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Arching Canopy
Arching Canopy
Lonni


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Challenge: Trees II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Hyde Park, Sydney Australia
Date: Apr 27, 2009
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2009

Well I took this one while being chaperoned by my brother. Hyde Park at night is apparently dangerous, but instead of hobos and IV drug users as reported, my brother was freaking out over the rats and possums - some chaperone!! :)

Well last time I went shooting at night with my brother I bagged my only ribbon (in the tiled horizon challenge), so hopefully I'll break a 6 here (fingers and toes crossed).

- 3 raw files (different exposures) used. Raw conversion on all 3 with WB adjustments
- 3 files copied onto 3 different layers masked appropriately.
- flattened
- 2 different B & W conversions with channel mixer, on 2 layers, masked.
- Curves
- Brightness/contrast
- Selective contrast adjustments
- Curves again

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 263
Avg (all users): 6.3632
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0395
Avg (non-participants): 6.5600
Views since voting: 1067
Views during voting: 323
Votes: 201
Comments: 9
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/04/2010 05:41:07 AM
I was just scrolling through all your challenge entries to pick a couple out to comment on and stopped the second I saw this.

I've walked down this very path a number of times looking for interesting things to photograph (I live literally 5 minutes walk from here on George St) and I have never come up with anything nearly as striking as this!

The lights are obviously the first thing that catch my attention being the brightest area of the shot, but it's the trees that really make it. I'm guessing you knew that judging by your title but I really felt I had to state it again!

I particularly like that you have made what would usually be the main feature (the lights and path) as almost a footnote here!
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05/11/2009 10:12:08 AM
Awesome picture, great lighting and grayscale. the lights along the street are a little too overpowering. good photo though :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2009 05:15:57 PM
one of my favorites of the challenge
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05/02/2009 11:33:51 PM
Excellent idea. Perfectly executed. Expertly processed=a rare 10!
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05/01/2009 04:20:26 PM
Coming back to comment - I bet this is beautiful during the fall! While I think it would be a great photo during the day and in color, I like the night time look to this - the exposure on the trees is good and I like how the walkway is well lit, I just wish that the lanterns didn't glow so much.
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04/29/2009 10:49:49 PM
Beautifully done. B/W adds to the drama. Good Luck. Mike
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04/29/2009 07:53:27 PM
Very well balanced. I have already added it to my favorites. 10
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04/29/2009 11:39:16 AM
Nice shot! What a great exposure and use of the B&W. I really hope you do well. One of my favorites so far.
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04/29/2009 10:14:30 AM
Very cool image - good light and and composition.
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