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  #153 Industrial Landscapes
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Port of Oakland at Sunset       ©2015 wrosenthal
Panasonic DMC-FZ200       5th place, 175 points
1/2000s, f2.8, ISO 100, 648mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped, exposure adjustment.       Extra Info: Oakland, California that is.
 
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ysal
Feb 17, 2015
    I actually liked the helicopter in there!! Congrats.

Jade O.
Feb 17, 2015
    Top 5! The helicopter paid off, lol!

wrosenthal
Feb 16, 2015
    Thanks for the all the comments. Those who noted some technical glitches were right on, although I can't account for most of them. I think it was a combination of strange lighting, a very long distance at full focal length, and some camera artifacts. All in all the shot did much better than I expected. Oh, and those who liked the helicopter were correct of course. It was very expensive to arrange that. ;-)

mrsawyer
Feb 16, 2015
    Congrats on your top 5 finish.

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Elyod
Feb 16, 2015
    Very atmospheric, the light levels are spot on. I like the cranes, that all seem to be "rubbernecking" something just out of shot. In my T5.

davep56
Feb 16, 2015
    Great tonality and fits the theme well

Mepo
Feb 15, 2015
    Love the staging of the foreground, middle distance and background with varying shades of light and detail. i like the chopper except that I see a distinct halo around it. in my top picks.

Old Finn
Feb 15, 2015
    The silhouettes of the buildings, cranes and trees make this picture interesting, better without too many details. The helicopter is a good add here. In my favorites.

breadmaker
Feb 15, 2015
    A good take on the challenge.Would have liked a bit more foreground detail.

aKilter
Feb 14, 2015
    In my top five, this is a very nice silhouette, with good differentiation in the black/grey areas of the image.

Although I realize it's taken at sunset, the "orange" is a bit too much and artificial looking for me, and keeps this image from being ranked even higher.

Jade O.
Feb 14, 2015
    Guessing others have also suggested killing the distracting helicopter. The Hill Castle Apartments sign also is a little attention grabbing but lots more work to get that one out. I'd say you are 90% on the way to a spectacular shot. Great colour.

ysal
Feb 14, 2015
    Very dramatic. Some weird color stuff going on along the horizon, but still a nice shot.

cookiejar
Feb 14, 2015
    Good subject, nice colour pallet Interesting silhouetted composition.

aoc46
Feb 14, 2015
    Very impressive - industrial meets urban. The helicopter is a nice touch, but the faint halo makes it look artificial.

Lo
Feb 14, 2015
    I like the layered effect of the trees, cranes and buildings against the hazy sunset sky. In my faves

forkcandles
Feb 14, 2015
    the pollution has helped bring colour to the picture. the helicopter added interest to the sky

dk
Feb 14, 2015
    nice. Everything is there, with of a kind of tension between cranes all pointing one direction, and the chopper moving the opposite way. Without that chopper, much less of an image in my view.

Phil99
Feb 14, 2015
    Nice sunset shot. Love the helicopter.

Edward
Feb 14, 2015
    I like the concept, but the hazy atmosphere (or the color caste) has diluted the background details and there's quite a bit of noticeable haloeing (sp?) around the edges of the tree line and even around the helicopter. The helicopter doesn't really add to the image, so it might have been better to just clone it out.

SteveBee
Feb 13, 2015
    Theme - 5
Technical - 4
Composition - 4 Nice separation between fore, mid, and background; lovely color
Originality - 4 Good use of the long focal length to compress the perspective
Overall impression - 4 Very striking image

RobertLavker
Feb 13, 2015
    I love the idea and the silhouetting of the cranes. I wish that you had brought up the foreground just a bit as I want to see more. IMHO the dark foreground is a bit overpowering.
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