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And the Future Lay Before us
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Firsty


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Challenge: Anachronism (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Sydney Australia
Date: Mar 31, 2007
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3 sec
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2007

thanks for the ribbon and all the comments
I will stop using the opera house... one day :)

photo taken at 12mm for background separation and heavily cropped as using a longer lens would bring the opera house a lot closer and ruin the effect
editing
opened in lightroom
changed to greyscale
temp/tint: as shot
exposure: +0.14
Recovery: 22
Fill light: 27
blacks: 0
brightness: +58
contrast: 0
tone curve all settings: 0
point curve: Medium Contrast
Grayscale mix
red: -36
Orange: -46
Yellow: -56
Green: -10
Aqua: +7
Blue: +27
Purple: +24
Magenta: -13
Split toning
highlights: hue 50 , Saturation 31
Shadows: hue 50 ,Saturation 14
Balance: 0
sharpening: std 25 (no change)
noise reduction: luminance 51
lens corrections: no change
Camera corections: no change
clone out small hot spots on sail
cropped
export as full size psd file to photoshop
light burn to base of opera house including the lights plus sails/mast to darken
light dodge of side of ship for detail
brightness +7 contrast +9
light sharpen usm 70% 0.7 0
resize
smart sharpen 70% 0.5
convert color profile for web
save for web

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 92
Avg (all users): 7.9366
Avg (commenters): 8.8158
Avg (participants): 7.4545
Avg (non-participants): 8.0683
Views since voting: 11480
Views during voting: 452
Votes: 205
Comments: 84
Favorites: 45 (view)


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04/14/2007 06:11:03 PM
Beautiful black & white image.
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04/11/2007 08:55:18 PM
Simply beautiful! Congratulations.
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04/11/2007 07:40:38 PM
WOW!

Beautiful photograph on it's own, never mind a brilliant use of B&W. Great contrast, nice mild sepia feel to it. The crisp lines juxtaposed with the smooth reflections. Blue ribbon well deserved!
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04/11/2007 10:51:25 AM
I am an aussie too and I have to say that this is one of the best shots I have seen of the opera house and harbor in a LONG time. Well done.
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04/11/2007 08:37:13 AM
never stop using the opera house. at least until I can get there someday to take pictures of it!!! Awesome shot
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04/11/2007 08:33:33 AM
beautiful. great processing ! congratz.
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04/11/2007 06:50:44 AM
Marvellous image, love the tones and the your editing. Thanks for sharing all the details.
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04/11/2007 06:05:31 AM
Gratz Keith.

Great shot and great score for ya too.

bazz.
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04/11/2007 03:36:10 AM
A superb piece of art & imagination. Just splendid!!
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04/10/2007 01:35:09 PM
Excellent choice of subject matter. Believably processed. Unquestionably "Blue Ribbon!" Impressive! :)
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04/10/2007 09:38:24 AM
Amazing shot! Congrats!
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04/10/2007 07:07:14 AM
Way to go Keith, knew you would do it...
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04/09/2007 03:03:35 PM
Wow!

I wonder what's a 16th century vessel doing in Sydney Bay!

And what a toning you got! Marterpiece.
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Edit: Spelling!!

Message edited by author 2007-04-11 12:14:31.
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04/09/2007 02:35:29 PM
Very nice juxtaposition and a beautiful photograph, congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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04/09/2007 01:59:34 PM
Absolutely breath taking. This is a true masterpiece. Congrats on a well deserved blue.
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04/09/2007 01:29:35 PM
We can all learn from your mastery of tones, colors and gradients.
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04/09/2007 10:52:50 AM
Sigh...just another reason to dislike be inspired by you a little more:D

congrats....again!
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04/09/2007 09:46:20 AM
Ummmm. . .I wouldn't stop using the Opera House if I were you. First, because we all obviously LOVE it. . .but 2nd. . .WOW! No one and I mean NO ONE does it as good a you! This is THE BEST! Keep 'em coming. ..and congratulations on this wonderful blue ribbon win!

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04/09/2007 09:22:50 AM
Your Opera House shots are just amazing, just like this one, so keep them coming...
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04/09/2007 09:14:03 AM
Woah, amazing the colourt works so well =]
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04/09/2007 09:12:16 AM
Perfect, didn't score on this one, but when I was quickly browsing the thumbs last night this one stood out. Glad it won, congrats!
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04/09/2007 09:01:23 AM
First, I think this is a fantastic shot. Great story with the photo and very technically well executed and composed.

If you get a chance, you may try to frame it from a higher vantage to get the water line at the top 3rd instead of the bottom. I think that shot would have a bit more impact and put the opera house on a higher plane.
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04/09/2007 09:00:25 AM
excellent shot it deserves the Blue.
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04/09/2007 08:47:12 AM
Originally posted by loriprophoto:

Edited to add: Just seen that this was sooooo close to being an 8 score!! You guys are definitely setting the bar higher and higher


thanks
It was an 8 for the first 166 votes I just wish the voting had ended 3 days earlier :)
04/09/2007 08:32:34 AM
WOW this is a superb shot, well thought out, executed and processed. Congratulations on the Blue.

Edited to add: Just seen that this was sooooo close to being an 8 score!! You guys are definitely setting the bar higher and higher

Message edited by author 2007-04-09 08:36:41.
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04/09/2007 07:18:29 AM
congratulations on the blue ribbon keith ... and congratulations on another amazing/awesome/inspiring/incredible photograph ... absolutely stunning ... & a fantastic processing result ...
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04/09/2007 05:43:31 AM
Well done Keith, great score.
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04/09/2007 05:39:11 AM
Congrats, Keith, we would so easily have taken the bowl...
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04/09/2007 04:52:09 AM

it's my rated 10 pic!!! :D
it's oustanding pic.
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04/09/2007 04:14:58 AM
What a beautiful image, really stunning! Congrats on your blue, Keith.
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04/09/2007 03:14:40 AM
Congrats on the blue but sorry to see you just missed out on the 8+ score. At least now you can leave the opera house alone for a while. :)
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04/09/2007 03:00:58 AM
Wow. Lovely shot Firsty. Like the conversion to B & W.
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04/09/2007 02:27:42 AM
oh yes! great capture, congrats
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04/09/2007 01:52:31 AM
Superb, Keith! Big congrats on your new blue!
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04/09/2007 01:46:04 AM
Great work Kieth,well deserving of the Blue...
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04/09/2007 01:30:10 AM
Definately a winner in my book, and so worth the "Blue Ribbon".....
You are a "Master" in my eyes, re images of our famous "Opera House", especially colortoned like this, with the old sailing ship alongside.
Well done buddy, and we are so very proud of you.....
Thank you also for sharing your location, and some of you photographic secrets..... You are "TOPS" in my book.....

Message edited by author 2007-04-09 01:32:58.
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04/09/2007 12:58:24 AM
That is an amazing picture, just beautiful!
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04/09/2007 12:37:51 AM
Man you are just all kinds of lucky with that opera house aren't you???
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04/09/2007 12:27:04 AM
Outstanding work!!! Congrats on your well deserved blue!
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04/09/2007 12:26:40 AM
Classic location/ classic shot. Congrats!
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04/09/2007 12:09:45 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved blue! Excellent!
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04/09/2007 12:07:25 AM
Congratulations, I knew it, this is OUTSTANDING image. Well deserved!!!
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04/09/2007 12:04:58 AM
Brilliant, definitely deserving of the blue :)
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04/09/2007 12:04:01 AM
Beautiful :0
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04/09/2007 12:03:42 AM
This opera house loves you. Congrats on the blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/08/2007 11:26:01 PM
Gorgeous picture. I love the color tone and the serenity of the moment.
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04/08/2007 08:14:58 PM
Good demonstration of an anachronism. I'm not a fan of sepia-type photos, but you've done a good job and the contrast is especially well done.
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04/08/2007 11:17:33 AM
Good tones
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04/08/2007 04:49:26 AM
Just ... wow. Very nice work. I can't help but comment on the inflatable dingy hanging off the side of the ship. Another anachronism, perhaps?
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04/07/2007 10:23:49 PM
Very surreal. Nice nice job.
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04/07/2007 07:28:28 PM
Very nice. The B&W works great here.
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04/06/2007 07:01:10 PM
Very atmospheric, nice set-up.
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04/06/2007 08:06:23 AM
Great shot, definately worth a Blue...
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04/06/2007 12:24:10 AM
wow, this is stunning photo, clearity , and the tones are superb!!!
10 from me and this should be the winner!!!!
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04/05/2007 04:34:45 PM
I suspect Firsty. Lovely light, wonderful tones, and quite the shot to meet the challenge.
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04/05/2007 02:39:54 AM
Great capture. amazing.
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04/04/2007 10:48:24 PM
Old ship, modern building, works for me. I like the lighting and sepia.
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04/04/2007 10:10:35 PM
Beautiful
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04/04/2007 06:48:59 PM
very beautiful - and very meets the challenge quite nicely! 9
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04/04/2007 02:02:16 PM
This could be the cover of a book. Very nice! Good luck in the challenge.
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04/04/2007 03:37:22 AM
Beautiful shot ! I like the tones , the mood very peaceful and still.
Well done !
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04/03/2007 12:44:16 PM
woooooo great 10
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04/03/2007 03:39:51 AM
Beautiful capture. great tones. My preferred one for this challenge.
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04/02/2007 10:11:29 PM
Nice juxtaposition of old/new, good choice to have the ship in the foreground seemingly heading for the shore. To be really picky, I'd say I'd like to see more detail in the shadows of the ship, and maybe have a sharper focus on the ship too, but really I think this is overall a great composition and the best of the bunch.
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04/02/2007 08:44:27 PM
Truly a beautiful shot.
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04/02/2007 08:07:38 PM
Fantastic...my favorite so far. I came back to bump it up to a 9
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04/02/2007 06:48:57 PM
amazing, perfect of the challenge and a wonderful composition
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04/02/2007 05:38:46 PM
well done, tritone works well here.
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04/02/2007 04:18:42 PM
Good subject, well captured, also suits the tonal treatment in my opinion.
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04/02/2007 04:03:25 PM
Nailed the challenge subject, beautiful shot and graceful, graduated tones. 10.
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04/02/2007 02:39:51 PM
And here we have the grand winner :).
Perfect execution, gr8 tones and clarilty...Very well cropped...10
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04/02/2007 12:30:08 PM
Great shot!
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04/02/2007 12:02:57 PM
Love the shot and your treatment
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04/02/2007 10:33:32 AM
very nice!
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04/02/2007 08:21:26 AM
wow .. amazing photograph .. must'v been taken on a sunday between say 5 and 6 in the morning ... love the composition, love the sepia treatment .. the boat is awesome ... =10
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04/02/2007 06:23:43 AM
This looks like a Firsty image, great work.....
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04/02/2007 05:40:25 AM
Lovely photograph, and wonderful concept for this challenge.
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04/02/2007 02:37:33 AM
Awesome photo with the past along with the future, and gee, I sure do hope this one ribbons for you, as it so deserves it.....
I absolutely love the sepia tones, as this helps with the overall mood of the image.....Top shot IMO, and a "10" from me.....
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04/02/2007 01:57:35 AM
Great composition.
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04/02/2007 01:10:06 AM
wow awesome shot
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04/02/2007 01:04:30 AM
Added this to my favs. It's incredible...
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04/02/2007 12:39:53 AM
stunning...great as a duotone...this suits the challenge well and should ribbon. Captain Cook would love a copy of this
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04/02/2007 12:39:34 AM
This should definately blue -10-
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04/02/2007 12:34:34 AM
This image was my 10 for this challnge. I love it. The subjects work well and the coloring adds that finishing touch. Well done!
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