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Towering Curves, v2.0 (originally in Night Shot III)
Towering Curves, v2.0 (originally in Night Shot III)

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Take Two (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6(D) DT
Location: University of South Florida
Date: Jun 5, 2006
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/20s
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2006

I reshot this one to try and fix the 'leaning to the left' problem and distracting lights from my original entry. I'm fairly pleased with this, although thanks to my kit lens there still seems to be some distortion present. The leftmost vertical line is not straight, obviously, but I still wanted a 'leading edge' in there and I think removing it would make the image too narrow.

Converted from RAW via ACR (adjusted shadows, contrast, and cropped in ACR), Resized, Sharpened, Curves, Added Border

Place: 85 out of 161
Avg (all users): 5.8182
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.6452
Avg (non-participants): 5.9348
Views since voting: 571
Views during voting: 207
Votes: 154
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/10/2006 12:12:57 AM
Very nicely handled.
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06/08/2006 07:49:26 PM
Seems you followed the comments. This is a better perspective.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/08/2006 02:10:40 PM
No offense to your retake but I kinda like the original better. I do like how you fixed the tilt in the building but the overall "feel" of the image was better in the original, IMO. For example, the curve in the building was more curvy. The original had the curves converges at the top and swoop down giving it more of a curve. In the retake it's more spread apart from top to bottom and you lose that flowing aspect somewhat. Also, in the original the walls were a lot smoother. In the retake the rough texture is more prominent. I also like how you included the light posts in the orignal. Now maybe that was all done to fix the tilt (by taking a different angle) however, I'd rather see you fix the tilt in post rather than lose extra elements of the scene in this particular case. Now don't get me wrong, the retake is good. I just like the original better.
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06/06/2006 02:25:05 PM
Nice view good shot.
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