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Balzac's Cafe @ The Historic Distillery District
Balzac's Cafe @ The Historic Distillery District

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Challenge: Travel Guides (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: The Distillery
Date: Sep 5, 2004
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Vintage, Travel
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2004

Coffee shop at The Historic Distillery District, Toronto's new centre for arts, culture and entertainment.

Shot on early Sunday morning before the cafe was full of customers.

Lens used was a Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L USM lens. The one thing I'm not happy about this photo is the line distortion caused by the ultra-wide 16mm focal length. I suspect voters will deduct points for that. Other than that I'm pleased with this one. I wanted to capture the warm colors from the ambient light from the different light sources so I used a 1-sec shutter speed.

Raw mode.
Post processing: levels adjustment, perspective correction, curves, color adjustment, a little bit of Neat Image, USM, border. I cloned out a couple of people's head from behind the counter.

Place: 44 out of 189
Avg (all users): 6.1784
Avg (commenters): 7.2222
Avg (participants): 6.0268
Avg (non-participants): 6.3465
Views since voting: 9835
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 213
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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09/13/2004 12:19:21 AM
Awesome photo Henry, I was expecting this to do better!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2004 08:54:31 PM
So few interior shots in this challenge and I like the look and feel of yours very much. Good Luck!
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09/11/2004 07:42:42 PM
returning for comments
Very nice image. makes me want to go there for some drinks. Bumping up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2004 07:39:46 PM
Looks like a fun place for a refreshing beverage. Very nice perspective.
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09/11/2004 02:35:44 AM
Beautiful crisp clear image and a nice place to visit
Well done for being a bit more original than the other images I have seen do far
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09/10/2004 03:07:30 PM
Some people in the cafe could give more life on this otherwise good photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/09/2004 05:34:36 PM
pretty place.....lots of atmosphere
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09/08/2004 12:15:44 AM
A cafe with no people? Is it a museum? The picture is nice but I miss the 'living components'.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/07/2004 10:08:07 PM
Lovely composition, great job! One of my favs in the challenge (10)
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09/06/2004 06:39:05 AM
Good viewpoint, nice color harmony.
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09/06/2004 02:13:16 AM
One of the best in the challenge. 10
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