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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Green* (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: A Prints Pending
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Rotterdam Junction, NY
Date: Jun 24, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2008

This is the dam at Lock 8 in Rotterdam, NY. These locks are part of the historic Erie Canal.

I had never been to this side of the river/lock, because I usually go by bike, and the bike path is on the other side. So it was my first time "there" and fun to try a new angle. (Though actually, I haven't shot much at this lock anyway, it's much further from my house than Lock 7, and I don't like carrying my SLR on the bike!)

I actually don't know if they do any electrical generation from this dam, but if not, they sure should, because the water movement is raw power.

Thanks everyone for your votes and kind words! I was excited to pick up my second blue ribbon!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 110
Avg (all users): 7.0267
Avg (commenters): 7.3571
Avg (participants): 6.5897
Avg (non-participants): 7.1802
Views since voting: 6713
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 150
Comments: 38
Favorites: 15 (view)


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07/09/2008 08:15:09 AM
congratz. excellent photo. i don't like the "film" framing, especially those white lines and the vignetting is tad too strong. i love everyhing else :-)
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07/08/2008 12:55:20 PM
Neil, this is stunning! Congrats on your blue!!!!
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07/08/2008 06:04:04 AM
this is stunning. love it. congrats
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07/07/2008 05:51:51 PM
Congratulations on the second blue ribbon Neil! This is a very difficult shot done very well.
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07/07/2008 03:25:41 PM
Way to go, Neil! This is an awesome shot!! Congrats!
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07/07/2008 02:15:14 PM
Excellent job - Congrats on the Blue! A dramatic and beautiful photo and well deserving winner
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07/07/2008 02:12:03 PM
How beautiful! And such an awesome way to illustrate the theme! CONGRATULATIONS!

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07/07/2008 11:43:29 AM
Congrats on the ribbon on this great shot. I love the sharpness, colors, clouds and sun behind the bridge. It's unlikely this is a hydro-electric generating dam, since the water is freely flowing over the top rather than being redirected to turbines like Hoover Dam.
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07/07/2008 11:25:32 AM
::gasp::...this one is quite lovely! Many congrats on your BLUE!!
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07/07/2008 10:05:22 AM
Congrats Neil. It's a beautiful shot and a well deserved ribbon!.
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07/07/2008 07:59:07 AM
Beautiful shot! Congrats on your well deserved blue Neil!!
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07/07/2008 07:52:54 AM
congratulations Neil! just think, I was at that same lock just 2 days before this challenge. on the other side of the river, though. Great shot, and congrats again on your second blue!!
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07/07/2008 06:17:45 AM
well done, Neil
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07/07/2008 01:07:16 AM
Love this..was my pick for the blue, for sure!!
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07/07/2008 01:01:34 AM
Really good work, with great depth and meaning.
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07/07/2008 12:37:31 AM
Heh - so you drop in, enter a challenge, and voila! A blue! Wonderful shot with great depth - I love the light it in.
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07/07/2008 12:36:57 AM
This is really stunning and so perfect for the challenge. Great idea and congrats on winning, Neil.
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07/07/2008 12:29:58 AM
Congrats Neil! This is absolutely stunning.
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07/07/2008 12:18:21 AM
PERFECT and so deserves the blue.....
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07/07/2008 12:08:54 AM
Congrats, great picture with a huge amount of dynamics
Ribbon well deserved
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07/07/2008 12:04:55 AM
Well it looks like you did OK on this one, huh? Congrats on the blue!
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07/07/2008 12:04:40 AM
Woo hoo! Congrats big time, Neil! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2008 09:39:19 PM
Ahhh natural energy. Good idea. Pretty photo.
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07/06/2008 04:42:50 PM
Beautiful colors and great title. Good composition also.
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07/06/2008 12:08:32 PM
nice 7
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07/06/2008 12:33:01 AM
Looks all too familiar. 10.
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07/05/2008 12:41:27 PM
Brilliant clarity, very nicely done contre-jour. Saved as a favourite to see the shutter speed and lens choice.
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07/05/2008 10:42:04 AM
Is that hydro power? Not a bad landscape shot.
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07/04/2008 09:59:47 AM
Well done and one of the best of this challenge. - 7
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07/03/2008 05:41:11 PM
I really like what you achieved here with what appears to be a rather usual subject and not so easy lightning conditions. Perfect! Hope picture does very well!
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07/02/2008 08:08:17 PM
beautiful shot, good angle on the dam, use of sunlight and focus
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07/02/2008 07:43:00 PM
Beautiful shot and very original take on the challenge. I love the colors. 7
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07/02/2008 04:05:06 PM
Nice capture. The colors are great but the border (white line) is a bit distracting. Good shot!
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07/02/2008 02:37:48 PM
Pretty picture. Not sure it stands alone without the title, but I'm rather thick! :P
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06/30/2008 09:01:32 PM
I like the image, but it is a little over processed for my tastes.
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06/30/2008 07:37:23 PM
Great lighting! This will do very well.
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06/30/2008 05:40:26 AM
very majestic use of water power - and fantastic image
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06/30/2008 12:48:11 AM
Stunning shot and meets the challenge without the title,9.
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