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On the Brink of Winter
On the Brink of Winter

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: HDR (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Olympus E-300 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Zurich
Date: Nov 12, 2006
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/13 sec
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2006

So I went out for the first time this weekend as I'm sick as a dog, but how could I miss out on this challenge, had to go out to get some fresh (& oh so cold) fresh air. I took about 15 shots of another scene thinking I had my entry right there, but on the way back home I snapped one of this pier, and the HDR tools liked it too :)

After Contest

Thank you to everybody for your kind comments, much appreciated. The extensive post processing was a risk but it was worth it, the picture as you can see below isn't worth much by itself. It's just the way poor photographers compensate :)

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Enjoy... :)

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Place: 13 out of 84
Avg (all users): 6.6711
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 6.4884
Avg (non-participants): 6.7016
Views since voting: 3639
Views during voting: 748
Votes: 301
Comments: 21
Favorites: 3 (view)

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11/23/2006 02:48:16 PM
Great shot. Congrats on your top 20 finish!
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11/23/2006 09:30:56 AM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish! Great HDR picture.
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11/22/2006 12:25:16 PM
This is my favorite picture in this category, you should've placed atleast 5th or lower. But congrats, 13 is still pretty nice :)
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11/20/2006 05:53:13 PM
Thanks for all the constructive crit everybody, working to improve my images everyday :)
11/20/2006 05:36:54 PM
nice colors and perspective
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11/20/2006 01:12:58 AM
The magic of the docks is well illustrated here. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2006 08:48:18 PM
Love this one :o)
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11/19/2006 08:26:33 AM
Striking demonstration of HDR, great DOF, lights shining on walkway, person. Wonder what it looks like in full color. Hope it does well.
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11/17/2006 07:11:30 AM
The horizion in the background seems off though I'm sure it is a battle with all the horizontal lines in the bridge. Either way I love the tones. Very moody image.
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11/15/2006 05:02:26 PM
I love these pier shots! great job!
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11/15/2006 07:22:42 AM
Love the colortones in this one...
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11/14/2006 11:57:41 PM
a cold lonely walk....
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11/14/2006 09:09:57 PM
Use of Light:2
Achieves Challenge:2
mood +1
I love this photo. The lighting on the sky and dock are very well captured.
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11/14/2006 08:32:54 PM
I see a slight slant to the left...gotta give it an 9. Great shot tho
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11/14/2006 11:48:30 AM
good photo but I think the lack of color hurt a little but I don't know if this would be better in color maybe just a different subject.
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11/13/2006 02:39:25 PM
Very moody. Great job.
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11/13/2006 01:38:40 PM
Nice use of leading lines, and seems technically well done.

I have a couple of suggestions and you are free to take them as you wish.

First, the horizon seems a bit tilted to the right. It may just be an optical trick due to the shoreline on the right side, but it looks tiled a bit to me.

Second, your viewpoint seems to be basically eye-level, which results in the centered horizon and the point of convergence for the leading lines dead center in the image. It makes for a very static composition. You might want to experiment with a noticably lower or, if possible, higher viewpoint.
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11/13/2006 01:04:54 PM
Very nice, I love the detail in the sky.
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11/13/2006 10:02:40 AM
I love this photo! I love the composition and angle of the pier! It's a beautiful dramatic photo!
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11/13/2006 01:22:41 AM
Very dark and gloomy atmosphere, the lamps sure make it look nice..
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11/13/2006 12:12:47 AM
awesome...love the gloomy mood here, and the lights really are wonderful...9
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