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Vulcan - Mythic Sentinel
Vulcan - Mythic Sentinel

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Challenge: Sentinel (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 116 AT-X Pro DX for Nikon
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Date: Jan 29, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: various
Galleries: Urban, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2011

HDR image of Vulcan, Roman god of the forge. Birmingham Alabama's colossal statue is the world's largest cast iron statue and considered one of the most memorable works of civic art in the United States. Designed by Italian artist Giuseppe Moretti and cast from local iron in 1904, it has overlooked the urban landscape of Alabama's largest city since the 1930s. The statue was commissioned by the City of Birmingham and was dedicated on June 7, 1904, in the Palace of Mines and Metallurgy at the St. Louis World's Fair. Vulcan stands 56 feet tall, from toe to spear point, upon a 124-foot pedestal rising to a height of 180 feet and weighs 101,200 pounds. Vulcan is the largest cast iron statue in the world and the largest metal statue ever made in the United States.

Place: 19 out of 128
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Views since voting: 892
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 129
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2011 11:29:48 PM
Beautiful shot.
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02/02/2011 03:03:41 PM
Vulcan like Spock?? Not Mythical He's my hero... Ok if your not from the USA your going WHAAAAAtttt??? Seriously this is just BEAUTIFUL, the light rays push my eyes straight to the Sentinel.. You did such a great job with the post processing it's just perfect!!!
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01/31/2011 06:42:38 PM
nice job
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01/31/2011 12:25:19 AM
WOW .. a real standout shot .. incredible depth and colours .. the lighting and searchlights are magic .. just plain stunning .. 8 :)
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01/31/2011 12:15:25 AM
Funny, first thing I saw when I read the title was "what does this have to do with Star Trek?" Like the shot. 8
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01/31/2011 12:09:23 AM
Super shot, should do well in this challenge.
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