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Life of the City
meyers


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Challenge: Selective Desaturation II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: May 20, 2007
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2007

Looking southwest at The Bean and Michigan Ave on Saturday morning. I selected the bean itself with a quick-mask, bumped up its saturation, and desaturated the rest. In the desaturation area, I slightly decreased the brightness and slightly increased the contrast. Cropped, resized, added a simple black border, and posted.

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 556
Avg (all users): 6.4188
Avg (commenters): 7.7647
Avg (participants): 6.2989
Avg (non-participants): 6.8600
Views since voting: 2596
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 234
Comments: 33
Favorites: 7 (view)


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07/31/2007 01:27:05 AM
your editing worked really well :)
i love it
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06/12/2007 04:24:52 PM
This is a great and unusual idea for the challenge. All the better for having the people around it, checking out their reflections. Great job!
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05/30/2007 02:39:45 AM
Congrats on your new second-best score, Rob AND top 20! This is a really cool use of selective desat. And, of course, you started with a strong composition, which really is required to get a good result.

Message edited by author 2007-05-30 02:40:09.
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05/29/2007 02:36:41 PM
Congrats on the score and placement. The Millennium Park is probably one of the best planned parks around the country. Very nice desat.
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05/28/2007 11:53:55 PM
A super find and super treatment to make this image speak. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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05/28/2007 08:51:10 PM
Fantastic!! Should have been top ten IMO. Great shot and PP.
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05/28/2007 12:25:04 PM
Nice going! Great idea and execution!
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05/28/2007 10:25:45 AM
One of my top votes, This is fantastic!!!
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05/28/2007 10:20:32 AM
congrats of your finish.
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05/28/2007 10:02:25 AM
Great job and great score. I really like it.
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05/28/2007 09:27:54 AM
Great shot! Works perfect in this challenge!!
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05/28/2007 06:12:42 AM
Rob - Well done that's a great score. I didn't get around to voting on this one. I wondered if anybody had entered anything from our GTG.
Sarah
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05/28/2007 01:37:42 AM
Very nice work and an excellent choice for the challenge. This is one of the shots I thought the desat made sense and was used well. And 97% finish! Congrats!

Message edited by author 2007-05-28 01:51:53.
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05/28/2007 01:26:24 AM
Great shot and wonderful use of selective desat. Congratulations.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2007 05:47:55 PM
Wow! Great idea and nice realization. Brilliant!
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05/26/2007 02:37:50 PM
Truly great effect!
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05/25/2007 11:36:17 PM
That is wicked awesome, but what is it?

Ahhh! The giant metal jelly beans are overtaking us all!
o.o

Hehe.
Nine.
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05/24/2007 11:13:11 PM
I'm bumping this up after a second look. Great eye.
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05/23/2007 09:01:41 PM
oh that frikin awesome. where is that?
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05/23/2007 06:17:51 PM
Nice shot! 8
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05/23/2007 03:33:15 PM
I love that thing :)
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05/23/2007 02:41:05 PM
Very nice!
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05/22/2007 08:37:49 PM
Wonderfully surreal! Great perspective and the desat makes it a more intriguing picture than either full desat or color. Great job!
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05/22/2007 01:15:34 PM
clever! 9
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05/22/2007 10:08:43 AM
This works well, what an amazing piece of work. Perhaps getting closer to the 'bean' or whatever it is would have given it more impact. Good luck
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05/22/2007 09:56:26 AM
Oh how I love Chicago! It's great how you used the reflection to show how much it really is desaturated. Great image!
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05/22/2007 04:53:22 AM
Even in full colour, this object looks abstract, but by using selective desat., you've been able to make it look even more alien than it normally does. Nice shot.
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05/21/2007 07:49:20 PM
10
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05/21/2007 04:40:27 PM
this is an amazing sculpture. What city is it in?
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05/21/2007 12:03:35 PM
Well done...
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05/21/2007 07:46:03 AM
neat.
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05/21/2007 02:18:49 AM
WOW scary in a way, reminds me of the 60's series the Prisoner
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05/21/2007 12:32:25 AM
In principle I like this, but the foreground isn't working for you here at all IMO.
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