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Challenge: Calendar II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Feb 21, 2009
Aperture: F5.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Cityscape, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Feb 22, 2009

Everytime I have crossed this bridge, I have thought what a neat photo this would make, with downtown rising behind the trainyards. Finally got around to doing it. There is not any real sidewalk across the bridge, however, just what would be considered a wide curb, with heavy traffic passing by. I'd love to do this shot at night, but there is not enough space to safely set up a tripod. I'm pretty pleased with what I got at dusk, however. I had visualized this as the trainyards big and close, with downtown in the distance, but this wideangle view just really seemed to work better. Maybe some of my other shots from this session will be close to that, but I'm really pleased with this one. Two separate adjustments in Canon DPP, since the city was still in the sun and the trainyards were in shadows. Layered and merged. Some clarify and selective touch ups thrown in. I think I got a really nice look to this that might get mistaken for HDR.

Pre-challenge notes:
I think this is pretty darn good, and am hopeful for a high score. I have learned that others often see something differently than I do, however. I tend to prefer strong perspectives and leading lines. I will never know if I don't throw it in. I still figure this should be good for something in the high 5's and hoping for a 6.

[Feb. 27th, 2009 11:21:48 PM]

All positive comments on this, but not coming in as high as I had hoped. Making a fair score though. May hit a 5 1/2 if the late voters like it.

Post-challenge notes:
Talk about splitting hairs. Exactly a 5.5. Thought I'd nailed a better one, but it's always hard to tell exactly where the mass appeal will fall. From the voting breakdown I can tell that plenty of folks liked it. It would be nice, however, to get some feedback from those who thought it was "just ok".

Place: 93 out of 182
Avg (all users): 5.5000
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 5.2031
Avg (non-participants): 5.7262
Views since voting: 665
Views during voting: 225
Votes: 148
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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04/21/2009 08:54:38 PM
I think I saw this when I was in DFW last May for my neice's wedding in McKinney.
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03/04/2009 09:25:35 AM
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I love rambles. Haven't you seen my notes field's, which seem to be getting longer and longer? Thanks.

Lol, I just thought, like me, you had a lot to say ;)
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03/02/2009 09:55:31 AM
Originally posted by Starbanana:

('scuse the ramble I only meant to put a brief comment!)

I love rambles. Haven't you seen my notes field's, which seem to be getting longer and longer? Thanks.
03/02/2009 09:23:08 AM
Didnt vote on this challenge as I was in it but I would give this at least a 6 and then maybe a bump after looking at it a few days!
Love the sky and the city in the distance. The lines of the tracks are really cool & I love the perspective.
Its one of those shots that grows on you the more you look at it so maybe thats why it didnt do as well as it could have done
('scuse the ramble I only meant to put a brief comment!)
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03/02/2009 01:38:04 AM
I liked this one and gave it a 7. I'm envious that you can take photos off bridges, with or without sidewalks. Where I live, all the bridges have chain link across them in an attempt to prevent jumpers. Great lines here.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/27/2009 10:15:09 PM
Nice shot. Where is this taken?
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02/27/2009 08:58:56 PM
Nice shot--I enjoyed it.
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02/27/2009 05:55:44 PM
great shot
02/27/2009 11:11:51 AM
The movement from all the tracks is great!
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02/27/2009 12:53:31 AM
Great contrast and well composed .
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02/24/2009 11:14:45 PM
Nice patterns. and an interesting city skyline.
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02/24/2009 03:55:14 PM
I'm guessing this is Western PA!
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02/23/2009 08:56:22 PM
not sure why you choose this shot....unless you wk for the railroad (or are fascinated with trains...a good possibility) good colors and editing, nice lighting
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02/23/2009 05:32:22 AM
wow, great angle and leading lines.
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