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Chlorophyll to Concrete, Glass & Steel
Chlorophyll to Concrete, Glass & Steel

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Transitions II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Bellevue, Washington USA
Date: Jun 10, 2007
Aperture: F/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Cityscape, Political
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2007

Photographer’s Notes
I turned the corner in downtown Bellevue Washington the other day and was struck by the sight of a half dozen construction cranes, scattered among a half dozen skyscrapers on a site that used to be a park. What a sad transition! I set out today to capture the mixed emotions of sadness and progress but the light wasn’t very good and I was unsatisfied with the results.

As I was looking at one of the buildings under construction, I saw the overlap of natural trees with a manmade tree of scaffolding and got to thinking this might symbolize transition from Chlorophyll to Concrete; hence the title of the photo.

I don’t think this will score very well; it's not that interesting of a subject; maybe 30th - 50th percentile. But maybe it will speak to people on different levels and maybe it will convey some of the emotions I feel looking at this scene.

Post Processing
• Rotate
• Convert from RAW
• Crop
• Sharpen (Unsharp mask)
• Correct Color (Curves Layer)
• Boost Tree Saturation (Hue/Saturation Layer, Green and Yellow Channels)
• Further Adjust Greens/Yellows (Selective Color Layer)
• Crop Further
• Resize (Bicubic Sharper)
• Save for Web

Camera Data
• Nikon D200
• 2007/06/10 19:30:56.1
• RAW (12-bit)
• Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
• Color
• Lens: VR 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 G
• Focal Length: 90mm
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Metering Mode: Spot
• 1/90 sec - F/10
• Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
• Sensitivity: ISO 100
• Optimize Image: Vivid
• White Balance: Auto
• AF Mode: AF-S
• Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
• Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
• Tone Comp.: Normal
• Hue Adjustment: 0°
• Saturation: Enhanced
• Sharpening: Medium high
• Image Comment:
• Long Exposure NR: Off
• High ISO NR: Off

Place: 231 out of 304
Avg (all users): 5.0227
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 4.8793
Avg (non-participants): 5.1351
Views since voting: 732
Views during voting: 195
Votes: 132
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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06/20/2007 08:14:07 AM
Thanks for the detailed description of your thoughts. I don't really like the image (sorry :) ), but I like reading about how people come up with images, and technical details about the image. It shows you are thinking, involved in the process, self-assessing and learning, and lets others join in that process. I hate opening post-challenge images, and all you get is comments "N/A". Thanks for sharing. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/14/2007 11:41:24 AM
i like the stairs.
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06/14/2007 12:35:03 AM
You kind of lost me but like image. psart
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