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Samoa Pulp Mill
1st PlaceSamoa Pulp Mill
bryanbrazil


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Industrial (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Eureka, CA
Date: Nov 26, 2005
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8s
Galleries: Urban, Water
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2005

Samoa Pulp Mill is the only total chlorine-free pulp mill in the United States.

Simply adjusted saturation, resized, smart sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 223
Avg (all users): 7.4240
Avg (commenters): 8.7895
Avg (participants): 7.0521
Avg (non-participants): 7.6150
Views since voting: 13977
Views during voting: 509
Votes: 283
Comments: 67
Favorites: 15 (view)


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12/11/2005 06:36:52 PM
Sweet!!!! I swear I could have caught this shot...I don't think I could a captured the motion even remotely.

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12/08/2005 07:39:07 PM
Great shot! Congratulations on your win. :)
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12/07/2005 10:59:40 PM
Glad you like it...I always take a lot of photos whenever I go home to visit, as I now live out of the area.

Originally posted by syamjonimi:

Hey Brian...I live here in the area...this is an incredible picture...
12/07/2005 10:33:17 PM
Hey Brian...I live here in the area...this is an incredible picture...
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12/07/2005 10:22:08 PM
Wow... I've never seen the Pulp Mill look that neat!! I'll have to go look at it more often.
Great shot!!!
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12/07/2005 12:15:02 PM
Congrats on the blue Bryan. A very worthy winner.
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12/07/2005 12:04:39 PM
Many congratulations, Bryan! It's a beautiful shot.
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12/07/2005 11:10:59 AM
There really wasn't much wind. I think smoke came out of the large stack with much greater force than the other stacks, causing the smoke to go straight up. Smoke from the other stacks seemed like it just floated around.

Originally posted by theSaj:

Okay, how the heck did you get the smoke on the left to bellow inward, the smoke on the right to also bellow inward. And the center stack to bellow it's smoke straight up!!!!

That's like near impossible without a cyclone....*lol*
12/07/2005 10:23:45 AM
Originally posted by sherpet:

strong image with lovely reflections


I believe that you did deserve top votes, even though you wern't in my top three. I did rate you quite highly. Keep up the good work.
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12/07/2005 09:54:27 AM
Beautiful shot and a fitting blue to this challenge, congrats!
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12/07/2005 09:44:53 AM
Okay, how the heck did you get the smoke on the left to bellow inward, the smoke on the right to also bellow inward. And the center stack to bellow it's smoke straight up!!!!

That's like near impossible without a cyclone....*lol*
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12/07/2005 06:31:42 AM
Great stuff. The dynamism with wind direction really makes this.

Imagineer Virtual Fave[TM]
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12/07/2005 06:12:10 AM
Great shot.

S.
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12/07/2005 04:58:24 AM
for the challenge, I think you made the right choice. obviously you couldn't have done much better than you did! I like a couple of the other pix quite a bit but their emphasis on 'industrial' is not as strong - here the focus and message are razor sharp and obvious. congratulations on your ribbon for this fine image. the wind-blown smoke/steam is fascinating.
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12/07/2005 03:13:56 AM
Instant favorite! Didn't get a chance to vote, but this coulda been my first 10. At least a very rare 9!
TC
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12/07/2005 02:55:02 AM
Originally posted by bryanbrazil:

Here are some outtakes...did I make the right choice?

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Although I personally liked the uncropped version a bit better, it is still an astounding photograph! Congrats on the ribbon!
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12/07/2005 01:21:39 AM
Wow! One feels the swirl right inside ones' gut. Congratulations on your Blue.
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12/07/2005 01:15:02 AM
Holy smoke! ')

Congratulations!
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12/07/2005 12:33:41 AM
Right choice indeed. Great photo. congrats on your blue ribbon
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12/07/2005 12:29:00 AM
Congratulations. This is an awesome image. I gave it one of my highest scores.
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12/07/2005 12:26:28 AM
Here are some outtakes...did I make the right choice?

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2005 07:50:42 PM
Very interesting
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12/06/2005 07:48:11 PM
Very nice shot.
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12/06/2005 05:28:33 PM
A great scene perfectly captured. Very well done.
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12/06/2005 07:33:13 AM
Strange smoke... but beautiful picture... Well Done!!!
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12/05/2005 07:44:33 PM
I like this photo a lot-very crisp and nice composition
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12/05/2005 01:54:57 PM
Wow, this is lovely. You have made industrial look beautiful. The reflection in the water really adds to your picture. This should be one of the ribbons!
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12/05/2005 12:32:55 AM
looks amazing
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12/04/2005 07:39:40 PM
Beautiful image - Well Done!! :) 9
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12/04/2005 06:32:26 PM
thsi si hot stuff. bery nice... 9
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12/04/2005 11:53:29 AM
colors are way cool! 9
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12/04/2005 01:30:51 AM
very nice. cool how all the steam is moving in different directions except for main stack going straight up.
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12/03/2005 06:12:47 PM
Great photo, but I just think the lake is not necessary.
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12/03/2005 02:59:55 PM
wow, was the wind going different directions in different places, or something? bizarre... neat, though.
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12/03/2005 03:08:32 AM
Wow! The reflections are great! and nice capture of the steam, congrats!
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12/02/2005 06:21:13 PM
very impressed with the huge DOF and how sharp even the nearest water is. The steam blowing multiple directions is interesting too.
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12/02/2005 05:40:02 PM
Nice smoke that seems almost to converge in the middle. Great picture!
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12/02/2005 12:07:59 PM
Very nice.
If I had entered Industrial, this is the type of shot I'd use.
You chose the right time (still light in the sky).
Is the water frozen over ?
9 from me.
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12/01/2005 07:31:56 PM
Fantastic picture, Love the glow and the steam clouds. Great reflection, Very nice and sharp.
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12/01/2005 06:11:45 PM
I would make the title "Pollution"
Nice pic.
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12/01/2005 05:52:18 PM
Nice work the reflections and the way the steam is lit up are great
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12/01/2005 05:08:06 PM
A lovely time exposure with a steady visual splendor. Bumping up.
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12/01/2005 04:58:13 PM
Great job, love the updraft.
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12/01/2005 03:48:34 PM
Good composition. The blend of natural and artificial light works very well. The interplay between the smoke and the sky is brilliant so are the reflections.
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12/01/2005 03:01:53 PM
This was my favorite of the challenge. Love the reflections.
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12/01/2005 01:12:55 PM
Cool shot .. interesting how the smoke seems to be going different directions all in the span of one exposure.. wondering how that could be.
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12/01/2005 06:48:31 AM
A great shot -one of the best -10
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12/01/2005 02:47:18 AM
great shot!
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12/01/2005 01:34:05 AM
strong image with lovely reflections
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11/30/2005 11:28:37 PM
Love how the reflections in the water mimic that of multiple towers when there exists one that main stackin the center of the shot that is blowing great plumes of smoke. Visually appealing to look upon. Night always turns what is by day a dirty dingy looking factory into something quite magical by night. Colors are wonderful too.
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11/30/2005 10:39:39 PM
Great photo, nice choice with shutter speed. Well done. Top 10 photo here in my book.
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11/30/2005 09:19:16 PM
Nice Image,reflection great
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11/30/2005 08:45:17 PM
I like the way the steam is moving - it could have been croped tighter I think. I think there is too much sides and water. Th e water takes away from the steam which is more unusual.
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11/30/2005 06:40:25 PM
8 - Wow. Great shot. Criticism; difficult, but given the 'smoke' adds so much in this shot, if possible, the inclusion of 'more' of that center one, even if it meant sacrificing some reflection (or possibly gaining both by a sharper perspective who knows), may have made this even better in my opinion. Lighting is good and colors are good, but would like to see the few colors that are there (as opposed to lights), ie; that green on the left, bolder, if possible. Good industrial shot.
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11/30/2005 06:37:53 PM
Very cool..!! 9
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11/30/2005 05:13:57 PM
very nice
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11/30/2005 04:24:58 PM
Some intriguing shapes in the steam clouds - how strange that they are all going in different directions - must be some interesting wind currents! Makes for a fascinating image though composition doesn't feel balanced, left to right, for me. Either more space to the left so that the main interest is on the right hand side of the frame or less space there to make it more centred would work better for me.
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11/30/2005 01:49:45 PM
WOW! Whata can you say, but 10!!! Oh yeah, I know something else: BLUE!

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11/30/2005 12:59:14 PM
Great steam/smoke the lines in this picture are great-beautiful composition
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11/30/2005 12:01:09 PM
WOW!!! You make industry look BEAUTIFUL! Ten for you.
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11/30/2005 10:37:37 AM
Very nice shot. This is what I was going for.
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11/30/2005 10:20:33 AM
Simply put. A ten from me.
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11/30/2005 09:07:39 AM
One of the best night shots in the challenge
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11/30/2005 08:37:32 AM
AWESOME!! The smoke/steam looks like velvet. The lighting is beautiful. I love the reflective quality of this shot as well. Good job. 9
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11/30/2005 05:38:42 AM
Fabulous smoke trails! 8.
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11/30/2005 01:15:49 AM
Amazing that something so stinky could be so beautiful. The colors are wonderful. I love the reflections and the smoke.
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11/30/2005 12:55:44 AM
Nice lighting. 7
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