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Challenge: Industrial (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: Near Farmington, NM
Date: Nov 28, 2005
Aperture: 16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30 seconds
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2005

Four Corners Generating Station
30 second exposure near midnight, 17 degree temps, light steam on lake

Not much fussing at all
Crop
Little bit o' Levels
Slight desaturation of yellow & red for correction only
USM
Resize for DPC


Post Challenge: Whoo Hoo!! Who'da thought that a late night foray to the local power plant could be so cool!! I actually wanted to take a night pic of this for a while but never got around to it. This challenge was the perfect reason to make myself go and it was a bonus that it was so cold that night. The steam was coming off the water too. The lake is actually the "cooling tower" for this particular plant so it's warm water. A favorite of the local windsurfers.

I have to hand it to my father who answered the phone at 11:30 at night because I couldn't find the right turn off! Glad he's a night owl too....

Thanks for all the beneficial comments and of course the votes too!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 223
Avg (all users): 6.9299
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.2874
Avg (non-participants): 7.2337
Views since voting: 7894
Views during voting: 432
Votes: 271
Comments: 39
Favorites: 12 (view)


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12/02/2007 08:09:16 PM
This is so awesome Cristy, really awesome movement in the smoke, great composition, really awesome shot, adding to faves
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02/09/2007 10:04:00 AM
If you just sit and watch a factory put out smoke you begin to realize how much pollution is being thrown into our atmosphere. Comepletly redick! Nice way to display this ongoing problem. Good pic.
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01/20/2007 05:28:41 AM
WOW!
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04/23/2006 08:08:00 AM
Nice mood here. Great capture! Regards, B.
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02/17/2006 06:34:18 PM
I knew I recognized this power plant! I did one of my senior projects at the cooling pond about 10 years ago. Really like the shot. It looks like it was a moonless/cloudless night. Very well done.
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12/10/2005 03:35:40 AM
Congrats Cristy! Knew this one was a winner!
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12/08/2005 01:29:18 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! This is a fabulous shot. I would have never dreamed it was near Farmington - it really has a big city look about it. The lake in front is lovely.
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12/08/2005 09:03:24 AM
Hey Cristy Woohoo, great shot, this was one of my favorites in this challenge, beautiful, should have known it was you, your long exposures are always an inspiration!!!
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12/07/2005 12:07:40 PM
Congratulations! Lovely shot and a well deserved ribbon, and I'm glad you had fun making it.
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12/07/2005 10:16:49 AM
should have won loved your photo has inspired me to try images similar near me. Thank You
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12/07/2005 09:56:01 AM
Congrats on this beautiful shot, well deserved third.
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12/07/2005 09:45:32 AM
Very Christmasssy
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12/07/2005 01:23:43 AM
Looks almost like a cruiser riding in the night. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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12/07/2005 12:40:42 AM
whoo hoo Cristy, congrats on what I hope is the first of many ribbons!
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12/07/2005 12:38:41 AM
Wow. Nice photo. Congrats on your ribbon. I have mined many tons of coal in my days.
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12/07/2005 12:26:24 AM
Nice photo, congrats on the ribbon.

That's not far from me but I've never seen that place. Is it Farmington lake? or someplace else
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2005 11:51:54 PM
9 - Ohh - very good. Criticism; ahh, not much, maybe a little more space to the left if possible, may have made this even better. Really like the lighting and composition and fore 'silhouette' with the grass. Another where the size wouldn't do it justice, but that's part of the game. I think it is just the shadowing on the water(?) on the left, but seems this might need the slightest fraction nudge rotation up on the left, but I think it is just the shadow/whatever - apologies if wrong. Great shot and 'effect(s)'. Up to 9 from 8.
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12/06/2005 07:57:38 PM
this one is smoking :-) well balnanced composition me thinks.
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12/06/2005 05:27:28 PM
Of all the night time entries, yours is the best and beautifully executed. Very well done.
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12/05/2005 08:26:02 PM
Great shot! Sepia, exposure, focus....very nice!

Gotta be a "10"
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12/05/2005 07:39:14 PM
GReat phote; nivr balance
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12/05/2005 01:09:43 PM
Exquisite! I'm sure the owner's of this manufacturing plant never thought look so utterly captivating! Sepia? treatment is just perfect...Hope it's a winner. If not, you still deserve a thousand pats on the back for this one!
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12/04/2005 06:17:18 PM
awesome - 10
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12/03/2005 03:10:29 AM
Oho, this looks like industrial magic! Very good work!
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12/02/2005 05:34:24 PM
I like the way the smoke "flows" over the lit buildings, it's really a nice extra touch that add dynamism to the image.
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12/02/2005 11:39:20 AM
Look and feel of this are really good. I like the somke disapating from the stacks. give the picture a sense of movment. good photograph !
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12/01/2005 10:28:48 PM
Very nice picture. Love the glow and the steam coming off the stacks, nice capture. Good clear focus.
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12/01/2005 06:01:27 PM
I like the way the water is lit up
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12/01/2005 01:27:47 AM
light & dark contrast great and even though it is industry it has a softness about it.
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11/30/2005 08:49:10 PM
good feel of power and scope. Nice exposure and I like the milky water or is that snow?
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11/30/2005 06:34:24 PM
very cool..!!
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11/30/2005 03:21:41 PM
Nice capture and exposure.
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11/30/2005 01:51:26 PM
aMAZING!!!! Industry at its most beautiful!!! One of my two favorites in this challenge! Surely a ribbon winner!!! 10
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11/30/2005 01:28:46 PM
This is an incredible photograph. Awesome use of shutter speed to give it a great effect. I hope this earns you a ribbon.
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11/30/2005 11:45:53 AM
great composition and night effect--well done
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11/30/2005 11:41:41 AM
very nice.
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11/30/2005 10:20:53 AM
Simply put. A ten from me.
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11/30/2005 09:09:32 AM
Nice shot.
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11/30/2005 03:59:15 AM
very nice
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