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Industrial Sunset
Industrial Sunset

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Challenge: Industrial (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Nov 27, 2005
Aperture: F3.1
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Cityscape, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2005

Never knew that the sun set so quickly! : ) Was trying to get the perfect shot and before I knew it, it was dark.

Editing: Brightness -20, contrast 20%, cropping, added black border.

Place: 73 out of 223
Avg (all users): 5.5837
Avg (commenters): 5.6364
Avg (participants): 5.2386
Avg (non-participants): 5.7633
Views since voting: 749
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 257
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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12/10/2005 03:57:20 PM
by karmat

I really like the contrast between the deep orange and the silhouetted blacks. It is very pleasant to look at.

Compositionally, there is a little interest generated by the stacks but beyond that, there is little to hold the viewer's eyes for long. You have done well in having the sky occupy the top 2/3 of the frame and the refinery the lower 1/3. This helps it to feel balanced and "complete." As other commenters mentioned, perhaps composing the shot more to the right so that the tallest stack is on the right third would help. It would "anchor" the picture in that spot, and it would help to eliminate the bright spot of the sun, as it tends to dominate the picture and distract the viewer.

As far as camera settings, I am wondering if having a higher aperture number and a slower shutter speed would help the edges of the building appear sharper.

As far as dpc voters go, I suspect that many of them viewed this as a fairly good picture technically, but without that added *oomph* that drives pictures to the 6s and higher.

Nice shot, and best wishes in future challenges.

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12/08/2005 02:01:55 PM
I didn't enter this challenge. But nice to see another Capetonian. I was going to also use the refinery, except at night when it was all lit up. Never got around to it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/05/2005 09:04:10 PM
Nice contrast between the orange and black. The stacks create good interest. A very nice photograph.
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12/05/2005 08:24:59 PM
Nice use of color against the lines of the refinery!
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12/04/2005 12:51:27 PM
the sun makes that cool.
12/02/2005 11:11:26 AM
Nice photo.
I like the sillhouetes.
Only critique is that there is too much 'space' on the left. I would have cropped more or panned to the right more.
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12/01/2005 02:17:19 PM
Good landscape, I think the silhouette works well here.
12/01/2005 02:07:28 AM
good silloutte of industrial skyline
11/30/2005 07:57:38 PM
6 - Nice. Criticism; sun is a little distracting (dominant) on the left. The silhouette effect is good. Perhaps a slightly tighter crop at the bottom, not sure, as does 'work' like it is. Those 12 extra pixels in width would have helped this. Color is nice. Not sure on the frame, perhaps just a fraction too thick, especially at this size, in my opinion.
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11/30/2005 03:42:16 PM
A bit oversharpened, but otherwise a nice picture.
11/30/2005 02:11:54 PM
Nice colours, seems a little soft.
11/30/2005 01:19:29 PM
I'd crop out the left 1/4 of the frame. The glare there is bad. Otherwise it is very sharp, pleasant, and meets the topic.
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11/30/2005 11:52:50 AM

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