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The City Sleeps...The Wheel Turns
The City Sleeps...The Wheel Turns

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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Melbourne Australia
Date: May 29, 2008
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4 Seconds
Galleries: Cityscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2009

The Image: It was a great night for night photography, and the ferris wheel was spinning empty all night. 4 second exposure on the tripod.

The Edit: Converted a layer to black and white with my favourite tint, layer mask to do a selective desat on the wheel, levels, USM, some dodging and burning...I actually ran it through Neat Image, which I rarely used and masked that to only apply the noise reduction to selected parts of the image...that's it.

The Prediction: Is it my best image of 2009? No. Is it one I think might do OK...yes. Hope for high 6's but you never, ever know...

I might get criticised for the darkness or the distortion of the buildings with the wide angle, but that's OK. I might also get comments about the virtues of the selective desat. Some will love it, others won't...that's OK too :)

Place: 65 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.3750
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4148
Avg (non-participants): 6.2500
Views since voting: 1606
Views during voting: 409
Votes: 232
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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01/28/2009 09:56:56 AM
Love the way you have processed this the colour is stunning.
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01/25/2009 04:25:41 PM
I really enjoy the nice blue cool feeling this photo. Love the use of the frame. Congrats on the score.
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01/23/2009 07:27:30 AM
I like it Enzo.
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01/23/2009 04:35:47 AM
Wonderful Enzo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 11:08:37 PM
Cool shot! Really like that you left the color in the wheel. That's clever :)
Reminds me a bit of user AP's style. Very nicely capture and processed. (no vote)
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01/22/2009 07:42:35 PM
beautifully done! 9
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01/21/2009 08:37:39 AM
Congratulations, great capture!
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01/19/2009 05:39:54 PM
I'm bumping this up a point. The wheel turns an otherwise ordinary skyline-at-night scene into something playful and fun.
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01/18/2009 02:12:22 PM
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01/17/2009 04:12:19 PM
Nice blues on this. the slight colour on the wheel makes this photo for me. Would make a nice print.
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01/17/2009 10:53:02 AM
gorgeous, clean crisp lines with the softness of the water. well done indeed
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01/17/2009 09:31:33 AM
pretty blues, good capture
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01/16/2009 02:59:31 PM
love the high contrast approach here - and that ferris wheel is just the perfect addition to the shot
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01/16/2009 11:53:30 AM
Beautiful night shot...blue always looks so good.
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01/16/2009 10:24:43 AM
I like that the only colors are from the ferris wheel. This is lovely. I love how the lights create that glow in a night shot. The diagonal lines coming from the lights beneath the wheel send our eye up and over to the buildings. Great reflection. 8
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