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Challenge: Urban Landscapes III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Hong Kong, Devils Peak
Date: Jul 1, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Jul 1, 2008

There was not much processing. Only crop, levels, a bit of saturation and sharpening. The effort was to climb the hill at night by myself on the last day before submission. Was a hot humid day
and I had to wait 10 min to cool down and not sweat so I can use the camera. The place I took the image was very narrow, on the top of one of the walls of an abandoned fortress on Devil's Peak in Hong Kong. The live preview came very handy. I took aprox 20 images and i considered this the best. I could have avoided the horizon at the half of the image and the vegetation on the left down corner but I did not have much room to move as the wall was about 40-50 cm wide.

Original image (RAW conversion, no adjustments, only resize)

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Here are some other tries I took during the week:
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 165
Avg (all users): 7.4684
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.1489
Avg (non-participants): 7.6036
Views since voting: 9206
Views during voting: 306
Votes: 158
Comments: 29
Favorites: 9 (view)


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01/11/2010 06:18:41 PM
felicitari, acum am vazut-o! :)
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07/11/2008 12:33:39 PM
Congrats on your first blue. Lovely image.
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07/11/2008 07:34:15 AM
hey congrats. Wonderful cityscape.
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07/10/2008 02:36:00 PM
amazing shot.
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07/10/2008 12:45:24 PM
stunning image..gave top marks for this,well done and congratulations
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07/09/2008 06:22:15 PM
Thank you all for your votes and for the comments.

The title is the very name of the city translated from Chinese.

I am very happy with it as it's now my highest score, 4th in the 40D gallery and 8th in the Tokina 12-24 gallery

Message edited by author 2008-07-09 19:00:39.
07/09/2008 01:22:16 PM
I like teh title; I picture duck and fish and waste na dsummer and heat and stagnant no wind times, and a vast expanse of sea and waterlife. excellent shot.
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07/09/2008 12:00:18 PM
Ahhhh yes! EXACTLY the right choice for 1st place! CONGRATULATIONS. Such a stunning urban scene!
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07/09/2008 08:23:02 AM
nice POV, shame there is no photographers comments. congratz!!
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07/09/2008 07:44:55 AM
Hong Kong sure did well in this challenge - the lights seem to go on forever. An excellent image - Congrats on the Blue
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07/09/2008 07:03:31 AM
Tibby! You are an animal, how could you do it to all of us?! Well done my friend and I hope you and the family are okay. Love you my brother.

Message edited by author 2008-07-09 07:04:32.
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07/09/2008 02:30:37 AM
Congrats on your personal best! This is a sick shot.
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07/09/2008 12:53:04 AM
Congratulations! we both break our records.

i am so proud that we were the 1st and 2nd at this challenge.

Keep going with your 40D! hope we'll have another ribbon(s) soon.

Cheers mate!
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07/09/2008 12:19:17 AM
Congrats! Uite ca a aparut medalia albastra. Felicitari!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/08/2008 11:42:31 PM
Beautiful shot. The color tones and lights are cool. Great dof.
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07/08/2008 10:37:30 PM
Awesome. HK? Love the mood of the sky.
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07/08/2008 07:37:38 PM
One of the best in the challenge excellent clarity throughout. I may have considered cropping the top a bit to shift the horizon line and loose the branches. Great entry which Im sure will do very well!
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07/08/2008 08:44:35 AM
excellent perspective and wonderful choice of exposure settings. Should make the top 10.
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07/07/2008 11:10:29 PM
where is this?
it's gorgeous!
love the picture
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07/05/2008 11:36:34 PM
wonderful! 9
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07/05/2008 10:14:46 PM
Very dramatic processing.
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07/05/2008 06:09:38 AM
a stunning image...the color is just amazing it looks like liquid gold being poured everywhere.well done
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07/04/2008 11:42:52 PM
Wow! That is urban landscape at its finest!
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07/04/2008 08:48:40 PM
Gorgeous shot. One of the best in the challenge.
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07/04/2008 10:25:14 AM
I think this would have been better with the horizon raised or lowered, not centered in the frame
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07/02/2008 06:14:32 PM
Fantastic picture...
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07/02/2008 02:02:35 PM
The future of all cities? Great night shot. I'm going to contact you after the challenge, I have some questions about night photography and you may be able to help me. Faved
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07/02/2008 07:36:21 AM
Great shot!
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07/02/2008 07:14:16 AM
wow...love the exposure...good luck with this
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