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Challenge: Pollution (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Canon
Location: wollongong south of sydney
Date: Mar 8, 2008
Aperture: f10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8 seconds
Galleries: Sky, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2008

this photograph was taken just before the sun rose ..
adjusted colours in my raw program .. not a lot .. it wasnt too different in real life ..
did a bit of smoothing and adjustment layers in brightness & contrast, levels and selective colour ..

these were other photographs i considered for this challenge which were all taken on the same morning because i couldnt sleep .. i drove 45 minutes to wollongong so i could get something for this challenge .. its the local pollutionfest in my area .. !! .. lots of factories ..

even tho the colour in the sky was a result of pollution i didnt think it would be obvious enough for the challenge ..
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& even tho its obvious there are pollutants entering the atmosphere i didnt think this one screamed pollution either ..
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boring in comparison to the one i put in the challenge & too grainy .. this was taken a few minutes after the challenge entry and the light had totally changed ..
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Statistics
Place: 5 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.8490
Avg (commenters): 7.1111
Avg (participants): 6.4792
Avg (non-participants): 6.9391
Views since voting: 3368
Views during voting: 454
Votes: 245
Comments: 31
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/29/2008 06:25:05 PM
hey Roz
Sorry I havent commented earlier.. well done on a awesome photo and fantastic placing :)
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03/20/2008 08:36:06 PM
What is it with you and the ability to take great photos of pollutants and ugly things maybe not quite up to 592990.jpg but still stunning

Great effect from the 8 second exposure and I love the way the orange smoke almost bleeds into the dark blue sky (complimentary colours at their strangest but best)

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03/19/2008 01:22:44 PM
Roz - I've looked everywhere, but I just can't see the Dragonfly . . is this like a where's Waldo contest ? :- P

Love the colours and congrats on your HM.
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03/19/2008 11:32:43 AM
Roz - somehow you managed to make pollution look beautiful lol. I love how the streaming orange blends into the blue sky. It almost makes you feel bad for saying pollution is so pretty. Great job and congrats on 5th place!
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03/19/2008 10:38:45 AM
Oh Roz!!! THIS is BEAUTIFUL! You did SO GOOD! Your photography is nothing short of AMAZING! And getting more so with every challenge. CONGRATULATIONS on an honorable mention! What a perfect photo to have such respectable honors on your profile page from now on :)

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03/19/2008 08:45:27 AM
Congratulations Roz for hitting the top 5 this is a wonderful shot and you did a fantastic job in PP.

Well done, well done indeed.

YOU ROCK.

MAX!
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03/19/2008 01:09:26 AM
Hey Rozzy, great work mate congratulations.
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03/19/2008 01:01:37 AM
Awesome result for a great image.....
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03/19/2008 12:32:38 AM
Far out Roz!! New photo on your front page and top five - excellent. Brilliant image - it's so fitting the challenge. I can see your average went up over 5.8 - woohoo!!!
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03/19/2008 12:16:17 AM
top 5! great job roz! big hugs from across the big pond!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/18/2008 06:01:13 PM
In this case the pollution is beautiful.
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03/18/2008 06:03:59 AM
Amazing photograph! Truely stunning
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03/17/2008 06:39:45 AM
Basic editing???
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03/16/2008 10:16:25 PM
Gorgeous. You're gonna give pollution a good name.
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03/16/2008 12:53:04 AM
Very, very cool.
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03/14/2008 10:08:00 PM
too much noise reduction, otherwise a fine shot.
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03/14/2008 04:03:46 PM
what a nice riot of saturated colors! nice choice of exposure to get the beautiful "star" effect on the lights. i like the smoothness of the background too.
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03/14/2008 03:49:35 PM
nice title and great color.
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03/14/2008 01:07:47 AM
Beautiful colours. I love that too-smooth surreal effect.
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03/13/2008 11:02:12 PM
Good long exposure. Didn't like composition that much. Good luck.
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03/13/2008 10:31:30 PM
I find the bright orange in the left sky distracting. Perhaps framing only the right two or only the rightmost cluster would have been more effective. The downward sloping at the bottom left also seems to pull my eye in an odd direction.
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03/13/2008 11:48:35 AM
I like the effect of the longer expsure, although it seems as thouhg it may have been exposed too long. It seems too blurry.
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03/13/2008 10:11:09 AM
Great light/color refracting and reflection upon the smoke of the towers. good use of a night photo and good color.
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03/13/2008 09:55:49 AM
Indeed it doesn't...
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03/12/2008 09:18:58 PM
One of the very good captures of factory pollution in this round. Great colours and balanced exposure. Would like to see a bit more of the subject, maybe there is a better composition there.
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03/12/2008 08:43:11 PM
Nice, the best I've seen so far ( 15 ). Good colors, it tells a story, has impact.
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03/12/2008 10:58:37 AM
Great colours, and the long exposure makes to smoke look really cool.
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03/12/2008 09:34:03 AM
nice colors
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03/12/2008 07:26:50 AM
Nice long exposure but a little bit colorful to really inspire me for pollution challenge.
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03/12/2008 06:47:46 AM
Sweet colors and cool long exposure effect. Works well.
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03/12/2008 01:46:54 AM
nice colors, 7
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