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The Guard
The Guard

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Challenge: Leading Lines VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: N1 Bridge, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Apr 6, 2013
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5 sec
Date Uploaded: Apr 7, 2013

Ok It is not a guard - it is me holding the flash triggered by wireless remote.

Taken on a bridge over the N1 highway in Johannesburg between 14th Ave and Beyers Naude.
It is a pedestrian bridge and it was being used by a lot of pedestrians. Had to be careful not to trip anyone one up on my tripod. Had a few people wanting to pose, look at shots, and also the few that were oblivious to what I was doing and wanted to just stand in the way - almost as if to say this is my bridge so you get off if you want to take pictures...

Anyway - I have discovered this bridge is not EXACTLY symmetrical as can be seen by the slight bow in the concrete floor sloping to camera last, also some of the metal stays / cables are off centre as well.

Edit was open in Camera RAW, boost saturation, add slight vignette, open in PS, boost darks with a luminosity mask, add SEP2 B&W layer set to luminosity and reduced opacity. Resize and sharpen. SFW

Place: 5 out of 129
Avg (all users): 6.6383
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 6.5962
Avg (non-participants): 6.6905
Views since voting: 960
Views during voting: 178
Votes: 94
Comments: 8
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/15/2013 02:12:46 AM
Congrats on top 5. Lovely well planned shot.
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04/15/2013 12:27:20 AM
Congrats with a wonderful shot and HM here Steve. Glad it did well.
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04/15/2013 12:04:51 AM
Congrats on the top five finish.... Another nice little star in the profile for you sir...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2013 03:33:15 PM
Clean and powerful. The brilliant colors work well.
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04/12/2013 02:43:56 PM
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04/09/2013 04:49:05 AM
Absolutely textbook stuff. Even the light throws leading lines. You got stiff opposition but I do think this has a very good chance.
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04/08/2013 03:07:43 AM
Stunning effect. Great lines and sharp clean image. Top 10 for sure
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04/08/2013 02:56:21 AM
love the color, lines and your guard :)
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