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Cold night at the mill by DragonWolfACe Cold night at the mill by DragonWolfACe
Steam lifts into the sky on a cold November night as the Follansbee, WV Carbon State coke works goes about making coke to produce steel.

Another view of the mill.
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Given 2011-09-09
With a fantastic atmosphere, Cold night at the mill by *DragonWolfACe is a truly beautiful shot. ( Featured by ScENeYmE )
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billshattuck Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Are these your photos? If they are, what type of camera do you use?
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, they are all mine.

This was taken with a Canon rebel, I use a Canon 7D now.
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billshattuck Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
These are amazing photos which is why I asked.

May I re-post them on my Pinterest board? I will give your photos credit by posting your name and copyright icon. If you use another name rather than DragonWolfACe let me know.
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, just give me credit, thats all I ask!
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billshattuck Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Do you want me to credit you with Matt Sell or DragonWolfACe?
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DragonWolfACe please.
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mdmayberry Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi. First off, great freakin' photo! If I were to give you credit, would you mind if I were to use this in a deviation?
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:icondragonwolface:
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Give credit, thats all I ask. Your free to use it. Send me a link to what your working on when its done!
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:iconmdmayberry:
mdmayberry Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
You have yourself a deal!
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:iconchrista-s-nelson:
Christa-S-Nelson Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I totally see a dinosaur in the negative space between the steem!!!!
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:icondragonwolface:
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, nice!
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:iconchrista-s-nelson:
Christa-S-Nelson Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
XD
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Inanis-Animus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
these places are so haunting.
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes they are!
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fredmentor Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Nice landscape.. I hear the sound of this mill...
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:icondragonwolface:
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!!
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fredmentor Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Invite to see my industial video on YT channel :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations on the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
My pleasure. You're always very welcome! :hug:
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pqphotography Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
pls join :icondd-elite: great image :nod:
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, just did!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on an awesome shot!!!!
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Seikatsu-no-Henka Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Very cool!
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horaciosi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Cool!
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gaerwolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Your compositions are increbidle.
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:icondragonwolface:
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Cit-Kat Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
*o* looks like everything is on fire! >xD so cool! great shot!
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I thought it was burning at first from the thumb view. o_O
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Does look like it!
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Soxil Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
its mordor!
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL!!!
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davishin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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RockCherry42 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
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:iconedgefan:
EdgeFan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks a lot like the factory ny my sister's house...
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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Spirit-Phoenix Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woww... it looks like the city's on fire
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SAHA90skid Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To me, it looks like the opening scene in The Crow
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, I just love these industrial landscapes so much, but this one is just awesome.
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool.
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
nice work
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kkart Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
While I like the shot as a whole, I also think it lacks a sense of composition...it is also cantered and not straight. I am having trouble actually finding something for my eyes to focus on in it. That being said, I enjoy the color and the exposure overall is quite good.
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What would you of done better? Zoomed into parts of the mill? I did that but chose a overall shot. What about the foreground clutter of the branches? What is not straight about it? All the smokestacks across the shot and the water tower to the left all line up vertically. I think your eyes are having trouble focusing on one thing as its not meant to be taken as such but as the whole. At least thats what most people are liking about it...the overall.
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kkart Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Ok let's check this out....

First off the composition is completely off, there is no center of focus in the entire shot at all. You want something that gives weight to the image, and composition is essential in any good photograph, otherwise you have a shot that looks like it was taken out of a speeding car with the window down. Yours doesn't look like THAT but is just an example. here check out this link....

10 Top Photography Composition Rules [link]

Most people may like it but let's be frank and honest here...most on DA have no idea what constitutes a great photo either. Go here and post it [link] (it's a site for serious photographers) and get some good feedback. You are likely to hear the same though with what I have said.

As far as what is not straight about it....look at the horizon line along the river banks. Rivers don't flow uphill. This is what is called 'parallax';

[link] "Parallax is an apparent displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines." This can be adjusted inside photoshop under the lens correction settings :)

As far as what I have done.....yes zooming in is certainly an option. Look at the smokestack on the far right, the steam and smoke surrounding it. A long exposure of that would be utterly surreal zoomed in ...check this out to get a feel of what I am saying [link] and now combined with that orange color cast? That would seriously kick butt!

Make sense? Help any?
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like that first rule. There are no rules.

Your right, there is nothing the eye focuses on. With that, I dont know what your trying to achieve here. Its just a photo of a mill at night with steam coming off. Im not striving to be a photographer, I just take photos.

The river is at an angle from most of the coke plant and is coming towards me. That doesnt have any effect? This is how this place is seen with the naked eye...

Yes, yes it does.
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kkart Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
:) Trying to achieve? Just giving you some advice that I thought would maybe for a better photo next time is all. Isn't that why we are all here to begin with? Sure beats getting the generic "great shot" comment doesn't it? As far as how the human eye sees it, I personally find that hard to fathom as the human eye has no issue with parallax. It can come at you sure, but as I described, the optics are what distorts it. It's hard to describe... maybe this sums it up best [link]

"The easiest way to understand parallax is simply to hold your index finger in front of your face and close one eye. Now close the other eye and you’ll perceive that your finger has jumped sideways. As you can see, at close distances, even a change of view as small as the distance between your eyes can create a very different perspective on your subject. A camera that uses one lens for framing and another for shooting faces the same problems. Parallax is not a problem at longer ranges as the parallax shift is imperceptible"

I don't know, it can be though to deal with at times I will tell you that, just glad we have software these days that easily corrects it
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, yes it does and I thank you for your more than "great shot" comment! Are there more sites that better explain the art of photography? I would like to read up and get some tips. But even so, I dont think I would change this shot. I like it and how it came out and in the end...thats all that really matters...isnt it?
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Chaossymbol Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Looks more like a burning city, but it is good. I like such places, when it is night.
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Something so large like this just ooozes of power.
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