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Early Morning Light
2nd PlaceEarly Morning Light
Siggav


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lighting III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon MF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AIS
Location: The Meadows, Edinburgh
Date: Oct 16, 2006
Aperture: 22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125sec
Galleries: Urban, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Oct 17, 2006

Students flocking to Edinburgh University early in the morning.

post processing minimal:
cropped, unsharp mask, adjusted curves and levels, added border, saved for web.

The light was absolutely gorgeous, I was actually abit late for work that morning because I couldn't not stop to take photos.

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Post challenge:

Oh wow, ribbon! Thank you everone. I knew I really liked the shot but it's fantastic to know that a lot of you agree.

The lens I'm using (someone asked about it) is an old manual focus Nikon Lens Series E, 50mm F1.8 that I got used from ebay for 17 pounds, including shipping.

And because I love seeing ribbon originals here's mine:

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 311
Avg (all users): 7.2305
Avg (commenters): 8.6129
Avg (participants): 7.0851
Avg (non-participants): 7.3221
Views since voting: 14229
Views during voting: 412
Votes: 243
Comments: 72
Favorites: 53 (view)


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06/25/2012 04:21:43 AM
This is so awesome, you deserved the bluey.
12/14/2006 05:08:13 AM
Really nice shot. The light is fantastic as you pointed out and your processing and crop is spot on.
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11/18/2006 11:35:25 PM
amazing contrast.
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11/03/2006 01:05:37 AM
B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.
Congratulations on this composition.
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10/31/2006 01:14:04 PM
fantastic shot! You have a great eye to see and capture this. As a viewer this shot brings many feelings and senses to mind and is almost interactive. I'm looking forward to seeing more from you.
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10/30/2006 10:51:35 AM
great photo, i like the crop
the light is perfect !
congratulations
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10/30/2006 08:20:13 AM
This is fantastic. I nearly missed it. Light to die for!!
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10/29/2006 09:23:13 PM
Lovely and charming silhouette with a soothing background. Congratulations on your Red.
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10/29/2006 06:08:06 PM
Nicely observed image and think your crop works very well. I like the human fragments visible here. Would look great as a huge print.
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10/27/2006 03:56:23 PM
Great and beautiful photo, I love the light and I just love the people walking that really adds to this photo.
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10/26/2006 09:33:52 PM
Excellent work. It's good seeing the original, and I like your processing. Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/26/2006 01:27:38 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon Sigríður, excellent capture and processing.
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10/25/2006 09:19:38 PM
Congrats on your ribbon - well done. Love the picture, glæsilega gert :o)
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10/25/2006 08:49:03 PM
very good photo, excellent crop, congrat on your ribbon
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10/25/2006 08:07:56 PM
Beautiful!
The Post processing is superb. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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10/25/2006 05:49:56 PM
Who gives this kind of photograph a 5 or a 6?

Good job, Siggav - your ribbon is well-deserved.
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10/25/2006 04:00:01 PM
Beautiful image, congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/25/2006 03:54:24 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this wonderful scene and beautiful capture of light!!
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10/25/2006 12:48:10 PM
Til hamingju. Alltaf gaman að sjá nýtt íslenskt nafn á forsíðu DPC. :)
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10/25/2006 11:18:31 AM
This is great. Congrats on the absolutely deserved ribbon. The lighting is amazing, as is the composition in the crop.
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10/25/2006 08:52:05 AM
stunning image...congrats on the ribbon Sigridur ...this is like a painting!
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10/25/2006 08:41:42 AM
Bueatiful morning light. Congrats on your 2nd place finish!
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10/25/2006 08:39:46 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon, I thought this looked really familiar, how i didnt realise it was the meadows i'll never know, goo to know that there are other members here in edinburgh though, congrats again on a well deserved ribbon.
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10/25/2006 06:51:34 AM
Great shot..congrats!
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10/25/2006 06:49:33 AM
excellent.
very well done.
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10/25/2006 06:26:48 AM
Congratulations. Very nice result for a lovely photo.
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10/25/2006 05:27:13 AM
Way to go Siggav! Loved this shot during the voting, congratulations! Til hamingju, Íslenskir ljósmyndarar lengi lifi, frábært alveg..
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10/25/2006 04:29:06 AM
Hey! I know that park. Lived 1,5 years near the Meadows myself. Ahh... good memories.

Oh, and awesome shot ofcourse.
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10/25/2006 03:43:23 AM
Oh, helvts. Núna er handamyndin mín komin í 5. sæti yfir bestu D50 myndirnar. Þú hefðir ekki átt að senda þessa í keppnina :(.

Mér finnst þetta snilldar mynd og hún á alveg skilið þessa einkunn. Gangi þér vel í næstu keppnum!

Congrats on you ribbon!
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10/25/2006 03:42:08 AM
Jibbý! Hjartanlega til hamingju með fyrsta borðann þinn og með nýtt persónulegt met og fyrstu sjöuna þína. 24. okt. gæti eins verið 24. des., bara jól. (oops. 25.)
I am glad your shot made it to the top, I was really hoping that it would.
Well done!

Message edited by author 2006-10-25 07:11:11.
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10/25/2006 01:43:05 AM
loved this instantly.. just wish it had been bigger :)
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10/25/2006 01:39:30 AM
Well done! You dodged all Trolls! Congrats!
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10/25/2006 01:05:13 AM
thats a great shot.. congrats.
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10/25/2006 12:52:05 AM
i must comment..perfect.
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10/25/2006 12:42:23 AM
My favourite from the challenge ... well done and well deserved!
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10/25/2006 12:11:36 AM
I actually thought this would blue,congratulations.
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10/25/2006 12:07:38 AM
Congratulatons on your ribbon!!!! Well done!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2006 07:52:07 PM
Great layering of light and dark. Very mysterious feel here.
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10/24/2006 06:36:34 PM
wow! great shot! 9!
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10/24/2006 05:05:53 PM
10, but of course
I hope the voters like this one and that it will appear among the top 5, preferrably a ribbon actually
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10/24/2006 01:29:27 PM
Really beautiful shot!! Well done!
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10/23/2006 11:39:16 PM
magical picture...
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10/22/2006 07:23:02 PM
I love this, beautifull lighting
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10/22/2006 05:38:54 PM
Love how the light shows so much depth. Everyone seems in a hurry to get somewhere, yet the scene itself is relaxing. Wonderful shot!
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10/22/2006 09:51:29 AM
Enchanting. Love the light and shadows and the interesting silhouettes. Back to bump you up to 9.
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10/21/2006 10:25:20 PM
Great mooment, I wold cropped out the 1st 2 people on the left and some of the grass. 6
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10/21/2006 10:21:04 PM
Beautiful!
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10/21/2006 05:41:24 PM
Beautiful image.
I first scored this shot as an 8, then bumped to a 9 and am now moving it to a 10.
A shot with a story behind it.
I hope this does well for you.

Kev
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10/21/2006 01:21:04 PM
Gorgeous and unique.
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10/21/2006 05:35:08 AM
This picture looks very crisp. What lense did you use?
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10/21/2006 04:12:28 AM
I really like this picture. It looks almost like an illustration/painting. The crop could've been better though, less on the bottom.
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10/20/2006 07:37:01 PM
...nice, wish I could see it bigger.
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10/20/2006 09:46:26 AM
moody -- the people seem to float into and out of the image -- one of my ribbon picks
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10/19/2006 09:45:42 PM
This photo reminds me of that famous painting of the people in the park. Sorry, can't think of the artist's name.
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10/19/2006 07:59:55 PM
This one is amazing! Congrats!
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10/19/2006 06:19:17 PM
I really like this. Everything is working together to create a wistful, mysterious mood. In this case the light obscures the truth - who these people are, and what they're doing. Masterful.
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10/19/2006 05:54:27 PM
This is very beautiful and dreamlike, love the people's silhouettes and everyone in a hurry..nice!
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10/19/2006 01:21:53 PM
excellent crop. I like the lighting on this a lot. Nice composition.
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10/19/2006 12:49:58 PM
Reminds me of walks through Regents Park in London, where I used to live. The scene was the same. Nice crop, by the way. 9.
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10/19/2006 09:51:21 AM
It's nice how you got this photograph all in layers. So many rows of trees and people. Wonderful.
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10/19/2006 05:21:31 AM
Gorgeous shot. A touch too many people to be perfect, but damn nice shot!
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10/19/2006 03:09:29 AM
unquestionably the best picture in this challenge!! 10.
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10/19/2006 02:19:17 AM
This will probably get a ribbon. A little common with the theme, but no doubt, the lighting is perfect and the clarity is riviting. Nice job.
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10/18/2006 10:56:16 PM
very well done ... love the "wide screen" feel
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10/18/2006 07:48:04 PM
To me, this officially gets the seal of WOW!!!
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10/18/2006 04:27:34 PM
Wonderful light. Good composition. Good eye. 10
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10/18/2006 03:22:15 PM
Wow! I absolutely love the depth in this photo! Want a 10? Get a 10!
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10/18/2006 10:51:54 AM
nice dreamy composition
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10/18/2006 08:57:03 AM
wow...this looks like a painting! I love the story it tells and the differnt levels of light on the trees...well done
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10/18/2006 07:31:41 AM
awesome. This looks like something from a zonmbie movie - except more beautiful.
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10/18/2006 02:48:08 AM
Reminds me of a Seurat painting....well crafted..
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10/18/2006 02:35:51 AM
Very good photo and use of the elements,with top composition...8
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