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Djabordjabor


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black and White in Color (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Iceland
Date: Jul 25, 2006
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2006

I think this is the most dpc friendly subject ever made. However I don't like my photo of it. I think the composition could be a lot better and I think I failed the post processing . I wish I had more time so I could post process it again.

I mostly used curves and levels in with luminosity blending mode. I also used color balance to cool down the colors a bit and a lot of dodging and burning to add drama.

Predictions: 5.4
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Wow, I didn't expect that. I think the subject makes the photo. If you want ribbons you should move to Iceland and try to fit this ship into every challenges :P.

Thank you!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 263
Avg (all users): 6.8308
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.7174
Avg (non-participants): 6.8908
Views since voting: 11428
Views during voting: 505
Votes: 266
Comments: 47
Favorites: 7 (view)


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08/04/2006 09:35:08 PM
Great job!!
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08/02/2006 09:23:32 PM
Have I seen this before?

Sorry dude, just returning the favor. ;)

ETA: Congrats on the ribbon.

Message edited by author 2006-08-02 23:12:48.
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08/02/2006 07:31:10 PM
One of my favorites! Congrats on the yellow.
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08/02/2006 04:23:22 PM
Congrats on your yellow ribbon Magnús, now you have got all the colours. Excellent shot!
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08/02/2006 06:56:24 AM
Well congrats kiddo, knew you´d take the "full house" or all three colors soon, just didn´t think you´d do it all in one month, hehe :) Pleasantly surprised that is :P Now all you need is a 4th place and you are set to go!
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08/02/2006 04:55:14 AM
You've got the whole ribbon set now and all in a month. Big congrats. This is another deserving shot.
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08/02/2006 04:51:07 AM
hehe, góður kall. Til hamingju með þriðjasætið
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08/02/2006 04:25:18 AM
Til hamingju með þessa flottu mynd.
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08/02/2006 02:24:31 AM
Sure beat the heck out of your prediction didn't you? It's nice to see a full-tone shot take a ribbon in this challenge. Congrats!
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08/02/2006 01:54:52 AM
Now you have the ribbon set Magnús! Well done and another, I mean YET ANOTHER ribbon for Iceland...you guys are the best!
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08/02/2006 01:51:39 AM
Congratulations! Fantastic rendering of colored b/w
Til hamingju! Það er aldeilis hraðferðin hjá þér að sanka að þér borðum, gaman að þessu :) kominn með þrjár á Nikon D50 hæst metnu myndirnar
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08/02/2006 12:41:15 AM
Beautifully captured with a very ethereal feel... congratulations!
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08/02/2006 12:33:38 AM
Wow, awesome!
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08/02/2006 12:30:30 AM
Cry foul! you should have gotten a blue with this!!!
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08/02/2006 12:28:19 AM
Nice ~ great shot ~ congrats!!!
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08/02/2006 12:25:51 AM
Wow - another ribbon! I gave this an 8 and it was one of my favorite shots in the challenge.
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08/02/2006 12:23:04 AM
I LOVED this shot. Congrats on your yellow.
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08/02/2006 12:22:10 AM
I'd say your prediction was way off, lol...congrats on a fantastic shot :)
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08/02/2006 12:20:16 AM
I think I've seen that ship before... ;-) Beautiful capture. Congrats on 3rd place. Good job.
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08/02/2006 12:17:18 AM
Strong visual with a forboding sky to entice and enhance the subject matter. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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08/02/2006 12:14:36 AM
awesome! congrats on third!
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08/02/2006 12:13:06 AM
On a roll with them ribbons young man. Excellent work and congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2006 06:26:41 PM
cool the atmosphere is so alien like! i like it
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08/01/2006 05:21:03 PM
oooooh, I've seen this before (the subject of another challenge) and REALLY like this shot.
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08/01/2006 10:35:17 AM
I always love it when this shows up in images! Well done.
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08/01/2006 07:35:12 AM
I like the mood of this shot a lot, a very gray day indeed.
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07/31/2006 06:34:22 AM
Damn these Iceland-ic photographers...they're all too good!

Anyway, this is has a definite "WOW" factor. It almost makes you wonder if it is truly black and white, but you know it's not by the hints of blue.

Absolutely stunning, I give this a 9.
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07/30/2006 04:49:55 PM
Could be I'm just looking for excuses to mark down Icelandic pictures, but the sea and sky are not as grey as you have made them here. Maybe they are, but it doesn't look that way, so...
That's a shame, because the picture as a whole benefits from being monochromatic.
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07/30/2006 02:18:46 PM
Different, interesting, nice shot
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07/30/2006 10:29:24 AM
Very nice. Great for challenge!
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07/30/2006 12:17:14 AM
Wow, what a charged scene! That's a sculpture, I take it?

This is a great example of how a 2-D photo of a 3-D artwork can show the photographer's touch through framing, choice of lighting (even if it's a time of day to put the sun in the right spot), and choice of background (heavy, roiling clouds as opposed to a blue sky).

Well done!
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07/29/2006 03:36:55 PM
This photo is cool!! I'm not sure what I'm looking at, but it seems very dramatic. Nice job.
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07/29/2006 10:32:39 AM
Very nice picture!

But there are three things that could be better:

1) There are jaggies on the "ship".
2) There is halo around the "ship".
3) The horizon is not level.

But - the photo is attractive, and I hope the best with it!
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07/29/2006 09:04:36 AM
Totally stunning photo. Is this in Iceland? I was there last year and think I remember that scene. Really good image, and I love the tones. 10/10
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07/27/2006 12:59:32 PM
i like the composition.
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07/26/2006 10:22:24 PM
Interesting
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07/26/2006 10:03:40 PM
very cool! nicely done. Love the tones in this-calming and relaxing
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07/26/2006 06:27:18 PM
I like the high contrast, seems like like it could move at any moment. Nice job!
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07/26/2006 05:41:03 PM
Really neat shot, the light reflections really draw you into the picture. Nice job
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07/26/2006 12:11:18 PM
great fit for the challenge! interesting subject too.
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07/26/2006 09:44:05 AM
Fantastic image! I'd love to see your editing steps and figure out how on earth you did this... :)
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07/26/2006 08:44:05 AM
Very cool! I'd like this one framed and on my wall. very interesting.
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07/26/2006 08:16:15 AM
Pretty cool :)
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07/26/2006 02:24:40 AM
This is a nice shot. But, given that the main feaute is a sculpture, it seems to be trading strongly on someone else's artwork. A nicely composed shot, though - moody sky.
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07/26/2006 02:01:27 AM
superb! great for this challenge...one of the best
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07/26/2006 01:14:55 AM
Yup, a perfect day for a black and white in color. Like the constrast between the crispness of the sculpture and the fuzzy clouds. Intriguing....
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