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The lonely bridge
The lonely bridge

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Challenge: Rule of Thirds (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Myvatn, Iceland
Date: Sep 15, 2005
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2005

Taken at 17mm handheld with a polarizer. Wish that I had more time so that I could have taken this shot with a tripod but I was in a hurry and practically jumped out of the car and snapped a couple of shots and jumped back in. Anyway, this is just one of those "found shots", I was just driving by and saw this scene and I just had to try and capture it as I saw it. Still, I am not 100% happy with this shot, I feel that there is something missing, it´s a bit blah as it is, don´t get me wrong, I still like it though. I wish there was someone standing on the bridge or something...

PP was shadow/higlight, colour balance to make the image slightly more red, the horizon was slightly tilted so I rotated it and cropped to correct that and finally curves, resize and sharpen.

Place: 44 out of 354
Avg (all users): 6.0476
Avg (commenters): 6.7000
Avg (participants): 5.7339
Avg (non-participants): 6.3279
Views since voting: 1414
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 231
Comments: 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2005 11:54:59 PM
your title is good because it helps the viewer focus on subject in the upper third, otherwise i would not have thought this to fit the contest. very beautiful! the photo makes me want to visit there, thats always a good thing! 8
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09/27/2005 05:38:02 PM
Beautiful example of the rules of thirds.
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09/24/2005 06:00:41 PM
Icelandic feel to this! colour good, sharp and great dof Not an excellent third picture to teach by but subtlelymeets challenge
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09/24/2005 02:22:44 PM
I love how this shot shows distance so well.
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09/24/2005 03:05:55 AM
Great image. I'm wondering if it would get even more power by bringing the horizon down onto the thirds line too
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09/23/2005 04:41:26 PM
To me, this is a landscape. If I look at the 1/3 intersection points, the point of interest would be either a pole or the bridge. Neither one are strong enough to hold my interest. It is a lovely picture, though.
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09/22/2005 09:38:54 PM
A very serene image that fits the challenge perfectly!
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09/21/2005 09:31:31 PM
Nice shot, but I don't see the rule of thirds...
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09/21/2005 10:31:45 AM
Beautiful colour and light.
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09/21/2005 06:58:50 AM
The main fault I see with this image is that the foreground is much too dark and muted for my taste. Perhaps a slight shadow/highlight might have helped here or even a curve.
It also seems a bit soft in places and one can notice sharpening artifacts at the horizon.
There is also a quite distracting red color-cast to the image.
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