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Challenge: Tools (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400
Location: Port kembla, NSW, Australia
Date: Aug 26, 2003
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: auto
Shutter: 2sec
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2003

Port Kembla Steelworks

Place: 83 out of 256
Avg (all users): 5.4608
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.4188
Avg (non-participants): 5.5100
Views since voting: 970
Votes: 217
Comments: 8
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09/03/2003 12:16:44 AM
Zeus' Top Pic(k)s: 3.Place
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2003 11:11:09 PM
This remarkable photo suffers from a number of significant problems, some of which may be challenging to remedy without sacrificing its essence and difficult beauty.

Light and dark are unbalanced, with most of the light concentrated at the bottom of the image, extending to the very edge of it and in several places. Except for a blown swath from the lower chimney (right) and an ambiguously faint one from the taller chimney (left), the structure of which, itself, is barely bright enough to be visible.

I also question the inclusion (partly by choice of perspective?) of the busiest area, and its blown-out illumination in particular, at the very bottom of the photo.

The horizontal line (causeway?) running perpendicular to and then into the border (bottom left to bottom centre) only stresses an unfortunate composition (here). As a dominant horizon line, it appears at the foot of the image, meeting the border. Yet the whole shot appears aligned between the vertical borders and the taller chimney on the left.

In fact, all efforts and attention seem to be bent on rendering a particular painterly effect in areas conducive to the task (the centre third, horizontally).

Here, however, the image achieves a superbly satisfying dark aesthetic. The warm muted tones (surfaces) brought out by the surrounding black, with a single swath of smoke sufficiently illuminated to show which way the wind blows. This and the given arrangement of surfaces, almost textureless tones, to me, are a rare find indeed and worth struggling with this entry.
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09/01/2003 04:43:31 PM
Very dramatic. Somehow looks a bit like a Turner painting in its tones. perhaps a little off challenge brief but I'm actually quite grateful!
08/28/2003 04:44:44 PM
This surrealistic image captures the feeling of an environmental holocaust we all fear from industrialization. One terrific capture.
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08/28/2003 04:12:49 PM
Nice use of thirds.
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08/28/2003 09:16:32 AM
Great shot, but I'd like to see more foreground maybe.
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08/28/2003 04:52:09 AM
Are we playing where is Waldo here? Is there a hidden tool in this image? IMO this doesn't really fulfill the challenge. But it's not bad image at all. The lamps are so bright though that it distracts a little. Great smoke capture.
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08/27/2003 12:33:47 AM
Beautiful photo,out of subject 5 from me!
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