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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Frankfurt
Date: Jan 24, 2009
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/13, 1/30, 1/4
Galleries: Black and White, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2009

Couldn't decide at all this month. My two best shots are already in challenges, and my better Lensbaby shots are posted in that side challenge. Had lots of single tree shots - many I liked (I apparently like shooting single trees) and one I REALLY considered entering but figured people might be sick of trees by now, and there will probably be other "tree" outtakes in the FS.

So you get this one, which I did shoot to be a FS candidate. It's a three exposure HDR tonemapped kinda thing, and it did weird things to the moving people, which I like in an odd sort of way. I've shot from this position before but wanted to try it with more tonal range. So I took my thousand pound tripod and lugged it all over Frankfurt. For that reason alone I finally decided this one got to be the FS entry.

The other single tree outtakes and the rest of the Lensbaby considerations will be in my portfolio.

[Feb. 7th, 2009 05:22:25 PM]

So far no one has commented on the moving people ghosty things....

Original: 763630.jpg

Color version: 763632.jpg

Place: 86 out of 454
Avg (all users): 6.0331
Avg (commenters): 6.1667
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.1064
Views since voting: 912
Views during voting: 240
Votes: 151
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/11/2009 10:01:36 AM
I think I much prefer this one over the colour one! I could be a B&W junkie though...
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02/09/2009 08:31:18 PM
thousand pound tripod? No wonder you're in such stellar shape. :) Really great job on this, Deb! Brings back memories.
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02/08/2009 11:19:13 AM
I definitely like the black and white version. It's almost like there's a 3-d effect going on here. So I think you did a GREAT job with the tone-mapping. My eye keeps going to the clock too. Not sure what it is that keeps pulling me there. Fascinating photo.
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02/08/2009 07:00:57 AM
Deb, I was just looking at the distribution of scores here. Nothing less than a 4 - that's great. I thought it would score higher though. Well done!
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02/08/2009 04:28:23 AM
Stunning! You did such a great job.
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02/08/2009 02:27:16 AM
Told ya you get good responses! A post-lumie nomination, over-6 score, good on ya!

NO 1's, NO 2's, NO 3's, and only seven 4's... Amazing for an image that barely went over 6.0...

Message edited by author 2009-02-08 02:28:41.
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02/08/2009 12:57:24 AM
677021.jpgPostLuminous Award Nominee!
Superb, sharp, and SO LUMINOUS!!

endlessly fascinating image....
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02/08/2009 12:43:26 AM
wow deb .. this is such a brilliant photograph .. love the sense of distance and that huge expanse under cover .. your b&w processing is amazing and i love the moving ppl .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 12:57:31 PM
I liked your effects on this one.
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02/06/2009 05:48:36 PM
This is my own personal voting scale. It's merely an huble opinion, based on whatever limited photography knowledge I have. You have all right to agree/disagree with me.

Composition(2): 1
Focus/Sharpness(2): 2
Lighting/Exposure(2): 1
Meeting Challenge(2): 2
WOW factor(2): 1
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02/01/2009 08:57:03 PM
Great view, good Black and White HDR! 6
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02/01/2009 08:08:35 PM
nice abstract architecture, B&W serves this well.
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02/01/2009 04:42:53 PM
Nice tones.
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02/01/2009 03:28:51 PM
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