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Vertigo City
Vertigo City
yanko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Perspective IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Austin, TX
Date: Nov 21, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10 seconds
Galleries: Abstract, Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 21, 2006

I took this at 4:30 in the morning on a monday since the streets are most deserted then. Too bad I didn't know about the diagonal challenge when I shot this otherwise I would have gone with something else here instead.

Post Processing:

- Neatimage (several passes at multiple stages)
- Shadow/Highlights & tone mapping to bring out some details.
- Lots of curves gradient map, selective color, hue/saturation, etc to get the tones the way I wanted.
- Converted to b/w using channel mixer
- Color Balance and curves to get the final color.
- Smart sharpening

*Post*

I thought this would bomb especially since I went crazy with the neatimage. Thanks to everyone who thought kindly of this.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 319
Avg (all users): 6.9209
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.7195
Avg (non-participants): 7.0947
Views since voting: 2675
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 177
Comments: 25
Favorites: 6 (view)


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12/28/2006 03:48:53 AM
I'm getting seasick looking at this.... LOL, just kidding, Richard.
I like it. Didn't really noticed the excessive neatimage you mentioned. I think it's a great photo. Those starlight effects are simply wonderful.
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12/04/2006 12:21:43 AM
I almost called it Chocolate City. :P
12/03/2006 11:30:07 PM
Looks like chocolate!!! Congrats.
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12/03/2006 11:28:01 PM
Like a chocolate paradise! What a beauty of a scene. Congratulations on your 5th place.
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12/02/2006 05:23:37 PM
Congrats on the 4th place. Excellent shot!
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12/01/2006 12:59:47 AM
Fantastic! But then, you know I like tilted shots. I just assumed the concrete looked like that because it was a night shot, so the shutter was open long enough for it to flow. Ya know, just like water. ;)
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11/29/2006 11:22:48 AM
awesome shot man.
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11/29/2006 07:39:30 AM
Ohmygoodnes! What a COOL Austin shot!!! I hope you got another one like this for the diagonal challenge! CONGRATULATIONS! This is truly stunning!

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11/29/2006 02:20:50 AM
GREAT shot, great sepia tones. Congratulations on your fantastic top 5 finish.
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11/29/2006 01:23:11 AM
Well done, mon capitane!
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11/29/2006 12:40:36 AM
Again this is just "TOPS" in my book, and I just love everything about this one.....
The angle, the perspective, rthe coors and composition, just everything about it.....
Also love the post processing as well.
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11/29/2006 12:30:30 AM
You rock! This is a technically well executed shot, and the proof in its appeal is right here - congrats on your 5th place.
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11/29/2006 12:25:34 AM
Nice work, Yanko! If you'd asked me, I'd have thought it would bomb as well; so what do we know? Not much! Congrats on top 10.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/27/2006 08:39:15 PM
nice use of sepia tones along with the diagonal tilt.
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11/26/2006 10:36:33 PM
Beautiful, hope you let us know how you did this.
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11/26/2006 08:32:54 PM
Simply love the colour tone here, very very appealing. Love the lights as well and the angle gives it real impact! 9
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11/26/2006 02:03:08 PM
Lovely toning...like the tilt too.
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11/25/2006 09:12:00 PM
Nicely 45 degrees left. I thought Texas was all about being right. Well done. 8.
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11/24/2006 08:34:44 AM
Nice & clean and interesting perspective. Great color tones too. back to bump you up to 8.
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11/23/2006 06:45:06 PM
I love it!
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11/23/2006 12:02:26 PM
Hmmm. I really like this shot. I just don't like the tilt. I've used it before and gotten dinged on it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Here, you have a beautiful photo and the extream tilt takes away from that...IMO (for what it's worth). I'll still score it high though.
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11/23/2006 04:52:26 AM
Nice angle,lighting,clarity. Also suitable for next week's contest.
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11/22/2006 06:13:19 PM
GREAT colors
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11/22/2006 01:33:07 PM
great use of lighting and post processing to make this jump - like the vertigo crop a lot - it makes my vertigo go away
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11/22/2006 02:32:53 AM
this really doesn't look like basic editing, but if it is, great job!!
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