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Calm Before The Storm
Calm Before The Storm

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D40X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Florence, Italy
Date: Mar 19, 2008
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: ISO-125
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Cityscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2008

This is taken from the top of the tower I shot in this picture -> [thumb]662706[/thumb]

Unfortunately the day I went up this time the sky wasn't quite as dramatic. C'est la vie.

It's a shame this can't be seen in high res, the resize really destroys a lot of the detail.

pp Slight crop, tonemapped, slight dodging/burning on the sky, resize, frame, save for web.

Place: 106 out of 500
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Avg (commenters): 7.5000
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Views since voting: 1731
Views during voting: 228
Votes: 149
Comments: 7
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04/24/2008 08:20:22 AM
Florence is amazing
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2008 03:02:08 PM
Quite strange seeing this, even though it is a pretty famous landmark, as a similar photo was entered in my local photography societies annual print competition. The phenomenally deep depth of field is key to the success of this phot, I feel, combined with the impressive level of detail in the cathdral itself. Excellent work.
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04/03/2008 06:31:40 AM
been there, done that! a great vantage point from the hundreds of steps to the top of the tower...hope you are fit! I bumped my lenshood of me 18-200VR near the top squeezing through the tight passages and I broke it...it still works OK...did you see the mark I left behind on the wall though? :)

OK, the image now, just think the dodge and burn lets this down, other than that, nice
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04/02/2008 06:01:14 PM
aah, firenze, beautiful city, been there a few years back.
really like the warm cororing you chose here, maybe just a little too much processing in the clouds...
otherwise great shot
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04/02/2008 01:38:28 PM
This has a very complimentary border. It definitely helps enhance the mood of the sky. -BB
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04/02/2008 12:48:03 AM
Ahh, the Duomo, one of my favorite places. Beautiful capture.
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04/01/2008 10:41:40 PM
Nice crop and placement of the horizon. Looks like an interesting place but it is a little busy for me. I am trying to focus more on the building in the foreground but find myself trying to pick out the details in the background.
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