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Winter in Seattle (Inspired by Henri Silberman)
Winter in Seattle (Inspired by Henri Silberman)

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Tribute (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Seattle, Washington USA
Date: Jan 18, 2006
Aperture: F/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Cityscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2006

Photographer’s Notes

I am still in the process of “bonding” with my new D200 camera. Process is going well, but it’s work in progress.

What better challenge than “Tribute” to continue the process?

I have always enjoyed cityscapes. One photographer who excels at them is Henri Silberman. He is an American photographer, born in Paris. In his teenage years, Silberman became fascinated by photography and has subsequently made a highly successful career from his talent and skills, especially in the field of New York urban landscapes. You can Google Henri Silberman to see his work but you may want to simply go to this link: //www.postercheckout.com/PictureGroup.asp?ArtistID=7460&Source=GoogleSilberman

In any event, this photo is in homage to Henri. I hope you enjoy this photo of the city where I live, but from a non-traditional perspective. I am sorry to say it was raining today. It’s rained 77 of the last 78 days in Seattle. One of Seattle’s charms, I fear.

In general, I like color photos. If God had intended we shoot in B&W, He would have never invented Kodachrome, but I digress. In this case, B&W fits the city's mood in the rain.

I hope you can enjoy and appreciate this.

Post Processing
Adjust Colors (Curves)
Remove Distractions (Clone)
Level the Horizon (Rotate Arbitrary)
Convert B&W (Channel Mixer Method)
Darken Sky (Gradient Fill)
Improve Contrast (Levels)
Improve Contrast (Brightness/Contrast)
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Camera Data
Nikon D200
2006/01/18 10:13:05
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: VR 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 35mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Spot
1/6 sec - F/13
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off

Place: 18 out of 188
Avg (all users): 6.6132
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.2750
Avg (non-participants): 6.7791
Views since voting: 11971
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 243
Comments: 17
Favorites: 3 (view)

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03/05/2007 07:58:56 PM
What I like is the busy foreground, then the unbusy skyscrapers -so smooth, linear, and then the wonderfully similarly toned sky with cloud. Never seen any composition like it, though indeed have probably passed this on the highway, it is very vaguely familiar.
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08/26/2006 07:34:30 PM
Still one of my favorites and B&W is absolutely perfect for this shot.
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03/29/2006 08:09:34 PM
I love this picture.
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02/01/2006 01:01:39 AM
A pleasure to look at. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 11:39:18 PM
I love how fake this looks. 8.
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01/31/2006 10:13:40 AM
Steely, grey - excellent cityscape.
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01/31/2006 05:07:04 AM
Nice, this must be from that park by the medical center, I would like to go there at night sometime. Great tones.
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01/30/2006 09:20:31 PM
Me encanta !
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01/29/2006 07:43:34 AM
Great cityscape.....
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01/28/2006 09:54:41 PM
This is a nice view of this City that i haven't seen before. I think the brush in the foreground while there for scale and definition, seems a bit distracting. The placement of the skyline is great although the horizon seems like it wants to be lower so as not to cut the image in half. A bit of burn in the clouds and I think you have a great tribute image here. Great work my friend. 7
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01/28/2006 02:40:13 AM
01/27/2006 11:14:35 PM
Tribute or no, this is a lovely shot. Well composed, well exposed. And as a tribute - extremely well done with respect to the chosen artist's style!
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01/27/2006 05:57:46 PM
Central foreground looks sharp and contrasty with lots of detail, but this seems lost in the central background, maybe due to atmosphere? Nice composition, and makes me miss Seattle some.
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01/26/2006 11:12:29 PM
That's awesome! I know that phrase may sound overdone, but it really is: awesome!!! Crisp. Perfectly composed. Great sky. I love it.
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01/26/2006 07:21:19 PM
Pretty tones a clarity...nicely done.
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01/26/2006 02:35:23 PM
I'm not familiar with Silberman, but you did a very nice tribute photo. The lighting and conrast are great. Inspires me to look more into the photographer. Well done!
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01/25/2006 01:51:31 AM
beautiful skyline...very crips and the brooding sky looks great
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