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Challenge: Bridges (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
Location: New River Gorge Bridge
Date: Mar 7, 2003
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2003

On my way back from visiting some relatives in New Orleans for spring break, we stopped off at this bridge overlook in West Virginia that's supposed to be a tourist attraction. It was an impressive view and I think it makes a good photo for this challenge.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 229
Avg (all users): 6.6761
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
Avg (participants): 6.5149
Avg (non-participants): 6.9494
Views since voting: 1543
Votes: 213
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/21/2003 11:45:40 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club };-)

Initial thoughts
Great bridge, meets the challenge, may be a bit dark.

Composition/ Content
The composition is wonderful. It makes me want to follow the bridge to see what is over that hill. The light bouncing off of the right of the bridge is excellent as well.

Technical
Focus seems good and contrast is excellent for the difference in light and shadow you have here. The only thing I would like to see is a little more light. I think that would have brightened up the bridge and made the morning light even more of a focal point. It may have really made a killer shot.

My Opinion On The Photo
I originally scored this shot a six. I think that it meets the challenge well but could have been improved a little to finish even higher than it did. Good job, and keep up the good work.


I would be happy to talk further about this shot if you would like to contact me.
DougPaz



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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2003 06:44:41 PM
Nicely done, a little bright on top, a little dark on the bottom but there is nothing you could have done. My congrats.
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03/13/2003 03:38:23 PM
Perfect lighting...really love it well done 9
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03/13/2003 11:33:07 AM
The bridge seems a bit to dark to me, and the sunlight washes out the back of the photo. I understand taking a shot into the light, but in this case it doesn't look right to me.
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03/11/2003 11:59:45 PM
Great shot. I especially enjoy the mist, or haze of the morning sun.
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03/11/2003 07:28:03 PM
beauty!
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03/11/2003 04:53:09 PM
Good work - such as interesting time to take this shot. It's very dark and moody, but that works kind of well.
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03/11/2003 02:03:42 PM
Nice idea, but this image is too dark. Maybe taken from another angle or another time of day would have made the picture easier to see.
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03/11/2003 11:55:37 AM
beautiful whot... the lighting is phenomenal... great work :) - setzler
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03/11/2003 08:29:40 AM
It's a great idea and the bridge itself is lovely to look at, but I think everything is too dark in the foreground.
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03/11/2003 03:00:31 AM
Breathtaking shot! Love the way the arches disappear in the dark, and the distant shadows. 9
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03/10/2003 09:43:40 PM
Cool bridge. A bit more light needed perhaps.
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03/10/2003 05:54:14 PM
This photo has so much potential after you do some post-editigng. Right now, it looks kind of washed to me, but it's still a great shot.
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03/10/2003 05:49:44 PM
I love the highlights on the substructure of the bridge, but the darkness of the bottom of the frame overwhelms the shot. Perhaps it would benefit from a slight increase in gamma?
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03/10/2003 01:23:46 PM
Very nice aerial perspective and I love the way the bridge disappears into the background. I do wish however that the shadow area of the mountain contained a little bit more detail and also wish the sky wasn't blown out. Possibly the use of a polarizing lens filter and a little bit more exposure would have soloved these problems.
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03/10/2003 01:08:05 PM
Nice shadow effects on the early moring mist. Like it how the bridge leads the eye across the frame. Shame about the sky, must have been difficult, if not impossible, to get the right exposure. 8
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03/10/2003 01:04:36 PM
this is a good image, i like how you used the sunlight to achieve the shadowing effect
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03/10/2003 12:26:14 PM
Is that in West Virginia, by chance? Looks like the "New River Gorge" bridge, which was designed in my neck of the woods.
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03/10/2003 11:52:30 AM
The sky is a bit too overexposed, but the composition and the atmosphere are just great. Congrats
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03/10/2003 04:49:40 AM
Very good picture excellent lighting IMHO I would have cropped the left and right sides and shown more of the bridge detail still a 9 though
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03/10/2003 01:56:58 AM
great shot 8 billy
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03/10/2003 01:26:56 AM
This is a WONDERFUL photo and so very well done ! It has everything it takes to make a photo great !
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