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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Location: Heian Shrine Garden Kyoto, Japan
Date: Aug 4, 2006
Galleries: Nature, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2006

Stone steps at the Heian Shrine garden in Kyoto, Japan. I took a two-week trip to Japan with my mom in the beginning of August. Each photo I took reminds me of the great times we had.

1. Converted from RAW.
2. Converted to black and white using Channel Mixer.
3. Resized then used Smart Sharpen.
No spot editing or cropping.

Place: 415 out of 684
Avg (all users): 5.4375
Avg (commenters): 6.1111
Avg (participants): 5.3632
Avg (non-participants): 5.7200
Views since voting: 740
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 240
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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10/14/2006 04:54:48 AM
great leading line and very good in b&w
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2006 10:38:41 AM
Nice black and white photo. The bright stumps make it look as if the path is lighting the way.
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09/05/2006 08:20:13 AM
Nice b/w conversion
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09/05/2006 03:29:10 AM
this is nice; very reminiscent of lost in translation. not sure about the b&W though, and also the tops of the stepping stones / trunks appear a bit overblown. personally, i think because of the film relation, the lack of a human element is more obvious than it would normally be, and consequently it feels as if something is missing... the crop is also a bit biased to one side, and it feels a tad unbalanced. likeable nonetheless. 7.
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09/04/2006 11:10:44 PM
Technical: the contrast and lighting is great, i love the B&W
Creativity: very creative...the pieces keeps your eye moving!!!
Score: 10
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09/04/2006 03:51:38 PM
nice work
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09/04/2006 05:07:45 AM
It's the garden at Heian Jingu, I guess.
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09/03/2006 11:59:26 AM
ok comp i would prefer the far left stump wasnt cut off though. 5
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09/02/2006 06:36:45 PM
interesting shot but I think it might have been cool in color(maybe not) I would like it more if the stone o the left wasn't cut off.
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09/02/2006 04:24:02 PM
Interesting composition
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09/02/2006 03:58:12 AM
Great photo, simple, effective, good use of black and white. Would have got an extra point for the step on the left being completely in frame.
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09/01/2006 04:07:26 PM
Somehow, I think you might have made more of the similarities between the lily pads and the stones. Those variations on a theme of circles might an add an element that I think is missing otherwise - in that this, whilst well toned, quite nicely composed (I have reservations about the left-hand stone) depends purely on those stones for its impact, and that is maybe not enough alone?
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