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Challenge: Free Study 2010-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: NYC GTG 2010
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: New York City (shot from Weehawken, NJ)
Date: Jun 5, 2010
Aperture: 1:7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10 second
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2010

Created three different images with varying levels so that I could create a "mock" HDR image in Photomatix Pro in combination with the original image. Used levels, curves, Color Efex Pro semi-transparent layer of user-defined bi-color filter (to add color to top and bottom), color sat/balance, dodge/burn brush, NI, sharpen, blur brush to smooth out a few pixelated spots in the sky (and I see now that I missed a few! ha), added border and saved for Web.

Post-challenge: WOOHOO! Thrilled to get an HM in a FS. My score kept going back and forth over 7 and I was hoping it would stick, but I have zero complaints about this finish! THANK YOU for all the great comments and favorites!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 341
Avg (all users): 6.9535
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.9255
Avg (non-participants): 7.0286
Views since voting: 3229
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 129
Comments: 26
Favorites: 8 (view)


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07/19/2010 02:56:10 PM
I just keep looking at this image. What a great result with the superb editing. Congrats on placing in the top five with this.
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07/17/2010 03:17:07 AM
Whoa, Jimmy - didn't see you here til now. CONGRATS! Quite an image and quite an achievement!
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07/12/2010 04:10:57 AM
Is it just me....or do the two buildings in the background, far right look like WTC 1 & 2? Same height...one with the radio tower on top...taller than everything else?? Did this challenge allow photos from the past?? Or am I out of my mind and WAYYY wrong here?? Maybe I should get more sleep?
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07/09/2010 10:53:13 PM
Originally posted by brumer0:

Hong Kong is a very over photographed city, especially from this angle. However, I think this photo is, by far, the best photo that I have ever seen of the city. You have done a FANTASTIC job in capturing it. You have been robbed on only a 6.95, because it should be far higher than that. Great, great job!


Anyone who could shoot hong kong from "that angle" would be a brilliant photographer since that is New York, shot from New Jersey.
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07/09/2010 11:15:15 AM
HONEY!!! Congratulations. 5th in a free study is awesome and so well deserved.
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07/09/2010 09:43:31 AM
Hong Kong is a very over photographed city, especially from this angle. However, I think this photo is, by far, the best photo that I have ever seen of the city. You have done a FANTASTIC job in capturing it. You have been robbed on only a 6.95, because it should be far higher than that. Great, great job!
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07/09/2010 09:30:14 AM
Congrats on the HM!
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07/09/2010 01:10:45 AM
Congrats! Nice to see a familiar face doing well. :)
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07/08/2010 04:09:38 PM
Man I have almost this exact photo in my portfolio but it just doesn't compare to what you've achieved here... either I need a new camera or need to figure out how to use PS better.

Great job and congrats on the HM!
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07/08/2010 11:37:55 AM
Congratulations on a top ten with this breathtaking view of the city!! Awesome!
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07/08/2010 11:01:32 AM
Beautiful! Congratulations, Jimmy!
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07/08/2010 07:24:14 AM
Jimmy - congrats on a top 5 finish! This is really a great image.
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07/08/2010 05:15:00 AM
just look at you! go jimmy! go jimmy!!
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07/08/2010 01:15:37 AM
Was that taken at Weehawken? I remember being at Weehawken at about 1:00 in the morning taking a shot like this, and it was so beautiful I could hardly stand it. You captured it so well! CONGRATULATIONS on an honorable mention!
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07/08/2010 12:23:48 AM
hey Jimmy, congrats on Top 5! brings up good memories of our GTG!
ETA: I wonder how many more shots from NYC GTG have been entered into this FS... what is clear though is that yours came out on top :)

Message edited by author 2010-07-08 00:25:32.
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07/08/2010 12:18:49 AM
Top 5 in a FS and an amazing score! Woo hoo! I think you really nailed the 7 voters... :-)
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07/08/2010 12:06:27 AM
Yay Jimmy, well done on the top 5! Nice one.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2010 08:51:20 PM
Brilliant night shot... love the color of the sky...
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07/07/2010 01:39:07 PM
great shot- top 5
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07/05/2010 07:17:38 PM
Love the night colors here.
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07/05/2010 10:44:24 AM
I'm a sucker for night time photography. I really like this photograph. Careful on the saturation...
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07/04/2010 09:25:15 PM
This looks so good. I nearly gave it an 8 and then realized it was yours. LOL GOOD LUCK
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07/04/2010 08:01:24 PM
gorgeous work - this would be amazing on a big canvas
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07/04/2010 10:21:39 AM
Very nice city shot. The colors are so vibrant.
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07/01/2010 03:50:43 PM
BANG!!! awesome! good luck with this one - it deserves a result. 10/10!
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07/01/2010 07:41:36 AM
one of my favorite cities, excellent shot
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