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Fog on Richmond Hill, 2.30am
Fog on Richmond Hill, 2.30am
Quasimojo


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Challenge: Perspective V (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-D30
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Richmond Hill, London
Date: Dec 23, 2007
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1s
Date Uploaded: Dec 23, 2007

We've had some serious fog around here so getting out to do some impressive perspective shots has been hard. The relevance to the challenge is that the lines of perspective are there, leading away to infinity - it's just not the dominant element in the image.

The lighting from the street lights were putting out amazing rays through the haze of the fog and I tried my best to capture it. It was sub zero outside and messing about with Xmas Party drunks during long exposures and the cold was definitely challenging in itself..!! Once guy stopped right in frame and whilst he wasn't there for the whole exposure he was there long enough to leave a really spooky impression. The lights behind him are from a moving car. All in all a quite nicely dramatic and eerie scene, with perspective :)

pp: to B&W from RAW, blacks, contrast, levels, usm, noise ninja. I tried burning in the tree where the street lamp light overpowers it but it looked too artificial, so I left it alone.

Post Challenge: I'll get crucified if I moan about 20th place on this one or the score, but in truth I really expected it to do better. I love this shot and is one of my personal faves - going to need some help from some of you with some decent PP on it before I print it, but will post in the forum. I'm not bad with ps but I think I've still got a way to go.

Thanks for all the comments, votes and feedback - it really is much appreciated...

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Statistics
Place: 20 out of 148
Avg (all users): 6.3690
Avg (commenters): 8.4118
Avg (participants): 6.1111
Avg (non-participants): 6.5238
Views since voting: 1429
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 168
Comments: 22
Favorites: 6 (view)


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01/17/2008 12:01:35 AM
wow nice work! i like this shot alot. very dramatic image really catches your eye with the fog and the black and white looks really classy.
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12/31/2007 08:59:28 PM
haunting, beautiful photo!
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12/31/2007 01:02:45 AM
Deb's right! just look at your faves. Well Done!

edited to say i also gave it a 10 :)

Message edited by author 2007-12-31 01:03:31.
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12/31/2007 12:15:01 AM
Hopefully you're a bit more satisfied with this result. :-) Note the difference in the commenter average - this means you struck a very strong chord with a fairly good sized piece of the community. And thank you for not burning the tree.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/30/2007 05:24:34 PM
Awesome lighting effect and the blurred subject really works. Very nice.
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12/30/2007 03:38:19 PM
loveley, myserious and nostalgic, a tenner for ya ;)
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12/30/2007 01:59:59 AM
amazing
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12/29/2007 03:08:01 PM
holy shit
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12/29/2007 07:02:10 AM
Beautiful, very Orson Welles
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12/28/2007 10:08:43 AM
I like the fact that he appears to almost be an apparition. COOL
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12/28/2007 01:10:06 AM
Another self portrait Joe? Very ghostly
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12/27/2007 11:22:07 PM
Its beginning to look a lot-like-a-favorite ;) 10
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12/27/2007 01:52:59 PM
Wonderfully indulgent. Great use of light and good conversion.
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12/26/2007 07:45:36 PM
This is really neat, love the black and white, great blown out highlights, really neat effect, 8 from me
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12/26/2007 03:28:46 PM
Thanks, now I'm gonna have the "Twilight Zone" theme stuck in my head all afternoon! Excellent. A "9" and a fave.
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12/26/2007 07:12:44 AM
Magical and totally entrancing. Almost unworldly. Very well seen, and LOVE the choice of exposure to get the glow. Would not even be close to the same picture without the guy, and without him apparently in a suit. Very nice work.
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12/25/2007 05:27:07 AM
i just like it, it's unusal
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12/25/2007 03:43:33 AM
WAUW!! maybe not to the taste of many DPC-ers, but I LOVE IT!! looks like a still from a film. >10
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12/25/2007 03:17:28 AM
Too surreal for me ! - 6
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12/24/2007 10:53:53 AM
Nicely evocative photo. Stood out for me in this challenge.
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12/24/2007 12:29:04 AM
have been there...Alex Saberi territory

great image, very dramatic
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12/24/2007 12:20:56 AM
this is SO freakin cool!
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