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Evening glow
Melethia


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Challenge: HDR II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date: Sep 12, 2009
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/8, 1/20, 1/50
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2009

I had just walked into the Central Square in Brussels when they lit up the tower for the evening. Lots and lots of people there so this is an attempt to shoot over most of them. Handheld, three exposures. Used Photomatix for the HDR bit then tweaked some in Photoshop.



[Sep. 20th, 2009 04:07:49 PM]

Here's the middle exposure, with levels and sharpening only. Also, another view with more of the building included. Quite the crowd was gathered and a number of bands were playing in the square that evening.

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Statistics
Place: 25 out of 155
Avg (all users): 6.4472
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 6.2333
Avg (non-participants): 6.6239
Views since voting: 1240
Views during voting: 446
Votes: 199
Comments: 25
Favorites: 0


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09/25/2009 02:01:55 PM
A beautiful capture! The evening colors are so very dramatic. Great job!!
(They had a tent set up in the middle of the square when I visited Brussels...I was really bummed. I really had to work hard to get a shot.)
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09/23/2009 09:26:10 AM
The light in the tower is so warm & glowing to contrast with the mellow light on the church-well done !!!
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09/21/2009 08:15:03 PM
Commenting as part of my Team Suck duties...

Very nice image, and another good example of how to use HDR for good, and not evil, in that your image has benefited from the increase dynamic range w/o adopting all the usual HDR cliches of haloing, black clouds/skys, grittiness etc.

I love the detail, colour and composition. Well done.
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09/21/2009 12:36:30 PM
Nice shot and pretty neat placing.
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09/21/2009 11:08:10 AM
Seriously? Handheld? You ROCK, Deb! Lovely... lovely...
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09/21/2009 09:28:11 AM
Deb! A-MAZING job!! Hand held??? 3 exposures?? Ohmy! You are THE BOMB! Such crystal clear sharpness in such low light. I am truly in awe of your work here!

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09/21/2009 05:08:01 AM
Oh ye of little faith! Nice finish! ....and I love your image too! LOL!
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09/21/2009 01:05:06 AM
wow, you did a great job, excellent work! Love seeing your stuff.
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09/21/2009 01:00:59 AM
Great finish Deb, congrats!
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09/21/2009 12:38:00 AM
All the lights on the building is wonderful! Such a pretty sky too. Beautiful combo.
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09/21/2009 12:29:21 AM
gave you an 8 Deb. Very clean and good!
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09/21/2009 12:07:19 AM
Ha, I was right Deb, it is you. It was the building that I recognised. :) Well done Deb, should have scored much higher.
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09/21/2009 12:04:12 AM
awesome shot for someone who may or may not have entered! :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2009 07:14:49 PM
Nice lighting.
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09/19/2009 01:28:47 PM
Super job of showing detail in all areas of the image. Super subject for this. Good job on perspective correction (or good use of tilt-shift lens). I would have liked to see just a bit of ground floor base, but I understand it's a tall spire. 9
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09/18/2009 03:48:07 PM
wow. vry very cool/ excellent scene, very well processed
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09/18/2009 05:08:26 AM
Great 'glow'!
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09/16/2009 10:36:13 PM
Beautiful, like something form Disney (while he was still alive lolz)
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09/16/2009 02:01:45 PM
Nice use of HDR to balance the lights from the cathedral and the colors on the sky.

Raj
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09/15/2009 05:53:22 PM
Sneaky feeling I know who this image belongs to
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09/15/2009 03:29:25 PM
excellent. A+ color and clarity
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09/15/2009 01:46:22 PM
I shall be rating this challenge by the following criteria:

1 - Not HDR in my opinion

3 - HDR is way over-done, in my opinion

5 - A reasonable use of HDR, but not a very engaging photo, in my opinion

7 - A reasonable use of HDR, and an engaging photo, in my opinion

10 - A fantastic use of HDR, and an out of this world photo, in my opinion

Your photo receives:

7
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09/15/2009 04:19:49 AM
Great tones this brought out. It really glows. Composition seems a bit more shoved over than is my preference, I assume you were wanting to not leave out that gorgeous sky.
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09/14/2009 11:48:10 PM
Nice. I'd tighten the top to see more buildings at the botton.
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09/14/2009 02:00:13 PM
This is very beautiful! Wow!!!
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