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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Work (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: steel plant
Date: Oct 6, 2008
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Action, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Oct 6, 2008

Levels, hue/saturation layer, flatten and resize, noise reduction, USM, and S4W.

Yes, the color being emitted from the arc welder really is that blue. Taken at a steel fabrication plant in South Florida.

WOW, I was hoping to break the 6 barrier, so am extremely pleased to win a ribbon (let alone blue) and a new pb. Thank you one and all!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 136
Avg (all users): 6.9130
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.6591
Avg (non-participants): 6.9816
Views since voting: 6666
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 207
Comments: 33
Favorites: 8 (view)


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11/01/2008 10:15:23 PM
Beautiful colors and intensity. Nice focus too (his and yours). The negative space works.
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10/21/2008 10:16:28 AM
This is pretty cool! It's dark in the back, but the light catches your eye! Great job!
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10/20/2008 04:05:34 PM
Congratz...I really find this a very impressive shot.
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10/20/2008 06:47:31 AM
I was very excited for me, when I last left a comment on your image. I've just come back for a browse, and realised that when you break a barrier, you you do it with gusto - 5.9 to 6.9 That's impressive, and I don't think it happens too often on DPC...so again 'Well Done!'..the trouble with that is now you have to live up to it...and I'm sure you can, with that new equipment! :)
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10/20/2008 05:55:40 AM
Thanks for your comment Dave. It's hard for me to be mad about getting fourth when the three ahead of it are as excellent as they are! :-) I read your photographers comments and had to grin a bit. A few months ago I was desperately trying to break into the 6's as well, and then BAM, blue ribbon. (almost the same score as yours) Now 6.0 is my new personal benchmark of "success." lol Glad you accomplished your initial goal, and here's to many more like it!
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10/19/2008 10:19:12 AM
Congrats on a ribbon and a pb :o)
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10/19/2008 07:35:05 AM
Magnificent shot, congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/18/2008 09:49:17 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon, nice job. Keep up the good work!
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10/18/2008 01:24:34 PM
What an awesome shot! Congrats on breaking all the barriers - first ribbon and PB - great job!
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10/17/2008 01:12:54 PM
Big congratulations!
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10/15/2008 03:17:52 PM
well done and congratulations
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10/15/2008 10:35:05 AM
Oh how I LOVE welding photos. They're so dramatic and raw -- yet the light makes them so magical. This is fantastic! I'm so glad it won. CONGRATULATIONS!

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10/15/2008 08:54:41 AM
Perfectly on topic and a beautiful image. Congrats on the Blue!
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10/15/2008 08:10:03 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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10/15/2008 07:33:45 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Great shot!
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10/15/2008 04:37:05 AM
Congrats! Great shot!
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10/15/2008 01:29:16 AM
Congrtas on the blue. This is a great image.
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10/15/2008 12:41:43 AM
Congrats on a great image, a well deserved Blue, and a PB.
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10/15/2008 12:26:05 AM
Very nice. congrats on your first ribbon and new personal best!
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10/15/2008 12:23:50 AM
Great job, a shot that I wanted to do. I passed a guy welding and thought that it would be a good shot, but I would have been late for my class. Congratualtions on all that Blue. ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/14/2008 12:25:17 PM
Awesome shot, up there with my favorites and one of my top 5
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10/13/2008 01:52:41 AM
Fantastic shot, light and color. Just a little mediocre cropping.
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10/12/2008 09:40:44 PM
Great exposure control.
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10/12/2008 06:43:05 PM
Well done. Nice colors and black spaces. I love the bounce off the mask. Maybe trim the top 10-20% off to reduce the negative space a little.
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10/11/2008 02:23:31 PM
Beautiful picture!
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10/10/2008 01:54:01 PM
nice photo
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10/10/2008 05:18:05 AM
like it. Just maybe crop a touch off the top would make it even more striking in my opinion 7
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10/09/2008 01:01:53 AM
That's what I was looking for, flying sparks, love it
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10/08/2008 09:38:20 PM
I like the dynamics of the blue light highlighting the subject...it likely took a bit of adjusting to get the subject to show up more clearly which may lend itself to the "looks overprocessed" comment???
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10/08/2008 09:07:03 PM
the best of the welding shots so far, and there's a lot of them
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10/08/2008 06:29:28 PM
Nice pic, like the colours and the sparks from the weld
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10/08/2008 03:39:35 PM
Nice image - Like the tones and colours and the long exposure. Nice take on a well photographed subject this hallenge
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10/08/2008 02:07:34 PM
The blue tones and smoothness of the light rays really make this one stand out amongst the other welding pics. Great job.
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