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Challenge: From the Ground Up V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: downtown Calgary
Date: Jun 18, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2009

Since I somehow didn't get time to submit my shot at home and the fact that my HD at home is acting weird I had to submit my shot from work. This meant using Picasa. :(
Cropped. Cranked shadows to the right. Cranked sharpening. Exported to JPG.
In retrospect, I kinda like the look of this. Considering it was done by a crop and dragging two sliders...its pretty cool!

Post challenge:

WOW! 5th??? I thought I had a good image here but didn't even think it would be top 10 let alone 5th. Considering that the editing was two minutes in Picasa ... wow!

4th now but only because this image got disqualified:
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Really unfortunate DQ because its a great shot. So here's a shout out to you and your fantastic image Sandy.

Edit (Sept 2/09)
Looks like Sandy's image got reinstated! Yay! It also looks like I get to keep "fourth" (There are now two blue ribbon winners). Yay!

Place: 4 out of 186
Avg (all users): 6.5337
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.2899
Avg (non-participants): 6.6881
Views since voting: 1967
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 178
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/19/2010 05:22:55 PM
great shot!!
love the juxtaposition between the linier lines of the windows and the curve of the building.
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10/02/2009 12:54:17 AM
This really did come out very well! I love the perspective, and the clouds and the light really worked out nicely. Congrats on the HM (somehow I missed this challenge) and the new PB. And a very nice gesture to Sandy as well!
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07/27/2009 04:15:52 PM
The perspective and colours on this one are great.
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07/02/2009 10:22:11 PM
well, WOW, it really is a beautiful photograph, I would never have thought I would say that about a building.
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07/01/2009 11:32:20 AM
Way to rub it in how easy it is for you to get such amazing photography practically straight from the camera :) You're the bomb! And this was one of my favorites in the challenge. I knew it would be in the top few. Congratulations!

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07/01/2009 08:39:01 AM
Cool. Congrats!
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07/01/2009 07:31:56 AM
I liked this a lot during voting. Got an 8 from me. Congrats.
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07/01/2009 03:05:12 AM
This shot is awesome !!!!!! A well deserved HM if not a ribbon. wonderful.
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07/01/2009 02:03:22 AM
Congrats on marking off two of your 2009 goals and a new personal best. :)
I really liked how well your edit came out.
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07/01/2009 01:52:50 AM
Right on Craig! PB!
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07/01/2009 12:05:28 AM
Blue skies are so boring! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/30/2009 01:57:02 AM
This does have a menacing sci fi sort of feel to it. I like the center texture and color. But the left and right of it loses something.
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06/26/2009 10:05:16 AM
Well Titled !
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06/26/2009 03:00:14 AM
One of the best large building photos in this. The giant monolith is captured well, and the title is fitting. The sky goes well with the cold exterior.
One thing that detracts a bit for me is that it's ever so slightly asymmetrical. It's close enough that I would prefer it to be completely symmetrical, but still very good.
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06/24/2009 01:42:02 PM
This is really good! In a challenge like this where architecture might be the first thing people think of, it takes alot for a photo to really stand out. Mission accomplished!!! This is so clean, and so striking. It looks like it reaches past the heavens!
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06/24/2009 10:10:25 AM
I love the kaleidoscope effect on the sides of the building. Great shot!
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06/24/2009 08:20:18 AM
This is excellent. Simple, symmetrical and strong.
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