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Steel Celluloid
Steel Celluloid

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Challenge: Metal (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Culver City, California, USA
Date: Jun 19, 2005
Aperture: 3.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 5"
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2005

In front of the Culver City Veterans Memorial Building (across from Sony Studios) at 1:30am. "Filmstrip USA" a stainless steel work by artist Natalie Krol, dedicated in 1981. More info here.

I have been wanting to shoot this for a while. I see it every day on my way to work. Grabbed my tripod and stopped by on my way home the other day. The lights shut off just as I arrived, perhaps for the better. Lit by the orange street lights and some green-ish lights behind.

Cropped, Curves, Levels to bring out some of the detail in the metal, light use of USM.

Two alternates from this shot I considered in my portolio are here and here.

Place: 13 out of 508
Avg (all users): 6.3212
Avg (commenters): 8.3500
Avg (participants): 6.1543
Avg (non-participants): 6.5625
Views since voting: 1598
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 274
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/21/2006 04:27:04 PM
wonderful! looks almost surreal and great colors!

Message edited by author 2006-11-21 16:27:20.
07/05/2005 09:24:22 AM
Great shot! Love the colors.
Surprised it didn't finish much higher.
06/29/2005 10:22:30 AM
A great capture and very worthy entry for this challenge. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2005 09:27:25 PM
Very nice. This is a great picture.
06/28/2005 07:59:03 PM
Returning for comment - I really like the lighting and color. I'm sure you were going for the reflection but I wish the top of this wasn't cut off. Maybe step back a few steps. Bumping up.
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06/28/2005 11:56:32 AM
love the subject
06/28/2005 09:32:21 AM
Great composition! Metal focal point sitting in a reflective pond like base. Trees (wood) in the backround adds a subliminal warmth along with the fantastic lighting.

Message edited by author 2006-05-19 19:12:25.
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06/26/2005 11:02:35 PM
Wow...great shot!
06/26/2005 12:29:26 PM
I like the tones and graphic detail in this shot.
06/25/2005 03:28:34 PM
Very creative photograph! Like the colors, dof. Interesting composition that just makes this a "wow!" At first glance, I thought it was a film strip. 10.
06/24/2005 10:34:52 AM
i usually hate scupture images ... this is a nice capture, however. 6
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06/24/2005 03:04:07 AM
what a tribute to film
06/23/2005 04:27:56 PM
I like this a lot. The shadows and reflections are great.
06/23/2005 04:14:35 PM
Fascinating line. Good capture.
06/23/2005 10:03:39 AM
Great use of lighting in this photo.
06/23/2005 12:08:43 AM
Beautiful. Full marks to you!
06/22/2005 11:34:44 PM
Nice shot, too bad the editing rules would not let you edit out the flag in the background. None the less, great shot. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/22/2005 03:03:11 PM
You must live in Culver City. Nice Shot
06/22/2005 01:53:37 PM
Where did you find this?? I love this!!
06/22/2005 12:17:51 PM
06/22/2005 12:05:11 PM
Can't wait to find out where you took this!
06/22/2005 08:32:28 AM
good work on DOF and exposure
06/22/2005 08:19:55 AM
this is awesome, good luck on your ribbon!!
06/22/2005 08:11:57 AM
Looks great.
06/22/2005 04:28:20 AM
well done and good luck
06/22/2005 02:11:54 AM
Very cool.

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