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Gray Day
Gray Day

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Challenge: Black and White in Color II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Pentax
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: Feb 21, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Cityscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 22, 2008

Standing under an overhang in the rain on the second level of the Embarcadero Center, overlooking Justin Herman Plaza. I actually was walking across the plaza not too long ago and noticing the varying shades of gray on a foggy day, which prompted me to suggest this challenge, only to find it had been done before. Even though its been rainy instead of foggy out here this week, I wanted to capture the same scene for this challenge. Unfortunately it really started to pour just after I got there, so I started looking for angles where I could shoot from a relatively sheltered location, which is how I stumbled upon this spot.

Not expecting much from this shot, maybe mid 5s, but could be a lot lower in a challenge that will likely be filled with a lot of graphic studio shots.

I do expect this one to get challenged, but there was very little done to it. Opened in RAW, adjusted WB temp, contrast and exposure, levels, added a warming photo filter, three-pass USM per the discussion in the recent thread, resize, USM again, border, s4W.

Place: 129 out of 249
Avg (all users): 5.2563
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1481
Avg (non-participants): 5.3305
Views since voting: 785
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 199
Comments: 2
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/29/2008 09:21:06 AM
I like the perspective of this shot
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02/27/2008 08:56:45 PM
Wonderful composition.
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