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Challenge: Industrial (Basic Editing III)
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
Shutter: 1/5000
Galleries: Photojournalism, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2005

Image made Sunday early afternoon, against the sun (we had a bit of sun on Sunday, finally!!!). This is another view of the Warfield operations of Teck-Cominco, this is the fertilizer plant (byproducts of zinc production).

Post-processing in PSP9, all on one layer:
Straighten
Crop
Clarify filter twice at 5 (strong)
Adjust colour balance to browns
Adjust curves to lighten
Adjust levels to lighten a bit more
Clarify filter again
Colour adjust HSL to add reds/yellows
Resize
Digital camera noise removal (at 40)
Auto sharpen
Added 6px black border

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 223
Avg (all users): 7.0681
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.2787
Views since voting: 10122
Views during voting: 491
Votes: 279
Comments: 68
Favorites: 27 (view)


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04/08/2006 08:38:25 PM
I remember seeing this ribboning in the Industrial Challenge but never got around to commenting on it. I really love those deep rich orange and chocolate browns in this photo. It is those hues that really make the image visually appealing - eye candy if you will. Very well done image to make the stereotypical dirty & cold steel of the industrial age look so beautiful.
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12/13/2005 09:30:02 AM
Even industry has a beauty to it--especially when you get that camera working Ursula. What a great title!

Congratulations on the ribbon!

Pat
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12/13/2005 08:05:42 AM
Really CooL - Guy :-)
Looks like a Thomas Hart Benton Painting - he is one of my favorate painters.
James R. Kyle
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12/09/2005 12:02:38 PM
This is gorgeous, ursula, and you have inspired me to pay more attention to the mundane factories that are around me. Thanks, and congrats.
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12/09/2005 09:23:54 AM
THAT is awesome!!! I love it!
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12/08/2005 09:12:46 PM
Love it! congrats on the ribbon! Personaly I thinnk you shoulda got first too! great job!
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12/07/2005 10:58:26 PM
I think this should of have gotten first place. I liked this one
the most out of all the shots. (Not that first place isn't any good it's a great photograph) I just thought this one had more flare it it.
Nice Shot.
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12/07/2005 07:01:50 PM
this is incredible. i love it. perfect composition and wonderful positive/negative reversal.
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12/07/2005 04:53:51 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!! I really like this image lots. the coloring is just awesome!!
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12/07/2005 12:12:23 PM
Great backlit smoke! Congratulations on two ribbons in one week.
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12/07/2005 11:43:46 AM
Originally posted by scalvert:

Congrats on spreading your name all over the home page with another great shot! So Zoomdak has a beach, DrJOnes has a model and you have a... fertilizer plant? ;-)



But my fertilizer plant is a lot bigger than DrJOnes model :)
12/07/2005 11:37:02 AM
Awesome work..!! Congratulations..!!!
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12/07/2005 09:18:50 AM
Congrats on spreading your name all over the home page with another great shot! So Zoomdak has a beach, DrJOnes has a model and you have a... fertilizer plant? ;-)

Since the crop you chose focuses so much on the sky, I probably would have picked a title like, "The Cloud Factory," but "Chocolate" obviously worked, and what could be more appealing than chocolate? I probably would have used a subtle inline on that dark border, too. I gotta find SOMETHING to criticize, right?

Message edited by author 2005-12-07 09:19:09.
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12/07/2005 08:52:36 AM
YOU are on a roll!. CONGRATULATIONS!

I like this colored version more. The biggest asset of this picture is the composition. Very graphic. You have a good technique in composing your shots.

Manny
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12/07/2005 07:34:02 AM
Beautiful and stunning colors. Well deserved ribbon Ursula.
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12/07/2005 06:33:19 AM
told you so !
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12/07/2005 06:32:56 AM
Very strong shot - great use of the sun.
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12/07/2005 06:26:51 AM
I'm so happy this is yours! :D
Many, many congrats again! :)
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12/07/2005 06:10:54 AM
I knew that. You subscribed to the subject!!! Nice picture
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12/07/2005 05:47:19 AM
wow you are really good! congrats
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12/07/2005 05:29:44 AM
Congratulations Ursula, you are so hard to keep up with! One lovely image after another - way to go:-)
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12/07/2005 01:22:58 AM
Ursula: you are a rapid mahine gun spitting out ribbons. Way to go. Congratulations on your RED. This is an intriguing image.
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12/07/2005 12:59:03 AM
Ursula, great photo! This is one of the few in which I voted a full 10 :)
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12/07/2005 12:35:36 AM
Great photo. congrats on your red ribbon.
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12/07/2005 12:28:27 AM
Congrats on yet another ribbon. Great job. One of my highest scores.
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12/07/2005 12:26:07 AM
Guess what? This photo was made 1 minute and 16 seconds after the other one above, and about a block down the road (I was in my Subaru for both, too lazy to get out).

Message edited by author 2005-12-07 00:52:03.
12/07/2005 12:22:49 AM
Are you sure this was in the right challenge? LOL! Great shot, Ursula! Wow! Love how the dark smoke all but obsures the sun. Many congrats on another Red!
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12/07/2005 12:22:45 AM
Wow! Back to back ribboning this week. Very well done!
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12/07/2005 12:21:43 AM
Ursula - of course! This photo could only be yours. I knew you wouldn't disappoint in this challenge! Great processing - a wonderful effect and all the more interesting because I feel this is much darker than most of your imagery.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2005 07:51:32 PM
This is class! Says it all really.
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12/06/2005 05:33:32 PM
My eye is immediately drawn to the face in the smoke. It's as though your capture appears magical in a way. Best in challenge in my opinion... :)
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12/06/2005 03:11:06 PM
Beautiful!!!!!
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12/06/2005 02:11:56 PM
Man it's nice to see someone create a monochromatic shot that's not black and white!
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12/06/2005 07:28:12 AM
Beautifully composed picture.
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12/06/2005 01:26:08 AM
This is a great shoot. Good job~! 9 points. :-D
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12/05/2005 10:47:16 PM
Brilliant! I sense a ribbon here.
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12/05/2005 10:45:01 PM
very cool..!! again..very cool..!! 10 10
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12/05/2005 09:06:57 PM
The smoke in front of the sun makes for a very cool effect. The tones of this photo are so rich. Nicely done!
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12/04/2005 11:43:54 PM
Looks like the timing of this shot was perfect!
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12/04/2005 10:47:15 PM
impressive smoke and composition.
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12/04/2005 02:34:44 PM
I like your photo. For me, your choice of title doesn't enhance the photo (unless it's a chocolate factory), but I like the colors - really nice. 8
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12/03/2005 04:25:11 PM
Nice shot, among my top votes. I really like the color. If anything I would rotate the frame, seems high on the right.9
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12/03/2005 02:48:07 PM
you win,
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12/02/2005 12:15:32 PM
WOW
Definitely a winner !
9

Ok I'm back, went through the competition. You have a ribbon on your hands.
Congrats.

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12/02/2005 11:11:13 AM
Nice shot. One of the best of the challenge. The only thing I don't like very much is the title. 8
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12/02/2005 10:32:39 AM
Nicely done! Glad you didn't use long time exposure and ruin the billowy clouds in the smoke.
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12/02/2005 07:30:00 AM
great colours
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12/01/2005 10:25:46 PM
maybe more Molasses... :)
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12/01/2005 05:48:12 PM
Fantastic lighting, love the colours, good work
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12/01/2005 05:01:52 PM
The strong visual here is captivating and very moving. The post processing here has been expertly handled to portray a wonderful feeling. Bumping up.
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12/01/2005 12:11:50 PM
That's not Hershey's is it?
Very good moody image, though I get this off balance feeling from it
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12/01/2005 11:10:17 AM
Good effective image. Clouds and smoke works very well here. At first I thought the horizon wasn't horizontal, but wrong after viewing the accurate vertical chimney. Very good image
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12/01/2005 05:34:42 AM
7 - Good effect and lighting. Criticism; apologies if I am wrong, but this seems like it needs rotation/straightening. Toning is good, but it just seems 'tilted'. 2nd look - looks like it might have a pier/jetty/causeway(?) going out into water, but it is barely discernable, still, looks slightly 'tilted'.
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12/01/2005 05:33:32 AM
Great shot 9
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12/01/2005 12:59:54 AM
great title but wouldn't eat this chocolate, love the colors and composition, quite velvetee
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11/30/2005 10:55:16 PM
Very dramatic lighting, nice timing as well. 8
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11/30/2005 08:45:58 PM
I say tobacco. Nice contrast. Great day for clouds.
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11/30/2005 05:24:35 PM
Great colours and power, good luck
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11/30/2005 04:31:16 PM
Great positioning to achieve a wonderful backlit silhouette. I like the way it makes such a strong diagonal across the frame. Personally, I'd crop the building out completely so we had a really surprising presentation of a vast cloud billowing from a tiny chimney.
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11/30/2005 04:22:10 PM
very nice.
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11/30/2005 03:59:06 PM
A ribbon winner. Man that's cool looking.
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11/30/2005 02:00:39 PM
great shot-love the colors=10
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11/30/2005 01:18:59 PM
was expecting to see this kind of photo in this challenge. absolutely stunning, will be really surprised if this doesnt ribbon... great work. fav
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11/30/2005 11:47:25 AM
Title pushes it over the edge.....awesome. 10.
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11/30/2005 10:25:08 AM
A 9 from me
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11/30/2005 09:06:49 AM
There are a lot of smoke and evening shots in this challenge, this is the best one and one of the top images overall. Well done.
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11/30/2005 01:44:13 AM
WOW! I'm going to use my favorite word tonight, FANTASTIC! Beautiful contrast.
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11/30/2005 01:27:54 AM
Love the smoke with the sun behind it ... great pic
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