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Listening to the radio waves of the universe
Listening to the radio waves of the universe

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Science II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Plains of San Agustin
Date: May 28, 2007
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Landscape, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2007

I happen to live less than an hour from one of the biggest astronomical radio observatories in the world, the VLA or Very Large Array. Once in a while I get the urge to drive out there to take some photos and this is one of them.
Shot as raw.
Converted and tone mapped in PhotomatixPro.
Saved as JPG.
Edited in PSE5.
Adjust contrast, saturation and color balance.
Run Neat Image.
Save for web.

Place: 19 out of 222
Avg (all users): 6.3474
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.4091
Avg (non-participants): 6.3197
Views since voting: 1848
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 213
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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07/06/2007 05:49:13 PM
Ithink you needed a polarizer on this one/ Nice composition though.
06/06/2007 01:00:21 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish with this giant lookout of a receiver.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2007 11:48:09 PM
Nice shot. Great dynamic range. I like the little dish way far away in the background. This looks like the VLA, but I haven't been there in a long time.
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06/05/2007 10:08:04 PM
Great idea. nice composition, 9.
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06/05/2007 09:01:19 PM
Nice depth with the two dishes. Looks like it's right out of a NASA press release. Except better than they'd do it.
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06/03/2007 01:11:16 AM
Well taken.
06/01/2007 06:42:03 PM
The VLA is a miraculous place. I like the saturation work you did on the photo. Maybe if the dish was turned more it would be better. I like how you framed the second one in the background. The dish in the foreground, though, is a lttle too dark, and thust loses a little of its edge as the focus of the photo.
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06/01/2007 05:32:55 PM
Wow! GREAT clarity and detail!
05/31/2007 02:41:35 PM
all capitals in the title would be nice. great exposure, all the details are lovely. not exceedingly special, but good overall. 6
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05/31/2007 10:00:36 AM
Certainly meets the challenge. I would like to see more of the sky (it looks beautiful) on the right, and maybe less of the ground.
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05/30/2007 11:02:46 PM
Excellent shot!
05/30/2007 10:41:52 AM
Beautiful clarity, composition and adherence to theme....*9*
05/30/2007 08:45:35 AM
Looks a bit like Arthur... Nice capture all the same though!
05/30/2007 05:01:34 AM
Great shot, looks like the opening scene from "Contact". Spot on for the challenge.
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