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Communique
Communique
HarveyG


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Challenge: Free Study 2013-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG for Nikon
Location: Midrand, Johannesburg, RSA
Date: Aug 10, 2013
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Photojournalism, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Aug 12, 2013

The image and title Communiqué are a tribute to one of my all time favourite songs and albums (Communiqué by Dire Straits)

I bought a tape version of the album the moment it hit the shelves and have been enjoying it for the past 30 years (replaced eventually by CD). It is a pity that I never got a chance to see them play live.

I have been eyeing this dish farm for a few years. I happened to be driving home on the highway at just the right time (dusk with Waxing Moon and Evening Star) after a photo shoot and pulled up on the shoulder with cars tearing past me at 140 km/h. I shot off a few images trying to get a gap in the traffic, hand held with the the motor running before my nerve ran out or the cops fined me :) PP was a small crop and contrast, brightness, TopazLabs DeNoise5, white balance adjustments to emphasise the blue already there.

Post Rollover: Pretty happy with this finish (at one stage it was at 7.1) Thank you for the votes but more importantly for the wonderful comments.
It also achieved the highest commenter votes of all entries in the challenge:
Average Vote (Commenters): 9.1429
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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 168
Avg (all users): 6.7011
Avg (commenters): 9.1429
Avg (participants): 6.7288
Avg (non-participants): 6.6429
Views since voting: 1771
Views during voting: 167
Votes: 87
Comments: 17
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/09/2013 10:01:45 PM
Beautiful image Harvey! Figured this for a ribbon.
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09/09/2013 10:01:41 PM
Beautiful image Harvey! Figured this for a ribbon.
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09/09/2013 03:08:44 AM
Congrats Harvey!!. Very happy for you and this shot well executed. Im disappointed that there are no birds in this? ;)
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09/08/2013 06:28:11 PM
Grats on the TT. lovely colour and great taste in music =¬)
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09/08/2013 06:22:02 AM
Yes Harvey, lovely shot.
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09/08/2013 03:24:38 AM
Lovely shot rewarded with a great finish. Congrats Harvey!
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09/08/2013 12:13:14 AM
Congrats ...out of this world
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09/08/2013 12:11:55 AM
Beautiful image, great finish, Harvey!
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09/08/2013 12:10:47 AM
Woo!
Great finish Harvey!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2013 10:48:52 PM
provocative
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09/07/2013 09:02:28 PM
Gorgeous!
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09/05/2013 09:18:22 PM
Incredibly blue, I like it!~
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09/03/2013 06:13:49 PM
daring in composition - doubt the studio guys will approve. 9. gl.
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09/03/2013 04:56:35 PM
Beautiful shot, made more beautiful by the Dire Straits reference (hopefully it was intentional). They had an album and song called Communiqué, but this shot is a dead ringer for the cover of their live album On The Night which ironically doesn't feature the song Communiqué.
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09/01/2013 11:37:02 AM
love it, the moon add so much
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09/01/2013 09:43:37 AM
Is anybody out there ?

10!
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09/01/2013 06:05:22 AM
WOW!!!! 10++
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