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Wrestling with Steel
Wrestling with Steel
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Challenge: Construction II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: New York City
Date: Jun 12, 2009
Galleries: Urban, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2009

Taken at an angle through the thick window glass of my office building. I had many construction site photos to choose from; this one is too "busy", but it has more action than the others. Even as the deadline approaches I'm tempted to switch entries! I'll post a few others once the challenge voting has ended. Hope I made the right choice.

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Wow, a new personal best and finally a top-ten photo (it helps when there are only 70 entries).

An outtake:
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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 70
Avg (all users): 6.3977
Avg (commenters): 7.9231
Avg (participants): 6.3333
Avg (non-participants): 6.4126
Views since voting: 1697
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 176
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/28/2009 12:05:44 PM
Congrats on your PB! Really good action with a hint of vertigo!
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06/27/2009 02:37:49 AM
Far out, Larry! Personal best, Honorable Mention - excellent shot. Congratulations!!!
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06/24/2009 09:31:34 PM
Congratulations - this was one of my top scores!!! I don't find it busy at all, btw, probably because of the treatment of color.
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06/24/2009 02:25:50 PM
In my book, this is top 10 material no matter how many were in the challenge. What drama! I love it!

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06/24/2009 07:53:56 AM
Look at you - you are on a roll! Such an interesting moment captured. I'm amazed at people who can do work like this, especially being able to hold their balance like that. How far off the ground was he? Congrats on the top 10 and a new PB!!
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06/24/2009 07:40:44 AM
Congrats on a top ten and your personal best. This was my fav. I was sure this was gonna be a blue. Anyways, this is an awesome shot, this is construction.
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06/24/2009 06:27:36 AM
Nice one, Larry. A good point of view.
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06/24/2009 05:25:27 AM
Congrats on top 10. I like the human element of construction depicted here.
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06/24/2009 02:19:12 AM
Not too busy at all in my book. Very strong composition, great use of DOF, and spot on for the challenge. Congrats on the new PB and the top ten!!
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06/24/2009 01:25:21 AM
Congrats on the Top 10. Great shot & fits the challenge very well. Like Yo_Spiff did , I gave a 7 also.
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06/24/2009 01:00:48 AM
Congrats on the high placement and especially for beating yourself! It's always a rush to get something new on your profile page, especially in that #1 spot!

I gave it a 7, BTW.

Message edited by author 2009-06-24 01:01:08.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2009 03:05:21 PM
Not an angle I'd be paricularly likely to shoot from myself -- very nice.
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06/20/2009 01:09:14 PM
Great capture!
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06/19/2009 09:46:59 PM
Brave angle.
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06/19/2009 08:53:04 PM
hard yakka
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06/19/2009 03:48:09 PM
I am new to photography, but I do like this photo. Out of all the photos this is my favorite. I love the "Wrestling with Steel" and this is construction in the works!!
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06/19/2009 12:16:14 PM
Wish the angle was from the front, so we could see his face. But even as is, it's a strong image - excellent sense of energy in it, a feeling of real construction. Well done.
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06/18/2009 11:52:11 PM
An awesome, awesome find for the challenge and an excellent photo as well.
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06/18/2009 04:34:38 PM
I worked in construction for over 30 years. This sight is very familiar to me. Those ironheads always amazed me with their total fearlessness. This really captures the essence of construction in its true form without photoshop trickery. 10
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06/18/2009 10:10:35 AM
Nice action shot!!
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06/18/2009 01:12:06 AM
One of the best shots I expect it gets a ribbon.
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06/17/2009 10:20:59 PM
very nice, i would've been tempted with b&w
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06/17/2009 01:42:07 PM
Ya that's what I'm talking about. This is what I imagine this challenge to be, ironworkers walking the steel. This is a construction shot. This is what I wanted to take... Oh ya, composition is good, technical aspect is good, POV is awesome. 10, I'm thinking a blue ribbon.
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06/17/2009 10:06:39 AM
great example of this week's theme, too bad the colors don't pop
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