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Challenge: Busy (Basic Editing III)
Collection: 2005
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Trail, BC
Date: Oct 31, 2005
Galleries: Cityscape, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2005

This is the Teck-Cominco smelter in Trail, BC, shot from high up on the hill behind West Trail.

The clouds are steam, not smoke.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 190
Avg (all users): 7.1642
Avg (commenters): 8.3750
Avg (participants): 6.9459
Avg (non-participants): 7.2474
Views since voting: 10005
Views during voting: 419
Votes: 268
Comments: 63
Favorites: 35 (view)


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11/15/2005 04:21:34 PM
Congrats on the ribbon Ursula. Stunning photo.
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11/15/2005 10:58:46 AM
Great capture, Ursula. Congratulations!
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11/14/2005 10:01:49 AM
Congratulations on another ribbon. Fantastic shot:-)!
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11/12/2005 12:40:51 PM
I think this is wonderfully dramatic! The smoke just looks like billowing clouds everywhere. Congratulations!
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11/12/2005 02:15:59 AM
this is one amazing shot.
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11/11/2005 01:57:54 PM
This is really neat, but a little too softish for my taste...this is only personal opinion however and the image may be perfectly suited to what you had envisioned!

To my eyes, a sharper, grainier look would give this a more Industrious feel. Either way, great capture!

Edit: I just read a comment below that mentioned how the softness of the steam contrasts nicely with the sharpness of the buildings...and you know, I think I've been converted! I would love to see this as a huge print, it would be gorgeous!

Message edited by author 2005-11-11 14:00:08.
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11/11/2005 10:54:27 AM
Its almost like i'm looking through a window.
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11/11/2005 05:43:59 AM
Congrats Ursula! A wonderful capture! :)
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11/10/2005 11:56:19 PM
Fantastic contrasts and view. Congratulations, Ursula!
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11/10/2005 06:59:55 AM
Congrats Ursula!
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11/09/2005 07:22:30 PM
I love this image because of the subtle touch of color amidst all the steam. It is indeed a monumental capture. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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11/09/2005 04:05:35 PM
Stunning, atmospheric, grimy and busy! A worthy 3rd...I thought it would get 1st, it deserved to be Number One, and that Sigma lens rocks!

Steve
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11/09/2005 12:16:51 PM
Right again I gave this a 9
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11/09/2005 11:05:13 AM
Thank you!

@mycelium, no, this is not the same building as "a lovely industrial plant". This one here is in Trail, British Columbia, the lovely industrial plant is close to Missoula, Montana (I think the place is called Frenchtown, you can see it driving on I-90, right past Missoula, going West).

11/09/2005 09:57:40 AM
Congratulations on making top three! This was a fantastic, interesting and busy image..well done.
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11/09/2005 09:09:38 AM
Good one Ursula!!! Keep it up!! :-)
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11/09/2005 07:47:13 AM
You are on fire, Ursula. Another very fine image. Congratulations!
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11/09/2005 07:27:51 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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11/09/2005 05:33:43 AM
Congrats Ursula ! This is a stunning image
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11/09/2005 04:25:17 AM
Congrats on your ribbon
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11/09/2005 02:51:00 AM
I knew this had to be a ribbon! Congrats!
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11/09/2005 01:24:05 AM
yeay! congratulations! another ribbon, and a great photo.
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11/09/2005 01:13:21 AM
your processing on this image is excellent. the clouds fairly billow straight out of the screen. is this the same building in "a lovely industrial plant?"
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11/09/2005 12:58:27 AM
lovely silver tones in this photo. very nicely done!
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11/09/2005 12:58:11 AM
Very good picture.Congratulations :)
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11/09/2005 12:53:31 AM
AGAIN?!? You are on a serious roll lately (dare I say... smoking). Congrats on yet another great image. :-)
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11/09/2005 12:15:52 AM
Stunning shot! Congrats on your ribbon!
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11/09/2005 12:11:11 AM
Congrats on another ribbon, Ursula! WTG!
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11/09/2005 12:10:00 AM
Way to go. You're consistently on top. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/08/2005 06:28:41 PM
This has such a 50's kind of feel to it... like old photos of Pittsburgh back when steel was king around here. I like the "dank" feeling of it... nice work!
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11/08/2005 05:45:25 PM
Excellent photo.
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11/08/2005 12:45:24 PM
Busy and contrast. I like this a lot. The time of day adds.
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11/08/2005 11:26:18 AM
Kept with theme and image is nice in a soft sort of way that's weird to me. Hard to explain but I like it.
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11/08/2005 07:18:41 AM
beautiful!
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11/08/2005 01:28:36 AM
That's quite frightening.
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11/07/2005 10:58:08 PM
This is "busy", even the sky, but I would have liked to see just a wee bit more at the bottom. I can see the "busy" parking lot, but have to really look for it. At first glance I thought it was converted to black and white but do see bits of color here and there. Nice capture
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11/07/2005 08:08:35 PM
wow, this is beautiful.
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11/07/2005 06:12:27 AM
terrific picture, awesome and troubling

edited for spelling

Message edited by author 2005-11-09 00:16:20.
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11/07/2005 12:51:24 AM
love the contrast, one of my favorites. good balance
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11/06/2005 07:36:12 PM
Great title
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11/05/2005 04:15:02 PM
this shot masterfully demonstrates industrialization. well done!
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11/05/2005 02:19:49 PM
nice
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11/05/2005 12:33:55 AM
Excellent shot but then again I am really drawn to industrial imagery. The detail in this photo is superb. (10)
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11/05/2005 12:28:13 AM
Wow , This would be an interesting experament to try using Inferred film.
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11/04/2005 09:36:27 PM
great shot and compositon..the clouds of steam and smoke are fantastic; I love this whole image: it has movement and power.
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11/04/2005 05:20:03 PM
This is one of those pictures that makes me forget I'm looking at pixels. So much action and detail. It deserves re-shooting on film :) ... 10 from me.
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11/04/2005 04:08:28 PM
sweet
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11/04/2005 01:46:56 PM
Great feel to this picture I hope you place well, one of my favorites here.
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11/04/2005 12:48:06 PM
Subject matter boring. However very good shot.
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11/03/2005 03:00:17 PM
Cool... I am not a fan of these industrial landscapes, but this photo is interesting - sharpness of buildings contrasts nicely with softness of steam/smoke...8
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11/03/2005 12:46:06 PM
Great message and focus. 9
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11/03/2005 12:44:42 PM
Very well done.
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11/03/2005 09:16:48 AM
one of my favorites in this challenge - love the smoke clouds and the contrast of the crispness to the buildings - good job!
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11/02/2005 10:40:31 PM
Wow..I can't believe how beautiful this is..in some strange way..great shot, tones and light are perfect.
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11/02/2005 10:31:28 PM
Nice shot of a busy factory or refinery. Good lighting and sharp shot.
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11/02/2005 10:30:33 PM
I really like this photo.
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11/02/2005 08:27:55 PM
8 - Great shot. Criticism; not sure, but seems it needs 'straightening'. Like the effect here and the colors, good.
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11/02/2005 04:31:55 PM
Great picture. Love the billowing clouds and the lighting/exposure you used is great. Really matches the title.
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11/02/2005 03:26:07 PM
Nice ambiance, great shot and colors.
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11/02/2005 02:59:12 PM
Pollution!!! It gives off busy I like the contrasting colors.
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11/02/2005 10:55:52 AM
great shot!
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11/02/2005 10:09:12 AM
Fantastic photo!!!!!just fantastic!!!!!!!!
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11/02/2005 12:37:34 AM
Super shot. Love all of the steam - it's like soft cotton. I like the coloraiton of it whether it be post edited or not. Really good.
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