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Challenge: Leading Lines II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Euston Underground Station, London
Date: Jun 22, 2005
Aperture: F/3.2
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/50th sec
Galleries: Urban, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2005

Taken on one of the platforms at Euston Underground station in London. This is one of many, many shots that I tried while waiting for various tube trains in the past week, and was the best of the set - pity there wasn't a train in frame, but you can't have everything sometimes :o)

The original was cropped, sat/levels adjusted, all desaturated apart from the yellow of the line, resized, focus sharpened, and double bordered.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 275
Avg (all users): 6.8211
Avg (commenters): 7.9118
Avg (participants): 6.7440
Avg (non-participants): 6.9008
Views since voting: 3705
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 246
Comments: 46
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/25/2005 02:52:40 PM
Great shot, but I would have liked it more with deeper DOF. Still very effective either way though. Great job.
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07/05/2005 11:50:38 AM
I like it as it is, I think if there was a train it would take a way from the photo. The black hole tunnel works very well. Nice photo.

Ty
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07/04/2005 10:26:20 PM
Congrats on a top ten finish... Well done!
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07/04/2005 02:06:51 AM
did anyone else notice that the guy seems to be looking at the camera and thinking "what is that weirdo with the camera doing laying on the platform". Or is it just me!
Great photo manic!
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07/04/2005 01:01:33 AM
Congratulations on your top ten placing. This is the essence of a leading line.
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07/04/2005 12:39:47 AM
Yee haw! Manic got a top 10! WTG podnuh...
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07/04/2005 12:08:23 AM
Congratulations, this led very well. Nice job on the topic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2005 11:54:17 PM
Great composition. The selective desaturation works here. (8)
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07/03/2005 11:34:26 PM
Superbly composed and very nicely processed.
Well done! One of my favorites in & out of the challenge (10)
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07/03/2005 11:22:02 PM
Terrific leading line, and the one being gold works really neat. 8
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07/03/2005 08:45:49 PM
Wonderful! Did you do the underground escalator in the metal challenge too?
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07/03/2005 05:40:02 PM
That guy thinks you are crazy. lol Great leading line.
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07/03/2005 10:14:45 AM
Very neat. Like the selective use of color.
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07/03/2005 07:50:46 AM
Love the idea but it seems just a bit out of focus down the line, The low light probably didn't help much but it is a nice shot.
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07/03/2005 05:33:54 AM
Excellent image, to me you have captured the challenge exactly (where a lot of others failed) - 10
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07/03/2005 01:17:39 AM
Wonderful interp here - 9
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07/02/2005 11:17:48 PM
Awesome what putting the camera so low to the ground will achieve! You have some apparent distortion on the top corners. Is this because of a fish eye lens or trick of the perspective in a place with out a squared off ceiling?
TC
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07/02/2005 04:59:49 PM
Really like this image....the selective desat, grain, angle, distortion..all works together and creates a good image. Congrats (8)
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07/01/2005 09:31:53 PM
Challenge: 10
Composition: 10
Technical: 8 I would have liked sharper towards the start going to the climax if that makes sense.
Overall: (8)
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07/01/2005 09:06:17 PM
very cool POV. Too bad you couldn't pay that guy not to be looking at you. Great shot for challenge.
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07/01/2005 06:25:47 PM
Excellent treatment here, ...10
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07/01/2005 05:33:42 PM
Glad you chose this one, it's one of the ones I liked lot. I love the shallow DOF in the foreground and the way the entire foreground is full of leading lines sweeping into the image. The curve of the tunnel roof makes a great frame to the image and the tunnel opening is the perfect main focal point. That said I like that there's more to look at such as the people, signs and posters too. Selective desat is a technique that is often over-used but here it works fantastically well. 9
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07/01/2005 03:46:43 PM
nice street photo, good use of selective desat. I hope it does well.
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07/01/2005 02:25:37 PM
I think that the composition and colour treatment are great, although perhaps I'd like to see more of the foreground in sharper focus.
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07/01/2005 08:50:38 AM
A great take, The image says it all....10
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07/01/2005 02:15:27 AM
Great perspective. Cool subject. Great focus/dof. Glad to see a couple people in the shot, I think it adds some interest. I also think this is a case where the selective desat works well, and strengthens the image. Nice job.
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06/30/2005 09:17:08 PM
I like the composition, but I think the DOF is lacking with the foreground being out of focus.
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06/30/2005 09:20:47 AM
One of the best pictures for this challenge in my opinion. Selective desat enhances the visual strengh of it. Funny look from the passenger, bet he/she thought you were nuts :P
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06/30/2005 07:29:48 AM
Really cool picture. I think the yellow desat'd line works great for this picture. Good luck.
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06/30/2005 01:41:07 AM
Great photo, needs better depth of field for the near, but still, I love this composition.
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06/30/2005 12:42:09 AM
hi life line u should have been standing on that line breaking dynamism of that line
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06/29/2005 08:10:07 AM
its clear enough and it has a strongr link with the challenge title, but i think your title should be mor stronger, and the focus, if it was on the front area it will be better.
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06/28/2005 08:53:23 PM
Very effective use of B/W vs Color. Beautiful leading lines as well. My only issue with the image is that it seems awfully busy (once you get above the yellow line). Not sure whether a tighter crop or gaussian blur would have helped there or not, but I think so. Very nice work! 8
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06/28/2005 06:34:28 PM
Nice idea...(9)
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06/28/2005 06:33:50 PM
Good use of an interesting perspective. Good use of selective desaturation.
Edit: removed my comment about the line not leading to anything. Congrats on top ten!

Message edited by author 2005-07-04 08:57:21.
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06/28/2005 03:50:25 PM
I like it!
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06/28/2005 03:44:24 PM
Great use of foreground as a leading element! This image is right on for this challenge. I hope the floor was halfway clean! ;^)
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06/28/2005 12:08:44 PM
I like it. The yellow stripe leads you nicely into the picture. Focus on the distance is great.
After the challenge check out my photo & you'll see why I commented on yours.
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06/28/2005 05:20:48 AM
What a wonderful perspective! And the yellow really leads the eye through the picture.
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06/27/2005 09:30:11 PM
ah, the london underground, i love how you did this with keeping just the yellow line. good work
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06/27/2005 04:26:15 PM
I like the selective saturation to make your line stand out. Guy in the background is just a little distracting like he's wondering what the heck you are doing taking a picture of a subway station floor. LOL Picture is clear and lighting is good. 8
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06/27/2005 03:26:43 PM
excellent perspective and lines leading to what we are lead to see. Great job.
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06/27/2005 01:21:55 PM
brilliant picture a ten for sure!
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06/27/2005 01:12:06 PM
I like the angle and viewpoint on this shot
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06/27/2005 12:38:53 AM
Great lines
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06/27/2005 12:16:31 AM
beautiful vision, and I hope as you took this there wasn't a train coming along the track. I love the yellow and the selective desat. Very effective use of that here. More dof and focus on the persons would work better on me. 8
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