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Challenge: Postcard II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Treasure Island, Ca
Date: Nov 17, 2006
Aperture: f9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30 s
Galleries: Cityscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Nov 19, 2006

Converted from Raw three times. Once for sky around normal exposure but warmed the sky, Overexposed photo to bring out the water. And underexposed and cooled for the skyline. I used masks to get them even. I used a selective color layer and a gradient map set to Luminosity faded to 50%. Ran through NI once over the whole image. Then ran the water through a guassian blur and faded back and then ran that specific layer through NI. Flattened and resized and ran through Luko USM technique. Created the text and border. The photo was saved at 88% and is alittle sharper then it appears. Feels like a postcard to me :).
Thanks for all the comments, the scores in this challenge were amazing and glad to be in the top ten. Here is my photo larger and with out text. This one is For Sale :)
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Statistics
Place: 8 out of 266
Avg (all users): 7.1318
Avg (commenters): 8.5429
Avg (participants): 6.8319
Avg (non-participants): 7.4486
Views since voting: 2972
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 220
Comments: 55
Favorites: 8 (view)


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11/15/2007 11:25:17 AM
amazing shot!
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12/03/2006 11:40:25 PM
Loved this one at first sight. Congratulations on your 8th place.
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12/02/2006 01:26:58 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Beautiful shot!
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11/28/2006 11:27:06 PM
Text is the one thing that is very nice.Where did you get the lettering?
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11/28/2006 11:25:10 PM
I have seen stronger photos.Their all fine.I dont know the rules.Are these photos done for a post card?[img][/img]
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11/27/2006 10:57:33 PM
One of my top picks. So glad to see it placde so highly. Well done!
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11/27/2006 08:03:26 PM
breathtaking photo Joe, congratulations! I didn't vote, but if I did it would probably be my favorite
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11/27/2006 10:47:55 AM
I gave many 10's in this challenge, but this one was my favorite.
It is simply outstanding and makes one speachless. The sky and the colours are tremendous. And so are the lights - there not a gap from left to right.
You should make it available for printing (both with and without the text).
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11/27/2006 07:23:56 AM
This is so amazing! San Francisco probably doesn't even have postcards this beautiful! Congratulations!

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11/27/2006 04:22:37 AM
Way to go, Joe! Congrats on a top ten! Awesome image!
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11/27/2006 12:34:38 AM
Nice one, Joe! I was wondering who took the great shot from Treasure Island.
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11/27/2006 12:33:04 AM
Congrats. Ok, so we need to ban San Fran post cards in the future. :P
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11/27/2006 12:29:33 AM
Congrats on your Top Ten finish, Joe! Love those skyline lights against the sunset....sweet!
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11/27/2006 12:25:05 AM
Had you pegged for another shot. Great view from TI, isn't it? Congrats on top 10.
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11/27/2006 12:19:21 AM
Originally posted by levyj413:

Congrats, Joe! I managed to miss this one in voting, but it would've been a 10. Fantastic!

Too bad you couldn't have given me a hundred, I might have had a shot at a ribbon, LOL :D. and thanks
11/27/2006 12:16:00 AM
Congrats, Joe! I managed to miss this one in voting, but it would've been a 10. Fantastic!
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11/27/2006 12:10:33 AM
WOW! amazing shot, Joe! i'm awfully glad i'm on your team. :D congrats on a beautiful shot and top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/26/2006 07:24:23 PM
Finally an image fitting of a postcard. It is the 63rd image I have reviewed and the best so far. I think that this should ribbon. I really like the choice of text. Well done!!
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11/26/2006 06:51:47 PM
Very good
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11/26/2006 06:38:00 PM
Beautifull !
The sky is fantastic
Good luck

Kev
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11/26/2006 04:09:36 PM
Love the sky and the glow from the city, very nice! 9
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11/26/2006 11:17:53 AM
Don't like much the font of the letters but the photo is fantastic , one of the best imho in this challenge.my vote 9
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11/25/2006 10:16:04 PM
wonderful....9
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11/25/2006 06:44:39 PM
Very nice as the type matches the sense of the moving and melting sky. Bump.
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11/25/2006 04:51:05 PM
Lovely colors for the sky which very effectively complement the lights in the buildings!
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11/24/2006 10:50:03 PM
Awesome picture of San Fran, well done...
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11/23/2006 11:53:41 PM
lots of good things about this photo. Exposure, composition, font, color, my only gripe is that the buildings look jumbled and undefinable. It's ok though, it's still a great photo. 6
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11/23/2006 08:54:16 PM
I wish I could give more than a ten here. Perfect placement and font of the title... :)
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11/23/2006 06:17:33 AM
Nice coloring, and I like the way the lettering seems to flow with the sky.
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11/22/2006 07:51:09 PM
The sky is just awesome!
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11/22/2006 06:52:21 PM
This makes me dizzy.
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11/22/2006 04:41:41 PM
OH. WOW.

My most favourite city in the world. I hope to go back one day.. this reminds me of it soooo much.. perfect postcard image.. one of the best in challenge.
10
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11/22/2006 12:14:34 PM
Wow, great image! This one should be doing well! I'd buy this postcard - nicely done! <10>
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11/21/2006 09:09:33 PM
wonderful vibrant colors to bring out the sky and cityscape
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11/21/2006 08:01:09 PM
Gorgeous! I love the colors in the sky, the smoothness of the water, the detail in the buildings. The way you rendered the San Francisco text makes it feel like it is resisting the wind that is blowing the clouds across the sky. The serene water and city skyline seem to be a contrast to what appears to be a windy sky, perhaps the remnants of an afternoon storm. A great postcard!!
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11/21/2006 04:31:01 PM
Um, yeah. This is NICE. Great color, stunning cloud action, not too many blown out lights. Yowza!
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11/21/2006 02:48:47 PM
Great shot...love the color of the sky and water--awesome cityscape--9
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11/21/2006 10:49:27 AM
Great capture and the font is perfect. Looks just like a postcard. 8
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11/21/2006 09:37:50 AM
Gorgeous photograph and great postcard design. I really like this composition with the great sky interest. Well done, 9!
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11/21/2006 04:29:26 AM
One of my Frisco's favorites from this challenge
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11/21/2006 12:53:37 AM
wow, the sky is amazing
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11/20/2006 08:20:32 PM
Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Beautiful colors in the sky and nice detail in the skyline with all the lights on...one of my votes for ribbon!!
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11/20/2006 05:22:35 PM
The lighting is brilliant! Beautiful colors and sharp focus.
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11/20/2006 04:57:32 PM
very, very nice. the colors in the sky are exceptional, and that's the only way this much sky should be allowed (the focus should normally be placed on the cityscape). But it works here very well. starting with a 9.
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11/20/2006 02:13:33 PM
Absolutely beautiful, one of the few 10's I have given out. Love the font too.
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11/20/2006 01:40:45 PM
Awesome - this is fantastic!!!!! One of my favorites for sure!
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11/20/2006 11:23:26 AM
Great choice of font....gorgeous capture! *10*
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11/20/2006 11:01:05 AM
Certainly a contender! Very, very nicely done. Love the colors!
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11/20/2006 10:40:12 AM
Oh my a real winner! Stunning.
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11/20/2006 10:19:30 AM
oh, we have a winner here ... and it's SF again :-)
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11/20/2006 10:15:45 AM
Text is a bit too large and obviously double italic, otherwise very well done
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11/20/2006 06:32:12 AM
This is a good one, love the colors.
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11/20/2006 03:33:45 AM
This is such a beautiful picture, I wish the text were smaller. 8(
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11/20/2006 12:43:28 AM
LOVE the sky, LOVE the cityscape. There's a ton of detail in it. And I love how the foreground is so nice and simple. The water I assume? The one thing I would fix is the text. if you made it a bit smaller it might relieve the tension of the tet being so close to the edges. On the other hand, it is kind of cool that the city is kind of sitting on the words...Enough of my rambling! I'm betting this will be on the top!
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11/20/2006 12:28:45 AM
simply beatiful.
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