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Challenge: Leading Lines III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Salmon Beach (Tacoma, WA)
Date: Sep 17, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30sec
Galleries: Transportation
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2006

This took some effort to get to. Salmon Beach is located near Tacoma, WA close to Point Defiance. The location is only open to residents, so we obtained permission to walk (not drive) in. After a ~2 mile downhill hike you take the famous "100 stairs" at a crazy incline to get to the water & then hike some more. Luckily the tide was out, or we wouldn't have been able to take the beach & get to the "trail". An 80' scramble straight up the rocks to get to the tunnel. Once again, my wife is a trooper. After all of that to get the shot, the HARD part is going back UP.

Place: 41 out of 294
Avg (all users): 5.9571
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0366
Avg (non-participants): 5.9063
Views since voting: 616
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 210
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/04/2006 05:10:29 AM
Originally posted by xXxscarletxXx:

Beautiful but too much neat image?

Funny you should say that. Actually, none. I did run a pass on it, but it made the rails look unnatural, so didn't go with it. :o)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2006 03:26:50 PM
Classic use of lines here to lead the viewer. I wonder if this would have had more impact with a little more rail? The "black" entrance is competing for dominance here. Overall, nicely done. Good luck.
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09/21/2006 02:19:36 PM
The curve of the rails lead you gently into the tunnel, removing any possible apprehension of entering that very dark and foreboding tunnel. Great job!
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09/21/2006 12:56:24 PM
Like it. Alot. Great composition and mystery. Processing fits well. Faved.
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09/21/2006 10:21:27 AM
Great shot here.....
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09/21/2006 07:50:07 AM
Well composed and meets the challenge well.
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09/20/2006 03:57:43 PM
I like the idea of this picture, but something doesn't look right about the tunnel. I would imagine that the tunnel would fade into darkness rather than so abruptly at the opening. Was this due to post-processing?
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09/20/2006 12:52:32 AM
Beautiful but too much neat image?
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