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Tribute : timj351's "Needle in Red" : Curves Apr 2002
Tribute : timj351's "Needle in Red" : Curves Apr 2002

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Challenge: Deja Vu III (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Seattle Washington, USA
Date: Sep 10, 2007
Aperture: F/29
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Cityscape, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Sep 10, 2007

Photographer’s Notes
Emulating the following Photo:
• Challenge: Curves
• Date: April 2002
• Title: Needle in Red
• Photographer: timj351 (Tim Jensen)
• Camera: Sony DSC-F707
• Aperture: F/5.6
• ISO: 400
• Shutter: 1/500
• Editing: Classic
For the record, Tim is a 9-ribbon-winner and a kind-of-a-sort-of-a-neighbor, which is to say we live in the same state less than 30 miles apart, but don’t know each other. He’s a fine photographer and it was a thrill for me to stand exactly where he stood, and capture exactly the subject he captured.

Obviously, these images were taken at different times of the day. The lighting and light direction are somewhat different. This is September. The original was taken in April. Get over it. If you divide our images in half … I like my right half better than his, and I like his left half better than mine.

This was fun … thanks, Tim, for the inspiration!

Also, Tim, I just hope I will get something close to your original score, which was awesome!

Post Processing
• Match Tim’s color scheme (Match Color)
• Correct color (Curves Layer)
• Match Tim’s Sky (Hue/Saturation 1 Layer)
• Remove Dirt from the Sculpture (Clone Stamp)
• Dodge & Burn (Overlay Layer)
• Mid-tone Contrast; Needle (Curves Layer)
• Reduce Blown Highlight (Curves, H/S, Clone)
• Resize (Bi-cubic sharper)
• Add minimal Border (Select All & Stroke)
• Save for Web

Camera Data
• Nikon D200
• 2005/09/10 12:50:03.4
• JPEG (8-bit) Fine
• Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
• Color
• Lens: VR 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 G
• Focal Length: 45mm
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
• 1/80 sec - F/29
• Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
• Sensitivity: ISO 640
• 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: On (Normal)

Place: 52 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.2129
Avg (commenters): 7.4167
Avg (participants): 6.1132
Avg (non-participants): 6.2647
Views since voting: 978
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 155
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2007 11:20:36 PM
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09/23/2007 11:33:42 AM
A definite improvement on the original…..10
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09/23/2007 09:53:39 AM
Different lighting, but otherwise identical. Very good.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/23/2007 02:56:24 AM
I had not seen this image before. So firstly...thankyou for bringing it to my attention. Secondly...I feel your version is a stronger image. Good work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/21/2007 12:19:15 PM
A wonderful emulation on the original! Love the flow of shapes and colors in both this one and the original. Love how you got the angle just right to replicate the sweep of the curve that cuts diagonally across the image from left to right. Colors are bold and vibrant and sharpness is spot on! Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/20/2007 08:08:38 PM
Excellent framing. I could see this on a wall somewhere. 7
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09/20/2007 07:23:39 PM
Better than the original.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/19/2007 07:05:29 PM
Guess what? You win the matchup against Tim. I like the reds of yours over the orangishness of his and yours is much, much sharper.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2007 01:12:17 PM
a tad better than the original (blame it on the camera)
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09/17/2007 02:14:48 PM
Even better then the original! Whilst I like this a lot I don't think it's as interesting as some of the other entries. A solid entry though
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09/17/2007 08:00:10 AM
What wonderful curves.
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09/17/2007 04:28:34 AM
very close. shadows are all wrong, yours is a little "reder" as the original looks orange next to yours. (i like yours better)
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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