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My Kind of Town
My Kind of Town
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date: Jun 16, 2008
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400 sec
Galleries: Cityscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2009

This was taken an hour or two before ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/871/120/691546.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/871/120/691546.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' (I'll have to look up the exact times...which I just did. This one was taken at 6:05 pm, the other one at 7:43 pm.). One can measure the quality of a photo in so many ways....I would consider this my best of '08 for a few reasons. First, I think it's pretty cool looking in general. Second, it has the potential to score pretty well (best according to DPC). Third, I'm not really a landscape/cityscape photographer, and we had just gotten the 10-22, so I think I did pretty well with a new lens and subject. It will be interesting to see where it lands!

Shot in RAW: adjusted white balance and exposure, converted to 16-bit TIFF.

Photomatix: tone-mapped, exported as 16-bit TIFF

PS:
Rotate
Crop
Curves
Dodge/Burn all over the place
Added the vignette
Cloned a couple tiny boats in the lake that looked like bits of crap at this size
Various color adjustments (B/W layer, selective color, hue/sat, etc.)
Resize
Smart Sharpen
Save for web

Statistics
Place: 119 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.1055
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2000
Avg (non-participants): 5.8070
Views since voting: 1130
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 237
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/23/2009 12:39:11 AM
This is an incredible shot. I'm really surprised it didn't do better.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/21/2009 05:23:54 PM
I see a white "W" flag flying over Wrigley. Cubs Win! Cubs Win! HaHaHa, good shot.
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01/21/2009 02:11:11 PM
Nicely done.
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01/21/2009 12:46:25 AM
This photo has an amazing look, I love the color
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01/21/2009 12:09:28 AM
Chicago from the Sears Tower?! Nice sharp photo. -BB
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01/19/2009 09:29:18 AM
great leading lines of the coast, sharp and clean details in all the buildings well done
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01/18/2009 07:18:16 PM
I like this photo a lot. Very nice capture of busy cityscape. 9.
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01/18/2009 02:52:29 PM
One of my ribbon picks. Outstanding in every way. Congratulations on creating a visual masterpiece.
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01/18/2009 09:24:02 AM
what a great view - a good day for shooting from Sears Tower - but i don't like the vignette at the top of the image - i understand the reason to focus on the city, but I like my clouds light and cheery...

also, the angle of the shot and wide angle seems to distort the shapes of the building too much
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01/17/2009 11:39:36 AM
your rather high up...nice angle
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01/16/2009 05:52:14 PM
awesome capture.
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01/16/2009 03:23:24 PM
Cool view of Chicago. I haven't seen a shot quite like this one so nice job.
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01/16/2009 09:42:51 AM
Beautifully captured & processed! 8
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