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It's a Long Way Home
It's a Long Way Home

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Challenge: Trains & Railroads (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Hickory, North Carolina
Date: Oct 19, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: ISO 800
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2006

This is the first challenge that has come up in quite a while that sparked any interest in me. I didn't know if I would shoot for it until I woke up this morning and noticed that we had a rather thick fog outside. I have been to and photographed this bridge many times before, but never in the fog. I haven't been to the bridge in quite a while though, so it was a refreshing trip.

Post Processing:

Levels adjustment, selective dodge and burn, healing brush here and there for spot adjustments, channel mixer to monochrome at 52% red and 52% green, sharpened slightly, resized, added a border...


File: IMG_9046.JPG
File size: 2,841KB
Image Serial Number: 190-9046
Camera Model: Canon EOS 20D
Camera serial number: 0420100366
Firmware: Firmware 2.0.3
Owner: John M. Setzler, Jr.
Date/Time: 2006:10:19 08:36:02
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Aperture: 8
Exposure mode: Av
Exposure compensation: +2/3
Flash: Off
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: Continuous: frame 1
ISO: 800
Lens: 10 to 20mm
Focal length: 10mm
AF mode: One-shot AF
Image size: 3504 x 2336
Rotation: none
Image quality: Fine
White balance: Auto
Color space: sRGB
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Contrast: Normal
Picture Effect: Normal
Sharpness level: 0
Tone: Normal
Custom Functions:
CFn 2: Long exposure noise reduction: On
CFn 8: ISO expansion: On

Place: 7 out of 196
Avg (all users): 6.7215
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5728
Avg (non-participants): 6.8534
Views since voting: 2444
Views during voting: 437
Votes: 219
Comments: 35
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/02/2012 03:36:12 PM
This is my kind of shot. Excellent.
10/30/2006 08:47:38 PM
Way to go, John! Congratulations.
10/30/2006 02:59:12 PM
Congrats on the 7th place. Excellent shot!
10/30/2006 12:00:32 PM
Congrats on a great capture!!
10/30/2006 11:35:02 AM
Great traditional subject. A documentary presentation w/flourish, superior conversion, & edit is entirely satisfying.
10/30/2006 09:33:18 AM
Ohmygosh! This is stunning! I can't believe this didn't win a ribbon! At least it finished with an amazing score and placing! Congratulations!

10/30/2006 12:19:25 AM
Enthralling b/w study with rustic wood and metal and strong perpective.
Congratulations on your 7th place.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/29/2006 04:43:19 PM
like the vanishing point effect and the softening as my eye moves back into the frame -- one of my favorites this challenge
10/29/2006 09:01:00 AM
I like this a lot. The B & W works well. Good crispness.
10/28/2006 10:35:32 PM
That looks like my bridge, but I am sure yours will do much better. ( :~

Very cool shot, love the fog and the contrast, well done.
10/28/2006 10:01:14 PM
10x 1000
10/28/2006 06:07:48 AM
9 - Excellent symmetry and perspective. Like the depth. Not sure on the frame, but your call, obviously.
10/27/2006 01:24:26 PM
Great photo.
10/27/2006 11:14:27 AM
I love how the world behind it is faded almost completely away. This looks like many other shots in the challenge, but yours has a magic that they lack. 8
10/26/2006 08:47:33 AM
A top pick for me. Nice mood and vantage. Excellent work!
10/25/2006 09:28:59 PM
Love the symmetry in this and the "fade into the mist" part. Good choice to use a fairly deep DOF and let the mist do the rest.
10/25/2006 11:10:03 AM
Love the composition and geometry of this.
10/24/2006 05:50:28 PM
Great shot! I like the dynamic range (it's not a flat black and white image) and the crisp focus. Great atmosphere (literally?) too.
10/24/2006 05:43:05 AM
the best one of these bridge shots i've seen in this collection
10/24/2006 02:11:36 AM
Cool perspective shot. Great tones. I really like the misty background, nice job!
10/23/2006 10:09:43 PM
Really nice photo!
10/23/2006 07:33:38 PM
I love it!!! top 10!
10/23/2006 07:03:03 PM
My pick for a ribbon. Good lines, great toning and a nice feeling. Good timing with the fog. 9
10/23/2006 06:03:52 PM
Love the perspective and the misty background. Wonderfully done!
10/23/2006 04:30:14 PM
Forgive me for saying this, but the angle and idea seems like its been done a million times. HOWEVER! Very well done! nice tones, framing, and use of lines, if i was a member i'd give it an 8! Very well executed
10/23/2006 04:23:43 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Creativity - 1
Technical Stuff - 2
Overall Appeal - 2
Biased Wow - 0
Total = 7
10/23/2006 10:29:19 AM
Nice simple symmetrical detail and the b/w enhances the image. 9.
10/23/2006 09:09:00 AM
very beautiful. good symmetrics
10/23/2006 06:58:31 AM
Nice perspective on this one. With a little less detail in the background, you could have almost made it look like it was sitting in the clouds. Love the black and white.
10/23/2006 05:14:39 AM
Good use of tones.
10/23/2006 02:13:22 AM
I love the perspective of this shot. The fog/mist really gives it tht extra. Hoping to see this one ribbon!
10/23/2006 02:07:00 AM
The contrast is good, leading into misty horizon. So many strong lines - I like it.
10/23/2006 12:55:19 AM
nice b and w study...good pov
10/23/2006 12:35:41 AM
Wonderful shot! Works very well as a black and white also.
10/23/2006 12:11:48 AM
wow... love the symetry in there... 8

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