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Gerbil Tube of Life
Gerbil Tube of Life

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Challenge: Point of View II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Lowell, MA
Date: Oct 14, 2007
Aperture: f18
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2007

Shot while waiting for my wife to run by during the Baystate Marathon in Lowell Mass. This was quite the walkway! My boys and I had to use this to cross the river - quite a journey with the wind and my vertigo!

Shot in RAW. Opened image in CS2 - adjusted exposure and curves. Save as Jpeg.

Opened in Elements 3.0. Adjusted levels, hue/saturation -single color channel, and noise ninja. Cropped to size. Save for web.

Opened image, USM at small radius and large radius. Desaturated using Hue/Saturation. Save.

Post Challenge: Thanks for the great comments. I am glad I gave you all vertigo. Now you know what it is like to be me most of the time!

My wife is a bit upset with me about this shot. This image has pushed the image of her running off my 'top scorer' row. I keep pleading with her to talk to me, but I guess I will have a quiet house until I can get another image of her on my front page... ;-)

Place: 19 out of 250
Avg (all users): 6.4353
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.0147
Avg (non-participants): 6.7157
Views since voting: 1299
Views during voting: 269
Votes: 170
Comments: 14
Favorites: 3 (view)

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11/11/2007 11:20:30 PM
Very cool image, Peter. I love long perspective shots like this. Congrats on your top 20!
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10/24/2007 10:19:40 PM

Sorry about the vergigo thing. . .I looked it and just got lost in it. Very VERY cool!

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10/24/2007 06:50:20 PM
nice work !!

i think i have vertigo now...

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10/24/2007 05:38:52 PM
Peter, this is really cool! Congrats on such a great score and a really creative entry!
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10/24/2007 05:24:28 AM
Yay! Nice place for a great photo, Peter!
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10/24/2007 04:12:30 AM
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10/24/2007 03:56:42 AM

Congrats on yet another top 20 finish. I just love the repetitive pattern and the fact that it seems both wide open and claustraphobic at the same time

Impressive if you suffer from vertigo (I was going to add 'and wind' but that would have sounded quite wrong!!!!)

Very nice gentle B&W conversion that still has heaps of contrast where the shadow hits the light

Great job buddy
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/21/2007 03:31:28 AM
Great texture.
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10/20/2007 10:52:40 AM
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10/19/2007 04:07:07 PM
nice image, what are the walls/sides madde out of? they almost look like mirrors. I like the off-center perspective, although it seems like the person is not sharp, but instead the walls closer to the camera.
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10/18/2007 09:53:21 PM
neat image. interested to see what lense you used.
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10/17/2007 01:07:27 PM
Nice textures in this photo.
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10/17/2007 10:37:14 AM
ooh, nice and atmospheric spooky shot, 9
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10/17/2007 10:14:13 AM
Wow! 9.
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