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Bourbon Street
Bourbon Street

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L MF
Location: Bourbon St, French Quarter, Louisiana
Date: Nov 11, 2009
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/100 sec.
Galleries: Urban, Nude
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2009

raw settings: auto, curves

Photoshop & NiK software:
Color Efex Pro - color stylizer
Color Efex Pro - tonal contrast
Viveza on bricks, background bldg, sky, lipstix sign, bar door
scale to 800px
save for web

[Dec. 3rd, 2009 10:04:19 PM]

I've always liked the creative abilities of tilt/shift lenses. I've had mine for several years, but this is the first shot with it that really showcases its creative possibilites.

This shot was taken around 8 or 9 AM on a Saturday morning. As you can see from the soap bubbles in the gutters, the street cleaning crews had been through recently.

paulbtlw - As you see from my post processing you hit the nail on the head. You are absolutely right about rotating it. There is also a speck of sensor dust in the upper right. I became absolutely exhausted with photography and DPC shortly after I took this photo, and I refused to go back in edit anything or pickup my camera for almost a month. So that is that.

Everyone else - Thanks for the comments. The French Quarter is a great place to party, but you should be careful.

Place: 74 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.1242
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 6.2566
Avg (non-participants): 5.7500
Views since voting: 3351
Views during voting: 178
Votes: 153
Comments: 15
Favorites: 4 (view)

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01/11/2010 06:42:03 PM
Really great!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2009 08:29:40 PM
Awesome process.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2009 06:16:15 PM
Love the wide angle!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/05/2009 04:51:39 PM
I like how this draws you right in. Excellent centered composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/04/2009 05:16:55 PM
The scale in this pic is amazing!
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12/03/2009 12:43:15 PM
what a perfect process for this location...well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/03/2009 01:16:20 AM
I was once (almost) mugged on this street. How did you capture it mostly w/o people? The lens distortion adds a great element here ... a surreal quality I quite like. Good work!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2009 03:10:34 PM
OK, I'm going through the Free Study submissions, purposefully finding those images I think are shot with a less conventional eye - this is one of those images! Thanks for offering something that isn't just DPC friendly eye-candy (though of course there's nothing wrong with eye-candy). I'll be picking one of these images for the Mu (most underrated) award:

Positives: What an interesting scene - full of seedy goodness! It makes me wonder what time of day you shot this. I really like your colour treatment here (looks a little like the 'duplex' filter in Nik's Color Efex Pro.

Critical stuff: The whole image looks like it needs rotating a fraction of a degree clockwise.

Overall: An interesting scene, well captured.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2009 10:09:48 PM
Sepia works well. As does the wide angle. And the wet street shines nicely. New Orleans is one of my favorite places.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2009 09:58:13 PM
An engaging shot that caught my attention. I like it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2009 08:36:54 PM
The sepia tones work well here, love the light!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2009 04:54:12 PM
The tones really make this shot pop!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2009 03:30:12 PM
Nice and gritty.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2009 10:24:06 AM
But where's the moon? Isnt that how the song goes? There's a moon over bourbon street? A fantastic image and you captured the dark mood. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2009 12:28:54 AM
I really like the color treatment here. Just a touch of color.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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