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Into the West
Into the West
illoosi0n


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Challenge: Landscape III (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: San Francisco
Date: Apr 15, 2007
Galleries: Cityscape, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2007

UGH, this is probably going to do poorly. I'm so disappointed with the quality of this photograph, but proud I pulled it off in the circumstances I was in. This was taken in good 'ol San Fran on Sunday from inside of a van through the window while driving 80 on the interstate. I was there with my teammates for a weekend of regattas (I'm a rower for UCF). Given a tripod on the side of the road and a few minutes, I would've gotten a much better result I suppose. Hoping for a 6, that would be FRANTASTIC (ha, she makes jokes too!) but not getting my hopes up. much love! :)

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thanks to everyone for the awesome comments! i got a 6.5, wayyy beyond what i thought, and a second personal best. i appreciate the two comments that told me about the size of my file, totally helpful for future sumbmissions. thanks everyone! since this was taken in the circumstances listed above, the quality of the picture was horrible, and i obviously edited quite a bit, and took advangtage of this expert thing. :

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Statistics
Place: 41 out of 308
Avg (all users): 6.5055
Avg (commenters): 7.9583
Avg (participants): 6.3261
Avg (non-participants): 6.5978
Views since voting: 1342
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 271
Comments: 28
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/25/2007 01:50:27 AM
I had to come back and see who took this, and I have to say the editing you did on this is amazing, especially seeing your original. And I have tried to help out quite a few people with the file size thing, and this has to be the highest scoring entry with the smallest file size I have seen so far in a challenge! Simply a marvelous shot.
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04/25/2007 01:01:56 AM
think this is totally fantastic .... just love the simplicity of this image ... love the contrasts .. love the colours ... and that boat ... like wow ....
edit after reading the rest of your comments !! ... and wow again for the great focus on that bridge while you were going 80 and thru a window .....

Message edited by author 2007-04-25 01:03:18.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2007 11:48:12 PM
you should try and get your file size upt to to size limit, which is usually 150 kb, yours is 20 kb, try this tutorial and it will help you get higher scores. :) And thats a great shot of the bridge.
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04/24/2007 08:17:09 PM
Very nice flow of light under the bridge and I like how the small little sail boat catches the light as well and balances the composition nicely.
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04/24/2007 03:08:28 PM
Lovely 10
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04/24/2007 02:11:03 PM
Stunning! I love the way the bridges fades to black.
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04/24/2007 10:12:25 AM
There are so many things to like about this image...the way the bridge just seems to grow from the hillside, the beautiful misty golden light, and the boat which perfectly states the scale of the scene before us...nicely seen.
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04/24/2007 08:14:48 AM
This is very nice, I really like the composition. However, take better care when you save it next time cause it will help you score better, this image is only 20kb and you are allowed 200kb so chose better quality next time, there is some really bad artefacting going on around the bridge.
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04/24/2007 06:37:42 AM
Pretty combination of silhouette and toned colour. Evocative image bringing to mind travel. Very nice. 9.
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04/23/2007 11:12:16 PM
sigh. BEAUTIFUL. 9. Oops, I just saw the sailboat. Is there an 11? no? darn. 10 then.
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04/23/2007 08:05:34 AM
I really like how the bridge fades into the hills - oooh and I just noticed the sailboat. Fantastic!
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04/23/2007 03:19:24 AM
very cool...9
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04/22/2007 08:53:11 PM
awesome!
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04/22/2007 12:08:49 PM
oh cool. I really like the bridge going into the mountains
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04/22/2007 10:29:28 AM
Great shot. Beautiful gradiant colors and fantastic composition. 9
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04/21/2007 03:36:07 PM
beautiful light and colours.
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04/21/2007 12:36:57 PM
Nice landscape shot. I wish I could see more details of the mountain. A 6.
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04/20/2007 11:44:31 PM
Such a beautiful scene! Great capture!
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04/19/2007 08:52:14 PM
Great boat, looks lost.
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04/19/2007 06:57:31 PM
Great image however where the bridge disappears there is still lightness, therefore it should not end into the blackness so soon.. nice composition though.
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04/19/2007 02:40:19 PM
Lovely - has a wonderful sense of "one against the world" but in a delightful, not intimidating way.
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04/19/2007 12:50:13 PM
Really like the gradient light here. Bordering on abstract. Well done.
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04/18/2007 10:53:21 PM
simple and beautiful. a 8.
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04/18/2007 06:12:18 PM
This is very nice and simple. The colors are great. The only problem I have is it seems the sailboat and some of the yellow parts seem rather "pixelly"(yes...I did make up that word). Very good use of negative space though.
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04/18/2007 01:35:47 PM
The sailboat really makes the picture here
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04/18/2007 01:22:01 PM
What a great shot! This picture says so much and the boat could not be in a better spot.
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04/18/2007 03:28:25 AM
I like this.
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04/18/2007 01:59:05 AM
Brilliant!
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