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Challenge: Shadows III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: treasure island, ca
Date: Jun 7, 2006
Aperture: f8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1000
Galleries: Urban, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jun 9, 2006

shot with a circular polarizer. I had shot here before so some of you might recognize it, i gave it the name from a suggestion from GeneralE from the original shot. but this is different then the photo I had posted before. Used free transform to straighten verticals, used healing brush to get rid of an electric cable on the building on the bottom right, and dodged the seagulls. Converted from raw, hue/saturation, curves, USM NI.

If you would like to use this image, please contact me through my website, JosephDannels.com

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 154
Avg (all users): 7.5333
Avg (commenters): 8.2308
Avg (participants): 7.3014
Avg (non-participants): 7.6721
Views since voting: 41774
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 195
Comments: 96
Favorites: 43 (view)


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07/13/2008 03:39:02 PM
Nice reflection.
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05/05/2008 03:36:26 AM
Brilliant lines, shadows, and composition, thats for sure.....
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04/12/2008 07:54:02 PM
that is pretty darn cool.
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06/24/2006 05:46:31 PM
I just can't add to what has been said about this image. But it is really really cool! Congrats!
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06/22/2006 10:29:22 PM
Great job my friend! Great eye for this one.
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06/21/2006 11:49:09 AM
great photo, congratulations!
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06/20/2006 11:21:15 AM
Wonderful! Colors, contrast, you did great.
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06/20/2006 05:34:37 AM
Congrats on the Blue Ribbon! Great Shot!
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06/20/2006 02:20:37 AM
Wow Beautiful!
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06/19/2006 10:10:48 PM
Congratulations on your blue! Wonderful image.
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06/19/2006 09:17:11 PM
This is one of those images that may escape some observers. Well, you did great here in the time of day and then the lovely composition. A winner by all means. Congratulations on your BLUE!
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06/19/2006 09:15:40 PM
Originally posted by edmeng:

Ok, I admit, you bit my top D50 score, but Iíve changed my camera, so I donít care anymore ;).

Congrats on your blue! awesome shot!

Thanks edmeng, I didn't think I would actually pass your score but just had my eye on it. I would definitely trade that score and ribbon for a D200 any day!
06/19/2006 08:43:07 PM
Ok, I admit, you bit my top D50 score, but Iíve changed my camera, so I donít care anymore ;).

Congrats on your blue! awesome shot!
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06/19/2006 06:58:40 PM
Originally posted by Djabordjabor:

Congratulations with your ribbon and the highest rated photograph taken with Nikon D50. I was going to beat the highest D50 photo but now it will be hard to beat your 7.5

Thanks, I had been eyeing that top D50 score for awhile now, I realized about mid week that I would get there and was almost as excited for that as I was at a chance at a ribbon.
06/19/2006 06:11:44 PM
Congratulations with your ribbon and the highest rated photograph taken with Nikon D50. I was going to beat the highest D50 photo but now it will be hard to beat your 7.5
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06/19/2006 03:33:15 PM
Congratulations on your first blue! Great shot!
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06/19/2006 02:12:16 PM
This shot has it all! :) Love the color contrast, the light & shadows, the lines. Beautiful.
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06/19/2006 01:36:33 PM
Congratulations Joe! This is a great shot. Really like the geometry and contrasts of the colors here.
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06/19/2006 11:45:43 AM
Very nicely seen, and congrats on your ribbon!
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06/19/2006 11:23:50 AM
I love it Joe. Speaks to the biologist in me.
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06/19/2006 10:26:44 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon. Great composition and tone in this shot.
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06/19/2006 09:14:56 AM
Nice work nice result.
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06/19/2006 08:47:18 AM
I like the birds and the light. Keep them both! Excellent work and congrats on your first place!
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06/19/2006 08:44:29 AM
Fantastic!!! Congratulations on your Blue! This is a great photo. :)
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06/19/2006 07:28:50 AM
Congratulations on your first blue ribbon.....2 ribbons in 20 challenges, you're doing great!
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06/19/2006 07:18:09 AM
congrats Joe! awesome shot
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06/19/2006 06:52:24 AM
Congratulations Joe on:
1> You Blue
2> Your highest vote ever
3> a magnificent photo

Well done
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06/19/2006 06:31:34 AM
Well worthy of the blue ribbon, a spetacular shot indeed! Congratulations!
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06/19/2006 04:13:02 AM
Congrats on a really nice image and your Blue Ribbon
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06/19/2006 03:01:27 AM
Great shot, congrats, keep it up!
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06/19/2006 12:42:03 AM
Im really glad this won-- loved it!
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06/19/2006 12:42:01 AM
Great capture Joe, I knew this was the one. Congrats on your blue.
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06/19/2006 12:37:09 AM
Great shot - Congratulations on your blue!
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06/19/2006 12:23:03 AM
Double Blue! well done
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06/19/2006 12:18:39 AM
Great shot, congratulations on the blue.
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06/19/2006 12:15:56 AM
WOW Factor extraordinaire!! What a nice way to catch a blue!
...and I wish you many more...
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06/19/2006 12:14:40 AM
Congratulations. A wonderful capture.
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06/19/2006 12:10:27 AM
YAYYY! :)
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06/19/2006 12:08:56 AM
Congrats, Joe! WTG! A brilliant blue sky and a blue ribbon to go with it! Great shadow!
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06/19/2006 12:08:27 AM
congratulations on your blue!!!
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06/19/2006 12:07:26 AM
Way to go - congrats on your blue. Great shot.
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06/19/2006 12:06:59 AM
beautiful shot. The bird on the light is like a cherry on the cake. Congratulations on your blue!
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06/19/2006 12:05:25 AM
Awesome picture Joe!! Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/18/2006 10:20:12 AM
Fantastic composition, I love the colors and just that you got the bird in it. Ribbon? Hope you do well!
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06/18/2006 04:46:30 AM
Great capture, though a crop to remove the light and gull would have been good, detrats from an otherwise great photo.
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06/17/2006 11:26:39 PM
Well titled. Love the shadows, the shade of blue, and the birds.
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06/17/2006 02:20:44 PM
Wonderful shadow capture!
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06/17/2006 07:06:11 AM
Back to comment and bump. Being a science type person I especially love this one. How exactly did you get the birds to pose so nicely for you anyway? Very nicely done.
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06/17/2006 05:45:43 AM
Challenge: SHADOWS III
Description: Creatively capture a shadow

Advanced Edit
Double Helix
Fit: Epitomises the idea behind the challenge 2
Very very clever
Aesthetics: Well composed, aesthetically pleasing 2
I am torn between whether or not the birds and the lampost add or detraqct from the image
Technical: Technically well executed 2

Wow: Real impact 2

Total Score = 8
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06/17/2006 02:26:21 AM
I've seen this somewhere before... Would of looked better without the birds nd the light post but still a great capture of shadows...8
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06/16/2006 01:36:07 PM
exceptional capture
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06/16/2006 09:50:08 AM
Would have been tempted to clone out the left lower pole and gull and the upper right gull. But then again, I like the gulls too. The image is very crisp and clean.
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06/16/2006 12:56:09 AM
Right place at the right time! nice image hope it does well for you.
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06/15/2006 11:59:00 PM
This is one of the best shadows in this challenge! I hope this does well for you!
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06/15/2006 09:18:20 PM
Nice work in capturing this. Nice that you kept the gull in the top right. Perhaps a bit more blue for him to fly into before darting out of the picture? (IOW: Make the pic a tad wider?)
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06/15/2006 08:40:12 PM
nice!
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06/15/2006 07:20:02 PM
Love it.
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06/15/2006 07:04:50 PM
good idea
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06/15/2006 05:01:13 PM
great shot. bummer the light to the left is there, great shot though :) 7
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06/15/2006 04:41:39 PM
Excellent shot! Perfect for this challenge -- I love it!
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06/15/2006 03:38:24 PM
a great shot
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06/15/2006 09:32:06 AM
Just a gorgeious illusionary capture. This is the embodiment of what the challenge was looking for. Great job.
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06/15/2006 07:24:36 AM
Clever. It's perhaps the most witty use of a shadow in this challenge. Genetic pedants might say it's not really a double helix (more of a twin helix) but even they would have to admire the steps treads so convincingly representing the base molecular bonds. Plus a bonus point for including the pair of birds. 8.
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06/15/2006 07:23:39 AM
Excellent capture of the double stair well.
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06/14/2006 07:40:18 PM
Simply great. Good colors, clarity, nice to have the birds there... overall a very nice picture :o) -9
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06/14/2006 05:20:07 PM
8!
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06/14/2006 01:31:09 PM
very nice!!
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06/14/2006 11:09:32 AM
One of my favs - and you've got 2 birds in it - wonder if you waited for them?
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06/14/2006 10:48:27 AM
That is some great shadow. I'm unconvinced about the lamp post though.. I'm guessing you left it in because of the feature seagull on the top, but I think maybe that is just distracting from the shadow as the main subject of your image.
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06/13/2006 11:52:52 PM
Great image and the birds really add to it. 8
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06/13/2006 08:20:32 PM
Terrific pattern. I think you could have made even more impact with it if you'd cropped tighter, getting rid of the distracting elements (lamposts and birds).
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06/13/2006 10:49:52 AM
Good eye.
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06/13/2006 09:52:01 AM
great to spot this, well done
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06/13/2006 06:59:04 AM
cool shadows, and birds. might be an optical illusion but none of the vertical lines seem to be straight
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06/13/2006 03:37:14 AM
Nice
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06/12/2006 11:45:52 PM
For me, this was the best shadow image in the challenge. Very nicely done and a perfect 10 for me.
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06/12/2006 11:33:45 PM
Good find, and taken at the right time, of course!
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06/12/2006 10:07:03 PM
Now that is a cool shot that stands out! You get my 10!
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06/12/2006 08:23:39 PM
WOW! Is this naturaly happening or is it Photoshop? Either way great image. Bird details add a nice touch.
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06/12/2006 07:33:11 PM
Makes you wonder if it was designed to look this way.
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06/12/2006 07:19:32 PM
Neat shadows, well spotted. I can't quite make up my mind about the left hand light post. In one way it bugs me, yet somehow it balance the one on top. 8
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06/12/2006 05:44:54 PM
Great find and very well taken.
Title is spot on.
Not convinced about the bird top right.
Still a 9 from me
Good luck

Kev
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06/12/2006 04:15:39 PM
Very nice. I would have cropped or cloned out the lamp and the gulls though. They really detract.
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06/12/2006 02:10:36 PM
I like this..maybe the only thing, )and I am sure you have heard this) maybe the light pole with the bird Should be cropped out great pic otherwise
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06/12/2006 02:00:31 PM
Excellent Find!!
Very much looks like DNA strand.
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06/12/2006 01:52:44 PM
i would have cropped the light post out but its a great shot never the less.
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06/12/2006 11:16:31 AM
Oh now that's cool! One of my favourites.
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06/12/2006 09:11:55 AM
One of the winners. I don't know if it would be 1st or second, but I don't think it would be 3rd... Excellent catch, very nice photo :)
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06/12/2006 07:22:52 AM
Very nice effect ! It's a nice composition with the contrast between a great blue sky and the concrete of the building.
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06/12/2006 07:11:59 AM
wonderfull, wish I could vote, you'd get an 8
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06/12/2006 06:47:29 AM
Super, love everything about it.
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06/12/2006 04:24:45 AM
Excellant find & great perspective.
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06/12/2006 03:56:21 AM
Nice shadow and object near-symmetry. Good catch of two birds as well
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06/12/2006 03:21:02 AM
Really cool illusion.
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06/12/2006 01:26:34 AM
You have real vision to pick that out. It is a great shot.
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06/12/2006 12:15:18 AM
Cool geometry. The bird in the upper right makes the shot!
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