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Marina Bay
andrewt


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Challenge: Black and White Landscape (Basic Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG HSM for Nikon
Date: Apr 25, 2010
Aperture: F10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Apr 25, 2010

Wow !! thanks for the votes. Delighted with the great score.

Here is my original shot , as you can see I had to crop significantly because of the reflections and as this was abasic editing challenge.
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My editing steps:
1. Used Topaz Adjust to do initial exposure adjustment
2. Converted to Black & White using CS3 , Image > adjustment > B&W , adjusted the different channels to roughly the following values :
Reds : - 27%
Yellows: + 112%
Greens: +40%
Cyans: +55%
Blues: -142%
Magentas: +55%

The important thing here was the blue sky & the water. When I moved the Blues to -142% , I could get the nice blacks.

3. Adjusted contrast using levels & curves
4. Sharpened
5. cropped

Thanks again.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 382
Avg (all users): 6.8313
Avg (commenters): 7.4706
Avg (participants): 6.6330
Avg (non-participants): 7.2549
Views since voting: 2564
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 160
Comments: 27
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/14/2010 02:07:46 PM
Congratulations Andrew on your top five. Excellent details and what a view!!
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05/05/2010 04:41:40 AM
This is an excellent shot, Ilove it...Congratulations
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05/03/2010 10:16:11 AM
Very nice and I love the blacks in it!
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05/03/2010 09:30:24 AM
Congrats on the 6th place finish Andrew! Well deserved, this is an awesome image!!
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05/03/2010 08:57:57 AM
Congrat Andrew on the HM. Way to go!
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05/03/2010 07:00:28 AM
Congrats on the HM. What a view!
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05/03/2010 05:58:39 AM
Congrats on the top 5, Andrew! Love that lens!
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05/03/2010 12:55:51 AM
Nice finish! Knew this was yours!
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05/03/2010 12:17:02 AM
Excellent shot Andrew. Congratulations on a top 5 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2010 08:36:34 PM
An incredible amount of detail squeezed into a small and very high contrast image. I'll be this looks awesome in a large size. Very well done.
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05/02/2010 07:12:37 PM
Nice contrasty image, great cityscape. (FWIW, I would have preferred either no frame or frame on all four sides.) (No vote, just a comment)
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05/02/2010 05:57:44 PM
Has to be Andrew and has to be from the Singapore Flyer!

Nice, very nice..
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05/02/2010 02:23:55 PM
great dov. b+ w works well here
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05/01/2010 06:59:03 PM
Tremendous detail. Will come back later to get more details - congratulations on a first class shot
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04/30/2010 05:12:38 PM
Amazing cityscape - did you use a red filter by any chance? Your focus is spot on and the composition is strong. Nice job!
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04/30/2010 10:48:34 AM
wonderful rich tones and details throughout
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04/29/2010 12:54:19 PM
That's a beautiful B/W image.
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04/29/2010 01:06:29 AM
well done great contrast
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04/28/2010 12:56:41 PM
Beautiful well composed city shot. Love the perspective from above.
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04/27/2010 02:44:01 PM
Busy but will make the top 10....
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04/27/2010 01:47:10 PM
great shot - Singapore? Every time you look they've built something else!
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04/27/2010 06:54:22 AM
not much to say here except NICE!
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04/27/2010 02:36:59 AM
Over processed. Nice sky and clouds.
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04/26/2010 09:25:42 PM
Very striking in B&W. Wonderful expansive view, too.
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04/26/2010 09:08:03 PM
Awesome sharpness and range of tones. The deep blacks are great. Would really like to know how this was processed. Has to be one of the best black & whites in the challenge.
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04/26/2010 10:57:04 AM
Fantastic shot! So much detail, great conversion!
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04/26/2010 04:01:49 AM
big picture,,,, love ,,,and like,,,,,,excellent focus,,,,,,,,
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