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Hauxon


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pollution (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Lens: Olympus 18mm f/3.5 MF Wide Ange Zuiko
Location: Reykjanes, Iceland
Date: Mar 11, 2008
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30 sec.
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2008

Not really a polluting plant since this a geothermal power plant and the smoke is just non-polluting steam. I was going to shoot at another location with more steam and pipes but didn't find the road up to it in the dark.

Image processing were smallish adjustments in Lightroom and Photoshop for noise removal, shadow-highlight and contrast using curves and USM. Cropped and sharpened for the web.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 127
Avg (all users): 7.3135
Avg (commenters): 8.3810
Avg (participants): 7.3542
Avg (non-participants): 7.3039
Views since voting: 7591
Views during voting: 482
Votes: 252
Comments: 48
Favorites: 14 (view)


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04/01/2008 06:52:57 PM
I missed the vote on this one but it was my fav when I looked through the bunch. Great composition. A well deserved blue ribbon.
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03/25/2008 11:32:51 PM
This meets the challenge for me because of a study I did a few years ago on light pollution, for a middle school science fair, admittedly, but a study nonetheless. Astronomers should be pretty familiar with the term. When you're traveling on the Interstate at night, and you see a sort of haze in the direction of a reasonably-sized city, you're seeing the effects of light pollution. :)
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03/22/2008 08:18:01 PM
Congrats on a wonderful photo. I'm a bit lost as to how this met the challenge though.
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03/20/2008 09:25:15 PM
Ironic, the winning photo from Icelnad, a country where there is almost no pollution to be found

great shot, congrats...
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03/20/2008 05:02:49 AM
Til hamingju með borðann og stórglæsilega mynd
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03/19/2008 07:41:46 PM
Flott mynd... til hamingju
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03/19/2008 01:12:08 PM
Really nice shot and well deserved Blue. Congrats.
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03/19/2008 11:14:54 AM
Stunning photo, congratulations on your ribbon.
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03/19/2008 10:45:25 AM
I'm so happy this won a ribbon! I am one of your 26 10's, so I feel proud to be one of the ones that fully appreciates the perfection of this amazig photo :) Unlike the ridiculous few who gave it a 2 or 3! (ridiculous and totally insecure and jealous, I suspect) :)

CONGRATULATONS!
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03/19/2008 10:44:12 AM
This is incredible, always love your work and this is certainly no exception, great job, and congrats on the ribbon.
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03/19/2008 10:44:11 AM
Lovely! The colors are beautiful. Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/19/2008 08:50:49 AM
Til hamingju með bláa borðann, gullfalleg mynd!! :o)
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03/19/2008 07:46:40 AM
Congrats
og til hamingju með nýju vélina.
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03/19/2008 07:25:10 AM
HAha its just amazing that the icelandic contestants had nothing to photograph but steam! We are so clean:p Til hamingju Hrannar:)
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03/19/2008 07:00:01 AM
Fantastic shot Hrannar! Congrats on a well deserved blue ribbon!
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03/19/2008 06:52:10 AM
well done/congratulations
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03/19/2008 06:16:14 AM
Ótrúlegt að vinna mengunarkeppni með mynd af hreinni gufu! Glæsileg mynd og verðskuldaður blár borði engu að síður :-)
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03/19/2008 06:05:40 AM
Congrats with the blue ribbon. Well deserved!
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03/19/2008 04:52:08 AM
brilliant! deserved to win.
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03/19/2008 04:35:38 AM
Brilliant shot, congrats on your very well deserved blue.
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03/19/2008 04:27:01 AM
Awesome image. Congrats on the blue.
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03/19/2008 03:04:38 AM
This is very interesting and informative. Glad to see it won!
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03/19/2008 12:09:51 AM
not that I think I'm a seer b/c it was sort of obvious but I called it with this one! Congrats on the beautiful shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/18/2008 06:01:59 PM
Must have been very windy! This is a wonderful photo
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03/18/2008 04:20:46 AM
working nights...
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03/17/2008 03:39:15 AM
I love the stars and the green glow in the sky. In fact I like everything about this photo. If it were advanced editing I would probably reduce some the brightness on the end of the building but it's a small thing. I am predicting you and I are competing for a ribbon in this challenge.
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03/16/2008 07:03:43 PM
Very well done, like the tonality and texture. Luminous! 9
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03/16/2008 12:35:51 PM
This is my favorite image from the challenge. Even though this isn't a typical "pollution" it works well for the challenge. The light is extremely menacing to the scene yet it adds a lot to the image and that shows the pollution aspect. Its also an interesting building that is super streamlined and minimalistic which hints at no pollution, yet because of the challenge name it leaves some mystery to the building and suggests the fact that the building at hand may be hiding something bad.
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03/16/2008 12:51:22 AM
Awesome!
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03/14/2008 03:54:14 PM
This is a beautiful shot! I love the composition and color.
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03/14/2008 03:41:41 PM
Such beautiful vanishing point lines!
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03/14/2008 10:11:04 AM
Forget this for pollution, this is a beautiful picture in general. Nice leading line.
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03/14/2008 09:16:47 AM
Eventhough these shots arent supposed to be pretty this one came out very nice.
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03/13/2008 06:18:36 PM
This is exactly the kind of image I was going to submit, but i'm already in the Blurry Challenge. Love the clean lines of the 'factory'
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03/13/2008 02:07:12 PM
super, simple, stunning, minimalistic image. absolute delight to look at. i do not even mind centered composition :) i wonder how would it look to have more on the left side and the pipe on the 1/3 line from right, so that the pipe does not divide the photo in two halves the way it is doing right now. 8
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03/12/2008 11:58:32 PM
Great long exposure image, beautiful colors and unique softness but still tack sharp.
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03/12/2008 09:32:06 PM
Fantastic! Very minimalistic, perfectly captured, looks stunning. Well done!
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03/12/2008 07:30:09 PM
Stand out photo. Must win!
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03/12/2008 03:32:32 PM
This is great! Definitely one of my top 3!
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03/12/2008 10:59:30 AM
Looks like an Area 51 bunker. Great capture of the stars.
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03/12/2008 10:44:50 AM
This is a nice clean photograph,but for some unknown reason i found it disturbing.While i'm in bed at night this flu is pumping out who knows what and furthermore does anyone care.Its probably only steam?
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03/12/2008 09:32:44 AM
Like the long exposure
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03/12/2008 08:42:02 AM
Excellent capture. Wind must have been howling as there's little movement in the stars yet good motion in the smoke.
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03/12/2008 06:45:15 AM
This has an icelandic feel about it. Great stars, the smoke stream works great with the long exposure. I think this shot works well.
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03/12/2008 06:01:17 AM
Interesting image.. Really like the glow of the sky and the streamlined smoke trail. but maybe it would have been more interesting composition if you had been closer and the image had been using the longness of the building.
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03/12/2008 02:58:16 AM
here is the blue ribbon winner...congratulations in advance 10
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03/12/2008 02:35:27 AM
I'm betting this is a top ten entry. Quality shot. Love the stars.
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03/12/2008 01:52:22 AM
yep... looks like a winner to me. Composition is spot on, stars are gorgeous... gotta be someone from Iceland... 9 from me
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