size & construction both).
Shot 1 diaph. to dark. in PS: deaturated in the "channel mixer": + red & - blue, some tweeking in "levels" with the grayscale cursor to get the largest array of midtones.

Place: 6 out of 229
Avg (all users): 6.9552
Avg (commenters): 8.6250
Avg (participants): 6.8492
Avg (non-participants): 7.1333
Views since voting: 2279
Votes: 201
Comments: 25
Favorites: 12 (view)

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07/28/2003 05:12:09 PM
How did I miss this one when browsing through the bridges challenge results? Wow. I like all the different layers of the bridge and then the building and the castle. The tonal range is fantastic and the river is used beautifully as negative space. I'm adding this to my favorites :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2003 11:46:33 PM
Wonderful picture. Great composition. Lighting is maybe a little dark, but really sets the mood for the shot. My pic for #1. 10
03/16/2003 11:28:35 AM
Wonderful layerng in the composition. Great tonal range.
03/16/2003 12:30:23 AM
Stunning... the dark forebodding look of this image is perfect for this scene.

Great composition. It is as if the bridge seems like a foundation supporting the town, but is not overpowered by it.

A good photograph evokes a feeling. This one is a fantasy looking like Transyvannia and Dracula's Castle.
03/15/2003 07:46:33 PM
This is so beautiful i gave you a 10
03/15/2003 06:41:30 AM
I expect you've been told that this is very dark - don't listen to them! great contrast, and one of the few b&w shots that doesn't look like a deperate attempt to be arty. One small criticism: the brightness of that white building just across the bridge, and the fact that it's placed on the strong vertical makes that the real subject of the picture: my eye is always drawn from the bridge or the church to it.
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03/13/2003 10:35:48 PM
pretty dark for black and white, but would love to have seen this in color
03/13/2003 07:49:46 PM
This is nice and original
03/13/2003 03:39:56 AM
A beautiful composition. Personally I would have cropped some of the water off, but that is just my preference
03/12/2003 11:12:51 PM
This is truly an unbelievable shot...I love it! The lighting is terrific and there is so much to look at. The only thing I may have done differently is crop some of the foreground water out...but it's still an outstanding photograph...10...and I hope it wins.
03/12/2003 02:57:49 PM
Beautiful shot! I love your tonal range... almost makes me feel like I'm there!
03/12/2003 02:30:19 PM
I like the lighting in this photo. The black and white effect is nice.
03/12/2003 01:03:22 AM
And therein lies a tale. Nice!
03/11/2003 10:34:23 PM
Very interesting use of contrasts. I like the shot. Well composed!
03/11/2003 10:23:11 PM
Beautiful!! Although the image looks dark and sinister, I'm just twisted enough to love it.
03/11/2003 06:57:59 PM
Very cool! Possible winner here! Sharp as a tack! Very nice contrasts. The closest thing to a nit is the grain in the sky, but honestly, that could be passed off as clouds. Score upgrade from 9 to 10! Swash
03/11/2003 05:30:23 PM
I love this picture...the darkened sky creates a very surreal feeling. 10!
03/11/2003 02:28:16 PM
I like the mysterious feel and the nice contrast in this photo... excellent work :)
03/11/2003 02:05:50 AM
Meeting the challenge(8)photo quality(8) total 8 from me.
03/10/2003 11:41:57 PM
Nice contrasts...
03/10/2003 03:47:42 PM
Great shot, I like the darkness of it. The composition is wonderful, and the detail is great. A 10!
03/10/2003 01:07:14 PM
nice image, i like the black and white, it makes this image seem dreary. good job
03/10/2003 12:30:08 PM
Everything about this picture mesmerizes me.
03/10/2003 01:35:16 AM
The B&W does this photo quite well. Although it seems somewhat busy, it works well.
03/10/2003 12:25:01 AM
Dramatic lighting. It's busy, but not too. Overall a very good shot.

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