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Steamer Paddle
Steamer Paddle

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Boats (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: May 23, 2008
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Sky, Transportation
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2008

Retired steamer paddle on display just off the Mon River and near Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa. A plaque says it's from the Sternwheel, Towboat Jason, built in 1940 and retired in 1959.

Shot in RAW. Separated the sky and paddle during post processing.

Place: 59 out of 162
Avg (all users): 5.7446
Avg (commenters): 6.3000
Avg (participants): 5.5797
Avg (non-participants): 5.8435
Views since voting: 710
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 184
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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06/02/2008 10:22:46 AM
The composition is wonderful and unique. Strong colors and good detail -- nice image for the challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/31/2008 01:11:59 AM
Excellent take on the challenge. Great curves, lines & colors.
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05/30/2008 05:08:42 PM
A very nice photo but for me, not screaming 'Boat'.
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05/28/2008 04:21:50 PM
Not technically a boat, but a boat part so I'm giving you credit :)

Angles, angles, angles. Everything is on the horizontal. Did you take any where the axle bar was at the 45? Giving the illusion of the wheel coming up from the bottom corner rather than shooting in from the left. I'm talking about the black bar.

Colors work well together, though.
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05/27/2008 11:27:43 PM
Lighting, colour, DOF, composition... all wonderful! My highest vote so far.
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05/26/2008 09:08:13 PM
Nice shot. Love the colours except for the sky.
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05/26/2008 08:14:56 PM
I like this image, however, it needs to have the emphasis on the boat, not just the paddle. Nice crop and good color.
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05/26/2008 05:39:44 PM
Nice composition, really interesting.
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05/26/2008 12:23:22 PM
cropping is off here
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05/26/2008 09:57:14 AM
Love the perspective and composition! Has a Americana feel
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05/26/2008 06:18:14 AM
Nice detail indeed !
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