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Challenge: Strength (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony Mavica CD300
Location: Newbury Park, CA
Date: Apr 13, 2004
Aperture: 2.4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Urban
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2004

I'm sorry to have to start out my membership here with such a relatively poor picture, but it was all I could get in 2 days.
This is a very simple shot of a gauge from a machine that molds chunks of steel like it was play-dough; it was fascinating to watch.

Place: 79 out of 282
Avg (all users): 5.3577
Avg (commenters): 6.5714
Avg (participants): 5.2455
Avg (non-participants): 5.4329
Views since voting: 861
Votes: 274
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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07/05/2005 08:10:50 PM
As per the pressure/strength debate, in this case the two are inseperable. It's not like air or liquid pressure building in some container, but as the description states this machine is designed to mold chunks of steel (they get white hot) into usable forms, and the gauge shows the amount of pressure exerted on the steel to do so. If that's not strength, I don't know what is! I do see the where this issue would come up out of context during voting, however.
Also, I pretty much just walked in to the warehouse and took a bunch of shots; I had no control of the lighting aside from my built-in flash, which I wisely chose not to use. I do like the harshness effect of the shadow, but do also realize how some clarity is lost.

Message edited by author 2005-07-05 20:14:22.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2004 02:20:09 PM
Good stuff here, I like the textures and the lighting, I get a basement feeling :D
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04/17/2004 10:41:15 PM
I can kind of see where you were going with this, but not sure if it fits strength or power, as well as it fits pressure. With just the guage showing, and no hint of what this guage is attached to, I find it hard to see the message. Other than that, the photo is nice, I like the simple, soft colors, and the direction of the light works well with this subject. I also like the straight pipe on the left, it is a nice contrast to the round guage.
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04/16/2004 10:47:18 PM
I think this shot would be rated higher if the ring around the guage was not casting a shadow into the guage itself. A bottom light source would have cured the shadow.
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04/16/2004 04:53:52 AM
Is pressure really a measure of strength? Not sure; i don't profess to be an expert so i'll not form an opinion. Anyway, it's 2900 PSI - sorry! Being pernickity. I'll stop it. I actually think this is quite elgant in an understated kind of way, and I think the pipe to the left adds rather than detracts from the image, which in itself is a rarity. The lighting is a bit amiss - the shadow on the face is a little unfortunate, but i guess unavoidable. In all, I like it! I wonder; did you try this in sepia to see how it looked? 7.
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04/16/2004 03:09:51 AM
a little minus for the harsh shadow
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04/15/2004 04:06:28 PM
i like it
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04/14/2004 06:33:02 AM
I also thought on this shoot, but my house is electrically warmed ! In south Spain people don't waste much money in warming houses. The lighting is superb, but a dimmer light on the other side, to make shadows less agresive, may had make it more pleasant. Very good one!
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04/14/2004 02:11:10 AM
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