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Challenge: Boats (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Williamstown, Melbourne Australia
Date: May 24, 2008
Aperture: F18
ISO: 200
Shutter: 5 Seconds
Galleries: Black and White, Water
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2008

The Image: My favourite place, early in the morning. Got there in the dark, armed with mobile phone. This is not near where I was threatened by that bad man, it is in a more public place...still a danger at this time of the morning. Took this on a tripod with a 5 second exposure.

The Edit: Black and white, tint, Smart Sharpen, Noise Ninja adjustment layer, cloned a couple of sendor dust spots...levels, dodge and burn.

The Prediction: By now, people are getting sick of my water shots...mid sixes?

Post Challenge: This started life under 5, and just kept creeping upwards for a week. I was quite surprised that it finished top 10. I agree with some of the comments about the vignetting. But I wanted a real nighttime look to capture what was really there.

Thanks for the votes and comments everyone.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 162
Avg (all users): 6.6906
Avg (commenters): 7.9333
Avg (participants): 6.3099
Avg (non-participants): 6.9364
Views since voting: 2727
Views during voting: 410
Votes: 181
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/13/2008 01:13:11 AM
I love it when i'm right. Congrats on your top ten finsh.
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06/03/2008 03:11:54 AM
Beautiful Enzo as always, congrats on the great finish.
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06/02/2008 04:34:24 PM
Well Enzo you pulled out another photo worthy of the front page, well done.
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06/02/2008 09:40:11 AM
Congrats on top ten. This is a beautiful shot and deserves the front page!
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06/02/2008 09:12:42 AM
Classic Enzo. I didn't vote on this - but wow.
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06/02/2008 06:22:04 AM
I love the lighting in this! This should have done better!
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06/02/2008 03:27:16 AM
Stunning! I'll never get sick of your water shots, Enzo. Or any others of yours either, for that matter. Congrats on top 10. Very well deserved.
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06/02/2008 03:06:59 AM
Who had thought this was your shot, Enzo :-P
Congrats on your top 10 finish!
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06/02/2008 01:42:51 AM
i KNEW you would be in this :) nice shot as always Enzo :)
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06/02/2008 12:08:33 AM
WOW .. you are on such a roll ..
you can do no wrong .. !!!
very impressive photograph and process .. i can see why this is your favourite place ... its stunning .. congratulatios on another great score and an excellent place in a challenge .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/01/2008 04:35:38 AM
Very moody, attractive, with a good exposure and an excellent toning.
I could appreciate it even more with less vignetting added above and below.
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05/31/2008 07:41:49 PM
I'm really curious how you got this effect. It looks like it really is night and you've just utilized the city glow. If so I'm really impressed! I haven't gotten any of my night pictures to look nearly so good yet.
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05/31/2008 07:05:11 PM
Beautifully blue. An eight for you.
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05/31/2008 01:13:17 AM
Amazingly clear for a night shot. Bumping Up.
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05/29/2008 11:03:22 PM
That is beautiful, awesome colors.
All of the masts look great against the night sky.
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05/29/2008 06:48:56 PM
Totally cool. I gotta give it a 10.
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05/28/2008 11:57:26 PM
Looks like the slow shutter speed cused some blur. I still like it. My first two submissions have ben said to be too dark-similar to yours....I like it because the viewer has to look a little harder for the subtle details and stayes interested longer. I think any low scores you may get will be from the fast raters who don't take much time in viewing...Its a 7
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05/28/2008 06:29:19 PM
Good viewpoint and post processing.
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05/27/2008 11:21:05 PM
I wish the black border at the top blended as well as at the bottom, and maybe a little less width on each, but that's minor on a shot that I otherwise love. Soooo peaceful :)
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05/27/2008 10:25:14 PM
Really love this one. The tones you used are superb. Top 10.
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05/27/2008 03:08:33 PM
good photo, the dark areas on the top and bottom take from the shot IMO, good blues and clarity though
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05/26/2008 08:05:35 PM
The PP on this is very nice... beautiful image. The softness gives it the feel of a misty evening. 8
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05/26/2008 06:55:09 PM
I love you style. Very recognisable. :p
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05/26/2008 09:46:55 AM
Glorious color and perfect composition! Bravo!
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05/26/2008 07:55:30 AM
Beautiful! Maybe a tiny bit too far on the dark side...
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05/26/2008 12:53:03 AM
I like the masts...
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