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Challenge: Night Shot IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Fort Baker, Ca
Date: Apr 10, 2007
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 s
Galleries: Cityscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2007

I thought of using a version of this for the free study, but since its expert editing, I thought people would have thought I photoshopped the rock in. I honestly didn't know this rock was there until I took a wrong turn and ended up in Fort Baker and saw it. I didn't want to oversaturate, but it had to get the red back in the bridge. Used the 16-32-16 bit tonemap thing, but mostly just to have more control of the curve. I really enjoy how off-putting the composition is, its all wrong and I like it, hope some of you do too.

Post challenge: My average comment received is lower than my average score, I think thats a first for me, Lol! Thanks for all the comments everyone, I am happy with this placing and score.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 266
Avg (all users): 6.3817
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0241
Avg (non-participants): 6.5475
Views since voting: 1028
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 262
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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05/29/2007 03:16:27 AM
Very odd! And like you said, nothing about the composition should work at all, but it does. You find the most interesting places to shoot.
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05/28/2007 02:31:42 AM
stunning image!, too bad for that overblown blue light across the river.
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04/29/2007 08:55:53 AM
you're right, that rock DOES have that "i was added in during post-processing" look! very out of place, very odd.

p/s: why are you always out under bridges at night? :p
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04/18/2007 10:04:30 AM
Wow! You did GOOOD!!!!!!!! This is just STUNNING!

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04/18/2007 01:42:22 AM
Don't look now, but that rock is on a collision course with the ol' Golden Gate!!

Great title tie-in! Awesome image also!
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04/18/2007 12:27:34 AM
Originally posted by rasdub:

Nice job Joe!! I'm assuming that the III represents the combination of the tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, the rock, and the Twin Peaks Antennae???

Yeah you got it. :)
04/18/2007 12:13:49 AM
Nice job Joe!! I'm assuming that the III represents the combination of the tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, the rock, and the Twin Peaks Antennae???

Message edited by author 2007-04-18 00:15:08.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2007 11:00:30 PM
Cool shot, but I don't understand the name.
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04/17/2007 10:27:42 PM
I like the composition with the big rock plopped right in the middle of your pic.
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04/17/2007 08:08:40 PM
Nice. Would be better to lose the left 1/4 of picture. Rock is cool, but not centered.
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04/15/2007 01:42:07 PM
Most people would try to figure out how to just get the bridge in this pic,you have done an excellent job,easily a 10.
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04/14/2007 10:15:46 PM
Nice composition.
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04/14/2007 07:38:06 PM
Great shot, but its a bit off-balanced. The rock is strong, but the bridge on the right with nothing on the left of the image leads the eye right off the right side. Balanced images will always do better.
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04/12/2007 03:29:25 PM
Nice idea, I wonder if a portrait crop with the rock cut off midway wouldn't have been a better composition?
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04/12/2007 01:50:08 PM
Not sure what's with the title here, lol. Pretty nice photo though.
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04/12/2007 10:31:59 AM
mmmm maybe without the rock?
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04/11/2007 08:05:00 PM
After looking at this one for a while, I think that I figured out your title. :) This is perfectly exposed. I'm just not sure about the rock right in the center, dominating the composition. 8 for now, but you have the one shot in the challenge that makes me want to come back and stare at it for a while more to decide on a final score.
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04/11/2007 04:18:42 PM
too much dead space on left
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04/11/2007 12:00:04 PM
Excellent shot, I only wish this rock wasn’t that centered. 6
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04/11/2007 02:51:35 AM
cool, but cood be a little more clear, or somthing just doesnt look right
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