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Sunshine86


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Harsh Environments (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Date: Dec 27, 2006
Aperture: 1
ISO: 2
Shutter: 3
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2006

Fairly simple editing, not really taking advantage of EXPERT editing, but I am just getting ahold of advanced editing! :) This is the same railroad bridge as my freestudy "Inception to Turnagain Arm", just a new perspective.
Several layers, filters, dodge/burn, highlights/shadows, crop, neat image

(Post Challenge): Wahoo my first ribbon! Thank you all so much for your comments and for helping me continually improve through this site :) edit to add:
WOW! This photo has surpassed any expectations, thank you all for your congrats and support!!

//www.johnstonephotography.net

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 116
Avg (all users): 7.1013
Avg (commenters): 7.8148
Avg (participants): 6.9333
Avg (non-participants): 7.1617
Views since voting: 11293
Views during voting: 635
Votes: 227
Comments: 75
Favorites: 34 (view)


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01/15/2007 10:09:17 AM
amazing... a pic with a strong mood - thank you
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01/10/2007 01:35:57 PM
This is so moody. Terrific PP, tones, & POV. Really outstanding image. Well done.
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01/10/2007 12:43:19 AM
dreamy, dark and desolate!
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01/07/2007 06:09:30 PM
wow, this is an aazing picture, you're really lucky to have even been to alaska, i want to go someday
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01/07/2007 04:47:27 PM
Congratulations on winning your first ribbon Jamie! With talent like yours, I'm sure we'll be seeing you on the front page often.
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01/07/2007 02:00:33 PM
a great photograph, a well deserved ribbon earned for this picture.
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01/06/2007 09:46:46 PM
Great photograph, congratulations on winning the blue ribbon! Against some tough competitors too.
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01/05/2007 11:55:29 PM
This style is right up your alley Jamie...a well deserved ribbon
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01/05/2007 06:42:46 PM
wow.... this takes my breath away....
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01/05/2007 06:28:48 PM
I loved this one from the moment I saw it. Glad to see it on the front page and glad to see it win without the fancy editing! Congrats on your first ribbon.
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01/05/2007 04:01:28 PM
Congrats. I like your picture. :-)
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01/05/2007 03:11:56 PM
I'm glad this won! It is just reeking with power and foreboding. Congrats!
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01/05/2007 11:33:05 AM
Many congratulations, Jamie, on your very first ribbon here!
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01/05/2007 11:09:58 AM
WTG Sunshine! Congratulations on your Beautiful Blue!
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01/05/2007 10:45:41 AM
Congrats on the blue!! Very well done!!
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01/05/2007 10:22:34 AM
Bravo to you....can't wait for my first ribbon...you must be elated!!
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01/05/2007 10:05:23 AM
congrats on your first ribbon
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01/05/2007 08:58:58 AM
Excellent finish. Congratulations!! WOO HOO
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01/05/2007 08:42:12 AM
Congrats! This is a really great shot!
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01/05/2007 08:23:07 AM
Congratulations on your win! - Great shot.
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01/05/2007 07:57:54 AM
Congrats!!
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01/05/2007 04:14:08 AM
Congrat´s kiddo on the first, won´t be the last I have a feeling...
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01/05/2007 03:09:33 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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01/05/2007 01:59:46 AM
Woo Hoo.. Congrats on the ribbon... Well done :)
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01/05/2007 01:34:00 AM
Congrats!
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01/05/2007 01:27:41 AM
Coming from cold Minnesota, yes, I have an idea how harsh this kind of temperature can be. CONGRATS on your BLUE! :)
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01/05/2007 01:24:31 AM
Well done and congratulations! Awesome!
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01/05/2007 01:16:35 AM
congrats on your first ribbon sunshine!
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01/05/2007 01:04:40 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon with this excellent shot.
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01/05/2007 12:54:00 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Well deserved with this awesome shot :O)
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01/05/2007 12:44:27 AM
Congratulations on this stunning entry. Very worthy blue!
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01/05/2007 12:33:02 AM
What a stunning shot. The blue ribbon suits it perfectly. Congrats, Jamie.
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01/05/2007 12:25:22 AM
oh man, I think you met almost all your goals in one fell swoop
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01/05/2007 12:20:36 AM
Superb!!! Congrats on first place.
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01/05/2007 12:18:30 AM
This is just great and you first ribon as well and it is the blue.....
C.O.N.G.R.A.T.U.L.A.T.I.O.N.S.
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01/05/2007 12:15:26 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and new personal best!
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01/05/2007 12:11:07 AM
Congradulations on the Blue Ribbon! I knew this shot would win; it's a beautiful picture.
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01/05/2007 12:10:37 AM
Congratulations on First Ribbon.Excellent Image..
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01/05/2007 12:09:37 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon
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01/05/2007 12:08:50 AM
Great job! Congrats on your first ribbon and a new PB!
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01/05/2007 12:04:54 AM
If i was a member this was definitely one of the ones i would have gave a 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2007 11:48:52 PM
Outstanding photo! I love the darkened spaces at the top and bottom. The effect is such that you are put in the seat of a driver preparing to cross this dangerously slick bridge. Your attention is singularly focused on the bridge surface leaving all else diminished.
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01/04/2007 10:34:41 PM
Perfect in everyway..... A "10" from me.....
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01/04/2007 06:10:26 PM
I really dig this shot, not much more I can say but not enough for a 10 though, something missing for that but good enough for 9 from me and I am picky :)
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01/04/2007 04:48:35 PM
Incredible shot, love the centered composition. The sky looks beautiful, and the lighting is right on. Nice work.
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01/04/2007 02:34:44 PM
Wonderful tones to this photo. They feel very, very cold, just like this scene. I also like how the composition just sucks you right into the photo. Great job!
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01/04/2007 10:44:04 AM
wow this almost doest look real good job. i really like the rail road tracks going into the background
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01/03/2007 08:37:52 PM
very nice, love the treatment. Strong comp too!
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01/03/2007 05:10:46 PM
the blue toning contributes well to the cold feel and I like the low angle to the bridge. I almost want to crop off the bottom inch of the shot though.
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01/03/2007 02:41:24 PM
realy a nice picture
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01/03/2007 02:20:07 PM
great shot and i like the composition as well as the use of contrast to emphasize the starkness of the image.
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01/03/2007 01:11:10 PM
Wow, I really like this shot. The composition, duotone, and vignetting work really well. Good job!
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01/03/2007 12:13:59 PM
Really outstanding. My only quibble is a too-obvious demarcation of burn/no burn in the foreground, somewhat amplified by a feeling the color's not quite right there.
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01/03/2007 10:10:38 AM
Lovely image, the blue tones really gives it a frigid feeling. Great composition, use of leading lines. 10
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01/02/2007 10:21:00 PM
wow... this is absolutley amazing!
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01/02/2007 05:08:42 PM
Nice shot makes me cold, good color.
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01/02/2007 12:57:44 PM
I'd hate to be here. It makes me cold just looking at it.
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01/02/2007 10:20:34 AM
Lovely the way the snow covers the tracks yet the profile is still revealed. 9.
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12/31/2006 07:07:52 PM
Don't like the added tint...
TC
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12/30/2006 01:23:10 AM
Love this one - makes me homesick -- fluffy snow takes some of the harshness out << 9 >>
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12/30/2006 12:50:59 AM
Wow that's cold. Really stylish angle on the shot with such strong central composition. Lovely leading lines.
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12/29/2006 11:39:54 PM
Yeah, I guess 20 below is harsh. Does the photo convey that...? ...somewhat. Is it expert editing, no, it's pretty basic...inverted. It's still a nice photo...the dead-center thing isn't very pleasing to me...it's your photo though and I'm sure you like it. The texture of the snow is the coolest thing...no pun intended. Over-all, I like it. I'm not voting but I'd give you an 8 if I were.
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12/29/2006 10:47:06 PM
twenty below is nothing:)
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12/29/2006 04:51:33 PM
very nice.. good use of lighting/highlights.. it draws your attention. like the perspective
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12/29/2006 02:02:45 PM
Happy New Year! - 7
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12/29/2006 01:21:42 PM
Very nice depth to this shot.
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12/29/2006 01:21:01 PM
too dark at bottom for my taste, otherwise well done
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12/29/2006 11:43:48 AM
nice, looks cold!
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12/29/2006 06:53:57 AM
Terrific challenge meeting shot! Looks *REALLY* harsh!!!!!
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12/29/2006 04:52:34 AM
Great shot.
Strong and powerful.
The sides of the bridge towering up, which are lit more than the rest of the picture force you to crawl along the bridge to where your eye meets the looming dark clouds in the sky.
The texture of the snow on the ridges of the bridge echo the struts of the railings with bumpy hard edges.
Good choice to burn out the bottom of the photo aswell, it pushes you into the scene now.
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12/29/2006 01:33:00 AM
stunning...great editing...dodging and burnng is good and gives great depth 8
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12/29/2006 12:42:42 AM
Nice moody feel you have achieved
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12/29/2006 12:38:57 AM
Ribbon!
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12/29/2006 12:31:22 AM
I love the leading line and the blue green tinge. Great perspective. 8
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12/29/2006 12:25:30 AM
just awesome ... love the processing, the colours ... excellent ..
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