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Where Oil Meets Water
Where Oil Meets Water
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Challenge: Pollution (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: El Segundo, CA
Date: Mar 9, 2008
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Black and White, Political
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2008

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Statistics
Place: 8 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.6920
Avg (commenters): 7.2143
Avg (participants): 6.2449
Avg (non-participants): 6.8010
Views since voting: 1738
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 250
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/17/2009 03:15:46 AM
I used to live and work not far from this plant. You have done a great job making this look pretty ominous. Personally, I like the darkness, to convey the threatening and poluted nature of the sky.
03/19/2008 10:12:48 PM
Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone. I am really happy to be in the top 10! Unfortunately for those of you who thought it was a conversion...sorry...it's the real deal: black and white with a polarizing filter. I just nudged the contrast up a couple notches afterwards.

I also thought it was pretty interesting/ironic/sad to see an oil refinery sitting right on a California beach with all the wildlife around...
03/19/2008 10:51:40 AM
I love this one so much. So glad to see it on the first page! Congratulations!

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03/19/2008 08:20:00 AM
Congrats on the top ten finish but it should have been a ribbon winner here.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2008 09:41:45 PM
This shot has good potential, given the nice composition and the birds juxtaposed with the industrial equipment, but the B/W conversion is too dark.
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03/16/2008 08:31:03 PM
Georgeous!!
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03/16/2008 01:44:15 PM
I like how you've combined the beach and factory in the composition.. Gives the image an interesting twist..
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03/16/2008 07:14:02 AM
Lovely b/w image, the B/W conversion on this is really good and the composition works really well.

I love the contrast between the environment and the man-made pollution making structure.
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03/15/2008 07:10:37 PM
Wow this looks like it's on the moon or a scene from a science fiction movie.Great B&W image.
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03/14/2008 04:35:05 PM
exposure wise, this is just a bit on the darker side for my taste but has excellent tones and engaging composition. btw like the title too. good work.
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03/14/2008 09:14:10 AM
This image is striking. Good composition.
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03/13/2008 10:55:36 PM
Definitely a WOW factor. Nice B&W image here. Should finish up high. Good luck.
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03/13/2008 10:47:13 PM
I see potential for pollution, but perhaps it is cleanly run and managed? Can't tell from the photo.
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03/13/2008 10:14:07 AM
Great idea putting the pic in black and white-has great value and constates with good lines from the tire tracks which help to create movement.
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03/13/2008 09:52:03 AM
This is an awesome photo. Must have been pretty tough to get. The perspective is really nice and the choice of black and white was a good one. Amazing job
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03/13/2008 09:51:53 AM
wow, this is amazing. a great BW shot with a message, deffinently my favorite shot in this challenge. i hope you win first place. 10
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03/13/2008 09:33:26 AM
Really good picture i like the idea and the color and the sky
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03/12/2008 09:48:30 PM
breathtaking... i like the lines in the sand and the stacks draw your eyes upwards
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03/12/2008 08:39:49 PM
Shoot for the highlights and let the shadows fall where they may. That was our motto back in the day. But then we also did a fair amount of dodging and burning in the old darkroom. I see the title but I don't see the pollution.
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03/12/2008 03:41:01 PM
This is GOOD! Poignant with all the little birds hanging unsuspecting around the toxic plant. I love the composition, and the black and white contrasts are really nice.
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03/12/2008 09:20:39 AM
Nice B&W conversion
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03/12/2008 02:53:17 AM
Kinda ominous. Great angle. Sea birds add a nice touch.
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