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American Iron
American Iron

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Challenge: Metal on Metal (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska USA
Date: Oct 2, 2010
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Architecture, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2010

Shot in RAW, converted using IrfanView. Adjusted curves and adjusted brightness/contrast. Resize.

Took many shots, some B/W, some color. I chose the color because it looked more metallic. I liked the B/W shots more, but just didn't look metallic enough.
I had this shot in my mind when I saw the challenge announced. I found a piece of channel iron at my employers office, used solder for the splatters..(solder is most commonly used for sealing copper piping). I wanted the splatter to look like weld splatter, which I think it did. I added the wrench in later to give the photo a little more subject.
I had to search hard to find a "Made in USA" stamped on the iron...ruined a white shirt and did drop this 100 pound piece of iron on my big toe, but no damage done, except people walking by on the sidewalk heard some profanity.

Place: 90 out of 127
Avg (all users): 4.6503
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 4.4286
Avg (non-participants): 4.7664
Views since voting: 604
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 163
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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10/13/2010 11:17:00 PM
Well, at least I finished ahead of the Yellow Chair! I thought this would do better, but to some, it may be a little obscure. Thanks for the comments, and yes, this is all natural colors, and with a piece of raw iron such as this, and the wrench, there is and will be some blue tints to it. The solder splatter comes across as chrome. I did use a flash bounced off of a gold reflector. OH...and thanks for the comments.

Message edited by author 2010-10-13 23:27:36.
10/13/2010 07:15:50 AM
I gave you the only 9 - I thought this was very creative, artistic, and made me think of an american flag. : )
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2010 10:48:26 PM
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10/09/2010 01:01:29 PM
unnatural colors. other than that, good composition
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10/06/2010 01:53:58 PM
i like ur idea here and see where you were going with it, i think a bit more light would have made this more then what it is,
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