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Motown Magic
Motown Magic

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Challenge: HDR II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1000D Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Date: Sep 11, 2009
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 3 s
Galleries: Cityscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2009

Hopefully better than another picture I took of the skyline. Taken from the 21st floor of Caesars Windsor. I'm really new to HDR so any advice is welcome.

Place: 110 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.3969
Avg (commenters): 5.3000
Avg (participants): 5.0930
Avg (non-participants): 5.6389
Views since voting: 584
Views during voting: 409
Votes: 194
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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09/24/2009 06:32:58 AM
Hey there from the Critique Club

Camera Work/Technical: The various colors that you captured are very nice here. I also like the crisp focus you caught on the water. It looks like some of the crispness was lost on the skyline itself with the HDR treatment.

Lighting: Again, very nice. Nice work capturing the busyness of the city in colors.

Composition/Content: Even fairly centered, the composition flows nicely.

My Opinion: HDR is not one of my favorite styles of photography. It is a difficult style to pull of, especially with dark, night shots. This one still has some reality to it, but I think the darkness of the overall capture detracted from your score.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a critique on your entry,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2009 04:36:27 PM
Nice panoramic.
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09/19/2009 10:06:37 PM
Pretty cityscape lights and colors. I think you probably did enhance some details in the building shadows.
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09/18/2009 11:22:48 AM
Beautiful view.
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09/17/2009 10:11:33 PM
Nice reflections, you captured great colors.
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09/16/2009 11:25:38 PM
Not much details for me, everything seems dark and the reflections are not really helping the shot. The buildings at the left are not very sharp for me too.
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09/16/2009 10:20:48 PM
Interesting shot... Not much is really in focus here though...
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09/16/2009 09:46:12 PM
Good enough, but it is not coming off to me any different than many similar shots I've seen here. Maybe my senses have been dulled...
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09/16/2009 02:11:34 AM
I like the exposure and detail, I don't like the halo in the center, although I can't tell if it's part of the processing or light behind the building.
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09/15/2009 06:13:26 PM
Nice composition; not much difference between this HDR and long exposure images I have seen, imo. Still rates a 6 from me.
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09/15/2009 02:19:23 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:

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