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A Little Shelter
3rd PlaceA Little Shelter
roba


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Perspective V (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: Dec 22, 2007
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/6th sec
Galleries: Humorous, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Dec 23, 2007

My wife standing on a ledge at Kerry Park. Shot through the sculpture there (treading on ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' caba's ground) ;O)

It was pretty windy, and she was freeeeezing. We lucked out, and got there just before the clouds completely covered the needle. We setup for a different shot right after this, and got nothing but clouds.

Turned out exactly like i'd planned. :O)

pp:
convert from raw in LR with 2 different lighting exposures.
re-combined in CS3
crop
straighten
curves to brighten the needle structure
& darken the sculpture
levels, hue, selective color on statue, sky, umbrella, hand & jeans
sepia filter on statue
cloned out a bunch of rain drops on the statue
surface blur on sky, buildings, umbrella & raincoat
dodged the smoke stack
cloned out some very minor fringing (2px)
around the umbrella & raincoat
resize
usm
sfw



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Post Challenge:

Wow... thanks to everyone for the votes & comments! Really glad this hung in there, as I thought there were a lot of great images in this challenge :O)


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 148
Avg (all users): 6.9588
Avg (commenters): 8.2273
Avg (participants): 6.7097
Avg (non-participants): 7.1019
Views since voting: 8447
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 170
Comments: 45
Favorites: 8 (view)


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07/11/2008 02:35:25 PM
outstanding idea...the focus really adds greatly to the overall theme...congrats on the ribbon mate
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12/31/2007 11:03:49 PM
Gotta love those boots ! :) Congrats!!
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12/31/2007 07:05:30 PM
A beautiful shot, well composed/congratulations
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12/31/2007 04:25:40 PM
just a great cool shot, and well deserved ribbon ;-) nice one
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12/31/2007 10:28:18 AM
I gave it a 10 ... congrats!
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12/31/2007 10:09:05 AM
congrats/well done
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12/31/2007 09:45:11 AM
Congrats a very cool image and idea!!
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12/31/2007 09:38:51 AM
Congrats Rob third ribbon in your tree last entries ....and i was so close to this beautiful photo..

Message edited by author 2007-12-31 09:39:45.
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12/31/2007 08:05:11 AM
Congrats! Well done!
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12/31/2007 05:27:23 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! Beautiful shot!
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12/31/2007 04:37:18 AM
Congrats on the yellow, seems you're on a roll!
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12/31/2007 03:02:07 AM
congrats on the ribbon! It's a cool shot!
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12/31/2007 02:53:16 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. Well deserved - I knew this was a good one.
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12/31/2007 02:09:52 AM
Give the rewards to your wife on the ledge where the umbrella could have taken her over, great shot
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12/31/2007 01:42:58 AM
Waaaaayyy to go, Rob! Great job, congrats!
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12/31/2007 01:27:42 AM
This was one of my favourites, nice to see it did well. Congratulations on the ribbon, Robert.
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12/31/2007 01:24:15 AM
Way to go, got to love Kerry park, well deserved ribbon!
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12/31/2007 12:40:11 AM
Wow. I voted this a 9 but did not think it would ribbon. My favorites don't always do well. Nice to see a unique perspective of the Needle. Good job and congrats!
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12/31/2007 12:30:53 AM
My goodness! How delightful and colorful your profile is looking with a ribbon beside each of your last 3 challenge entries :) And well deserved each one! Congratulations on amazing photographs!

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12/31/2007 12:19:27 AM
This was my pick for the Blue and I gave it a 10...no disrespect to the other guys, I just love the moodiness and atmosphere of the sky. Well done on the ribbon
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12/31/2007 12:05:13 AM
Nice to see a ribbon with a little heart and humor. Lovely photo, thank you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/30/2007 05:58:07 PM
One of the best shots in this challenge.
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12/30/2007 04:00:15 PM
really cool image, i love the framing and how the person a nd the tower are sharp, and all of the background blurred. The tower cos of umbrella, looks like a toy
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12/30/2007 12:20:09 PM
I can't tell how this is going to score but it is definitely my favorite of the challenge and this was a very good challenge. So many great entries. I love this shot!
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12/30/2007 02:32:45 AM
Funny, good use of the sculpture, those are some crazy boots
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12/29/2007 09:47:37 PM
Very awesome shot. And the colors MAKE it happen.
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12/29/2007 07:54:49 PM
Very nice shot! Very creative!! 10
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12/29/2007 05:29:36 PM
Fantastic photo, colors are just amazing. Wonderful idea, and quite well done.
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12/28/2007 01:11:34 PM
Unusual image with lots of colour, energy and fun together with clever framing. Works.
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12/28/2007 12:02:08 PM
Kerry Park!
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12/27/2007 11:34:50 PM
Very Clever, and the splashes of yellow and red really this photo to life.
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12/27/2007 09:31:44 AM
Made me giggle... fits the bill
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12/26/2007 09:57:41 AM
Nice composition, perspective, and colors! Great shot!
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12/25/2007 08:59:24 AM
Extremely apt entry for this challenge - very well thought out and executed. The color against all that gray adds a wonderful touch of whimsy and fun.
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12/25/2007 04:22:02 AM
Great idea, I am sure they appreciate the cover :-)
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12/24/2007 10:51:34 PM
i really like the way 'perspective' is illustrated in this photo. and it looks dangerous!
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12/24/2007 07:55:54 PM
You got your colors right. nice shot -7
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12/24/2007 10:48:08 AM
Smart catch
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12/24/2007 10:04:55 AM
Wow this is striking, well done.
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12/24/2007 07:28:42 AM
nice idea and colors, but I find the foreground object quite distracting and unnecessary
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12/24/2007 03:46:50 AM
good job! although the bg does seem a bit artificially blurred.
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12/24/2007 02:27:39 AM
Great shot
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12/24/2007 02:08:31 AM
bumping up to 10, this will win...congrats in advance
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12/24/2007 12:28:18 AM
cute
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12/24/2007 12:24:37 AM
I love this idea, but the lighting on the subject is a little harsh.
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