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Challenge: Accidental Letters III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Apple iPhone 4S
Date: Feb 22, 2013
Date Uploaded: Feb 22, 2013

7.12 on the first day. Lets see if that holds up.

Aimee scored tickets to Disney on Ice for this past Sunday. As we were driving downtown I saw this fire escape and told her it would be good for this challenge. Yes, I did win the blue in the last letter challenge with a fire escape - but this one is a different fire escape ;) We came back around to it after the show (which wasnt nearly as painful as I was expecting it to be). Hopped out with Aidan and I had him climb on up to take a seat. Aimee wasn't super pumped about me having him go up, but it looked safe enough for me. He took a seat and I popped off 4 shots with my iphone and we were done. In the back of the building were two parked Deloreans. Check out my Facebook page for pics of that.

As far as editing goes, I did an initial Instagram edit but it looked pretty poor. So I did the entire edit in Photoshop this time. Started with alot of skew to get the lines right. The angle I was shooting from was not the best. After a crop I stuck it into this new action manager I purchased recently from TotallyRad called Rad Lab. Really fun program. It has about sixty preset actions that I can place on the image and then tweak each action with simple sliders. I can add different actions on top of one another and tweak each one individually (or turn them off alltogether). And when I am done I can save that "recipe" for future use. Finishing out the Rad Lab provides me with a new layer with the edit. Nice program. Worth a play with their trial version. A little extra dodge and burn and away it goes.

I initially had this as a color image but swapped to b&w near the end. Not only did I prefer the b&w on this image over color, but it also differentiated this one from my previous one. And maybe if I am lucky I can have a new top image in the iPhone 4s category.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.9394
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 7.2558
Avg (non-participants): 6.7865
Views since voting: 1785
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 132
Comments: 34
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/07/2013 09:22:51 PM
Go Too Family with iPhones in tow!!!

Congratulations Tim and Aidan!
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03/07/2013 12:26:37 PM
iPhone FTW!
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03/07/2013 08:33:40 AM
Ah I love it when my top pick gets a blue it makes me feel smart I couldn't have done it without ya. :) Congrats on the blue.
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03/06/2013 11:19:19 PM
Nicely seen and set up :) Congratulations on the blue.
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03/06/2013 08:41:59 PM
Originally posted by jagar:

Well done Timothy, Aimee looks quite content up there.


Ponce de Leon must have missed this apartment.
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03/06/2013 01:31:14 PM
Haha! I'm not the only one to make my kids do strange things, but I've never sent them up a strange fire escape... Excellent thought! (and great shot. :)

Congrats!
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03/06/2013 12:00:20 PM
Well done Timothy, Aimee looks quite content up there.
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03/06/2013 11:46:49 AM
Congrats on the blue! Very nice.
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03/06/2013 09:12:36 AM
Congrats on your Blue. Well done and seen.
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03/06/2013 08:50:52 AM
Nice going, man!!
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03/06/2013 04:52:48 AM
Congratulations,superb stuff.
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03/06/2013 03:24:34 AM
Amazing clarity with the iPhone! Congrats, Timfy. Great image/
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03/06/2013 03:21:04 AM
congrats on the blue! love to see you on the front page.
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03/06/2013 02:17:46 AM
What happened to the rest of ZZTop?
Congrats on the blue, good to see you on the frontpage again (even with an iPhone shot)
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03/06/2013 01:43:53 AM
It spoke to me (challenge wise) more than most of the other entries. WD.
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03/06/2013 12:19:03 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon!
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03/06/2013 12:14:21 AM
Thought it was the same place lol. You know how to make it work! Congrats on the blue :)
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03/06/2013 12:04:35 AM
Congratulations! Great shot. The boy gives it soul.
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03/06/2013 12:02:51 AM
It must be a conspiracy. Last Letters and now this one!
Congrats!
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03/06/2013 12:02:29 AM
Dejavu, but with a different place, good one Tim!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/05/2013 10:56:46 PM
Really like this - the Z is there and the kid makes the shot. Voted earlier.
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03/05/2013 09:01:46 PM
ONe of my favorites, an excellent way to meet the challenge. 9
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03/05/2013 07:13:58 PM
I wonder what it feels like to hang out on a Z
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03/05/2013 05:34:06 PM
Well thought out ..nice tones the person on the platform really adds to the image Well done
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03/05/2013 03:12:25 PM
Good tones and detail. Why the blurry corners?
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03/05/2013 01:23:07 PM
Beautiful weathered brick
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02/28/2013 01:36:30 PM
I love this B/W!
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02/28/2013 01:14:58 PM
Great mood. You can hear the air in the picture.
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02/27/2013 10:36:08 PM
Love the tones here and with all the detailed lines in the brick work, it looks good at this small size. Typically I would see some jaggies in there, but this is done nicely. I think the center is a little too crisply sharpened and conflicts with the blurred edges. But I do like that technique to help create the focal point.
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02/27/2013 07:23:02 PM
this looks familiar! Nice!
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02/27/2013 11:52:07 AM
Nice processing and the composition is fab dab,I see this in the top ten.
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02/27/2013 10:30:01 AM
Very nice, fut sthe challenge to a "T".
Looks a little tilt shiftish. I dig it.
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02/27/2013 09:08:53 AM
So, I decided to take another look and feel like this stands on its own. This is excellent. The success of this image depends entirely on the child in the pic. One of my pics to ribbon. Well done.
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02/27/2013 02:04:20 AM
Great capture that definitely meets the challenge
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