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Backlit Battleship
Backlit Battleship
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Challenge: Backlighting II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile, AL
Date: Jan 10, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 15 sec
Galleries: Travel, Military
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2006

Problem 1: What lens to photograph the Battleship?? MACRO of Course!!!
(esp. when it is all you have with you)

Problem 2: How do you back light an entire Battleship? Alien Bees B2,000,000?

Well... Last day submission change. This is the Battleship USS Alabama, which makes it's home in Mobile, Alabama. It is perminatly mired on the bay floor and, as you can see, tilted after Katrina.

Processing: Curves
Brightness/Contrast: +15/+15
Rotate/Crop
Modify Curves
Resize
Noise Ninja
USM: 40/0.8/0

BTW, reducing this picture to 640 pixels was just criminal... the central tower is filled with small details and equipment.

Statistics
Place: 50 out of 324
Avg (all users): 5.9682
Avg (commenters): 6.9286
Avg (participants): 5.7607
Avg (non-participants): 6.0914
Views since voting: 1732
Views during voting: 500
Votes: 314
Comments: 16
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/03/2006 09:16:53 PM
I really like this, you found and awesome location to take a few night shots (long exposesure)try to get permission to get on the ship or closer. ut might be a good place to look around
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01/19/2006 04:21:39 PM
I can't believe this didn't score higher. What a great shot, it has such presense.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2006 11:50:58 AM
I know that ship, still in there crooked after the storm?
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01/15/2006 11:26:56 AM
Wow, love the transition of color in the sky and the massiveness of the ship. Nicely done.
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01/15/2006 01:01:45 AM
Well Done
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01/14/2006 03:57:04 PM
great pic . The lighting adds power to the pic and image. Luv it.
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01/14/2006 12:20:10 AM
Nice pic of the Alabama undergoing post-Katrina repairs... the damaged aircraft hangar in the background reinforces this idea...
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01/13/2006 10:55:07 PM
power
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01/13/2006 08:57:41 PM
Appealing composition, nice combination of twilight and spotlight.
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01/13/2006 07:50:35 PM
Nice!
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01/13/2006 03:28:24 PM
Very intesting shot the the Alabama. Great job with the lighting.
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01/13/2006 11:15:19 AM
i would like to see this contruction elevator to the left either completely included in the pic or not at all, lighintg is great and quality is also very good
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01/12/2006 02:36:21 PM
Cool picture
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01/12/2006 01:25:41 AM
Lower the exposure. Change position to block the lights on the right. Soften the focus. Compose/crop out the cranes.
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01/11/2006 09:54:56 AM
I think the ship has become a little dark and slightly becomes a silhouette.
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01/11/2006 07:50:20 AM
WOW...impressive...great colour...the left hand crane is distracting because it's cropped...perhaps it would have been better to include it completely or crop it out completely...nice and sharp
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