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Energy Sources at sunset
Energy Sources at sunset

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Challenge: After Dark (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Limerick, Pennsylvania
Date: Jan 11, 2004
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2004

Atomic Power plant at sunset

Place: 63 out of 96
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01/25/2004 06:48:40 PM
Greetings from the critique club.

This shot has a lot of potential. The way you used the sun for a dramatic affect is quite good. If only you had been able to be in a position to have it a bit more obscured by the tower.
There is too much dark foreground. Eiter crop it or use a different angle.

I see where you mentioned you had to be careful not to get caught. I imagine this didn't allow you a lot of time to compose and wait for better conditions.

Still a good image, that maybe you will be able to revisit.
01/24/2004 08:04:33 AM
The reason the picture was not framed very well was that there was a code Orange, taking a picture of a atomic power plant with out getting arrested was a trick.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2004 09:33:23 AM
A little less of the sun would be better. Smoke is well lit, The stacks need to be in focus and perhaps closer so they're more of a powerful element in the shot.
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01/17/2004 09:49:41 AM
look at that pollution! great photo! haha! I like the way you captured the light, and I like the composition
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01/17/2004 08:27:14 AM
This seems a bit uneven. Rotating clockwise a little would level it up. The sun makes a really nice effect on the smoke, nicely captured.
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01/17/2004 02:22:29 AM
This is strangely evocative of embryonic life while at the same time scarily like what would happen if there were a meltdown.
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01/16/2004 08:22:19 PM
A nice "use" of lens flare.

A little oddly it does look like the hot spot did not force the aperture closed as the tree on the right is sharp but the horizon seems a little OOF as if the aperture was what you might expect of an evening shot i.e. wide opne with narrow DOF.

I look forward to seeing the details later.
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01/15/2004 06:46:53 AM
Good sunset photo.
01/15/2004 02:10:01 AM
I believe the challenge was 'After Dark' not 'Just Before After Dark is Supposed to Happen'. Otherwise a nice shot...
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01/13/2004 06:33:10 PM
Technically this has failed the challenge because the sun is still up but it`s a great pic.
01/13/2004 03:19:27 PM
Finely captured! Did you plan this one out like this? Amazing colors. I myself would have cropped out more from the bottom and left more sky in the top.
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01/13/2004 10:52:37 AM
I really like the drama of the smoke here. The vegetation on the right adds an interesting element.
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01/12/2004 10:04:18 PM
Nice contrast between nature vs. civilization. Lovely sunset colours.
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01/12/2004 12:50:42 PM
Interesting shot and wonderful color. The tree is super for balance.
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01/12/2004 10:26:59 AM
After dark?
01/12/2004 10:08:57 AM
Having the sun in the picture is not really "After Dark" Maybe the stacks and steam lit up by the plant's lights would have been better.
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01/12/2004 07:58:37 AM
Basically a great idea for a shot, badly let down by the technical work: love the sun through the steam from the cooling towers, but the processing artefacts, the tilt of the image, the strange framing (why so much at the bottom, and why cut off the top of the steam clouds?) lose you points from me.
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01/12/2004 06:06:40 AM
Is the resemblance to a mushroom cloud intentional, or did it just work out that way? Very nice colors and capture on the setting sun. I really like the rim lighting on the bottom of the cloud.
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