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Early morning colours
Early morning colours

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Challenge: Soft Focus (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Date: Nov 28, 2003
Aperture: f-2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2 sec.
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2003

Taken around 7 am on very rainy November morning.

I have to give a big credit to my wife who originally came up with the idea, but decided to go with a different shot for this challenge.

The mist in this image is partially due to a 55mm Cokin Diffuser #1 filter and partially due to me blowing warm air on the lens.

Colours were brightened slightly in Photoshop.

Place: 21 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.1056
Avg (commenters): 6.5385
Avg (participants): 5.8824
Avg (non-participants): 6.3108
Views since voting: 1145
Votes: 142
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2003 04:18:46 PM
lovely colors
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12/03/2003 11:45:04 PM
I do like the idea here. Soft focus does a good job of bleeding bright lights and colors into other areas of a shot, and it was worth using that to your advantage. The colors are somewhat interesting but the shot is still lacking anything that really draws my attention, so my eyes just wander around the clutter mostly indead of feeling like there's something here drawing me in. A worthy effort though. Good luck.
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12/03/2003 07:53:04 AM
Nice shot!
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12/02/2003 11:40:44 AM
Really beautiful use of soft focus to bring out the evening lights. 8
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12/02/2003 10:53:34 AM
The greens the blues and the burning orange lights make for a nice shot.
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12/02/2003 04:50:16 AM
Soft focus "makes" this scene - very evocative.
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12/01/2003 08:00:14 PM
The mark of a great photographer is to take the ordinary and make it look extraordinary. You have accomplished this in this image. Great shot.
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12/01/2003 03:06:01 PM
The soft focus has a nice effect on the colors/lights. It igives the feeling of early morning nicely. You've tried to tie the composition together - the line of grass lead to the corner, the building frames the left side, same amount of sky at top as pavemnt at the bottom. Very well thought out and balanced, but I still feel the interest is too difuse (no pun intendid) nothing to focus on, although the cars do draw your attention, but they're not what you want to look at. Perhaps with a person, or a couple under the forground light?
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12/01/2003 02:53:33 PM
I've seen this view before! ; )

Weirdly your shot is extremely noisy on the right but not the left. What happened?

I like the moist sofness in this and it's refreshing to see an urban scene. Good job, with some nice light on the cars and background. I fear that that noisy patch will cost you a lot of votes though, but it's a 6 from me.
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12/01/2003 01:17:54 PM
wonderful colors, looks very nice. excellent soft focus
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12/01/2003 03:23:17 AM
Excellent shot. I think I prefer a very similar shot you posted a while back over this one though, but maybe that was a foggier morning, Great photo regardless.
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12/01/2003 03:23:05 AM
I find it extremely annoying when people post an image in the forums and then enter a very similar one for a challenge. Anonimity?
12/01/2003 12:12:23 AM
weird grainish effect on the red lights at the upper-right - but still a beautiful shot, especially thanks to the orange on the left.
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