DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Going up ...
2nd PlaceGoing up ...
Rob O


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Minimalism II (Minimal Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Tempe, AZ
Date: Jan 25, 2007
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640s
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2007

This staircase winds around a large silo at a hydrogen/air products plant. With cropping allowed you can make it so the stairs enter the frame in one corner and exit another, which is near impossible framing with only the camera. There are a number of other limitations such as the top of the silo, which has all kinds of industrial rails and pipes, a tree that extends up the side and often enters the bottom of the frame, sky to the right of the silo, and so on.

Shot --> transfered to PC --> opened in CS3 --> Sharpening applied (as allowed under ME rules) --> resized to 640px tall --> 2nd dose of Sharpening (as allowed under ME rules) --> Save As.

**** POST CHALLENGE ****

Wow! I can't believe it ... really! I was just hoping for a Top 10 or Top 20 finish, so to ribbon is truly a surprise.

Thanks for all the great comments.

BTW, here's a wide angle snapshot of the silo (taken last year) just to give a better idea of what this isolated view is from: click

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 231
Avg (all users): 6.7045
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.3976
Avg (non-participants): 6.9785
Views since voting: 9719
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 176
Comments: 34
Favorites: 13 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
01/13/2008 06:14:57 PM
That is an amazing shot. Looks unreal, a staircase to no where!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2007 01:01:25 AM
Like this muchly - very satisfying to behold.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/04/2007 02:20:50 PM
Very well seen. I love the "gradient" effect! Congrats on your ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/04/2007 09:46:34 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved red ribbon, this is a fantastic shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/03/2007 08:49:12 PM
Hi Rob. Red! Not bad for only 6 challenges entered. I have no doubt it's the first of many ribbons for you. Well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2007 03:14:59 PM
hi, congrats for the red. very interesting the composition. your solution is probably the most original.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2007 07:49:51 AM
I love the shot. I drive by one of these everyday on my way to work..... I'm kicking myself for never stopping to take a shot. Someday I will, but now I probably won't be able to enter it in a challenge. :-) I thought a shot like this would have also done well in Lines, Curves, Stairs, or possibly Diagonals. Congrats on the Ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2007 07:22:39 AM
This is beautiful! Who needs editing! It's flawless! CONGRATULATIONS!

  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2007 03:05:50 AM
Congrats, very good shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2007 02:16:46 AM
Congratulations - excellent and enjoyable composition to this silo/tank narrative.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2007 12:42:08 AM
I did not vote on this challenge but as I scanned the images, yours stood out as being very unique from the bunch. I love this. There is a bit of surrealism in this image. I give you a post 10 and congrats on your ribbon, you can now cross that off of a goal. Way to go. Your on a very good start with just 6 entries.

Message edited by author 2007-02-02 00:43:34.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2007 12:37:28 AM
I think you need some new goals for your the year, wasn't I just commenting on how you knocked off half the list? Well there goes the other: ribbon, and 6 average are now complet too :) Congrats your on fire!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2007 12:33:51 AM
Great shot and great idea. It looks like a staircase going from nowhere to nowhere (I see the silo, now you've mentioned it). Huge congrats on the red.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2007 12:23:37 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2007 12:06:58 AM
Congrats on ribbon
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2007 11:52:11 AM
Perfect!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/31/2007 02:50:22 PM
Very nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/31/2007 03:24:55 AM
well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/30/2007 03:16:41 PM
curve of the water tower (?) is suggested by the shadows - enhanced by the staircase and lights -- dramatic and unusual --- one of my ribbon picks
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2007 06:38:23 PM
Well done. Nice eye to catch this. Love the gentle curves
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2007 02:36:56 PM
Excellent - very nicely seen and nice exposure. Now clean your sensor! :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2007 08:21:28 AM
This is really cool. I think you composed excellently. Tones excellent. Shadows enhance the image. great work 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/27/2007 05:15:24 PM
Excellent composition - great image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/27/2007 03:54:27 PM
Breathtaking. One of the best here.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/27/2007 12:17:35 PM
Gud composition, nice light!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/27/2007 11:04:20 AM
Awesome shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 07:46:21 PM
Creative...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 05:43:29 PM
This is also really good, love the lines, the shadows, etc. Great job ..

-8- Jack
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 03:17:43 PM
Brilliant.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 09:28:26 AM
Very nice, the ladder looks quite surreal, the space in the frame is used wisely, and the texture of the background (a big tank?) is well visible. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 09:25:24 AM
very good
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 09:08:32 AM
great exposure and lighting on this entry
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 08:03:15 AM
"only occupying a very small portion of the image space"
01/26/2007 06:33:38 AM
superb! great simplicity and an excellent result
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 07/09/2020 02:38:52 PM EDT.