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Anonymous Metropolis
Anonymous Metropolis

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Challenge: HDR II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Hamilton, ON
Date: Sep 12, 2009
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.2/0.8/13 s.
Galleries: Cityscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2009

Well, not really, but it will be interesting to see if anyone mentions that this is Hamilton, ON from the top of the Niagara Escarpment.

Processed from 3 RAW files in Photomatix, and poorly, I might add. Wanted to re-shoot, but could not find the time (I love you anyway, baby :-)). The exposures were 3.2/0.8/13 seconds respectively. I suppose the f/3.5 should have been more like f/8, but too late. Extensively post processed after tonemapping, including some Topaz/Color Blast for the sky tones. Also fixed a number of hot pixels...those long exposures really seem to bother my Rebel's sensor after a while.

Seeing as there are probably a lot of entries from the Ribbon hogs and Icelanders, my hopes are not too high...maybe just under the happy side of 6?

post - Nope, the metropolis remained anonymous for the whole week. Sweet! Thanks for your comments and critique...I was pretty well bang-on with my assessment.

Place: 66 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.8543
Avg (commenters): 6.8571
Avg (participants): 5.6092
Avg (non-participants): 6.0446
Views since voting: 725
Views during voting: 448
Votes: 199
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2009 10:31:21 PM
Wonderful view!
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09/20/2009 12:43:26 PM
It's an OK night shot nothing that wows. The building on foreground/left steals from the nicer part of the image, so I think a tighter, lefting it out, crop would have worked better.
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09/19/2009 01:34:31 PM
Nice perspective. Natural colors. 8
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09/17/2009 10:06:18 PM
Wonderful colors, I love all the lights.
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09/16/2009 10:35:56 PM
Clear and sharp. How anonymous could it be? Metropolis has always been where superman lives!
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09/16/2009 08:23:22 PM
Instant 7/10, love it. No fav, but still, this is great. Good luck with ribbon. A little noise up in the sky but I cant blame you for that. Darkening the image might make hat a little less noticeable and make the colors of the sky pop a bit more as well as the city... 7/10
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09/15/2009 02:11:22 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

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