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Palace Of Pollution
Palace Of Pollution

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Challenge: Pollution (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Date: Mar 8, 2008
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2008

The coal power plant in Boulder. It seems ironic that such an ecologically progressive city would have the dirtiest form of electricity generation possible.

Photoshop raw conversion -> curves, a bit with levels.

Place: 52 out of 127
Avg (all users): 5.7125
Avg (commenters): 5.8571
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Views since voting: 730
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 240
Comments: 8
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/14/2008 09:56:06 AM
Clever title! I think that this would have been better if the part of the sky where the wire shows was cropped out. I know thats where a lot of the grey smoggy stuff is but i think that tower of smoke is aenough pollution to make this photograph work. I love the lighting and reflection and I'm glad the foreground is so dark, that way it doesn't distract from your subject and shows where the emphasis is clearly.
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03/13/2008 09:56:08 AM
good picture, but there are too many factories in this challenge.
03/13/2008 09:45:17 AM
Nice control of exposure on the lighting. Horizon is a bit tilted to the left. Composition is a tad centered. Was there not another viewpoint for this where you could get more skyline (without the powerline) and less foreground? Perhaps even zooming in more (or crop if you have to)?
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03/13/2008 09:39:43 AM
if your background was a littel lighter.
03/13/2008 09:27:03 AM
Very nice shot, making something so evil look so majestic. The lighting is magnificent.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2008 04:34:10 PM
Looks like a power station maybe. The focus is a little soft and the wire at the top distracts.
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03/12/2008 02:51:06 PM
It seems tilted to me a bit... pretty reflection.
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03/12/2008 09:22:31 AM
Smoke means progress

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