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Dalhousie Bound
Dalhousie Bound

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Challenge: Street Photography II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Calgary, Alberta - Downtown
Date: Jul 27, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2007

I was out taking photos this afternoon and just before my train came I realized that there was a shot in the making right in front of me. I was zeroed in the exposure and quickly composed my shot. Not bad for a shot where I practically smacked myself in the face with the camera!

Nikon D50
2007/07/26 18:39:45.3
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/500 sec - F/8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Shade
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Medium High
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off

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Place: 50 out of 215
Avg (all users): 5.9835
Avg (commenters): 6.6364
Avg (participants): 5.9551
Avg (non-participants): 6.0108
Views since voting: 715
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 182
Comments: 12
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08/08/2007 03:39:02 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I like this photo! I'm standing on the street waiting for the train in a surreal world. I'll admit my first reaction was...ow! too much smoothness! But I prefer pinepple's considered characterization of the graphic quality of the image much better than my first impression.

I like the drama of the lines. The graphic tones and patterns they create are really quite pleasing. There are enough plain spaces to balance the patterns. Plenty to lead the eye around the photo and let the viewer explore the scene.

I least like the slicing in half of the man in the lower left. It's not that he's cut off by the frame but that 50% or less of him is showing...just feels haphazard. I do like that he along with the other people waiting provide a lead-in for the viewer, though. At the other edge of the frame the foliage has quite a dramatic contrast (maybe too much) but is also, like the man, sliced in half. On the whole, I think the composition is there but the edges of the frame are being ignored.

Overall, a fine image with impact and moment. Well seen!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2007 05:03:33 PM
Nice contrast, timing, and composition. You've actually made the C-Train look half interesting!
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08/02/2007 03:53:48 AM
Fantastic image, is this an HDR? Just fantastic light, tones, and crisp images in this urban beauty. 10
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08/01/2007 01:18:47 PM
Black and whites works really good here, well done.
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08/01/2007 12:11:11 AM
Nice tones and an interesting scene.
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07/30/2007 10:15:02 PM
In the tonality it appears an ink-wash graphic rather than a photo. Sterile in a way (I mean sort of clinically clean which is not really the human condition) - but really rather outstanding in another way. 8.
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07/30/2007 08:55:46 PM
lot of contrast which i think is good, but it looks artificial.
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07/30/2007 03:54:40 PM
Nice capture - Nice smooth tones to this.
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07/30/2007 01:03:43 PM
Too much going on. Not sure what I'm supposed to look at?! The bus?
Also, the general impression seems very black, and the whites gray.
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07/30/2007 10:58:59 AM
Nice black and white.
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07/30/2007 09:39:21 AM
Sky is over edited for this shot
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07/30/2007 12:11:52 AM
I like the hint of lavender in the duotone. Great perspective, light and shadow.
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