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State Street leading to the capital (Madison, WI)
State Street leading to the capital (Madison, WI)

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Challenge: Life In Your City (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Madison, WI
Date: May 27, 2010
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Urban, Political
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2010

I have always liked this view point, and finally went out to shoot it. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out as good as I hoped it would, and I didn't have time to return.

The scene is looking down state street, towards our capital building. It really is pretty down there. I actually like the bike in there because Madison is one of the most active biking cities in the US.

Fun fact, those spots that look like dust, are actually birds (visible in the RAW file)!

Post processing included bringing out the detail in the shadows, adjusting the contrast quite a bit, sharpening, and applying the Film Stock filter (does vignetting, contrast, saturation, and grain).

Place: 109 out of 115
Avg (all users): 4.8784
Avg (commenters): 4.6250
Avg (participants): 4.5319
Avg (non-participants): 5.0396
Views since voting: 759
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 148
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2010 08:47:07 AM
The lighting seems a tiny dark to me but I really like the overall colors.
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06/03/2010 01:27:41 PM
Horizon not quiet there, pic is slightly skew, building in the background is leaning to the left.Photo needs something... the sky is a bit dull... it needs more colour.
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06/03/2010 10:23:03 AM
nice composition, technicals not so strong (noisy sky, washed out colours and v dark foreground) but I really like your idea.
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06/02/2010 08:32:55 PM
The image seems a little flat to me; it seems to be lacking in contrast and a little underexposed in the shadow areas.
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05/31/2010 11:41:57 PM
better lighting on this could of made this shot so much better.
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05/31/2010 10:44:34 AM
Nice perspective on this.
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05/31/2010 08:59:05 AM
a little flat like the subject though 6
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05/31/2010 03:57:58 AM
ahh,,,,, little to dark,,, to much tree ,,,,,,,
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