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Enter the Void
2nd PlaceEnter the Void
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Challenge: Entrance (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Canyon Creek Culvert, Kananaskis
Date: Jan 23, 2007
Aperture: f4
ISO: 180
Shutter: 30secs
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2007

This shot was alot of fun in somewhat of a creepy way. Okay, so its 10PM and I'm feeling a little restless at home so what do I do? I go for a drive out to the mountains in search of a cool night shot. I know of a place where a mountain stream flows under a highway through a large culvert. There we go, pitch black, in the midst of bear, cougar and wolf country with no soul within 10 miles. Sorta stupid doing this by myself? Yeah,but nobody said I was smart and I had this wonderful frozen studio all to myself for two hours. Turn off the light and you would be hard pressed to see your hand in front of your face.

The editing of this shot met the challenge requirements though the noise dictated a slightly heavier use of NeatImage than I normally use. Oh well, I think it sorta cool anyhow. Hope it does well.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 200
Avg (all users): 7.0167
Avg (commenters): 8.1500
Avg (participants): 6.8214
Avg (non-participants): 7.0765
Views since voting: 7561
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 239
Comments: 37
Favorites: 8 (view)


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11/26/2012 08:47:38 PM
Amazing image. And you schlepped your lights...???
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02/12/2010 12:07:11 PM
This is cool, something I would do. Too bad you're leaving, I was enjoying viewing your photos.
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03/30/2008 04:25:48 PM
an amazing photograph especially after i read your comments ..
i'm wondering if that's a very large rat at the far end of the tunnel or possibly one of those cougars or bears you were talking about ..
a wonderful result from a spur of the moment whim .. excellent . :)
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02/05/2007 02:24:00 PM
I think that you're starting to get some serious tunnel vision in your photography! OK, a very bad pun...but a very good photo, congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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02/03/2007 08:55:54 PM
Hi John. Congrats on your red ribbon winner. It's a great image and very worthy of it's placement. Well done!
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02/01/2007 07:19:05 PM
Congrats on the ribbon John ! Tough shot to do under the conditions ... well done 1
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01/31/2007 08:41:34 PM
Very well done, deserves the ribbon! Congratulations.
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01/31/2007 05:14:18 PM
I am so glad this ribboned. It definitely deserves top honors! Congratulations!

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01/31/2007 10:33:37 AM
This is an amazing shot, the depth and textures are great - congratulations :)
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01/31/2007 09:18:35 AM
Great job you ve done here.congrats for the ribbon
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01/31/2007 08:57:00 AM
Thanks to all who voted and took the time to comment on this challenge. This is my third ribbon and with that, I now have enough virtual ribbon material to knit some virtual mittens. ;-)

Message edited by author 2007-01-31 08:57:15.
01/31/2007 05:27:01 AM
congratulations on the ribbon
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01/31/2007 01:17:20 AM
way cool shot, johnny...congrats on your ribbon!
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01/31/2007 12:34:51 AM
Third highest score in your portfolio
third ribbon.. Dood yer kickin'ass..

congratulations on your ribbon .. awesome image if not a little creepy.. certainly takes you on a journey ;)

edit to add** I think I know exactly the place where you shot this..and its doubtful I would have done that on my own.. same place I came face to face with a Grizzly a couple of years ago ;) ..
I camp alone ..but doubt I would have done this shot alone.. dunno why lol

Message edited by author 2007-01-31 00:38:51.
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01/31/2007 12:32:53 AM
great description..and great shot..congrats!
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01/31/2007 12:27:50 AM
woohoo!! congrats!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2007 10:13:23 PM
wow...this is so crazy
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01/30/2007 09:43:10 PM
Love this shot, great composition. Lighting is awesome. Very nice capture.
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01/30/2007 01:14:23 PM
nicely done - 8
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01/27/2007 11:24:47 PM
vg
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01/27/2007 12:22:43 AM
Nice perspective
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01/26/2007 11:03:25 AM
This culvert shot would be really cool if the water was smooth and reflective. You would then have the concentric arches reflected in the water too.
It is an entrance, but not a very inviting one. There is nothing here to show scale, unless that is a very tiny human at the far end, but I am familiar with steel work, so I assume the plates are about 4 ft X 10 ft each. People with no knowlege of steel would not have any idea about how big this pipe is. If that is a person at the end, it is too small in the image to make it out at web size.
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01/25/2007 09:53:37 PM
Bet you had fun putting this one together. :D Nicely done. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/25/2007 06:42:42 PM
One of my favourites, well done.
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01/25/2007 03:09:06 PM
9
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01/25/2007 11:13:51 AM
really like the expression of void in this. And nice lighting. Well done! 9
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01/25/2007 07:45:57 AM
very good. 8
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01/25/2007 03:17:32 AM
Love the composition and the lighting..
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01/24/2007 07:31:03 PM
Terrific photo. Love the exposure and lighting on this one. A wonderful fit to the challenge and highly rated.
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01/24/2007 06:52:29 PM
The colors and textures in this are great! I like the contrast between the rough walls and the silky floor.
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01/24/2007 06:30:18 PM
My favourite in the challenge so far...
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01/24/2007 05:32:12 PM
Awesome. Definitely one of my picks for the top very few!
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01/24/2007 04:27:06 AM
YEH!!! 1 of the best so far. It really pulls me into the image R8
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01/24/2007 03:37:29 AM
very technicality pleasing and colors are great, gj
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01/24/2007 03:36:27 AM
wow...impactful and conveys a great sense of space...great light
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01/24/2007 02:50:42 AM
I like this one a lot, with it strong leading lines, drawing one into the distance.....
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01/24/2007 01:54:31 AM
Nice - Great pattern and that tiny figure just adds some great detail - Well done
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