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In The Face Of Adversity
In The Face Of Adversity

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Challenge: Harsh Environments II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Parliament Square, London
Date: Mar 16, 2008
Aperture: f10
ISO: 100
Shutter: various
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2008

Shot at the London GTG - there's probably a few of these in the challenge but it was really crappy weather and the photo opportunities were limited. I had a second set without the bus in it but I preferred it with the red of the bus, even though it obscures some of the building. Also, I left the birds in around Big Ben...those aren't dust spots :)

PP: 3 stop AEB HDR from JPG, healing out dust and rain drops on lens, additional tonemapping on Big Ben, sharpening, sharpen edges, usm, noise ninja, burning of clouds and building, selective colour to make reds and yellow more punchy for warmth, border, resize, save for web.

Place: 26 out of 129
Avg (all users): 6.0506
Avg (commenters): 6.9167
Avg (participants): 5.4681
Avg (non-participants): 6.2595
Views since voting: 847
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 178
Comments: 15
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03/26/2008 06:13:05 AM
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03/24/2008 01:35:03 PM
Cunning use of a bus to hide a whole bunch of cold, wet, DPC'ers standing over the road :- )

Nice shot mate.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2008 02:25:21 PM
Excellent treatment of the clouds - makes for a really good backdrop to the foreground colors and subject of the image. Excellent use of blur to convey the motion of the bus. One of my favorites of the challenge.
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03/23/2008 07:33:26 AM
Not a fan of this processing with this image, too inconsistent and unnatural, for me at least with this subject.
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03/22/2008 11:49:55 PM
Love the colors, clouds and movement.
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03/22/2008 08:48:37 PM
A bit heavy handed on the processing, the guys faces is way to red and stands out. The motion blur of the bus and the flags adds a nice touch.
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03/22/2008 11:53:49 AM
I really like this composition. I wonder if it might have been over sharpened a bit. The bent perspective doesn't hurt at all. The towers lean to the right might well have been intentional!!! Nice image.
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03/20/2008 03:36:35 PM
Nick? Interesting processing - the composition is superb, especially with the pedestrian walking into the framein front of the bus (was that one of our group?). Have you tried a perspective corection? The trouble with that, I guess, is that you would probably lose the pedestrian and the front/rear of the bus, which are currently strong compositional elements. Overall, I like this, and it certainly fits well with my memory of the scene,
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03/20/2008 02:01:02 PM
I find this pic oversaturated. Would like to see it B+W.
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03/20/2008 01:49:00 PM
Nice, though Big Ben seems a bit oversaturated and oversharpened.
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03/18/2008 10:15:57 PM
Very strong image. 10
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03/18/2008 04:19:34 PM
Very dramatic looking, so much so that some technicals may be overlooked - the tower looks like a pixel mosaic and there appears to be some oversharpening. The dark sky looming above the Big Ben, coupled with the "Peace" sign and demonstration make the picture.
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03/17/2008 11:42:32 PM
nice effect with the clouds
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03/17/2008 10:09:55 PM
Nice image, it seems a little tight cropped, nice motion in the middle, good colors, good take, 7.
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03/17/2008 08:49:22 PM
color is very vibrant but the yellow on the tower is a bit overdone
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