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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Portland Or.
Date: Nov 20, 2005
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 20
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 20, 2005

From Washington Park, just above down town Portland with Mt Hood in the back ground

Place: 297 out of 519
Avg (all users): 5.3741
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3401
Avg (non-participants): 5.4658
Views since voting: 677
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 270
Comments: 3
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12/08/2005 06:24:51 PM
Thanks Doc.....used a polarizer, it was that week we had the air advisory smog alert. Couldn't find a higher spot to get around the trees. This is pretty much the same shot channel 8 uses sometimes for there backdrop on the news, not sure which time slot. We should go shot sometime. (when it gets much warmer). Thanks again.

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Message edited by author 2005-12-09 01:51:10.
12/08/2005 06:06:14 PM
Oh yeah, I remember this one since I live in Vancouver, WA. I gave it a 7, but you might have gotten a homer bonus. The biggest problem is actually the pine trees. Evergreens are impossible to photograph well (I find). They turn to black, muddled messes really fast, and here they take up a good 25% of the picture. I'm sure you were limited by your vantage points and the cost of renting a helicopter, but I think it's a detractor from the overall picture.

The colors are both nice, but also a bit drab. I like the blue (although I have seen better, deeper twilight blue) and the lights, but the rest of the picture would probably be better in B&W. I tried to covert to B&W and it didn't do it for me, but I also tried a selective desat of everything but yellow (with only a 50% desat on yellow). That was a bit more interesting, but I'm not sure it would have done much better. So I'm not quite sure which direction to go there. Did you use a polarizer? That can really make a nice color of the sky, even at twilight.

So overall a great idea limited by the trees.
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12/04/2005 01:58:40 AM
Looks like Mount Hood, from Portland, got to love that view.
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