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Challenge: Threes (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Date: May 28, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2004

Detail of main door archway of the Berkeley (Wonen's) City Club, designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan.

Used an assortment of Tone Curves and Channel Mixer through gradient masks to fade from color to B&W and to fade back the upper part.

Since the "subjects" of the photo had little contrast and were near the edge of the photo, I wanted to use the color and tone gradients to lead the eye towards them.

Also did a little cloning to fix some unsightly blotches on the stucco, but decided to leave in the spotlights and address.

Cropped, resized, two passes with Unsharp Mask.

Place: 200 out of 205
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2004 08:40:52 PM
Three arches? I am struglling to find reference to the challenge with this shot. Great job at centering though. Highlights blown out at top of image.
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06/06/2004 08:39:16 PM
Confusing. The top is overexposed and the centered floodlight becomes a major element here. Looks like you cropped a lot to get to this point- was there any more at the bottom that would allow you to center the shields?
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06/01/2004 05:39:36 PM
lighting is too harsh in the upper areas. the three shields aren't enough of a focus here.
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05/31/2004 08:22:39 PM
It's a nice picture, but a few pointer. Since the thme is 3, I think it should be a bit more your focal point and sharper. The lower part of your image, (where the three cresst are) is a bit blurry. Which removes from the whole theme.

Out of theme, I like this picture alot.
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05/31/2004 11:08:09 AM
Pretty faded out at the top - seems like harsh lighting conditions.
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