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The Dredger's Flower
The Dredger's Flower

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Challenge: On the Beach (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Oslo
Date: Jul 14, 2006
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Cityscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2006

I don't really know what this thing is for - I would guess it's either for picking stuff up from the sea bed, or possibly for loading and unloading things like tangled scrap metal to and from barges.

I took pictures the day before, lying on the ground to try and emphasise how big this thing is, but that lost me the context of sea, containers etc. I cycled back without a tripod, silly me, but when I saw the need for stopping down to bring out the stuff in the background, I found a handy bit of concrete to rest the camera on.

USM - overlay - selective colour to blue up and darken the sky (in addition to the polarising filter, to bring out the red rust) - rotated the silos to vertical and cropped just a little.

No great expectations here, I just felt a bit silly and thought I'd take 'beach' a long way to the edge of its semantic field ...

Place: 175 out of 326
Avg (all users): 5.2517
Avg (commenters): 6.5714
Avg (participants): 5.0962
Avg (non-participants): 5.3351
Views since voting: 902
Views during voting: 437
Votes: 298
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2006 10:48:57 AM
Nice detail, good compo and razor sharp.
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07/25/2006 10:15:14 AM
clever title
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07/24/2006 10:39:30 PM
The rusty color, the unusual shape and the contrast with the background work well together. Great sharp DOF; this is not a time for bokeh (background blur).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/21/2006 04:44:43 PM
This is a good shot of a non-typical item. Light is perfect. The "flower" seems to have a nasty grin on it! You make it look very imposing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/20/2006 10:44:01 PM
7 :)
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07/20/2006 06:55:41 PM
Great job
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07/19/2006 05:35:04 PM
Is that what it's really called? Nice photo.
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