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Challenge: Simile (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Aug 4, 2012
Date Uploaded: Aug 4, 2012

Yes, it's Disney Hall. Again. 21.gif Brent_S, who is visiting from Seattle, really wanted to go, and I really wanted to meet Brent. So...

I actually did not shoot anything for this challenge, but when I got home, I realized I could make this shot work. I kept wanting to process it more, but except for a tiny crop and a color shift to cool tones (the steel at DH is incredibly warm-toned), I only succeeded in making it look worse. Here he is in front of this location,

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and when he moved away, I saw the shot I entered.

convert from raw
minor crop
topaz adjust (for color)
CEP tonal contrast (for sharpening)
denoise
clone sensor dust
vibrance
save for web

[Aug. 8th, 2012 04:09:11 PM]

Oh, so pretty:

Votes: 36
Views: 68
Avg Vote: 7.1667

Thank you for your generous votes and wonderful comments. I'm so glad this did well - and yes, I couldn't believe the next challenge was Blue Architecture....

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 96
Avg (all users): 7.2521
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 7.0588
Avg (non-participants): 7.3971
Views since voting: 2888
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 119
Comments: 53
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/18/2012 06:40:27 PM
Borders on erotic. Wow!
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08/18/2012 05:26:02 PM
Well look at you!! Way to go, Johanna!!! : )
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08/17/2012 03:28:32 PM
Ha, ha, look what's happening in my absence! Logged in first time in weeks, and here is Johanna ! Love it.
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08/16/2012 08:32:38 PM
Way to go woman. It was hands down, the BEST in my book!!
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08/16/2012 05:24:46 PM
Beautiful lines, tones, and composition Johanna. Congrats on the well deserved ribbon. Nice shot of Brent too. :-)
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08/16/2012 04:44:17 AM
I really LOVE this image, it's going straight into my favorites. Congrats on the ribbon, Johanna.
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08/16/2012 02:59:05 AM
Cool!
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08/16/2012 01:17:41 AM
Another one of your amazing photographs! This would have been perfect for the blue architecture...congratulations on the red!!
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08/15/2012 04:59:31 PM
one of my favorite places. very nice!
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08/15/2012 04:44:11 PM
Congratulations on a red ribbon...nicely done.
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08/15/2012 02:44:24 PM
Great place to shoot and you captured it beautifully!
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08/15/2012 02:19:11 PM
Great shot, Johanna, and congrats on another ribbon. Can I borrow this and enter it in Architecture in Blue?

ETA: I just read several comments. Ain't I original?

Message edited by author 2012-08-15 14:20:32.
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08/15/2012 01:00:39 PM
Congrats again says Tom.

Message edited by author 2012-08-15 13:01:42.
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08/15/2012 12:31:03 PM
congrats Johanna, both on the ribbon and the birthday! Well done!too bad, you could not submit it to blue architecture - this would be double-ribboner for sure
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08/15/2012 11:59:42 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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08/15/2012 11:40:18 AM
Wow! I hoped you saved one of the pictures from this award winning shoot for the Architecture in Blue challenge. This is true art! Congratulations!
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08/15/2012 10:54:55 AM
Congrats on your RED!! And hope you have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
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08/15/2012 10:40:52 AM
beautiful, congrats and happy birthday.
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08/15/2012 10:31:47 AM
A birthday ribbon! Congrats!
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08/15/2012 10:04:58 AM
A 10 from me - the glimpse of the stairs beyond plus those icy blue tones take it over the top. Congratulations n the Red.
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08/15/2012 09:28:49 AM
Congrats!! Love the lines and comp.
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08/15/2012 09:19:19 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, great image.
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08/15/2012 08:57:27 AM
Congrats on the red!! What a great birthday present :)
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08/15/2012 08:45:25 AM
Oh so pretty is right:) Congrats!
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08/15/2012 08:07:15 AM
Great shot!
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08/15/2012 05:47:33 AM
Congrats, great shot.
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08/15/2012 05:08:24 AM
Wonderful image. I could almost get lost in the lines. I just wish I knew why the three people felt obligated to drop the 1s and 2s on this image. It must be jealousy.
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08/15/2012 02:46:09 AM
I guess it did well!!
Congrats on a great result :¬)
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08/15/2012 01:39:47 AM
Well doe Johanna, a lovely ribbon for the end of a special day.
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08/15/2012 01:37:57 AM
Congratulations, Johanna. This looks almost like a fantasy igloo.
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08/15/2012 01:27:19 AM
Congrats J.
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08/15/2012 01:01:51 AM
Congratulations! I had lunch with a ribboner! :-)
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08/15/2012 12:53:54 AM
Way to go, Johanna!
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08/15/2012 12:45:59 AM
My favorit,great!
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08/15/2012 12:13:47 AM
Ha! So are you glad I dragged you out into the heat now Johanna? So glad you bagged a very useful shot from the session and I had lots of fun being there shooting with you :) Congrats!
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08/15/2012 12:08:37 AM
Yay! Got to love it when a photo like this can ribbon in a challenge without having to think long and hard about shooting it for the challenge. You're just good! Congrats!
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08/15/2012 12:05:21 AM
awesome photo! Congrats!
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08/15/2012 12:01:31 AM
So wonderfully done, Johanna!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/14/2012 11:27:19 PM
Looks great. Terrific tones.
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08/14/2012 06:11:58 PM
WOW! Hypnotic! The best one IMO :)
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08/14/2012 02:17:01 AM
Definitely an interesting shot, I'm looking forward to reading the details on this one!
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08/13/2012 10:04:32 AM
Very nice. Abstract with a touch of industrial.
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08/12/2012 08:15:12 PM
Excellent tones, great photo.
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08/11/2012 12:06:16 PM
wonderfully captured and delivered...and a great simile too!
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08/11/2012 07:59:12 AM
10 wonderful
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08/10/2012 08:47:04 PM
Man, that is gorgeous. Love the blue and abstraction.
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08/10/2012 07:25:26 AM
For me the best submission in this challenge. Really like the cool look of it. Great job.
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08/09/2012 11:26:12 PM
I think this is one of the stock wallpapers on my cell phone. It looks like that Disney opera house that has popped up a few times around here. Very pleasing to look at.
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08/09/2012 10:30:58 PM
10. Has both elements.....looks fascinating, similie works well. My guess is this is a museum?
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08/09/2012 04:30:55 AM
nicely balanced - bound to do well
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08/08/2012 11:57:15 PM
Well done!

It does make me feel cold. Well done... well done, I say! *grin*



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08/08/2012 04:17:20 PM
What a cool abstract image.
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08/08/2012 08:17:36 AM
Very interesting shot. Lovely composition.
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