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Steel Worm
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lines III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: DUS Airport, Germany
Date: Sep 1, 2009
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2009

Very delighted, thanks for all your votes and comments (with the exclusion of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' levyj413. Just wanted to enter anything, never thought I had the slightest chance to ribbon before the challenge started.

This is the station of the SkyTrain ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/769/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_617849.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/769/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_617849.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' on top of (or in front of) the airport at Dusseldorf), built in the late 1990s after the old airport burnt down (where have you been then, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Art Roflmao?) A wonderful peace of transportation architecture, visit the architects page here


PP included Topaz adjust portrait drama preset (downloaded the trial version), black and white layer, curves, not much more (it's basic).



[Sep. 5th, 2009 01:40:12 PM]

Sigh! What's wrong with the voters these days? Had a peak of 7.48 at 31 votes, went straight downhill from there but still had a whopping 7.14 at 60 votes. Alltime low (I hope) at 6.78 now (129 votes), so definitely not the blue - if any ribbon...

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 238
Avg (all users): 6.9817
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 7.1200
Avg (non-participants): 6.8652
Views since voting: 6060
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 164
Comments: 45
Favorites: 16 (view)


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09/14/2009 03:35:27 AM
Thoroughly deseved blue Oliver...amazing image
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09/12/2009 01:34:21 PM
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Message edited by author 2009-09-14 23:10:29.
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09/10/2009 10:15:12 AM
Originally posted by eyewave:


And do I always have to use a ;-) icon so you also understand the humor in my comments?


Germans have a sense of humour? you sure? Only Kidding hehe
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09/09/2009 08:57:20 PM
Fantastic shot, a well deserved blue.
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09/09/2009 08:10:16 PM
Just awesome! Congrats on 1st!!
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09/09/2009 06:48:42 PM
Beautiful shot
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09/09/2009 03:26:10 PM
Great shot Oliver :)
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09/09/2009 02:44:01 PM
Beautiful
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09/09/2009 02:14:11 PM
Hey - crazy cool shot !
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09/09/2009 01:25:18 PM
Huge congratulations!!! Stunning crystal clear image. Well deserved!!!
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09/09/2009 01:13:04 PM
Very nicely done, and well deserving of the blue. I love the way the tones of the sky and the structure work together.
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09/09/2009 11:21:43 AM
really eyewave, you need to get over yourself. learn to be a good winner (or is it spelled whiner?).

Originally posted by eyewave:

Originally posted by levyj413:

Ah, nothing like seeing the photographer's comment on the blue basically be "voters suck."

Since you seem to know your shots deserve to win ribbons, why do you bother giving voters the chance to express an opinion?


Never said voter suck. Wouldn't you think you'd ribbon at a score of 7.4? Wouldn't you be disappointed when your score fell as rapidly? And do I always have to use a ;-) icon so you also understand the humor in my comments?
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09/09/2009 09:19:15 AM
Wow! What an impressive composition of that amazing sky train. This is really good! Congratulations on top honors :)
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09/09/2009 09:15:59 AM
Beautiful use of greyscale.
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09/09/2009 08:30:10 AM
I really liked this during voting. Infact I was one of your "7" votes. Good job on the blue...
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09/09/2009 07:57:37 AM
onf of my favs of the challenge..Excellent image! good for you!
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09/09/2009 05:04:36 AM
wow this is awesome. love it. I know it sounds weird, but it reminds me of Alien trilogy.
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09/09/2009 03:23:42 AM
Interesting shot, very unusual and VERY good. Congrats on your blue, Oliver.
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09/09/2009 03:18:19 AM
This is a lovely shot - where on earth is this structure? - and what is more to the point - WHAT is it? I also want to know what you did to get the sky to look like that. I have Paintshop Pro, but I must admit that I don't know how to get it to do anything - your picture is most inspiring, in that I know that you must have done something to it, and I should maybe go away and fiddle some more, but I wish I could understand what people are doing to get some of the editing effects - it all makes me feel like a bit of a dumbo somewhat

Anyway, I feel if it wasn't for the fact that there are so many talented people on this site, that you would be well out there with the ribbons, but so long you enjoy taking and making pix, well who cares - you are the important one, and satisfaction within yourself is the key - the masses of others are not so important. You have not got to like pasta, say, just because everyone else does, so think right about your great photo, and realise that judges are naturally more likely to go for something they personally find impressive. I like shots that I could not produce, mainly for that reason - if I could make them too, I should not be so impressed! Anyway, that's my feeling on it. Great Photo, anyway!
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09/09/2009 02:16:59 AM
Originally posted by levyj413:

Ah, nothing like seeing the photographer's comment on the blue basically be "voters suck."

Since you seem to know your shots deserve to win ribbons, why do you bother giving voters the chance to express an opinion?


Never said voter suck. Wouldn't you think you'd ribbon at a score of 7.4? Wouldn't you be disappointed when your score fell as rapidly? And do I always have to use a ;-) icon so you also understand the humor in my comments?
09/09/2009 02:03:28 AM
congratulation on the blue!
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09/09/2009 01:44:55 AM
You "definitely" got the blue! Congratulations !!
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09/09/2009 01:37:34 AM
Stunning picture, Oliver. Congratulations !!
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09/09/2009 01:26:43 AM
Ah, nothing like seeing the photographer's comment on the blue basically be "voters suck."

Since you seem to know your shots deserve to win ribbons, why do you bother giving voters the chance to express an opinion?

Message edited by author 2009-09-09 01:29:04.
09/09/2009 01:13:23 AM
Wow! Great image. Congrats on the blue. I am surprised it didn't get above a 7.
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09/09/2009 12:49:40 AM
Yah they were mean to you, but they were meaner to the rest. Lovely detail here, any chance of posting your post processing details, you really made this shot ring with the way you brought out the details without any halos.
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09/09/2009 12:32:07 AM
Great shot Oliver :)
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09/09/2009 12:18:11 AM
Yeah, the voters suck, don't they?
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09/09/2009 12:09:24 AM
Congratulations on the blue!
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09/09/2009 12:07:42 AM
SUPERB!!!! huge congrats Oliver!
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09/09/2009 12:03:01 AM
Fooled you! *grin* Congrats!
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09/09/2009 12:02:49 AM
Congrats on your Blue! Awesome shot my friend. :)
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09/09/2009 12:02:32 AM
So much for your prediction skills... Congratulations on a very nice image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/08/2009 10:14:58 AM
One of three 10's I gave out....simply perfect!
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09/05/2009 02:56:32 PM
Very cool looking. I like the slight silvery-blue tones, Hope you left some notes saying what this is.
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09/03/2009 06:29:34 PM
Love the fact that the image is focused from foreground to furthest point in the distance...really shows of the worm effect.
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09/03/2009 05:14:57 PM
amazing pic..i like the proccesing too
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09/03/2009 08:30:55 AM
Reminds me of the movie "Dune". Stunning photo and complimentary sky.
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09/03/2009 02:30:05 AM
beautiful curve, cool color, 8
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09/02/2009 03:19:03 PM
Nice tones, great subject for the challenge.
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09/02/2009 02:50:53 PM
Very cool picture! I like it! 9
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09/02/2009 02:10:37 PM
Awesome photo
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09/02/2009 12:50:16 PM
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice. Looks wicked.
However, a little more constrast would make the sinuous steel
quite dangerous (just an opinion, otherwise I like it).
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09/02/2009 06:55:10 AM
Very cool angle!
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09/02/2009 12:36:18 AM
beautiful
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