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Challenge: Night Shot III (Basic Editing III)
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Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Westminster, London, UK
Date: May 5, 2006
Aperture: F22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 secs
Galleries: Urban, Architecture
Date Uploaded: May 5, 2006

A slow zoom in/out shot of Big Ben's tower of the Houses of Parliament, which I really liked due to the way the clockfaces seemed to be popping out of the tower.

The CR2 (default RAW settings) was imported into PS:CS2 in 16bit mode, rotated, cropped, auto levels, auto contrast, some shadows/highlights adjustment (muted the highlights), tweaked the levels again, boosted the green & yellow saturation a tad, resized, converted to 8bit and USM.

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 287
Avg (all users): 6.7340
Avg (commenters): 8.0222
Avg (participants): 6.4891
Avg (non-participants): 6.8439
Views since voting: 2454
Views during voting: 585
Votes: 297
Comments: 58
Favorites: 15 (view)


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09/17/2006 10:23:57 PM
I am not normally a big fan of zoom shots, but this one is very interesting and grabs my attention. Well-deserved score and very nice work.
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06/10/2006 12:59:20 AM
A real stand out in the crowd effect. I agree with Elvis L, you were robbed.
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05/17/2006 04:50:09 PM
cool effect!
looks like you and chiqui stood in the same place more or less yet the results are so remarkably different.

Respect :)
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05/17/2006 02:22:29 PM
Awesome shot! Didnt get a chance to vote but this is my favorite entry.
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05/17/2006 07:46:13 AM
you were robbed.
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05/17/2006 12:58:24 AM
I thought this one was going to be among the top 5. Deeply underrated. Congratulations on a creative and very well shot image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2006 11:00:18 PM
Nice efect - Weird. Definately diferent from all the others. refreshing. r8
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05/16/2006 10:24:29 PM
Very cool use of the zoomin technique. Very smooth.
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05/16/2006 07:11:36 PM
Excellent! How did you do this? (10)
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05/16/2006 05:46:46 PM
beautiful
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05/16/2006 04:57:51 PM
Excelent use of the zoom to create this magnificent effect. One of my top choices for this challenge. Congratulations!
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05/16/2006 10:26:43 AM
This sums up how I feel at the end of a night out!
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05/16/2006 07:50:47 AM
Good image, though I'm not sure what the street lamps in the bottom right corner do for it. Has an interesting "pulse" feel to it.
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05/16/2006 07:34:22 AM
That's impressive. I can't even imagine how this was done - doesn't look possible with a zoom blur.
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05/16/2006 02:17:33 AM
Zooming while the shutter was open?? Very interesting idea. I like the surreal effect.
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05/16/2006 12:33:32 AM
How did you move the camera without jittering? Great shot!
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05/15/2006 07:24:09 PM
smashin'
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05/15/2006 02:32:08 PM
Very Creative. Nice zoom effect - 9
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05/15/2006 09:37:33 AM
Very interesting tactic and effect.
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05/15/2006 01:45:36 AM
well done!
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05/14/2006 07:01:52 PM
Zoomed with the lens open? Cool shot. Well done.
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05/14/2006 06:09:09 PM
I like the effect, great colors.....
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05/14/2006 05:31:58 PM
That IS very cool! Works really well!
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05/14/2006 12:57:27 PM
Funny!
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05/14/2006 02:32:05 AM
Good idea. Well done...10
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05/13/2006 08:41:51 PM
NICE interpretation of Big Ben. Love those zoom shots.
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05/13/2006 08:07:43 PM
Liked the idea!!
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05/13/2006 01:26:35 PM
Now that's original! Well done! Finally an imaginative shot!
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05/13/2006 12:45:19 AM
this is a cool pic, a very cool pic, especially since i have been to london and have seen it. but nothing can beat "scared of the dark"
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05/12/2006 11:56:59 PM
That is just incredible, an amazing shot.
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05/12/2006 10:22:59 PM
Very unique...congrats!
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05/12/2006 08:33:34 PM
I love the effect you used. Great effect, great exposure.
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05/12/2006 07:25:47 PM
Psychedelic, fits the time of night wonderfully imo. :) 8
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05/12/2006 12:42:15 PM
Very surreal shot. I like the title.
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05/12/2006 06:20:23 AM
Nice Photography.
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05/12/2006 02:43:53 AM
Very creative, and with a very pleasing result I really like it.
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05/11/2006 06:10:44 PM
Very interesting pic.
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05/11/2006 05:11:34 PM
That is a really cool effect. I assume you were zooming while the shutter was open? Great idea.
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05/11/2006 04:36:20 PM
Nice zoom effect.
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05/11/2006 04:24:34 PM
neat effect.
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05/11/2006 04:06:39 PM
I hear rumors that DPCer's don't like these type of shots but I think it is great, ihope idoes well 4 you, getting bumped up
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05/11/2006 02:54:34 PM
interesting idea
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05/11/2006 12:20:46 PM
Nice. Work that zoom ring hehe...
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05/11/2006 02:19:18 AM
Hmmm, that's very interesting. Not sure how that is acheived but it looks really fine. - 9
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05/10/2006 08:30:21 PM
I like this and am giving it a good score. Hope it's legal.
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05/10/2006 05:01:09 PM
This would really alleviate the need for people to ask the time if clocks were projected into the sky like the Bat Signal!
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05/10/2006 04:38:33 PM
love this effect
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05/10/2006 04:03:11 PM
wow, very cool! Too bad the top edge got a little cutoff.
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05/10/2006 02:31:41 PM
well done. i think it will be in the top ten.
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05/10/2006 02:14:33 PM
What a great idea! :) So you zoomed during the time exposure, right?
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05/10/2006 01:12:25 PM
This is a great effect. Congratulations.
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05/10/2006 12:39:45 PM
Holy crap! I would have never thought to play with my zoom during a long exposure, but what a cool freakin' effect it has!!
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05/10/2006 12:06:41 PM
Incredible effect!
[10]
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05/10/2006 08:50:54 AM
Very hard to pull off! Great job.
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05/10/2006 07:55:23 AM
well done...say hi to my brother next time you see him...he lives in Richmond
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05/10/2006 05:19:58 AM
I see the image and have trouble seeing it TTL,for basic editing....Tried to imagin as a reflected image in water.....am voting ....8 and hope you are not DQ
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05/10/2006 01:56:48 AM
OK, THAT is a very cool trick, and a great subject to try it out on.
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05/10/2006 12:56:49 AM
wicked cool
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