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The Tunnel of Lights
The Tunnel of Lights

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Challenge: Perspective VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus PEN E-P2
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 7-14mm f/4
Location: Nagoya
Date: Feb 6, 2010
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/15 sec
Galleries: Interior, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Feb 7, 2010

[Feb. 16th, 2010 11:27:48 PM]

You enter this tunnel on the 41st floor of Nagoya's highest building (Midland Square) to get to the ticket machines for the 'Sky Walk', a rather large observation terrace.
The light is very dim except for a few unpredictable moments when the color changes to rainbow color.
Previously I've taken pictures here with a fisheye lens, which have turned out well, too, except for lack of sharpness due to inappropriate camera settings.
The wide angle lens, I used here, is new and somehow I expected it to behave like the fisheye, so I tilted the camera to get an interesting play of the lines, but after all, it's just a stiff wide angle lens, which doesn't lend itself so much to "play". And of course I need to get used to it...
Among the possible candidates for this entry, I chose the least dim shot and one without cut off lamps.
processing was:
ORF to JPG in Oly master
some minor crop
then some serious denoising
sharpen and more noise filter

[Feb. 16th, 2010 11:30:58 PM]

Should add - I'm very happy, that this is doing so well! No matter if it makes the my front page or not, I am already happy with all the comments and the votes!

Place: 4 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.8173
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 6.5972
Avg (non-participants): 6.9338
Views since voting: 3042
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 208
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/21/2010 09:42:25 PM
Love this shot. Love the camera too.
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02/24/2010 09:25:29 PM
Woo hoo! Congrats on a very fine score and a new star to add to your collection!
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02/20/2010 12:05:08 AM
I love this shot. Congratulations on your HM.
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02/19/2010 06:45:55 AM
This got my second high mark in this challange. Should have made the top three.
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02/17/2010 09:42:28 AM
Ooooh! I love this one! What a striking composition!
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02/17/2010 12:15:26 AM
Nice colors, and a really weird-looking place! Looks like some alien spaceship. Congrats on 4th
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2010 10:19:09 PM
Cool colors and meets the challenge well. Good job.
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02/16/2010 01:15:49 PM
An interesting location but maybe get lower and center the composition with a wide-angle.
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02/16/2010 12:36:53 PM
Really nice spacey looking tunnel and lights with great perspective. I like that you tilted the image slightly so increasing that feeling. 9
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02/15/2010 12:44:03 PM
Great tones, great perspective.
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02/14/2010 02:08:21 PM
Now if I would have access to such a tunnel, I wouldn't hesitate either.
The slight tilt works well.
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02/14/2010 09:31:01 AM
ooh, very cool lights.
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02/14/2010 01:45:46 AM
Nice find, love the geometrical lines and patterns. I'm not too keen on the tilt though. 7
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02/13/2010 06:33:54 PM
well thats pretty dang cool! i would be interested to know where this is.
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02/12/2010 02:57:17 PM
this is very interesting and kind of futuristic
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02/12/2010 02:23:03 PM
Great shot. I like that you tilted the floor a bit. Gives it a bit of a vertigo feeling.
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02/12/2010 12:55:51 PM
This is beautiful. I love the lights and the colors and the tilt works nicely.
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02/12/2010 11:28:58 AM
Ooo I want to see this place! Great composition, I like the tilt.
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02/10/2010 11:50:24 AM
Very nice find. It would have been much better to put something of interest to focus on down the tunnel, even a person walking towards or away from the camera. Throw the camera on a mini pod and take a picture of yourself even!
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