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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Obsolete (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Kjalarnes, Iceland
Date: Jun 28, 2005
Aperture: f5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Vintage
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2005

Relatively old diesel pump in a dig in Kjalarnes, Iceland. This is my third attempt taking some photos of this lonely pump that nobody uses anymore.

Used my 70-200, flash used from the right far right.

Converted from RAW, exposure up 0,5, incresed contrast and saturation just a bit.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 453
Avg (all users): 6.4437
Avg (commenters): 8.3571
Avg (participants): 6.3419
Avg (non-participants): 6.5659
Views since voting: 1707
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 284
Comments: 39
Favorites: 4 (view)


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07/12/2005 11:02:41 AM
IMO this is the best in the challenge. Excellent comp, feel and light as noted in other comments, but more important is the statement for the challenge. You cropped it perfectly. Here is R2D2 protecting an obsolete federation long after episode 13. This is art, not just technical expertise. I'm new here, sorry I didn't vote.

Message edited by author 2005-07-12 11:06:49.
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07/08/2005 05:39:33 PM
excellent colors, awesome use of the rule of thirds! Great stuff! this should've ribboned blue.
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07/06/2005 05:38:37 PM
Til hamingju með þin besta árangur til þessa. Þetta lofar góðu. Mjög sniðug vinna með flash. Litajafnvagið er mjög fínt og ýtir undir stemminguna.
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07/06/2005 10:08:00 AM
Great wistful photo. Desolate - perfect capture for that feeling.
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07/06/2005 09:23:28 AM
Yes! I'm so glad this placed high!! This was probably my favorite photo out of the whole challenge. congratulations!!!!
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07/06/2005 07:43:24 AM
Glæsileg mynd. Til hamingju.
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07/06/2005 07:30:19 AM
This was my favourite. Beautiful. Congratulations with your 6th place!
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07/06/2005 12:10:13 AM
This impressed me at first sight. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2005 09:23:42 PM
Nice colours
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07/05/2005 08:50:12 PM
I like the incompleteness of the pump, and the isolation. Nicely done.
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07/05/2005 07:58:21 PM
Where did you find this gem? It is all solid state now. 7
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07/05/2005 05:27:04 PM
colours and idea match
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07/04/2005 11:58:42 PM
mmm...i really like this. the colors are so soothing and easy on the eyes, the colors in the sky reveal themselves slowly, the lighting is perfect in my opinion.
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07/04/2005 07:16:20 AM
Woww lovely:10 :-)
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07/03/2005 10:14:31 PM
Well done. Waiting for the sun to be the right color did this image good. I'm sure you debaited cropping the pole out, I'm debaiting it, too. It might be keeping this image in balance. 8
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07/03/2005 08:35:16 PM
This one is in top 10
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07/03/2005 05:20:02 PM
Why croping so much??? this photo needs more space on left an at top.
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07/03/2005 03:18:02 PM
I love thw soft color of the sky in the background. Compiments the rust ver well. I like the angle of the light as well. Hits the front yet leaves the side in the shade.
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07/03/2005 01:34:39 PM
Very nicely done ... I would have cropped just a bit off the right side.
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07/03/2005 11:24:05 AM
One of my favs !
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07/02/2005 05:56:27 PM
Great composition! Wonderful how the sky colours match the pump. Lighting is beautiful, my favourite thus far!
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07/02/2005 08:15:48 AM
Very cool shot. I love how the cloudy gray sky fits so well with the subject.
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07/02/2005 02:21:06 AM
I'm in love! I don't know what it is about these old gas pumps, but I just like them. The pipe on the left is so perfect and the brown/yellowish sky adds to the feeling of obsolescence. 10
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07/02/2005 01:11:57 AM
Good composition, color. Really like it. 10.
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07/02/2005 12:41:41 AM
It looks so lonely!! Nice lighting too.
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07/01/2005 04:02:16 PM
I love the light on this one. Great focus and composition. Must of used a polarizing filter. Top 3 in the challenge I hope, and my personal favorite of the challenge! (10)
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07/01/2005 09:30:25 AM
I like this a lot. 10
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06/30/2005 07:52:02 PM
Lighting is nice. The sky is beautiful in contrast to the ugly rusty old gas pump. I think it would have been nicer to leave out the pipe on the left to concentrate more on the pump...perhaps getting a little closer to see the old number display.
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06/30/2005 06:38:05 PM
Tremendous use of the low angle to isolate the pump. One of my favourites of the challenge
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06/30/2005 05:18:59 PM
Lovely shot - i think it fits the challenge just right. Maybe the colours couldhave been a bit bolder to enphasise the rust a little more?
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06/30/2005 04:30:40 PM
I love the way you have made the pump seem noble, through your composition. Wonderful tones, the sky is perfect for this shot. Excellent work!
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06/30/2005 04:28:43 PM
Really nice treatment of a somewhat common theme for this challenge. 7
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06/30/2005 03:01:24 PM
nice
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06/29/2005 10:39:53 PM
I like the lighting in this, good shot !
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06/29/2005 06:02:00 PM
2nd pass for comment. Due to this image and a couple of others I now have vote on at least 20% more. But, I felt you deserved a 10 so I wanted to make sure you got it. Good luck in the challenge.
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06/29/2005 04:33:11 PM
The colour of the sky works very well with the subject. Top class work
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06/29/2005 04:09:18 PM
the photo is good, but the colours could have been a bit brighter:)
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06/29/2005 03:43:36 PM
i love it man, just love it. great composition, good mood with the clouds and the lighting.
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06/29/2005 08:50:58 AM
I want to know where everyone is getting this neat sky!! Really helps bring the obsolete mood to this picture! I like this one alot!
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