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radome
3rd Placeradome
Froober


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Challenge: Technology (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-20
Location: Galveston County NWS
Date: Nov 14, 2002
Aperture: f11
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2002

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 179
Avg (all users): 6.7993
Avg (commenters): 8.3125
Avg (participants): 6.6614
Avg (non-participants): 6.9108
Views since voting: 2220
Votes: 284
Comments: 40
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/25/2002 01:15:00 PM
Didn't see this one when voting (??) Well done.
11/25/2002 05:00:00 AM
Told ya you'd do well ;o) And you only got one comment asking to explain the title! For those that are curious, a 'radome' is a common term (in military and aviation circles anyway) for what you see in this great photo, and is derived from the abbreviation of 'radar dome'.
11/25/2002 04:33:00 AM
You da man Lisa, I mean ... well.. you know... wtg!! :rock!!
11/25/2002 02:45:00 AM
Congrats lisa :)
11/25/2002 12:52:00 AM
Way to go Lisa...
11/25/2002 12:46:00 AM
wow! go froober!
11/25/2002 12:44:00 AM
Thanks for all the great comments...and scores :P. I have to admit this was a really poor shot prior to edits. I'm shocked that it did so well relative to the competition. Anyway, for those of you who wondered how this was done, here's my little how-to. Take an outdoor shot with your wb set for incandescent lighting and your exposure compensation down a few stops from where it should be....should yield a totally unappealing, off-colored, underexposed picture. Then hit auto levels in photoshop and mess with the curves enough to bring out a ton of grain and deepen the blues. Most importantly, run it through neat image using the default settings to eliminate the grain and produce that extra-surreal look. Finally, sharpen the image 'gently' (as a little elf would advise me) in photoshop and save for web. Maybe someday I'll possess enough skill and presence of mind to take a photo that doesn't need that much work...lol. Thanks again all!
11/25/2002 12:10:00 AM
woweee! I knew you could do it! good for you! a ribbon! well deserved! you go girl!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2002 10:12:00 PM
this is fabulous! the blues are superb, and the lighting on the globe/sphere is great! great time of day, and framing. nice work! other-worldly!
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11/22/2002 11:13:00 PM
This is beautiful! The blue tones and the black silhouettes topped by the magnificent ball. What is it? A water tower??? I never heard of Radome. Anyway I like it very much. Grayce
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11/22/2002 04:44:00 PM
wowowowowowow cool shot infact its "simply the best" 9
11/22/2002 11:48:00 AM
wonderful sky. i wish that the foreground was'nt so dark. I like how the orb is shadowed on the underside though. Maybe a different crop? Get rid of some of the brush that way?
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11/21/2002 10:36:00 AM
Wonderful shot. Color is great. Good use of the rule of threes. :-)
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11/21/2002 07:26:00 AM
Wonderful colors,looks like a PS2 commercial :):)Nice shot
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11/20/2002 10:52:00 PM
That is a very nice sky. Looks especially good against the silouetted(sp?) foreground. Good job. 9. byetko.
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11/20/2002 10:19:00 PM
Nice composition and color saturation!!
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11/20/2002 08:53:00 PM
Oooo, beautiful blue. Great composition.
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11/20/2002 07:20:00 PM
Very well done! I love the moodiness of the lighting and sky in this piece. Looking forward to seeing how it was done.
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11/20/2002 05:56:00 PM
Beautiful scenery. 1/3s works well here. I like the color, including the foreground. Focus is good. Good composition. Lacks something but I'm not sure exactly what. If I figure it out, I'll come back a let you know. Otherwise good shot. PTL Got back to tell you what it lacks and decided it was me not the photo, so I'm adding 2 points to give you an 8. Sorry about my mistake.
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11/20/2002 03:13:00 PM
One heck of a nice photo! The clouds are great!!! And the deep blue sky, perfect! The only reason I'm not going for a 10 here is the bottom, I feel it could have used more cropping. Oh yes, the trees, very cool, I would have liked to have seen more of them. 9 Swash (perhaps a landscape view instead of portrait?)
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11/20/2002 03:07:00 PM
very cool. I like the colors (all three of 'em!) and the contrast. karmat
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11/20/2002 02:28:00 PM
Thanks for this wonderful picture..8-morterin
11/20/2002 07:03:00 AM
Nice image. Nice colours. Looks like it has been a bit overdone in neatimage though, the clouds look artificially soft. Apologies if that was the intention.
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11/20/2002 06:23:00 AM
Super shot. I love love bright colours, and you got it. Nice saturation. Excellent silhouettes, but with the ball nicely lit. I'll give it a 10. Jacko
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11/19/2002 08:23:00 PM
Well lit. Good comp. -8-
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11/18/2002 10:51:00 PM
Nice blue! You used a filter or post-processing, didn't you?
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11/18/2002 08:31:00 PM
the blue is a tad overdone but the rest of the composition is really nice.
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11/18/2002 07:39:00 PM
Very rich blue.. I like!
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11/18/2002 07:23:00 PM
Wow! What is the dome for? Nice image, colors and contrast. Seems a bit soft on the sky, did you use NeatImage on this?
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11/18/2002 06:32:00 PM
great color! I like how the foreground is dark... very nice work... top photo of the week I think
~anachronite
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11/18/2002 06:31:00 PM
I really like the brilliant blue sky
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11/18/2002 05:31:00 PM
Beautiful and exactly on-target for this challenge. It looks like a painting. Did you do a longer exposure?
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11/18/2002 05:08:00 PM
Not sure what a radome is, but this is very cool. Like it. Justine
11/18/2002 04:51:00 PM
Incredible colors and brightness levels. Very visually appealing photo!
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11/18/2002 02:07:00 PM
This is a wow shot.
11/18/2002 11:18:00 AM
Wow. Love the color and contrast.Plus you have great focus on the ball.
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11/18/2002 10:32:00 AM
wonderful use of colors and shadow.
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11/18/2002 10:19:00 AM
Excellent composition, bright color(s) and sharpness without excessive oversharpening artifacts. (8)
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11/18/2002 08:08:00 AM
Love it. I think you may have oversharpened it or something. There's just something that's not right about the horizon or the fine detail around the tower.
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11/18/2002 12:33:00 AM
Nice lighting on the dome. Amazing blues too. nice shot.
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