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Underground Resistance
Underground Resistance

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: From Above III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Madison, WI
Date: Sep 19, 2011
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: .5
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2011

I wonder how many people will understand the title. The "Underground" part refers to that symbol in the middle which reminds me of the London Underground logo. The "Resistance" part refers to the red wires that are high resistance and thus radiate heat when electricity is applied to them.

For anyone that didn't see what this photo is, it's looking down into a standard brushed metal toaster. I like the way the red plays against the grey, and the relatively high amount of symmetry in the photo. Gives the photo a bit of an abstract feel.

I'm guessing this will end up with a lot of low votes. It will likely appeal to a minority of people here, but it's been a while since I have had multiple images in voting, so it's fun to enter.

Post Processing:
* Straighten
* Crop
* Increase black point
* Increase brightness
* Increase contrast and definition
* Topaz Detail
* Increase saturation
* S-curve
* Export as TIFF
* Resize
* Sharpen Edges
* Save as JPEG

I do with for the advanced ruleset so I could clone out those imperfections on the metal surface and make this image cleaner.

Place: 130 out of 174
Avg (all users): 5.0811
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0678
Avg (non-participants): 5.0899
Views since voting: 326
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 148
Comments: 3
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/01/2011 10:42:38 AM
I like this pov!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2011 12:57:20 AM
I will never look at a toaster the same again.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/21/2011 09:56:26 AM
ah hahahaha....first thought...New York City subway....na.....they don't heat it like that...... TOASTER! ??? where's breakfast? cool shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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