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Challenge: Window View II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Frankfurt
Date: Oct 10, 2009
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2009

This is a view of and from a window. I do believe it really does meet the challenge. Note that you can clearly see the glass and frame and reflections. I will concede that the view may not be "interesting" as far as it does not involve a large body of water, a lovely wooded view, a sunset or sunrise, or a naked chick. I think it intersting in aggregate, though. But that's just me.

Here's hoping for more than a 4.7, but I won't be shocked if it doesn't achieve that either.

Edited from the small jpeg (with a touch of Topaz), as I haven't loaded the software to deal with the RAW files yet. Shot with -.33 exposure correction and my beloved 10-22 (at 22mm) - not just for landscapes, you know!

[Oct. 12th, 2009 06:15:18 AM]

So. Apparently no WOW or whatever the frac it is that one needs for a 6. I swear, this really does meet the freakin' challenge. But apparently it is also crap. Or blah. Or who knows what. But what it is not is a decent 6+ photograph.

Statistics
Place: 32 out of 82
Avg (all users): 5.9198
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7436
Avg (non-participants): 5.9756
Views since voting: 743
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 162
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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10/23/2009 08:13:33 AM
What you think you shot is people looking out into the big city. But what you donít know is you captured a picture of a Vampire, donít believe me, where is the dark haired girls reflection? As always love it..
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10/19/2009 10:43:45 PM
Excellent reflection, wonderful city shot, and a great idea for the challenge!
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10/19/2009 09:30:17 PM
you got an 8 from me Deb, i think this is a swell shot.
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10/19/2009 09:27:49 PM
As I said before, this was one of my top three favorite shots. There was so much to explore. I loved that the reflection was so clear, and yet you could still see the city. I love the looks on the people's faces. The more you look at it, the more you see. It's not a pretty landscape, there's just so much more story here.

You've been awarded the bluebird award!
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10/19/2009 04:52:30 PM
Norman Rockwell, The Second Coming in a Contemporary/Banal Venue. Didn't know it was yours, all I could think of was what I just said. The postures are riveting, the verticals well placed ( mild sense of vertigo), and the perspective spot on. This can go in your book.
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10/19/2009 03:56:19 PM
thats why there is no update button for me for awhile cause people here have their heads up their butts and don't look for the different.
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10/19/2009 12:23:42 AM
I liked this but started my commenting too late - so no words from me during the challenge :(. My fave part was seeing the people's reactions completed in the reflections. I like how it looks like the outside view has a framed roof over it. I thought it was a cool capture :)
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10/19/2009 12:17:46 AM
I loved the shot!! I gave no 10s this time around and only three nines. This was one of those 9s. I think it's truly wonderful!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2009 10:37:26 PM
ooh! Very nice!! 9
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10/18/2009 02:23:38 PM
would have loved to see this in black and white, might have given this image a whole new meaning
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10/14/2009 07:16:14 PM
Nice clean shot, 7.
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10/14/2009 11:58:37 AM
Great work.

Fits Criteria: 3 of 3
Concept: 3 of 3
Wow factor: 3 of 3
Lighting and Subject matter: 3 of 3

Very nicely done. I like the idea and concept of this image. Keep up the great work.
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10/12/2009 06:45:37 PM
I really like the capture of the tourists, their reflections, and the view......7
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10/12/2009 05:53:15 PM
no vote as I know this is yours Deb, but I like it.
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10/12/2009 09:39:53 AM
I really love this one! I always love photography that captures the human element in real life rather than ones that look totally staged. For me, this has the interest and charm of a Norman Rockwell 2009 photo :)
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10/12/2009 01:42:34 AM
this is a great image for this challenge. the topic is "window view" and having viewers makes it a little more special.
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10/12/2009 12:42:05 AM
I love the blur of the people in the window. Like an alternate universe. :~)
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