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Cathedral of Colour
Matthew


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: London
Date: Aug 29, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Interior
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2005

Thanks for all the great comments. This picture did better than I thought it would: the colour contrasts are not as obvious as I would have hoped , in that I did not have many complimentary colours next to each other (the reason why I was going back to re-shoot). The man in the picture is a stranger, but necesary, I thought, to create a sense of scale.

Thanks again!

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Took a few photos at this inflatable installation on the South Bank next to Tower Bridge on Bank Holiday Monday. Saw the challenge, and decided to go back to re-shoot a couple of shots yesterday, but the whole thing had been dismantled and taken away. Had to coax one of my shots from last Monday into shape.

Desaturated a bit (!), had thankfully shot RAW, so recovered some missing highlights and boosted the mid tones without too much trouble. Some moderate sharpening and de-noising to get rid of in-camera noise (the place itself was smooth - I wanted to capture that). Resized and cleaned a few stray pixels resulting from exposure manipulation and noise treatment. Some more sharpening and save for web.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 343
Avg (all users): 6.7871
Avg (commenters): 8.2581
Avg (participants): 6.7034
Avg (non-participants): 6.9038
Views since voting: 3714
Views during voting: 424
Votes: 249
Comments: 41
Favorites: 11 (view)


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09/13/2005 09:40:59 AM
wow, my kids would love to go here. Awesome shot! congrats on top 10
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09/12/2005 11:53:58 AM
Amazing work!
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09/12/2005 09:01:05 AM
They still have those installations? I got some good (slide) shots back in 1984 at the Barbican Centre, though it was a much lower and more tunnelled affair. But great image, and the person really adds to the atmsophere of this strange world of colour. Congratulations on your high placing.
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09/12/2005 06:51:33 AM
I knew it would do well - the colours are so good and it is well shot despite not getting a second chance!
Deserves its place or higher! Well done Matthew.
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09/12/2005 06:45:45 AM
Knew this was a high scorer - if only for the "wow, that's different factor"
Personally I love it for all sorts of reasons.
Well done Matt
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09/12/2005 05:29:34 AM
Really nice finish here. I love this image. Definitely one of the very strongest color-contrast shots. I'd sort of expected it to ribbon, and it nearly did.
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09/12/2005 03:35:39 AM
I took a few pictures at this place - here is another one, and I may post some more:

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Thanks!

Message edited by author 2005-09-12 03:35:53.
09/12/2005 01:42:56 AM
Well I see, not as many people found the guy as distracting as I. After going back over it I realized the guy may be more of an asset to the composition than a distraction. Well congratulations, and its well-deserved.
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09/12/2005 12:38:58 AM
Wow! Certainly one of the most oustanding images in this challenge. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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09/12/2005 12:28:20 AM
What a truly incredible image! Congrats on your well-deserved top 5 finish! :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 11:17:39 PM
Looking forward to finding out where this is! Bumping up to 9.
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09/11/2005 10:41:14 PM
Very cool - where is this place?! I want to go! Looks fun. Bumping up after second look. Good luck!
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09/11/2005 12:53:20 PM
Weird! Good capture of what you were given. I suppose this will do very well with the average voter. It does with me :) 10.
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09/11/2005 11:15:26 AM
That's great. Nice colors.
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09/11/2005 11:08:03 AM
Very nice!!! The Maze of colors.... 7
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09/11/2005 12:53:43 AM
love this, great color
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09/10/2005 08:52:55 PM
Whoa... I thought I was getting one of my flashbacks from my pyschedelic '70s. Cool colors and composition. 7
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09/10/2005 12:00:20 AM
I'd really like to see this photo without the guy! Either way I still voted really high. GL.
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09/09/2005 07:50:41 PM
One of the really good color entries in this challenge.
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09/08/2005 09:54:43 PM
This is amazing. Can't wait to read your details. Love the colors.
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09/08/2005 04:10:53 PM
Amazing Shot......Great Job -- 8 --
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09/08/2005 01:07:33 PM
This photo is fantastic and really meets the High Contrast criteria in the first degree
Kathleen
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09/08/2005 08:16:20 AM
woooooooow, this is amazing
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09/07/2005 09:45:51 PM
Wow amazing colors. Too bad the guys face isn't more in focus.
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09/07/2005 02:43:07 PM
conimg back to comment... GREAT use of color contrast in an excellent composition. Really Well Done!!
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09/07/2005 12:22:29 PM
Very good! Looking forward to the end of the challenge to find out where you took this
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09/07/2005 05:43:14 AM
I REALLY like the colors. What an explosion.
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09/06/2005 02:20:46 PM
Perfect choice of scene and colors.
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09/06/2005 01:04:43 PM
What it the world is this?! Where it is? Is it really this colorful in person or did you accent it. It looks like the boy just stepped into a painting.
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09/06/2005 10:09:22 AM
Very cool place to take a photo. The colors are great and good composition
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09/06/2005 06:19:52 AM
Wow! Beautiful colours. IMO, the person in the picture makes it less interesting.
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09/05/2005 11:49:35 PM
I love the colours and the shapes. Nice and original.
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09/05/2005 07:59:47 PM
WHOA! Excellent... Can't wait to find out where this is!
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09/05/2005 05:37:12 PM
awesome. most unique image i've come across so far. the lines are fabulous, and obviously the colours are compelling.
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09/05/2005 05:37:10 PM
First of all, this is excellent exposure. Great colors, and this fits in well with the subject. I do have to say, the inclusion of a figure really takes away some of the inherent mystique and aura of this photograph, especiallyin regular street clothes.
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09/05/2005 03:37:30 PM
Amazing! I can't wait to hear more about this. Congratulations!
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09/05/2005 11:06:15 AM
Science fictionish
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09/05/2005 10:22:18 AM
beautiful colours... i really like this one... 8. good luck
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09/05/2005 09:50:37 AM
great contrasts, in color too.
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09/05/2005 09:38:21 AM
Nice one Matt. This place looks fantastic - we need it to educate all the other voters out there exactly what colour is.
Technically brilliant on the reds, a bit dark on the greens and too many midtones on the blues, but who cares.
Should place very high IMHO (am I biased? - probably)
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09/05/2005 01:11:28 AM
Oh wow!!!!! This is most definitely a ribbon winner. Superb use of color. I love the figure that draws your eye to him. 10 10 10 10!
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