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Challenge: Shadows V (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Date: Dec 23, 2008
Date Uploaded: Dec 23, 2008

This photo is all about life--apparently these pigeons have already attained the heights of the tower and no longer need the stairs. Or perhaps they have scaled the wrong tower... Anyway, if you want to get somewhere, start walking.
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Thanks so much for the votes and comments. I'm relieved that 21_F.gif Melethia (Deb) liked it. I thought she might! ;)
I've shot this tank once before and always liked the shadows formed by the stairs.
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Seemed perfect for the challenge and I happened to be nearby at the right time to shoot and submit. Thanks again. I think this almost qualifies as meeting my goal to "ribbon with a BW photo".

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 124
Avg (all users): 7.1667
Avg (commenters): 8.3750
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.3137
Views since voting: 5748
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 198
Comments: 56
Favorites: 15 (view)


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01/05/2009 06:44:52 PM
Fabulous, the tones here make it pop, great use of shadows, very well done.
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01/05/2009 03:15:43 AM
wonderful shot, Mark! Congratulations, and Happy New Year!
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01/04/2009 11:24:10 PM
The composition in this shot is so pleasing!
I like the entry that you put in 2-3rds very much!
Many congrats on the First Place; this is the kind of composition you cherish -simple, and elegant.

-vikram

p.s. And ya, the two birds on the wall add something wonderful special to it. :-).

Message edited by author 2009-01-04 23:25:25.
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01/03/2009 03:57:59 AM
Congrats on this terrific win. A great image!!!!
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01/03/2009 12:37:09 AM
A very unique shadow effect and a well deserved first place win!
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01/01/2009 10:45:52 AM
Who wouldn't like this! This is awesome, and what a great tribute to Deb. To me it looks like it could be hers :) Congratulations! I love this one for first place!

What a great way to start your new year.
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12/31/2008 04:10:18 PM
Congratulations - you did a great job with the delicate shadows - much deserving of a win
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12/31/2008 03:36:12 PM
Awesome shadows and congrats on BLUE!!

I think this really would classify for a B&W too.

BB
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12/31/2008 03:12:27 PM
Sweet!
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12/31/2008 02:35:28 PM
WTG Mark! I gotta love this one for perfectly personal reasons: back in the day, one of my best-selling images was a shot of the Chevron Tank Farms that was very similar to this. Unfortunately, I have no copies to scan as everything was lost in the basement flood.
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12/31/2008 02:15:39 PM
Congrats Mark!!! Very well done and best wishes to you and your family for the New Year!!!
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12/31/2008 01:26:43 PM
VERY nice find and well interpreted for sure.

Congratulations!
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12/31/2008 01:10:25 PM
Congrats on your BLUE!! I didn't vote this challenge, but I'm sure I would have given this one a 10 (even though it contains no purple...;-P). I'm thrilled for you, Mark! Well done!
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12/31/2008 12:12:08 PM
Outstanding image! Love the shadows...and congrats on the blue. Well deserved!
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12/31/2008 10:28:41 AM
Mark, congrats on a fantastic shot and blue ribbon! I've always liked these shots! And the pigeons are the icing on the cake!
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12/31/2008 09:39:02 AM
Beautifully done. Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/31/2008 09:32:24 AM
great job mark ... as usual
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12/31/2008 07:01:19 AM
Congratulations on the blue! Well deserved!
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12/31/2008 06:25:43 AM
Congrats mark...a good way to finish 2008!
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12/31/2008 04:33:39 AM
A worthy winner - congratulations on the Blue.
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12/31/2008 03:38:14 AM
Excellent shadows and depth you have, a rare photo of something "ugly" coming from you! congrats on another ribbon, very nice capture of light.
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12/31/2008 03:29:15 AM
A great and worthy tribute! Congratulations!
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12/31/2008 02:32:45 AM
YES!!!!! Congrats. This is such a worthy shot.
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12/31/2008 02:24:14 AM
Lovely in it's simplicity and definately Melethial in feel . . congrats on your blue.
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12/31/2008 01:31:33 AM
This is wonderful, so delicate looking. Congrats on your well deserved win, Mark!
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12/31/2008 12:35:51 AM
A wonderful image Mark! Congratulations!
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12/31/2008 12:16:19 AM
Great tribute! Congrats.
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12/31/2008 12:15:08 AM
Yay!! Congrats, Mark! And thank you ever so much for the tribute - really made my week.
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12/31/2008 12:14:46 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved win. This entry is just beautiful.
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12/31/2008 12:03:27 AM
Great shot, Mark! Love the composition and textures. Big congrats on your blue and I am so jazzed to share the front page with you! Hurray!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/30/2008 09:29:37 PM
this is beautiful.
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12/30/2008 05:49:00 PM
I think I would've tried framing this one a bit differently. Maybe a portrait crop with the bottom of the handrail in the corner of the shot. Great idea, There is a ton of potential with this subject. 7
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12/30/2008 02:14:18 PM
Gorgeous. A fitting tribute.
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12/30/2008 12:40:01 PM
This is fabulous, I love it. The shapes of the walls, that wonderful curving staircase and it's shadows are great. So too are the textures and details of the dirty wals and the birds. It's all good.
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12/30/2008 12:49:49 AM
love it! congratulations
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12/28/2008 02:16:47 PM
I really like the composition!
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12/28/2008 10:16:59 AM
Would prefer it without the pigeons, they keep drawing my attention.
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12/28/2008 01:49:06 AM
Very interesting pic
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12/27/2008 10:29:27 PM
great geometry, an unusual composition that work. very good tone.
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12/27/2008 08:26:58 PM
beautiful! great chose of hue and tones are great too
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12/27/2008 05:23:56 PM
This is the best one I've seen yet (still voting), but it gets a 10 for the way the shadows add to the composition
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12/26/2008 11:42:07 PM
very nice...10
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12/26/2008 07:00:06 PM
Love the shadows here, looks like you got perfect timing with the light.
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12/26/2008 03:53:29 PM
Heck, I don't know if I'm the Deb this is ode'd to, but damn it's sweet! I LOVE that the shadows are so light and delicate, then fade into gray on the curve. And birds! There are birds! And it's monochromatic. Perfect. Now I'm probably going to have to vote this challenge.
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12/26/2008 09:35:32 AM
Nice use of shadows
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12/26/2008 02:43:25 AM
I like the abstract feeling of this and how you processed it. One of my favorites!
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12/25/2008 07:56:40 PM
That shadow is a real beauty! I love the whole image.
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12/25/2008 02:08:00 PM
top 3
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12/25/2008 09:40:11 AM
classic 10
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12/25/2008 12:08:48 AM
Would have been a winner if it was cropped tighter (keep upper right)
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12/24/2008 05:41:37 PM
Awesome!
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12/24/2008 01:48:36 PM
A spectacular execution of a favorite subject. This is front page material. Wouldn't be surprised if it medalled. The balance, the tone, the geometry, the delicacy of the steps and shadows, the solidity of the massive tank and all. The delicate touch of the two pigeons. Perfect. The sepia is the perfect final touch.
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12/24/2008 01:32:54 PM
You really made an interesting photo out of a common tank. The shadow makes the shot
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12/24/2008 12:16:56 PM
Okay this photo is awesome. You can't tell which way the steps actually winding if you start looking from the bottom of the picture, great eye and great capture.. 8
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12/24/2008 09:22:08 AM
excellent! toning works well. love the pigeons
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12/24/2008 04:29:28 AM
I like this shot, works very well
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