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California Street, San Francisco
California Street, San Francisco

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: where the trolleys wait to turn around
Date: Mar 31, 2009
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2009

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Place: 40 out of 475
Avg (all users): 6.3481
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.4020
Avg (non-participants): 6.1818
Views since voting: 24138
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 135
Comments: 21
Favorites: 6 (view)

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01/19/2010 02:12:45 AM
It never ends.
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05/25/2009 01:36:55 PM
Great shot, pity you didn't have a sharper lens at the time.
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05/25/2009 12:18:27 PM
i really like the shot and its perspective, crazy San Fran!
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05/25/2009 04:33:14 AM
love the line here. and lots to look at!
great black and white too - makes the picture
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04/09/2009 02:09:45 PM
What an amazing photo! I remember being so struck by the steep up and down streets in San Francisco, but I had forgotten just HOW up and down and steep they are. I'd hate to be a runner in San Francisco! But then, I guess those are the ones in the best shape in the world. Jeeeeez.

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04/08/2009 08:58:01 PM
This composition is phenomenal! San Fran's pretty dippy! No where on Earth can you get a street shot like this, great eye....(time to nitpick) exposure could be a bit better, contrast is good, but try re-doing this so your foreground is brighter; those cheap lenses are horrible past 60mm, unless it's bright as hell outside, I know what ya mean.
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04/08/2009 08:39:52 PM
Absolutely loved this, Joe. It stood out during voting, and I'm surprised it didn't end up higher.
Awesome comp.
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04/08/2009 04:15:00 AM
Love the compression effect. Well seen.
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04/08/2009 12:32:44 AM
this is insane .. the most brilliant photograph with the perspective, the road that looks like its going up into the sky and your pedestrian right in the middle of the road .. fantastic processing too .. WOW . !!..:)
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04/08/2009 12:30:21 AM
Loved it. This was a serious contender for a yellow ribbon. I just forgot to pick a yellow ribbon. C'est la vie.
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04/08/2009 12:10:46 AM
I wanted to comment on this during the challenge. I thought the perspective was awesome. I'm getting dizzy from looking down at it lol. Love how the contrast brings out the track.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2009 09:08:02 PM
Very nice. Suffers a bit from the lack of a more prominent person at the fore (I mean physically prominent ... larger ... I don't know what the guy's financial and social status is). But it's still very good. 8.
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04/07/2009 02:11:41 PM
Marvellous; I feel that I ought to have seen this shot a thousand times, and yet I don't believe I've ever seen it before. Excellent photography.
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04/05/2009 08:01:12 PM
The zoom give a great perspective to this. Looks like the law of gravity has been repealed.
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04/04/2009 11:29:29 AM
Great lines and lighting. No vote.
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04/03/2009 10:16:40 AM
Love the perspective.
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04/03/2009 05:03:59 AM
The steepness of SF streets from this perspective is dumbfounding. Your composition and leading lines really bring that out. I also like the black and white processing.
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04/01/2009 08:04:13 PM
I had to look at this two or three times - the angles are incredible and the variations along the image from top to bottom are great.
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04/01/2009 09:49:53 AM
Oh that's pretty cool.
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04/01/2009 06:46:25 AM
I'd hate to bike up that... great eye and comp... Came out a bit dark on my monitor...but really enjoying this...
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04/01/2009 12:11:52 AM
unbelievable perspective - this is just terrific!
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