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Challenge: Adulthood Without Adults (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: 2005
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Warfield, BC
Date: Nov 27, 2005
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
Galleries: Black and White, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Nov 27, 2005

This is more or less what I did:

Straightened, cropped, increased contrast a fair bit, cloned out a few dust-spots. Resized, converted to b/w, ran through noise reduction, worked a bit with the "burn" tool (first time for me) to try and make it a bit more dramatic. All in PSP9.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.5354
Avg (commenters): 7.2222
Avg (participants): 6.2879
Avg (non-participants): 6.6375
Views since voting: 11357
Views during voting: 457
Votes: 226
Comments: 67
Favorites: 13 (view)


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12/10/2005 03:01:05 PM
Excellent image. Congrats!
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12/08/2005 10:07:00 PM
Great shot and clever concept! Well done and Congratulations! :)
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12/07/2005 09:09:00 AM
Wow! You weren't just talkin' trash in the Adulthood scores thread. You really WERE up there. I'm always amazed at people like you and JJ who can make something beautiful out of a scene that I'd probably drive right past. Congrats on the red- this should have scored higher (.01 higher). ;-P

Let me add to all the other people who said this would've been great for the Industrial challenge. You should have... um... oh. Nevermind.
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12/07/2005 07:32:52 AM
Congrats again Ursula. Another well done entry.
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12/07/2005 12:43:33 AM
Man I had a great feeling on this one. Congrats on your ribbon.
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12/06/2005 04:56:59 PM
Wow. That would be what life is like if you submit to society's anti-life society. School and tactless work entailed.
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12/06/2005 08:25:14 AM
Great photo, Ursula! Congratulations on the red ribbon!
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12/06/2005 07:47:39 AM
Very, very cool shot that just drips atmosphere.

Great -- a well-deserved ribbon!
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12/05/2005 08:42:35 PM
A most magnificent shot. I love everything about it.Very dramatic. Congratulations!
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12/05/2005 01:40:52 PM
Great work, congratulations on your ribbon !
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12/05/2005 01:36:49 PM
Wow! What an absolutely groovy looking shot. The moire is a bit a bummer, but overall it's just one heck of an image.
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12/05/2005 11:44:02 AM
Congratulations..!! Awesome shot..!!
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12/05/2005 11:11:53 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon winning image! Terrific shot!
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12/05/2005 10:57:22 AM
Wonderful, I love it. Congratulations once again!

Message edited by author 2005-12-05 10:58:14.
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12/05/2005 09:56:29 AM
Congrats Ursula! Another well deserved ribbon!
Great contrast! :)
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12/05/2005 08:36:47 AM
You have a talent for creating fascinating shots with common subjects. Your ability to create "mood" is unsurpassed. Great job. Congrats on the ribbon
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12/05/2005 06:59:31 AM
Super, well done and congratulations
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12/05/2005 06:11:54 AM
Congratultions on your Red with this wonderful entry!
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12/05/2005 05:57:51 AM
Congratulations on the Red.
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12/05/2005 05:46:19 AM
Excellent strong tones. Congratulations for the red.

Judi
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12/05/2005 05:28:33 AM
Very well done, great picture.
12/05/2005 03:50:55 AM
Congrats Ursula on this beautiful image, well deserved!

edit: cause I can't spell to save my life!

Message edited by author 2005-12-05 03:51:26.
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12/05/2005 01:49:22 AM
Well done Ursula - congratulations on a fine finish.
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12/05/2005 01:25:08 AM
Congrats. I bet this would have done really well in the Industrial challenge as well Ursula! COngrats on your red ;)
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12/05/2005 01:13:01 AM
actually, this looks a lot like my daughters high school! Great image!
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12/05/2005 01:04:26 AM
goodness, looks like I'm going to have to eat my words from my previous comment. I thought this could be yours; the subject and the processing are very much consistent with your style. Congratulations on your excellent finish!
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12/05/2005 12:45:25 AM
stella shot, good for red you deserve it with this
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12/05/2005 12:33:12 AM
Congratulations on your 2nd place. This could have won industrial also.
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12/05/2005 12:32:49 AM
Glad to see this get a ribbon, Ursula! Many congrats!
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12/05/2005 12:28:13 AM
Congratulations! Yeay!
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12/05/2005 12:25:00 AM
WTG Ursula! Powerful shot!
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12/05/2005 12:18:46 AM
Congratulations Ursula.
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12/05/2005 12:18:40 AM
Good story line, very dramatic. Congratulations! Good to see three of my favorite photographers on top with ribbons. Of course, individually for you three, that's not unusual!
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12/05/2005 12:16:18 AM
I knew my bump here would have buried my image, but hey, when you are good you are good and this is an outstanding image whose title touches a nostalgic stream in all adults. Congratulations on your RED. Certainly beats mine.

Message edited by author 2005-12-05 00:17:21.
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12/05/2005 12:15:20 AM
congratulations on your ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/04/2005 10:16:38 PM
A stunning image with glorious tones. Bumping up.
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12/04/2005 09:59:00 PM
Very effective use of B/W.
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12/04/2005 07:13:25 PM
well done, very descriptively depicted. 10
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12/04/2005 02:30:43 PM
really good but there are some funny little lines on the top of the factory.
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12/04/2005 11:43:45 AM
Good premise and well shot...maybe a bit too much NI? But not sure of course. Doesn't really bother me all that much...gives a bit of nightmarish quality that you may have been going for....reality does bite but there always something, hopefully beautiful off in the distance that you work towards and maybe leave the reality behind....the bit of mountain and great cloudscape say that to me. Well done.

Message edited by author 2005-12-05 00:30:34.
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12/04/2005 09:28:24 AM
missed the industrial deadline eh :P
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12/03/2005 08:56:49 PM
wow, this would have been an easy top 10 in the Industrial challenge! This is an amazing photo - but I don't see a strong link with the challenge theme here.
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12/02/2005 04:01:00 PM
This is a nice picture. It would have done very well in industrial, too.
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12/02/2005 04:15:40 AM
A little too much dodge/burn (or whatever you used to darken the sky) for my taste. Also not really fond of the clipping of the smoke and lower part of the factory but you seem to know what you are doing so I just assume there is nothing to the right or bottom that is worth seeing. 7 from me.
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12/01/2005 07:54:42 AM
Very nice picture. Love the clouds and the smoke stack. Great effects. The "abandoned" feeling is perfect.
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12/01/2005 01:52:30 AM
This is really awesome...it looks "live" on my screen!
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11/30/2005 11:50:48 PM
this should have gone into the industrial challenge its a beautiful shot, but for the wrong challenge
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11/30/2005 04:06:34 PM
This was my only 10. It looks so sleak and dark and perhaps fits the title all too well. Great capture. :)
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11/30/2005 03:48:34 PM
WOW! Stunning is all I can say about this study in b/w. 10 from me. I'm guessing this would have killed in the Industrial challenge.
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11/29/2005 11:47:07 AM
10...10...10--need I explain? I'm speechless--fantastic sky and composition and tonal qualities--very much adult--awesome
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11/28/2005 11:41:57 PM
Great shot! My personal favourite. Clean, sharp and good contrast. Definitely should be in the top three.
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11/28/2005 07:08:09 PM
wow I like it.
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11/28/2005 06:33:23 PM
Wow- I love this photo. The gray scale is wonderful. I love the monocromatic scale from black to white. Reminds me of ansle adams.
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11/28/2005 05:46:36 PM
absolutely gorgeous. how did you achieve this feel to your b&w treatment?
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11/28/2005 04:55:05 PM
The stark reality of aduthood. Get a good education or work in the factories (although that option is mostly in the past). Good luck on this industrial image. -10-
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11/28/2005 02:47:00 PM
This is an awesome photograph. Top notch contrast and composition!
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11/28/2005 02:26:29 PM
do you have the correct commpetition ? nice photo though 5
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11/28/2005 01:49:09 PM
This is very dramatic
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11/28/2005 10:06:53 AM
I love the tones in this image. I'm not crazy about the crop though - too tight on the bottom. I had a similar idea that I didn't pull off. 6
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11/28/2005 10:04:26 AM
I'm surprised you didn't go with this one for the industrial challenge. Good shot--I like it!
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11/28/2005 09:30:16 AM
Love this sky in this one. I'm not sure what that is in the lower left. Aside from the title, how does this imply adulthood?
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11/28/2005 09:04:33 AM
Why not in the industry challenge? Nice picture.
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11/28/2005 08:16:13 AM
noo! that's too dreary!! great light! it's got a fairy tale effect. works well.
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11/28/2005 02:25:11 AM
This really does signify the daily grind we go through 8
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11/28/2005 02:17:23 AM
Like the depiction,the image is well suited to B&W...
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11/28/2005 12:23:12 AM
WOW - I love the dreamy velvet post editing. This would've worked for industrial too.

Really great contrast and perspective. 9
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11/28/2005 12:18:35 AM
Cool atmosphere. Well done.
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