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Old 05-16-2008, 12:42 PM   #51
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She has a point and shoot. She took my pickup, and it was still in there from the night before.

Here's a snapshot of my brother's in-progress house construction that I took last weekend. While it's architectural in nature, I'm not sure it meets the "interest" requirement! But, in the name of participation...

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Old 05-16-2008, 01:27 PM   #52
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Too bad you missed the dead line with that one. I am sure that is a winner!
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:37 PM   #53
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Great photos, everybody.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:02 PM   #54
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Well, shucks. I missed the deadline. I had some good ones, too! LOL. Great pics everyone. I hope to get mine in for the next one. This is a great idea, by the way.
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:08 AM   #55
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We have a winner!

Since you all took it upon yourself to make it so hard on me, I'm going to return the favor by commenting on each and every photo before I tell you my choice for this topic......
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:09 AM   #56
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Very cool shot by Dustin - the youngster's got some talent! This shot was exactly what I had in mind when I chose the theme - finding the pieces and parts of a building that make it distinctive and bring out the craftsmanship involved in large structures.

Howard's shot hit on a couple of my 'cool' nerves - I really like old barns and the effects he used brought out the complexities of the framework without all the distraction that color can bring to a picture.

Bill's shot of the bricks again touches on exactly what I was thinking of -- the interesting details of a building's construction. The imperfections in masonry work that only come out upon close inspection, but that as a whole make up the final effect of what you initially see when you look at a structure.

Danny's pic I like alot because it evokes a feeling of age and as usual, Danny's eye for a cool perspective. Great colors and lighting with this shot.

Legdog's shot combines two of my favorite things - he may well be the TBH master of sunset shots, and this image (as usual) displays his talent for framing a shot and his uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time.

HillJak's pic is another perfect example of framing a picture in a way that I like. Very nice shot!

TXpapa's picture made me stop and think about what this old building was -- it is obviously old, but it makes me think about what the structure was used for (schoolhouse, maybe??) and also what it will look like in 100 years from now.

Koons black and white shot is another shot that in my opinion, is very well done. Nice framing and interesting subject matter.

Shane -- awesome colors, cool perspective and great composition.

Don - as usual, kick-asp shot, you can clearly see that this guy is used to taking pictures that folks are willing to pay for! Nice subject, nice framing, great colors. It has it all.

Rob - I like this shot a lot! I'm a sucker for old school -- thick walls, stucco, neutral shades, curved molding - cool lighting and great composition!

Arlington BowHunter - with this shot, even though it's out for this month, I expect more great shots in the future.

Deer716 - great combination of all kinds of architectural elements - I spent a long time looking at this shot and kept finding new things to look at.

Bluesman - the side lighting on this shot IMO makes it what it is -- very cool image - I also like the rule of third's and try to remember that this is one of the things I personally like when I see a shot like this.

Kevin - yet another great shot from your London series - it really captures the awesome size of the Eye - cool sky and very nice framing of the shot

Cotton's shot makes me wonder who this artist is posing as just another redneck I like the halo effect and the great perspective - did you actually get on the ground or did one of those hounds snap the shutter for you? really nice perspective and framing.

Barb - I knew Barb was an artist, just didn't know she was also a great photog'er -- the hubby shoots a fence, she brings the whole city!! I like the angle of this shot - bridges are such cool subjects....

Prosser - great shot and color - most people try to avoid having power lines in their shot, but you actually made it work!

Gold - again, I really like bridges and I've never seen this one before. the colors are amazing and the structure is impressive. Yet another great shot!

TommyH - this image is one I kept coming back to -- makes me think about all the labor involved to build this structure and how it's now just sitting as nature tries to take back over. Nice colors in this one.

bowhuntertex -- great old stone structure - makes me think I need to spend some more time in the hills with my camera - there are treasures like this all over the place down there --

cfortner - another cool bridge shot - who told you guys I like bridges? I want to know more about the lens....it has a neat effect on the shot.

Casey - it's all blurry JK - I really like this image - can't really say why - maybe I just like bokeh, or maybe I just like using fancy photography terms

Court - love the colors and the subject here! Intriguing....(and great quote BTW) is this what that BULB setting is for on my camera? I'll have to try that out.....

Convert - cool shot - and great expansion of the theme - these nests have always grabbed my attention.

Michael's shot should have won, (just simply in the interest of self-preservation) unfortunately it was submitted too late.....
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:18 AM   #57
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So, without further delay -- I basically started by just choosing shots that I would hang on my walls - there were many.......

My non-professional, yeah-I-just-got-lucky-last-month, choice for this theme is .........









Congrats, Shane!!



(sorry I couldn't figure out how to paste it, so I uploaded it to my photobucket account)

Thanks for all the great shots and the opportunity to to do this!
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:33 AM   #58
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Congratulations Shane and great choice Rob.

You could have done it in TWO WORDS: Shane Wins.

What's the next topic? This is fun!
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:35 AM   #59
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Two words??

Surely you jest.......
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:37 AM   #60
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Casey said you'd pick the phallic symbol...



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Old 05-17-2008, 03:23 AM   #61
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Congrats Shane! Good work Atfulldraw.
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:41 AM   #62
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Congrats Shane, nice shot.
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:07 AM   #63
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LOL. Great Pic Shane!
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:49 AM   #64
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Congrats Shane! I was impressed with this picture as well. It is a photo that I am trying to master at present. The last fading light and the ability to keep a large focal area and deep depth of field (small aperture) in such a late picture is a tough shot.

The only other thing that could have made this picture better would have been a sliver quarter moon in the frame.

Congrats again Shane. Now, tell us your set up and settings on this so I can practice the shot. AND WAKE UP AND GIVE US OUR NEXT TOPIC!
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:49 AM   #65
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Congrats Shane. That is a great pic. Next topic please.....now that I have my camera!!!
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:57 AM   #66
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Congrats Shane . i like how the one cloud looks like a candle flame
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:04 AM   #67
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Casey said you'd pick the phallic symbol...
That's hilarious!

Congrats, Shane! Nice job, Rod!
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:19 AM   #68
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I stayed up til 1:00 waiting for you to post the winner, and you post it at 1:09. The anticipation has been killing me! We should have a fine in place for anybody that posts the winner the day AFTER the deadline. If my awesome photo was penalized for being posted a day late, then the judge shouldn't skate for being equally late with a decision!

Congratulations, Shane! That is an awesome shot. The lighting, subject, composition, whispy clouds and sunset all make this a great photo. You obviously put time and thought into this to be at the right place at the right time. Very nice.

There were some extremely impressive photos for this topic. Kevin, Courtney, Steven, Koons and TxPapa all had shots that just blow me away (not to offend any others that are oustanding) and could have easily been a winner of any contest. We have some talented photographers here, for sure.

My personal favorite was Danny's. I'd expect to see a shot like that in a gallery, somewhere.

Again, congratulations to Shane, and kudos to everybody that submitted a photo. Thanks to Rod for taking the time to comment on every photo.

I'm looking forward to Shane's next theme!

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Old 05-17-2008, 10:37 AM   #69
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Way to go Shane!
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:51 AM   #70
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Michael, my favorite was yours (even though late) I love the effect of how you captured a view of a "future" element of imagination of the driveway connecting to the garage opening.

And funny you mention "gallery" because Stacie sent off that photo to have it put on canvas in a oil paint print.

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Oh, on a side note, get some dirt on that slab to keep anymore undermining from occurring and also, make sure that your flat work dudes drill and epoxy 3/4" rebar and tie 1/2 mat into that slab before you pour that driveway. That soil is not stable enough to keep that drive from "sinking" against your existing slab.

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Old 05-17-2008, 11:02 AM   #71
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Congrats Shane!

I enjoyed looking at ALL the photo's! There are some really creative folks with a great "eye" on TBH....
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:18 AM   #72
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A deserving selection!! Way to go Shane and everyone else.

I suggest everyone continue to contribute regardless of how you think your image might fare. Participation is key (Middleton).

This is a great addition to the forum. What's the next theme?
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:22 AM   #73
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Congrats to Shane!!!!!!!!!!!! That was a very good photo. Thanks also to Rod, an impressive review on every photo. I really appreciate to time and energy you spent on them. This was a great contest. Waiting for a subject on the next.
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Congrats Shane!! Good job on picking Rod, there were alot of great pics to choose from.
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:20 PM   #75
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Congrats Shane!

Couldn't agree more with your pic Rod. Shane's and Danny's were my top 2 also.
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:10 PM   #76
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We're burning up the weekend here, Shane, we need a topic!

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Old 05-17-2008, 01:33 PM   #77
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Great thread. Awesome pics from all participants, congratulations Shane!
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cfortner - another cool bridge shot - who told you guys I like bridges? I want to know more about the lens....it has a neat effect on the shot.
It's one of the cheap wide angle lenses that I had screwed into my Nikkor 18-55 ED. When all the way in at 18mm the focus doesn't clear the lense
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:18 PM   #79
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Wow! Thanks Rod and everyone else for all the nice comments! There were a BUNCH of really great photos here. I think Rod fipped a coin or something. Love the London pic, the rollercoaster sunset, the doorway, the ceiling, and all the others. This was a topic I probably wouldn't have thought of, but it turned out very cool.

Sorry for the delay in getting here today. I left at 6am to go to a sporting clays event fundraiser, and we're just getting home - TIRED.

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I didn't think about that!

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You obviously put time and thought into this to be at the right place at the right time. Michael
Michael, actually it was a spur of the moment session that turned out to be the right moment. Baseball and work kept me too busy to get out and try to find interesting buildings. Monday evening a little before dusk I had free time, and I happened to think about Fort Phantom Hill. There were some clouds in front of the sun, but I needed some architecture anyway. As I was driving out, the sun moved lower and the clouds moved out of the way. I made a few shots of various things out there, and all of a sudden the sky just lit up. I set up on the chimney and got the shot, and a few seconds later the light changed.

Not much advanced planning, but just lucky timing.

Plus, like Casey said, participation is the key. Had it not been for this contest, I would have sat at home to relax in my rare free time. I knew that every other day and night the rest of the week was booked, so it was my only chance to get a pic for the contest.

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Now, tell us your set up and settings on this so I can practice the shot.
Canon D-Rebel XTi, Tamron 12-24mm ultra-wide angle lens @ 12mm, f/4, 1/125 shutter, ISO 100, tripod. Shot in RAW and converted in CS3. Then I ran a slight shadow/highlight adjustment (which is a great tool for this kind of shot, I'm finding), then a little curve. Then I did a very slight dodge over the chimney and sharpened. Oh, and I cropped to 8x10 so it would view better on a monitor without being too tall and skinny.

OK...shut up, Shane, and name a topic for the next contest! I'll post a new thread for that right now....

Thanks again for the nice comments and for the pics you all posted. I am really enjoying seeing what everyone comes up with.
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Oh yeah....here's a few others from that evening. I only got a few keepers, but Fort Phantom Hill is a cool place to visit.

Try the slideshow view after you get to the gallery page for full-screen views, if you like.

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Wow! Sure glad I don't have to be the judge. Those are some fine photos for sure. Congrats to all the participants!
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Congrats Shane yours was one of my Favorites.
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:55 PM   #83
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Congrats Shane!
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Old 05-18-2008, 07:59 PM   #84
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Congrats Shane! That is a heckuva shot!
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:57 PM   #85
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congrats Shane.......chimneys standing alone are really awesome and you did a great job capturing it......
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Really great photos! Congrats to the winner!
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Thanks, fellas.
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:27 AM   #88
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Wonderful photo Shane, I likey!

Well done Rod, excellent review!
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just now easing back into TBH after big weekend down South...

Nice job Shane!
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