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Wellington
Matthew


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Challenge: 30 Seconds or More (Basic Editing III*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Peleng 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye MC In M42 Mount
Location: Bank, London
Date: Jun 20, 2006
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2006

Many thanks for all the comments. As some have noted, it was raining when I took this last minute shot, and it is hard to protect a fisheye lens from having rain fall on it. Some of the blobs in the sky (and the ground if you look closely) are caused by rain falling on the lens during the exposure.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.6758
Avg (commenters): 7.3529
Avg (participants): 6.2469
Avg (non-participants): 6.7844
Views since voting: 2690
Views during voting: 633
Votes: 401
Comments: 38
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/10/2006 01:22:46 PM
This gives good reason for desiring a fisheye lens. I've thought about shots like this but haven't had the tools.

I love the blue color tone in this shot and the star effect on the lights. Well done!
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06/30/2006 12:06:31 PM
this was my favorite from the challenge...well, except for mine of course. :)
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06/29/2006 03:16:23 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish. Excellent shot!
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06/28/2006 05:52:47 PM
So it is rain :o) This image is so nice. Congratulations on the high score, well done..
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2006 11:38:24 PM
Oh yeah! Very cool work here.
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06/27/2006 03:16:45 PM
Where's the Beef? ;-) I like your blues and warpitude.
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06/27/2006 09:41:26 AM
Very harsh and edgy light lends an unique feel to this shot.
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06/26/2006 11:50:17 PM
What a picture! The bottom half is very clear, but it looks like it has rained or something.
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06/26/2006 09:05:04 PM
I love the fisheye look and the distortion...the lights are fantastic...I hope you do really well with this 9
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06/25/2006 02:58:04 PM
Only two things I dislike about this shot and made me refrain from giving it a 10 and adding it to my favorites.

1. For my taste, oversharpened by quite a bit.

2. Strongly dislike the strong flare that is around every single lightsource in the image.

Other than that, this shot is AWESOME, excellent clarity, contrast, coloring, composition and use of a wide angle lens. Like I said, 9 from me :)
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06/25/2006 01:23:51 PM
cool effect. too bad the lens seems to be dirty.
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06/25/2006 12:03:30 PM
i like the detail and sharpness of this shot. too bad there's a lot of white spot reflections. one of my top picks
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06/24/2006 02:00:19 PM
Love the fisheye effect. I love the blues to! Nice one!
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06/24/2006 02:04:04 AM
Ok got to be one of my favorites nice cool blue tone and love the starlight
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06/23/2006 10:10:16 PM
wow!
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06/23/2006 08:36:42 PM
Nice leading lines, I think the distortion from the wide angle lens actually adds to the pic, I am sure you will get comments that say the opposite, but I feel it really works well here.
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06/23/2006 07:04:05 PM
Could have been better with a clean lens and without the construction works - hehe.. But the picture is very nice - striking colors and a nice place :o)
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06/23/2006 01:57:28 PM
great tones, shame about the spots
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06/23/2006 08:45:19 AM
its a real shame this is only basic editing - under advanced rules you would be able to fix the spots in he sky, dodge and burn a bit and this photo would be amazing - giving you an 8 for potential
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06/23/2006 02:33:00 AM
Would like to know the set up of this shot....interesting.
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06/22/2006 09:35:37 PM
very nice!
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06/22/2006 09:08:26 PM
Great colors!
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06/22/2006 05:06:34 PM
I like the cool tones and the wide angle. good shot
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06/22/2006 01:23:56 PM
Meets Challenge:2
Aesthetics:1
Technical: 1
Wow: 0
Originality:1
Total Score: 5
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06/22/2006 08:51:16 AM
Cool, cool colors and perspective.
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06/22/2006 07:23:41 AM
Fabulous! The fisheye works wonders here. I love the lights.
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06/21/2006 11:47:44 PM
Good composition
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06/21/2006 09:11:59 PM
too much going on
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06/21/2006 06:27:08 PM
interesting viewpoint.
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06/21/2006 05:58:14 PM
Crisp and clear!
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06/21/2006 12:06:40 PM
wow! this is one of my favorites so far!
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06/21/2006 10:07:35 AM
Love the fish eye lens. Cool blue tones as well.
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06/21/2006 02:19:59 AM
good shot and angle... a bit too sharp? and glare is a bit distracting, but nevertheless, interresting
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06/21/2006 01:44:41 AM
excellent composition, I'm conflicted on the crane crossing the horse though, I don't know how shifting your shot would have affected the rest of the exposure, but very well done nonetheless. -8
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06/21/2006 01:12:20 AM
Great image here, and should do well in this challenge.....
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06/21/2006 01:08:44 AM
if not for the specs on the lens in the upper left, this would have been marked VERY high
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06/21/2006 01:06:18 AM
I like this shot a lot, and usually I'm not a fan of wide-angle distortion on buildings. Perhaps it's because i know the area. The tones in the old Stock Exchange are perfect. Shame about the flare in the sky. In a member challenge you would have been able to do something about this.
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06/21/2006 01:04:12 AM
Very storylike.. Interesting pic...
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