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The Graying of Technology
2nd PlaceThe Graying of Technology
kandyj


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Challenge: Technology (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-2100UZ
Location: Water Wheel, AR
Date: Nov 17, 2002
Aperture: f 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2002

Taken at dusk, an old water wheel no longer needed except as a reminder of how people in the Ozarks once survived.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 179
Avg (all users): 6.8940
Avg (commenters): 7.9302
Avg (participants): 6.8976
Avg (non-participants): 6.8910
Views since voting: 3411
Votes: 283
Comments: 48
Favorites: 14 (view)


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11/25/2002 01:14:00 PM
Congrats.
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11/25/2002 01:18:00 AM
Thanks for all the wonderfull comments. This is my first entry for the dpchallenge and I was shocked to see it come in second with all the great competition. I did very little to this photo, except to crop it a bit, and lighten/sharpen it a bit. I really don't don't like an overmanipulated digi photograph, but that's kind of just me, as I am primarily interested in outdoor/nature photography so like things as I see them as much as possible.

I took it at dusk as I got to the site late, as I am a real procrastinator; although the grayed light worked out well for me. I had some other shots without the leaves, that had more of the water wheel reflection, guess I should have used one of those. Oh well, I am learning.

I took it two days after I got my new Oly c-2100 UZ, and am still learning it. Again, THANKS, THANKS, THANKS, all comments were well taken.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/24/2002 10:13:00 PM
Great picture and title. This was high-tech at one time. Excellent work.
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11/24/2002 05:17:00 PM
nice soft look to that wood. I think a crop of the bottom would be a good idea.
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11/24/2002 03:06:00 PM
Great shot, I really like the composition. Lighing is a tad weak, but still nice. Love the mood it creates...hope you took more shots from diff angles...9 zadore
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11/24/2002 12:55:00 PM
Beautiful with lots of depth
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11/24/2002 07:56:00 AM
One of my few 10's this week, this is a beautiful shot. Very high impact emotionally for me, and there is not a single thing I would change about this shot. lhall
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11/23/2002 10:16:00 PM
the branch only obscurrs the view, doesn't frame or enhance it.. Nice reflections and weather emphasizes the mood.
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11/23/2002 03:38:00 PM
lovely composition..something I could hang on my wall(8)
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11/23/2002 03:32:00 PM
Pefect title -- photo colors to match.
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11/22/2002 08:55:00 PM
Wonderful image. The calm waters and the leaves add to the calm mood of the picture. Great exposure and composition you took a beautiful photo.
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11/22/2002 04:05:00 PM
Lovely picture, reflections.
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11/21/2002 11:59:00 PM
beautifully taken, one of my favorites this week.
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11/21/2002 09:30:00 PM
Wow, what can I say. Just a great photo. Print it and frame it. A 10 from me. Best of class.
Jim msp
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11/21/2002 08:50:00 PM
Beautiful picture. I love the serenity that you have captured so well. I have given you my best score this week. Great going. Lnede
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11/21/2002 08:01:00 AM
Great photo,congratulations
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11/20/2002 09:50:00 PM
Great Idea only problem is the tree brance in the way. Does not add to anything but displeasure.
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11/20/2002 08:40:00 PM
What an absolutely beautiful photograph! If it snows where this was taken you have to go back and photograph it again. I love the lone white duck in the picture too.
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11/20/2002 07:07:00 PM
Wish I had a poster of this one.
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11/20/2002 01:39:00 PM
This is just a very nice picture all around. Very tranquil and serene late autumn vibe.
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11/19/2002 11:00:00 PM
The shot of color from the leaves is excellent.
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11/19/2002 08:49:00 PM
Nice. -7-
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11/19/2002 05:30:00 PM
A masterpiece. Is this done in the natural colors. I hope this is the color it was. Focus is great, sharpness couldn't be better, subject and composition os great. Technically right on. It has "wow" without being wild in color and subject. Just the natural beauty of nature and days gone by technology. This is great. PTL
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11/19/2002 10:42:00 AM
Rarely do I give a 10, and this got one from me. A beautiful picture and perfect for the challenge.
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11/19/2002 04:32:00 AM
My favourite this week - a lovely shot.
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11/19/2002 02:15:00 AM
I really like this! Color, focus, crop, very interesting subject, and ever a WOW factor! Great shot!!! And Oh, it even fits the challenge... 10 -Clicker-
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11/19/2002 01:16:00 AM
Good shoot but the leaves in the forgroung are a bit distracting
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11/18/2002 09:37:00 PM
Very nice. I love old wood, and decaying structures. THis is a beauty! I like it very much...9 Grayce
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11/18/2002 09:25:00 PM
well shot, meets the challenge
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11/18/2002 09:18:00 PM
This is an exquisite shot, I love it, so serene and it does fit the challenge.10
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11/18/2002 08:56:00 PM
Nice shot/interpretation of the subject. I find the leaves in front of the mill a bit distracting. Same with the white fluffy stuff in the bottom. I like the (swan?). Jacko. 7
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11/18/2002 08:47:00 PM
get those ugly branches out of the way.
11/18/2002 07:49:00 PM
Neat area.
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11/18/2002 07:29:00 PM
I like the cold look to this. Looks good.
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11/18/2002 06:29:00 PM
very good. A top 3 place for you i think. 9 marbo
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11/18/2002 04:54:00 PM
Great photo! The brown leaves in the forground add a small but important amount of color (as does hte swan). Really nice picture.
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11/18/2002 03:55:00 PM
Nice shot. I bet this would look good if you desaturated in Photoshop, then colored in specific items in the picture. (not that you could do that for a challenge, but it might be fun just to see how it looks if you like playing with photoshop)
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11/18/2002 02:35:00 PM
Great pix!!Had to comeback and upgrade this one. 9 Digipixer.
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11/18/2002 01:48:00 PM
nice choice of a subject. love the old stuff.
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11/18/2002 01:47:00 PM
It looks like you were shooting toward the sun here, so the quality of light is all the more remarkable to me. It's a very good composition with lots of good detail but it's the atmosphere that grabs me. So far, it's in my top five. Tremendous.
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11/18/2002 12:16:00 PM
Excellent! One of my favorites for the week. =-) I see nothing wrong with this one. 10 erin_m02
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11/18/2002 12:15:00 PM
Nice desaturation :-) 9 nards656
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11/18/2002 11:32:00 AM
GREAT SHOT I CAN FEEL THE CHILL IN THE AIR JUST LOOKING AT IT !!
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11/18/2002 10:37:00 AM
Lovely shot. I like the lack of colours. Very interesting. Top three for me. /carsten
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11/18/2002 10:25:00 AM
amazing color, or lack of it. this is great! I also like how the mill blends so well with the surrounding forest.
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11/18/2002 09:18:00 AM
Nice shot and great technology idea. I'd like to see the image rotated about 1.3 degrees CCW though. I think it would look a little more natural. (7)
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11/18/2002 08:45:00 AM
Nice scene. Shame the wheel is hidden so much.
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11/18/2002 12:49:00 AM
I would think it would be preferable to photograph this lovely building from a vantage point that would not have an obstructed view. 5 RLS
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