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Challenge: Postcard III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Date: Apr 5, 2009
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10 seconds
Galleries: Urban, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2009

I haven't photographed this bridge in ages it seems, never thought I'd top my ribbon winner so I never bothered going back to the Brooklyn side again. But a new cam later and the new spotlamps on the bridge's towers motivated me to take the quick 15 minute trip and give it a shot. It was pretty windy out, had to play the wind between shots. I intended to make this B/W so I played with the WB hoping for the best exposure suitable for B/W. I could have had a brighter colorful sky but opted for a better tonal contrast on the Bridge's towers.

POST PROCESSING:

I named this after my other image used for the last Postcard challenge. This shot was taken from almost the exact spot I took my ribbon winner from. Figured it would bring me some luck, but this time trying Black and White. I converted original JPEG to grayscale, and besides taking 2 days just to settle on the text, I didn't edit this much, just some basic Curves and Contrast adjustments. I boosted the highlights on the rocks and water only. The one thing I couldn't fix was that damned distortion @#$*!

POST CHALLENGE: Top ten! Its not everyday that I get to be on the front page, thanks for all the comments everyone :)

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 163
Avg (all users): 7.2629
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.8852
Avg (non-participants): 7.4649
Views since voting: 3191
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 175
Comments: 36
Favorites: 5 (view)


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04/14/2009 11:53:04 PM
Congrats! I wish we had something as pretty to photograph here in London, Ontario! Congrats on your finish!
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04/14/2009 08:49:35 AM
Congrats on 6th place.
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04/13/2009 07:20:50 PM
Congrats on top 10 zigzag! Well done!
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04/13/2009 11:37:50 AM
Congrats on your top 10!!
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04/13/2009 10:59:23 AM
this was one of my favs of the challenge, being from NY and all.
Your image is ethereal, the lighting stars, the conversion to B&W; I have seen this bridge in pictures thousands of times, and I do believe this is one of the BEST!

Congrats to you on such a great finish!
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04/13/2009 09:17:32 AM
Lovely image for a postcard. Congrats on Top Ten.
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04/13/2009 08:58:47 AM
Hey Tony Congrats on a top ten with this powerful image of the bridge. Fantastic work!
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04/13/2009 08:33:27 AM
One of the best in my opinion. Congrats on top 10.
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04/13/2009 06:58:29 AM
Great image, wonderful bridge, congrats on top 10.
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04/13/2009 06:56:48 AM
Lovely image. Congratulations on your top ten.
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04/13/2009 04:09:50 AM
Have to tell you again how much I love this image. It's stunning and I'm so pleased it did well for you.
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04/13/2009 02:12:27 AM
Congrats on the 6th place ...great choice with the B&W
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04/13/2009 02:01:39 AM
I had a hunch this was yours! Congrats on another 7.+, the foreground and the composition make this shot different, and the technicals are spot on. Congrats on 6th place this is awesome, 3 cheers for bridge shots
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04/13/2009 01:46:31 AM
this is a beautiful image, congrats on top 10!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/12/2009 06:35:58 PM
great shot , love the leading lines and lighting 9
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04/12/2009 04:34:00 PM
Using three different fonts I find to be distracting, as well as the NYC placement. The image itself is technically sound; well composed, and an excellent B&W
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04/11/2009 07:43:30 AM
Well when its said and done this one made my top 5. I like how you drew out a very serine yet sophisticated look to your entry. I simple, its interesting, and its beautiful.

If I had one complaint, or critique it'd be I don't like the NYC text. The rest of the text seemed very discipined, and well put, but the NYC not so much.
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04/10/2009 09:15:48 PM
Wonderful moody shot! Great B&W tones. Love the way the bridge seems to stretch off to infinity.
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04/08/2009 01:40:56 PM
Beautiful
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04/08/2009 01:37:31 PM
A nice change of pace from the Brooklyn bridge. (Warning, nitpick ahead: Isn't the proper name the "Verrazano Narrows Bridge"?) Got any shots of the Throgs Neck?
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04/07/2009 11:40:14 AM
The black and white really helped emphasize this photo, Nice job.
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04/07/2009 07:44:55 AM
Somehow looks more like art photography than a postcard, but I think you carried it off with the text and all. Even postcards should have some sort of market for good photography, no?
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04/06/2009 11:08:11 PM
Breathtaking......
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04/06/2009 10:19:59 PM
Technically excellant with one little white bloom near the center bridge support - good impact on the eye - very pleasing conversion using the light properly to create the ambience. You left a period out of the NYC. I'm not terribly happy about the font mix, but I'm a font Nazi. :>) I might have left out the NYC and just gone with Gotham - everybody knows where Gotham is. Well done.
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04/06/2009 05:46:52 PM
Love the lighting of this shot. What a spectacle. 10
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04/06/2009 04:37:20 PM
Stunning image - 10
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04/06/2009 01:05:26 PM
love this angle of the bridge ... very sharp and nice dof , also i think it was a good choice to do b&w
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04/06/2009 01:04:38 PM
Enzo, is this yours? Wow, whoever you are, this is magnificent! Top score from me and one of my VERY seldom 10's.
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04/06/2009 12:33:50 PM
Nicely done!
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04/06/2009 11:17:59 AM
I would buy this postcard
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04/06/2009 09:46:35 AM
WOW that is outstanding. I might use a different font for NYC, but that's just a nitpick. 8
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04/06/2009 09:41:19 AM
Lovely photo, good exposure. I like all of your text/fonts except the "NYC" on the photo itself.
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04/06/2009 09:36:57 AM
beautiful shot i love the lighting on the rocks in the foreground it adds quite a bit to the photo
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04/06/2009 09:05:22 AM
Nicely done. 10
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04/06/2009 12:54:12 AM
I love the image...on a publishing level, too many fonts used becomes a bit messy...I know it's not a font challenge, so will mark the image 8
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04/06/2009 12:49:42 AM
Well done, in my top three for the challenge!
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