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Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon MF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AIS
Location: Carlton Hill, Edinburgh
Date: Apr 30, 2007
Aperture: f4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2007

Last minute entry, didn't have time to do a shot that would need expert editing.

Cropped, sharpened and a minor saturation boost both through a saturation adjustment layer and an overlay layer.

The lens doesn't record the aperature so the value is a guess.

Place: 420 out of 573
Avg (all users): 5.2737
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1626
Avg (non-participants): 5.5179
Views since voting: 681
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 179
Comments: 3
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05/12/2007 01:34:26 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club -

Looks like you had a great location to shoot from. The clock tower is interesting as is the castle or whatever it is on the hill to the upper left.

I think the one thing that woudl have gotten you a stronge rimage and a better score is a longer shutter speed. 1/30 just seems to slow to give you what you probably could have had. 2 seconds may have gotten you much greater detail, better colors in your skyline and just more light from the city in general. You would have also gotten som elight streaks from the cars on the road which would also bring an added aspect of interest to your image. I would go back again and try some longer shutter speeds to see some different results. Could be well worth it.

And let me just add that just because a challenge has the expert edit ruleset it doesnt mean you have to use that ruleset. More often than not when people go out of their way to use all that expert editing allows they end up with a product that suffers in quality.

You have some great work in your portfolio. Really stunning images. Keep up that great work and I look forward to seeing your future entries!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2007 01:40:46 PM
i like the locale and the composition, but it really seems subdued lighting - as if a much longer exposure would have worked better - but would have resulted in probably more motion of the cars than you were looking for
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05/04/2007 01:43:25 PM
I've been here. Nice night photo.
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