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Center for the Performing Arts ("The Egg")
Center for the Performing Arts ("The Egg")

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Challenge: Bizarrechitecture (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Empires State Plaza, Albany, NY
Date: Mar 16, 2010
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Architecture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2010


Place: 38 out of 87
Avg (all users): 5.8333
Avg (commenters): 6.1429
Avg (participants): 5.7949
Avg (non-participants): 5.8418
Views since voting: 823
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 216
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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05/05/2010 07:50:50 PM
Glad someone represented the capital district for us!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2010 09:14:48 PM
Cool building! sorry to be picky, but I would have framed it differently to remove that branch on the top left
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03/23/2010 09:01:02 AM
awesome 8
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03/20/2010 07:05:23 PM
Ahh, a structure I recognize! A bit too much processing for my tastes when it leaves the halos around the edges of everything. Definitely one of the most unusual buildings in the area though, and perfect for the challenge.
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03/18/2010 12:53:26 PM
I like it, though the tonemapping brought out a lot of noise grain in the sky, and a bit of haloing around the buildings. One thing I can do with PaintShop Pro when I do noise reduction, is to apply the noise reduction to the blue and cyan color ranges only. That maintains detail in the other areas, but smooths out the grainy sky. I would assume Photoshop can probably do a similar color channel application of NR, if that is what you are using.
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03/18/2010 12:35:43 PM
Good choice of structures but the shot suffers from being taken at the wrong time of day taken which makes the lighting very flat. Taken earlier or later in the day the shadows and color would have been so much better and made the photo pop. I am also not a big fan of the over use of processing to create texture to the point where it adds halos around the trees and buildings and appears to have added noise to the sky. I give this one a 6 but with better lighting and processing it likely would have been an 8 or 9.
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03/17/2010 02:48:22 PM
Indeed a bizarre looking building. A little over processed perhaps with some noticeable halo's in the sky.
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03/17/2010 04:45:01 AM
I like the colours, but your HDR processing has left too much undesirable fringing around in the sky.
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03/17/2010 12:10:58 AM
I thought about a trip to Albany for this one (only 20 minutes away for me)...but I've just been too busy. Definitely comes to mind when you think Bizarre! I like the little flare you got at the top...it would be cool if that were even bigger.

No vote, comment only.
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03/17/2010 12:04:24 AM
Aww, first picture to come up. I miss The Egg!
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