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VitaminB


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pollution (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Hamilton ON
Date: Mar 9, 2008
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30s
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2008

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Post Challenge:
After hitting the update button a thousand times during this challenge, this personal best, and top 10 finish, has renewed some confidence in my photography. I was in a string of 5's for a while, and was very happy to get this score.

The comments were outstanding as well... 22 comments during the challenge is among the most I have ever had, so thank you to everyone who took the time to leave me a message.

I have photographed this harbor before, so when the challenge was announced, I knew I wanted to go there. Below you will see two pictures I have in my portfolio that I took last year. The blue image was entered into a free study last year, and the red image is what I was trying to mimic in this challenge... only, the wind/light was different, and because the harbor was partially frozen, i couldn't take advantage of the reflections in the water. I prefer my portfolio image.

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Statistics
Place: 10 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.6641
Avg (commenters): 6.5263
Avg (participants): 6.2449
Avg (non-participants): 6.7619
Views since voting: 2194
Views during voting: 430
Votes: 259
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/19/2008 09:05:35 AM
Absolutely love this shot, I pass this all the time going up to my family's in Burlington, I got a shot of it myself, and was wondering if someone would capture this for the challenge. I love the use of negative space and the gold glow. Congrats on top 10!
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03/19/2008 12:12:49 AM
congrats on your personal best. I guess I was wrong about the negative space comment, voters seemed to have loved it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/18/2008 06:02:56 PM
You chose a perfect title for this photo. Great colours.
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03/18/2008 05:53:23 AM
Wow! That looks nasty!
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03/17/2008 10:25:18 AM
the sharpness of your photo makes it stand out
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03/17/2008 02:47:19 AM
I like how the long exposure creates a flow in the smoke.
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03/15/2008 11:13:42 AM
Like the use of negative and vivid colours..
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03/14/2008 08:56:42 PM
I really like the fact that you left the black negative space above the flames. Nice job.
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03/14/2008 12:16:42 PM
Great photo, might be better with a little less sky dominating the image.
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03/14/2008 10:08:04 AM
I like the color that the fire, thing, creates
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03/14/2008 09:13:59 AM
Very nice shot. I like how the light is dragging in the backround and is a vibrant orange.
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03/14/2008 03:48:13 AM
I think too much empty space. A tighter crop would have helped alot I think.
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03/13/2008 10:36:27 PM
Bright and beautiful though I might have cropped in another quarter of the frame from the left and brought the top down some.
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03/13/2008 09:28:01 PM
mad max!
great photo
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03/13/2008 10:17:11 AM
Amazing color shades and reflection/refraction involved. The steam or smoke has great shape and form.
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03/13/2008 09:38:09 AM
if there was more in the foreground.
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03/12/2008 09:46:16 PM
too much negative space... needs to be cropped differently
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03/12/2008 09:25:21 PM
A good subject, well exposed. Would have loved a closer look at this though, with the subject occupying more of the photo. I think that would help with the impact of the shot.
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03/12/2008 02:14:17 PM
masterfully exposed. do you have any outtake of this image with just a little faster shutter speed than this one though? i like this one nonetheless
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03/12/2008 11:20:41 AM
Love the colors!
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03/12/2008 09:06:29 AM
This pic really brings out the fury of the plant. It reminds me of Mordor...
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03/12/2008 07:17:07 AM
Does give the scorched earth effect with the long exposure but to me it looks a little over-exposed.
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03/12/2008 02:39:45 AM
Brilliant colors. It almost looks like the place is on fire.
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03/12/2008 01:46:31 AM
I see where you were going with this but i feel like there is a tad too much negative space up top, composition doesn't feel right with me. Excellent clarity, 7
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