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Holding Up The Sky
Holding Up The Sky
brownsm


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Leading Lines IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Groton, CT
Date: Feb 19, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.2 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2008

used a 10-stop ND filter and shot just after noon. (of course, right into the sun). I really like the effect that this filter gives. works best when it's overcast, or just before sunset.

PP - opened RAW in CS3. rotate to level and crop to more closely center the pier. layers for channel mixer, levels, selective color. flatten. resize, USM at small radius. add border. clone out a few dust spots on left side of frame. save for web.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 262
Avg (all users): 6.8727
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.8000
Avg (non-participants): 6.9143
Views since voting: 2597
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 220
Comments: 31
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/27/2008 07:18:25 PM
3 in a row! Nice job.
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02/27/2008 09:00:19 AM
Steve, huge congratulations on another HM! I'm so glad you went with the color version. This really is beautiful.
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02/27/2008 04:23:51 AM
beautiful,well done
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02/27/2008 04:20:20 AM
This is beautiful...well done on the HM
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02/27/2008 02:58:54 AM
Congrats on your HM, brilliant idea and execution
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02/27/2008 02:33:10 AM
Congrats!
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02/27/2008 12:33:32 AM
Hey, hey, heyyyyy! I guess the color one worked out "ok," eh? :) Congrats on 5th place! Just love the title.
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02/27/2008 12:33:04 AM
wow I like the effect too. but man I didn't even know they mkae a ten stop ND filter o.O
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02/27/2008 12:19:07 AM
Very nice finish, Steve!! I guess color was the way to go (though I do like the &W, too). Congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2008 10:02:39 PM
Excellent detail and color.
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02/25/2008 07:13:22 PM
ooo, very nice texture.
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02/25/2008 11:52:38 AM
This is excellent. Clean, sharp and perfect colours. 10
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02/25/2008 12:55:37 AM
a winner! this is just fantastic.
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02/24/2008 05:05:45 PM
Very bold colors and comp. The bent piece on the right keeps it from being too symmetrical.
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02/24/2008 04:05:44 PM
nice shot, great leveling
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02/23/2008 10:26:11 PM
Nice composition and overall a very nice photograph!!!!
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02/23/2008 08:04:14 PM
A strong image. It is strange the way you have positioned the tops of the posts to match the horizon. But I think it adds to the interest of the shot.
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02/22/2008 09:15:25 PM
I love the colors in this image. I find the piers ending right at the horizon distracting. I went back and forth in my thinking and decided that it doesn't work for me. I think I would like it better if they were slightly below the horizon
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02/22/2008 01:10:01 PM
Wery Nice Photo, the title really helps...
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02/22/2008 09:49:36 AM
beautiful shot! The colors are wonderful. And yes, this old bridge (?) is holding up the sky! Very well done
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02/21/2008 07:41:52 PM
perfect perspective.
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02/21/2008 02:42:14 PM
great colors
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02/21/2008 01:05:43 PM
very good POV, good colors
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02/21/2008 12:28:23 PM
Very good thinking and execution. You realy fooled me there. POV works out fine. I do however have a problem with your picture, as pointed out below.

I am not sure whether there is an unambigious definition of leading lines, but in my book, they should be a line or several lines that lead the viewer's eye towards the main subject of the picture. I think that's not the case in this picture. Your pic uses a vanishing point rather than leading lines.
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02/20/2008 09:23:39 PM
the title is very true at this angle!! ;-)
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02/20/2008 03:12:02 PM
Very cool composition. Nice colors and use of lines. I wonder what the photo would look like if the pylons extended a bit beyond the horizon. I mention this because while the photo is so well balanced, the left wooden stringer breaks the symmetry with an off angle, so I curious if extending the pylons to break the horizon symmetry might restore balance. Not sure. Regardless, great job.
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02/20/2008 02:23:26 PM
woah. 10! Ribbon winner in my opinion. wow. everything lines up perfectly with the horizon! great shot!
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02/20/2008 12:58:32 PM
Good perspective, I like the foreground detail in the rocks, and the nice color in the sky. I think a graduated ND may have helped retain some of the color in the sky better as you had a longer exposure.
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02/20/2008 12:53:23 PM
the color use is great
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02/20/2008 10:44:59 AM
I know the title fits the composition, but I wish there was some separation between the posts and the sky.
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02/20/2008 01:33:53 AM
Wow, nice colors in the sky. I also like how the top of the posts line up with the horizon.
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