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Challenge: Window View II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Date: Oct 7, 2009
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 6400
Shutter: Various
Galleries: Cityscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Oct 7, 2009

Photographer’s Notes{/u]
I had a meeting today in my attorney’s office. I was stunned by the view I am paying for. At least if you all enjoy it, I’ll be getting my money’s worth!

[u]Post Processing

• Process 7 images from RAW via Photomatix to HDR
• Tone Map (Photomatix)
• Boost Contrast (PSCS4 Curves Layer)
• Darken Sky (PSCS4 Masked Curves Layer)
• Dodge & Burn (PSCS4 Overlay Layer)
• Darken Window Sill (PSCS4 Masked Curves Layer)
• Remove Dust Spots (PSCS4 Clone layer)
• Darken (PSCS4 Curves Layer)
• Boost Contrast (PSCS4 Curves layer – Luminosity Mode)
• Brighten (PSCS4 Curves Layer)
• Dodge & Burn (PSCS4 Overlay Layer)
• Resize (PSCS4)
• Boost Color (PSCS4 Hue/Sat Layer)
• Border (PSCS4 Stroke Layer)
• Save for Web (PSCS4)

• Date: 2009-10-07
• Camera: Nikon D3
• Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
• ISO: 6400
• Aperture: f/9
• Shutter: Multiple (7 Exposures)

Place: 23 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.0675
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.0256
Avg (non-participants): 6.0806
Views since voting: 1032
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 163
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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10/22/2009 06:26:15 AM
Hey there from the Critique Club

My thoughts on the image: Great view, and I do like the overall feel of your post-processing. It really gives this one a grunge-type feel, fitting now knowing that your there in Seattle.

My ideas for improvement: I'd like to see a little more crispness, but, other than that, I really have no ideas to drastically improve the image. Perhaps outside of this particular challenge, I'd like to see the ledge removed. However, it really provides me with a sense that this was captured through a window, rather than from outside.

Where I would have/did score this entry: I think that the voters pegged this one appropriately. I did not vote on this one, as I am not currently wearing a blue shirt, but it would have pulled a 6, possibly a 7 from me. Nice work, and holy sh!t that's expensive.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a critique on your entry,
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2009 08:05:03 PM
way cool
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10/18/2009 07:24:20 PM
This has a surreal look - captivating! I like it.
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10/18/2009 02:44:46 PM
wish the frame was more prominent, though i do see it in the lower left frame.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/15/2009 08:47:12 AM
sharp! what city?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/14/2009 11:18:05 PM
Kind of HDR-ish, but I like the look on this. Kind of like an "artist's conception" illustration.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/14/2009 07:09:22 PM
Great shot, nice colors, 7.
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10/13/2009 01:33:21 PM
Is it worth it? I like the processing :)
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10/13/2009 07:45:09 AM
Your editing is AMAZING!!!.... part of me wantes to complain about that edge on the bottom left... BUT that ledge helps your shot fit the challenge... and, well it's clearly shot through a window... please post some editing steps =)

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10/12/2009 12:34:17 PM
Lawyer's office? LOL!!! I like your processing......7
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10/12/2009 05:28:57 AM
Great clarity. I can almost touch it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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