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 This image was disqualified from the Homemade Landscapes challenge.
River City in Steel
River City in Steel
Limbo


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Homemade Landscapes (Basic Editing)
Collection: Prints
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: TX
Date: Apr 8, 2008
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5s
Galleries: Cityscape, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2008

Took 8 hours to finally get this shot. Most time I've ever spent in an entry.

Some of that time was spent building a light tent which I'll be using again and again and again ;-)

Thanks for all the great comments and score.

This image was inspired by Carl Warner. Please visit his site //www.carlwarner.com/
He is a very talented individual.

About the DQ.
I mistakenly removed what I believed at the time to be sensor dust. I had asked SC to validate very early in voting and DQ it if it did violate the editing rules. I should have left the imperfection as was, but 10 mins before deadline, I made a poor judgment call. I broke the rules and got a DQ. Yes I'm bummed, but the rules are there for a reason and I fully support the SC's decision. I will keep trying to hit the front page again.....


At the request of 21.gif Citadel here is a link to the unedited version with the cloned out part intact.
671697.jpg
Disqualification Details
You may use a cloning tool or small healing brush for the sole purpose of removing sensor dust or hot pixels. No other spot-editing is allowed.

Statistics
Views since voting: 7286
Views during voting: 914
Comments: 93
Favorites: 25 (view)


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05/01/2008 01:22:08 PM
We live and learn and smile about our shortcomings ;-) Nice photo and nice the way you handled all this.... good sportsmanship is important too.
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04/22/2008 10:09:16 AM
Originally posted by arati_halbe:

How does one figure out if it is sesor dust or no? Difficult call.
But i still love the image of course


To maybe help others, my understanding of sensor dust is that dust on the sensor causes dark blobs. The dust, if you think about it, blocks light from the sensor. If it is a highlight, it is not sensor dust.
04/22/2008 04:17:36 AM
I'm sorry bout your DQ Owain. You should be so proud of this superb image, it would make a beautiful print!
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04/22/2008 01:26:02 AM
How does one figure out if it is sesor dust or no? Difficult call.
But i still love the image of course
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04/21/2008 04:24:23 PM
Sorry to hear of the dq :( I can totally understand the sensor dust issue. Don't be too bummed though Owain, onwards and upwards!
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04/21/2008 04:18:34 PM
I was impressed with this image. Would you mind posting the original so we can see what you ended up removing from the original so we can learn what to avoid in the future? If not I totally understand.

Kudos on the great image. Sorry it ended with a DQ.
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04/21/2008 02:55:53 PM
This is still an awesome image, The DQ does not take away your amazing work. Bravo!
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04/21/2008 12:33:52 PM
Sorry about the DQ. This is an awesome image. Keep up the good work, we'll see you on page 1 again, I'm sure!
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04/21/2008 11:19:19 AM
What a drag.

Regardless - you won. You got the ribbon. Everyone loved it. The DQ does not take that away.
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04/21/2008 11:19:18 AM
Hi Limbo sorry to see this DQ'd it is a great image and I hope you do get sales from it. Look at the bright side you have had more views, comments & 24 favorites which is more than most will see in a years passing. Keep up the great work and I hope to see you ribbon again.
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04/21/2008 09:24:00 AM
*****
So sorry to hear about the disqualification. Don't be discouraged, it's still the same image that won.

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04/20/2008 08:06:53 PM
Thats a cool shot. Looks great!
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04/20/2008 02:59:46 PM
Cool! I wonder where Fender is right now...Could be an interesting variation of "Where's Waldo?" Great Job! :)
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04/19/2008 04:46:12 PM
woow amazing
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04/18/2008 09:37:14 PM
Congratulations on your first (of many) blue ribbons. Awesome job.
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04/17/2008 08:40:45 PM
You built the light tent? Can you show an image of it or link to how to build one?
Thx
Debbi
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04/17/2008 04:56:55 PM
congratulations!!! a great photo, the first reminder to appears in my mind when i see the pic was... Breakfast in America... Supertramp... Thanks.
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04/17/2008 11:57:45 AM
Fantastic idea and realization.
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04/17/2008 09:45:09 AM
Oh Wow- creative in more thn one way
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04/17/2008 08:56:21 AM
What a beautiful scene. I checked out the link too - that is quite an inspiration. Congrats on the blue!
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04/17/2008 02:43:52 AM
cool!
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04/16/2008 11:32:11 PM
This is great stuff! CONGATS!
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04/16/2008 01:05:59 PM
Neat picture/congrats
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04/16/2008 10:35:57 AM
Grats on the ribbon. Good job
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04/16/2008 10:21:32 AM
Yup, my favorite of all the "screw city" shots. ;-)
Congrats!
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04/16/2008 10:08:48 AM
How could this ever get below an 8. Stunning work. Congrats.
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04/16/2008 10:01:55 AM
How clever! And beautiful! CONGRATULATIONS! This is definitely award worthy!
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04/16/2008 09:52:16 AM
I see you went nuts with bolts. Very creative.
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04/16/2008 09:26:14 AM
Great image and such a creative idea. Congratulations on your Blue ribbon. :)
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04/16/2008 07:51:24 AM
I'm sorry that I didn't vote on this challenge at the appropriate time. But ... this is absolutely awesome. Great job.
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04/16/2008 07:45:15 AM
Brilliant!
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04/16/2008 07:17:21 AM
well done :)
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04/16/2008 06:48:03 AM
Great idea and well executed. Congrats on the blue!
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04/16/2008 06:39:52 AM
I told you next challange you will get a ribbon :) Cong.Owain
brilliant and amazing shot
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04/16/2008 03:26:29 AM
When I saw the thumbnail it didn't look like a fake city. Very nice!
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04/16/2008 02:52:23 AM
fabulas picture,well done/congratulations
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04/16/2008 02:49:55 AM
Great Idea! Absolutely fantastic... Congratulations!!!

Message edited by author 2008-04-16 02:50:26.
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04/16/2008 01:32:12 AM
big congrats on this fantastic shot and your first ribbon!
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04/16/2008 01:21:33 AM
Congratulations on first place.
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04/16/2008 12:47:01 AM
SO glad this ribboned. Congrats on your first ribbon with this excellent, creative shot.
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04/16/2008 12:14:23 AM
congrats on your first blue, very well done.
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04/16/2008 12:05:18 AM
Grats on the blu!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/15/2008 11:35:06 PM
Great idea. This is the third 'bolt n screw' city I've seen in this challenge. Your skyline is best but I liked the silhouette version best as it draws attention away from the details of each fastener.
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04/15/2008 06:40:45 AM
really nice reflections
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04/14/2008 09:56:33 PM
Nice work!
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04/13/2008 07:16:27 PM
Excellent, very creative and well executed!
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04/12/2008 11:09:56 PM
Even though many had the same idea as you, yours is by far the best! :^)

I rate this a 9.
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04/12/2008 10:12:56 PM
Well done, like the lighting.
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04/12/2008 06:56:15 PM
Very nice - but I would have liked it even better if the reflection wasn't cropped like that.
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04/12/2008 05:21:59 PM
my fav screw city so far
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04/12/2008 10:03:39 AM
Nicely done. The background being different shades of blue help the silver stand out, and the reflections makes the picture more interesting.
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04/12/2008 02:45:02 AM
Outstanding idea and wonderfully executed. This truly meets the challenge in one of the fullest and best ways. 9 from me
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04/12/2008 02:31:51 AM
very nutty image ...but they'll probally screw you with their scores ;-)
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04/11/2008 10:37:01 PM
Best of the lot. My pick for the ribbon. Good luck.
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04/11/2008 09:45:50 PM
A very clever Idea should do very well 8
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04/11/2008 09:32:51 AM
This is very blanaced and symetric but, it doesn't really make sense.
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04/11/2008 06:51:56 AM
awesome idea, well executed. 8
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04/11/2008 01:53:23 AM
Nicely laid out. Good clean and crisp image and the pale colour works well.
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04/10/2008 06:25:04 PM
This is a very interesting peace of landscape.very well done.
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04/10/2008 04:58:26 PM
A very good version of the stuff on carlwarner.com
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04/10/2008 02:03:31 PM
Awesome ... best in this challenge ...
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04/10/2008 01:14:51 PM
Nice composition and reflection. IMO, clearly the best of the "hardware" entries.
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04/10/2008 11:56:57 AM
Very creative! The blue "skyline" and reflection in the "water" work really well.
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04/10/2008 11:14:33 AM
wow! Looks like a lot of work! One of the best in challenge. Great composition, great reflections, nice lighting, etc
Very well done! - Good luck!
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04/10/2008 10:06:46 AM
The rerlection is sublime. Would like to see a "shoreline" to differentiate between the "land and river."
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04/10/2008 08:50:45 AM
You went to a lot of trouble to make this shot. I am impressed with you. Well done 10
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04/10/2008 08:38:41 AM
Super. Hope this ribbons.
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04/10/2008 07:52:25 AM
This is all brilliance!
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04/09/2008 10:43:00 PM
Sweet!!!
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04/09/2008 10:02:44 PM
This is very creative and well executed. The thumb definitely looked like a futuristic city. Hope you score very well with this.
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04/09/2008 09:05:20 PM
Very nicely done...but I sure wish the reflection was not cut off at the bottom.
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04/09/2008 07:33:56 PM
Wow, creative and original.
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04/09/2008 07:09:53 PM
well done effort - nice job to recreate a cool web image
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04/09/2008 06:15:17 PM
Fantastic idea, excellently composed.
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04/09/2008 02:41:51 PM
A few of these in the challenge. I really like the reflections, great job.
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04/09/2008 12:30:48 PM
excellent comp and lighting
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04/09/2008 11:53:45 AM
I like the depth of your set up, it makes it look more realistic and stand out from the other metal cities. (I guess great minds think alike?) The colors of the sky and water look the most realistic so far. It looks like you really put some thought into this and constructed an actual city. Well done.
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04/09/2008 11:27:23 AM
Well I guess you just happened to have had last month's "Practical Photographer's" issue at hand for this one... kind of a 1:1 replica of the shot in the magazine, which takes away your credit for creativity on this one.. Nevertheless it is well executed but I would have prefered to see the complete reflections of the "skyscrapers"
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04/09/2008 10:07:07 AM
Creative. Good lighting. Good composition and colors. One of the better images I've seen so far in this challenge. Good luck.
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04/09/2008 09:57:08 AM
This reminds me of robots, but it's very creative!
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04/09/2008 08:39:11 AM
Nice lighting, The best of the bunch in this challenge. 7
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04/09/2008 07:49:32 AM
OMG- it's like the challenge was "make a cityscape of nuts and bolts!" - I do like this and will not judge on the fact that 5 others have done the ssame thing :) Good clarity and composition pushes this slightly above the others: 7
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04/09/2008 07:12:45 AM
Wow you found more screws,nuts and bolts than carl warner!!!!!!! LOL
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04/09/2008 06:26:18 AM
Best execution of this idea that I've seen. Can't really fault it. Hope this does well!
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04/09/2008 05:28:48 AM
cool
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04/09/2008 05:16:48 AM
not so very creative, looks quite like Carl Warners shot, while his crop, color and reflection are better. nevertheless good effort.
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04/09/2008 05:11:08 AM
Excellent work!
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04/09/2008 02:23:33 AM
Oh dear! everyone seems to have entered this image like your reflections though. 6
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04/09/2008 01:35:10 AM
Great idea, high performance.
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04/09/2008 01:21:31 AM
awesome! 10. wonder how long it took you to build this...
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04/09/2008 12:34:39 AM
I see a ribbon. In fact, I see blue!
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04/09/2008 12:33:47 AM
Very cool idea, wish I would have thought about it.
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04/09/2008 12:30:16 AM
This is a really great idea. I wish you didn't cut off the reflection.
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