DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Dream Works
3rd PlaceDream Works
Falc


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Night Shot II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Hope Valley Cement Works, Derbyshire, UK
Date: Oct 14, 2004
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 12, 2004

Pre-dawn photograph of the Cement Works in the Hope Valley, Peak District National Park. The valley is notorious for having early morning fog and the cement works sometimes manages to puncture the temperature inversion layer. Taken from the slopes of Mam Tor.

PS work:

Dodge and burn to highlight the fog, lower the tone of the sky and really bring out the lights of the factory. Also darken the hillsides a little.
Levels to take the whole level down to more closely feel like night (though the photo was taken pre-dawn).

USM to sharpen up the tree and factory edges

Channel mixer (monotone), greyscale, then duotone with black and blue to enhance the 'moonlight' effect.

File Name
CRW_9002.CRW
Camera Model Name
Canon EOS 10D
Shooting Date/Time
14/10/2004 7:16:06
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/10
Av( Aperture Value )
4.0
Metering Mode
Evaluative
Exposure Compensation
-1/2
ISO Speed
100
Lens
75.0 - 300.0mm
Focal Length
75.0mm
Image Size
3072x2048
Image Quality
RAW
Flash
Off
White Balance
Auto
AF Mode
AI Focus AF
Parameters
Contrast Normal
Sharpness Normal
Color saturation Normal
Color tone Normal
Color Space
Adobe RGB
File Size
4993KB

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 182
Avg (all users): 7.3664
Avg (commenters): 8.9643
Avg (participants): 7.0696
Avg (non-participants): 7.6581
Views since voting: 10956
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 232
Comments: 49
Favorites: 28 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
07/22/2006 05:28:39 PM
This is soooo lovely! Could have been the factory in Charlie and the chocolate factory!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/22/2004 03:25:42 AM
it's really a CITY OF CLOUDS.
great shot, congratulation.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/27/2004 03:32:43 PM
I can't believe this was taken so near me! Absolutely amazing shot, wonderful photography.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2004 06:18:51 PM
Just Beautiful! Congratulations on your first ribbon, well deserved!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2004 09:56:32 AM
I missed this one in voting somehow? What a beautiful photo. The colors work great for it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2004 09:30:45 AM
wonderful image
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2004 08:20:46 AM
congratulations on a well deserved ribbon! One of my favourites in the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2004 06:46:59 AM
Congratulations on your well-deserved ribbon! :o)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2004 04:32:45 AM
i have absolutely nothing to add to my previous comment, only to say that bloody well done on a totally completely deserved ribbon. this is completely gorgeous and beautiful and totally inspired.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2004 03:31:04 AM
Congratulations... well done... but bit unexpected.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2004 02:12:02 AM
wow congrats on the ribbon, well deserved
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2004 12:42:09 AM
Hey Keith! Congrats on your first ribbon!
Amazing scene! Really well done...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2004 12:34:32 AM
Congatulations!
Capturing a shot like this and making it work in B&W is not easy.
Very well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2004 12:16:04 AM
Lovely valley fog shot, I like the blue tones. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2004 12:08:00 AM
Congratulations on your yellow. A unique image whose subject appears to float on clouds. Wow!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2004 08:27:38 PM
Wow, thats almost surreal. Fantastic photo. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/24/2004 07:03:21 PM
W-O-W......
Im speechless...
10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/24/2004 03:53:21 PM
Amazing, it looks as though a city is rising from the ocean.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/24/2004 03:49:15 PM
Dreamy indeed. Or nightmare?
Great composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/24/2004 01:15:44 PM
Cool! Very eery shot. I like how the hilltops appear as islands in the fog. The factory and smoke stack add an interesting element.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/24/2004 11:44:39 AM
loved the colors. Clean but good composition. 9.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/23/2004 05:01:01 PM
returning for comments
ceratainly a winner image with superior monotone and great feel. Bumping up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/23/2004 01:46:03 AM
Wow, how'd you do it? Moonlight? I really like this one - 9.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/23/2004 01:19:12 AM
This photograph has a great feel to it.. a sombre, yet soothing mood.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/22/2004 07:14:21 PM
very nice photo....I like the low fog and the colors too
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/22/2004 08:15:10 AM
Extremely beautiful 10 for you
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/22/2004 05:03:01 AM
really my cup of tea here, great title as well, 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/21/2004 09:14:35 PM
WOW! Can't wait to see where this was taken. Beautiful!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/21/2004 04:43:13 PM
Simply great. Love the cold blue flowing mood and then suddenly there is this human hard industrial smoking building in it. Great photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/21/2004 05:00:31 AM
Talk about right place at the right time! I love it. Very cold and eerie feel - suits the image down to the ground (10)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/20/2004 07:15:20 PM
A beautiful image, one of the best in this challenge, definately a top 10 image, I would guess a ribbon even.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/20/2004 01:22:23 PM
A very dramatic photo, this should definitely be a top 10 finish! 9.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/20/2004 01:20:27 AM
Fantasy Land... I love it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/19/2004 02:00:23 PM
Love the swirling mist in this one!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/19/2004 01:50:39 PM
My favorite photo this challenge. Great location and great exposure of the fog! 10 from me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/19/2004 01:28:02 PM
Focus is sharp, yet the feel is smooth, soft, and dreamy. (Which is why the title fits very well)

I love the effect. This is one of only 3 photographs I gave a 10 for this challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/19/2004 10:58:59 AM
awesome shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/19/2004 08:23:21 AM
Nice job! the ethereal feeling is aided by good composition
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 11:11:29 PM
Beautiful scene you've captured here! (10)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 10:26:32 PM
oohhh ahhhh, nice and flowy, what is it?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 05:26:24 PM
This...is...so...rad! I love it! Great shot, great title, excellent mood. 10 all the way.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 05:02:39 PM
Sigh... treasurous to capture such moments...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 03:48:46 PM
This is a truly atmospheric photo. Can't find anything you need to change. Given it a 10...though 11 would be better. Well Done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 02:03:28 PM
Nice shot
10
Love it, just makes you want to look at it closer and closer
good luck
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 09:32:38 AM
The hill at the bottom is a bit destracting, I wold try to clone it out or crop it away.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 09:17:40 AM
fantastic. 10. totally beautiful and i am left utterly speechless. very very very excellent
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 05:55:33 AM
is that real cloud cover everywhere? it is really a spectacular photograph I love it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 01:27:24 AM
mooi, title suits
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2004 12:56:47 AM
definitely one of my faves of the challenge...a lovely haunting ethereal quality you've captured....great work!
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2018 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 12/16/2018 06:56:27 PM EST.