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Into The Sun
Into The Sun

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG for Canon
Location: Houston, TX
Date: Jul 25, 2009
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2009

This spot has been on DPC a couple of times, but I think the images are different enough.

Really impressed with the Sigma 12-24 optics. This is looking straight into the sun and yet there is no lens flare. The image is tack sharp too.

Full frame, no crop. Used tone mapping and increased the saturation to bring out the color.

Post challenge - Thanks for the comments and votes. To answer Bear_Music's question, this was shot at 12mm, the widest the lens will go.

Place: 11 out of 419
Avg (all users): 6.7483
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 6.7436
Avg (non-participants): 6.7647
Views since voting: 1744
Views during voting: 238
Votes: 151
Comments: 15
Favorites: 3 (view)

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09/27/2011 09:59:41 PM
I'be been here now, I made a point of finding this, it's the Chevron building, and it made me wish I had my 12-24 and a 5D.. :)
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08/09/2009 01:55:26 AM
Awww, so close to a Top 10. Great shot anyway!
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08/08/2009 01:21:17 PM
Outstanding! Love the exposure,colors & clarity of the shot!
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08/08/2009 04:38:43 AM
I am a fan of Sigma lenses too, although they do vary...well done on this Dave
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08/08/2009 01:08:08 AM
Great finish Dave, very well deserved
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08/08/2009 12:20:31 AM
Wow! Can you tell us what actual mm this was zoomed to?
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08/08/2009 12:11:42 AM
Lovely image! Very intriguing and fun.
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08/08/2009 12:08:27 AM
Congrats on the 11th place finish David
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2009 05:43:35 PM
Holy Crap... Freakin awesome shot! Amazing symmetry and very well composed 10 and a fav
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08/04/2009 09:03:14 AM
very good cityscape...I love the perspective
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08/03/2009 02:29:18 PM
Nice composition, sharp focus and vivid color.
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08/03/2009 11:29:39 AM
nice and crisp, cool colors, 10
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08/02/2009 10:51:33 PM
The difficulty here is the sky, but the author handled it quite well - the temptation would have been to under expose but the author obviously avoided that. The framing is very intriguing and something not often seen - a good eye for balance and framing is in evidence here. I particularly like the way the building disappears into the sun - unique. A solid effort and a very nice capture with plenty of shapes and color to invite the eye. Well done.
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08/01/2009 07:42:29 PM
I love this!!!!!!!!!
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08/01/2009 04:54:57 AM
Great lines in the image. Very crisp.
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