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The Number 24
The Number 24
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Boats (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Durham, UK
Date: May 21, 2008
Aperture: f/2.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Black and White, Transportation
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2008

One of a long row of rowing boats on the River Wear, Durham. RAW conversion, monochrome conversion through channel mixer, overlay layer, smart sharpen, levels, some dodge and burn, resize, duotone. I also cloned out some small bits of dirt on the ground.

I really wish that I could be happy with my first edit - this is number seven and it's taken me ages!


POST-CHALLENGE:

Really pleased with the 6.5 score and a new PB - I wasn't expecting this to do that well at all. Thanks very much to everyone for the great comments.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 162
Avg (all users): 6.5670
Avg (commenters): 7.3684
Avg (participants): 6.2821
Avg (non-participants): 6.7586
Views since voting: 1412
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 194
Comments: 25
Favorites: 3 (view)


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06/03/2008 02:03:59 AM
This fully deserves the score it got - shame it didn't finish higher but that's high scoring challenges for you :-(

I particularly like the monochrome feel, the DOF, the detail on the ropes and chains on the right, the weathered flaky paint, and the patterns on the top. Great work!
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06/02/2008 09:05:18 PM
677020.jpgPostLuminous Award WINNER!
wonderful composition, selective focus, luminous exposure
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06/02/2008 09:16:26 AM
My top pick for the challenge. A delightful treat for the eye! Well seen and captured. :-)
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06/02/2008 07:13:26 AM
Good score but imo should have placed higher. Great photo!
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06/02/2008 03:10:41 AM
wonderful image - easily one of my favorites of this challenge!
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06/02/2008 01:01:34 AM
Congrats on your new presonal best! It's a really nice shot, and I like the B&W treatment a lot. And 14th place on top of all that. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/31/2008 11:40:28 PM
Good use of DOF but the first boat OOF like it is is somewhat distracting.
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05/31/2008 01:13:20 AM
love the pattern & B&W, nice use of DOF
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05/30/2008 09:03:40 PM
Well done all over.
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05/30/2008 06:14:10 PM
DOF works very well in this image. good job.
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05/30/2008 04:08:32 PM
2+4 is only 6 and 2x4 is only 8 neither of which are high enough scores for your photo. 10 sounds good to me.
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05/30/2008 11:00:06 AM
One of the best in the theme.
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05/29/2008 06:29:01 PM
Very nice use of shallow DOF, I like your choice of B&W, good composition.
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05/29/2008 12:12:15 AM
Well done and I like the overall tones to this.
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05/28/2008 11:51:07 PM
Nice lines and pattern. Good move with the B&W. Only suggestion maybe to cropped a bit less to show more of the pattern of boat ends...IMHO/7
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05/28/2008 01:12:58 PM
Artistic shot, thank you.
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05/27/2008 04:14:22 PM
good example of boat-keh 8
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05/27/2008 01:54:03 PM
Like the DOF & bokeh!
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05/26/2008 10:28:09 PM
good use of black and white here
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05/26/2008 08:11:26 PM
The blur in the bottom front is very distracting. I like the POV though.
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05/26/2008 07:35:15 PM
Love the DOF except for the OOF part in front, but I suppose that was unavoidable. Good B&W processing.
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05/26/2008 12:36:28 PM
Like it a lot.
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05/26/2008 11:21:21 AM
nice tone and I like the DOF and compostion
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05/26/2008 09:37:23 AM
The forefront is a bit distracting with the OOF chains but I love the progression/line up of boats you've captured!
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05/26/2008 12:49:03 AM
the symmetry and DOF is very effective - well done - 10
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