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Via del Corso
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JimiRose


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Main Street (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR
Location: Rome, Italy
Date: Jan 25, 2010
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2 sec
Galleries: Street
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2010

A rainy evening in Piazza del Popolo, I got absolutely soaked taking this and a lot of Italians now think I'm crazy...

Post- WOW! Thank you all so much for your fantastic comments, when I went to bed last night this was on an 8.000 and I was sure it would drop under. I have been really overwhelmed by the commenting and faves this week, so again I would like to thank everyone on this site who has encouraged me and helped me to learn in the last 3 years.

Originally posted by SEG:

If this doesn't I may quit DPC.
- This is my favourite comment of the week, way to be non-committal!

In answer to one of the questions, I had an umbrella up over my camera, unfortunately in my efforts to keep that dry I forgot about the camera bag on my back! It was a soggy ride home on the metro.

A couple of out takes:

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 81
Avg (all users): 8.0000
Avg (commenters): 9.0638
Avg (participants): 8.0476
Avg (non-participants): 7.9902
Views since voting: 9165
Views during voting: 605
Votes: 246
Comments: 102
Favorites: 68 (view)


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01/23/2011 05:02:17 AM
Wow, I can't believe this was the highest scoring shot 2010, thanks to everyone once again.
01/21/2011 08:12:21 PM
Absolutely stunning photograph. Every little thing is just right.
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01/21/2011 05:45:15 PM
I just saw that this was the highest scoring photo on DPC in 2010. Congrats - well deserved. I still love whis as much as the first time I saw it.
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04/09/2010 10:32:43 AM
I love this photo. Very nice.
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02/17/2010 04:59:10 AM
Just got back from holiday and one of the first things I wanted to check out on DPC was how this shot had gone on. Wow! An 8! That makes you a member of a pretty elite club. It also puts you in the number one spot on the D90 home page. Nice to hear you praising the DPC community (I remember you having a little whinge about them sometime last year). It seems the move to Italia has re-stoked the old photographic furnace. So, congrats and bona fortuna.
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02/07/2010 11:02:17 PM
Outstanding image in every way. Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/07/2010 01:01:17 AM
Wow. Congrats on the ribbon AND the 8. Great job!
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02/06/2010 01:26:32 AM
Love this. Well deserved ribbon. Congrats.
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02/05/2010 01:43:57 PM
LOL. Fast typing defeats me again. The comment I made was supposed to be, "if this doesn't win I may quit DPC." I'm glad that it did win though because I do like it here. This is by far the best image by leaps and bounds in the challenge and the 8 score proves it!!!!
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02/05/2010 11:37:11 AM
This is an amazing piece.
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02/05/2010 09:06:15 AM
wonderful finish and image!! Big congrats!!

ps Italians thinking you're crazy is a way of showing you how they love you!
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02/05/2010 02:50:02 AM
Congrats on your blue, Jimi! Now hurry and sell this printed on canvas and have millions of postcards made!
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02/04/2010 11:13:30 PM
Congratulations on winning the blue ribbon. And how could this not? As soon as I saw it in voting it just stood out from the rest.
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02/04/2010 09:20:27 PM
Excellent shot. Congrats on the well-deserved blue and great score.
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02/04/2010 08:02:26 PM
Wow! Fabulous image! Congrats on the Blue!
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02/04/2010 06:21:45 PM
The depth in this photo sucks you into it, and there is so much to see, yet it's not messy, Well done, congrats.
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02/04/2010 11:42:42 AM
Magical. Fine and beautiful image.
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02/03/2010 10:30:57 PM
Beautiful street scene congrats on your Win.
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02/03/2010 10:12:52 PM
I just love this shot, it's mesmorising, I could look at it for hours, Well done.
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02/03/2010 04:56:15 PM
great image of rain in a city. congratulations!
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02/03/2010 04:54:23 PM
FABULOUS score for a FABULOUS image! Congrats on both!
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02/03/2010 04:43:38 PM
This looks 3D - really draws the viewer into the distance. My wife loves Rome so if you'd put a print for sale, you may have a buyer .
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02/03/2010 04:15:16 PM
Gorgeous shot! Congrats on the blue!
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02/03/2010 09:53:00 AM
So happy this got the Blue. well deserved!!!
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02/03/2010 09:27:56 AM
That is so cool! I LOVE rain photos! Congratulations!
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02/03/2010 08:54:23 AM
One of my three tens, outstanding pic and well deserved!

Message edited by author 2010-02-03 08:54:53.
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02/03/2010 08:31:27 AM
Great shot!!
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02/03/2010 08:19:59 AM
Congrats on your new PB. Awesome photo.
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02/03/2010 08:14:16 AM
Bravo!! The voters certainly got it right.
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02/03/2010 08:07:46 AM
I am glad to see that you got exactly what you deserved. The blue (there was no question in my mind on that),and...WOW...an 8! Congratulations.

You've also pulled off the ultra-rare higher score from participants than from non-participants.

Message edited by author 2010-02-03 08:10:40.
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02/03/2010 07:47:10 AM
This is thoroughly deserving of the score and the blue ribbon. Congratulations on a superb photo.

Edit: Came back to say: have you realised yet that you have the best score for camera body and lens? :-)

Message edited by author 2010-02-03 07:48:34.
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02/03/2010 07:04:28 AM
Incredible score... you pulled off the rare 8.0 :)

Im very happy to see that this won... it was my favourite in the challenge.
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02/03/2010 06:26:18 AM
Fabulous! W00t! A well-deserved, and long overdue blue! Congrats, Dude!!!
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02/03/2010 05:18:06 AM
So pleased to see this get the Blue Jimi - really pleased it stayed above 8 too. It really is an 8+ image. great stuff!
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02/03/2010 04:36:09 AM
So glad this won, it's fantastic. Congrats, James.
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02/03/2010 04:00:09 AM
Wonderful image and my top vote, well done !

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02/03/2010 03:45:13 AM
Congratulations on such a score, I've been to Via del Corso last April and I never thought it could look so good!
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02/03/2010 02:50:51 AM
Congrats on the blue and awesome score! Well done!
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02/03/2010 02:46:49 AM
Thoroughly deserved and a ripper score! Congrats...adding to faves now
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02/03/2010 02:32:32 AM
Wow, an 8.0, blue ribbon and personal best. I knew this was a winner! :-) Congrats!
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02/03/2010 01:05:16 AM
sensational
congrats on a well deserved blue
41 x 10 that would have to be close to a record?
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02/03/2010 12:56:54 AM
I did not have time to comment during voting but this is too beautiful for words. Congratulations on Blue and the 8.
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02/03/2010 12:50:50 AM
Amazing shot...congrats on the 8.0 and the Blue...well deserved!
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02/03/2010 12:49:25 AM
Congrats on your blue. look at all those 10s :)
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02/03/2010 12:27:27 AM
well-deserve! congrats!
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02/03/2010 12:12:37 AM
Congrats on the Ribbon! BY far the best in this challenge, so really happy to see this on the front page. Check out that score and the avg vote from commenters!
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02/03/2010 12:09:32 AM
A Big Congrats!!
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02/03/2010 12:05:34 AM
Wow very nice image. You captured the spirit of this street very well. Congrats.
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02/03/2010 12:03:45 AM
Huge congrats on your Blue and the 8 score!

Raj

Message edited by author 2010-02-03 00:04:33.
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02/03/2010 12:03:11 AM
Congratulations on the achieving the heady realms of an 8. score. Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2010 11:49:23 PM
Gorgeous. You don't need my help with this one. Hope to see you on the front page.
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02/02/2010 09:48:10 PM
This is fantastic. An instant fav. The I love the lights and the thick, atmospheric air. The composition is great and really draws me in. The duotones are prefect for the mood.
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02/02/2010 09:02:44 PM
My favorite. Great shot and well done. Ribbon coming your way for sure!
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02/02/2010 05:38:45 PM
Great evocative shot.In my top five. 9.
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02/02/2010 12:08:02 PM
A clear winner to me. Good Luck!
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02/02/2010 10:27:29 AM
WOW! Far and away the best of the batch. To my eye, there really was no competeition in this challenge.
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02/02/2010 06:08:40 AM
Best so far (no vote)
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02/02/2010 03:36:59 AM
wonderful. i like the monotones, the movement and the feel of this photo. 10
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01/31/2010 03:54:00 PM
Quite good. You wnat to be there, even if it's raining.
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01/30/2010 07:14:30 PM
If this doesn't I may quit DPC. The color's are perfect and rain soaked street make for an awesome capture. As I was scrolling through and voting I backed up from the screen and just stared when this one popped up! Early congrats and adding to favorite! 10
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01/30/2010 03:56:40 PM
Stunning
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01/30/2010 11:48:45 AM
Ribbon contender!
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01/30/2010 11:24:39 AM
This is my choice for blue. I love the old world appeal mixed with modern touches. And, the long exposure effect gives it an ethereal feeling as well. Definitely a ribbon.
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01/30/2010 11:14:22 AM
Beautful shot. My pick for the blue.
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01/30/2010 11:13:55 AM
Tinted monochrome captures the rain superbly. I like the crop and frame.
Well Done !
Thanks for Sharing
Walter
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01/30/2010 10:05:27 AM
Very nice capture of the moment, good depth and feel.
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01/30/2010 01:43:27 AM
Bravo!
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01/29/2010 11:25:39 PM
Love this one, great tone and capture of motion.
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01/29/2010 10:08:56 PM
This is the clear winner IMO. Love the purple duotone, and the excellent shine on the street.
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01/29/2010 08:58:43 PM
Very intriguing. This photo just draws the viewer in.
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01/29/2010 05:58:12 PM
The blue tone is fantastic for this image. Excellent.
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01/29/2010 10:55:35 AM
Nice job here, I like the color and the motion...10.
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01/29/2010 08:43:53 AM
Great work! Compliments 9!
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01/28/2010 07:44:17 PM
Nice. A real "mood", and a composition that draws you in.
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01/28/2010 06:15:46 PM
Fantastic shot. 10 This is the one!
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01/28/2010 03:03:38 PM
great picture the winner! 10
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01/28/2010 02:19:33 PM
Love the DOF in this shot. Excellent.
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01/28/2010 01:12:48 PM
Nicely composed, lines lead you right into and through this shot.
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01/28/2010 07:55:51 AM
beautiful!
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01/28/2010 06:03:12 AM
amazing , love all its details :)
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01/28/2010 04:28:17 AM
Nice color ,composition and mood. Those blur people with umbrella are fantastic, their positions and motions are very proper in the compostion. Great capture! 9
After looking through all the entries in this challenge, I believe that this photo will win the blue ribbon.
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01/27/2010 11:41:15 PM
Utterly fabulous image; really beautiful.
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01/27/2010 10:25:35 PM
Great composition. I like how the viewer is lead straight down this main street. I like how you processed this. Nicely presented.
Bumping up on the second run through. This would be one of my picks for a ribbon.
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01/27/2010 10:07:04 PM
Love the tone.
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01/27/2010 10:07:01 PM
Nice B&W, with great light & reflections from the wet pavement. Would prefer the bus was out of the picture, but still nice. 7
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01/27/2010 10:06:20 PM
I think this one will be the winner. It has a nice look to it. I like the motion of the people.
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01/27/2010 07:30:05 PM
Perfect tones.
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01/27/2010 05:56:51 PM
Like the B&W. I like the toning. My favorite of this challenge.
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01/27/2010 05:09:50 PM
This looked good in the thumbs and it doesn't disappoint. Nice tones and exposure and the slightly long shutter speed makes the people blur nicely
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01/27/2010 04:27:18 PM
best in the challenge- should be an easy ribbon- great shot!
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01/27/2010 04:18:58 PM
Two favs in the challenge --- this is one of them. Congrats on a wonderful image!
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01/27/2010 03:49:05 PM
lively interesting cyanotype
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01/27/2010 12:16:00 PM
Oh this does it for me :) I love the toning too. The rain, the movement in the people, just lovely.
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01/27/2010 10:03:48 AM
I love this. Very nicely done.
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01/27/2010 09:22:06 AM
I absolutely love the mood of this photo. I can hear the patter of the rain and the hurried footsteps. Great job.
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01/27/2010 09:18:12 AM
Wow, this picture took my breath away! I just love it, every little detail. 10
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01/27/2010 09:17:00 AM
Hands down the best I've seen so far. Outstanding.
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01/27/2010 09:11:45 AM
Superb image!
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01/27/2010 08:49:23 AM
The winner...good luck with this, deserves to win...best of the challenge in my book...I love this street in Rome...10
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01/27/2010 05:06:38 AM
Very nice - how do you keep your equipment from getting wet?
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01/27/2010 03:23:09 AM
Muy bueno !
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01/27/2010 02:00:50 AM
Fantastic shot! My fave in the challenge. Good luck!
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