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Hyde Street Cable Car
3rd PlaceHyde Street Cable Car

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Vehicles II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Pentax K-30
Lens: Pentax SMC- DA * 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM
Location: San Francisco
Date: Mar 1, 2014
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Travel, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Mar 1, 2014

Post-challenge: Thanks everyone for the votes and nice comments. Had this idea as soon as the challenge was announced and figured I could get the kind of DPC-friendly shot that had a chance to do well. Wanted to shoot long to compress the car and Alcatraz. Yo Spiff is right about the tight frame but there were a lot of tourists and cars about so had to shoot pretty tight. Picked this frame mostly for the conductor in the back; they turn that crank furiously to help control the rear brakes as the car heads down the hill. And yep, those tourists hang on to the outside all the way down -- a great spot if you can get it!

Took a drive down to SF Saturday to shoot the cable cars. This shot was take on the Hyde Street hill at Lombard Street, where the car heads down the steep hill for the ride down to Fisherman's Wharf with Alcatraz off in the distance. Went with a thicker white border for this to evoke the postcard feel of this image.

LR edit + Topaz-Detail and DeNoise. IMGP-5560

Place: 3 out of 58
Avg (all users): 6.5543
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.2051
Avg (non-participants): 6.8113
Views since voting: 1869
Views during voting: 180
Votes: 92
Comments: 9
Favorites: 3 (view)

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03/11/2014 07:38:22 AM
Congrats on the Yellow, well deserved!
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03/10/2014 12:28:07 PM
Really love the detail of the woman shooting a picture on her phone. Well done, and congrats on the yellow!
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03/10/2014 10:27:20 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!
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03/10/2014 12:46:45 AM
Great dof! Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/10/2014 12:39:11 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. This was one of my three top picks and it was THE one that stayed in my mind later on. That looks like it would be a real roller coaster of a ride. Do those people travel hanging on or were they just boarding?
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03/10/2014 12:08:54 AM
I just LOVE this, the perspective of it is so sweet :-) Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2014 09:38:47 PM
The framing seems a touch cramped to me, but otherwise, I really like this.
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03/05/2014 07:35:41 AM
Nice take on the challenge. Nice processing as well!
That island in the background, I assume that's Alcatraz?
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03/03/2014 12:31:16 PM
Nice crisp shot, well done.
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