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Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, Australia

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-03 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Rialto Towers, Melbourne, Australia
Date: Mar 24, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15s
Galleries: Cityscape, Textures
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2007

This was taken on a Monash photography club outing to the Rialto Towers in Melbourne. The view was awesome, and so far this is the first photo i've edited. Hoping its also the best :)

Reflections were a biatch, so lots of cloning to get rid of those. also, some buildings were just distractingly bright, so also had to clone those.

Biggest learning was how crappy RAW Sharpening is. The lights looked all weird first time after raw conversion. dropped sharpening from 25 to 0, and the looked just fine

PP quite extensive
- RAW conversion with flattest image. slight wb change
- HDR conversion w/tonemapping by photomatix
- NN
- usual levels, curves, minimal HSL
- spot curves on river and big building on right, and train station on left
- lots of spot editing as described
- NoiseNinja again specifically in areas with crazy pixelation due to HDR
- dpcresize+sharpen

Place: 61 out of 561
Avg (all users): 6.4062
Avg (commenters): 8.6250
Avg (participants): 6.4407
Avg (non-participants): 6.3095
Views since voting: 1329
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 160
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/07/2007 08:15:49 AM
This is awesome...makes me want to go back to the Rialto. Might try the new deck at Eureka towers actually. This is a perfect exposure
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04/13/2007 04:50:29 PM
I love all the vibrant colors!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/04/2007 10:16:18 PM
Wow the colors! Did you change that up or is it really that colorful? Neat.
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04/04/2007 07:57:57 PM
Such a colorful and pretty city photo! I just love it!!
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04/04/2007 04:52:11 AM
Right then, joke's on me as I now have to plough through 564 images and bump them all (yes, all of them) up. There'll be a third run through for fine tuning. It's day two three four now and I'm running late, sorry.

04/03/2007 01:15:03 PM
Very nice night photo. Love all of the colors.
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04/03/2007 02:54:43 AM
I really enjoy this photograph. I vote a 10.
04/02/2007 11:24:35 AM
what an increadablr view.
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04/02/2007 10:34:24 AM
04/02/2007 04:16:08 AM
very colorful and nice strait horizon
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04/01/2007 09:17:03 PM
04/01/2007 06:20:59 PM
wow how beautiful
04/01/2007 04:02:23 PM
Wow. I like it! You did a great job with this.

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