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The Boilermaker
The Boilermaker

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Challenge: High Contrast II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Virginia
Date: Oct 3, 2006
Aperture: 5.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Action
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2006

This is a welder from the power company where I work. I was shooting for the faceless portrait but was afraid I would get a lot of DNMC votes because you can't see much of the person. It is pretty contrasty though so here we are. I have not idea how bad this could do. I know voters don't tend to like bright spots...but hey...he's welding!!!

Crop, levels, curves, brightness, contrast, sharpen, neat image, hue saturation, selective colors, save for web.

Place: 116 out of 396
Avg (all users): 5.6851
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 5.7619
Avg (non-participants): 5.6186
Views since voting: 726
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 181
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/29/2006 06:06:59 AM
I Loved this shot .... my favorite one in high contrast challenge!
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10/13/2006 11:33:07 PM
Over saturating the colours is really what has given this the edge here. I thought it was a great entry. Had I voted, I would have given it a 7. Cool lens flare on the upper left too!
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10/11/2006 06:23:03 PM
Wow, this hurts my eyes as if I was actually watching a welder. I think you have done a good job on the exposure. The fact that you can actually see details on his mask and it is not too dark is impressive to me.

I honestly don't know why this didn't score a lot higher, but then, c'est la vie.
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10/11/2006 12:32:52 PM
Ya wanna tone down that bright spot? I mean it's really bright... heh. :-) Cool shot, Aimee - good color, great contrast.
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10/11/2006 10:55:47 AM
Should have done much better.
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10/11/2006 08:59:21 AM
i loved this and gave it a high score. i have shot welders before and it is tricky and fun, good job
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2006 06:44:36 PM
makes me feel as im there with him
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10/09/2006 11:39:10 PM
The weld flash is so bright you need sunglasses. Great use of high contrast.
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10/09/2006 10:45:27 PM
I love the chaos of light he commands. 7
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10/08/2006 10:31:14 PM
A super cool capture and one that I have seen great potential but never considered this darkened approach. Outstanding. 9
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10/05/2006 08:41:03 PM
Great photo!
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10/04/2006 09:27:27 PM
Very good shot and great color!
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10/04/2006 08:23:27 PM
A bit to oversaturated.
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10/04/2006 12:57:29 AM
oh wow ! great photo !
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