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Transporting Heavy Loads
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Challenge: Vehicles (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Ports of Toronto
Date: Dec 13, 2003
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2003

Shot on a sunny mid-afternoon but dark clouds are gathering which brought snow in Toronto later that night.

This is a ship that moves cement from the factory in Toronto to a place in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

It's been docked at the Ports of Toronto for months now apparently for repairs. This ship because of its size is very imposing but it looks lonely and neglected. I converted to black and white in order to show some degree of loneliness. The dark clouds probably helped create that atmosphere.


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 200
Avg (all users): 7.1535
Avg (commenters): 8.2174
Avg (participants): 6.9394
Avg (non-participants): 7.3592
Views since voting: 5218
Votes: 202
Comments: 39
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/25/2004 01:43:25 AM
This is really a beautiful image,and I'm speaking as a long-time zone system photographer. Your use of the tonal range here is fantastic. I do wish the ship didn't appear to be listing slightly to port. 1 degree clockwise rotation would fix it, I think. Assuming you have room enough on the original: if you rotated this version and cropped the vees out the bow would end up right on the edge of the print.

Robt.
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08/05/2004 12:45:46 AM
This is simply a beautiful and breathtaking image. Very nice work.
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12/24/2003 11:37:08 PM
Congrats, brilliant shot, no wonder why you won :)
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12/24/2003 06:34:15 PM
Excellent comp... the storm clouds really add drama to this shot. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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12/24/2003 06:23:27 PM
Excellent contrast really makes the ship pop out of the shot.The birds in the shot really helps to give you the sheer size of the ship. The sky is also pretty incredible. The frame choice is perfect and helps to compliment the composition. Congratulations on the ribbon.

Message edited by author 2003-12-24 18:24:29.
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12/24/2003 12:14:24 PM
Hey, I just noticed this is your picture! CONGRATULATIONS on your first ribbon!!!! Good work!

Ursula
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12/24/2003 10:16:08 AM
Very moody shot, sort of ominous. I really like the B&W here. Congrats on the ribbon!
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12/24/2003 09:04:04 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon, an original and well done response to challenge,
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12/24/2003 07:22:29 AM
Very big sky in this shot- what clarity. Awesome composition. Well deserved. I have to admit I saw the thumbnail and said"what the hell is that" - but that is just proof that the big shot is what counts!
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12/24/2003 05:33:18 AM
Congrats on a wonderful photo and a well deserved win! Way to go! :-)
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12/24/2003 04:10:22 AM
Thank you all wonderful people for voting and leaving comments. I'm excited about this win, had fun doing and I myself is really happy with the way the photo turned out. All your comments/suggestions are all helpful and will keep them all in mind when working on a new project.

Thanks again one and all. and happy holidays.!

Congratulations to all other big winners and their great work. They all deserve a pat on the back or two.

I'm looking forward to seeing more high quality photos.
12/24/2003 03:03:54 AM
Congratulations, one of my 10's!
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12/24/2003 02:44:40 AM
Also from me congrats to the blue ribbon. Well deserved!
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12/24/2003 02:43:10 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and first place.
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12/24/2003 12:25:49 AM
An excellent shot - unfortunately I did'nt see this one when I was voting. Great work and congrats on the blue!!!
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12/24/2003 12:02:03 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. This was definately one of my favorites!
TC
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/23/2003 05:08:15 PM
I really like this and have voted it high, no flaws that I can see but I wonder if it may have been even better in color
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12/23/2003 12:51:39 PM
Excellent contrast,10 from me!
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12/22/2003 09:45:23 PM
Very nice use of B/W here. You have some awesome tones that I don't think would have worked in color. Great capture of the stormy looking clouds. Beatiful shot!
TC
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12/21/2003 08:50:49 PM
Nice clear shot. Good contrast. The seagulls give it some perspective.
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12/21/2003 01:57:09 PM
Really nice shot. Great work. .:9:.
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12/20/2003 05:00:20 PM
Powerful image
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12/20/2003 02:23:01 PM
I like this - I think it is too bad the sky was so cloudy, it might look a little better with a clear sky.
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12/20/2003 12:40:10 AM
The B&W is great. I really like the contrast between the white tower of the barge and the dark cloudy sky.
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12/19/2003 05:10:33 PM
I like allmost all boat images in this challenge, but this I like most: great composition (like the 3 birds), well cropped and B&W is well chosen. The sky is perfect too. Good luck to you.
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12/19/2003 12:19:13 PM
Very solid photo. One of my favorites for this challenge.
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12/18/2003 01:30:43 PM
That's a nice shot -- like the sky!
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12/18/2003 10:16:03 AM
Great sky!
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12/18/2003 09:20:59 AM
Great work! I love the colours of your image and the sky is perfect too. One of the best pictures of this week! 10
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12/17/2003 09:25:29 PM
Excellent shot.. I love the way the seagulls put the size of this monster into perspective.. this is also a great black and white...
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12/17/2003 09:18:56 PM
Voted 10 on this one ! too much nice things to say.
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12/17/2003 08:55:52 PM
I think the angle U took this shot was lovely, well done! However I also think that the image is a tad on the glommy side. Will love it more if it looks more on the brighter side.
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12/17/2003 03:56:12 PM
Beautiful, stunning shot. The birds are just key to the over all feeling of length and depth. Nice tones. Good shooting.
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12/17/2003 11:53:16 AM
Wonderful!
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12/17/2003 11:51:03 AM
Wow. I like this one a lot. Should finish with a ribbon. I can't really find fault with anything in this shot. Good work.
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12/17/2003 10:46:29 AM
Very nice. Like the sky. and the contrast.
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12/17/2003 09:10:00 AM
Oooh...a dark and forboding image. Interesting!
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12/17/2003 02:55:40 AM
The three birds really add a lot to this photo.
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12/17/2003 12:26:06 AM
love it
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