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Jordaan, Amsterdam
Jordaan, Amsterdam

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Challenge: Your Corner of the World II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Eerste Leliedwarsstraat, Amsterdam, NL
Date: Oct 2, 2005
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200s (=-1.33 EV)
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2005

Not really where I live, but where I feel very much at home. My aunt lives in the Jordaan and I visit her once in a while. This photo doesn't do the area justice, I just had little time to get something decent.
The light wasn't perfect either (-1.33EV exposure compensation to get the sky in). Bright sky, dark streets. So this is a blend of two RAW conversions from one and the same original RAW file. One was set at -0.50 and the other at +1.25. I blended those in PS with Fred Miranda's DRI.
The distortion is from using the 18-70DX at 18mm and this is already a corrected version (PT Lens).

Other Edits:
FM Chroma NR
FM Digital Velvia +4
Contrast USM
Little bit of dodging and burning.


Place: 129 out of 299
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Views since voting: 919
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 180
Comments: 7
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10/10/2005 09:45:03 AM
I tell ya....I Have got to get over there and visit! I saw this and wondered if it might be yours. I love this photo!!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2005 07:27:26 PM
Good composition. The light is balanced and even works right down the street. Good capture, intersting subject
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10/08/2005 01:23:19 AM
I am DYING to go there...my type of city...nice composition
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10/07/2005 12:17:50 PM
Good picture, although it seems a bit noisy at parts.
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10/06/2005 01:40:08 AM
Great perspective in this shot. Really interesting architecture and the pic is well composed. Nice job!
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10/03/2005 12:56:52 PM
Very nice, did you use a wide-angle here?
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10/03/2005 12:09:50 PM
its not a bad composition but all these con/diverging lines..mwahh
think the Jordaan deserves better than this upgraded snapshot..he
but (i hope it is ) the Westertoren... he is looking fine ;)
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