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Front Street
2nd PlaceFront Street
Strikeslip


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black & White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Front Street, Toronto
Date: Nov 10, 2006
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Cityscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2006

Photomatix HDR:
Tone mapping from Raw -2, -1.5, -1, -0.5, 0, +0.5, +1, +1.5, +2 exposures:
Method = Details Enhancer
Strength = 100
Color Sat = 50
Light Smoothing = 1
Luminosity = 4
Micro-contrast = 2
Micro-smoothing = 0
White Clip = 0.045
Black Clip = 0

Photoshop:
Levels
Curves (S)
Wee bit of dodging near centre & upper-left.
Crop a bit off the right
Resize to 630
Sharpen
Canvas Size up twice for border

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==== After-Challenge ====

Suh-weet! Thanks for all the votes and comments!

Also, I would like to dedicate this photo to bearmusic for turning me on to the HDR craze.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 424
Avg (all users): 7.2816
Avg (commenters): 8.7419
Avg (participants): 7.1852
Avg (non-participants): 7.4394
Views since voting: 13194
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 174
Comments: 101
Favorites: 80 (view)


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11/22/2009 07:59:03 AM
I do love what HDR (or Topaz, for that matter) can do for B&W shots. And I really love distortion. This has it all in spades. Way cool.
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01/24/2008 11:27:42 PM
very good angle,very nice b&w.thank u.9.
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04/04/2007 04:08:51 PM
I love this, it makes you feel like you could walk into the photo! This NOOB gives it 2 thumbs up :)
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01/30/2007 08:24:53 PM
You managed to capture a photo that emits so much texture, its great!

TDot!
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11/26/2006 07:29:05 PM
Wow!
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11/24/2006 08:30:11 AM
So nice in the composition, so terrific in the cloud texture. I love black and white of Toronto or any city, but this is special.
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11/22/2006 08:00:11 PM
Very cool perspective and beautiful tones. Congrat's Slippy!
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11/22/2006 05:37:40 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Way Cool Image!!
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11/22/2006 11:15:34 AM
What a great shot, well deserved!!! Congrats
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11/22/2006 03:36:36 AM
Nice perspective in this one. Congrats on 2nd spot.
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11/21/2006 04:00:30 PM
WTG Slippy, now everybody realy has to listen to you!
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11/21/2006 01:23:30 PM
Originally posted by mpeters:

One of the best ones. Love the perspective and the HDR treatment. Great leading lines right on out to Toronto's version of the Space Needle. Congrats.

Thanks. Here's a piece of trivia for anyone that might bother to read this....

The CN Tower is three times taller than the Space Needle, at 1815 feet compared to 605 feet. If the Space Needle were standing where the CN Tower was for this photo, it would have been obscured by the tree in the centre of the road and probably not shown up at all.

Here are some numbers to put things into perspective:

1815 feet = CN Tower
1670 feet = Taipei 101
1483 feet = Petronas Towers 1 & 2
1450 feet = Sears Tower
1250 feet = Empire State Building
605 feet = Space Needle

I guess you might say Torontonians really feel the need to overcomphensate. ;-)
11/21/2006 12:30:53 PM
Beautiful photograph, congrats on your ribbon!
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11/20/2006 07:43:53 PM
This would make a great print too! Outstanding.
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11/20/2006 05:55:10 PM
Should have won in my opinion.
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11/20/2006 05:17:10 PM
can we do hdr in advanced? i love the hdr images but it still confuses me on how to pull it off well.
great work
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11/20/2006 04:06:59 PM
Awesome editing. One of the 21 tens is mine. Congrats for your second ribbon.
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11/20/2006 03:25:20 PM
Hey, congratulations! Red x 2, don't let it get to your head now.
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11/20/2006 02:48:28 PM
Oh, man. It was tough enough to deal with this guy when he had 1 ribbon, now he's got 2.

Just wait until he gets a blue, then it'll be impossible.

:)

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11/20/2006 01:52:32 PM
Very cool, nice job and kudo's on the ribbon.
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11/20/2006 01:38:58 PM
listen to him... he has won 2 ribbons

congrats
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11/20/2006 11:54:13 AM
congratulations with this lovely image and the red ribbon!!!!
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11/20/2006 11:24:21 AM
ha! knew this would ribbon...when I saw your comments in the forums about doing well, then this Front St. shot-weeelll it all just fit...congrats, well deserved!
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11/20/2006 11:20:36 AM
Awesome Shot!! Congrats on the Red!!
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11/20/2006 10:26:03 AM
One of the best ones. Love the perspective and the HDR treatment. Great leading lines right on out to Toronto's version of the Space Needle. Congrats.
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11/20/2006 10:10:49 AM
woo! a testament to the beauty of our city. congrats!
you're gonna have to build a room to hang all your virtual ribbons in soon.
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11/20/2006 10:03:34 AM
Congrats! i love the perspective here. Nice job.
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11/20/2006 10:00:33 AM
Suh-weet! Home
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11/20/2006 09:13:29 AM
Awesome b&w photo and great perspective. Congrats on winning the red ribbon!
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11/20/2006 09:04:31 AM
Fabulous! Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/20/2006 08:59:58 AM
Ididnt see this during voting. Very nice!
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11/20/2006 08:59:05 AM
This is really fantastic. I love the lines, perspective, and tones. Congratulations on the ribbon!
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11/20/2006 08:50:26 AM
Congrats on a well earned ribbon Slippy. You done good!
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11/20/2006 08:39:54 AM
This is such a great shot...Love the perspective!
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11/20/2006 08:35:35 AM
w00h00 slippy!!!!!!!

Congratulations!!!

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11/20/2006 08:25:14 AM
Congrats on your red ribbon. This was in my top picks to ribbon and in my favs.
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11/20/2006 08:14:34 AM
OMG Two ribbons!!!!!! What is the world coming to!?!?!?

Congratulations on your second ribbon and a beautiful picture!!
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11/20/2006 07:33:53 AM
Very striking! Congrats on another ribbon, man!
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11/20/2006 07:24:35 AM
This is so amazing! Congratulations on getting top honors with this one!
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11/20/2006 07:12:52 AM
Congratulation on red!!! Great scene.
Ontario is getting a lot of play this contest, eh? :o)
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11/20/2006 05:25:45 AM
Keep it up dude, I´ll make you a deal, you get one more red and I´ll start calling ya "Red Bull" as you are so full of Bull**** most of the time :P Oh and I might buy you a beer if you ever set foot in this country ;)

Congrats!
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11/20/2006 05:18:31 AM
excellent shot. Congralutions!!
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11/20/2006 05:18:31 AM
excellent shot. Congralutions!!
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11/20/2006 05:05:25 AM
This was one of my "10" in this challenge, and gee, it is just so dam good.....
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11/20/2006 04:53:51 AM
Slippy I loved this the second it finished loading, as I said before great use of a wide angle lens and a brilliant conversion

I had two favorites in this challenge and they came 2nd and 3rd and I also liked the 1st :) but though it would finish behind these (and a few others)
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11/20/2006 04:24:12 AM
Nice one! conrgrats!
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11/20/2006 04:21:18 AM
What a great shot ! Congratulations on your ribbon !
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11/20/2006 03:38:05 AM
Congrats to your red, this is an awesome image!
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11/20/2006 03:09:04 AM
Well done Slippy, so glad you got a ribbon. A very good shot and a well deserved.
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11/20/2006 02:00:04 AM
Well hot dayum, Slippy! I am totally pre-purchasing your instructional video! You realize that your status as a thread clown is inversely proportionate to your legitimacy as a photographer. I feel lonely already. ;-)
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11/20/2006 12:50:18 AM
HDR is legal I see, good to know, this is amazing !
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11/20/2006 12:46:35 AM
Strikeslip: what a lovely achievement with an image that fits your style! It is called doing it my way. Lol. Congratulations on your RED!
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11/20/2006 12:44:17 AM
WTG Slippy!!!! Wonderful shot! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!!
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11/20/2006 12:41:54 AM
I'm so happy for you!!!! Congrats on your ribbon!!! Well done!!
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11/20/2006 12:39:54 AM
Amazing clarity and lines. Beautiful shot, huge congratulations on your red ribbon.
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11/20/2006 12:27:31 AM
Nicely done.
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11/20/2006 12:20:36 AM
Awesome job....Congrats.
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11/20/2006 12:11:01 AM
DUDE! I pegged this one. Awesome job.
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11/20/2006 12:08:33 AM
Originally posted by mk:

omg, now you TOTALLY know what you're talking about. WTG, dog.


OMG! TWO! WTG, Slippy!
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11/20/2006 12:08:30 AM
I thought this might be yours.. Great shot.
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11/20/2006 12:08:21 AM
Wow two ribbons now? People will REALLY have to listen to what you have to say now. :P Congrats!

ETA: Damn too late!

Message edited by author 2006-11-20 00:08:38.
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11/20/2006 12:07:29 AM
omg, now you TOTALLY know what you're talking about. WTG, dog.
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11/20/2006 12:06:40 AM
Ohh Gorgeous slippy!! My out take is a shot from this exact spot on Front Street :) Glad I didnt enter it and look bad beside this!!
Congrats!
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11/20/2006 12:06:31 AM
Way to go teammate! awesome image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2006 09:57:17 PM
Fantastic!!! One of my favourites, I love the angle and the dramatic sky. I've never seen Toronto look so good.
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11/19/2006 08:12:44 PM
This is excellent. Great perspective and awesome rich tones. Well done!
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11/19/2006 07:14:30 PM
this is gorgeous! i loved the warped sense of it and the activity in the sky.
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11/19/2006 02:34:42 PM
Looks like a strong contender. Good luck.
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11/19/2006 01:30:23 PM
The sharpness and clarety ,the sky,its got it all.one for my favourites.
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11/19/2006 11:01:04 AM
the sky makes this so dramatic. fabulous.
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11/17/2006 09:26:40 PM
OK - this is just plain COOL. Back to bump you to 9.
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11/17/2006 06:31:11 PM
Not bad, maybe a little to much tonemapping, but otherwise good.
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11/17/2006 03:57:44 PM
Dramatic image, with those clouds and the leaning buildings the tilt...
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11/17/2006 01:46:59 PM
I really like the leaning effect of the architecture in this one. Nice job. 10.
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11/16/2006 06:02:58 PM
It appears that you used a rather wide angle lense on this shot. It came out a little distorted (Thats Toronto for you!) however it works well in this shot. The distortion draws the viewers eye into the scene and really adds to the depth here. Well done. 9
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11/16/2006 02:33:00 PM
Really cool shot...like the unique angle and the wide view. Tones throughout are just fantastic. My only small nitpick is I wish we could see the top of the building on the right side.
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11/16/2006 09:47:29 AM
very nice. what editing was done to the sky?
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11/16/2006 03:23:59 AM
great use of a wide angle lens and it works well in black and white
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11/15/2006 11:34:20 PM
This is very powerful image and love how you have taken this one re the angle, and definately gets top votes from me.

Message edited by author 2006-11-20 05:02:31.
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11/15/2006 09:03:58 PM
beautiful image 10.
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11/15/2006 05:16:58 PM
I like the emposing buildings and the sky is awesome
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11/15/2006 04:14:40 PM
HDR is really "hip" now :) - and you are very close to have overdone it I think, but luckily enough you didn't and it's a great picture.
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11/15/2006 02:00:12 PM
I like the optical distortion and composition. However, I think that this shot is overprocessed.
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11/14/2006 09:46:33 PM
Cool Perspective!!
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11/14/2006 09:39:17 PM
Use of Light:1
Focus:1
Composition:2
Creativity:1
Achieves Challenge:2
The sky is awesome and the super wide angle makes the photo
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11/14/2006 09:29:19 PM
Did you use a fisheye lens for this? Great perspective.
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11/14/2006 12:34:31 PM
Crazy POV and perspective, but it looks super cool. I like all the leaning and tilting going on in this, gives a great feeling of depth and kind of messes with the brain as well. Well done!
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11/14/2006 11:03:33 AM
Love the fisheye here; works great. Excellent composition and well done.
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11/14/2006 11:02:47 AM
Amazing details, and I love the angles of the buildings. The sky is so dark and scary looking. Very ominous. I love it!
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11/13/2006 09:34:01 PM
this shot makes me feel slippy....well done, very effective!
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11/13/2006 09:17:26 PM
Wow, I really like this. The barrel distortion works good for this shot. Great sky, tonality, overall a great shot! Good job. :-)
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11/13/2006 07:58:37 PM
Nice angle and composition, Great tonal range, overall a really appealing image.
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11/13/2006 06:24:05 PM
LOVE the sky. It's amazing you could get that much detail in everything! Good job!
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11/13/2006 03:12:01 PM
Great shot!!!
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11/13/2006 02:51:21 PM
Wow. What an amazing sense of movement and drama in this photo. 10.
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11/13/2006 11:06:08 AM
nice perspective
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11/13/2006 11:03:43 AM
Wow. I got nothing but wow.
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11/13/2006 09:19:52 AM
wow, excellent details! looks like a hdr picture, great perspective as well! wonderful, I love it
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11/13/2006 09:02:04 AM
Nice tones. It looks like b/w HDR to me. 8.
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11/13/2006 08:42:20 AM
Looks like a winner, I love every thing about it :)
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11/13/2006 03:29:32 AM
awesome wide angle perspective...wonderful image 8
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