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Challenge: Grey (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG HSM for Nikon
Location: Esplanade Singapore
Date: Jan 26, 2009
Aperture: F13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100s - 1/400s
Galleries: Cityscape, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2009

Wow!! thanks a lot for the votes. did not expect this at all. I do like the image a lot, but I expected the voters to vote this down as it is a desat.

Andrew...9th Feb09

First time taking the singapore skyline from this vantage point.
The 3 structures being built on the left are part of the multi-billion dollars Integrated resort being built in Singapore to increase tourism. This resort will house 1 of 2 Casinos planned. Scheduled to be open late 2010.

Capturing a grey citiscape is quite a challenge , thankfully the day was a bit of a grey and drab day. Did a HDR of 3 sequential shots, converted to B/W. Spent at least 2 long hours editing this shot trying to avoid the extremes and hopefully giving a surreal feel to the shot. Hope you all like it. I realize some will judge down because this is a conversion, so be it.

Andrew , 29th Jan 2009

Place: 4 out of 184
Avg (all users): 6.2239
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.3750
Avg (non-participants): 6.8333
Views since voting: 2651
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 134
Comments: 19
Favorites: 6 (view)

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02/12/2009 07:50:18 PM
Great B/W HDR image. congrats for HM.
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02/11/2009 03:47:41 PM
Congrats on the 4th place. Excellent shot!
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02/10/2009 08:30:17 AM
Congrats! Back in the groove for 2009!
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02/09/2009 01:34:08 PM
I love the processing on this, its so well done. Congratulations on your 5th place.
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02/09/2009 11:12:49 AM
This is so stunning! It's sad all 5 winners couldn't be winners this time. The top 5 photos are definitely worthy of top awards. Congratulations!

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02/09/2009 08:44:26 AM
I think your inclusion of the black border really shows that you don't have that much black in the actual image.

Also, its impressive that you still have a image with contrast despite the lack of extremes.
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02/09/2009 06:31:20 AM
It's hard to get a really good skyline/landscape in tones of gray and you did an EXCELLENT job with this - your work with it paid off nicely, I think. Suits this challenge very well. Congrats on the 5th place star thingie!
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02/09/2009 05:52:40 AM
Congrats on the HM! Nicely done.
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02/09/2009 12:52:32 AM
CONGRATS ON 5TH.Great image, I love it and choose it as a fav. Although I did not vote in this challenge...as I glanced over the entries, this one stood out. Now that it is over, I was very disappointed to see how many are giving out 1s 2s and 3s to "what IMO look like winners" This could have pulled in a ribbon had the low scorers surpressed their jealousy or whatever was going on with them. I repeat the comment of hahn23. This stood out as one to meet the challenge exactly. Great control (avoidance)of whites and blacks. Had I voted, this would have received a 9 or even 10 from me, and I give out only a few of these per challenge if any sometimes. But I will not give out a 1-2 and rarely a 3. If a photo is an apparent smack in the face to the challenge or voting community, I do not give it a low score, I just don't vote on it. But again that is an entrant that seems to be going out of their way be to go against the grain or rules etc.etc. I see too many great or good shots ending up with these 1s AND 2s. Yours did not deserve this.
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02/09/2009 12:14:47 AM
I shoudl have recoginsed Singapore, that's teh Fullerton on teh right isn't it? That shot can't be far from the F1 track is it? I love this, my highest scoring shot. Nice work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/08/2009 04:11:29 PM
This really says gray to me. Great job on control (avoidance) of the whites and blacks. Fits the challenge very well. 9
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02/08/2009 02:40:32 PM
this looks sooo futuristic
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02/08/2009 09:56:18 AM
The desat works for me in this as a grey image. Very nice perspective - love the shot!
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02/06/2009 03:45:56 AM
Beautiful work. Highly surreal. Would like a lesson on how you manipulated the original to produce the final image.
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02/05/2009 04:27:20 PM
One of my fav's in the challenge.
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02/04/2009 09:27:34 AM
This is outstanding, but I have read and re-read the description and to me it should be a color photo with grey. Am I wrong?
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02/03/2009 05:49:55 PM
Very nice image, I think it deserves to be placed at the top 3.
Well done! (10)
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02/02/2009 12:47:29 AM
Wonderful picture. Love the movement, the shapes, the detail. But though transformed to B/W, it doesn't capture "grey" to me. High marks for quality of shot, dinged for not being something naturally gray.
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02/02/2009 12:46:49 AM
Nice and Grey, even your shadows are grey here, good job. HDR is the way to go in this challenge I think.
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