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Challenge: Silence II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX APO RF HSM for Nikon
Location: Pierce, Colorado
Date: Jan 23, 2009
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Black and White, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2009

Really need to stop down with the Bigma but it was damn cold and I was very hurried, but oh well.
I took this just a couple miles from my single tree entry. I was contemplating putting it in the sound challenge instead, but because of how deserted everything was, the silence seemed like a better fit. For the record, the only noise these particular towers emitted was a slight crackle which was mostly drowned out by the wind. I know others do buzz horribly, so not sure why they didn't.

Place: 70 out of 178
Avg (all users): 5.4605
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.2000
Avg (non-participants): 5.5613
Views since voting: 867
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 215
Comments: 8
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12/08/2010 11:00:14 PM
I like shots like this, too. And the buzz is often correlated to the amount of moisture in the air, in my experience.
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02/04/2009 01:01:59 AM
Beautiful photo, just towers, grass, and all manner of subtle lines.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2009 07:59:03 PM
Obviously, you were close to these transmission towers when you captured the image. And, the lines and towers make for a good vanishing lines effect. However, these things make a lot of buzzing and humming noise. I would have scored this really high in "noise", as they make so much noise pollution. I guess it's all relative.
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02/02/2009 04:53:09 PM
As cliched as this photo is, I actually like it. The towers fade nicely into the background, and the shot is really well composed. So good job on that!

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02/01/2009 10:19:32 AM
Nicely composed image with good tones and nice detail. Certainly conveys what the title suggests and silence also. 7
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01/29/2009 11:39:22 PM
transformative image. I'm not sure how quiet these are.
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01/28/2009 04:15:41 PM
Lovely and delicate, very desolate and silent.
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01/28/2009 04:49:33 AM
very nice shot
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