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Dark & Light
Dark & Light

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Challenge: D&L (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Skyline in NYC from my apartment on 21st Street
Date: Aug 28, 2005
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2005

Woke up early this Saturday to walk my pups and took a look out the window to check the weather and found this amazing sunrise over the sliver of the Empire State Building that I can see from my 21st Street Apt, in NYC. My jaw dropped. Ran for the camera--this is it. I bet there will be some great, amazing and fun shots in this competition.

Place: 54 out of 200
Avg (all users): 5.9880
Avg (commenters): 6.8667
Avg (participants): 5.7478
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Views since voting: 596
Views during voting: 392
Votes: 250
Comments: 17
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2005 09:03:09 PM
Really dramatic! I love the colors...though I know this is a sunset, the image really does have a great abstractness about it.
09/04/2005 08:53:17 AM
Great, looks like the building is on fire.
09/03/2005 11:10:48 PM
Why the border to an otherwise great picture.
09/03/2005 10:42:58 PM
This is the most dramatic of the 15 images captioned "Dark & Light" that I've seen so far in this challenge. The horizon doesn't appear to be level; the silhouette of the buildings doesn't provide me with much perspective information, so the unbalanced profile is primarily responsible for this feeling. The clouds and architectural profile complement one another. My only suggestion would be to dodge & burn the cloud at 1 o'clock a bit to bring it back from being a patch of flat grey.
09/03/2005 09:10:31 AM
Very pretty sky. I know it's the landscape itself, but it feels a bit tilted.
09/02/2005 04:13:04 PM
great colours
09/01/2005 01:53:57 PM
Great shot! The clouds seem a bit overdone.
08/31/2005 09:19:59 AM
I think if this was cropped tighter at the bottom it would be more dramatic. Nice coloring in the sky.
08/30/2005 11:55:44 PM
first reaction, ooooh, that's too cool! great photo. considering for my wish list.
08/30/2005 08:19:26 PM
08/30/2005 12:45:13 PM
IMHO this would be a great pic if bottom and right were cropped out about 1/5 each.
08/30/2005 12:19:44 PM
one of the best, i really like it, amazing, good luck
08/30/2005 11:15:21 AM
Incredible sky! the contrast really works here.
08/29/2005 07:51:05 PM
Gives off a Medeival feeling. Like the colorful clouds. 7
08/29/2005 06:50:26 PM
Powerful contrast!
08/29/2005 03:44:00 PM
fits the challenge perfectly, and great colors in the sky. it would have been nice to see some more detail in the building. if you're using PS, try hitting ctrl-alt-~, which selects the highlights, inverting the selection to the shadows, making a new layer from that inverted selection, and changing the blending mode to "screen." adjust from there. doesn't need to be a whole lot lighter, just enough to see the major architectural elements.
08/29/2005 12:40:57 PM
My only real criticism is that the skyline is crooked. You could straighten it and it might make for amore visually appealing shot. But I must say, the sky is outstanding with it's vibrant red oranges and blues. I would have left a bit less negative space at the bottom so that that glorious sky has even more POW factor. Hope you find this helpful.

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