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Challenge: Tilted Horizon (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D2H
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Camden
Date: Feb 14, 2009
Aperture: 9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 100
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2009


[Feb. 19th, 2009 01:41:02 PM]

This is the Ben Franklin Bridge and Philadelphia in the background, taken from across the Delaware River, in Camden, NJ.

I was going to take a break on shooting this bridge, but was driving to Philadelphia from NYC and the weather was just spectacular, had to give it a go. I don't generally like shooting the same subject, unless I can improve on it, and with low flying clouds before sunset you can't beat that.

Post-Processing:

Imported RAW file into CS3

Conversion:
Increased 'Recovery' to 100%
Increased Contrast + Exposure
Brightened 'Darks', Darkened 'Shadows'
Tweaked Colors to make oranges more red, cyans more blue

CS3:
Crop to 8"
Cloned out sensor crud visible in sky
Select Black Point on bridge
Selective Color/Replace Color/Hue&Sat to bring out the reds & blues a bit
Curves/Levels for Contrast
Selective Color > Neutrals > Increase Blacks, to take out the gray pixels
Resize 640px
USM 500%/2/0
Neat Image
USM ~200%/2/0
Add Border
Save for Web

*****

PB and a Ribbon!!! oh man, thanks for the votes and comments!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 176
Avg (all users): 7.2426
Avg (commenters): 8.3810
Avg (participants): 6.8833
Avg (non-participants): 7.3944
Views since voting: 6010
Views during voting: 390
Votes: 202
Comments: 58
Favorites: 21 (view)


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02/22/2010 04:15:08 PM
this is stunning still!!
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11/30/2009 06:32:12 PM
Oh my God, I never seen this before. No way!!!
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03/17/2009 04:30:55 AM
wow adam .. how did i miss this ... ?!!!
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BLUE, A PB AND THE MOST EXCELLENT AND BEAUTIFUL IMAGE ..
lol .. looks like the voters reckon you 'improved' on this .. !!..:)
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03/01/2009 06:48:31 PM
Every time I look at this shot, I like it better and better. The colours are outstanding.
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02/28/2009 05:59:03 PM
Ditto what ChrisW123 said-- it's perfect color and balance. Congrats Adam!
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02/27/2009 10:43:20 PM
I think what makes this image so great is not just the absolutely perfect colors, but the great "balance" of all the parts. The bridge and the water is perfectly balanced in the pic which makes the "tilted" concept work great because you don't feel like anything is out of whack. Awesome!
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02/27/2009 11:07:34 AM
THis is deezy pic right here!
you got sick flow n the angle makes the shot more diverse n complex
keep this ganagsta steez up
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02/26/2009 11:59:01 PM
awesome pic
congrats on the ribbon well deserved
i think the border actually enhances the image {after all it is a personal liking i spose}

thanks for the detailed outline of your PP

Message edited by author 2009-02-27 00:05:07.
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02/26/2009 11:35:08 AM
thanks guys for all the comments and faves!
02/26/2009 11:19:42 AM
Originally posted by Physics_McG:

I just don't get the whole border deal.....it just takes so much away from the picture as far as being up close and personal with the subject. I can't say whether the picture is good or not because of the lack of detail.


The "Image" part of the submission would not be any larger, and you would not be able to see any more detail if the border wasn't there, as it is cropped @640px as per basic editing rules. Without the frame, the image just looks too wide for me, which is why I put it in there to stabilize the shot and have some black to contrast against, instead of the grey of the DPC viewing pages. Of course its just a personal thing, I just happen to like how it looks.
02/25/2009 10:30:26 PM
You really made up for your brown ribbon entry with this one! This has exactly the kind of "glow" I had been referring to that is distinctive of your shots.

ETA: I have to agree about the letterbox border, though. Not caring for this trend, but that's a personal preference thing.

Message edited by author 2009-02-25 22:32:13.
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02/25/2009 09:46:34 PM
I just don't get the whole border deal.....it just takes so much away from the picture as far as being up close and personal with the subject. I can't say whether the picture is good or not because of the lack of detail.
02/25/2009 06:47:20 PM
Leading the DPC Olympics - awesome work man!!!
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02/25/2009 06:38:15 PM
Beautiful shot !!!
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02/25/2009 03:42:11 PM
Adam, fantastic shot! Definitely deserved the blue! Congrats on the ribbon and PB!
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02/25/2009 12:25:27 PM
Wonderful shot and use of the tilted horizon!!!
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02/25/2009 09:48:58 AM
I knew this was a "blue" the moment I saw it~!
Congrats!
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02/25/2009 08:04:07 AM
Fantastic awesome shot!
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02/25/2009 07:01:44 AM
Congrats on first! Wonderful picture!
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02/25/2009 06:46:31 AM
congrats..great shot!
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02/25/2009 06:35:09 AM
Congrats on your new PB and a blue, Adam!
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02/25/2009 05:39:31 AM
Well Adam you got a good start and a new PB
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02/25/2009 04:55:51 AM
Great image! Congrats on the ribbon :)
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02/25/2009 04:02:24 AM
Gratz Adam nice work mate! :)
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02/25/2009 01:37:15 AM
Wow Adam, fantastic and synonymous with a blue ribbon. Nice work!
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02/25/2009 01:24:09 AM
Beautiful shot...bravo!
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02/25/2009 12:57:46 AM
Great shot, Adam! Big congrats on your Blue!
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02/25/2009 12:45:14 AM
Congratulations, Adam! As soon as I saw this beauty, I knew it would win. Excellent work.
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02/25/2009 12:40:25 AM
Congrats...really nice capture!
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02/25/2009 12:35:12 AM
Congratulations. This is really gorgeous. I love your border as well.
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02/25/2009 12:15:12 AM
Congrats on your blue ribbon -- I didn't vote in this challenge, but this would have received a high vote from me.
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02/25/2009 12:14:26 AM
Adam, congratulations!!! PB and Blue!!! Excellent job!!!
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02/25/2009 12:09:48 AM
Adam, this is beautiful, and a very deserving blue ribbon winner. Huge congratulations!
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02/25/2009 12:09:40 AM
Congrats !!! brilliant.
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02/25/2009 12:06:37 AM
Excellent shot. Congrats on your PB, and on the blue.

Edited for spelling

Message edited by author 2009-02-25 00:14:51.
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02/25/2009 12:05:31 AM
Fantastic photo AP, congratulations of your blue!
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02/25/2009 12:03:11 AM
Awesome Shot! Great job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2009 05:23:15 PM
Good Shot
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02/24/2009 12:26:15 AM
I really love this. The subdued tones are lovely and the tilt is really effective.
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02/23/2009 06:12:57 AM
Beautiful image, the border really adds to it.
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02/22/2009 06:38:49 PM
very nice. has a great feel, and draws you in.
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02/21/2009 07:57:52 PM
awesome shot. Great colors, sharp and the tilt is just about right. The border aspect makes it pop out as well.
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02/21/2009 09:39:56 AM
Very nice sky, and sea and also the bridge. Amazing.
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02/21/2009 12:23:15 AM
An absolutely gorgeous image, just too much border for me with it.
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02/20/2009 08:36:33 PM
Beautiful composition & exquisite clarity. Gripping image! 9
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02/20/2009 04:05:14 PM
My favorite of the challenge....Well Done! I vote for a Ribbon on this one! *10*
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02/20/2009 03:09:38 PM
Nice work
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02/20/2009 09:49:02 AM
Very nice. Absolutely stunning photo.
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02/19/2009 11:49:09 PM
I really like the hues in the sky/water
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02/19/2009 09:30:04 PM
Beautiful shot. I also like the thick border!
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02/19/2009 05:01:39 PM
Great photo, one of my favorites...10
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02/19/2009 03:23:05 PM
Of all the shots that I have seen and commented on today yours is one of the highest scored, nice colors, great curve, over all very appealing
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02/18/2009 10:58:33 PM
wow great picture!!!
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02/18/2009 05:22:00 PM
Great perspective and colors. Tilt adds great dynamics.
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02/18/2009 08:56:49 AM
I really like this image. Meets the challenge well and it is interesting. I would have scored it higher if the black bars of padding weren't a part of your presentation. 9
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02/18/2009 05:28:17 AM
not sure about the thick borders but a well composed shot
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02/18/2009 04:11:36 AM
Nice shot !! love the tile and the perspective , 8
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02/18/2009 12:27:03 AM
WOW! LOVE this photo, stunning colours and the tilt looks excellent. Best of luck with the ribbons! 10
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