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Challenge: Duotones IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Frankfurt
Date: Jun 9, 2009
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2009

My trip back to the mall in Frankfurt to shoot for architecture, for which I did not use anything I shot. Considered this one but figured it would get knocked for being more about the people than the architecture.

I actually prefer this in straight B&W but given that folks will expect "tones", you get it here in blue! Shadow/highlights, crop, convert to B&W using Nik Silver Efex, toned with Nik Silver Efex using the selenium setting.

One of my better titles. :-) I stood at the top of the escalator and shot as people were coming up. At first I was waiting for there to be no people to get just the architecture, but then I realized it was more fun to have people on the side.

Post challenge:

Very pleased with how this did! And no, they weren't posing, and no, they didn't notice me. I rarely get noticed, which comes in handy. It also helps when you shoot wide and are aiming slightly away from your subjects.

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 253
Avg (all users): 6.3125
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.2716
Avg (non-participants): 6.3830
Views since voting: 1021
Views during voting: 229
Votes: 128
Comments: 37
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/23/2013 07:20:40 PM
What a fun image, Deb!
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07/24/2010 09:38:27 AM
This is a great shot. It has that feel of elegance to it. I like the way the couple is just a small part of the whole big scene.
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06/28/2009 06:50:28 PM
I thought this was yours. You've entered and posted several shots from this mall now, and it has a distinctive look to it. I see it got a nice high score.
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06/24/2009 12:54:04 PM
Brilliant! All those lines seem to be leading straight back at them. I began looking at the picture with them and my eyes ended on them as well..
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06/23/2009 10:13:15 PM
Nice finish Deb. I really like this shot. It would have made a real good architecture image too. I didn't comment during the challenge and when I came across this tonight I thought I would tell you how much I like it. I scored it an 8 BTW :)
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06/23/2009 08:50:51 PM
Gosh I LOVE THIS DEB!! you are so GOOD!!
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06/23/2009 08:41:43 PM
Told ya it'd score well!

R.
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06/23/2009 11:24:46 AM
Great lines! And a kiss! :) (just curious: are you allowed to shoot inside malls there?)
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06/22/2009 11:30:14 PM
Yeah = this is a terrific duotone too.
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06/22/2009 09:41:01 PM
Stunning -- a real classic. What else is there to say?
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06/22/2009 05:41:35 PM
Ohmy! How I love this! And I'm glad for this one you left the human element in. It adds such story to that amazing architecture. I've never seen anything so grande as that mall. It's so unbelievably striking. If you ever do portrait shoots for a couple, you might take them there for some shots like this. I bet that couple would love to have this picture. It's very chic and romantic :)

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06/22/2009 02:57:48 PM
Really nice, Deb!! Wonderful sense of depth and detail! Congrats on your high finish!!
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06/22/2009 02:54:01 PM
I like.
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06/22/2009 12:47:37 PM
Wonderful!
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06/22/2009 10:28:44 AM
Hey, remember this? :)

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..and your comment
Originally posted by Melethia:

You voyeur, you!


...so who is voyeur now? :}

seriously, great shot with all the lines leading around the frame right to the subjects!

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06/22/2009 08:22:24 AM
I'm still jealous! : )
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06/22/2009 04:48:03 AM
Like the story and really wow editing on a super nice shot.
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06/22/2009 04:47:09 AM
Deb, this is fantastic!
And they didn't see you taking their picture? :))
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06/22/2009 01:26:09 AM
I think you made it all up. FranklyFort Fantasia.
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06/22/2009 01:11:59 AM
Delightful. The couple and the architecture complement each other perfectly. I like the way the people are a bit in the shadow and the mall is bright. This is really an outstanding capture of a marvelous moment.
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06/22/2009 12:48:42 AM
Nice finish Deb. This is sexy and has a great mix of architecture and human emotion.
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06/22/2009 12:41:59 AM
love it, this is perfect!
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06/22/2009 12:24:20 AM
Un-hand that man you vixon, An amazing shot Deb the processing is great...Nice finish
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06/22/2009 12:20:17 AM
WAY COOL DEB .. !!
you paparazzi you ... !!!..:)
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06/22/2009 12:19:30 AM
Seriously good, and the title is the icing on the cake. You rock that 10-22mm!
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06/22/2009 12:10:53 AM
They weren't posing for you? What an awesome slice-of-life photo gift. I thought they added an element of fun to the photo. I loved all the lines and curves in this too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/18/2009 05:47:44 AM
Wow, great capture!
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06/17/2009 08:36:27 PM
wonderful architecture and story! 9
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06/17/2009 06:45:47 PM
One of the best compositions I have seen so far in the challenge, but I'm not to keen on the editing and colors on the kissing pair.
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06/17/2009 10:24:52 AM
Interesting image, rather Alice-in-Wonderland-ish.
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06/16/2009 11:51:04 PM
I'm lovin' this one. Caught at the perfect moment. (not voting)
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06/16/2009 04:29:57 PM
I love the fact that the people are actually involved instead of just standing there riding the escalator down. Great timing - perfect title - awesome mall!
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06/16/2009 02:40:04 PM
Clever title.... :)
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06/15/2009 08:56:37 PM
this is an amazing location...very, very well done
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06/15/2009 11:00:49 AM
Superb!
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06/15/2009 07:59:33 AM
fab
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06/15/2009 04:28:41 AM
The geometry, the escalator and of course, The Kiss!!! I'm still trying to get a kiss shot, You make me jealous!! : )
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