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Imagineer's "Pride of London" Remake
1st PlaceImagineer's "Pride of London" Remake
AlexSaberi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Deja Vu II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: St Paul's
Date: Mar 22, 2006
Aperture: 13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 22, 2006

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Wow thanks everyone!

This is one of the first images that i ever saw on DPC. It blew me away. So I thought this was a fitting one to tribute (plus I live and work in London :-) )

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 141
Avg (all users): 7.5867
Avg (commenters): 8.4444
Avg (participants): 7.2143
Avg (non-participants): 7.8661
Views since voting: 17172
Views during voting: 386
Votes: 196
Comments: 46
Favorites: 35 (view)


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04/06/2006 11:18:43 PM
I like just about everything in this image. Great job Alex!
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04/06/2006 10:30:08 AM
Great photo! lighting and colors are great!
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04/06/2006 08:39:17 AM
It was actually taken at sunfall. Not quite dark enough for the lights on the bridge to come on though. I dodged them in.

I agree that your water had much better refelctions than mine. Giving it a more dreamy city feel!

Originally posted by Imagineer:

Thanks Alex - very flattering that you chose this shot for your entry.

I've got to say that it feels very strange seeing this - it's almost like deja-vu. Oh, yes, that's the point isn't it.

I think you've done a great job emulating the shot, and the high tide adds a different 'spot-the-difference' kind of element to the photo.

I wouldn't be doing you justice if I didn't commment critically, so:
> you've vastly improved the colour by making it more freshly blue - a change which I've added in the print of this by removing some cyan and yellow
> the detail in the dome is great too - richer and more detailed
> you've caught more detail in the office buildings on the left too
> the high tide has removed a bit of extra feature from the pillars - which I like so much and miss in this version
> you've over-dodged it a tad in the river, pillar and railing areas and I miss some of the reflections
> I'm puzzled by the difference in lighting on the bridge which made me wonder what time of evening this was shot
> I think I prefer a more portrait composition

Thanks for the submission and I hope you take these comments in the friendly spirit they're intended. I hope you gained something from the experience too. I find this kind of process very useful in the same way that performing a cover version in music can be an eye-opener - as I also found myself when entering the Ansel Adams challenge (and I'm not comparing myself here - perisjh the thought).

All the best
Jon
04/05/2006 07:41:52 AM
A fine capture and well worthy of the first place, congratulations.
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04/01/2006 03:43:03 PM
Thanks Alex - very flattering that you chose this shot for your entry.

I've got to say that it feels very strange seeing this - it's almost like deja-vu. Oh, yes, that's the point isn't it.

I think you've done a great job emulating the shot, and the high tide adds a different 'spot-the-difference' kind of element to the photo.

I wouldn't be doing you justice if I didn't commment critically, so:
> you've vastly improved the colour by making it more freshly blue - a change which I've added in the print of this by removing some cyan and yellow
> the detail in the dome is great too - richer and more detailed
> you've caught more detail in the office buildings on the left too
> the high tide has removed a bit of extra feature from the pillars - which I like so much and miss in this version
> you've over-dodged it a tad in the river, pillar and railing areas and I miss some of the reflections
> I'm puzzled by the difference in lighting on the bridge which made me wonder what time of evening this was shot
> I think I prefer a more portrait composition

Thanks for the submission and I hope you take these comments in the friendly spirit they're intended. I hope you gained something from the experience too. I find this kind of process very useful in the same way that performing a cover version in music can be an eye-opener - as I also found myself when entering the Ansel Adams challenge (and I'm not comparing myself here - perisjh the thought).

All the best
Jon
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/01/2006 11:03:34 AM
Congratulations on your Blue!! Outstanding work!
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03/31/2006 10:00:34 PM
Congratulations! A beautiful remake! WOW!
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03/31/2006 09:20:12 PM
Congratulations on the blue. Well deserved.
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03/31/2006 03:24:58 PM
absolutly gorgeous. i am in awe with how beautifully done this shot is! great job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/31/2006 12:00:23 PM
What an incredible honor to win blue in a challenge with this much amazing talent displayed!!!! Very deserving too! Congratulations!
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03/31/2006 11:36:32 AM
Stunning! Congrats on your blue....you're on a roll!
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03/31/2006 09:42:39 AM
just awesome
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03/31/2006 08:30:49 AM
Just beautiful! Congrats.
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03/31/2006 08:13:00 AM
Very good job, congrats.
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03/31/2006 07:33:52 AM
The shot by Imagineer has to be one of my absolute favorites on this site. Your's is wonderful! You nailed it! Congratulations.
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03/31/2006 05:32:40 AM
A very nice photo. I have the original as one of my favourites and this one too. Good job and a worthy winner.
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03/31/2006 03:23:10 AM
Congrats dude! Too bad this doesn´t count in the WPL league but it´s good that "you got your groove on", what is this the fourth challenge you win this year? Way to go buddy :)
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03/31/2006 03:17:28 AM
Fine job. Congrats on another blue.
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03/31/2006 01:54:10 AM
Congratulations on your blue! I loved this shot when I went through, scored it a 10 and if I had to be beaten I'm glad it was an image like this. :)
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03/31/2006 01:37:42 AM
Congratulations on your photo.
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03/31/2006 12:20:56 AM
Congratulations...you should be proud of this Alex. you are an exceptional photographer. As I mentioned, this is one of the best shots of this view I have seen
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03/31/2006 12:15:30 AM
Nicely done!
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03/31/2006 12:10:58 AM
Quite a challenge to the original. Congratulations on your BLUE.
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03/31/2006 12:06:29 AM
Congrats on a well deserved Blue
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03/31/2006 12:05:36 AM
Dang dude your on a roll! Awesome shot!
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03/31/2006 12:05:17 AM
Nice job. Congrats on your blue.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2006 04:40:33 PM
I liked the original and I like this one. I gotta take that picture sometime myself. You did a good job giving it a surreal look.
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03/27/2006 11:56:21 PM
Compelled to check the history on this one ... outstanding !!
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03/27/2006 12:30:33 PM
I am going to throw a wild guess and say that this is Alexsabreris shot, I know you are in this challenge and I know you are doing well :) Anyway, love the shot, it is as good as the original and possibly even better but I can´t really give it a 10 because it is a remake that doesn´t really add anything to the original so I´ll give you a 9, happy with that? :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/27/2006 07:48:01 AM
Excellent copy.
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03/26/2006 09:37:07 PM
This looks a little bit overdodged in places but a good shot and a good rendition besides the fact. THere are some obvious elements of editing around the dome as well,
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03/26/2006 02:08:08 PM
love the lights and water!so calm!
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03/25/2006 10:58:18 PM
Beautifully done.
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03/25/2006 10:10:15 PM
Excellent tribute.....
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03/25/2006 03:44:33 PM
How is this done? Very futuristic. Great shot!
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03/24/2006 06:34:47 PM
Excellent job! It almost looks better the 2nd time around!!
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03/24/2006 05:35:13 PM
Perfect clarity
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03/24/2006 05:21:56 PM
The more I look at this the more I like it Some how you have managed to give the bridge a look like an artist rendition of a futuristic bridge.
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03/24/2006 04:16:49 PM
Been trying to to think of something to say but only the word "stunning" pops into my mind
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03/24/2006 03:54:14 PM
This is fabulous.
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03/24/2006 03:16:58 PM
Always a beautiful pic, and a great job at the tribute. Perhaps better than the orig. And wow, the water is a lot higher in yours!
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03/24/2006 01:37:35 PM
returning for comments:
A nice image to have in your port. Bumping up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/24/2006 08:16:04 AM
one of the best shots of this i have seen...well done 9
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03/24/2006 07:16:38 AM
wow - is that the same image??! :)
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03/24/2006 12:25:49 AM
a stunning copy of one of my all-time favorite photos. Well done !!!!!
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03/24/2006 12:17:03 AM
Wow what a nice tribute. This is beautiful. 8
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