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I Was Framed in Sin City
3rd PlaceI Was Framed in Sin City
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Framing VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D610
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR
Location: Manchester UK
Date: Aug 24, 2014
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2014

When the voting started I was a bit worried because for the first couple of days it stayed below 6. I was mentally writing it off when it suddenly started to climb.

The picture is taken in an industrial renovation area in the centre of my home city of Manchester. Years ago this would have been a no go area but now it's populated by dog walkers, sightseers and restaurant goers (and photographers).

After the black and white processing was done the image reminded me of Sin City. The toning is provided by a 'gradient map overlay', in this case to add a hint of blue to the shadow areas and orange to the light areas.

Thanks for the votes and kind comments and also to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Robski for playing the part of the guy being framed.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 64
Avg (all users): 6.8077
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.4571
Avg (non-participants): 7.0930
Views since voting: 1888
Views during voting: 165
Votes: 78
Comments: 23
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/05/2014 08:28:07 AM
Fantastic framing of the man caught between the structures of urban life. He is wrapped/cradled/ensnared in the world of metal and stone. Lighting and processing is fantastic - the tones also help make all the details pop off the page. Well done - congrats on the yellow.
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09/05/2014 12:44:09 AM
I should have congratulated you days ago on this fine image and your ribbon, sorry :-( Congrats!
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09/03/2014 04:01:33 AM
I wish I had seen this early enough to have voted on it!! This would have gotten my "10". I love this style of photography. I love how everything seems just a 'little' out of whack while obviously being true! The thing I adore about black and white photography is that it is so much more expressive than color. This is a glorious shot!! I am most envious!!
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09/03/2014 02:20:08 AM
Great stuff congrats
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09/02/2014 11:11:45 PM
Well done all 'round!
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09/02/2014 10:33:51 PM
I love the wide angle perspective and deep mysterious lighting, but the whole right side of this image bothers me. Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/02/2014 01:54:01 PM
Most definitely a ribbon winner. Amazing, dynamic looking image. Congrats on the ribbon, David.
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09/01/2014 10:40:05 PM
What a fabulous image.
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09/01/2014 10:15:31 AM
Haha nice one Dave :-) always nice to see myself on the front page ;-) Congrats ! :-)
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09/01/2014 07:23:23 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Marvelous shot - my favourite in this challenge which provided some wonderful images.
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09/01/2014 06:05:26 AM
Congrats! Funny as I thought this looked like somewhere in Manchester I recall just off Oxford Street near the Ritz nightclub or somewhere like that - been a few years since I lived in Manchester so it may have been another area near Castlefield near Atlas bar.
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09/01/2014 05:42:26 AM
One of my favourites in this challenge, well done David !
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09/01/2014 04:59:38 AM
Very nice toning, congrats on the Yellow!
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09/01/2014 04:12:48 AM
congrats on your ribbon! fantastic shot!
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09/01/2014 01:25:31 AM
Wonderful lines and angles. Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/01/2014 12:46:42 AM
congrats on the yellow~!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2014 10:53:02 PM
Fantastic shot. Love the way you have framed the figure between the leading lines. Love the tones! Blue ribbon from me.
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08/31/2014 10:05:15 AM
sharp pic 8
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08/30/2014 02:30:18 PM
Nice processing and composition! Lovely shot!
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08/25/2014 09:57:15 PM
Nice play of light. I'm bumping this up to an 8
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08/25/2014 10:44:38 AM
I was in this game recently.Good image,could well be my top pick.
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08/25/2014 09:15:21 AM
I like the moodiness and lighting in this picture. However, I think the subject is a little lost in all the lines, rather than accentuated.
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08/25/2014 12:10:07 AM
You WERE! And you were WELL framed!


This is wonderful for the challenge topic.
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