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215 Kilby Rd.
215 Kilby Rd.

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Kilby, BC, Canada
Date: Mar 30, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Black and White, Rural
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2008

-with Canon EF 2x

PP: Camera RAW > PS CS3 > b+w conversion via Gradient Map; Straightening Tool> Rotate> Crop; Curves (several passes and fades); Lens Correction > Vignette (very light, followed by fade); light dodging of shadows; resized & -sampled for web, applied light Smart Sharpening, saved for web.

Place: 269 out of 500
Avg (all users): 5.6149
Avg (commenters): 5.8000
Avg (participants): 5.4679
Avg (non-participants): 6.0256
Views since voting: 852
Views during voting: 227
Votes: 148
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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02/07/2009 04:23:37 AM
i really like this shot:)
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02/06/2009 11:35:46 PM
i just cant believe that this scored a miserable 5.6 in the free study ..
its the most excellent image .. amazing shot and a brilliant process .. definitely worth a 10 to me .. :)
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01/11/2009 04:32:54 PM
Oh, this is an outstanding image! Sorry I haven't seen it before now. The subliminal, forested BG hillside is exceptionally nice :-) The light, of course, is fantastically seen. Takes a REAL afficionado of light to purge the concept "banal subject" and replace it with the concept "exalted light" :-)
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09/02/2008 04:08:50 PM
Took my eyes a minute to adjust before I saw that rising tide of trees looming beyond. This shot has both a quiet and an unsettling vibe to it - very nice!
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04/30/2008 11:37:09 PM
My gut reaction to this is quite different than the comments made so far. Your use of a long lens has the expected effect of compressing the well-seen light, resulting in a visual feast, but, more importantly, it has given mother nature a boost in perspective, and apparently her intention is one of reclamation. The building has almost completely fallen to the approaching mountains, and despite the plea to "STOP", the transformer's destiny has been determined. A rather uplifting photo.
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04/08/2008 11:47:29 AM
i agree with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' hopper on this one - this is an excellent shot, fantastic vision to see the light, and was sorely under appreciated. i am not at all troubled by the pole and transformer. in fact i think it tells a wonderful story of how civilization has expanded and grown in a rather uncivilized way
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04/08/2008 11:34:33 AM
Yes, I was expecting objections to the dominance of the power pole in the image. Funny thing though, it was the power pole that prompted me to take the picture. I should have, perhaps, chosen a title that would have made this a little clearer for some.

But then, I'm glad I didn't pander to demos.

Message edited by author 2008-09-04 19:42:30.
04/08/2008 11:12:48 AM
great tones zeus ... i gave it a 10 ... voters just don't recognize good work when they see it
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2008 11:10:36 PM
I hate phone poles. They insist on being right in the middle of the best shots.
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04/06/2008 09:26:36 PM
Nice street B&W. The mountains in the background really add to it.
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04/05/2008 12:52:52 PM
Shame the power pole and transformer stands out so much in that light.
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04/04/2008 11:30:11 AM
I keep ending up looking at that electric pole and the transformer. I like this image but because that pole attracts too much of my attention, I can't rate it high. I just keep ending up staring at it. It's the strong vertical line I think that grabs my eye.
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04/04/2008 05:16:49 AM
Can't put my finger on it exactly, but I really like this.
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