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Challenge: Metal (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix A340 Zoom
Location: scrap metal recycle yard
Date: Jun 17, 2005
Aperture: f4.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200sec
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2005

Taken in a scrap metal recycling yard..originally I wanted to take a picture of the car crusher. However, after viewing those shots, it was just too darn big and uninteresting...these two guys were unloading a truck near a mountain of scrap metal, they caught my attention and I photographed them. Of all the shots I took there, this was my favorite...cropped it, converted to grayscale, adjusted saturation, unsharp mask used and contrast increased.

Place: 232 out of 508
Avg (all users): 5.1667
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 5.0875
Avg (non-participants): 5.2759
Views since voting: 641
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 276
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2005 03:06:07 PM
The two guys working made this very special...
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06/24/2005 11:03:23 AM
this is great. the man is a great way to bring the size into perspective. He's not your model which makes it natural. nice work. 8
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06/23/2005 09:24:14 PM
I love the people thrown in for scale....it makes this photo complete. the bin in the lower left is a little distracting to me just because of the amount of space it takes up
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06/23/2005 03:48:11 PM
Great photograph. Like the worker included in the composition to give me perspective on how large this pile of scrap metal really is. Really works in b&w. Nice focus. Very well done!
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06/23/2005 09:12:26 AM
so that's where all the metal goes nice shot
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06/23/2005 02:17:15 AM
This could just be "another pile of metal" (theres 500 pics - i bet you know how i feel!) then you see notice the little old fella in the suspenders and the image goes *pop*It is so endearing. I do wish there was more clutter instead of great empty dumspter (or whatever that is in left forground) but still emotive metal - i love it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/22/2005 08:11:57 PM
The couple of people really add a sense of scale to the image and provide a nice little focus point.
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06/22/2005 02:08:04 PM
Very nice.
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06/22/2005 08:14:27 AM
woooooooooow one of the best
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