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arpita


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Challenge: Metal (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Golden gate bridge, San Francisco
Date: Jun 19, 2005
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2005

Golden Gate bridge. I was fortunate to have the fog rolling into the horizon... Post processing: Convert to B/W, color-balance increase red and yellow, increase saturation, resize, flip horizontally, and USM.
I really like this picture, hope you folks like it too!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 508
Avg (all users): 7.8882
Avg (commenters): 9.2444
Avg (participants): 7.7746
Avg (non-participants): 8.0382
Views since voting: 23750
Views during voting: 558
Votes: 304
Comments: 99
Favorites: 144 (view)


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03/29/2010 08:21:40 PM
Holy smokes! What a beauty!
02/07/2010 02:56:35 AM
sublimely superlative 10/1.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
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07/03/2007 12:05:13 AM
WOW - with a kit lens??? Amazing....
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06/16/2006 07:55:21 AM
Just beautiful!!!
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06/04/2006 01:04:55 PM
really nice picture.. good job.. i like the gold tones
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04/04/2006 03:48:10 PM
Great photo. I saw something like this near NYC about a month ago but didn't have my camera... Very nice job...
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07/10/2005 12:42:02 AM
i soooo love this picture... a true favourite... thanks...!!
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07/04/2005 02:50:38 PM
You're great friend. This picture is perfect!!! Nothing to improve. A favorite.
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07/03/2005 06:46:15 PM
I love the missing horizon. It looks like heaven, literally.
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07/02/2005 10:50:32 PM
the never ending bridge. Way kewl shot! Congrats!
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07/02/2005 07:01:27 PM
great pic would have been perfect without the people.
the fact that they are coming from the far end of the bridge kinda breaks the feeling of nothingness in that direction.
anyway congrats u deserved your ribbon.
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06/30/2005 11:34:02 PM
arpita,
this picture is awesome. Great work
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06/30/2005 04:33:10 AM
Congratulations with the great shot, beautiful composition, color
and sphere!
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06/29/2005 09:15:19 PM
Badhai ho! So i guess the treat is on you now :)
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06/29/2005 06:54:15 PM
This was actually taken from on the bridge... walking along the bridge towards Presidio, there's a lookout point at the base of the towers. This was shot from there, leaning outwards from the bridge. I actually would have liked more of an angle, but that would need me to be suspended over the water somehow :)...text

Thanks for the additional information. I know exactly where you took this now. Once again, great shot!! Seeing as how our foggy summer season is approaching, there should be more opportunities for fog shots of the bridge in the upcoming month and a half. Congrats!!!
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06/29/2005 05:29:26 PM
Originally posted by micknewton:


I'm wondering how you managed to get this view. It looks like it was shot from land (somewhere off the bridge) using a long telephoto lens, but the photo info says you used an 18-55mm zoom. Is this a crop from a larger photo?


This was actually taken from on the bridge... walking along the bridge towards Presidio, there's a lookout point at the base of the towers. This was shot from there, leaning outwards from the bridge. I actually would have liked more of an angle, but that would need me to be suspended over the water somehow :)...
06/29/2005 05:20:00 PM
What a great image! Congratulations on another blue ribbon. Only the best for you, eh?

I'm wondering how you managed to get this view. It looks like it was shot from land (somewhere off the bridge) using a long telephoto lens, but the photo info says you used an 18-55mm zoom. Is this a crop from a larger photo?
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06/29/2005 04:28:38 PM
Love it - I was desperate for fog when I was there but it was 100% clear all the time! You've taken a much-shot scene and made it look very different.
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06/29/2005 03:04:31 PM
where did you take this shot from? Marin headlands overlook?
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06/29/2005 12:54:58 PM
Amazing ! I like the way the bridge seems to lead to, well...notin :)
Great picture
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06/29/2005 12:36:29 PM
Wonderful image, colour is perfectly realized. Warm and a sense of mystery at the same time!
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06/29/2005 12:12:03 PM
WOW! Excellent shot! Beautiful and unique for that bridge, I think. You have an incredible way of making ordinary things look extraordinary! Congratulations!
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06/29/2005 12:06:31 PM
Congratulations on your blue. I knew this would win from the start! Great composition and overall eye for a subject that has been photographed a million times before.
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06/29/2005 11:21:18 AM
Just beautiful! Congrats!!
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06/29/2005 11:12:26 AM
Congrats, arpy!
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06/29/2005 10:55:42 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon. A wonderful, gorgeous picture!
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06/29/2005 10:03:03 AM
Arpita: A truly awe inspiring image and three blues to speak highly of your outstanding efforts. Well, you have a new ardent fan here and I look forward to your future entries.

Congratulations on your BLUE!
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06/29/2005 09:49:37 AM
Wow, what a way to wake up in the morning! Thank you all for all the wonderful comments and the votes! It's been so much fun watching the score all week, but I certainly didn't except to end with such a high number...
I'm really delighted!
06/29/2005 09:37:22 AM
congrats !! I am coming over this weekend for a celebration :D
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06/29/2005 09:12:37 AM
Beautiful shot Arpita!! Congrats on the blue!!!
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06/29/2005 09:08:07 AM
One of my favorites! Congratulations on your win!
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06/29/2005 08:58:58 AM
getting a nice collection of bluey's! excellent job.
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06/29/2005 08:42:39 AM
Congratulations. Great eye. Depth of field, coloration. Really well done.
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06/29/2005 08:36:41 AM
Excellent shot and a well deserved Blue congratulations this is one of the best bridge shots that I have ever seen........well done another favorite.
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06/29/2005 08:15:59 AM
Blimey mate , that`s one heck of a shot !!!!!!!!
Well deserved blue ribbon, wish I could take pics half as good you.
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06/29/2005 08:08:50 AM
oh my word arpita, you are such a hot shot!
congratulations once again!
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06/29/2005 08:06:14 AM
Beautiful image! Congrats. Well deserved ribbon.
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06/29/2005 07:55:24 AM
Compliments! Absolutely well deserved! :)
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06/29/2005 07:33:51 AM
Congrats on another well deserved blue with this fabulous image. You now have the highest scoring photo for the most popular camera on DPC!
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06/29/2005 07:11:44 AM
WTG Arpita!!!! This is a gorgeous picture!!
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06/29/2005 07:09:54 AM
Congratulations! It's a very beautiful picture and well done.
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06/29/2005 06:55:35 AM
Congrats Arpita!!!! Was it worth the wait?? ;) I bet so!!!
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06/29/2005 06:55:21 AM
This is an amazing photo ! Congrats, well deserved ribbon !
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06/29/2005 06:51:46 AM
Congrats! Very nice job....I absolutely love this pic. Quick get it up for sale so I can buy a print! =)
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06/29/2005 06:48:41 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved blue.
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06/29/2005 06:45:22 AM
Great composition for vanishing point effect. It's precise, sharp , good contrast and colour toned beautifully, what else can I say ? Congratulations on your ribbon !

-Lisa
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06/29/2005 06:45:17 AM
Congrats - was my fav of the challenge - very well deserved
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06/29/2005 06:41:04 AM
Congrats on the well deserved blue, Arpita :)

Alex
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2005 10:19:12 PM
why does this photo look so familiar? 9
06/28/2005 05:50:18 PM
gorgeous
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06/28/2005 02:03:38 PM
This is special..very nice effect
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06/28/2005 01:45:22 PM
spectacular..... !
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06/28/2005 01:26:17 PM
Oh my! One of the best, no doubt. A very rare 10 from me.
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06/27/2005 11:56:15 PM
wow this is a truly lovely shot con grats
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06/27/2005 03:37:12 PM
Bridge to infinity.
Love the orange tone.
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06/27/2005 12:08:51 AM
9
06/26/2005 10:18:53 PM
spectacular! =)
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06/26/2005 08:31:03 PM
I think this is a potential ribbon. This is just an excellent photo. The color even gives a feeling of bronze, and the bridge appears to be floating on air. Absolutely lovely!
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06/25/2005 02:35:26 PM
great one!
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06/25/2005 12:11:08 PM
I never cease to be amazed at the many ways the GGB can be interpreted. This goes into the all-time great category. 10 of course.
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06/24/2005 10:57:36 PM
WOW, great shot! If it were up to me you'd get the Blue Ribbon for this shot, Well done, Bravo!!!! gets a 10 from me
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06/24/2005 05:32:41 PM
Wonderful! Love the orange tone! It seems hanging in the air!
Very well captured! :)
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06/24/2005 02:34:31 PM
This bridge looks as if it is floating in the air...I love how the fog creeps in and the tint of the pic...awesome job!
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06/24/2005 01:01:16 PM
Oh this stuck out - oops I mean that in a good way - Welcome surprise after viewing metal photo after photo. Creative shot and unique. Like the tone and how it looks like it is suspended by . . .nothing or as it it leads to . . .infinity . . .eternity? Easy 10
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06/24/2005 12:48:46 PM
Excellent shot. Very nice perspective. Excellent choice of colour. Good luck
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06/24/2005 09:25:05 AM
My favorite image in this challenge. I just wish that serendipity had not captured that last tower. It would have maximized the fading off in the distance. Or, then again, maybe the composition requires it. A very evocative capture.
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06/24/2005 07:27:40 AM
This is a fantastic picture, I love everything about it.
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06/24/2005 04:45:34 AM
excellent pjhotograph 9
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06/24/2005 02:28:54 AM
awesome pic!
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06/24/2005 01:56:32 AM
I really like the colours on this and the way the pictures leads you off the page. Good luck
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06/23/2005 11:03:30 PM
Absolutely stunning use of color and contrast. I love how the bridge disappears at the other end.
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06/23/2005 09:47:09 PM
Oh wow! I predict the blue! 10
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06/23/2005 07:08:45 PM
Wow, great job.
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06/23/2005 05:55:30 PM
Congratulations on your third blue ribbon! Looks lovely in orange tones.
The way the sea, sky and ground merge seamlessly at the horizon is just awesome.

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06/23/2005 04:40:37 PM
beautiful. it doesnt look like basic editation, as it is too surreal to be real, traces of clouds, vanishing point does vanish, light of course etc etc. if i were to find some con, i would not be sure about composition, but the picture is perfect anyway
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06/23/2005 02:54:40 PM
WOW! This could also win the leading lines challenge. Nice.
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06/23/2005 01:36:35 PM
Appropriate but overused subject. The effect loses the real metal you want to depict.
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06/23/2005 12:57:59 PM
Bumping up as this is my favourite a great work well done
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06/23/2005 02:42:57 AM
if this doesn't make top 5 i'll fall out of my seat.
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06/23/2005 02:05:32 AM
nice use of perspective and interesting subject.
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06/22/2005 06:24:21 PM
Excellent image! Great POV, DOF, Composition, tones, great everything! 10 from me - good luck in the challenge!
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06/22/2005 05:42:20 PM
Great shot. The sepia tone is fantastic. I love the detail and the way it reaches into the unknown. I was so taken by the bridge. I almost did not see the people.
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06/22/2005 05:13:54 PM
great image
10
think this could be the winner
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06/22/2005 03:57:31 PM
Very nice photograph. I love the illusoin of the bridge floating. Very nice work!
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06/22/2005 03:01:10 PM
Definitely made of metal.
Beautiful picture, should score high.
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06/22/2005 02:19:11 PM
Pretty nice overall.
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06/22/2005 12:16:27 PM
Love the colors and the way it fades into the clouds. Great job! Probably a ribbon here. 10!
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06/22/2005 11:47:15 AM
I certainly hope this lands in the top ten.
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06/22/2005 09:59:07 AM
All I can really say is- RIBBON HERE!!
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06/22/2005 09:47:03 AM
This is one of my favorites (other than my own-hee hee) bump!
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06/22/2005 08:42:11 AM
Wow!! Spectacular.
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06/22/2005 08:24:54 AM
one of the best
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06/22/2005 07:56:17 AM
I love this photo. The color, the angle, everything. Good Luck. 10
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06/22/2005 07:48:16 AM
Wow. Love it. Looks like it climbs into space. Great color. Superb.
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06/22/2005 07:41:34 AM
This is a stunning picture. My pick for blue! Good luck! 10
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06/22/2005 06:47:05 AM
Interesting. How did you get this angle? Looks like the bridge floats off into nothing. I don't agree so much with the hue.
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06/22/2005 01:52:06 AM
very nice pic
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06/22/2005 12:14:48 AM
omg this is SO FAB!!! 10
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06/22/2005 12:11:26 AM
i like the yellow cast you chose for this shot, and the angle where this was shot. the blur and softness at the far end of the bridge gives this picture a mysterious feel, where we guess as to where to bridge leads to. overall a very pleasing photo. this is the first photo i rated for this metal challenge and i cant believe i'm leaving a comment already. if all submissions are gonna be this good, i'm gonna have a hard time choosing my favourite, lol.I'm giving you a 9. would have been a 10 if the motorist and their heads didnt distract me so much.
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