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Bird's Eye View
Bird's Eye View

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Challenge: From Above II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Yarra River, Princes Street Bridge, Melbourne
Date: Jul 8, 2009
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/320 -1.3 exposure
Galleries: Sports, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2009

The Image: I am home alone at the moment with wife in Sydney for work and daughter in Sydney for a conference. I got up early to catch this at the Yarra River. It's a favourite spot of mine and I have had some success there. I thought the birds did me a favour. IT WAS FREEEEEEZING Cold. My hands were icing up.

The Edit: Crop, USM, Levels, B and W with a tint, some noise reduction via Noise Ninja, Sharpen, some minor levels adjustments, border. I went for a tighter crop and hopefully that will work.

Prediction: 6.1???

Place: 13 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.3964
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 6.3962
Avg (non-participants): 6.3966
Views since voting: 1720
Views during voting: 290
Votes: 169
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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07/15/2009 03:41:29 AM
predicted a 6.1? This was so obviously a 6.3. ;-) Great job, Enzo! Got a 7 from me. If anything, I would say the border hurt it very slightly.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/14/2009 03:57:15 PM
nice use of B&W
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07/14/2009 01:57:08 PM
my vote for red. 9
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07/14/2009 02:59:01 AM
I used to row (well, I was a coxswain) and I love this perspective. Even better - has pigeons in it!
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07/13/2009 09:59:16 PM
I like your image. For me though, your choice of borders "squishes" the boat into a square, rather than keeping with the natural portrait view.
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07/13/2009 09:43:32 PM
Challenge Relevance:7 Impact/Emotion/Mood:5 Technicals:7 Processing:8 Creativity:5.5
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07/13/2009 11:51:16 AM
very nice - i like the desaturated effect with a colored border; really keeps the eye in the frame... nice shades of grey from black to white too! :-)
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07/10/2009 03:21:51 PM
There is another rowing shot this challenge....and sorry to say the other one is composed better. I don't like the cutting off of the boat and the birds to me are a distraction. Also, like I told the other person - get rid of the border. Nice tonality though. 5
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07/09/2009 08:59:32 PM
You caught a nice moment for sure. The birds were a perfect touch to this. Well done.
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07/08/2009 08:52:09 AM
The birds really elevate this shot (so to speak)! I would have liked it anyway, nice crisp detail on the rowers, but the birds really add another level of appreciation.
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