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Challenge: Free Study 2015-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: London
Date: Sep 11, 2015
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Sep 27, 2015

Photographer’s Notes
This was on my way home from vacation in Germany and UK. Just a quick shot of the new-styled red busses in London. I may be the only one, but I like the focus, sharp on the front of the bus, with great motion artifacts all around. Panning works. Short DOF works. Physics of light work!

Post Processing
• Convert from RAW (PSCC2015 Camera RAW)
• Filter (OnOne Perfect Effects)
o Dynamic Contrast
o Lens Blur
• Resize (PSCC2015)
• Sharpen (PSCC2015 High Pass Filter – masked)
• Save for Web (PSCC2105)

Camera Data
• Date: 2015.09.11
• Camera: Nikon D800e
• Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
• ISO: 1600
• Aperture: f/4.5
• Shutter: 1/10

Place: 98 out of 122
Avg (all users): 5.3289
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2586
Avg (non-participants): 5.5556
Views since voting: 182
Views during voting: 111
Votes: 76
Comments: 2
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10/11/2015 04:56:20 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I can see, as I trust the voters can, that you shot this at a 3/4 angle to the bus. Thus the angles are kind of all over the place; I find that DPC voters tend to not like off-kilter horizons, and here I am looking for a horizon to stabilize myself, as it were, but can see none. I thought it might have been shot with a wide angle lens initially due to the almost cartoony distortion of the front of the bus in particular. I know I find the apparent downward tilt of the front of the bus - I know, it's perspective - but it seems to give the photo a top-heavy quality to the right of the pic.

As for the PS tricks, I actually don't mind them here. I don't think it's overprocessed, but seeing that you shot at ISO 1600 and image noise always seems to Nikon's main bugaboo, I can see some noise; otherwise I have no problems with slow shutter speeds to create ghost trails behind moving subjects.

Hope this has been helpful and feel free to PM me with any questions.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2015 04:16:39 PM
I like the composition but less keen on the processing/effects.
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