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Challenge: Curves II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Location: UK
Date: Mar 30, 2008
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2008

Wanted a 'different' take on the curves so this is it

est score - 5.6
dream score - 6.6

Im not sure the new voting mob will warm to my editing

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 206
Avg (all users): 6.7867
Avg (commenters): 8.5294
Avg (participants): 6.5467
Avg (non-participants): 7.0267
Views since voting: 2123
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 150
Comments: 31
Favorites: 9 (view)


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04/08/2008 10:20:44 PM
This is a great shot. Definitely belongs in the top 10.
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04/08/2008 10:59:04 AM
MAK! I thought this was you -- and I'm so glad it was because I KNEW this one was going to be a top finisher. I wish it would have finished in the top 3 tho! It has the kind of feel that makes you want to hang it on your wall and "go there" often. Every day.

You are SO talented!

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04/07/2008 09:47:48 PM
Great composition, and processing. Surprised to see this do well, since the curves were made possible with fisheye lens only, but still a great photo regardless, congrats on a top ten!
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04/07/2008 09:25:50 PM
i L-O-V-E your editing.
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04/07/2008 07:15:07 PM
Fantastic job, MAK! Congrats on top 10!
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04/07/2008 02:24:29 PM
Better than the dream score and making the top10, wtg!
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04/07/2008 01:11:40 PM
It's perfect.
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04/07/2008 12:58:58 AM
Great picture, excellent processing and details, fantastic mood in it!
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04/07/2008 12:26:40 AM
Nice one Marak. In truth this one didn't really do much for me (in comparison that one you posted today for the 14d HDR kicks SO much ass it's unreal). I think it's the toning which bugs me - in b&w shots I personally like the blacks to be black with stronger contrast. The voters all love it though :)
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04/07/2008 12:08:26 AM
Really like the processing, and the fisheye effect.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2008 11:40:58 PM
This is awesome! See ya on the front page tomorrow...
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04/06/2008 11:15:34 PM
This is fantastic. Storybook-like feel to it.
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04/06/2008 05:52:07 PM
Not sure how everyone else will take this....But I LIKE it!!
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04/06/2008 12:46:59 PM
great use of the wide angle to create the curves.
nice job on the b/w (and maybe some tone mapping as well).

processing smells a bit like MAK.

my pick for the blue.
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04/05/2008 10:49:55 PM
Great composition, and I like the idea of creating curves from straight lines using a fisheye. The HDR treatment is a bit too much for my tastes.
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04/05/2008 09:53:54 PM
HDR really well done. I'm normally one to like it subtle to help with the exposure or if done right to get a real HDR style of effect, it should look sharp like this. Clever way to get a shot like this for the challenge using the wide angle ;) It's sorta Harry Potterisque.
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04/04/2008 10:42:50 PM
Nice processing.
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04/04/2008 08:48:11 AM
To be honest...I didn't like this at first. But the more I look at it, the more it draws me in. I really like the high contrast. I love that it's in black and white. And the more I study this one, the more I love the distortion of the wider angle lens. Very nice shot.
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04/03/2008 09:28:26 AM
This looks like a scene out of Harry Potter or something.
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04/02/2008 07:33:31 AM
great! 10
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03/31/2008 08:34:39 PM
awesome photo. Like the curves caused by the lense. beautiful black and white. 9
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03/31/2008 04:54:28 PM
yep so cool 9
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03/31/2008 11:02:28 AM
How cool is THAT! MAK is that you???? I hope so, because I'm expecting to see this one on the front page. It is AWESOME!
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03/31/2008 11:01:59 AM
very cool
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03/31/2008 10:41:04 AM
I love this picture! My favorite so far!
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03/31/2008 10:23:15 AM
Nice! I like how your lens has made curves where normally there would be none. A creative take on the challenge.
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03/31/2008 08:06:08 AM
Nice shot but a little candied-up for me. I'd love to see this one closer to it's real state. My bet, a Top 5 or a Ribbon.
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03/31/2008 07:49:11 AM
Even though it's a bit overdone, I like the comic book effect.
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03/31/2008 07:47:27 AM
wonderful curvy distortion!! I'm not always a big fan of this editing, but it works so well with this shot! : )
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03/31/2008 06:08:17 AM
That is just awesome. In black and white - it takes on a totally different feel. Like a charcoal drawing.
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03/31/2008 01:40:03 AM
Excellent! Reminds me of drawing with a pencil, which I used to do a lot when in the past. To pick nits, the sky looks uh, unnatural.
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