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Exshaw Cement Factory
Exshaw Cement Factory

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Challenge: Industrial II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Exshaw, Alberta
Date: Jul 24, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Landscape, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2010

There is a roadside turnout alongside Lac Des Arcs on the way to Banff National Park. It is almost funny to see how many tourists stop to take pictures of the lake. Sure its kinda pretty but its nothing compared to the lakes that are in the National Parks and with a cement factory in the background its actually kinda ugly.

Which made it perfect for this challenge...

I headed out at 11 pm and arrived just after midnight. I was fortunate enough to get a near full moon to throw some light on the mountains and I managed to get a clear sky to still get some stars.

Editing: Cropped, slight adjustment to levels in LR2. Noise ninja to clean up a bit of the noise. In PSP XI: Two passes of basic sharpen and I added the border before exporting to JPG

Place: 60 out of 120
Avg (all users): 5.4313
Avg (commenters): 5.4000
Avg (participants): 5.3962
Avg (non-participants): 5.4486
Views since voting: 694
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 160
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2010 11:52:01 AM
Nice comp, a little dark..6
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07/30/2010 11:59:03 AM
Shame the subject is so smal in the image.
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07/28/2010 04:03:18 PM
lights reflecting on water, industrial smoke drifting out of smoke stacks, night time shot... this seems to be the recipe for a high score... good luck
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07/28/2010 07:46:51 AM
I'd like to see this shot with a longer exposure.
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07/28/2010 03:09:50 AM
good composition idea, industry could be closer or more defined somehow
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