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100 years-old cobble street
100 years-old cobble street

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Challenge: 100 Years Old (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony SAL-50M28 Normal AF D 50mm f/2.8 Macro AF
Location: Old Montreal, Quebec Canada
Date: Mar 7, 2009
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Black and White, Street
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2009

This is a shot of St.Paul street in Old Montreal. The cobblestones are really old and so are the surrounding buildings. I wish I had used a smaller f-stop, to get the two persons sharp but I did not shoot this specifically for the challenge and thought it was good enough. It will probably get shot down in flames because of it. But it has atmosphere and I like it.

Processing started in Lightroom on a RAW file, then rotate, crop, dodge, burn, sharpen and save for web in PS CS4.


A LUMINOUS award!!! YEAH!! having seen some of the incredible images that have previously received this award, I am honored!! Thanks for all the great comments. As I said, I was not expecting much, knowing it did not stand a chance against the castles of Europe and other similar subjects.

Place: 62 out of 184
Avg (all users): 5.7515
Avg (commenters): 6.5556
Avg (participants): 5.4054
Avg (non-participants): 6.0211
Views since voting: 1227
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 169
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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05/25/2009 02:21:14 PM
Excellent PoV - B&W processing brings the various textures in this out beautifully.
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05/25/2009 01:52:11 PM
Amazing picture, its 1 of my favorites! I personally like the reflection of the sun on the street, to me it adds character!
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03/16/2009 01:39:33 AM
I am guessing that the only reason that this didn't do better was because of the challenge and not because of the image itself. I personally think its a unique take on the challenge and you've captured it well.
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03/16/2009 12:18:14 AM
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what a nice image, independent of the challenge, and a refreshing entry as well
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2009 11:14:22 PM
That's it, lie down in the street. It's the only way to REALLY get a good strong perspective.
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03/15/2009 08:27:50 AM
Creative point of view. Looks like you didn't have much time to take this shot!
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03/14/2009 05:08:37 AM
It would be great if the cobble street is clearer, and if there's no reflection from the light. It's a good shot nonetheless. The challenge is met, and the title is straight to the point. Good luck!
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03/12/2009 10:39:27 PM
Nice perspective. The glare is a bit distracting for me.
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03/12/2009 10:05:11 PM
In my own shots I often struggle for this "heart of the street" intangible, and rarely achieve it. You have done it here. I guess you had to go really close to the asphalt to find the heart of the street though :) I have never been able to make this viewpoint work for me, but you have used beautifully here.

I like the B&W treatment as well, and the richness of the image. I am slightly doubtful about how well it meets the challenge, but still a 10 from me and my pick for yellow ribbon.
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03/11/2009 11:50:30 PM
Its too bad the street is out of focus, not really your main subject otherwise.
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03/11/2009 07:58:39 PM
Nice POV and take on the contest
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03/11/2009 12:19:32 AM
I love these ground perspectives. Well done.
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03/09/2009 09:13:32 PM
Love the perspective on this, and the b/w.
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03/09/2009 12:42:27 PM
Very nice. The best b&w I've seen so far.
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03/09/2009 11:57:21 AM
Love that you got down to shoot this, really adds to the shot. Nice.
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03/09/2009 11:28:58 AM
i love this great angle and i love the worms eye view. Plus the black and white is a great addition.
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03/09/2009 11:20:58 AM
At first i didn't understand how this shot delt with the title of the shoot, but then i looked at the title you gave it and i got it. Goosd shot and i like how the care are off balance. Some on the right and some on the left.
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03/09/2009 10:02:15 AM
Very nicely captured street scene. I like the angle you chose and how the wet, glistening cobblestone street fills most of the frame and leads the eyes into the scene. 8
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