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Firenze Risplendente
Firenze Risplendente

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Challenge: Best of 2008 (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: Feb 19, 2008
Aperture: f/10
ISO: ISO-100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2009

Taken from the top of Florence Basilica. I didn't realise quite what I had captured until I came to looking through these photos a month or so after I shot them - hence why I've not entered this particular shot for anything this year.

PP Tonemapped in Photomatix, levels, curves, some dodging and burning, removed dust spots, crop, resize, sharpen, border, SFW.

Had to do a hasty re-edit in the final hour as I realised i'd probably broken the rules - not sure it looks quite as good but there you go.

Place: 157 out of 531
Avg (all users): 5.9917
Avg (commenters): 6.6429
Avg (participants): 5.9669
Avg (non-participants): 6.0678
Views since voting: 820
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 240
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/25/2009 03:48:41 PM
im a big fan of heavy PP but for some reason the sky and clouds looks off to me, otherwise an excellent view!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 07:15:15 PM
feels like the bottom half feels a little oversharpened or something, can't quite put my finger on it, but overall very nice.
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01/21/2009 09:47:04 PM
Very dark and foreboding. Straight out of the middle ages.
01/21/2009 09:27:59 PM
What a beautiful old city. Risplendent -
01/21/2009 07:38:22 PM
Rich detail and great tones. The lighting is terrific. Love it.
01/18/2009 07:31:54 PM
A little blown out in the top left of the photo, but overall a great photo. 9.
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01/18/2009 10:27:04 AM
Nice job, crisp and clean, brilliant DOF, leading lines compliment this very well , vibrant colours, nice job well done
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01/17/2009 08:33:39 PM

I'm in awe!
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01/17/2009 01:57:08 PM
interesting shot...
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01/17/2009 07:09:17 AM
the light on the city below and the hills beyond is really nice - but there are the typical pixelation issues in the details that are often seen with tonemapping
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01/16/2009 07:16:22 PM
A little too much burning done on the cloud's highlights. I like all the detail captured, but not sure about the PP work. Anyway I still like it, 7
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01/16/2009 05:38:49 PM
Awesome capture.
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01/16/2009 04:51:37 PM
I like the composition, I like the light play, I like the angle of view, I don't like the processing...it doesn't look like a photograph
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01/16/2009 01:39:52 PM
Opps, I already gave out a few tens, noe how am I going to score this?? Fifteen?? Extraordinary!
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01/16/2009 11:58:26 AM
ahh! che bella!

nice POV too :)
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01/16/2009 12:49:48 AM
Although I am an American, I have lived in Firenze off and on for 40 years. This is a splendid view of one of my favorite cities, one I can call home. Ciao, bello. or is it bella?
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