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Potter Street Station
Potter Street Station

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Challenge: Free Study XV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Quantaray AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 for Nikon
Location: Saginaw, Michigan
Date: Nov 25, 2006
Aperture: F 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2006

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Place: 443 out of 501
Avg (all users): 5.0000
Avg (commenters): 4.6364
Avg (participants): 4.9444
Avg (non-participants): 5.1364
Views since voting: 1224
Views during voting: 218
Votes: 152
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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01/17/2007 04:12:45 PM
I really like this. Possibly might benefit by a bump of contrast or a more saturated sky - but is a really good subject for texturizing. Nice comp too.
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12/10/2006 01:44:18 PM
I didn't get around to this photo in my voting on FS XV, because there were too many shots. From me, this would have been in the 6-7 range I think. Quite an impact, unique processing, obscure subject matter with a different viewpoint.
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12/09/2006 08:06:16 PM

i really like this shot a lot, but i think it could have been processed in another way. i think the real problem with it was it's flat and a lot of edge sharpening. or maybe in this case texture effects created that.i am def. interested in seing the original!
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12/09/2006 03:57:35 PM
I do like what Julie did for the sky but you have to be careful with that in a challenge - essentially you'd be adding an element that's not there. I also like Falc's suggestion to give it a bit more room on the left, though it does work for me the way it is.
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12/09/2006 09:10:52 AM
This is another example of a photo that died a DPC death by post-processing, yet I love. You must be gathering a series of photos of old stations for an exhibit, triptych, series or whatever. I suspect these photos will be absolutely brilliant when displayed together, as this and "ghost station" have the same ephemeral feel. Don't let the DPC numbers on these get you down. These photos are unique and highly artistic IMO. Some of my site favorites.
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12/08/2006 05:39:02 PM
JuliBoc, I relly like what you did with the clouds. I wasn't familiar with that. all I did with that picture was increase the saturation and use a sandstone texture. The problem is that I use PSP and may not have the same filters that PS does but I will have to look and see. I don't have any problem with you adjusting my pictures. If you or anyone ever want an original to try some different things with, let me know and I will be glad to send it along. Thanks for showing me the filter.

12/08/2006 10:25:35 AM
I like this and gave it an 8. I think I would like it even better if the sky weren't such a flat gray. That seems to flatten the entire image. Did you ever experiment with Filter>Render>Clouds? Take a look at what that does. And please pardon me if I have taken too much liberty with your art.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2006 08:25:56 PM
this looks very DA, possibly because of the flat grey sky
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12/07/2006 07:19:43 PM
Unusual processing but I like it...
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12/07/2006 04:51:19 PM
It may be some odd atmospheric condition, but this looks like the sort of haloing from too much USM.
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12/07/2006 02:41:35 PM
personally, I don't care for the processing used here ...
12/07/2006 12:47:56 AM
I like the composition & subject. The processing is too dramatic...
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12/07/2006 12:35:27 AM
lots of PS on this... a very daring move... I dont think it adds anything to the picture in this case.
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12/05/2006 07:34:30 PM
This has the unnatural look of an HDR composite. The effect is very nice.
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12/04/2006 01:22:55 PM
Very interesting processing - looks like bas relief - like ou could reach out and feel the texture.
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12/04/2006 07:28:51 AM
I'm not sure the emboss effect adds to the picture.
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12/01/2006 07:41:12 PM
too much PS filtering here.
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12/01/2006 11:03:08 AM
I really want to know how you do this! So much to learn. ;l Nice composition. I like the leading lines, and the colors work well together.
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12/01/2006 05:39:02 AM
The composition worries me here. The building is facing left and the way you have cropped this just hems it in a little too tight on the left edge. Whilst on the right you have tried to get the sweep of the track, but have left a wide open space behind the building.

I'm not sure if you could have moved further back and used a longer lens to get the sweeping track and then have the building positioned more to the right of frame.

As it is everything is crowded into the left 2/3 of the image.
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12/01/2006 02:48:32 AM
This looks really over processed.
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