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Nature vs Machine
Nature vs Machine

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Challenge: Stock Photography II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Date: Mar 18, 2005
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 17, 2005

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Sharpened, local contrast (USM)
Added border
Reduced and sharpened again

Place: 36 out of 258
Avg (all users): 6.2679
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9037
Avg (non-participants): 6.8202
Views since voting: 1330
Views during voting: 326
Votes: 224
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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05/31/2006 01:16:29 AM
I really feel in love with this when I saw it in your portfolio.....
I love the contrast of the cold foggy mountains, against the old machine in the forground.....
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07/01/2005 07:08:09 AM
a little oversharpened, other than that a good pic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2005 03:03:01 PM
Nice idea and execution. Perfect juxtaposition of the machine and bare foreground against the pristine background. Speaks volumes. It does seem a little oversharpened, there are halos visible. That's a minor nit. Also a bit of red cast genreally.
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03/27/2005 02:44:50 PM
Seems a little oversharp.
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03/27/2005 07:54:48 AM
It's a nice subject, I have to agree with that.
However, the picture is oversharpened to the point that it is quite distracting.
In addition I think this picture would have been improved a lot if it were in B&W instead of color. As a black and white picture I would probably also say that the contrast should be increased a bit, the dark area below the clouds should especially be made darker, I think and also the blue sky to increase the contrast between the sky and the clouds.
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03/27/2005 02:34:42 AM
Great shot
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03/26/2005 12:01:44 PM
Beautiful and tragic at the same time, laws of men! Anyways, it is simple breath taking this photo!
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03/25/2005 03:12:29 PM
looks oversharpened to me, but nice colors and I like the idea
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03/24/2005 10:32:50 PM
Beautiful photo, border works well with this one too. good luck.
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03/24/2005 12:51:41 PM
I could have sworn I already commented on this. Just in case. Spectacular contrast of ideas. something very sought after in stock photography. One of my only 10s so far. Great job.
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03/22/2005 05:28:26 PM
I think you'll get hit by the quality police for this one - sharpening artefacts, and blocky sense of compression. It's a strong image though, which might allow some poorness of quality. I think you could successfully have allowed a bit more space around the main subjects however - never forget how easily the eye is lead out of your frame ...
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03/22/2005 02:14:59 PM
I think that a border is perhaps not the most appropriate thing for a stock photo.
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03/21/2005 11:38:44 PM
returning for comments:
Very impressive and certain to move in a stock image album.
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03/21/2005 10:23:11 PM
Nice shot. 9
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03/21/2005 12:58:52 PM
I love the composition of this image, but the quality seems to suffer, perhaps from noise in the original. 6
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